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“Clean and inexpensive with a quiet location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Motel 6 Vista

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Motel 6 Vista
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Vista
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“Clean and inexpensive with a quiet location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2005

We made the mistake of not making reservations and found all good hotels in Oceanside/Carlsbad were booked. The lower priced hotels were too small, old or smelly. We headed east and found the Best Value Inn at the Mar Vista Dr exit on Hwy 78.
The 2 storey motel is in a quiet location just off the highway and has good sized rooms that were very clean and odor free.
Everything is step below Super 8: cheaper soap, thinner towels and less expensive but nice furnishings. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were flat. The room had a fridge (not plugged in, maybe saving on electricity?) a microwave and cable TV (with a good channel lineup).
The hotel has a pool in the parking lot but we arrived too late to use it.
A major shopping center (Target, Old Navy) and restaurants are located at the next exit.
This hotel has Best Value's lowest ranking ("meets minimum standards").
Based on my experience I would stay at this Best Value again but only as an inexpensive overnight stop on a road trip.

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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2004

This was a last minute booking for Comic Con the week before. Couldnt get cheap price or much vacancy in San Diego. This was next closest area. Always leary of what Ill get booking a 50-60 a night room. This one was excellent. Staff was very nice (didnt catch name but she works at their Escondido hotel usually). Hotel is up from the freeway just a block or so but seems farther due to very quiet location. Restaurants and stores are 1 exit up the freeway. (would take you 2 minutes.) Area felt very safe.
Price was great! Room was extremely clean and nice. Had fridge, closet space, TV, and everything felt fairly new. Everything worked fine. Took about 30-40 minutes to get to Convention Center in SD (taking the 15, not the 5). No complaints really. Would definately stay there again if I was going to be in the area and didnt want to pay high prices of a similar quality place downtown. I did pay the same price for a room in downtown the next night and it wasnt nearly as nice. And drive in wasnt too bad due to express lane on the 15.
So if you want CHEAP and VERY clean and comfortable, and dont mind being about 30 to 40 minutes from downtown, this place is highly recommended!!!!!

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Additional Information about Motel 6 Vista

Property: Motel 6 Vista
Address: 330 Mar Vista Drive, Vista, CA 92083 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn )
Location: United States > California > Vista
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Vista 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Vista is conveniently located off of SR 78 and Mar Vista Dr. Restaurants and shops are nearby. Visit California's vineyards and wineries, or play golf within 5 miles. The beach is only 7 miles. Enjoy our outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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