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4.6 out of 5

" Beautiful clean rooms. Easy access and quiet/peaceful stay. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 25 Jul 2020

Hotel Description

3-star motel near Chula Vista Nature Center

Near the airport

Stay at this Chula Vista motel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Chula Vista Nature Center and 9 miles (15 km) of Petco Park. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Balboa Park and San Diego Convention Center.

Casino, dining

A casino and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free motel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 117 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

King ADA

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$90* Per night/room May 27 - May 28

Queen/ Queen Plus

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen/ Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King +

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Rambler Motel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Rambler Motel

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (6)
5 out of 5
Beautiful clean rooms. Easy access and quiet/peaceful stay.

Posted by , from San Diego,CA on Jul 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2020 by Cirene Robles- Guest Services Supervisor

Thank you Maria for taking the time to review us, we look forward to seeing more of you in your future stays. Stay Groovy!!

3 out of 5
Disappointed no coffee maker in room although people at coffe cafe where super nice and motel discount was great. Would have liked a jacuzzi w pool and better lighting in room

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 21, 2020 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Thank you for sharing your experience. We will review your comments when making improvements.

5 out of 5
The staff were wonderful, friendly and very welcoming. Love the way they have decorated the rooms. Ours had a beautiful sun painted on one wall with a road which looked like it was going right into it. A great 50/60’s feeling throughout.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 23, 2020 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Stay Groovy!

5 out of 5
Close in to Chula Vista. Coffeshop staff very pleasant and great banana bread!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

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Jan 3, 2020 by Cirene Robles- Front Desk Supervisor

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we look forward to your future stays.

5 out of 5
Super cute hotel with a 70s vibe ! Staff was extra friendly both savannah and Jose at the front desk were amazing ! Cute cafe who was accommodating! Pool area was great and we had with other guests ! About 15 away from gas lamp and La Jolla but we got there quickly !! Would absolutely stay again !

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Thank you!

4 out of 5
This hotel is very cute and trendy. They have gone in and revamped an older style motel and did such a nice job. The staff was very friendly especially the coffee barista named Skye I believe. Included with our room was a $10 voucher to the coffee bar/eatery, which we really enjoyed, the coffee was great! The rooms are a bit smaller than we expected and the bathroom was still outdated, however the shower was fantastic. We got the King+ room which meant we were right by the pool. This is great if you want to be a part of the action as they turn on the music right when the pool opens at 9am, however this can be a bit too noisy if you are looking to sleep in. All rooms are the same size so just consider your location when choosing to go with the "+" room or not. The hotel is located very close to the freeway and the back side of it I believe even faces it, so something to consider with the room choice as well (pool is on the front side so not facing the freeway). You can see the ocean from the front/side of the property which is great. They also have beach cruisers for your use but we didn't take advantage of this although thought it was a nice touch. Overall this property was very great and we enjoyed our overnight stay. We came down for a concert at the North Island Amphitheater and found this to be a great location. We would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019

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Aug 30, 2019 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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Aug 14, 2019 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Totally groovy!

5 out of 5
Not in the best part of town, yet still felt safe. Everything is clean and you can tell it was just renovated. Love all the thoughtful amenities, reminded me of taking road trips with my parents in the 70’s and staying in motels like this. Beds are the most comfortable I have slept on, overall no complaints at all, we will stay here again for sure!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

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Aug 3, 2019 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5
Awesome .. Family Friendly...check in was a breeze.. The staff was Adorable.. My kids love the pool side smores.. lol Great Retro Fix

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2019 by Adriana, Reservations Manager.

Thank you for your review. Visit us again soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 21, 2019

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May 21, 2019 by Cirene Robles- Front Desk Supervisor

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Property Features

The Rambler Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A casino, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Rambler Motel. Self parking is free. This 3-star Chula Vista motel is smoke free.

  • 117 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Game room or arcade
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Rambler Motel offers 117 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Rambler Coffee - Onsite café.

7 Mile Grill - Onsite sports bar. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property only accepts credit cards for all bookings; cash is not accepted

Prepaid credit cards are not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Please note: This hotel cannot accommodate stays longer than 28 days.

Please note: Guests under 18 cannot check-in without authorization or supervision of an adult.

This hotel will place a credit card authorization equal to the first night of stay for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property only accepts credit cards for all bookings. Cash is not accepted. Prepaid credit cards are not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 50.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Chula Vista Good Nite Inn
  • Rambler Motel Chula Vista
  • Good Nite Inn Motel Chula Vista
  • Good Nite Chula Vista
  • Good Nite Inn San Diego South Bay Hotel Chula Vista
  • Good Nite Inn Chula Vista Motel
  • Rambler Chula Vista
  • The Rambler Motel Motel
  • The Rambler Motel Chula Vista
  • The Rambler Motel Motel Chula Vista

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.