The Rambler Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Chula Vista with outdoor pool and restaurant

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The Rambler Motel

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Coffee shop
King + | Memory foam beds, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
King ADA | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Rambler Motel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Restaurant
The price is $106
Price available on 10/8/2023
225 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/game room
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Arcade/game room

Room options

King ADA

  • 252 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Queen/ Queen Plus

  • 252 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

King +

  • 252 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Queen/ Queen

  • 252 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds


  • 252 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Petco Park - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Convention Center - 8 min drive
  • Seaport Village - 9 min drive
  • Balboa Park - 9 min drive
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets - 9 min drive
  • Port of San Diego - 10 min drive
  • USS Midway Museum - 10 min drive
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Naval Base Coronado - 12 min drive
  • North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 16 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 21 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 24 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 15 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 15 min drive
  • Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station - 5 min walk
  • H St Trolley Station - 19 min walk


  • Roberto's Taco Shop - 20 min walk
  • McDonald's - 5 min walk
  • Wendy's - 12 min walk
  • Galley At The Marina - 2 min drive
  • Denny's - 8 min walk

About this property

The Rambler Motel

When you stay at The Rambler Motel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Also, San Diego Zoo and San Ysidro Border Crossing are within a short drive. Fellow travelers say good things about the bar and restaurant. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station is 5 minutes away.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless 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
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 117 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (late night)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Romance packages


  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • 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
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Thin carpet in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Rambler Coffee - Onsite café.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 50.00 per day

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6–15 per person

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

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.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.
Prepaid credit cards are not accepted for any bookings.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Please note: Guests under 18 cannot check-in without authorization or supervision of an adult.
This hotel will place a credit card authorization equal to the first night of stay for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Also known as

Chula Vista Good Nite Inn
Rambler Motel Chula Vista
Good Nite Inn Motel Chula Vista
Good Nite Chula Vista
Good Nite Inn San Diego South Bay Hotel Chula Vista
Good Nite Inn Chula Vista Motel
Rambler Chula Vista
The Rambler Motel Motel
The Rambler Motel Chula Vista
The Rambler Motel Motel Chula Vista

Frequently asked questions

Does The Rambler Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Rambler Motel 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 The Rambler Motel?
As of Oct 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Rambler Motel on Oct 8, 2023 start from $106, 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 The Rambler Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Rambler Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Is parking offered on site at The Rambler Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Rambler Motel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Rambler Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Caliente Racetrack Casino (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Rambler Motel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Rambler Motel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Rambler Coffee.
What's the area around The Rambler Motel like?
The Rambler Motel is a short 5-minute walk from Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station and 16 minutes' walk from San Diego Bay.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Donald, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brody, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This place went downhill in a hurry
I had to be moved to a new room because as soon as I walked in my first room there was a really strong urine smell. Second room was cleaner but I did notice a dead cockroach in the bathroom as I was leaving. Worse, I called the front desk the morning of checkout to ask for a late checkout. They agreed to an hour later. At 11:15, while I’m in the shower, the housekeeper opens the door and I come out of the bathroom in a towel (she probably knocked but I didn’t hear it). I told her I had a late checkout and she said no I don’t, and that I have to leave now. I told her she needed to check with the front desk because I wasn’t slated to leave until 12. She tells me I need to go. I got dressed and left. It’s a shame, really. I’ve stayed here multiple times and always loved it when I’m in town on business. I don’t know if they changed management or just got more lax on their standards but I won’t be back.
Bryan, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tyler, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice concept, way too loud
Nice.concept, way too poud. Between the train, traffic, and casino, no way to sleep peacefully
Brent, 8-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at the Rambler. Rooms and facilities has been updated. Would stay there again.
daniel, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Cool spot
Place is cool. Close to our event we were attending. Sink was slow draining. But the bed was amazing. We would stay again. P.s thanks for the late check out !
salvador, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Florence, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and nice
Very clean nice, good service(toilet broke, they fixed it immediately), the neighborhood is not ideal, but other then that it is great.
Svetlana, 3-night family trip
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General property information

Travelers Say
"Super friendly and helpful staff, adorable pool, cute cafe, and beds were super comfy."
Reasons to Book
Outdoor Pool & Property Cleanliness
Check-In Time
4:00 PM
Check-Out Time
11:00 AM