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Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a one night stop over before catching your next flight then this is probably the cheapest option. The place has new tv's but that is about it. You are directly under the flight path and it is loud. Rooms were not the cleanest but for one night it is doable. Would only stay here again if in a...

Thank canhiker
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

We are happy to provide our guests with a comfortable room, at a very reasonable price, in close proximity to the airport, and we are happy that this is what you received. We hope that you will consider staying with us again, we would love to welcome you back when you are next using the airport. Best wishes, Hotel Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was too small, the blanket was burned by cigarettes flam, you can hear the noise outside easily. Free Parking available with free WiFi. I recommend this motel for short stays, Solo travelers.

Thank Aktham A
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

While we are glad that you felt our location was convenient for you, we are disappointed that we weren't able to knock it out of the park for you. Our team normally check the room thoroughly to ensure everything is just perfect, so it is strange that we overlooked some crucial things in this case. Please know that we are...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was one of the dirtiest motels we have ever stayed in. Got up at four thirty in the morning to go to airport and turned light on and seen roaches crawling on floor and wall. Disgusting, never again Motel 6

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6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

Dear Edward, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We have procedures in place related to our pest policy that should have prevented the inconveniences you describe. Please accept our apologies that your...

Fort Worth, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I selected this hotel due to its closeness to downtown and its price.The room was clean and very functional. The reviews concerning the firm bed with thin mattress were spot on, as were the reviews indicating you can see the whites of the pilots eyes as they are landing the plane. However, a white noise app solved that problem.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Since my last visit, they've done a lot of renovations. TV's are new and good quality. Full Cox Cable. On-site laundry room with soap vending machine. The name is no joke, it's literally across the street from the airport. There is a curfew from 11:30 PM to 6:30 AM, so you can get a decent night's sleep, but if you're...

Thank Karen C
6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

Dear Karen, We appreciate you recognizing our excellent service, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. If you haven't already done so, please call our Guest Relations Department at 1-855-787-9864 to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels.

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

On line pictures looked lovely but not so much...flooring was coming up, bedspread was either ugly dirty or terribly stained, TV didn't work properly nor did heater/cooling unit.The front desk man tried to fix the TV but it still was far from satisfactory. Bathtub was chipped and a 6 year old must have done the painting and last but not...

Thank Judy C
6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

Judy, Thank you for posting your review. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Please know the conditions you experienced are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the...

Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had a bad experience at this hotel, on Jan. 9th. I've tried to talk with manager, Frances. She isn't there, or she just stepped out. I'm getting a lot of excuses. Last time I called, I left a message for her to call me and was never been called back.

Thank Dale S
Springfield, OR
Reviewed 5 January 2017

1. The location is great... Within easy walking distance of the wharf, waterfront and Little Italy. 2. Other reviews complain about aircraft noise....The name of the motel is AIRPORT Motel 6...Shouldn't that have given you a hint? We really found our 1st floor rooms to be quite quiet. 3. They provide a very inexpensive airport shuttle service in a clean,...

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Dan P, General Manager at Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and I am sorry yours did not meet expectations. Rest assured appropriate measures are being taken to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns and...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Yes, the planes fly right over the hotel close enough to see the people inside at times. It is loud outside but I was in the first floor and with the air conditioner on at night it was ok. It is 4 blocks walking distance to Little Italy so I took advantage of great weather after about 700 miles in...

1Thank m0chap00dle
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed here for our last night of our road trip before leaving the States. The receptionist was nice and the rooms were clean. But still... One of the rooms smelled of smoke, but the second one we looked at was ok. We took the third... On the plus side you can walk to little Italy and have dinner there,...

Thank Pat S

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Additional Information about Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor

Address: 2353 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101-1746 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $102 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel 6 San Diego Airport - Harbor 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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Motel 6 - San Diego Airport/Harbor Hotel San Diego
Econo Lodge San Diego
San Diego Motel 6
San Diego Motel Six
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“Stay away this motel is creepy and dirty.”
EdwardT485, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor is a little quieter with planes overhead.”
karencG9147FR, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Because of airport noise ('didn't bother us), ground-floor rooms are probably a bit quieter.”
  • Our stay in 2 different rooms had similar housekeeping problems.
  • Our stay in 2 different rooms had similar housekeeping problems.
kennuf, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“This is directly across from the airport with planes flying directly overhead at very low altitudes. Downstairs rooms are a little quieter.”
karencG9147FR, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Second floor gives you privacy from the parking lot and enables you to have your own private balcony.”
61jimmyw, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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