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"Super fast check-in. Never experienced the consistency of the front desk. Been here many times and im in the room with-in minutes. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 31 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

El Monte guestrooms with balconies

In El Monte

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this El Monte motel, you'll find Santa Anita Park and Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. San Gabriel Mission and Westfield Santa Anita are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Round-the-clock service

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 40 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$60* Per night/room Mar 3 - Mar 4

Single Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Budget Inn ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budget Inn

Everyone (5) Students (1) Family (1)
2 out of 5
The property is very outdated and old. The budget inn definitly looks better online. It was clean however it has roaches. The check in process was easy, however I had to wait 25 min to check out this morning due to no one being there and was at another property. The mini refridgerator didn't get cold at all in 12 hours and the walk in closet didn't have a hanging bar for clothes, the TV didn't have good reception so the picture kept cutting in and out. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Posted by , from Moreno Valley, CA on Jan 1, 2020

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4 out of 5
Super fast check-in. Never experienced the consistency of the front desk. Been here many times and im in the room with-in minutes.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

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1 out of 5
I booked this place because the price was cheap. Don't be fooled by the pictures advertised on website! It's so old and moldy. The air quality was horrible like people smoked cigarettes for hundreds of years. Yellow stained around the toilet and cracked ancient sink. Everything was so old and dirty especially the bathroom floor and big black patched all around the corners. All fixtures are really ancients and dirty with marks on them. You really have to use force to be able to turn on the sink and bath water. Nobody wants to go pee or take a shower. We wanted to cancel the moment we walk in but the manager never returned our calls and travelocity was unable to get us a refund. It ruined my whole family vacation. I spent the whole evening and morning trying to call the given number. Since we were unable to contact the manager, we checked out immediately the next morning and moved to a better one next door to Disney Land. When booking online, we opt to pay when checking in, but our credit card statement shown that we were charge a week in advance. Never waste your money booking here because normal people don't even live in this condition! For $20 more, you can stay at a much higher quality room elsewhere.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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3 out of 5
Good value for the money... especially being a short drive from Downtown LA. PROS: Awesome TV. CONS: Hard bed and dirty/old bathroom.

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019

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3 out of 5
Very old hotel, in old part of town. I didn’t feel safe. On day 2, there was an armed security guard and I slept better. No microwave wave, you have to go in the office to use it. No vending machines, but stores near by. Places to eat near by as well. Parking is tight but free. Cable channels were in Asian dialects, so I watched Fox News and sports all the time. It was quiet during the nights and most days.

Posted by , from Phoenix, Az on Oct 30, 2018

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

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2 out of 5

Water leak & 5 hour check-in time delay

Pros: The reception workers & the fridge in the room.
Cons: Overall cleanliness and maintenance.
I may have been out of luck, there were many problem on this day. 1) Check-in time delay: I was told to come back in an hour because none of the rooms were ready when I got there at around 4 pm. 2) The water leak from the ceiling started at around 3 pm, and from there on, the sound of it woke me up several times. 3) The room smelled moldy. I saw one tiny cockroach. The hotel workers seemed pleasant, and a little fridge in the room is always helpful. With just a bit more maintenance, this place will be a good choice. It is unfortunate my last stay turned out to be the way it did.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Budget Inn, you'll find multilingual staff, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This El Monte motel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: El Monte Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budget Inn offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 10.0 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Budget Inn EL MONTE
  • Budget EL MONTE
  • Budget Inn Motel
  • Budget Inn El Monte
  • Budget Inn Motel El Monte
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