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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good thing about this hotel/hostel is the location. Walking distance to the Gaslamp District, and close to the harbor, but that's it. Even though it's cheap, it's not worth the money. The toilets was really dirty, and 6/8 toilets on the floor was out of order at one time. Two toilets shared with 40 people is not enough!! The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was misrepresented by the hotel's website as well as Expedia. It appears to be like the Plaza Hotel in New York if you believe the photographs and the description although the price is certainly a reality check. the other part of the reality is that this is a YMCA / Hostel type facility with small barren rooms with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We lasted about 10 minutes in this hotel. It is absolutely vile, the staff were rude and the nothing as described in the website. The pictures are nothing liked promised. I don't even know how they got away with it. While we were checking out after 10 minutes so were three other rooms who had checked in when we did.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are the only positives in the place. Misrepresentation callig it a hotel. It's can't even be classified as a hostel. It was YMCA before. The building is very old and it shows. The Cafe they advertised is gutted out. Elevators are old and rickety - Tower of Terror status. The hallwas smelled of urine, stained. The bathrooms were... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent security with a strong wi-fi. You'll love it! Your choice of bathrooms is also a comp. No sharing. Only one person at a time. You get a choice of like 8 individual bathrooms on each floor. Watch my YouTube video regarding the rooms at this hotel. https://youtu.be/sAcaVOYx-Us You can smell the history. I think they have the original rugs... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the hotels.com summary it said a two bedroom furnished hotel room. When we got there it was more akin to a hostel. Two beds closer to bunks, a tiny unusable TV, no air conditioning, and no private bathroom (no sink, toilet, nothing, and the public ones were ALL dirty). Whatever, we're just here to sleep we will live. After... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is in a brilliant location close to the airport and other popular city areas. Very impressive building and friendly accommodating staff. Rooms very basic and poor bunk beds, but they did the job. Clean bath room but showers weren't particularly powerful, but again, did the job

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

From the pictures this place looks nice but is a complete dump. one bathroom per floor. Our guys that we had staying there had to check out and go to a different hotel. Don't waste your time. I would never get this again.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Okay for a night, but my son refuses to stay here again because he says it made him feel unsafe. Front desk staff were nice, and room was clean but I'm afraid I wouldn't go to the restroom in the night on my own.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A very large hostel with simple rooms. Excellent wifi, even strong in our room at the end of the 5th floor corridor. Good shared facilities (self-laundry, common room area, nice patio area with tables and chairs). Cafe not open while we were there. No parking - we paid $34 in a secure parking lot opposite from Friday at 6pm until... More 

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