Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2 Star Highway Hotel in San Diego County
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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 11.0%!
  • 80 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Group score of 6.8/10

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Local Attractions

Sea World, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, San Diego Downtown, San Diego Convention Center, Park, Beaches, Airport.Mission Valley

Verified Reviews of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Good View"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Every thing is good.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 06 to Sat Sep 07 2019 at a $114.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Room!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Room was great, but breakfast not so good:/.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon May 20 to Fri May 24 2019 at a $53.99 average nightly rate.
"I wont hesitate to stay there again."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I wasn't expecting much at this price point but got it anyway. Clean comfortable bed, a little fridge and microwave for wonderful convenience. The shower was clean and had good pressure which is key more me and my mop of hair. The staff members were all friendly and it was centrally located with exceptionally easy access to the freeway.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Feb-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 20 to Fri Feb 22 2019 at a $67.99 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo

2.0 out of 5. Based on 809 guest reviews, Poor

Property Description

Located off Interstate 8, Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle near San Diego International Airport, University of San Diego and San Diego Convention Center offers an ideal location in the heart of San Diego's famous Mission Valley. Our 100% non-smoking hotel is only five minutes from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium.

Enjoy a warm welcome from the 24-hour front desk staff at our San Diego hotel. Sleep deeply on your pillow-top bed, then kick off your day with free Rise & Dine continental breakfast. Catch up on the news with a free USA Today or free Wi-Fi Internet access. Relax in our outdoor pool and spa, fix a snack using your in-room refrigerator and microwave, and take a break in front of your TV featuring full cable and six HBO and Showtime channels. We offer a business center, guest laundry and on-site ATM. Non-smoking rooms are available.


Plan to spend a whole day at SeaWorld San Diego. Make the rounds at the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park in Balboa Park, just five minutes from our San Diego hotel, then choose a safari tour for a closer look at desert and grassland inhabitants. Afterward, explore surrounding Balboa Park and take a carousel or mini-train ride, check out art studios, and more. Old Town San Diego offers tours, historic sites, museums, fiestas, shopping and restaurants, while further entertainment awaits on the boardwalk of nearby Mission Beach.


There are several family-friendly dining options within three miles of our hotel in San Diego, California. Enjoy spicy and flavorful Tex-Mex fare paired with a refreshing margarita or other cooling concoction at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina or Chevy's Fresh Mex. Enjoy a hearty sit-down meal at Denny's or opt for the flavors of Italy at popular Olive Garden.


Our San Diego hotel features a business center and lobby Internet kiosk.

Green Sustainability

All Room LED Lights

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 4
Rooms: 80
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 81
Handicap Rooms: 0
Rooms with 1 Bed: 42
Rooms with 2 Beds: 38
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Outdoor Pool Capacity 15 People
Policies / Expenses
72 Hr cancellation policy for individual reservations.Group reservations are based on specific group
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 100%
Total Taxes: 12.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 12.50%
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 0.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Airport is within 4.5 miles

Local Shuttle Info: TAXI,Bus,San DiegoTrain

Breakfast Information

Free Breakfast 6 am to 9 am

Parking Info

Free Parking

Internet / WiFI

Free Internet

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

FAQs about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo have?

There are 80 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo?

Free Breakfast 6 am to 9 am

What parking is available at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo?

Free Parking

How much does internet cost?

Free Internet

Is there a pool at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Sea World Zoo?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor Pool Capacity 15 People.


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