Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

1546 Second AvenueSan Diego92101USA
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About Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

Stay in the heart of San Diego, California, on a budget at Motel 6 San Diego Downtown. It provides unpretentious accommodation with free parking just off Interstate 5.

Colorful modernized rooms feature an en suite bathroom with granite countertops, wood-effect flooring, flat-screen cable TV, air-conditioning, free local calls and paid Wi-Fi. Accessible rooms are available.

Facilities comprise a 24-hour reception, launderette and elevators. Kids can stay free and pets are allowed.

Vending machines are offered at reception, where morning coffee is free. There are several eateries within a couple of blocks of the motel.

Motel 6 San Diego Downtown is about 20 minutes’ walk from the Maritime Museum of San Diego and about ten minutes’ drive from Seaport Village for shopping and dining. The historic Gaslamp Quarter is about one mile away for nightlife options. San Diego Zoo is about two miles away as is San Diego International Airport.


1546 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101, USA
Telephone: +1(619)2369292 | Fax: +1(619)2369988 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Supermarket
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Clean and comfy rooms at affordable rates

Many reviewers spoke highly of the well-kept modernized rooms with fresh decor and spacious bathrooms, although a few critics found the bedrooms small. Guests often said the rooms only had the essentials for sleeping and washing but were more than adequately clean and comfortable for a short stay. Considering its reasonable rates, many travelers said this motel was good value for money. Motorists appreciated the free parking but sometimes all the spaces were taken, causing latecomers to search for an alternative.

Friendly staff

Reviewers largely praised the customer service, describing staff as polite, friendly and helpful, although there were occasional reports of mix-ups with reservations.

Handy central location

This motel's location was a hit with many budget-conscious travelers looking for affordable but central accommodation as it was walking distance from the heart of downtown for shopping, dining, and attractions. Moreover, it was within easy reach of the Gaslamp Quarter for nightlife. Another bonus was the proximity of eateries and public transport links just a few blocks away. Motorists liked being close to Interstate 5 for easy access to the airport and beaches.

Negative Reviews

Minor maintenance and cleanliness issues

Minor cleanliness issues left some reviewers unimpressed. These included trash leftover from previous occupants, dust, bathroom mold and stained linens in some rooms. There were also reports of facilities requiring repairs like malfunctioning lighting or air-conditioning.

Wi-Fi wasn't free

Reviewers were unpleasantly surprised that Wi-Fi access wasn't provided for free at this property. Some critics said the service offered poor speeds and coverage.

Irritating smells and noises

Musty smells or lingering smoke smells in certain rooms bothered some guests. Although plenty of guests found the motel to be relatively quiet, some light sleepers said there were rooms with insufficient soundproofing to exclude noise from adjacent rooms.

Rating Overview

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7 out of 10 based on 1604 reviews