Motel Mediteran Safari Park, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, is blessed with its magnificent location in the center of Escondido, just a few minutes’ drive from the city’s thriving business and commercial districts, while its proximity to the Interstate-15 puts both San Diego International Airport and the city center within easy reach.
The hotel is within walking distance of several popular shopping malls and dining venues, while nearby attractions within Escondio, such as the San Diego Archaeological Center and the North Shore Lake Hodges Trail, are extremely popular with tourists. Further afield, the majority of San Diego’s major attractions, including San Diego Wild Animal Park, Daly Ranch, the California Center for the Arts, Kit Carson Park, Felicita Park, Legoland Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, are all just a short drive away.
Motel Mediteran Safari Park provides all the creature comforts guests could ever need. Only children 12 and under stay free with an adult. Newly refurbished, beautifully decorated rooms offer a smoke-free environment with all the essential mod-cons, including comfortable beds, kitchenette, color TV with cable, HBO and Showtime, free Wi-Fi internet connection, 24-hour complimentary voice mail service and a free continental breakfast, while the desk is staffed by courteous receptionists for 24-hours a day. Amenities are as good as they get in Escondido, with swimming pool, Jacuzzi suites, laundry facilities and business/meeting rooms all available for guests on request.
WOW, much better than what I was expecting for a Motel class establishment. Clean and tidy bathroom, room came with refrigerator and microwave standard, recently refurbished, staff (Bobby) was professional and prompt.
That it was located next to the Adult book store. That did not sit well with me.
Good value for the money. Check in and out was very easy. Continental breakfast was decent.
Rooms were very small. Furniture old and worn.
Came back to our room around 11 after going to a wedding. Our neighbors have the door wide open smoking weed and then were playing with large lighters and other drug paraphernalia in the bed. I couldn't sleep due to the fear the place would be bursting into flames. Awful. Tiny rooms, tiny bathrooms, dirty, grungy. $100 a night for this place on a Saturday. STAY AWAY. UPDATE: after walking out of our room to check out and leave because I was so nervous. Caught of glimpse of what they were smoking with these large pipes: METH. I say this only because I made eye contact with one and their pupils were pinpoint small at 1am - it's dark so your pupils should be dilated. Could've been some other highly illegal substance- but appeared on all accounts as meth. So, good job. Door right open. The clerk simply said "you're checked out" upon us leaving. I called the hotel and then priceline to attempt to get our money back. They could only say, "Sorry, but the hotel is non-smoking". Okay, well I'm sorry but maybe they thought that was exclusive to cigarettes? How am I reporting to you that OBVIOUSLY this was not the case hence my very upset demeanor upon checking out? Also, rooms look nothing like the photos. Dirty, grimey, gross. STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS MOTEL AS POSSIBLE. SPEND THE EXTRA $50 TO AT LEAST FEEL CLEAN AND SAFE ELSEWHERE.
if anything the location was kinda weird with the side road, but still not a problem after back tracking
small, shabby outside appearrance
The friendly and helpful staff really made my stay more enjoyable.
The room wasn't as clean as I would've hoped. I had to kill a few small cockroaches after less than an hour after my arrival. I didn't find anymore, though, for the remainder of my stay.
Had Internet free but it was not wifi.
Very nice staff, good quality rooms.
I chose this motel due to the high cleanliness score from other users, coupled with the low price. It was indeed pretty clean.
Location obviously is a problem. The only attraction in the vicinity is the Legoland, which I'm too old to visit. I only chose this motel because it could shorten my next day's trip to Los Angeles.
The hotel and rooms were very clean.
We couldn't even get any more towels for the pool. Front desk staff said he would send them up. This was about 8 at night. Never sent them. The breakfast was so cheap not even worth going. Very cheap management. If you want a clean basic hotel this is for you. We wanted something nicer. Beds are not that comfortable.
Nice, clean room with a small refrigerator, microwave and a very nice continental breakfast. Perfect for a stay overnight.
Everything was good, just the mattress could be a little firmer.
Very good value for the money. Nice decor and pleasant staff. Fridge/microwave in room are convenient.
It was a little difficult to find at night using google maps directions (I found the Escondido street layout in general to be confusing and I don't generally have a hard time with directions). It wouldn't hurt to call ahead to get directions from the staff, especially if arriving after dark.
Quiet room, very nice clerk at front desk
Room and bathroom a bit small
It was extremely practical and very close to the sd Wild Animal Park, service was extremely friendly.
One of the cleanest and well maintained rooms I've ever stayed in.