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A-1 Self Storage

2245 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108

Office Hours
MON - FRI9am - 6pm SAT, SUN9am - 5pm
Gate Hours
Daily6am - 10pm
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rating 4.8
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Terianne Ballard

6 days ago
rating 5.0
Great experience renting storage for the past year & a half. The staff is great & I felt my belongings were always secure. Will definitely use again during our next move.

SirenSkirts

2 months ago
rating 5.0
This place is awesome! I've had to use them twice for my business. Always clean, professional, and accessible. I feel safe and the facility is top notch. The office has a ton of moving supplies to buy. The best part is the staff, in particular Darlene!! She's the best in every way. Ask for her, tell her Monique sent you from this review. You cant be in better hands than with her!

Max Reinke

2 months ago
rating 5.0
I was so incredibly impressed with the customer service at the Hotel Circle South. They were friendly, conversational, pleasant and extremely helpful with the myriad of questions that I had. I wish I was as pleasant in my job on a day to day basis as the employees at this location!

Lyman Minugh

4 months ago
rating 5.0
The first girl, I can't remember her name but it was unique like mine... but she was so helpful and very sweet... and also very informative she was perfect. Then the manager was joyful and so helpful also great team of employees so far. Thank you for everything!!!

Thomas Newmann

5 months ago
rating 5.0
Excellent experience with a very friendly face to greet you. Very supportive and a place I can trust to store my belongings.

Robert Kalaf Jr (Bobby)

5 months ago
rating 5.0
I say this stuff to any potential customer I see being shown units when I'm there and I decided that I should share it here as well... This is by far the most professional and friendly staff I've ever dealt with regarding personal storage. I don't think it's possible for Darlene or Dalia the two office employees to have a bad day and if they do they certainly hide it well and behind smiles and bubbling outgoing personalities. But even when dealing with the harshness of pandemic realities, they'll still maintain a smile and treat you fairly while being professional and clearly outlining options and suggestions if you do happen to be late or fall behind. But not only that boys and girls, this is probably one of the cleanest facilities you'll ever deal with in a metropolitan area. It's swept daily to maintain a cleanliness standard but also to reassure all the tenants that the property is walked daily so we know it's secure. If you need storage that's easily accessible to an MTS bus line and/or trolley station, and has plenty of parking to load and unload you would be remiss and not venting here or at least taking the time to see what's available and have the pleasure of meeting one or two pretty awesome people in the process. And cherry on the sundae, The rates are pretty dang competitive for downtown San Diego!

Liza Ferrier

5 months ago
rating 5.0
The people were friendly and helpful, yet careful to obey Covid rules and cover with insurance and disclaimers. I am happy with the space I was given, and except for a balky lock, have had no problems.

Carolyn Tipton

6 months ago
rating 1.0
My unit was burglarized 1 month after moving in. There are NO security cameras inside building. If unit lock is broken an alarm goes to office only and if after hours nobody notifies you until office is open again. Apparently 2 other tenants were burglarized that same weekend. Although mgt. Suspected another tenant because he used his door code at same time tenants were broken into after office hours they did not call police. They just terminated his tenancy after checking his unit. This is a bit perplexing. Just doesnt add up. He knew right where to look at back of unit for what he took. No boxes opened. Never experienced such lax security at any storage unit as this one.

Daniel De Leon

6 months ago
rating 5.0
I have returned to to this storage location time after time. The customer service is one of a kind (that is you Darlene). I can't express how clean and neat these storage units are. The whole place is air conditioned, which makes for a cool move in or move out and keeps my precious possessions from melting on sunny days. The added security code at the entrances provide a peace of mind. There are also dollies available for use. The loading docks make for easy access to the storage building. The monthly rental price and amenities are a steal and we'll worth looking into. When you are there, ask for Darlene because she will help you make this process a very positive one. I will and know that when I need storage space, I will be returning to A-1 Self Storage off of Hotel Circle. Storage can't get any easier than this.

divinity daley

7 months ago
rating 5.0
The manager was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the experience pain free!

Rick R

7 months ago
rating 5.0
Wonderful customer service in the office and a quality facility!!

