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By a verified traveler on Mon 11 Mar 2019

Hotel Description

Motel near San Diego City College in San Diego

Oceanside stay

At this Downtown San Diego motel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of San Diego City College and Copley Symphony Hall. Also, Balboa Park is within half a mile (1 km) and Petco Park is within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Express check-in, express check-out, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

In addition to LCD TVs with cable channels, the 32 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$62* Per night/room Aug 10 - Aug 11

Run of the House

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

San Diego Downtown Lodge ratings based on 10 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 San Diego Downtown Lodge

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 22, 2019 by KJ

Thank you so much for your 4-star review and we sure hope you will consider staying with us again should your travel plans bring you back our way again sometime. Thank you and safe travels, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

4 out of 5
Clean, On a fairly busy street but not bad at night

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2019 by KJ

Dear Guest, Thank you so much! We love knowing that you enjoyed your experience here at the Downtown Lodge! We hope you will make us your first choice whenever visiting the downtown San Diego area again. Warmest regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

2 out of 5
Overpriced Loud and hard to park as it’s adjacent to freeway

Posted by , from San Diego on Nov 25, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 26, 2018 by KJ

Dear Guest, We are very sorry knowing that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests, and we apologize if we fell short of that during your stay. Sincerely, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

1 out of 5

Website makes it look ok , but its run down old pa

Not a good hotel parking not good , rooms not good , holes in walls , dirty looking, for what they charge is really not good

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2018 by KJ

Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are truly sorry that it was not up to your expectations. We are continuously making several updates and upgrades to our hotel. We will take your feedback to heart and hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity. Warm Regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

2 out of 5

Just a room!

Pros: Nothing but the price
Cons: Cleaner outside area and less noise from surrounding area. Many noisy homeless in the area.
Location: Nothing close and have to walk a bit to get to food and entertainment. And lots of road noise as main exit just outside to freeway.
Room clean and staff was nice but the noise of people running up and down the outside halls all night and the homeless outside my window making noises was very bad. I came back to the room one night and my window screen was out and the window wide open and I was on the ground floor. Not sure if someone was in the room or not. very off the beat location and not a place I will recommend. And parking was a challenge for my pick up truck.

Posted by , from Michigan on Apr 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 21, 2017 by Pinar

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for mentioning our staff and cleanliness. After researching your comments I had personally inspected your accommodation and all repairs were made. I apologize for this oversight and your observation and experience is in no way representative of the condition of our overall hotel. We are extremely proactive in keeping up with renovations and repairs and I assure you that what you described was the exception and not the rule. I would sincerely appreciate a second opportunity so that I may provide you with our clean and comfortable accommodations and an overall favorable experience of our hotel. Assuring you of my desire to be of service at all times. Kind Regards and Safe Travels,Pinar/Guest Relations Manager

2 out of 5

Too close to freeway off ramp

Overpriced for experience. Traffic noise due to freeway off ramp. Soap was too small. Looked out window and observed homeless with tent. Won't stay again.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 24, 2017 by Pinar

Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry that you did not enjoy a restful stay with us. We certainly understand that downtown city noise can be bothersome for sure, and we do apologize that your stay was not the exceptional one that we hope all of our guests experience. Thank you and warmest regards,Pinar/Guest Relations Manager

4 out of 5

Good experience overall!

Pros: It has good air conditioning, nice hotel staff, easy to check in and out, smelled nice and clean!
Cons: The exterior of the building, more parking for guests. The hotel's sign was not super modern either.
Location: The hotel is probably 2 hours away from Los Angeles, 30 minutes from La Jolla, and maybe 10 mins from the San Diego Zoo.
The hotel is very close to the 32nd Street Naval Base which is one of the reasons I chose it. Upon arrival I was a little concerned about the area and how the exterior of the building looked. It is set up more like a motel how all the rooms are arranged outside. However, once we got into the lobby and saw our room everything was fine. The hotel rooms look very nice, marble counters, and hardwood floor. I was pleased with the price and considering the area it is located in it was a good stay! It was close to everything we wanted to do as well. 2 hours away from Los Angeles, maybe 30 minutes away from La Jolla and the seal beaches. I would stay here again, the room service was good, we always had new towels and sheets, and the room was really clean.

Posted by , from Auburn Hills, MI on Sep 14, 2016

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3 out of 5

not bad

Pros: nice staff
Cons: noisy
Location: downtown
not bad hotel. Staff is very nice. close to downtown.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015

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1 out of 5

Not enough parking

Did not enjoy our stay way too expensive for an awful hotel not enough parking spaces we had to pay for a parking space very bad hotel totally not recommended

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2015 by Jay

During your stay the city was in demand of hotel rooms. We do advertise online that we have free parking but it is limited. However we have a discounted parking rate next door to the lodge which the hotel will take care of.

5 out of 5

Great place to stay

I would stay there again. Great stuff very clean hotel.

Posted by , from oregon on Mar 24, 2015

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About the San Diego Downtown Lodge

Location 1345 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

San Diego Downtown Lodge offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. San Diego Downtown Lodge also features concierge services, express check-in, and express check-out. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of San Diego Downtown Lodge was completed in April 2017. This San Diego motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (5.3 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th Avenue Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

San Diego Downtown Lodge offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room dining
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

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.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 75.00 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.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • San Diego Downtown Lodge
  • San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel
  • San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel
  • San Diego Downtown Lodge San Diego
  • San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel San Diego
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.