Though technically this Days Inn is located in South San Diego, it is just three miles east of the beach in IB, almost eleven miles southeast of Coronado, twelve miles south of downtown San Diego / The Gaslamp Quarter and six miles north of Tijuana, Mexico
So, if your intent is to save money on the price of a room while visiting the beaches south of downtown SD or if you plan a visit to Tijuana, Chula Vista or Coronado, choosing this motel might be a good option. The location is not a charming one, but safe as a rule and right next to the freeway (I-5) exits, it is easy to get into and to get out of the area.
There is a bus that passes near, which will take you to the beach or to the SD Trolley and from the Trolley, you can reach many places of interest in San Diego County.
In the world of hotels and motels this is more of a budget chain-type with the bare basics offered. You know, when the amenities offered begin with continental breakfast and goes on to in-room coffeemaker and TV with cable, this will not a be posh hotel. As stated earlier, it is a budget type hotel and a room runs in the neighborhood of $50.00 per night. They have an outdoor pool and offer free parking, so you see this is good for a stop while on the road.
The general area may make you nervous if you are not used to a culturally mixed population, predominantly Mexican, and this is not a tourist haven which means that mostly lower economic based locals are milling about. I pass by quite often and it is a safe enough place.
I didn't live there but I must say that I was always satisfied staying in Travelodge chain hotels during my USA trip. Quite comfortable and first of all inexpensive (usually hehe) accommodattions.
OK, South Bay Travelodge is brand new with new rooms. What else?
FREE continental breakfast,
FREE in-room caffee, hair dryers,
Cable TV w/HBO,
Location: close to trolley to Mexico and San Diego downtown, close to the Imperial Beach.
With a coupon from the book on my picture (valid May-Aug 2003):
$54.95 + tax (7.5%) for 1-2 people/1 bed (higher weekends, holidays, special events).
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