4.74km from Etna RestaurantFor my first time in San Diego I had high expectations on San Diego hotels. This hotel was the complete opposite. Upon check in I was checked in by the manager Tom. He was nice until he started to hound me about it being a 100% non-smoking hotel. I was perfectly fine with that since me nor my guests were smokers. He repeatedly informed that no smoking of any kind is prohibited. Ok, I understand. For the third time he said “there is a censor that is sensitive and it will pick up any kind of smoke or vaporizer. If you are caught smoking I will kick you out”. I had understood the first time and didn’t need to be talked to like I was a thug of some sort. Well the night ends and I’m outside enjoying the fresh air and what do I see? I lady smoking weed in the parking lot, unloading her car. I guess it was ok for her. Rooms were decent and housekeeping came by every day to check if we needed anything so good job on their part. Everything was fine until Sunday night (my last night) that was the worst. I’m sitting outside with my husband and our neighbor (room 218) pops his head out the door, gave us a mean look and went back inside. He did this several times until he finally came out and asked for the time. He then asks my husband if we were meeting someone. Husband says no. Then he says “if you need me to kick anyone’s a**, I got your back. White man to white man”. We freaked out and immediately went inside. For the next couple of hours we kept hearing obscenity language being yelled, walls being hit, door constantly slamming. It was as if he was fighting with himself. I had a hunch that he was on some sorta drug. This continued on until I got fed up because my elderly mother was starting to get scared. We had never been to San Diego, yet La Mesa and this was all too much for us. I was close to packing up and moving to another hotel. But decided to call the front desk and file a complaint. About 30 minuets later we hear a lot of cursing and items being thrown around and glass breaking. By this time my mom was having a panic attack. The cops showed up and it took 5 police officers to arrest this man. He was resisting arrest and was heavily drugged. Looking through the open door, we could see that he completely trashed the hotel. The bed was in the middle of the room, the dresser pressed up the wall by the door as if he was trying to prevent someone breaking down the door, the lamp and other breakable items were shattered leaving glass everywhere. This was the scariest experience I’ve ever had in my life. It was a sketchy neighborhood and I regret staying at this location. I just want you to know that as frequent guest at Motel 6 throughout the country this was by far the worst motel.