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1 room, 2 adults

The Atwood

3-star3 stars
1201 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, 92108, United States of America

3-star motel with outdoor pool, near Hotel Circle
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Place was clean, you could smell the bleach. Good location. Free parking. Pressure in…Nov. 7, 2019
  • At the beginning, I did not know how to get the hot water for bathing, but it is there,…Jan. 22, 2019

The Atwood

from A$186
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

What’s around The Atwood


  • In Mission Valley
  • Hotel Circle - 1 min walk
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 34 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 40 min walk
  • Fashion Valley Mall - 26 min walk
  • Mission Valley Mall - 39 min walk
  • Riverwalk Golf Club - 19 min walk
  • Presidio Park - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 18 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 3 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 14 min drive
  • Fashion Valley Transit Center Station - 22 min walk
  • Hazard Center Station - 28 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 99 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-3:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Braille signage
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

The Atwood’s small print

Also known as

  • Atwood Hotel San Diego
  • Atwood Hotel
  • Atwood San Diego
  • Atwood Motel San Diego
  • The Atwood San Diego
  • The Atwood Motel San Diego


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Atwood

  • Is there a pool at The Atwood?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Atwood?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at The Atwood?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Atwood?
    You can check in from 3:30 PM to 3:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Atwood?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Waffle Spot (2-min walk), Trellises Garden Grille (0.6 mi), and Terrace Café (0.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 1,760 reviews

Good 6.0
Only sleeps 4 not 5
The room was neat & clean but only sleeps 4 and we are a family of 5. We booked for 5 but when I checked in, the lady said they don’t mind us having 5 in the room but only provide two Queen beds & they have no rollaways!
Andrew, au4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great stay ,had a mistake at check in and they were fantastic fixing it
Michelle, au3 night family trip
Good 6.0
Dont stay here
The service sucks and they staff don’t meet your needs when you call for something.
us6 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Racial Profiling
Every time I left my room I was questioned if I was a resident, what was my name and what was my room number. The only plausible reason I could think for this was the color of my skin. I finally asked a guard why I was being subjected to this demeaning and disrespectful behavior. I was told it was required by the County due to COVID-19. Another point of contention is that I was told I needed to move my room for plumbing repairs. I was moved to a room in the same section. The room had water all over the floor. I needed to extend my stay one day (prior to being aware of the above circumstances) and called the front desk who said no problem. Well there was a problem! The night before I was scheduled to check out, I received a call around 11:30 PM waking me up from a sound sleep. The woman at the front desk demanded I come to the office and pay for the extra day immediately or I would be forced to vacate my room. I said I would settle-up in the morning. This, however, was unacceptable and if I did not pay immediately, I would be evicted. I was forced to get dressed and go to the office. I was told this was a hotel policy. I can see now I was being treated like a welfare or some other subsidized recipient. I am a professional businessperson and never in my life have I been treated so poorly and with such disrespect. I have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and never experienced the outright racism demonstrated by Atwood in San Diego.
Derek, us3 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Check in is AFTER 3:30 if you book with
Check in is AFTER 3:30 if you book with That’s what I was told because I’m not priority. So, per their staff, I had to wait for housekeeping to finish cleaning a room. No problem. Whatever. I finally get a room (before 4pm). Then, after a day of traveling, I was able to get food and sleep. Naturally, I woke up late the next day, and missed housekeeping as it’s now past noon. I opened my door, and saw many housekeeping staff on either side of my view. So when I left, I kindly asked from desk if they can clean my room. The SAME staff member said it’s too late. This was around 1pm. I reminded them that my room wasn’t cleaned till just before 4pm! was cleaned after I just gave up and decided to stay with friends instead. Other than that, it has potential.
us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good service for the price.
Comfortable and easily accessible. Just what I needed.
us13 night trip
Fair 4.0
Only for a stop over!!!
This hotel is an okay option for a stop over. I stayed at the hotel for 1 night on my way from Tucson AZ to Los Angeles. I booked it for $80 and I found that deal not really reasonable for the quality I got. The hotel location is near the trendy Hillcrest area which is a short 6 min drive. There are mostly other hotels around, with a liquor store about 50 feet away. The area is not convenient at all and not walkable, because it is located between a hill and a highway. I got a room on the second floor. My room was a basic motel type room, but updated and clean. Its size was big, but at the same time the bathroom was super tiny. The king-size bed was somewhat comfortable. I found it a little hard. I did not like the air conditioner because it was dirty and didn’t want that blowing around the room. Also a big minus for me was the noise insulation. I could clearly hear what was going on outside and in the rooms next to mine. The bathroom amenities were very bad. Wi-Fi was working pretty fast. Free parking is a big plus. I recommend staying at this hotel only for stop over.
Albert, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
My stay at the Atwood
The check-in was smooth, quck and easy. Pierre at the front desk was friendly and courteous. I asked for a quiet room and he was more than accommodating to find me a room in the back corner. My only upside were there were lots of guests that were extremely loud, obnoxious, and oblivious of their etiquette toward other patrons each night during my stay.
Yolanda, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice one night getaway
I’ve worked at hotels and this place is definitely high on my list. The room was clean, modern and comfortable. Pierre the front desk agent was phenomenal; greeted/acknowledged me as soon as I walked in, kind and represented the hotel with flying colors. Will be back next time I’m in San Diego area. I also felt very safe because I saw security walking the property late at night when we checked in. That’s great!
Christos, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Than you to Front Desk Clerk
I wanted a mainly quiet time and asked for specific room and luckily it was available and it worked out quite nicely. I give a lot of credit to the nice guy that checked me in, for his willingnes to accomodate my request, because he couldve easily said "it wasnt available" and put me where he wanted. I thank him for that and at the end it works for the better and we give a great review!
Leo, us7 night trip

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