Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego

Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego

2.0 star property
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
550 Montrose Court, I-8 at Magnolia Avenue Southbound, El Cajon, CA, 92020

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarlton Oaks Country Club9 min drive
  • Popular LocationMission Trails Regional Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationSteele Canyon Golf Club15 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

El Cajon

Located in El Cajon, Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego is in the city center. Old Mission Dam and San Diego Voice & Viewpoint are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Cowles Mountain. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Viejas Arena or Aztec Stadium. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like skydiving.

What's nearby

  • Carlton Oaks Country Club - 9 min drive
  • San Diego State University - 11 min drive
  • Mission Trails Regional Park - 11 min drive
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club - 15 min drive
  • Viejas Arena - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Town Transit Center - 18 min drive
  • Arnele Avenue Station - 20 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 21 min drive


  • Perry's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Rubio's - 9 min walk
  • Urbn St. Brewing Co. - 10 min walk
  • Starbucks - 11 min walk
  • Por Favor Mexican Restaurant - 12 min walk

About this property

Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego

Motel in El Cajon with 24-hour front desk and outdoor pool
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has a snack bar/deli and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk and a vending machine are onsite. All 182 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs with cable channels, and free local calls.
Motel 6 El Cajon, CA - San Diego offers 182 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature blackout drapes/curtains. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers.

This El Cajon motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • TV


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 3 AM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
2 per room
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 273 out of 972 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 253 out of 972 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 177 out of 972 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 103 out of 972 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 166 out of 972 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good room for it’s size.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only good feature of the hotel is that it's centrally located. The property and rooms were dirty. People were living there and they were dirty too. Syringes in the grassy area, along with large quantities of animal poop. Ice machine was broken. The cleaning equipment: brooms etc were inadequate for the job. On 3 separate towels there was hair imbedded in the weave and I found a long black kinky hair in the tub. The only excuse I can think of for the state of the hotel is apathy.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked it, every thing was good and clean
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
After my last experience with an Expedia Motel I was considering not using Expedia again. I decided to try one more time and was pleased with the Motel I selected. There were a few things that could have been better but nothing that would keep me from using this location again. If interested the rooms had absolutely no amenities like face tissue, hair shampoo or bath soap. There were 2 bars of hand soap but nothing else, however those can be fixed by my packing travel size items. The bed was great, very comfortable and I had a great 2 nights of sleep, the TV reception was very good and the office called to checked with you if you needed housekeeping without just bothering you by coming by. Check-in and Check-out were done very good considering that there was always only 1 person in the office and always a line of customers. Anyway this stay will have me continuing to use Expedia as well as Choice as long as I no longer get the kind of location I did in Nov 2021 in FL.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Too nosey
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022