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    ZLAC ROWING CLUB LTD
    WE HAD A DINNER PARTY TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. THE MANAGER WAS HELPFUL WHEN WE MET WITH THE RENTAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY. EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN AND AS REQUESTED THE EVENING OF THE PARTY.
    - JILL C.
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    TOWN AND COUNTRY HOTEL
    WITH A LOT OF HELP AND PROFESSIONALISM THE EMPLOYEES ACCOMPLISHED THIS TASK. THERE WAS NO PROBLEM THE ENTIRE EVENING. I RECOMMEND THE TOWN AND COUNTRY HOTEL FOR ANY EVENT, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
    - TIFFANY M.
  • A
    THURSDAY CLUB
    WE THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE STRANGE THAT EVEN THOUGH WE PROVIDED ALL OF OUR OWN ALCOHOL, THEY WOULD ONLY ALLOW WINE AND BEER. NO LIQUOR. WHEN WE ARRIVED, THERE WAS A RELIGIOUS STATUE, WHICH THE CARETAKER COURTEOUSLY REMOVED FOR US.
    - PETER & BELINDA S.
  • A
    SHERATON SAN DIEGO HOTEL & MARINA
    COORDINATOR WAS VERY RESPONSIVE TO OUR NEEDS AND QUESTIONS. WEDDING TURNED OUT BEAUTIFULLY AND EXACTLY AS WE HOPED. FOOD, CAKE, SERVICE AT THE WEDDING WAS EXCELLENT. PERFECT EXPERIENCE OVERALL.
    - GAYLE M.
  • A
    WIENS FAMILY CELLARS
    They had a list of promises they made to us, and they were all exceeded them all. Their prices were very good, they kept in line with what we were looking for. If needed, we would use them again in the future for other events.
    - Robert S.
  • A
    OLYMPIC COLLECTION BANQUET CTR
    The event planner, Joseph, on-site was helpful.  There were some misundertandings, but he was happy to correct them, once we had communicated clearly exactly what it was that we wanted.  We used their catering services, and ordered off of their Indian menu and European dessert menu and the food was fabulous.  They had very clear signage to help our guests navigate the area.
    - Victoria T.
  • B
    THE NUTMEG RESTAURANT & BANQUET FACILITY
    We booked the reception hall about a year in advance. There are not very many halls in this area and The Nutmeg was really the best option we had. Rosemarie was very professional and knew how to throw an event. The actual restaurant is very pretty. The upstairs had a wedding party area that we hung out in before being introduced. That area could use a little sprucing up but it was nice to be tucked away from everyone before the main event. The staff was excellent. If I needed anything at all they really did bend over backwards to make my day perfect. We wish we could have had a couple more appetizers since they were so delicious. But we were a bit pressed for time with pictures and all. Excellent picture area. Our photographer was able to use a lot of the outdoor patio for pictures and they turned out quite nicely. Dinner, I heard, was absolutely fabulous. If I had to say one thing that was the best about the Nutmeg it would probably be the food. Everyone said wonderful things about it and I heard no complaints.
    - Ashley P.
  • B
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Ave
    THE STAFF HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND PROMPT WITH ALL OF MY QUESTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS. THIS IS A LARGE WEDDING RECEPTION INCLUDING COCKTAIL HOUR, HORS DEVOURS, MEAL AND DANCING SETUP.
    - MICHELLE L.
