Mission Valley YMCA, located at 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, is a fitness center catering to an array of fitness demands. The facility is famous for its clean and well-organized premises, full of gym equipment, indoor basketball courts, and amazing indoor and outdoor pools. Besides, they are open for extended hours throughout the week offering great flexibility for all gym-goers.

Not just for adults, they offer excellent childcare services, making it a perfect choice for parents. They also extend employee lounge access to summer camp volunteers. However, few complaints about their customer service and less maintenance have been noted.


  • Availability of a wide range of equipment.
  • Impressive indoor and outdoor pool facilities.
  • It offers extended opening hours for convenience.
  • Received positive feedback for cleanliness and organization.
  • They provide childcare services.
  • Many reviewers appreciated friendly staff.
  • Two free visits for newcomers.
  • Facility is big with multiple workout rooms.


  • Several concerns about customer service, particularly reaching staff by phone.
  • Membership rates are considered somewhat expensive.
  • There were complaints about maintenance of equipment, bathrooms, and water fountains.

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Show up to swim class one day with the instructor asking my child to wait for the next class instead. It wasn’t asking really because we didn’t have a choice. Okay that’s nice of you to change my child swim time without prior notice. Since we waited so long for the next class, we decided to free swim a little to kill time. As soon as the kids stepped in the pool the lifeguard started screaming at them to get out. My child’s got so embarrassed they never wanted to go back again so we skipped our remaining lessons. Couldn’t you just let the child know not to be in the water nicely? It wasn’t like they were resisting arrest!


Visited this location while here on vacation. It’s a really nice gym, was very busy but still lots of equipment available. It’s mainly due to summer camp. They have many amenities to use including two pools. Clean gym and nice area.

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probably one of the best YMCA locations in San Diego, but they should really consider allowing employee lounge access for the summer camp volunteers. I go here to do homework while my kids stay in the child watch area, and sometimes I spend at least a good 30 minutes waiting for a table to become available because they’re all being occupied by camp volunteers 😫


Good amount of gym equipment, indoor basketball courts, and awesome pools. However, rates are a bit expensive at $60+ for individual. Also difficult to reach staff at front desk by phone. I canceled my membership bu email as listed on their website, but no one replied to me. Had to go in to cancel, and would've been billed again it hadn't done that.Overall good facility and equipment for everyone, but a bit too expensive and not so great service.


Large facility with two adjoining workout rooms 9ne for cardio and the other for weight lifting they also have hot tub spa which stays open longer than some of the YMCAs in this area.


I was a visitor to Dan Diego and was here to use the pool for a couple days. Was greeted and taken care of by John at front desk; he was so patient and friendly at 5 AM! The facility was very clean and organized. Great outdoor pool and the indoor was very warm (too warm for distance laps so outdoor is better). Also you get two visits for free! How awesome is that! Thanks Mission Valley Y!!


Staff is always nice and professional. I do think it's a bit pricy given the state of some of the equipment, bathrooms, and water fountains though. I wish they'd put a bit more into maintenance since they keep raising the price.


We love everything about the gym. The staff is amazing, especially the childcare staff! Even the members are kind! Additionally, the facility is always kept clean. I would highly recommend the Y!


Great gym for the young and the old. Well-kept machines and locker room.If you are in you 20's look at 24 hour Fitness or LA Fitness which has classes which are geared toward the young adult.


Great gym ir should I say fitness centreThere are approximately more than 15 swimming lines one indoor pool and another outdoor pool, an indoor basket field, two big group classes, a cardio room, stretching room, weight room, a spinning room.You yes you can entertain yourself in here and they have really affordable prices too.I tried the free 2 days per year the they offer and I fell in love with it.There are two parking lots too

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Except the peak hours, this place remains quite free or moderately crowded.

This business has a rating of 4.5-star.

This business has 10 reviews.

The address is: 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110, United States .

The contact number is +1 619-298-3576

This service is listed under Fitness Center .

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