"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"
"The motel was less than a mile from the Naval Medical Center. The door didn't seem secure, so I didn't feel comfortable. There was a musty smell throughout the building. Parking cost $20. Definitely not a 3-star place.2021-11-01"
"An OK hotel. You get what you pay for.2016-12-28"
"This was the hotel from hell. There was trash under the bed. The towels were stained, and we only got 1 bar of soap for 4 people. When we asked for more, the staff told us that was all we were getting. There were tiny flies in the cups in the room. The breakfast bread was in zip lock bags. I'll never stay here again.2015-08-13"
"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"
"The motel suited my needs, and I didn't notice any cigarette odor. The room was clean, and the employees were courteous. I recommend staying here.2018-11-16"
"The motel staff was polite and accommodating, but my room reeked of cigarette smoke and the air freshener didn't alleviate the problem. The breakfast attendant was nice and jumped in to help when I had a problem with the waffle maker.2018-11-10"
"The motel clerk was rude and unhelpful.2015-04-05"
"Convenient to CBX. The hotel was older, and the furniture was dated, but it was clean. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Reasonable daily parking rates, and we were able to leave our car for 3 nights.2021-06-14"
"This hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was spotless, the reception service was good, and the TV channel selection was great.2019-11-07"
"Good hotel. Stay here.2016-06-22"
"The hotel was in excellent condition. Good service. The pool area was clean and comfortable.2016-02-27"
"The hotel was clean. Nice room for the price.2015-10-09"
"The room was huge and spotless, and the bed was comfortable. I got the flu while staying here, and the hotel staff couldn't have been kinder. When I was able to eat, they went to the restaurant next door and got food for me; they even let me check out late.2019-03-11"
"The room was average, and it was inconvenient to have to get a new key card each day. The desk lamp didn't work, and there was no switchplate on the outlet. The lampshades were wobbly. Limited TV channel selection. The bathtub had rust stains.There was trash on the grounds. The staff was friendly, but consider finding a nicer, cleaner motel.2018-06-29"
"Right off the freeway. The room had a fridge and microwave, and the hotel was pet-friendly. The employees were friendly and helpful. I loved the heated pool and having a washer and dryer for guest use. Great place to stay.2016-05-14"
"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"
"Good rates. The hotel room was clean, and everything was perfect. Fast check-in. I can't wait to go back.2021-11-08"
"I wasn't satisfied with the quality of this hotel. The hospitality was fine, but the carpet was dirty and hadn't been vacuumed, and the AC didn't work well. There was mold on the shower wall. I should have stayed in my car.2021-08-28"
"Hotel room was small but clean. Nice pool area and restaurant.2015-02-22"
"The motel badly needed maintenance. Our room was above the laundry room and was always hot. There was no carpet, and the tiles were peeling off the floor. The parking lot was small. I won't stay here again.2018-12-06"
"Convenient to downtown, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, Fashion Valley Mall, and many other attractions. The room rate was reasonable and included WiFi and continental breakfast. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The only downside was that I lost an item of clothing that I assume was gathered up with the laundry, and the hotel staff was unable to locate it. The breakfast room got crowded, so go early. I definitely recommend this motel to anyone looking for an inexpensive place to sleep.2015-07-08"
"The price was right, but you get what you pay for. The hotel was old and run-down, and needed a complete renovation. There was a fair amount of outside noise. I'll stay elsewhere next time.2020-02-09"
"Great room and friendly hotel staff.2019-11-14"
"The hotel was OK.2018-08-26"
"I had a nice stay. The hotel room was clean and in order. The complimentary breakfast wasn't at all good, so eat somewhere else.2017-09-20"
"Easy check-in, and the clerk called to make sure everything was in order with our room. This hotel was a good choice.2017-03-25"
"I was disappointed that the hotel didn't provide daily housekeeping. Bring your own towels.2022-01-17"
"One of the key cards didn't work. The shower faucet ran; I told the front desk, but it wasn't repaired. Find another motel.2021-09-04"
"Close to MCRD. The motel was aging but clean.2021-06-22"
"The motel was OK if you just need a place to sleep and shower. There were a lot of homeless people in front of the property. There was mold in the shower and on the ceiling. The employees were friendly and accommodating. 2021-06-19"
"Good motel. The room was small but nice.2019-03-26"
"The hotel was older, but the room had been nicely updated. If you're looking for amenities, don't stay here. If you're looking for a nice, affordable place in a convenient location, this is a good choice.2020-04-27"
"Great location. The lobby and room were clean, and the employees were friendly, accommodating, and made me feel at home. Breakfast was hot and delicious, and coffee was available 24 hours a day. Pets were allowed. I highly recommend staying here.2018-12-08"
"Hard to find. The hotel room was clean, and breakfast was good.2016-06-16"
"The hotel staff was rude and unprofessional. Don't stay here.2017-08-17"
"The hotel didn't meet the standard I expected. Don't stay here.2016-09-27"
"My hotel room had bedbugs.2016-04-26"
"Cheap hotel, and you get what you pay for. The room was clean, and the front desk clerk was extremely nice and accommodating. Good coffee was always available. But the soundproofing was so poor that we could hear everything going on the rooms around ours, and we smelled marijuana smoke wherever we went in the hotel. Decent breakfast, but the scrambled eggs always ran out early and weren't replenished.2015-11-17"
"Our room was pleasant and remodeled. Great housekeeper. The hotel clerk was nice, professional, and helpful. Good breakfast. We had a wonderful stay, and my young son wanted to move in permanently.2015-10-17"
"The hotel was nice and clean, and just 5 minutes from the children's hospital. I'd definitely stay here again.2021-04-09"
"Close to Rady Children's Hospital. Good rates. The hotel was clean, and the bed was so comfortable.2021-02-24"
"Great rates. The hotel room was clean, and the food was excellent. The staff was so friendly and helpful; we felt welcomed. They accommodated our request for a late checkout. We were extremely happy with our stay.2020-09-05"
"Nice hotel. The staff was so accommodating about getting me to and from the hospital to see my son.2017-09-10"
"The room was spacious, and breakfast was good. The staff wasn't consistently customer service-oriented, though. We tried calling for hours to inform the staff we'd be arriving late, but we were never able to get through. When we arrived, the hotel clerk said she'd used the phone and it worked fine. The heating and cooling unit was so loud it interrupted our sleep. Never got our requested wake-up call. Even though the room rates weren't cheap, we also had to pay for parking. We won't return.2018-12-05"
"I enjoyed staying at this hotel.2018-08-09"
"The hotel was clean and nicely updated. Good hospitality. The only disappointment was the cable TV didn't work. I recommend staying here.2017-11-13"
"I had a pleasant hotel stay. Go for it.2017-07-18"
"The hotel was conveniently located and cost-conscious. Take advantage of the breakfast; it was excellent.2016-10-20"
"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"
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.