Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

235 Woodlawn AvenueChula Vista91910USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista

Located just off Interstate 5 in southern California, smoke-free Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking within 15 minutes’ drive of top Pacific Ocean beaches and San Diego Zoo.

Remodeled air-conditioned rooms feature an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, flat-screen cable TV, ironing facilities, coffee-maker, fridge, microwave and a free newspaper. Spacious suites add sofa-beds and kitchens. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities include a 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool, business center, elevators and launderette. Kids can stay for free.

A free continental breakfast is served on-site. Seafood restaurants and diners are among the eateries within five minute's walk.

Howard Johnson Inn and Suites San Diego Area/Chula Vista is about one mile from Chula Vista Center shopping mall and about ten minutes’ drive south of downtown San Diego for Petco Park – home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.


235 Woodlawn Avenue, Chula Vista, CA, 91910, USA
Telephone: +1(619)4279170 | Fax: +1(619)4275247 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location off the freeway

Reviewers liked this property's location just off Interstate 5 as it enabled hassle-free access to downtown San Diego, Chula Vista, sports venues, theme parks, area attractions, shopping malls, US-Mexico border crossings and beautiful California beaches. Another bonus was the proximity of various dining options, convenience stores, public transport links and gas stations.

Affordable, clean and comfy rooms

Guests appreciated the way the accommodation had been renovated with modern touches like 32-inch flat-screen TVs. They also liked wide choice of rooms, including some which offered additional features like kitchens. Overall, the rooms were reportedly spacious, comfy and clean enough for a shorter budget getaway. Perks like the free parking and complimentary breakfast were a bonus, although some diners claimed the menu lacked variety. The usually affordable room rates also appealed visitors.

Decent customer service

Many travelers said they encountered pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful personnel. However, a few guests were disappointed by occasional encounters with impolite employees or the way their complaints were handled.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness and maintenance grumbles

Despite the recent remodeling of the accommodation, a few critics felt there were maintenance issues to address in some rooms. These included occasional interruptions to the hot water supply, tired-looking furniture, worn towels, missing kitchen utensils, non-functioning kitchen appliances and peeling paint. Cleanliness issues reported included sporadic visits by housekeeping, insufficiently cleaned bathrooms and stained bedding.

Irritating smells and noises

Noise from connecting rooms and the sound of traffic was audible at times, according to some light sleepers. There were also occasional claims of unpleasant musty smells and lingering smoke in certain areas of the property, despite its smoke-free policy.

Problems reported with free Wi-Fi

Although guests welcomed the provision of free Wi-Fi, there were occasional claims that the network suffered from slow speeds and patchy coverage.

Rating Overview

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6.5 out of 10 based on 1758 reviews