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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in this hotel. It worked out for us as a family only because we stayed only for two night and use the hotel from sleep to sleep. But there are some problems with the hotel: 1. there are homeless and drunk people staying in the hotel. Management should not accept these kind of people in, because... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got into San Diego late and we were so excited that this motel was so close to the San Diego Zoo. It's right in the middle of downtown, so location is AWESOME. The room itself, though was tiny. The bathroom lights flickered quite creepily when you turned them on. The bed reminded me of a futon. Not my best experience... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I checked in the Front Desk clerk was professional and accommodating. My problem with the facility has to do with the cleanliness.First of all i don't expect much from a 2 star hotel.However, the one thing I do expect is the facility to be clean and sanitary.The following pictures show some of the problems.It also smelled like someone spilled... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We booked our stay in this place as part of our West-Coast-Roadtrip and stayed for three nights. From all the hotels we have been to so far it was one of the most expensive ones and also by far the dirtiest place. The elevator permit was expired, there are homeless people all around the building, doors are jamming, the floor... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the noise concerns you describe. Safety and security are high priorities within Motel 6 standards for quality and we regret you felt differently during your visit. Motel 6 standards for quality... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Its a great no frills hotel on the edge of the Gas Lamp District. its an easy walk to the top attractions night clubs, and restaurants in the area. The rooms are clean and basic. The free parking comes in handy.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

For the price, the hotel is very well located. Couldn’t find anything better on expedia. Walking distance from the Gaslamp Quarter and the Marina. You can always take the trolley which is not too far. The rooms were clean and modern. The parking lot is big enough, if there is no space next to the hotel, you can use the... More 

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Bath UK
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted to take my girlfriend to the Gas Lamp Quarter and this motel was just up the road. It's perfect for that and for a short walk to the Little Italy area too. The room was tiny, the bed was small and there wasn't complementary wifi...and what you paid for was slow as heck too. There was a patch... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have stayed at about 8 Motel 6's in my travels and this is the best. The room was nice size and well kept. Looked like fresh paint and everything very clean. I needed a break on the price and the manager gave me a great deal. I would highly recommend this motel. They even printed out a train ticket... More 

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Apache Junction AZ., United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable, I was absolutely stunned when I checked in. The room was the size of a one man prison cell, smelled awful, extremely overpriced. I would suggest staying in your vehicle before staying here.

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Thank George O
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This place was filthy! We came with a big group including kids and all three rooms were not clean.. We had a disgusting wet towel or some sort hidden under our mattress.. Blood like stains on the other side of the pillow case..the "remodeled rooms" are pure trash..That's not where it ends.. This place has Top Flight security who waits... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Paid Wifi
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Additional Information about Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

Address: 1546 2nd Avenue, I-5/San Diego Freeway at 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $88 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Diego Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 105
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San Diego Motel Six
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“As far as possible from the reception, higher floors maybe.”
 of 5 bubbles seyisoglu34, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is great.”
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“I doubt it would matter.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryG999, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose a higher floor away from noise”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineD784, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If you hear a constant chiming sound, it is the security system at Solimar across the street.”
 of 5 bubbles KMartinGardner, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
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