"The motel was OK but not great. Not happy about a $150 hold on my credit card for 15 days.2016-08-30"
"Didn't like having to pay a large deposit at check-in. Don't recommend this motel.2016-05-20"
"The motel room smelled musty. The towel rack and toilet seat were broken; we reported it, but nothing was done. The continental breakfast was a joke. Not happy about the $150 deposit even though we paid in advance. Don't recommend this motel.2016-05-18"
"The shower in my motel room didn't have a no-slip mat, so I slipped and fell.2016-03-16"
"The motel was pleasant and comfortable, and the employees were knowledgeable, polite, and extremely helpful. Good taco shop nearby.2015-12-26"
"I enjoyed my stay and didn't have any problems. The room was nice. I highly recommend this motel.2018-10-17"
"The motel room was clean, but the bed and sofa bed weren't comfortable. We had to go to the office to get our key cards re-set.2018-07-19"
"A wonderful motel. The best part was the free breakfast, which my whole family enjoyed. Definitely stay here.2017-11-12"
"A fairly nice motel other than a few minor issues. Ask for a 1st floor room if you're handicapped since there's no elevator.2016-11-03"
"Nice enough motel, but I'm handicapped and was given a room on the 2nd floor. There was an odor of sewage from the bathtub drain that was noticeable in the room, and the fridge froze our sodas.2016-11-01"
"If you arrive after 8 PM, you'll have to go to the back of the building and check in through a window with bullet-proof glass. There was no heat in the room, and we froze. No TV remote control. Breakfast was so bad I wouldn't feed it to a dog. The elevator didn't work. Don't stay at this motel.2019-12-31"
"The motel was dingy and needed work. It was nice having a kitchenette. Good service. The breakfast set-up was terrible. Shop around.2019-05-13"
"Near the base. My motel room was nice and recently renovated. Great hospitality from the staff. I'll be back.2019-09-17"
"The motel was dirty.2017-07-06"
"Great motel stay.2016-02-16"
"My motel room reeked of stale smoke; it was unbearable. I was more than anxious to check out. Terrible place; don't stay here.2016-02-14"
"Reasonably priced hotel. The staff was fantastic, but management wasn't. I complained about the lack of hot water for showers; someone was sent up, but the water remained lukewarm. Great breakfast.2015-08-26"
"The motel was clean. No cups or ice trays in the room. No seal on the toilet seat. Be aware of the deposit. I found a homeless person looking in my car through the window.2021-09-22"
"Great motel for the price, and it was convenient to the freeway. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly.2021-05-23"
"The motel was nice and clean.2019-06-28"
"The motel was clean and convenient, but a bit difficult to locate the 1st time.2018-12-04"
"The hotel was close to restaurants. The room was clean, and everything was up to date. All the employees were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast wasn't bad. All in all, this is a nice place to stay.2017-11-22"
"Close to Balboa Navy Hospital. The room was clean, but the AC was loud and I could hear a lot of traffic noise. Most of the drawers and cabinets were missing their handles. Worst of all, the hotel had no hot water. The staff said the problem would be fixed in 3 hours, but there was still no hot water in the morning. I had booked for 12 days but left after less than 24 hours. Stay somewhere else.2016-09-06"
"Older hotel in need of renovation. Insist on a non-smoking room; ours wasn't, and it was smelly.2016-08-19"
"Located in a bad area. This hotel is cheap for a reason. When we arrived, the floors were wet and dirty. Check-in took forever. The room was dirty and smelled bad. There were crumbs on the chair, and the towels were discolored. The toilet ran. After 30 minutes, we decided to leave and find a better place to stay.2016-06-28"
"People smoked outside my room door, and smoke came in through the gap under the door. The wireless Internet at this hotel was the absolute worst. No airport shuttle, and the taxi cost $33. I'd never stay here again and don't recommend it.2015-12-24"
"The entire staff was friendly and went above and beyond. They were even able to accommodate my request for a wheelchair for my mom. I definitely recommend this hotel.2015-10-04"
"The hotel was comfortable and clean, and conveniently located right off the 805 freeway. Poor water pressure in the shower, though. The staff was courteous and efficient. 2021-10-21"
"The breakfast buffet could've been better.2018-10-09"
"Easy to access. Good rates. This hotel was totally worth the price. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable, and the staff was friendly.2016-07-14"
"Clean, comfortable hotel with good-sized rooms and excellent facilities. Highly recommend.2015-11-09"
"Convenient to Aquatica. This hotel exceeded our expectations. It was updated and nicely decorated. The room was clean and modern. Comfortable beds with nice linens. Had cable TV and free wireless Internet, and there were thoughtful touches like a microwave, fridge, full-sized ironing board and iron, and hair dryer. There was even a guest laundry room. The complimentary breakfast had hot and cold selections. Ask for a room on a higher floor, on the side away from the freeway.2015-07-23"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.