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J Street Inn
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Ranked #189 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
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“I would not stay here again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2005

Ok, I knew when I read the other reviews what to expect but I didn't think it would be this bad, but it was.

Lets start with the moment we stepped into the "Inn" the clerk at the front desk was not very helpful at all he has a rather dry and somewhat nasty demeanor. When asked about the area he seemed to be annoyed to answer questions on where to go. He offered no info except for pointing to the shelf of travel brochures in the lobbby.

The "Inn" fails to mention the fact that their toliets CANNOT flush toliet paper down. The first night there the toliet stopped flushing and was about to overflow. When I called the front desk the clerk told me to come to his desk and get a "plunger" to plung the toliet myself. I have never used a plunger in my life by the way. He seemed so shcoked to hear that. The Horror. Here I am in evening attire about to go out and having to plung my toliet in my room. Needless to say its didn't wok and the toliet was about to overflow. That's when I demanded someone come and assist me or allow me to change rooms. Some man came with gloves and took care of the toliet. Do you think I was given gloves when the clerk gave me the plunger NO!!

Also, the hall floors are rather nasty and have stains and water all over. The hall floor was soaked with water, actually someone's toliet had overflowed and have ran out into the hall. YUCK.

The smell of the room was one of moth balls along with a senior citizen home funk. It was a smell like no other it was AWFUL the smell was actually like nothing I have ever smelt before and pray I will never smell again.

The bathroom did not have a sink it it just the nasty toliet and shower (shower was clean, what a surprise) The kitchen sink was in the other room and that's where you had to brush your teeth and wash your face. It was strange. The bathroon was so small and it held hot air in. The towels also had a funky smell.

I booked this hotel at the last minute and all the nicer hotels were completely booked or where asking for $300 a night and up. I was only staying there one night thank God. I don't think I could have endured another night. The only good thing about this shanty was its location...walking distance to all the nightclubs and restaurants. Take my advice don't wait until the last minute to book and hotel on a holiday weekend and if you are on a budget then save money to stay at a nice hotel this place will make you want to sleep in your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2004

Enjoy the J Street Inn!

As an annual conventioneer in San Diego, I just completed my first experience staying at the J Street Inn. This hotel truly combines the best in quality, price, customer service and convenience of location.
The rooms are immaculate, the service is outstanding, and the price can not be beat. Its location across the street from the San Diego Convention Center in the city's famous downtown Gaslamp area only adds to its great appeal.

I recommend a stay at the J Street Inn without reservation. You will enjoy the experience.

Looking Forward to Next Year,

Cameron Foster

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2004

Stayed there a couple years ago. Neat, quiet, convenient, economical.
The stove and tiny freezer very nice for making meals when we were tired from a huge hot summer convention, and just wanted to rest in the air-conditioned room.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2003

we stayed at this so called hotel and boy did I learn a lesson about roaaches bugs drug addicts alcoholics and a selection of idiots especially the staff. They looked like a bunch of morons who didn't care about anything. It is true that the rates are low but so is a chair in the greyhound bus station which is definitely cleaner and quieter than the J street inn. Yours truly an outsider which by the way is where you should be if you think about the J street inn.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2003

I stayed there in april 2003 for a conference at the convention center which is practically across the street. the room was neat and clean. the room has a tv set, microwave oven, ref and a phone. just behind the inn is the gaslamp area. the area is safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2003

Yes, we love the J Street Inn! We stayed there for 5 weeks last summer and are hoping to return this Easter. The rooms are clean and well equiped with a useful wet bar, fridge and microwave. The staff were friendly and helpful - even when we broke the toilet. The laundry is very inexpensive and the 'reading room' a delight. It's location cannot be bettered - well not our budget it can't. Right next to a trolley stop and a few blocks away from a supermarket.
Sure, there are no phones in the rooms but there are plenty in the corridor. And yes, some people looked liked they 'lived' there but I only wish we lived there!
If you are planning a trip to San Diego I can't think of a better place to stay!

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Property: J Street Inn
Address: 222 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6899
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Marina
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Room Service
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Ranked #189 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
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Number of rooms: 220
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