$44 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

2 stars
1840 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
102 reviews
Great hotel

I've stayed here before and it's always a pleasant time. Great customer service See full review

  • Bluzarate
  • Sep 8, 2014
Close to the nightlife

Close to the fun. Close to airport too. Parking is a little difficult. See full review

  • JP53
  • Jul 17, 2014
Americas Best Value Inn welcomes you to San Diego- California. We are only two blocks from Balboa Park and minutes from the exciting Gas Lamp District- Horton Plaza- and Downtown San Diego. With its great weather- miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beaches- and major attractions- San Diego is known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations. The city is home to the University of California San Diego- Museum of Contemporary Art- San Diego Zoo- and Sea World. Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe- Imperial House Continental Restaurant- and Fifth Avenue Grill are all within a mile of our hotel. Americas Best Value Inn-San Diego Downtown/Balboa Park offers the perfect combination of quality- affordability- comfort- and style. Start your day right with our free continental breakfast which includes bagels- English muffins- toast- juice- tea- and coffee. Appreciate the convenience of our on-site fitness center- guest laundromat- business center- and 24-hour front desk/lobby. Stay connected with free wireless high-speed Internet access available throughout our hotel and guest rooms. Relax in the privacy of your own guest room with amenities including a microwave- mini-fridge- coffeemaker- 32 inch flat screen televisions with cable channels- and hairdryer. At Americas Best Value Inn-San Diego Downtown/Balboa Park- We*ve Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow.

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Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park Rooms

1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 Double Bed.. Non-Smoking.
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 Queen Bed.. Non-Smoking.
2 Twin Beds Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 2 Twin Beds. Non-Smoking.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Family plan
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Temperature control
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 0.9 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 0.9 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.6 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.9 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.9 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 3.8 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.7 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.2 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.5 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.1 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6.8 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.9 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 11.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 27.5 mi
  • Legoland: 29.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (102)

Ratings and reviews for Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mememe3
Business
slc
Dec 6, 2014

room

The initial room stink......had to change because of smoke smell

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nickel88
Business
Highland,CA
Dec 1, 2014

Meh

Hotel room was very small. Area not very good either, lots of people hanging out. Would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jnellyp
Business
San Diego, Ca
Nov 30, 2014

Just jiggle it

Clean and comfortable. Only had some trouble with the door lock, but was told my front desk to "just jiggle it".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marvelous Mickey
Business
Los Angeles, Ca.
Sep 30, 2014

ABVI

It was alright. Nice big shower, the bed was pretty decent and room was small. Just 1 night but worth it for what it was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Gaslamp District is about a half mile away, nice downhill walk made it easier than expected!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jnellyp
Business
San Diego, Ca
Sep 23, 2014

Average room in a good location

It was good overall; our initial room had the worst mattress and we were immediately switched to another room with a better bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Tin can has great burgers and live bands

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cfitzzy
Business
Fullerton, CA
Sep 23, 2014

Friendly staff

Although the room didn't look like the picture (was smaller), it was a nice room. I booked a double for 2 people and a friend joined us last minute so we had 3 people in the room. There were no other rooms available but we were given extra pillows and blankets for my friend so he could sleep on the floor. The staff were very nice and accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bluzarate
Business
San Diego
Sep 8, 2014

Great hotel

I've stayed here before and it's always a pleasant time. Great customer service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leahgates
Business
Traverse city mi
Aug 30, 2014

Low price clean room

Perfect location, quiet, and great price. Breakfast could have had more..it was very basic, muffins, bagels, coffee and juice along w cereals. Can't complain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shawna Spokane
Business
Spokane, WA
Jul 19, 2014

Inexpensive, friendly staff, but bad location

The rooms are small, clean but showing age, and the staff were very helpful. There's free Wi Fi and cable TV. It's located within walking distance to the gas lamp district and Little Italy. However, it's right by community centers, homeless shelters, and meal programs. If you're planning to walk to the gas lamp district, you go through about five blocks of rough neighborhood first. The streets near the hotel smelled like urine. Also, it is directly under the flight path to the airport. You will hear each and every plane land. They get really low overhead.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pappalecco on Cedar in Little Italy is a neighborhood place where they make their own gelato and you can get a lovely paninni and coffee for breakfast for about $10. I loved that place.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nickel88
Business
Highland,CA
Jul 17, 2014

Meh

This hotel was okay. Small rooms. Not a good neighborhood as there were homeless camped out where we park our cars

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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