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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

1546 2nd Avenue, I-5/San Diego Freeway at 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As with any Motel 6 or similar chain, you're going to get what you pay for. Obviously don't stay here if you are looking for luxury accommodations, but it's a reasonably priced option that is close to everything that Little Italy and the greater downtown area has to offer, including the train/trolley. I picked this place knowing I would only... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Its a basic motel with clean rooms. Rooms are very basic good for business traveler. I won't suggest it for families. Staff is very co operative. Over all it was good experience other than when I asked to extend my stay they told me we are full booked.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for four nights while visiting San Diego on a road trip. This Motel 6 is in a great location, a short walk to the Gaslamp district and harbour, and just around the corner from Little Italy. It's also cheap, and while the rooms are clean and nicely decorated, it does feel cheap. The mattress wasn't actually connected to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stayed here after a long dive trip. All I wanted was a room and a bed. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Nothing spectacular, but comfortable. Rates were good and not to far from transit to get me to LAX. Will stay here again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The rooms are small but they are clean and well kept. The front desk representative had great hospitality skills. The hotel is a nice 10 minute walk from the Gaslamp district and you also have the option of catching one of the bike taxis. You can't beat the price for the location you are in.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have stayed here a few times in the last 5 years. The location is good - you are walking distance to downtown, walking distance to little Italy and close to the freeway/airport (and for ambitious walkers, we walked to Hillcrest/Balboa park once.). There have been complaints about homeless people but we have never had any negative interactions anywhere near... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I booked this room so we didnt have to drive home an hour and a half after his work Christmas Party. I was shocked! The room was a bed, small table shoved into a small space, the bathroom counter had not been wiped, there was one towel. Homeless people surround the streets, parking is tight. The bed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers, simple, clean and just the basics. great location and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Close to little Italy - lots of good food choices and we walked to the Gaslamp district a few times as well. Not far to walk to the waterfront.

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Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've come to love Motel 6 as they have consistent, if simple and unglamorous, quality. Their rates are always affordable. Their properties are clean and well kept, and their rooms, recently remodeled throughout the chain, are smart and tidy in a spartan, yet handsome way. They also don't charge for pets, which is a great plus. This property in San... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hotel is conveniently located for the Gas lamp district and Little Italy. Both are within walking distance. Rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Only downside is the charge for WiFi which is no longer considered normal in 2014. WiFi is no longer a luxury these days....

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