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The Rambler Motel

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King | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
225 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLiving Coast Discovery Center2 min walk
  • Popular LocationChula Vista Municipal Golf Course - Mountain11 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)12 min drive
  • Popular LocationCoronado Municipal Beach16 min drive

Room options

About this area

Chula Vista

Located in Chula Vista, The Rambler Motel is near the airport and near a metro station. Aquatica is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Coronado Municipal Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Petco Park or Snapdragon Stadium. Looking to get your feet wet? Water skiing and sailing adventures can be found near the property. Guests love the motel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Living Coast Discovery Center - 2 min walk
  • Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course - Mountain - 11 min drive
  • Petco Park - 11 min drive
  • Hotel del Coronado - 14 min drive
  • Coronado Municipal Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station - 5 min walk
  • Old Town Transit Center - 15 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 12 min drive


  • Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana BC - 18 min walk
  • McDonald's - 5 min walk
  • Roberto's Taco Shop - 20 min walk
  • Starbucks - 2 min drive
  • Wendy's - 12 min walk

About this property

The Rambler Motel

3-star motel near the airport
Located close to Coronado Municipal Beach and Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course - Mountain, The Rambler Motel provides a casino, a firepit, and a coffee shop/cafe. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Rambler Coffee, the onsite café. Free in-room WiFi, with speed of 50+ Mbps, is available to all guests, along with an arcade/game room and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free premises and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the first-rate property condition
Room features
All 117 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like late night room service and free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 50-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Limited housekeeping, desks, and phones


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 50+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 6-15 per person
  • 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Rambler Coffee

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • Firepit
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Casino
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


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


  • Satellite channels
  • 50-inch flat-screen TV


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 50.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: approximately USD 6–15 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
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.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Rambler Motel?

As of Mar 24, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Rambler Motel on Apr 23, 2023 start from CA $126.6, 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.

How much is parking at The Rambler Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Rambler Motel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Rambler Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Rambler Motel located?

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course - Mountain, Petco Park, and San Diego Convention Center. Balboa Park and Coronado Municipal Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km). Bayfront - E St. Trolley Station is only a 5-minute walk and H St Trolley Station is 19 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Rambler Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Rambler Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Rambler Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I was nice there
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Irwin, Garden Grove

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great California vibe. Cool decor, free rental bikes, easy check in through text message and web app.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Third hotel I 7 days with the family. The vibe was hip. Property was in great condition. Room was clean. Having a “grab and go” convenience store on site was nice. Highly recommend. I wish the vintage games worked better. The shower heads need to extend more.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean rooms, beds are very comfortable!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cool throwback themed motel with a pool area that has plenty of great entertainment ideas (games, fire pit, etc.). The rooms were clean, beds were soft, and staff was friendly.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My stay at the Rambler was great! The property is clean and well maintained, check in and out was easy, and parking was good. I wish the fridge was included in the room and wasn’t an additional nightly charge. But other than that, I enjoyed my stay and would stay again. The cafe had a good selection of food for the whole day and the lobby is fun and retro.

10/10 Excellent

Liliana, San Jose

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
When I was walking to my room, I saw the cleaning man opening a door of a room that was busy, he apologized but I thought that was weird.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

David T

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the attached "diner". Quick service for a bite to eat. Rooms was spacious, clean and loved the King bed.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Communication before check-in was smooth, as was check-in. Great 60s design all around, so cool. Clean everywhere. Friendly staff, great coffee and delicious food at reasonable prices, seriously. Plus guests get a discount, even better! Had a lot of fun playing foosball, video games and pinball...ended up eating in the cafe so we could continue playing after (and tokens are only 4 /$1.00. It's like I'd stepped back into my growing up years....what a terrific respite. Loved my room, super clean and comfy, and a TV that actually had a ton of channels without a hassle to watch them. Really quiet, no noise from other rooms. A neat pool and a fire pit area for s'mores (kits in the lobby), and cornhole. We came to go to the San Diego Zoo, but honestly I could be happy just staying at this motel and relax, have fun, and eat great, all for a very reasonable price. Beats any 4-star hotel I've stayed in hands down. The Rambler will be my go-to for future visits, no question, and my only request is open one every city/town I want to visit ;)
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023