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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1546 2nd Avenue, I-5/San Diego Freeway at 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I can't tell you the last time I've actually stayed at a Motel 6. This property was excellent! The location is minutes away from shopping, nearby restaurants, the marina, and the famous GasLamp Quarter. I especially loved the free parking, 24 hour washer/dryer, and while it isn't much... hot coffee in the morning. Sandy, the MOD was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to stay last minute in downtown San Diego and didn't want to spend a ton, for just a quick night and knew from previous reviews that this place was probably not going to be up to the usual standards that we enjoyed. Suffice to say the whole room was small and had a "modern" dorm room... 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 sharing your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and are sorry for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. We have procedures in... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay here, everything was so easy and the staff were really friendly. The rooms were really nice and clean. Great value for downtown. The only problem we encountered was the wifi, which we had to pay for but then didn't work well at all. THe staff were helpful and gave us a refund and admitted it was... More

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Motel 6 is a Motel 6, right? This one is a refurbed old downtown hotel. Everything was new and up to date, clean and worked, The prices were very reasonable, especially considering the location was right downtown and you could walk to the water front. There were a few Motel 6 quirks: Instead of a closet there was bar... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I paid $120 on Expedia for a room here, for a single night. When I arrived, they stated that I had to pay an additional $80 in fees/taxes. The guy in line in front of me had the same issue. This place is a scam. Do not stay here.

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

Ryan, Thank you for sharing your concerns. Please know the issues you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations at 1-855-787-9864 to further address your recent stay, and help us provide a better guest experience in the future. More

Marathon, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Since this was a Motel 6, I knew that I'd have to bring my own hair dryer, shampoo, & so forth & that the room would be very basic. That's okay -- you get what you pay for. All I really needed was a location walking distance from the Convention Center & a clean room, especially the bathroom & bed.... More

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Encinitas, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The rooms were okay (if you don't mind paint and glue fumes) but if security is going to walk in on you and the front desk is going to issue your room key to people who are not authorized to enter, how are you supposed to rest? We had 5 reservations, We didn't cancel any of them and intended to... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The location is fine, everything important is in walking distance. Nice hotel stuff. Rooms are quite new, just the shower doesn't work well. If you plan explore the city is good choice, is in strategic place. Sleeping qualite is good. Rooms and hotel is clean.

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Okay, by looking at my other property reviews, you know I generally stay in 4 and 5 star hotels. But, I needed to be in San Diego and all hotels in the metropolitan area were literally sold out! This property is in an almost idea location, plus includes FREE parking. Where else in ANY downtown core can you receive free... More

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Address: 1546 2nd Avenue, I-5/San Diego Freeway at 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Diego Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 105
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Motel Six San Diego
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