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Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon

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Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time staying here it's ok but we over paid just because of Comic-Con regular price any other time 50-70 dollars a night but during Comic-Con they raise it to way over 150.00 a night all hotels in the area do the same what a rip off for the city to allow this to happen but worth it at original... More 

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Menifee, California
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

First and last time staying here. Choose this location due to it's proximity to a location we were visiting, it's rate at the time I was looking for a room, and website photos. At time of booking, I was rushing to find a place while still at home and settled on it mainly because of its rate compared to other... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Like the title of my review suggests, this place is full of people who you might not want to associate with. Apart from felling like you're in the red-light district of town, you'll be amazed by lack of decency shown by management. It's easily the worst motel stay I have ever had. Drug dealers anyone??? Motel 6 El Cajon. P.S.... More 

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Muncie
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Room was clean. Staff checked daily to see if we needed anything. Easy access to freeway, so we didn't have to travel far. Enjoyed the pool. Definitely using this place again when we come back. The room looked recently remodeled. Glad there was plenty of parking. Family liked that the beds were comfortable. Price was reasonable and looking forward to... More 

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Thank Karla R
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this motel 6 several times. I booked a room on the 800 number confirmed. I just arrived at the motel after just being discharged from hospital. I was told I had a due not rent because i left a leg oxygen in the room for pick up. I have been getting these do not rents as I... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The staff at the front desk was friendly and efficient on the phone and in person. Check-in was quick. My room was tiny, but clean. It was as bare-bones as you can get, and for the rates I have no complaints about that. But be aware that you get two bars of soap and a couple of towels. No shampoo,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel on many occasions. Time after time I have been disappointed by the fact that I *always* get put in a smoking room. Usually I ask and after 2-3 tries they find a room that is tolerable. Tonight there was only one "non-smoking" room available. When I reached my room, it smelled strongly of smoke.... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for posting your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. We do accommodate our... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

LOVED the staff! Everyone was so welcoming. I was informed by one of the managers and some of the staff where it would be fun to go with my niece. They helped with finding restaurants and markets. I liked the fact that everything was within 30 mins from me. The AC worked which was wonderful, we got a room with... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Hotel was best rate we could find. Nearly $200 a night was a bit outrageous for this hotel. Pretty sure we saw a drug deal go on in the parking lot. Homeless man followed me to my upstairs room asking for money. However the room was fine check in ok and it was only about a mile from the trolley... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

So in a bind I had to get a last minute hotel as I was waiting for my apartment application and this place was down the street. I won't lie as I went back to my car I got scared from the crowd hanging outside by their rooms, but breathed easier as I saw the security guard there on the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon

Address: 550 Montrose Ct, El Cajon, CA 92020-3450
Location: United States > California > El Cajon
Price Range: $66 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon 2*
Number of rooms: 183
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Motel 6 El Cajon
Motel Six El Cajon
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