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Hotel Iris - San Diego

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Blackout drapes, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Blackout drapes, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Hotel Iris - San Diego

Hotel Iris - San Diego

2.5 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
625 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA, 92108

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOld Town San Diego State Park4 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarine Corps Recruit Depot9 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Zoo11 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)15 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Hotel Iris - San Diego is located in Mission Valley, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is in a shopping district and near the airport. San Diego Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Mission Bay. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Valley View Casino Center or Snapdragon Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, water skiing, and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 3 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 4 min drive
  • Pechanga Arena - 5 min drive
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 9 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Town Transit Center - 6 min drive
  • Fashion Valley Transit Center Station - 18 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 15 min drive


  • BunZ - 3 min walk
  • Waffle Spot - 7 min walk
  • The Amigo Spot - 7 min walk
  • P.F. Chang's - 18 min walk
  • True Food Kitchen - 19 min walk

About this property

Hotel Iris - San Diego

Hotel located in Mission Valley
Close to Hotel Circle, Hotel Iris - San Diego provides amenities like laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • An electric car charging station, tour/ticket assistance, and a TV in the lobby
  • Multilingual staff, coffee/tea in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, central location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 79 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 50-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Housekeeping and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Extended parking on site (USD 20 per day)
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 50-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 25

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Cleaning fee: USD 3 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 7.90 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Extended parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Additional parking is available for a surcharge.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Vagabond Inn Circle
Vagabond Inn Circle San Diego
Vagabond Inn Hotel Circle
Vagabond Inn Hotel Circle San Diego
Hotel Iris
Hotel Iris San Diego
Iris San Diego
Hotel Iris - San Diego Hotel
Hotel Iris - San Diego San Diego
Hotel Iris - San Diego Hotel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Iris - San Diego have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Iris - San Diego?

As of Feb 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Iris - San Diego on Feb 2, 2023 start from CA $113.77, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Iris - San Diego pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of USD 20 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Hotel Iris - San Diego?

Extended parking is available for USD 20 per day. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Hotel Iris - San Diego?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel Iris - San Diego?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 25 (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel Iris - San Diego located?

Located in Mission Valley, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fashion Valley Mall and Hotel Circle. Balboa Park and Mission Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km). Fashion Valley Transit Center Station is 18 minutes by foot and Hazard Center Station is 23 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Iris - San Diego and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Iris - San Diego offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Iris - San Diego cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
It was nice and clean staff was friendly
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

2/10 Terrible

Peter, Provo

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is the worst hotel that I have ever stayed at! I was overcharged twice and my deposit was not refunded! I booked this hotel through Expedia and paid for the first night up front (slightly over $100), and my balance due at the hotel was supposed to be $806 and some change, but instead, Hotel Iris did not credit the $100 that I paid though Expedia, telling me that Expedia gets that $100, and charged me $978 plus another $78 for the deposit. I called Expedia, and then everything that I paid to the hotel in person was refunded and then they recharged me $907, which was $100 over what was due at the hotel, and they neither itemized the additional $100 separately as the required deposit, nor refunded it. The employees were very rude. The rooms are not as pictured on the website, the hot tub was not functioning, there was a long slit in our bathtub, which water came out of if you stepped on it, and for the last 3 days of our stay, we had no hot water!

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Didn’t think the picture accurately looked liked the property

6/10 Okay


Travelled with pets
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The jacuzzi was out of service

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Really chill place, but they had cockroaches. Pretty disgusting.

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The advertisement pictures are deceiving. The rooms are kind of old dirty and dingy. And staff said I could check in at one and wasn’t able to until 4.

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service
No comforter, only light blanket and it's cold in November. Had a kitchenetrw with no kitchenware, not even plastic cups.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lizeth, Fairview Heights

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Didn’t have any issues and hotel was ok for the price we paid for
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The room appeared to be clean at 1st glance. Yet after attempting to plug in my phone, several of the outlets were not working. The bed was not comfortable, I had to request a set of towels from the front desk. The towels were not soft at all. I killed 3 roaches as they were crawling on the way, which made it even harder for me to attempt to sleep. The exterior of the property had trash bags that were full next to the waste baskets. So was a eyesore. I will say the staff was friendly, I just know that I will never stay at this hotel again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022