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clean, comfortable, affordable centered for viewing many of the things to do in San DIego

Very basic. A noisy heating unit that did not work well. Shower that did not work well. No phone connection to office desk.

It was clean and modern. The bed was very comfortable. The walls a little thin, but it did not bother my rest.

Bathroom walls were not the cleanest, had flicked debris from nose on walls. Is was apparent the room ceiling had a leak, water stains and tares. Tried checking in at 1pm, was politely told they were all booked so had to return at 3pm, understandable. No iron in room or conditioner. Location is a 10 minute walk to Petco Park, minus a few streets lined with transients. If you’re looking for a place to sleep and shower this definitely works for the price.

This is a budget motel but it is not trying to be more than that. It provides a great rate and is close to downtown. Value for dollars it was great. I experienced none of what previous reviewers had experienced. Was happy to have a fridge and microwave.

The room was super nice and clean. Sleeping was a problem though, because of noise caused from the second floor. We could hear every step and every word from the people above us.

Place is run down, it doesn’t look very clean and parking is terrible

Staff was excellent. The property was clean, but there was not much as,far,as,amentities were concerned

I felt insecure about the location, front desk staff did not let me get into the lobby and had to wait outside while they were working on my information to check in. Being a female and alone at midnight it’s not safe at all.

This place was ugly, not like the pictures at all!!! Couldn’t cancel because they wouldn’t refund. The bathrooms had people’s old soap in the shower. The door was hard to lock. Beds were super hard and there was no real thick blanket at all. You hear traffic all night and their lights are super bright outside the windows. There’s no coffee pot in the rooms, no iron or ironing board. Seriously the worst hotel in San Diego!! We paid over $300 for a room 1 night!!! NEVER again.

The rooms felt like “free clinics” with thin walls, a noisy freeway exit. The towels look like they are 10 years old and never replaced. The shower head covered in lime and barely Andy water pressure. All this for a lovely $519.88 just because of Comic Con. Just gouging customers and only went and stayed there cause it was the cheapest around and had to go for work. Never again would I step foot in this rat hole.

The staff was very rude argumentative very impatient overall I did not enjoy it mentally. But the room is clean the it was a good bed so that it was clean

Needed a room, better prices than nearly most of San Diego. Even though it sits near the 163 and downtown remodeled rooms and great staff make this location a great value but there is the noise of traffic nearly constantly. Better than what you think.

If you’re looking for a cheap place that’s close to all the fun in the heart of SD go with this place. ROoms are remodeled and spacious, parking is free (but there are not a lot of spaces), good cable, no carpets!

The price was good for its location but its location was a tad sketchy.

Awful place in terrible location. There was crack heads knocking at my door asking to come in

Wasn't expecting luxury for the price I paid but it was exactly what I needed at the time and happy with how it all. Checking in and out was great because of the staff, and location was far from all the places I wanted to explore and see. The room itself was just neutral, nothing bad and nothing great. Just as pictured when buying.

10th Avenue San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Diego City College and Balboa Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

Located in Downtown San Diego, San Diego Downtown Lodge is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as San Diego City College and Copley Symphony Hall. This 32-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Dining

Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

San Diego Downtown Lodge's 32 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free long-distance calls, free local calls, and safes. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Renovated in 2017, San Diego Downtown Lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and luggage storage. This motel also has express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Run of the House

1 Queen Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for San Diego Downtown Lodge

Everyone (14) Couples (11) Business (2) Family (4) Other (2) Friends (2)
4
Partner Couples

clean, comfortable, affordable centered for viewing many of the things to do in San DIego

By on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your 4-star review and we sure hope you will consider staying with us again should your travel plans bring you back our way again sometime. Thank you and safe travels, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

2
Partner Couples Family

Very basic. A noisy heating unit that did not work well. Shower that did not work well. No phone connection to office desk.

By on Jan 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to see that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests, and we apologize if we fell short of that during your stay. Sincerely, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager

2
Everyone

By on Oct 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2019

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests, and we apologize if we fell short of that during your stay. Sincerely, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager

4
Family

It was clean and modern. The bed was very comfortable. The walls a little thin, but it did not bother my rest.

By on Aug 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 12, 2019

Thank you so very much for this review! Thank you so much for making San Diego Downtown Lodge your downtown hotel of choice. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

3
Family with small children

Bathroom walls were not the cleanest, had flicked debris from nose on walls. Is was apparent the room ceiling had a leak, water stains and tares. Tried checking in at 1pm, was politely told they were all booked so had to return at 3pm, understandable. No iron in room or conditioner. Location is a 10 minute walk to Petco Park, minus a few streets lined with transients. If you’re looking for a place to sleep and shower this definitely works for the price.

By on Jul 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 29, 2019

Thank you so very much for this feedback! Thank you so much for making San Diego Downtown Lodge your downtown hotel of choice. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

5
Partner Couples

This is a budget motel but it is not trying to be more than that. It provides a great rate and is close to downtown. Value for dollars it was great. I experienced none of what previous reviewers had experienced. Was happy to have a fridge and microwave.

By on Jul 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5-star review and we sure hope you will consider staying with us again should your travel plans bring you back our way again sometime. Thank you and safe travels, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

4
Partner Couples Family

By on Jun 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2019

Thank you so much for this 4-star review! We really appreciate your comments and it's great to know that you enjoyed a comfy stay and that you found our staff to be friendly as well. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back for another stay again sometime soon! Warmest regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

4
Family

The room was super nice and clean. Sleeping was a problem though, because of noise caused from the second floor. We could hear every step and every word from the people above us.

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2019

Thank you for your recent stay and we appreciate you taking the time to provide this review and feedback. We sincerely apologize for the issues you noted in your review; we strive to provide an exceptional experience to all of our guests and we are very sorry to have fallen short for you. We thank you and wish you safe travels. Warmest regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

2
Partner Couples

Place is run down, it doesn’t look very clean and parking is terrible

By , from Ventura, us on Feb 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2019

Dear Guest, We are very sorry knowing that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests, and we apologize if we fell short of that during your stay. Sincerely, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

5
Business Business

Staff was excellent. The property was clean, but there was not much as,far,as,amentities were concerned

By on Feb 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback,and we are very pleased to know that you found your room to be clean. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your recent stay with us. We will take your feedback to heart and hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity. Warm Regards, Kacey James, Customer Service Manager.

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