Best Western Americana Inn
815 W San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173-1827
Midway between the centers of San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Best Western Americana Inn makes an ideal base from which to visit Tijuana, Mexico - the international border is just 2 miles south, while San Diego lies 12 miles to the north, an easy journey along I-5 which runs right past the hotel (access is via exit 2, Dairy Mart Road). Rates are relatively low though service and cleanliness are good, with a decent list of amenities that includes free continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, spa, guest laundry, and a microwave & refrigerator in all 120 rooms. There are at least six fast rood restaurants within a few minute's walk.
Motel 6 San Ysidro - San Diego/Border
160 E Calle Primera, San Ysidro, CA 92173
The Motel 6 in San Ysidro sits on the edge of a residential area by the I-805/I-5 intersection, right next to one restaurant (Denny's), and a short walk from several more, beside San Diego Factory Outlet Center and Las Americas Mall just down the street. The motel has a small outdoor pool at the front and a sheltered parking area on the west side, away from the main road. The staff are friendly and room rates are low, on account of the limited amenities - wi-fi, laundry, cable TV and free coffee. The Mexican border is just 1.5 miles south.