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Motel 6 San Diego Hotel Circle- Mission Valley
Ranked #209 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Mississauga, Canada
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85 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Well above average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

For a Motel 6 this is a good one. Located in Hotel Circle Hwy 8 and 5 is a great place to strike out in any direction. Five minutes by car to Old Town by crossing the highway just outside the motel entrance. About 15 minutes from Balboa Park by going west on 8 a mile and down Hwy 163. Also 15 minutes from Mission Beach. Go down 5, follow the signs and you are 15 minutes from Hotel del Coronado, where Some Like It Hot was filmed.
The rooms are large and clean. As with the bathrooms. As we were in the tower I can't comment on the regular building (which looks like the usual Motel 6). In the tower was a laundry room with several washing machines which seemed to be in constant use. There is heavy security at this building and I do mean heavy. They were constantly on the look out and the gate guard had a list of all guests.
My only concern with this hotel was the Wi-Fi which they charge $3.00 a day for. It was terrible. Very slow and signal strength shown on my tablet constantly went up and down and never went over 50%. All in all though I would definitely stay here again, as long as I get the tower.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Issaquah, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

From the narrow, smelly hallway, to the stained, minuscule, sand-papery towels, the motel 6 brand should be ashamed. No hair dryer, iron or anything hot, including bath water. Unless you count the free porn channel (who does that?) on the 80's tv. I'm guessing that's why they have SO much security to keep "extras" out of people's rooms. We stayed out of our room as much as possible and had to go through security to park when we got back at night. I guess we were safe? Didn't feel that way!

  • Stayed May 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

These people charge 3 dollars a day for internet on one device. The printer which cost 5 dollars for 15 minutes doesn't work. Our rooms smelled like p*ss and the odour was masked by horrible smelling carpet shampoo. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable and the management is criminal just because they're "the cheapest in town." Please if you can avoid this h*ll-hole, do not stay here!!

Room Tip: All of the rooms including the smoking rooms stink.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

The room/bathroom were clean. Many thanks to the cleaning staff. Great/convenient location. I take issue with "business deals" going on outside my door at 4 AM. It took 2 calls to the front desk before the area got quiet again. In the morning there was a used condom and its torn wrapper lying on the ground beside my vehicle in the parking lot. The front desk wasn't able to provide us with an extra pillow. Apparently they don't have spares. I found that was amazing in light of the size of the place. Another night there were two guys playing with their remote control car in the parking lot at 2 AM. If you can survive night disturbances, this place would suit you just fine! I'm not hurrying back.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

For the lower price you get what you pay for. We stayed a couple weeks ago because everyone else was sold out, but that's my fault for waiting last minute. The room was not up to my cleanliness expectations, but what do you expect from a Motel6? The location and front desk were great though, so that was a little bonus. I wouldn't come back but if you're on a tight budget then it's decent enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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San Diego
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Ok. I am going to be honest I'm really only writing this review because I am so annoyed right now. This is a hotel that I go to two or three times a month. I only go here because I'm a single man and it's very convenient to where I want to be. This hotel is it cheap as it gets in San Diego it is near an area of town with a lot of homeless people and a lot of people in desperate situations. It doesn't bother me but I definitely would not bring the family here. This is because its position farthest west on hotel circle in Mission Valley any hotel that is further east in Mission Valley is nicer. In addition to being horrible to stay at today it became even not convenient when the young heavily made up young over weight asian girl told me that there was not a single empty room in the entire hotel that look like a ghost town she suggested that I come back 2 hours later when 1 of the 100 or so empty rooms would be cleaned I was really astounded because as bad as the hotel is the 1 good quality about it was that the front staff was not nice but at least they were polite and honest hI guess they have new hiring policies apparently laziness is now on the table. Now that I have covered everything outside your room your room will be small reasonably clean and smell a very cheap and smell off very cheap sanitizer. The bed will be cheap and unconfortable. The hotel will be creepy. San Diego is a great city don't ruin your trip by staying here.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

It's a motel 6, its exactly what you would expect, nothing more or less. Incredibly nice desk person, extra friendly - arriving at 10pm no less. Pool not heated in the winter - no surprise. Located right off a freeway - convenient, our room was in the tower, no noise issues. Paid a little extra for a mini fridge and microwave in the room, nice option. Pay extra to have wifi as expected. Patrons seemed to be the usual motel 6 mix - family vacationing on the cheep, works traveling, dog owners, a few downers - again the usual. Hallways had a strong cleaning produc odor, stairwells smell mildewy - room was fine. Usual super low water flow sink but for some reason the the shower was super high pressure - nice bonus. Typical room setup, was comfortable enough. Again is was nothing more or less than what I expected, was satisfied for the price. Liked the location, would stay again.

Room Tip: Stayed in the back of the tower, was quite - no freeway noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Motel 6 San Diego Hotel Circle- Mission Valley
Address: 2424 Hotel Cir N, I-8/Mission Valley Freeway West at Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108-2811
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #209 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Diego Hotel Circle- Mission Valley 2*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Motel 6 is centrally located in the heart of San Diego. The location is convenient to all area attractions including the San Diego Zoo, Sea World - California and Fashion Valley Mall. WiFi available in all guest rooms for a nominal fee. ... more   less 
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