Emily Porta

7 months ago
rating 3.0
The storage location is nice. My unit is very accessible. The office staff are great. My biggest/only issue is that I rented a 10x5 unit online and when I showed up, the unit I was assigned was probably more like 9x3.5 maybe 4 ft. Its much smaller than what I expected. I have to either rent a second unit or upgrade to a 10x12.

Leah Niswonger

8 months ago
rating 5.0
Clean and safe facility. Friendly and helpful staff. I would use this facility again.

Pedro Ibarra

10 months ago
rating 5.0
nice clean facility loved that it had climate control

Michael Passaro

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Left my stuff here for three months while I was in London for work. Darlene and team did a great job. They made everything so easy. Highly recommended!

jboca1973

1 year ago
rating 5.0
This place amazing Darlene the front desk lady was awesome. Always took care of people when they asked her. Great attitude.

Cris B

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Great people to work with. Clean building amd good pricing.

Samuel Mohareb

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Very friendly and professional staff, the property is very clean and safe, surrounded by surveillance cameras everywhere. I am very satisfied with the service, however, the prices are quite high.

Lynn Jaffe Shauger

1 year ago
rating 5.0
The staff are great. The hours are the best in town abd, the facility is clean and well managed. If I need storage again I'll go back.

805calimbo

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Amazing customer service! Darlene went above and beyond when we were moving in and out of our storage unit. She worked with us when we needed it. Making it so much easier moving in and out. She was so sweet to our family. Very highly recommended! The unit was spacious and clean. We used the unit for 5 months while we were out of state. No problems at all. :)

C.

1 year ago
rating 5.0
A friendly lady named Darlene, has worked for the kind family that owns this establishment and they have won many awards for their superior business ethics. The property is very clean, comfortable and easy to store securely ones items for a low monthly fee. Works for me!

Amanda Russell

1 year ago
rating 5.0
I just moved my stuff out of a 5x10x10 climate-controlled unit. I needed somewhere to keep my life while I was on the road for a year. Not only was the team professional and polite, they were human. Darlene answered all my questions, whether it was in person, over the phone, or over email, and never made me feel like I was wasting her time, taking too long, or just a nuisance. And I can ask some pretty annoying questions. The sign-up process was easy: buy a special lock (not a basic padlock or something from Home Depot), sign the paperwork, I opted for insurance, and suddenly I had a unit. Moving in was easy. Moving out was easy. The stuff I didn't want anymore was donated, as I wanted it to be - and they took care of those arrangements for me. I'm not generally one to write reviews, but when Darlene said I'd get an email about it, she's such a genuinely good person that I told her I would - and would've felt bad if I didn't follow through. So thanks, Darlene and team, for being worth a review. It was a pleasure!

alison nakata

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Darlene is always very helpful to me when using the storage. She reaches out to me even before I remember to call her. I am in Hawaii but my dtr attends college at SDSU. She has a little more than a year left and we will continue to use A1 until she graduates!! Aloha and mahalo!

Erinn Fraser

1 year ago
rating 5.0
A-1 Storage in Hotel Circle was amazing. I felt safe having all my valuables there, they knew me by name, it was very clean and easy to access, and I would not hesitate to go back there again.

Wes Caldwell

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and clean, well lit facility with easy access to the storage units make this the best self storage facility I have ever used.

Charles Murin

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Very kind and knowledgeable staff, clean and organized. Lots of space for unloading items and plenty of carts for moving things around. The space was perfect and suits my needs well. Perhaps a bit on the higher price end, but the quality is worth the extra money.

Joseph Awad

1 year ago
rating 4.0
I had called A1 to inquire about renting a storage unit and was accommodated appropriately over the phone. I initially wanted a certain size unit but was told they didn't have any on the ground floor available. I bumped up the size of the unit in order to get an available unit again, at ground level. When I arrived on site I was handling the paper work when I was given a card that had my unit number and location listed. I was a little surprised to see it was on the 5th floor. When I pointed it out, the gal there said she was sorry but they didn't have a unit for me at ground level. It had been a long day and I was a little frustrated to be told I was getting one thing on the phone and then something else on site. All in all, it was remedied by a reduction in the monthly rent which I believe was something they really needed to do to save face. The owner (I think) Darlene, called me the next day and offered the remedy and apologized for the mistake on there end. Also, a very wise move in my opinion. There is nothing wrong with admitting it when a mistake has been made and, nothing more irritating than when a mistake is made and followed by an absolute refusal to own it!

