J Street Inn

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#201 of 260 hotels in San Diego
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in San Diego? Then look no further than J Street Inn, a hotel that brings the best of San Diego to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service while staying at J Street Inn. In addition, J Street Inn offers a fitness center, which will help make your San Diego trip additionally gratifying.

Close to some of San Diego's most popular landmarks, such as San Diego Bay Walk (0.8 km) and The Unconditional Surrender (1.2 km), J Street Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

If you like steakhouses, J Street Inn is conveniently located near Gaslamp Strip Club, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, and Island Prime Restaurant.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Little Italy (1.5 km), Coronado Bridge (1.2 km), and Seaport Village (0.8 km), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at J Street Inn as you experience everything San Diego has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator

Location

222 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6899
Getting there
Great for walkers
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DayTrip15148 wrote a review Apr 2003
del rio TX1 contribution11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there in april 2003 for a conference at the convention center which is practically across the street. the room was neat and clean. the room has a tv set, microwave oven, ref and a phone. just behind the inn is the gaslamp area. the area is safe.
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Lucas S wrote a review Sep 2013
Porrentruy, Switzerland28 contributions14 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
J Street Inn is a long stay residence, There is a lot of foreign students living in this place and having english class in San Diego. The rooms can be different from one to another but every room has a bathroom (toilet and bath, no washbasin) and a place to "cook" (microwave, fridge, sink). The front desk can be friendly and helpful. There is a laundry room in the 1st floor, as well as a fitness room.
The best point of J Street Inn is the location, don't look for another one (or maybe Island Inn), J Street Inn is perfecly located : restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs. The trolley (green line, Convention Center) is just across the street and can bring you almost everywhere in San Diego.
If you are looking for a confortable room, very clean and quiet, you have better go to a hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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hamrt wrote a review Sep 2010
Apple Valley, California1 contribution8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay here for work, which my employer pays for the room. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is in central downtown San Diego. It is within walking distance to just about everything: Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, Petco Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza which has a 24hr Fitness Sport, Santa Fe depot where you can catch the Coaster train and ride up the coast of San Diego county, and the San Diego Trolley that will take you to Fashion Valley, Qualcomm Stadium, Costco and Ikea amongst other interior areas. There is a 24hr grocery store two blocks away. I usually sleep with the window open and I love the sounds of the city drifting in my room.

Other than the location, this hotel doesn't have much going for it. The lobby is nice, but that is the only place you can pick up the internet. Rooms are clean, but the beds are not the best. The rooms have no decor; white walls, no wall art, open closet, ugly furniture. The bathrooms are dated but do have good water pressure. I have seem mold in some bathrooms. There is a large stainless steel sink with a garbage disposal and some rooms have a cheap plastic table and chairs. Air conditioners are old and noisy but work when you need them to, although in San Diego that is not too often.

Overall, if you want to stay in the heart of San Diego and don't plan on spending a lot of time in your hotel, this is probably a good bet. San Diego has so much to offer that your hotel should be the least of your worries. Get out and enjoy my hometown!
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Date of stay: October 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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summertraveler2008 wrote a review Jul 2005
New York City, New York520 contributions160 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok, I knew when I read the other reviews what to expect but I didn't think it would be this bad, but it was.

Lets start with the moment we stepped into the "Inn" the clerk at the front desk was not very helpful at all he has a rather dry and somewhat nasty demeanor. When asked about the area he seemed to be annoyed to answer questions on where to go. He offered no info except for pointing to the shelf of travel brochures in the lobbby.

The "Inn" fails to mention the fact that their toliets CANNOT flush toliet paper down. The first night there the toliet stopped flushing and was about to overflow. When I called the front desk the clerk told me to come to his desk and get a "plunger" to plung the toliet myself. I have never used a plunger in my life by the way. He seemed so shcoked to hear that. The Horror. Here I am in evening attire about to go out and having to plung my toliet in my room. Needless to say its didn't wok and the toliet was about to overflow. That's when I demanded someone come and assist me or allow me to change rooms. Some man came with gloves and took care of the toliet. Do you think I was given gloves when the clerk gave me the plunger NO!!

Also, the hall floors are rather nasty and have stains and water all over. The hall floor was soaked with water, actually someone's toliet had overflowed and have ran out into the hall. YUCK.

The smell of the room was one of moth balls along with a senior citizen home funk. It was a smell like no other it was AWFUL the smell was actually like nothing I have ever smelt before and pray I will never smell again.

The bathroom did not have a sink it it just the nasty toliet and shower (shower was clean, what a surprise) The kitchen sink was in the other room and that's where you had to brush your teeth and wash your face. It was strange. The bathroon was so small and it held hot air in. The towels also had a funky smell.