  • C
    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    My wife and I just spent three nights at this hotel, over Memorial Day weekend, in order to attend a convention that is held annually in the hotel's meeting rooms. We also spent three nights over Memorial Day weekend last year in order to attend the same convention, so it was interesting to compare this year's experiences with last year's. We arrived at the Hilton around 5 PM on Friday, May 28. Nearly every hotel employee that we encountered during our arrival greeted us warmly, and the reception that we received at the front desk was excellent. In fact, throughout our entire stay, we found the hotel staff to be friendly and exceptionally helpful. The staff service was the best part of our stay. During our check-in, we were given a parking pass to get in and out of the hotel's parking garage for free, and six coupons for buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant (both part of the convention registration package). Our room was at the very west end of the 10th floor of the hotel, far away from any potential noise from the elevators, which was nice. Also, despite being on the freeway-facing side of the building, the room was quiet. The room was equipped with two double beds, a writing/computer desk, a large flat-screen TV, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and a refrigerator. When I made the room reservation three months earlier in early February, I requested two additional foam pillows and one additional towel. The towel was there, but the foam pillows were not. Further, when I made the reservation, I declined the (very expensive) Internet service and opted to bring my own MiFi Internet hotspot device instead -- no problem picking up a cellphone signal and getting to the Internet. Accessible electric outlets were sparse in the room. The room was quiet and comfortable, with just a few slight annoyances. The air conditioner was difficult to control, rendering the room either too hot or too cold, but not to the point severe discomfort. The switch on a lighted, circular mirror in the bathroom was impossible to turn, which rendered the mirror unusable. The drain in the bathroom sink emitted a loud glug-glug-glug at random times throughout the day and night, which initially startled us awake, but we learned to close the bathroom door at night to lessen the noise. Lastly, the hotel was conducting an advertising campaign for SeaWorld (I think it was SeaWorld), part of which consisted of projecting a spotlighted ad not only onto the freeway-facing side of the building, but also into the rooms of the occupants of the freeway-facing rooms. Closing the drapes fixed that problem. Housekeeping was very good, with only one exception. Our room was always properly made up and the bathroom cleaned by the time the day's convention activities concluded. The exception was that there appeared to be some cookie or cracker crumbs on the carpet in front of the TV (we picked a few crumbs up by hand). I expected housekeeping to vacuum the carpet to remove the crumbs; but they didn't appear to vacuum the room, and the crumbs remained on the carpet for the duration of our stay. The hotel provided soap, shampoo, and hair dryer; but we brought our own toiletries, so I cannot comment upon those provided. Checkout was painless. An itemized bill was slipped under our door the night before our checkout, payment was charged to the credit card we provided upon check-in, so there was no need to visit the front desk upon departure. The convention utilized most of the meeting rooms on the first floor of the hotel. The hotel staff was prompt and effective in reconfiguring the rooms, providing water and clean glasses, and cleaning up at the end of the day's activities. A little more attention could have been paid to keeping the restrooms adjacent to the meeting rooms clean. One pair of meeting rooms was used as a hospitality (food and munchie) room by the convention organizers. Hot food was supposed to have been served, but several of the electrical outlets were non-functional, which rendered some of the hot food cold, or room-temperature at best. Now, unfortunately, the worst part: All convention attendees were presented with coupons for a daily buffet breakfast in the hotel's Stish restaurant. The service was largely, but not entirely, excellent; however, the food was absolutely awful. All the items in the buffet that were supposed to be hot -- eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes -- were cold, except the pancakes which were not only cold but crunchy as well. So, cold, crunchy pancakes and cold, greasy sausage and potatoes. And warm yogurt, which should have been cold. I ordered hot tea, received a carafe of tepid water, and was presented with a large wooden box which a server opened with a flourish to reveal three teabags and a lot of empty space. My wife and I recalled the exact same dismal breakfast buffet when we stayed at this Hilton a year earlier. We also compared notes with other conference attendees, and all reported the same awful experience with breakfast at Stish. We spoke with the restaurant's hostess, who explained that if they turned up the heat on the breakfast trays, the food would dry out. So we get it cold. On subsequent days, despite the free breakfast, my wife and I, along with many other conference attendees, walked down the street to the nearby Denny's to get a decent hot breakfast. Parking: This Hilton normally charges an impressive $16 per day to park in their parking garage. Upon our departure, I inserted the parking ticket into the exit gate and was asked to pay $48 for our three-day stay. I remembered the free parking pass that the front desk had given me upon check-in, inserted it into the machine, and was promptly informed that the pass was invalid. I pressed the intercom button on the gate and, after a short conversation with a member of the hotel staff, was allowed to exit the lot. Thus ended our stay at the San Diego Mission Valley Hilton. Growing up, I came to appreciate that Hilton hotels represented the highest tier of quality and service. Sadly, recent stays at Marriott, Hyatt, and even Holiday Inn, surpassed this Hilton experience. Certainly, the staff at this Hilton was largely outstanding; but the room, while comfortable, was average and the restaurant was truly awful. Compounding the awfulness of the restaurant this year is the fact that the restaurant was equally awful last year, which means this Hilton has a systemic problem with its restaurant. Will we stay at this Hilton again? Probably, but only if the convention is held here next year. We'll certainly dine outside the facility. For others who have a choice, despite the excellent staff, I would not recommend this Hilton. Overall, it is merely average, not up to what I regard as the Hilton standard, and the parking gouge of $16 per day should push you elsewhere.
