OK, bad stuff out of the way first: the clientele is pretty sketchy--many of the guests appear to have left by 3AM or so, except for the long term construction workers who basically live here. The immediate neighborhood, even some of the staff are a bit intimidating if you're faint of heart. If you're espeically sensitive to noise, think twice. It's under a freeway. Literally under a freeway. With the doors and windows closed, I've never heard a sound, nor has my girlfriend who occasionally joins me here.
Now, the good stuff: Oh my lord, is it cheap. And guess what--once you lock the door and close the curtains, the rooms are as nice or nicer than anywhere else in town up to twice the price. It really is an $80 room for around $35. Most rooms have been remodeled (try the north building upstairs) and are in great shape. The beds are comfy, and on a 1-10 cleanliness scale, they're an 8. The location is very central--walk easily to the trolley or Old Town, not quite as easily to Target / grocery stores, etc. I am in SD for business 2 weeks out of every month, and never rent a car.
I'd highly recommend the hotel for anyone who isn't afraid the dark, doesn't leave expensive things in their car, and likes a heck of a bargain.
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