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Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon

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Compton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for a 2 night business trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the room. It had hardwood floors, art deco towel holder and they painted one of the walls orange. It was clean and spacious for motel 6. My only two minor complaints are the Internet is slow and the shower pressure was soft. But they really impressed me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The room was decently priced, was very clean (has been newly remodeled), and even though we arrived after dark and couldn't tell if the neighborhood was good or not, we didn't have any problems with the location. Close to the mall and shopping. About 20 minute drive to Sea World. Would probably stay again.

Thank Kewellbeans
Frankston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Basic rooms. Newly renovated. Dodgy area. Definately not a holiday destinaton. Nice carpet free floors make for clean and bright. No fridge in room and only communal microwave available. No frills here.

Thank Kezbil
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Check in went smoothly. Coffee was ready early the next morning. Very comfortable, firm mattress. Clean walls-looks like the property has been recently improved. Quiet 2nd floor room. Very clean other than a few hairs in the bathroom.

Thank HungryManUSA
El Cajon, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Nieces from Sweeden arrived for their reservations and the Motel had sold their room, Understanding is Credit Card holds rooms all night according to Motel 6 Corp.The Night Audit a very rude Woman also said they would would not be able to stay anyways because the were under 21 ( 20 and 19) and that is a City Law., We... More 

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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon, responded to this review

Dear Mike M - Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience and service you received as your nieces attempted to check in. These issues are certainly not consistent with our standards for service at Motel 6. Thank you for calling our Guest Relations department to report your experience so our... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Awful place with scary people around it. No toilet paper in the room when we arrived, we had to go ask for it and received half of one. hair in the bed VERY slow wifi, that you have to pay in extra (3$ for one night) Badly located, far from everything. Too much noises. Our room were on the parking... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Where do I start. I've stayed at a few Motel 6 locations and this one by far was the WORST. Online it says free WIFI.. its not you have to pay $2.99 per/ night. The ladies at the front desk were very rude and unprofessional. Once we got into or room it smelled of animal. (dog, cat or maybe a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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274 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

stayed here for 10 days. the room is a typical, basic motel 6 room but was smaller than average. there was a desk and chair but no table. the room was clean and never saw any bugs. i used the fan as white noise to drown out any traffic noise. there are 23 tv channels. the laundry room had a... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I recently moved back to California after living in the midwest for years. My stay at this location was approximately 45 days. During this time I witnessed things I had only seen on the news. Many druggies, homeless and various hoodlums live in and around this motel. The manager lives on site and it appears many of these people are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This place offers an excellent price per night, which is the main reason why we chose to stay here, but be careful, the office staff is very rude and do not have any clue what good customer service is about. I called the front desk asking for clean towels and the woman in the office said there was no clean... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $65 - $94 (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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