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500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Filthy and in poor condition Dirty sheets and garbage in room Upon changing the room, I discovered (at night) that the heat doesn't work... Fire alarm went off at night...I went to lobby but no-one was around or seemed to care No hot water in shower (communal showers only) Overall dirty and elevator is very old and unsafe

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend arrived at the hotel after a long 8 hour bus journey, it was around 9pm so we was exhausted. We checked in and the place seemed nice enough, the decor furniture etc in the lounge area. After checking in we went up in one of the 2 lifts while the other was out of service. The... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... some recommendations you should keep as a secret. Yes, it is definitely bottom end, but I like the great location in downtown San Diego, the reasonable price, friendly staff... free Wifi, free coffee until 9am I'm a returning guest for almost 20 years...

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was a basic room with a twin bed and a simple television. Being that it was March, an air conditioner wasn't needed; just ajar the window. While I was not there much during the day, I have noticed during my ins and outs that maintenance was cleaning the bathrooms (which were separate from the bedrooms) and the combo... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here a few years ago and it was OK, but this time was terrible. My room was cold (I'm not convinced there was heat in the building). The desk clerk offered me a space heater that blew a fuse or something else that took out my room's electricity. The bathrooms and hallways were filthy. One elevator was broken.... More 

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8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Filthy hallways and shared bathrooms (I thought I could handle this. I couldn't) paper-thin walls between guest rooms, one broken elevator and a plethora of creepy dudes every time I rode the other. I absolutely didn't feel safe. Avoid this hotel, especially if you are a woman traveling alone.

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Thank Cynthia H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Cons: It's like a hotel because you sleep in a single room, but you feel like you're in a hostel. And it smells like piss, weed and cigarettes in the halls. The bathrooms were terribly dirty, especially in the evening, there was water coming out from the drains. HORRIBLE! And the place is super old. It's noisy since it's in... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a hostel,not a hotel! The only things this hostel has going for it is it's perfect downtown location at a cheap price. Otherwise, it is dingy, dirty, rundown, smelly, and totally substandard living space. My advise is if you decide on this space spend as little time as possible in it.

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Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It looks good enough in the photos, but it's not. The room was small, no closet (not even a hook in the wall to hang some clothes). The heat didn't work and if you want a blanket you have to ask for it. The wifi signal was strong enough only in the lobby but not in the room. The whole... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The location is the only positive thing. This is a hostel, not a hotel and it is run down to the point that it should be shutdown. The rooms and halls have stained dirty carpets. You have to share the restrooms and they are scary. The bed was a box with a mattress on it. A little they provided a... More 

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