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Hotel Description

San Diego motel in Downtown San Diego area

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego motel, you'll find Balboa Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego. San Diego City College and Waterfront Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free self parking is available and the motel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Laundry facilities are provided for your convenience.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 105 guestrooms offer LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and free local calls. Change of towels is available on request.

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$66* Per night/room Oct 18 - Oct 19

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (3)
3 out of 5
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful - not their fault but the first room I checked into smelled like a chain smoking room - it was so bad it gave me a headache I had to move. Burn marks on the window and on the tub. There were crackheads smoking meth in the parking lot behind my truck. 10/10 DO NOT SUGGEST this motel for women traveling or if you want to feel SAFE comfortable. The people across the room from me were coming in and out ALL NIGHT, it felt like something sketchy was going on. It was a sketch area. You get what you pay for.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 9, 2021 by Brand Experience Team

We appreciate you recognizing our excellent service, though it sounds like your stay might not have been as comfortable as you anticipated. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope for the opportunity to improve your experience with us. Please visit again. Lilith #Team6

1 out of 5
Liked the convince in parking, everything else did not like from the hair on the pillows to people running up and down the hallway yelling

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 25, 2020 by Brand Experience Team

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, and we apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We hope for the opportunity to improve your experience with us. Please visit again. Lilith #Team6

2 out of 5
Staff was fine. The room was... unique. It felt like an overpriced hostel or an empty dorm room. The bathroom looks like a locker room shower. The walls are painted a hideous orange. The A/C switches are reversed. Just unsettling in general.

Posted by , from San Diego on Mar 1, 2020

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4 out of 5
Pros: This hotel was walking distance to Little Italy and a short Uber/ Lyft ride to Gaslamp. It was also right off of the freeway and I couldn't hear the traffic. Everything was clean with the exception of our room floor. That could've used a sweep. The decor is pretty modern and not outdated by decades. Overall a good place for a budget stay. They have at least 30 stalls for free parking. I will probably stay there again because of the price and location. Cons: You have to pay for shampoo or bring your own. Homeless outside, not sleeping but walking around. In some areas you could really smell the cigarette smell but not in my room. Unswept floor that night.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice staff, clean room, wash basin water messed up

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location is fantastic for anyone looking to stay in downtown SD. You're not far from night life at all and the beach is a 10 minute walk. The only downside would be that the restroom did not have any shampoo or body wash and we forgot ours.

Posted by , from Santa Monica, us on Apr 18, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019

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3 out of 5
Good location but you pay for what you get. High noise levels outside and few amenities.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
I would stay here, again, but I would definitely ask for a room that either doesn't face the street or one that faces 2nd Ave. instead of 1st Ave. All night long, I kept waking up to the sounds of loud, speeding cars driving down 1st Ave. and coming off of the highway off ramp. Also, I would recommend either adding an iron to the room or at least a hair dryer. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Nov 18, 2018

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3 out of 5
Older hotel clean cute outdoor porch with table and chairs no microwave no fridge in room cobvie i

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018

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About the Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown

Location 1546 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

As a guest of Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown, you'll find a vending machine, laundry facilities, and an elevator. The front desk is open around the clock. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This San Diego motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 105 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown offers 105 accommodations. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and change of towels can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)

Accessibility

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

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room

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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash

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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. 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. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean@6 (Motel 6)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • 6 San Diego Downtown
  • Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
  • San Diego Downtown Motel 6
  • Motel Six San Diego
  • Motel 6 San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • San Diego Motel Six
  • San Diego Motel 6
  • 6 Diego, Ca Downtown Diego
  • Motel 6 San Diego Downtown
  • Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown Motel
  • Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown San Diego
  • Motel 6 San Diego, CA - Downtown Motel San Diego
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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.