Christine L

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Kudos to the staff at A-1 Storage. They are so sweet and helpful. The units are super clean. Highly recommend

Abraham Manning

1 year ago
rating 5.0
This is a convenient location that is secure, clean and the staff is WONDERFUL!!!! Special mention to Darlene who has known my name from day one and always treats me with kindness.

Mike Jones

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Great Storage facility! Very friendly service and amazing facility!

Cheryll Cochrane

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Very clean facility! Friendly staff--very helpful. I will definitely come back here for storage needs.

Maureen Dayuta

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Quick and painless! Was able to secure my storage easily and ready to move my stuff in less than half hour of me coming in! Ray at the front desk was very friendly and courteous. He even waived the admin fee just because I waited a little bit before being helped since theres a customer before me. The facility is easily accessed, clean and well maintained. It may cost a bit more than other storage facilities, but you get what you pay for! Highly recommend!

Diana Sampson

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Darlene and Rana were absolutely amazing with customer service and patience while myself and my company had many back and forth communications with A-1 to secure a unit. Thank you!!! So refreshing!

Tyson Hoffman

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Darlene at A1 is the best! She was always so friendly in passing & would ask if there was anything she could do to help. The units/facilities were ALWAYS clean and the solid concrete building provided consistent cool temperatures. Highly recommend!

William Bourquin

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Great customer service and very caring staff! Its a very nice storage facility.

Michelle Shea

3 years ago
rating 5.0
The people at A-1 were very helpful and professional. I had a great experience working with them.

Cathy Crawford Miller

3 years ago
rating 5.0
I would give this ten stars if I could! I rented two storage units when my mom moved to assisted living. After she died my sister and I spent several weeks sorting out all her things. Darlene and Rana were helpful, efficient, respectful, nice, and always greeted us by name. The facility is clean, organized and secure. There are cheaper self storage places in town but this one is worth the rent many times over.

Deby Heramb

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Darleen and Rana are The BEST!!! Incredibly helpful and accommodating. We rent storage for several months each year and they go out of their way to get us the unit sizes and location that we need and make the rental process easy and smooth. They both have a smile of their face and the most helpful lovely attitude. Their service is top notch AND the facility is neat and clean inside and outside, and easily accessible. on the service road right off of the freeway.

Tina Kafka

3 years ago
rating 5.0
This is a friendly, helpful, and supportive operation. They do more than open their doors to your "stuff." I can not imagine going anywhere else for this service.

Jonathan Grizzle

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Excellent service! I highly recommend for those about to deploy.

Brenda Lee Flores

3 years ago
rating 5.0
The customer service was superb. I was in and out in a short time. They were very knowledgeable and courteous. The storage facility is well kept and clean. I would definitely recommend.

Trisha Ferrand

3 years ago
rating 3.0
Very friendly and helpful staff, But be sure to factor in a significant annual increase every year that you stay there.

Deby Heramb

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Darleen and Rana are The BEST!!! Incredibly helpful and accommodating. We rent storage for several months each year and they go out of their way to get us the unit sizes and location that we need and make the rental process easy and smooth. They both have a smile of their face and the most helpful lovely attitude. Their service is top notch AND the facility is neat and clean inside and outside, and easily accessible. on the service road right off of the freeway.

Julio Cesar

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Found this place online called the office. Talked to rana about finding the right size storage for me she was really. Helpful told me what she had available came to the office. Rana showed me the different size srorages she had for rent found the right one rented it overall I was really happy with the attention she gave me and answer all my questions and the building is clean easy to get around. And it is under surveillance 24 hours and even got renters insurance which makes me feel more confident would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends and to all people who are looking for place to stored. Your things thanks A-1 self storage from the owners to management to employee's you guys make a great team.

Wike Chalmers

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Very nice personnel and the facility is clean well managed and prices are good. A bit more than others but keep in mind the location is convenient and easy access from main freeway.

Erin Hogeboom

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Our experience with A-1 Self Storage, located on Hotel Circle South, San Diego could not have been better! The people working there are absolutely amazing, and so helpful and pleasant, and the facility is immaculate! We were moving across country and needed a place to store our things for a few months. They made the process very easy! And yes, you can fit an 18-wheeler into this parking lot! When it came time for us to move our things out, they were not pushy or trying to up-sell us, they were so kind and easy to work with. We will undoubtedly need storage again in the future, and we will go back here and recommend it to all of our friends!!

