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San Diego Downtown Lodge

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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of San Diego Downtown Lodge

San Diego Downtown Lodge

2.0 star property
City-center hotel within walking distance of Copley Symphony Hall

6.0/10 Good

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is $86
Price available on 3/27/2023
1345 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Offsite parking available

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Balboa Park - 6 min walk
  • Petco Park - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 24 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 25 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 26 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 29 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 30 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 30 min walk
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 7 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 9 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 24 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 38 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 21 min walk
  • City College Trolley Station - 7 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 9 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 11 min walk


  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Jack In The Box - 5 min walk
  • Del Taco - 4 min walk
  • Pure Lounge & Grill - 6 min walk
  • The Taco Stand - 6 min walk

About this property

San Diego Downtown Lodge

Just 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the airport, San Diego Downtown Lodge puts you just a 5-minute drive from Petco Park and Balboa Park. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and parasailing. Also, San Diego Zoo and Mission Bay are within a short drive. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: City College Trolley Station is 7 minutes and 5th Avenue Station is 9 minutes.


English, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 200 per accommodation, per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 100.00 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 27.62 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site. </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does San Diego Downtown Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, San Diego Downtown Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at San Diego Downtown Lodge?
As of Mar 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at San Diego Downtown Lodge on Mar 27, 2023 start from $86, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at San Diego Downtown Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at San Diego Downtown Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 27.62 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at San Diego Downtown Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at San Diego Downtown Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at San Diego Downtown Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals.
What's the area around San Diego Downtown Lodge like?
San Diego Downtown Lodge is in Downtown San Diego, a short 9-minute drive from San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) and 6 minutes' walk from Balboa Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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8/10 Very Good

Adriana, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marina, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Cheap place, get almost what you pay for--
parking was terrible; bed very uncomfortable--fights outside and in other rooms; carpet was filthy--we had paid for 2 nights but only stayed one--no refund offered --others should know it is right on a main road, so very noisy all night and close to the airport approaches, so plane noise all night long--good price for a place to crash, but would not do it again !
John, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The best thing about this hotel was that it was within walking distance of balboa park. The door didn't fit in the doorframe, big gap. Towels like sand paper. Skimpy blanket. We were actually cold at night. No in room coffee, not even a glass in the bathroom. Not a particularly good area either. Noisy.
Hazel, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

VERY Rustic
The Lodge is right off the 163 fwy exit, so it is VERY noisy. The room was clean, but the sheets felt very old and worn. We had to use a blanket from our car because there wasn’t one on the bed, or extra in the closet. The towels were stained.
MEGAN, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Jamilecxth, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rodolfo, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Hucana, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This place is more run down than the photos show. We were woken up to people drilling and slamming things all morning. If you’re doing construction, you should let people know this ahead of time. What I paid was way too much for a place like this.
1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Awful service.
From the moment we got there it was instant red flags. The man at the front desk was basically whispering to us and getting attitude when asked to repeat himself. Then our room door wouldn’t open with any of the keys given to us the way the man had instructed us to open it. Each time we got into our room it was a 5-10 minute battle with the door opening. On top of that we placed our parking pass on our window and parked in the lot connected to the hotel but received a ticket because this man also failed to let us know they don’t have a parking lot they just have two spots in front of the office that are available and the empty parking lot connected to their building still has to be paid for separately. Lastly, the walls are basically paper thin and you will be woken up by every single person and vehicle that passes by your room or the hotel. Overall wouldn’t stay there longer than one night it’s an inconvenience.
1-night trip with friends
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