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"The main issue was the hotel key to the room, I had gotten 2 keys in case my niece wanted one. The key wouldn’t let us in Saturday or Sunday which was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 02 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

Motel near Balboa Park in San Diego

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego motel, you'll find Balboa Park and Westfield Horton Plaza. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

Self parking is available and the motel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Laundry facilities are provided for your convenience.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 105 guestrooms offer LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and free local calls.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$54* Per night/room Feb 9 - Feb 10

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Accessible, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motel 6 San Diego Downtown ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

Everyone (10) Couples (2)
4 out of 5
Pros: This hotel was walking distance to Little Italy and a short Uber/ Lyft ride to Gaslamp. It was also right off of the freeway and I couldn't hear the traffic. Everything was clean with the exception of our room floor. That could've used a sweep. The decor is pretty modern and not outdated by decades. Overall a good place for a budget stay. They have at least 30 stalls for free parking. I will probably stay there again because of the price and location. Cons: You have to pay for shampoo or bring your own. Homeless outside, not sleeping but walking around. In some areas you could really smell the cigarette smell but not in my room. Unswept floor that night.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice staff, clean room, wash basin water messed up

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location is fantastic for anyone looking to stay in downtown SD. You're not far from night life at all and the beach is a 10 minute walk. The only downside would be that the restroom did not have any shampoo or body wash and we forgot ours.

Posted by , from Santa Monica, us on Apr 18, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019

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3 out of 5
Good location but you pay for what you get. High noise levels outside and few amenities.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
I would stay here, again, but I would definitely ask for a room that either doesn't face the street or one that faces 2nd Ave. instead of 1st Ave. All night long, I kept waking up to the sounds of loud, speeding cars driving down 1st Ave. and coming off of the highway off ramp. Also, I would recommend either adding an iron to the room or at least a hair dryer. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Nov 18, 2018

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3 out of 5
Older hotel clean cute outdoor porch with table and chairs no microwave no fridge in room cobvie i

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018

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3 out of 5
The main issue was the hotel key to the room, I had gotten 2 keys in case my niece wanted one. The key wouldn’t let us in Saturday or Sunday which was frustrating because we were there since Thursday.

Posted by , from lasvegas, nv on Apr 2, 2018

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1 out of 5

Dirty, mattress was thin and on wood stilts

I saw the room and left and demanded a refund. Bed is on stilts, parking was super tight and not enough to accommodate guest as they allow public to park there as well. Ghetto, don't bother going there

Posted by , from w on May 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 9, 2017 by Brand Experience Team

Dear Heather, Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure during your recent stay. Please know the conditions you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize for the inconveniences you describe. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations Department to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience.

4 out of 5

Not so bad despite the reviews

Location: Location was perfect. Everything was within walking distance provided and taking public transit wasn't necessary.
The room was small but perfect for 1 - 2 people. It was clean and comfortable. The only issue was that I paid for the upgraded wifi so I could work on business matters but the connection was spotty and eventually I gave up trying. I was only out $5 but I needed to get work done while in my room and that didn't happen.

Posted by , from mesa, az on Oct 18, 2016

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About the Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

Location 1546 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

As a guest of Motel 6 San Diego Downtown, you'll find a vending machine, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. The front desk is open around the clock. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This San Diego motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 105 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Motel 6 San Diego Downtown offers 105 accommodations with air conditioning. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. This San Diego motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room

Policies

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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 6.00 per night

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

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