Barbara Ziegler

3 years ago
rating 5.0
We were there for 27 months. The place was always clean and the staff very helpful at all times. If I ever need to store things again, hope not, I would certainly use the same place. Also I would recommend it to others who have storage needs.

Mandy Benham

3 years ago
rating 5.0
A1 at Hotel Circle is very clean and easy to access. There are plenty of hand carts and flats to move your things in or out of the units. They are well located as well. The staff are awesome, especially Darlene!

Jeffrey Jenkins, DVM, Dipl. ABVP Avian

3 years ago
rating 5.0
This is the Five Star version of self storage. Convenient location, spotless clean, air conditioned. The staff is great, friendly and helpful.

Warigia Njogu

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Great and friendly staff and service. Always helpful and Darlene is very welcoming, making this storage facility my go to storage when I am in transition or when I just need to store extra stuff for a while. Its very convenient, clean and the lighting and temperature is perfect. The staff are outstanding. The best and if I could give 10 stars I would.

A Google User

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Great and friendly staff and service. Always helpful and Darlene is very welcoming, making this storage facility my go to storage when I am in transition or when I just need to store extra stuff for a while. Its very convenient, clean and the lighting and temperature is perfect. The staff are outstanding.

David Potts

3 years ago
rating 5.0
They are the best. What a great group of people work there. Darlene is always willing to help you with your storage needs. I would highly recommend this location.

Gabriela Lawson

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Friendly staff, easy process, nice clean facility. Highly recommend.

James Cardwell

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Outstanding service! Very positive.

Kathy Dawson

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Best storage ever, been a customer for years, Darlene and staff are great, always pleasant and helpful, facility is super clean

Jacquelyn Kelly

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Awesome facility, quiet and clean. Amazing service. Leo was great from beginning to end! Thank you guys for making our move a little easier.

John Schneider

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I had such a positive experience the first time at this location that I'm using them again. Their people and their facility are top notch. I highly recommend this place to anyone needing storage space in San Diego.

La' Tisma Brown

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I have had a storage unit at this location for a year and some change now. The facility is always clean, the staff is extremely friendly, and Mrs. Darlene is AWESOME!!! There honestly would be days I would forget to call & make my payment so before I get hit with LATE FEE charges, the staff always made sure to call me & remind me of my payment. I have yet to have any issues with A-1 Self Storage. & I will be renting again in the future. I would highly recommend this LOCATION to anyone looking to store their property!

Julie Halliday

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Darlene, and more recently, Leo, have provided some of the finest customer service that I've ever received, anywhere! I used A1 Storage on Hotel Circle for several years and was always greeted with a smile and an attitude that let me know they were there to help, whether it was letting me leave the exterior door open while coming and going or occasionally letting me use their private dumpster. I wholeheartedly recommend this facility!

Jamie Caltagirone

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Just cleared out my storage unit and thought I should let people know that this place is awesome!! This is the best storage experience I have ever had. Darlene and Leo and all the staff are so helpful, professional, and overall just lovely people who really care for their customers. The property is always clean and secure. If you are looking for a quality storage company with fantastic service....You cannot go wrong! Thanks again guys!

Jaime E

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I just cannot say enough good things about A-1 and their staff, especially the always incredibly friendly and helpful Darlene! I have been a client at A-1 as a pharmaceutical rep for 26 months and have received nothing but the best customer service! This is also the best storage facility in San Diego because of the central location, cleanliness, safety, and long hours of operation! Do yourself a favor and do not look any further- you will be happy you chose A-1!

Lisa E

4 years ago
rating 5.0
A-1 Self Storage in SD is a top notch facility! Our son goes to SDSU and needed to store his belongings over the summer. They had boxes to purchase which made things convenient for him...1 stop shopping! They also have online bill paying which made it convenient for Mom & Dad! When we brought him back to school we went with him to get his items and found the facility to he squeaky clean, climate controlled and very safe. The staff was very friendly and professional. In fact, when I went to turn in the lock & keys they advised those were for us to keep and reuse next time so we wouldnt be recharged for those items again. I would recommend A-1 to anyone needing this service. They have perfected it!

