"When I entered the motel, it smelled like cigarettes and marijuana. There were no shower towels available. The plumbing pipes creaked, and the AC was in bad shape and set to 52 degrees. The TV remote control was sticky, and the batteries were barely held in place. There was a taped crack in the window. There was a large hole in the curtain, and the ceiling sprinkler was falling out. I found an old cigarette and plastic wrappers in the room, and the towel rack fell off the wall. Don't stay here.2020-10-08"
"The hotel room was quite small for our little family. The AC didn't work well. Breakfast wasn't good, so go to Denny's.2018-06-14"
"There was only one hotel clerk on duty, so there was an hour-long line to check in. No towels in the room. Just a place to sleep.2015-10-06"
"There was too much noise all night long; we weren't able to get any sleep. None of the hotel employees did anything about it; in fact, some of them were quite noisy themselves. I'd never stay here again.2022-02-07"
"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"
"The hotel staff was amazingly polite and understanding, and the room was clean. Enjoy your stay.2020-07-01"
"Great location. A mostly OK hotel, but I heard train and traffic noise all night. The linens were rough. The exercise room was too cold. No continental breakfast provided.2015-12-20"
"Convenient to the North Halsey Base on Coronado. If you want simple, this is the hotel for you. Clean, comfortable room. It was pleasant and well worth the stay, and the staff was helpful. Had a heated pool, and there was a restaurant next door.2015-12-03"
"Close to the Navy base. The hotel was clean, and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend staying here.2015-12-02"
"Easy access to the interstate. Reasonably priced. Clean, comfortable room. The hotel staff was courteous, helpful, and professional. The only drawback was that there was no breakfast. I was entirely pleased with my experience.2015-10-03"
"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 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"
"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 under construction, and it ruined what was supposed to be a special stay. Our ocean view was instead a view of construction, and the work woke us up at 7 AM every morning. No one answered the front desk phone, so I had to go down to the lobby for everything. I was extremely disappointed.2019-11-11"
"Across the street from the beach, and close to excellent restaurants and shops. This is a historic landmark motel built in hacienda style. It's older, which showed in some of the fixtures, but it's clean and well-maintained. The center courtyard has a pool, shops, and restaurants. Outstanding, accommodating staff. Everyone was friendly, efficient, and professional. No on-site parking, but street parking wasn't a problem for us even on a busy holiday weekend.2016-06-09"
"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"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
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.