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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014
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Sandy, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My stay was in July! We went out for a family vacation and to drop my daughter off at San Diego State for a volleyball camp. We stayed 6 days. Over all we were very happy with the property, room and location. Its just of the 8 freeway so its very convenient to get to and leave from. The staff... More

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Champlain, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Inn has excellent lodgings for a reasonable price. Close to the expressways and Sea World. The Black Angus restaurant is close by for an excellent evening of beef and more. The old village of San Diego is also close by.... with its many restaurants on the side of a rolling hill featuring excellent Mexican cuisine and more. The area... 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 your feedback. I am so happy that you found our inn to be excellent and our rates to be reasonable. Our goal is to provide a clean room for a fair price at a central location that has much to offer. It seems you had a blast in San... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed here for the Labor Day weekend. Checked in on Saturday at 3. I had lost my credit card so I had to put a $100 cash deposit, which was a little inconvenient but understandable. Our room was the king bed suite. It was comfortable and clean. I did not see any mold, smoke smell, or anything else that... More

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

Dear Brian, Wow I could have not been able to described the hotel as well as you did. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. We have spend thousands of dollars renovating this hotel, it feel great at our efforts are worth it. Our policy is to get a deposit... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I stay in Choice Properties including Comfort Inns, Econo Lodges, Quality Inns, etc. throughout the country, without a problem ever. This one is HORRIFIC. They take your driver's license and COPY it when you arrive, then refuse to give it back upon check out. We literally had to call the police to get it back. The front... 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 your feedback, it is feedback such as your that help us improve our service. I am sorry about the stained tub in your room, you will be happy to know that we are in process of refinishing all our tubs. I did have a word with our front desk staff, about getting things taken care... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Booked my rooms (4 nights) 2 months in advance through the website. Said 5 people -- 2 queens and a rollaway. Arrived (luckily) at 5PM to a desk clerk who (when asked) if the rollaway was in place said "It should be, but if not, just let me know". When we got into the room, 2 queens, no rollaway. My... 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 your comments. I apologize for not having a rollaway bed ready for you when you arrived. One of our guest that had a rollaway extended his stay and we could not put one in your room. Once I found out about this I went to another hotel near by and borrowed one for you. However... More

Montana City, Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When you get off the interstate... this hotel is actually behind a gas station and car wash.... The room was very spacious and nice. Staff was helpful. Close to a few casinos that are very large. Which if you are into gambling is awesome.

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

Dear Guest, I am glad you found us, yes I agree we are little hard to find tucked away from the main street, yet our location is close to all that San Diego has to offer, such as Casinos and other attractions. I am so glad you found our rooms to be spacious and nice along with helpful staff. I... More

El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I made the mistake of booking at the last minute and arriving too late near sunset. Hotel lobby was spotlessly clean and the young man at the desk was professional and helpful to point out when the breakfast hours were. While in the parking lot I noticed some questionable characters at the nearby car wash. I had asked the gentleman... More

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

Dear M. Thank you for kind words, we appreciate your comments. I am so glad you enjoyed you stay and found our staff to be pleasant. I am sorry about the odor in your room and from the air conditioning unit. I will make sure it is cleaned and taken care off for our future guests. I am glad you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Was in town for my nieces wedding and this is where she booked us. I was a little concerned because when you talked to them on the phone they didn't seem very friendly and i got different answers, however this was just the opposite in person. They were very friendly and helpful and accommodating as I arrived very early before... More

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

Dear Jeanna, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and found your room to be very clean. Our housekeeper will appreciate this comment, they work very hard to keep these rooms clean. Our housekeeper usually puts two sets of towels in a king room and four sets in room... More

Visalia, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

San Diego was booked full and just felt luck to find a room. The cost was a little high for the quality of the room but when any hotel is down to the last few rooms and every body is booked I am glad it didn't cost me 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 sharing your thoughts with us. I am glad you found a room during a very busy time in San Diego. In July due to demand for rooms in San Diego the rates tends to go up, specially if there is a large convention during July. To get the best bang for the buck it is... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The front desk personnel and the management needs some customer service training (actually they need a lot if it). Just after I checked in to the property I observed a couple being evicted because they were trying to ask for a room that was not right off the stairway since they had a small baby who awoke easily. After the... More

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

Dear Bob. Thank you for giving us your feed back. It is not our policy to evict guest because they want to change the room. I am sure there was a misunderstanding if would like to discuss this please call me at the hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found our room be large clean and comfortable.... More

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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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel El Cajon
Super 8 El Cajon
Super Eight El Cajon
El Cajon Super Eight
El Cajon Super 8

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