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San Diego Downtown Lodge

TravelocityUSD 80*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Gross. Sick. Ugly. Smells like an ash tray. Linen looks and smells like it hasn't been washed. The location has the aire of a Dirty Harry scene in a 1980's movie where he wastes a scoundrel. Tile is cracked and creaky. Watch out! I can imagine only one circumstance that this hotel would make sense. Drunk, high, or desperate. Need...

Thank Jeffrey F
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many other people, I didn't bother the bad reviews. Every establishment has the opportunity to change, and I gave it that chance. Biggest mistake that I've made in awhile. Thought that since the location was convenient, and the price wasn't very high I could stay here with my wife. Upon walking up to the lot, there were cigarette butts...

Thank dissembleee
San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The place is dirty and dingy. Towels and bed sheets have probably not been washed for a long time. Everything smells and there are flies everywhere. The bed cover is ripped or burned with cigarettes or something. When we walked in here, I tried to walk right out, but they hold on to you like grim reaper. The location is...

1Thank Jaythebagel
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear that you did not have the experience we hope to provide to all of our guests. Please be assured we will follow up on your concerns immediately. We are very sorry we fell short for your during your stay with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback, and will...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We booked this hotel for one night (on a Friday). The staff member who checked us in was extremely nice and very informative. She let us know that if there were any issues that they would be addressed immediately - but we didn't have any issues! Our room was clean (old, but clean - with the exception of two very...

Thank Hans3595
Management response:

Dear Hans3695 :) , Thanks very much for your review and valuable feedback! We are very glad to know that you found our downtown location convenient,our rooms were clean and that our staff were polite and accommodating. We hope you will consider making Downtown Lodge to your hotel of choice when staying in downtown San Diego! Warmest regards, Pinar Kale/Guest...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

This lodge was booked using Expedia Mystery for 3 nights. The room is large but musty. The bed is uncomfortable and we found hairs on the bed and bathroom. It provided A/C, free internet and parking but it was first come, first serve. The Inn is just right off the freeway, be on the lookout or you will miss the...

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fine for somewhere to stick your head after a long day out. Unfortunately very noisy due to proximity of the main road that isn't far from the freeway. Decent air con. Lots of people hanging around the street in front, also had people banging on our door in the dead of night. Would probably spend more money and stay somewhere...

Thank Dayno
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were left without a hotel room due to a booking screw up. This hotel was able to accommodate us quickly and for 2 nights. It is very run down, and in a sketchy part of town, however the beds were clean, and comfortable. Staff was helpful

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We arrived and were checked in very quickly by a very friendly member of staff. The room was very run down, marks on the wall where brackets should be, lamp shade hanging off the wall, parts missing from the air conditioning unit (though it worked), no plugs in the plug holes, the list goes on. The room was very basic,...

Thank Brettyboy
Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I ended up here because every other hotel was booked for the weekend, and with it being 60 to 80 dollars per night I caught myself thinking why not? When in all honesty I should of just kept looking farther away from the city instead of just settling. The door was not sealed properly there were cracks all long the...

1Thank Tara R
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

A little old but was clean and functional for overnight stay. It is not actually in the Downtown area despite the name which made it a little more difficult to get transport and food after 9pm. Bed was comfortable, shower hot and room clean. Staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was sufficient. My only grip was finding out it...

Thank Tarun S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near the San Diego Convention Center, Balboa Park, Naval Training Center, Qualcomm Stadium, Point Loma Nazarene University, Miramar Naval Air Station and Old Town San Diego. The San Diego Downtown Lodge offers guests free high-speed wireless Internet access, fax/copy service, wakeup service, free parking and small pets are accepted with additional charges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Diego Downtown Lodge

Address: 1345 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4703
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $102 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — San Diego Downtown Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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“If you don't want to be right by the freeway, ask for a room on the other side of the building.”
Hans3595, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for second floor”
sharonlI6556IA, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 112 and 113 are directly in front of the parking lot and garbage cans - very noisy”
DR_JLF22, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Do not get the handicap room, that is what I ended up with and it was awful!”
rbeise, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!!”
brendam570, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
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