If you like to give your hard earned money to crappy motels in exchange for poor living conditions, then this is the roach motel for you! First you will spend several minutes trying to get the flimsy key card to unlock the door. When it finally unlocks, the door will still be immovable as the decrepit, old building has jammed it tightly shut. Hopefully you have a strong shoulder and don’t mind throwing it against the door, but make sure to do it quickly or the lock will reset and you’ll be stuck at step 1 trying to unlock again!
Did you finally get into the room you payed good money for? Sorry, it’s only going to get worse… Be very careful in the bathroom, as the tiles are extremely slippery, even when completely dry! I informed the manager and he blamed the cleaning staff for applying too much grease. Throwing your employees under the bus is a sure sign of a good manager. Anyone interested in personal injury lawsuits could make a fortune off this idiot. Also, if you’re over 6 feet tall, don’t plan on showering standing up, the ceiling is too low for that luxury.
The beds are quite stiff and the two pillows on it are way too thick, so make sure to book an appointment with a spine and neck doctor for after your stay. I can’t confirm any bed bug sightings, but there is a nice new stain on my dress shirt from an insect whom I mercilessly squished after he managed to crawl underneath it.
Personally, I’m not one for white noise, but if you like low whooshing noises caused by noisy plumbing, then this is indeed the spa for you.
I could go on about the stale pastries and weak, burnt coffee that’s offered as “breakfast”, but that would just ruin the surprise.
Bottom line, if you’re willing to pay mid range hotel prices for lousy, budget motel quality, go ahead and settle for this dump. At least it’s only 15 minutes from the convention center…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge is conveniently located in San Diego, CA, directly off exit 18A from I-5. Our quaint, Spanish-style, hotel is centrally located only 2 miles west of hotel circle - San Diego, in a city with thriving corporate and leisure populations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Inn Loma Hotel San Diego
- Loma Hotel San Diego