This Travelodge is not near the Convention Center, despite its name. It is near the highway in the Barrio district, so it's fine for a one night stop on your way through San Diego. I stayed there for business for six nights, which was too long given the location. The Barrio is great for Mexican food and seeing some Latin culture, but you are far away from everything in San Diego, be it for business or tourism. I had a car only for two days, the nearest trolley stop is a good 10 minute walk and taxis must be called. If you do have a car, the parking lot is small but well enclosed/secure.
The women at the reception are well trained, reactive and deal with your check-in and check-out quickly and with a smile/great attitude. The rooms need work, some repainting and just over-all updating. On the other hand, the bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows and the cleaning staff replace the soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion every day.
The wireless worked either very slowly or not at all, frustrating for a business traveler like myself. The breakfast is available but not good; I recommend going to one of the local Mexican restaurants just one or two blocks away - great food and friendly service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Diego is yours to explore at our Travelodge San Diego Downtown Convention Center hotel, near San Diego Airport. Located off Interstate 5, easy access to San Diego Convention Center ,Downtown, Gaslamp, our hotel in San Diego is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway or conference attendance. We offer free Wi-Fi Internet access so you can check directions or catch up on email before you head out on your long day of sightseeing. Limited Parking is available onsite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Inn-Convention Center/Downtown Hotel San Diego
- Americas Best Value Inn Hotel
- Americas Best Value Inn Motel