While traveling, I have stayed at some great accommodations and some not so great ones, but I have to say the Mission Valley Resort at Hotel Circle in San Diego was one of, if not the most, disgusting places I've stayed. The first issue was that they didn't send me an email reservation confirmation. I like to have proof of my reservations in case there are any issues. Upon arriving at the hotel, they also did not give
me a receipt showing what my rate was.
The grounds around the lobby area are very nice looking, so when you first approach the hotel you feel pretty good about the place, but that's about as far as the good feelings go. Once you enter your room, the nightmare begins.
I stayed at the hotel for three nights in June 2014. I was attending a convention in San Diego. Needless to say, hotel rooms were hard to come by because of all the convention goers, and switching hotels was not an option. As I entered the room, I was hit with a muggy smell. Still hopeful, I thought if I opened a window it would probably air out. But hope soon disappeared, after looking around the room I was shocked at how dirty the room was.
Let's start with the walls. The wall next to one of the beds had dirt and black scuff type marks all over it. On two of the walls was some kind of unidentifiable substance, it looked like blood, ketchup or possibly something worse. The carpet had large stains on it and looked like it has never been cleaned.
Now let's talk about the bed. The full size bed had a twin size platform supporting it leaving a portion of the bed hanging beyond the platform. Therefore, every time you sat on the one side of the bed, the mattress would tip, flip up and over onto the floor and land against the dirty wall. During the night if I rolled over to that side of the bed the mattress would tilt and I would go rolling towards the floor. And believe me you do don't want to wake up to find yourself on that carpet. I walked up to the front desk, had to walk up to the front desk because they wouldn't answer the phone, to let them know there was an issue with the bed, they said they would send maintenance around which they never did. The sheets were old looking and all matted up so it was like sleeping on sand paper. There was also hair in the bed; yuk!
On to the bathroom, I have no idea what the maid did when she came in to clean the room, but it sure wasn't to clean the bathroom. She didn't even leave us any towels, I had to once again walk to the front desk and ask for some towels. The light switch in the bathroom was so scary that I couldn't bring myself to actually touch it. It was completely covered with dirt and gunk, it was downright scary. The tile trim around the bathroom wall obviously has not been cleaned in a very long time. It was covered with dust and dirt. Paint was peeling of the ceiling as well as the door. The mirror and tissue cover were both rusted. Even the towel rack was dirty.