Hotel Iris - San Diego

ex. Vagabond Hotel San Diego/San Diego Hotel Circle

625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel Iris - San Diego


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks


Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation



Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Fantastic value for the price - Free breakfast - Room had a microwave, fridge and coffee maker
  • Price could be less - Room was very clean - Waffle continental breakfast - Coffee was always available
  • Rooms have been nicely remodeled - 2 pools hot tub - Pet-friendly
  • Staff was friendly - Wifi worked great - Close to freeway - Continental breakfast was adequate
  • Very close to a lot of attractions - Room was clean - Free parking


Hotel Iris is a 2-star venue positioned about 2.5 km from University of San Diego. The excellent hotel was built in 1959 and refurbished in 2010.

The venue is conveniently positioned not far from beautiful beaches. The distance between San Diego city center and the property is 4 km.

Set next to a stadium, a zoo and restaurants, this hotel also offers a pool area, a heated pool and a golf course on site.

The venue is notable for the perfect location within a 5-minute drive to San Diego International airport.


The property comprises 79 quiet rooms equipped with pay television, a kitchenette, multi-channel television, individual climate control and wireless internet. They also have private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every day an extensive continental breakfast is served. Guests can dine at the pizzeria Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza located just 950 meters away.


This property offers a safety deposit box, a car park and a cash machine along with a business centre and a copier to answer the needs of all guests.


The beach facilities include chairs and towels.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   79.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker


  • Pillow top mattress
  • Goose feather pillows


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108

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City Center
  • San Diego
    3.1 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    3.0 km
  • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
    3.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Room size:

    39 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Hillcrest San Diego1.1 km

Places of interest



  • Guise Gallery1.5 km
  • San Diego Cultural Arts Allnc1.7 km
  • Funktional Artifacts1.8 km
  • Artisan Row1.9 km
  • Studio 81.9 km
  • J A Cooley Museum2.2 km
  • Marston House2.2 km
  • Villa Montezuma Museum2.2 km
  • Junipero Serra Museum2.3 km
  • Bonny Rochester Folk Art2.4 km


  • Saint John's Parish Hall2.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Education America University300 m
  • Ucsd Neuro Surgery800 m
  • Foundation College San Diego1.8 km
  • Marinello School of Beauty1.9 km
  • Mueller Massage Svc2.1 km
  • Chapman University2.3 km

Business areas

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Univ Of Ca San Diego Med Ctr700 m
  • San Diego Hospice800 m
  • Parent AS Partners Assoc1.1 km
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital1.2 km
  • Kindred Hospital-San Diego2.3 km
  • Best-Start Birth Ctr2.3 km


  • Venture Catalyst Inc1.0 km

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park7.7 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Lake Murray12.3 km
    5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
  • Windansea Beach13.1 km
    6800 Neptune Place, San Diego
  • Coronado Municipal Beach9.5 km
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • San Diego Mormon Temple13.0 km
    7474 Charmant Drive, San Diego
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
Hotels nearby
Kings Inn San Diego
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Hotel Iris Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Iris

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 97 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Good location

    Seriously overpriced for a 60's standard Motel. Having to take breakfast standing in the very small lobby without any tables or chairs is a scandal, especially if they advertise breakfast included!very misleading, should not recommend that place, the price for that standard is just ridiculous!

  • Family with children

    Good value for money, location and comfort

    Staff attitude inflexible. I arrived 2 minutes late for breakfast cut-off and the waffle machine could not be plugges in again!! unbelievable inflexibility. Also no help with internet problem, simply given a number to follow up the provider direct.

  • Family with children

    This motel is good value for money. The rooms were clean and the staff were helpful. It is located in the 'hotel circle' so it's next to a variety of hotels just off the freeway but I didn't find it noisy. You do need to either drive or take a taxi to the main attractions & places to go in San Diego. We drove to Seaworld and the Zoo which aren't far from the motel at all and we took taxi's at night to the Gaslamp quarter and the old town, the taxi's were reasonably priced. I would definitely stay here again.

    The only small problem we had was there was no cots or roll out beds available as they had all been booked out. I did add in the notes when I booked the motel that I required one but I was obviously too late. It wasn't too much of a problem as my daughter is only two so we pushed the leather footstool and the chair together to make a bed, we had done this at a previous motel and she slept fine for 3 nights. The motel did upgrade us to a King size room for free so that was nice. So I would recommend if you have children that you book a room with two beds.

  • Family with children

    This stay was horrible.we arrived late and our room was given away so my children were forced to sleep on the card was tehn charged again.Horrible horrible.never again

  • Group of friends

    The housekeeping manager was extremely willing to make up for problems that we incurred and made it his job personally to make sure that the rest of our stay was enjoyable.

    Our first room had stains on the sheets and the ceiling of the bathroom was leaking on us. We were then moved to an "upgraded" room that also had a large stain on one of the bed's sheets that looked like a urine stain. It wasn't until we missed a half of a day at Sea World (we did not get to the park until 2pm) and had to move rooms 2 times that we finally had a clean room. The breakfast was semi-adequate but definitely not great.

  • Couple

    Room was excellent and in a great central location away from all the undesirable people that you see in some places in town. Had everything we needed, lovely funishings bar fridge, microwave, room safe, loved the granite top on washbasin and furniture. Laundry was much needed and affordable option as we had run out of clean clothes as we stayed here in approx middle of our trip. Staff had remembered from many many months ago when I booked the room that we were coming for our honeymoon and made room look even more beautiful with roses and champange on our bed Thankyou so much for a great stay The resturant next door the Valley Kitchen is a great asset to have nearby as well we really enjoyed affordable normal fresh food and ate there all three nights Loved the Taco Salard wish I could order one right now :) xxx

    Hot water ran out in mornings when high peak use but I got mine lol Husband had a very luke cold one

  • Older travelers

    Staff is very professional. Hotel is very closet to Sea World with ease getting back and forth to the park.

  • Family with children

    The staff was friendly. The hotel looks a little older, but the outside is well-maintained.

    The cleanliness of the room was a little lacking. Or maybe that's just what I should expect in a two-star hotel. There were some pet hairs in the tub (even though supposedly our room was a non-pet room). Both the sink and the tub were very slow to drain. There's two pools at the property, but only one was really usable.

  • Family with children

    Close to seaworld and the freeway

    Room had an old smell to it

  • Single

    Great location - 6 minutes to downtown. Convenient freeway access (I8 E, 163 S). Quiet rooms.

    Breakfast is limited to waffles and cereal, and there's no place to sit in the lobby. They don't have a computer terminal for general access.

  • Older travelers

    The Vagabond Inn has a central location with easy access to I8 and expressway route 163 to downtown. Old Town just down thhe streetand for the shoppers the Fashion Mall across the interstate. Plenty of eating places within walking distance. The kids were enjoying the two pools and the heated one the most late in the evening.

  • Couple

    room was nice and clean, good value for the price

    breakfasts could be more variable, personel could be more helpful

  • Couple

    It is a great hotel, this is my second time there, the first one I stayed for over 20 nights, and this is my second week this time. The rooms are big and every thing is great.

    That any one can enter the hotel without passing by the lobby.

  • Older travelers

    located in hotel circle, bus stop opposite hotel drops downtown san diego ,not much near hotel.

  • Family with children

    good breakfast, nice to have a heated pool and jaccuzi

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

625 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, United States, 92108

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    3.1 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    3.0 km
  • San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
    3.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: