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1,058 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationSan Diego City College5 min walk
Popular LocationCopley Symphony Hall5 min walk
RestaurantBruegger's Bagels3 min walk
RestaurantTom & Tom's3 min walk
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)9 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Run of the House

    Room amenities

    • 350 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

San Diego

Located in San Diego, San Diego Downtown Lodge is in the city center and by the ocean. Copley Symphony Hall and USS Midway Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Petco Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and skydiving.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • San Diego City College - 5 min walk
  • Copley Symphony Hall - 5 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 6 min walk
  • Petco Park - 19 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 18 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 9 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 9 min drive


  • Bruegger's Bagels - 3 min walk
  • Tom & Tom's - 3 min walk
  • Burger King - 3 min walk
  • Sol e Luna Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Del Taco - 4 min walk
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About this property

San Diego Downtown Lodge

San Diego motel in Downtown San Diego, walk to Balboa Park
Coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. All 32 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers.
San Diego Downtown Lodge offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)


Front-desk safe
No elevators

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains


Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


32-inch LCD TV
Cable channels


Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Turndown service



Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 75.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.
  • Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Property is also known as

San Diego Downtown Lodge
San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel
San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel
San Diego Downtown Lodge San Diego
San Diego Downtown Lodge Motel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at San Diego Downtown Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, San Diego Downtown Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to San Diego Downtown Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this motel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is San Diego Downtown Lodge located?
Located in Downtown San Diego, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of San Diego City College and Copley Symphony Hall. Balboa Park and Petco Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). 5th Avenue Station is 9 minutes by foot and City College Trolley Station is 9 minutes.

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities

If I was going to a show in San Diego and needed a place to pass out drunk at 2 AM this hotel might be OK because it’s close in and cheap, but for any other reason it just doesn’t cut it.

Stayed 12 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff was helpful and friendly enough. The property is old, outdated, and not properly taken care of. Right off the bat our room had to be changed because the toilet didn't work. The new room was in a narrow hallway where the carpet was heavily stained and smelled a bit like urine. I seriously lysol wiped everything before touching it. They had a tiny ice machine at the front desk and one small coffee maker. We were lucky to get enough ice for 2 small cups. The guests next door blasted their music all night. The shower was a trickle. Very disappointing. On the plus side very close to Balboa Park and Fwy

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Service was grezt...ownners we're exceptionally w customer service...

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    service was terrific. floors were creaky. location was great. tub drain did not work. cost was good in comparison with others. street noise was loud.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020