    - Richard B.
  • D
    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    I wrote an Angie?s List review of this hotel last year (2012), after my wife and I stayed there for an annual symposium that we attend. We stayed there again this year (2013) over Memorial Day weekend to attend the same symposium that is held in the hotel's meeting rooms. I wish I could say that things improved at this Hilton over last year. Unfortunately, things were worse. We arrived at the Hilton around 11 PM on Friday, May 24. We were greeted courteously and professionally at the front desk. I identified ourselves as symposium attendees, and we were given a parking pass to get in and out of the hotel's parking garage for free (more about that later). Unlike last year, we were not given any coupons for the buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, which is supposed to be part of the symposium registration package, but that didn?t bother us since from past years? experience the buffet was awful (see my 2012 review). Our room was toward the eastern end of the 11th floor, away from any potential noise from the elevators, something which I had requested in our reservation. The room also faced the back (hillside and storage side) of the hotel, which made it quiet though not particularly scenic. The room was equipped with two double beds, a writing/computer desk and chair, a large flat-screen TV, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and a refrigerator. Unlike last year, we had to pay extra for the refrigerator. Like last year, accessible electric outlets were sparse. The room was quiet and the beds were comfortable, but that was where the nice things ended. It appeared that the room had not seen maintenance in quite some time. Here is the rundown (?rundown? being a good description of the general state of the room): Carpet: Thin and worn; time for a replacement. Closet: Adequately sized with a reasonable number of hangers and bathrobes; however, one of the sliding closet doors consistently jumped its track, which required us to wrestle with it to get it open and closed. Room Safe: The room was equipped with a small safe for the storage of personal valuables. Unfortunately, the safe was locked upon our arrival, and we were unable to get the hotel staff to open it so that we could use it. Towel Rack: The first time we took a towel from the bathroom towel rack, the entire rack fell from the wall and tumbled to the floor along with all the towels. This was not fixed during our stay. Bathtub Drain: This had to be the slowest bathtub drain in the West. With the tub drain fully open, the end of a shower had us standing in about 3 inches of water in the shallow end of the tub. With the shower turned off, it took 8 minutes (I timed it) for the water in the tub to drain away. Toilet: The bathroom floor was porcelain tile, upon which the toilet was placed. Unfortunately, the floor was not level, which caused the toilet to rock and clank loudly when sat upon. Refrigerator: Unlike last year, we had to pay extra for the refrigerator. One of the feet on the bottom of the refrigerator was missing, which caused the appliance to lean to the side and pitch to the front. This resulted in the contents of the refrigerator wanting to fall out whenever the door was opened. Microwave: There was no microwave in the room. Cleanliness: The desk chair was spotted with some crusty particles and unknown stains, which we tried to remove with a wet wipe with partial success. We finally put a bath towel on and over the chair. Worse, lifting the lid of the ice bucket revealed something really gross stuck to the inside of the lid. We didn?t use the ice bucket during our stay. Symposium Facilities: The hotel did a relatively good job of preparing the facilities for the symposium; however, a universal complaint from the attendees was that the meeting rooms were way too cold. Attendees left and returned wearing jackets, sweatshirts, and other cold weather clothing. Requests to the hotel staff to increase the temperature were either ignored or met with an argument. Parking: As I mentioned near the beginning of this report, parking was supposed to be included with the symposium?s registration package. And, upon check-in, I was given a pass to get in and out of the parking garage for free. However, upon check-out, I was presented with a bill that included a $16 per night charge for self-parking. I went to the front desk and successfully got the $48 charge removed from my bill; but only after being made to feel guilty asking for its removal by the desk clerk. My wife and I did an unscientific survey of some of the other symposium attendees who stayed at the hotel. Nearly everyone reported something either missing or defective in their room, so ours was not a unique experience. Summary: I don?t expect everything to be perfect; but the fact that we found so many deficiencies in our room indicates that Hilton management is letting this hotel slide. Frankly, this hotel should be an embarrassment to the Hilton name and reputation. Unfortunately, due to the symposium?s scheduling, we will probably stay here again next year; however, I think it is time that our group considers going elsewhere. For anyone not tied to an event at this Hilton, I?d strongly recommend that you stay someplace else.
    - Richard B.
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  • OOBE Events

    4661 Scenario Dr
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  • UPSES, Inc

    2818 Avenida De Portugal
    San Diego, California