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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

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588 North Mollison Avenue, I-8 Exit Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021-6143 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights (Saturday and Sunday nights). The room was clean and everything works as it should. Breakfast was good and the staff was very nice and helpful, however Saturday night the people next door came in about 2am very drunk and very noisy. They would stomp down the hall and try to come into our room... More 

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Thank Tourist894
Chetan P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you found your room to be clean and everything working as it should be. I agree we do have a tasty breakfast and friendly staff. I am sorry in regards to other guests making noise, it is hard for us to control how some guests will act. They don't... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very basic * hotel within few feet from noisy Interstate 8 freeway, located in very spotty area with hookers around. Nothing fancy: basic rooms, simple breakfast, old tv. Next door to 2 gas stations and car wash, which opened 24/7. Very slow internet with constantly interrupted wifi signal. Bed bugs, cockroaches, smelly, filthy, dirty. Very old cheap uncomfortable beds. Allowed... More 

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Thank ahtoxa1
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Anthony Once again you posted a totally false review, after trying to extort money by stating if I do not give you a refund you will post bad reviews. You posted one on yelp, you can post as many as you wish. I will not pay into your blackmail. You were not even on the property, you paid for... More 

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La Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The bed was extremely comfortable. The room was very large, which I loved. The room and bathroom were clean. The location was convenient. But most of all, the free wifi was super fast!!! Love it. Excellent room for the money. Check in was great. i don't recall the name of the young man who helped me but he was fantastic.... More 

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Thank Tracy9899
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Tracy Thank your for staying with us, we appreciate you taking the time and giving us your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Inn. Our staff works hard to provide great service, a clean room at a reasonable price. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the area. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Loma Linda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I must say that this hotel provides good services which could be considered more than enough in $65. Air-condition was good with heating facility. Flat Panel television with a good quality picture, a good internet facility. I must say that this hotel provides also a good breakfast and I don't need to find anything else out side before checking out.... More 

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

Dear Michael Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your business. I am so glad you enjoyed our continental breakfast with hot waffles. I am glad you enjoyed our new flat screen tv, our guests are finding this upgrade refreshing. We hope to see you again on your next trip to San Diego area. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Redlands, California
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I have enjoyed my stay with this hotel in El Cajon. I found co-operative staff on the specific demands such as no room in front of light, non smoking room, down stair room etc. Room is facilitated with flat screen, refrigerator, microwave and high speed internet service. This is really good against $65-70$ per night. I will prefer to have... More 

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

Dear Chintzzz Thank you for your comments, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy you enjoyed our new flat screen tvs, and other amenities offered in our rooms. We hope to see again on your next visit. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Cave Creek, Arizona
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117 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I reserved and paid in advance for two rooms at this hotel via an online booking site. Although I paid for both rooms, I put one room in my name and the other in my son’s. When we got to the hotel, I was informed by the crew at the front desk that: a) there would be a $100 security... More 

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

Dear Curt Thank you for your comments, I apologize for any misunderstanding in regards to our deposit policy. You had made your reservations thru Expedia, our deposit policy is clearly stated under the hotel policies. As you know with credit card fraud on the rise, we have strict policies. We only accept credit card that matches the guest name on... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

As per my last review. The hotel was dirty, bad smell in some of the rooms. South Asia Indian staff (I believe owner and Manager) were rude. None of the 4 rooms shown to me had flat screen TVs as per their photos. Should be shut down for health and safety reasons.

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

Dear Mr.Kliment Thank you for staying with us. I apologize about the confusion on television sets in our rooms. We are currently in process of upgrading to new LCD TV in every room, our goal is to change them all out by middle of October. I am sorry the cleanliness was not to your expectation, I will speak to the... More 

Waco TX
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start? Okay I missed the continental breakfast which stopped at 9a.m.That was my bad. I was further disappointed after finding curlies in one of the beds! California water restrictions have contributed to This properties' sanitary issues i.e. not cleaning the bedding regularly. I paid 90 bucks I should expect a clean bed. Ac was good. Parking was... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. Yes I agree we do try to save water by having a linen reuse program. Under this program we change out all linen from a room when a guest checks out. However if the guest is a staying more than one night we do not change the sheets unless the guest places a... More 

Queen Creek, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well, I can say it is an OK hotel - let me re-phrase that, motel. Rooms are not bad and beds are fairly good. They were clean and our room did not have a smoke smell (as I have saw some others review). Bathroom is a little dated, but not overly gross. Old tube TV (remote worked when it wanted... More 

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Thank redbeemer
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. You will be happy to know we are in process of changing out all our old tube tv to new LCD. This will be done by end of September. I am glad you enjoyed our room and the breakfast. We are an economy property and offer continental... More 

Arizona
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130 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We got a room here in order to visit a friend in nearby Santee. The room was spacious and clean - the pool area looked very nice, although we didn't take the time to go swimming. The bed and bedding was comfortable and the breakfast was fine. Our only problem was that the way into and out of the hotel... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank your for your comments. I am sorry you had trouble finding us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our spacious and clean room. We value your business and hope to see again soon. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

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