I booked this hotel at the last minute and all the nicer hotels were completely booked or where asking for $300 a night and up. I was only staying there one night thank God. I don't think I could have endured another night. The only good thing about this shanty was its location...walking distance to all the nightclubs and restaurants. Take my advice don't wait until the last minute to book and hotel on a holiday weekend and if you are on a budget then save money to stay at a nice hotel this place will make you want to sleep in your car.
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Date of stay: July 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Coastal19832 wrote a review May 2003
City, State1 contribution14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed at this so called hotel and boy did I learn a lesson about roaaches bugs drug addicts alcoholics and a selection of idiots especially the staff. They looked like a bunch of morons who didn't care about anything. It is true that the rates are low but so is a chair in the greyhound bus station which is definitely cleaner and quieter than the J street inn. Yours truly an outsider which by the way is where you should be if you think about the J street inn.
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Fabricio80 wrote a review Dec 2008
Sao Paulo, SP30 contributions21 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel for 3 weeks, because i had some English Classes at a school near.

Good points:
- nice location: it´s near everything in San Diego, like a 24hs supermarket, Gaslamp Quarter and restaurants.
- very good for single students
- not too expensive
- laundry area

Bad points:
- the mattress is terrible, too soft. I left the hotel with a problem in my backs.
- the front desk is disgusting.
- it´s not a very cleanliness hotel.
- the carpet doesn´t smells good.
- weird bathroom
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Date of stay: November 2008
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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183michael wrote a review Aug 2015
Milan, Italy212 contributions95 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing of this place was the location and the reception black man guy. So cute and friendly! Place not so clean and so rustic . No towels changing and anything you asked extra was denied. One month is a lot of time here but during the Christmas time was fine cause of everything around there make you feel so good. Even tough I suggest this place
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Climber1017 wrote a review Feb 2004
Clallam Bay, WA1 contribution6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there a couple years ago. Neat, quiet, convenient, economical.
The stove and tiny freezer very nice for making meals when we were tired from a huge hot summer convention, and just wanted to rest in the air-conditioned room.
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Carlos Alexandr... D wrote a review May 2015
Cuiaba, MT3 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's the most affordable hotel in SD. It's location is nothing less than perfect, there is a troller station just few steps from the hotel, the Gaslamp Quarter is very close and it gives many gastronomic and entertaining options.
To sum it up, it is cheap, comfortable and well located.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mike-Wiesner wrote a review Jan 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii140 contributions289 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just stayed at the J St. Inn for the 7th time over the last 8 years, each time as a tourist. You can believe all the positive reviews and descriptions, ignore the negative.

The folks behind the desk are friendly and helpful. When I arrived at around 9 am, Todd checked me in and handed me my key in about three minutes, the room was ready, and spic and span.

The toilet flushed perfectly every time, including paper!!!!!!

The shower is wonderful; powerful pressure and massive flow of water (one of the strongest I ever experienced - really). Hot water is instant and plentiful.

The bed is excellent, firm with two good pillows. Aircon/heater worked great, and lots of cable channels, including HBO. Brushing your teeth in the kitchenette sink is a little weird, but who cares.

Later, Ron let me use the desk phone for some calls outside of 619. The room price is only 7 cents minute for local, and 10 cents a minute for long distance (compare that to any hotel). Only caveat is you need to make a $20 dollar deposit. Your room can be dialed directly, and the folks at the front desk are great at taking messages.

One great thing is how quiet it is. In all my stays I have never had a noise problem, either from another room, or from outside. The windows really block out street noise, and the walls keep out any noise from other rooms (I'm especially sensitive to this).

The folks staying here are mainly long term residents, and very friendly and respectful. I have had some bad experiences at fancy hotels with noisy, obnoxious guests (especially when they are in groups). Never here!

This isn't fancy, but equivalent to a La Quinta or Comfort Inn, with a perfect location in the Gas Lamp Quarter, only one block from Ralph's. Dozens of restaurants, including Dick's Last Resort, The Rock Bottom Brewery, and Bucca de Beppo, are only a few minutes walk.

For a weekly rate of only $300, around $43 dollars a night, this is an incredible value. As long as it's available, I will never stay anywhere else in San Diego.
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Date of stay: January 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from Martinkueng
Merenschwand, Switzerland21 contributions16 helpful votes
Hi, I think that`S no problem.
Eduarda S asked a question Apr 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil1 contribution1 helpful vote
Oferecem roupa de cama e banho?
dasNichts2013 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Gulbarga, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all are same. they are all studio apartments . different sizes are available."
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Martinkueng wrote a tip Apr 2016
Merenschwand, Switzerland21 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 141 was great"
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Frequently Asked Questions about J Street Inn
Which popular attractions are close to J Street Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Shout! House (0.3 km), Murder N’ Mayhem (0.3 km), and Gaslamp Quarter (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at J Street Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and room service.
What are some restaurants close to J Street Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Provisional Kitchen, Cafe, and Mercantile, Richard Walker's Pancake House, and Meze Greek Fusion.
Are there opportunities to exercise at J Street Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is J Street Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are there any historical sites close to J Street Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.7 km), The Homecoming Statue (1.0 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.2 km).
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