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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
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2005

I don't know what people complain about....San diego with all of its parking issues can be a pain in the neck to begin with ..so that is why this motel is perfect.. its centrally located to the Gaslamp part of town .. its clean and very basic.. now I have stayed in many hotel/motels before and I would have to... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2004

These were the smallest Motel 6 rooms I've ever been in. Our small window faced the bathoom of the home next door. My 10 month old son conked his head on the corner of a nightstand and the hotel clerks wouldn't even give me a bandaid. I didn't complain that he hit his head I just wanted a bandaid, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2004

Worst experience. They double booked about 5 couples...would not help find other hotels....lied to us... would not cover more expenses...were exceedingly rude, abrasive, and just plain nasty to us. Based on this experience, I will never stay at a Motel 6 again and am telling all my friends not to stay there. I am writing a complaint letter to management.... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2004

If you're on a budget, and want to stay downtown, this Motel 6 is a good choice. The location has you close to all downtown attractions and walking distance to the Gaslamp. It is located right off of I-5, so if you're a light sleeper, traffic noise may be an issue. The rooms are very small, but parking and local... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2004

OK place to stay if you want an inexpensive room, but I would not stay again. Actually, we checked-out within 20 mins of arrival because a pipe had ruptured and the water was going to be off until late in the evening. (This was Memorial Day weekend 2004 and we had been on the road since 4:00 am) The room... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2004

We lived here for two nights and it is great. Great location and nice room. Especially it is close to SD zoo and Seaworld.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2004

Stayed here for two midweek nights recently and was completely satisfied. Parking on-site is free and there are two small parking areas adjacent to the property that can be used, however one of them can be pretty tight to navigate when the lot is full... the other lot is set up a little better with regards to that. Rooms clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2004

This motel is one of the best ones in San Diego. Downtown SD has been known to has some crazy and weird people walking around, especially at night, but this Motel 6 is 4 blocks from downtown and it didn't have those crazy and weird people around. I was surprised that it was as peaceful as it was. If you... More 

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