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7166 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1827
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#217 of 293 in San Diego

Harvey's Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting San Diego, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator, a minibar, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Harvey's Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features 24 hour front desk and a sun terrace.

Viejas Arena (2.0 mi), located nearby, makes Harvey's Motel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular San Diego landmark.

Travellers looking for barbeque restaurants can head to The Pioneer, Ranchwood BBQ & Catering, or Bangkok Poco the Restaurant.

Enjoy your stay in San Diego!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi


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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Victoria wrote a review Oct 2020
Mazatlan, Mexico1 contribution
I don't know how many times I've gone into a hotel, and within 10 minutes I'm on the phone with the office because the air conditioner doesn't work, or the TV won't come on... But when I arrived at my room here, I was pleasantly surprised to find the place clean and ready for me, with EVERYTHING in good working order! That is what I look for in a hotel, and Harvey's passes my test! Everyone was very nice, as well. I will certainly stay there again!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled
Mzprx64 wrote a review Jun 2019
Los Angeles, California110 contributions32 helpful votes
The motel is OK if you don't plan spending too much time in it. We visited friends in the area and only went to sleep in the motel. There is not much to do in the area. I guess most businesses is coming from parents visiting their kids studying in the nearby university. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy in the night, but we did not have any problems.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
ashleydsd wrote a review Mar 2019
San Diego, California1 contribution
I’ve stayed here several times and it’s a great property. The owners are kind and courteous and they keep a close eye on everything. As a woman staying alone I always feel safe here. Everything is clean, comes with a fridge and microwave. You can’t beat it, especially for the price!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
Jennifer G wrote a review Feb 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I enjoyed staying here. I book this place regardless of what other reviews had said and was pleasantly surprised. This isn’t a resort style or anything close to that but for a motel, I think this place is great. The staff are very accommodating and kind and the rooms are exactly as pictured. I didn’t find anything wrong with the room or bathroom. Each room comes with a mini fridge and microwave as well as a flat screen TV with cable. The bathrooms were also very clean. Didn’t find anything bad. Water pressure was good too. Parking was also a breeze. If you’re looking for an affordable stay somewhere for a weekend or mini trip, this place is great.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
gaborb233 wrote a review Jul 2017
br41 contributions21 helpful votes
Kind of last minute booking, wanted to look around outside of San Diego before going to the coast. I would probably give it a 4 rating if it was maintained better, it's a bit run down. But easy access to freeway to go to desert or Palomar or Pacific crest trail. It is a few minutes walk to a Ralph's (basically a west coast Kroger with Kroger merchandise) and close to some hole-in-the-wall, good eateries, so food is not a problem. The area is a bit neglected, still safe, never felt danger after dark. The rooms are cleanish, newish, could use some TLC, had a microwave and small fridge. Got a fine haircut at the nice Vietnamese salon a block away, as it was so hot I was sweating with long hair. The street gets noisy early, that was one drawback. A little pricey, but maybe that's just California prices, everything seemed expensive in San Diego. Free wifi.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled
US$83 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harvey's Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Harvey's Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Murray (1.2 km), Next Door (0.2 km), and Moxie Theatre (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harvey's Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at Harvey's Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Is parking available at Harvey's Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harvey's Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include D.Z. Akin's Delicatessen, Terra American Bistro, and Cucina Basilico.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harvey's Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Harvey's Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (14.1 km), Whaley House Museum (14.2 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (12.7 km).