"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"
"Everything was great. The hotel room was clean and nicely decorated, but the sheer drapes didn't allow for much privacy. No towel rack in the bathroom. The staff was professional. Stay here.2022-09-15"
"Nice, clean hotel. The front desk staff was friendly.2022-09-11"
"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"
"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 room was clean and comfortable, but there was no bar soap or facial tissue. The hotel staff was nice.2022-10-19"
"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"
"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"
"The hotel room was clean, but the hallway floors were dirty. Some baseboards and tile trim were missing. Good staff.2023-07-15"
"The 1st room smelled like smoke, and the AC wasn't working. The key card reader in the 2nd room didn't work. No stopper for the bathtub, and the body wash dispenser was empty. The elevator appeared to be on its last legs. Needed better cleaning and maintenance, but the hotel was overall serviceable.2023-03-10"
"The hotel was nice and perfect for our needs.2022-05-19"
"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"
"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"
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.