Kristen Murray

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Excellent customer service. Clean, well-lit facility. Easy access from freeway.

Ryan Raimo

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Decent prices, always clean and easy to load/unload.

L. La

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I have stored my household stuff at the Hotel Circle San Diego Br for over 3 yrs now and, I am confident to say that the Customer Service I get from them is exceptionally satisfying. Although I have inter-acted with both, Ms Darlene and Ms Alexis, I can say that both of them are exceptionally good and very knowledgeable but, I have more inter-action with Ms Darlene. She is one of the best "show window" of your company - from answering the phone to dealing in person. Her phone etiquette is very professional and inviting. There was not one question that she wasn't able to answer right away. She displayed a very caring attitude when I was having a problem about consolidating the 2 units I've been renting. She was able to figure out very quickly the solution to my problem. Darlene, you are a problem solver and I thank you very much for that. Thank you Ms Darlene and Ms Alexis. You, both, are wonderful people to do business with.

Grant Weaver

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I decided to take a look into storing here after seeing the great reviews on Google. Immediately upon entering I was greeted warmly and was immediately put at ease with the professionalism and helpfulness. This place has a great location, friendly staff, and overall just made the process simple, and helpful - which is great for when you already have the stress of moving things. I've only had less than a month's experience so far, and I'll update my review with my longer experience. So far excellent! Highly recommend. Would store here over others simply due to the staff.

Michael Neumann

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I like this place. It's clean, easy to access, and the staff is super friendly. Plus, they play great music in the storage area, in case you wanted to have a dance party by yourself.

Darlene Kasmer

5 years ago
rating 5.0
Darlene and Alexis the employees at our site in Mission Valley were fantastic, the facility was very clean and served our needs 100% . Only issue was that I used ONE day of a month to store my belongings and had to pay for a whole month rental. I would think that A 1 storage could have PRO RATED me for one extra day to accommodate me. This is all I will remember from our rental experience. TOO BAD word of mouth is the best advertising for a facility. Mark

Tracy Paye

5 years ago
rating 5.0
I've rented a lot of storage units over the years and this one is by far the best. Darlene in the front office is super friendly, helpful and fast. The facilities are clean, super secure, centrally located and easy to access. I love how they have music playing through the whole building. If I ever need a storage unit again I will definitely be coming back here.

Shaun McCoy

5 years ago
rating 5.0
I called based on friends experience and found this to be one of the easiest, most accommodating service when making such a reservation.

Betty Reyes

5 years ago
rating 5.0
I have used a lot of storage facilities across the country, but never had I had one where the staff treat you with such professionalism and courtesy. The staff, in particular Darlene always has a welcome smile and Maira is always ready to help. Darlene has been training quite a few new employees, and each have learned from the best on how to retain and keep customers. They know how to help each customer in knowing that their property is safe, clean and secure. The facilities is clean and well maintained and always has a hot pot of coffee and cold water, and great A/C in the office to welcome the weary. I would highly recommend this facility in particular to anyone who is looking to place their possessions in a space where they would know it is an extension of their own home. Darlene is a great treasure in how she works with people, and knows how to make everyone know that there is always a reason to smile and someone always there to welcome its customers, that she treats like part of the A1 Self Storage family.

T Lan

5 years ago
rating 5.0
Convenient location and friendly staff. Easy experience. Thank you

Roderick Guinto

5 years ago
rating 5.0
If you need storage in the San Diego area, this is the place. Very clean. Easy access and parking. Super staff and....free coffee!

Joe Santos

6 years ago
rating 5.0
Very helpful employees (Darlene and Francisco) and very professional. They we're very informative of the service provided. Always have an upbeat attitude and answered all our questions. The building is clean and very accessible. I would highly recommend this storage company.
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Jin P.

5 months ago
rating 5.0
Put all my personal belongings in a storage unit at this location when I left for deployment. I was slightly concerned because I had never done this before,...

Jeremy S.

7 months ago
rating 5.0
Thank you to this amazing company for the amazing job they did. I spoke with Darlene and her service was phenomenal. She was so accommodating, and the...

David T.

1 year ago
rating 5.0
This location is awesome! They are super friendly, super accommodating, and always attentive to their customer's needs. Whether it's by phone or in person,...
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