The Rambler Motel

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Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of The Rambler Motel

The Rambler Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel with casino, near San Diego Bay

9.0/10 Superb

1,216 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is €149
Price available on 29/06/2022
225 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Casino
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout curtains
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Arcade/games room
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • San Diego Bay - 16 min walk
  • Chula Vista Center - 3 min drive
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center - 9 min drive
  • Petco Park - 12 min drive
  • San Diego City College - 8 min drive
  • Balboa Park - 9 min drive
  • New Children's Museum - 9 min drive
  • San Diego Coronado Bridge - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Convention Center - 18 min drive
  • San Diego Opera - 9 min drive
  • Seaport Village - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 16 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 21 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 15 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 16 min drive
  • Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station - 5 min walk
  • H St Trolley Station - 19 min walk

About this property

The Rambler Motel

Featuring a casino, The Rambler Motel puts you within a 10-minute drive of 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, Petco Park and Old Town San Diego State Park are within a short drive. Fellow travellers love the overall property condition and local sightseeing. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station is 5 minutes away.

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 until 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 stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site 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 5:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (late night)

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire


  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Casino


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi
  • Free local calls


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

Special features


Rambler Coffee – On-site café.
7 Mile Grill – On-site sports bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Breakage deposit: USD 50.00 per day

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • 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 lifts.

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-authorise 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

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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

It was a great and east stay
Estefanie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

brian, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Leticia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stayed in an accessible room which was pretty reasonable as these things go. Most of the stay was outstanding, with a few minor exceptions: - The accessible room did not have a fridge - The toilet seat was too small for the bowl and was constantly sliding causing my weight to shift unexpectedly. I know this seems petty to complain about but I'm a wheelchair user with limited ability to use my legs so this was borderline dangerous for me - The coffee shop the first day took so long that people who had paid for their food were leaving without it. - No visible way to recycle That being said, the next time I am in Chula Vista for archery, I will likely stay here again
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kyani, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

brian, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

This Motel is marketed as a hip trendy place to stay but believe me all is not as it seems. The rooms are dirty, damp and mouldy. We asked to be moved twice because of the smell. My partner got no sleep at all because the mould spores affected her chest so badly. The staff weren’t particularly friendly, no fridge,microwave, iron, wardrobe or any facilities for making drinks. The coffee in the communal area was in fact a coffee SHOP. Please do yourself a favour and avoid this place like covid.
stuart, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice nostalgic hotel
This place has a great nostalgic 70s feel. Remodeled hotel and rooms. Very clean and in a good location. They have a great bistro on site in their lobby area and you get 50% off anything you order when you stay there. Happy to be able to have my smoothies in the morning. Close to a hiking/biking trail to enjoy beautiful views on runs/workouts. The pool area has a nice fire pit and corn hole game you can play. I like the way the pool area lights up at night. Only downside to this hotel is that there’s no microwave or refrigerator in the room. And the curtains don’t fully block the light in the morning from the sun. The bed was pretty comfortable, not the best but also not the worst.
Nathaniel, 3-night business trip
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