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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   588 North Mollison Avenue, I-8 Exit Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021-6143 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in El Cajon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014
Robin K Houston, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In our haste to book what we thought was a centrally located and cheap motel - easy to access downtown San Diego and the golf courses we would be playing. We left after one night. Where it missed - area seemed suspect, room had that harsh, musty smell, location turned out not be convenient. BIG plus to the staff who... More

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Chetan P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us feed back. I am glad you enjoyed our service, however I do apologize for the smell in your room. I wish you had brought that to our attention, we would have been able to fix it for you. We have many golf courses within 15 minutes drive, I guess... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Rooms were wonderful. Stayed for 3 nights price was great and so was the service. I only wished they had a little better breakfast. desk was always helpful anytime we asked questions was very handy to main freeway although further from MCRD than we thought

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Chetan P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Robin, Thanks you for comments. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree we offer great room at reasonable rates in exchange for a short drive to all San Diego has to offer. We get many visitors attending graduations at MCRD and SDSU. Once again thank you for your comments, and we hope to see soon... More

Bend, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is what I expected for a $50 +- per night hotel. It is very convenient off the I-8 for visiting the El Cajon area. The receptionists are friendly. The room is filled with old dated furniture, carpeting, and TV but I just need a place to sleep on a business trip. There is a great all 24 hour Taco... More

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our comfortable bed and convenient location. I am sorry we did not have a plug near your desk. We typically have an outlet strip on the side of the desk, I will make sure we replace a missing one in your room... More

San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Firstly, this is a NICE LOOKING MOTEL. And if you check, you'll see I've done a lot of review and will be doing a minimum of 100 more beginning Sept 2014 as I go on a national tour. My former foster son and his separated wife needed to go somewhere for an evening and I agreed to set it up... More

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

SDEntertainer, Thank you for your comments, I am the one you spoke to over the phone, sorry I was not there upon your check-in. I am sorry about the confusion in regards to deposit. our room deposit range from $50 to $150 depending on the room type if a guest is paying cash. Since we do not allow pets there... More

San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

the stay was not great at all. the rooms were ok but the coffee machine was broken.breakfast got over and we had to wait for them to refill. overall i would say go only if its a need to go basis stay.

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feed back, we take this opportunity to learn and improve our service. I am sorry the coffee maker was broken in your room, has we known this we would have replaced it right away. Next time you are in town please give me a call, I will make sure everything in... More

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This WAS a Howard Johnson, and now is an Econo Lodge. We are Choice Rewards members and Econo Lodge is one of the Choice hotels. We were going thru El Cajon and called the hotel to make a reservation. The man who answered was very rude, told us they charged more for a handicapped room and he could not make... More

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

F J, Thanks you for your comments, as you mention we were in middle of a conversion from Hojo to Econolodge, day of your arrival. We are sorry for any confusion. I am glad you liked you clean and spacious room, with all of its amenities, Due to our location in the back of a gas station sometimes we hard... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 hotel reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I booked a stay last minute as I decided to come to the area earlier to avoid travel traffic before the holidays. I just booked the first standard room that came up and didn't think much of it. It turns out that the standard rooms are smoking rooms? Non-smoking rooms are regarded as upgrades? And therefore there is an extra... More

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for you comments, and sorry for any confusion our smoking room and non smoking rooms have same rates, the rates are different for different room types. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our suites, I agree they are spacious and has all the amenities one needs to be comfortable. We like to thank... More

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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

Also Known As:
Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel El Cajon
Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel
Super 8 El Cajon
Super Eight El Cajon
El Cajon Super Eight
El Cajon Super 8
Address: 588 North Mollison Avenue, I-8 Exit Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021-6143 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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Location: United States > California > El Cajon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in El Cajon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Econolodge Inn & Suites El Cajon CA Hotel Welcome to the Econolodge Inn & Suites,El Cajon Hotel, where you’ll experience an intimate, casual atmosphere with personalized service, contemporary amenities and customer-oriented features. Whether you’re here on a relaxing getaway vacation or an important business venture, you’ll appreciate our peaceful ambiance, hospitable service and convenient location without spending a fortune. Our friendly, professional staff ensures that your stay will be a memorable and relaxing experience.This El Cajon hotel is near all the attractions and activities that make this place such a fun destination. If a you are looking for a hotel near fun things to do this hotel is near San Diego Zoo is the perfect location to stay. we are also located within miles from Knotts Soak City and San Diego SeaWorld. Offering comfort and convenience to business and leisure travelers, this El Cajon Hotel offers value with cozy accommodations, amenities and easy access to restaurants, shopping and local area attractions.We offer our guest a more affordable room rates with luxury & friendly services. Relaxing Retreat, take a dip in our private, crystal clear swimming pool. Econolodge Inn & Suites will ensure your family a comfortable and relaxing stay. We offer plenty of room options and features especially designed to serve families traveling together. We welcome you to our hotel, and hope you enjoy your stay.Make your family vacation more attractive to Southern California treat yourself to the Econolodge Inn & Suites. Choose this El Cajon Hotel for your travel needs. ... more   less 
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