$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 18, 2014 Check-out: Aug 20, 2014

Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

2 stars
1840 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
126 reviews
GREAT LOCATION-GREAT ROOM

I stayed here one night.. the price was great... the location was great ..the staff was great and... See full review

  • 2 young girls on vaca
  • May 28, 2013
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.

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

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Hotel Map

32.7247 -117.1614
Nearby airports
Long Beach Airport Daugherty Field, (LGB), 107.00, MI, SE; San Diego International Airport, (SAN), 2.70, MI, SE;
Area description
City Center

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
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 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
  • Sea World: 4.8 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 (126)

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

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.7

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

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.

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JP53
Redondo Beach CA
Jul 17, 2014

Close to the nightlife

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nickel88
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
Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Adventure Bound
Business
Pacific NW
Jun 25, 2014

Claustrophobic and odorous

Could barely fit through the inside of the room, in addition to funky odors as well as a smoking stench in a 'non-smoking room. Definitely not a 'best value'.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mexican takeout close-by

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MPiva
Business
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil
May 23, 2014

Good easy location

Good location. Close to Gaslamp, Brodway ave and freeway. 10 minutes drive from airport. Easy to park. The bed could be better. Room is OK. Some noise because it's straight down the airplanes aproach. Stayed there for 4 nights. One night some boys and girls were shouting, but staff told them to stop and it ended well. Excellent cost/benefit .

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Gaslamp. Make no mistake, go there for fun, dining, dancing!

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MPiva
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil
May 21, 2014

Perfect for family tourism

Close to Santa Monica beach, Beverly Hills and Hollywood boulevard. 5 minutes from Universal Studios. 3 blocks from San Diego freeway. Easy to find and drive if you arrive from LAX.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

LAX airport

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
rwill80
Business
Torrance, CA
May 20, 2014

Average hotel

The hotel itself is fine. Breakfast was sub-par, but to be expected I suppose. The really only gripe is the parking situation is a pain in the rear. It's either barely existing street parking, or pay $12 in a public parking lot. Not good in my opinion.

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

Business

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tess01
SAN DIEGO
May 17, 2014

A good value

Friendly staff. Clean room. This is a no frills, clean value. I would and will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
FriendOfDogs
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 30, 2014

lipstick on a...

It was fine and clean, but there's nothing around there. The taco stand around the corner is great, but that's all there is within about 10 blocks except lots of indigent folks and support services for them. Even the part of Balboa park within 2 blocks is depressing. The worst part was the fight and beating I heard in one of the rooms while I waited for my cab to leave.

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

Business

Review of Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown Balboa Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alansylv
Halesowen, West Midlands, UK
Apr 20, 2014

Airplane noise

This hotel does have a good location, a 10min walk to Gaslamp District and all there is to see, but unfortunately it is under the flightpath to the airport, and the airplanes are often.

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