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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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Waco TX
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Queen Creek, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Arizona
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Really unhappy, the check in room stunk so bad, I didn't even want to breathe. Don't get me wrong, the person at the desk was friendly and all. But I would never stay here again. And if you get the one with the kitchenette bring your own pots, pans, spoons and all that. They don't provide any of that, I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Chose this hotel for location and price. It is in an older area of town. I was a little leery when we first got there thinking this place was going to be as old as the neighborhood it was in. Although the outer appearance does look to have a little history to it, it is very well kept and 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 E.Hernandez, Thank you for our feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our inn. People are often surprised in a good way at our inn. It seems the work we have done to clean up and maintain the Inn is showing well. I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast and found our staff to be nice. We... More 

Yuba City,Ca.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Service was great It was an awesome stay,booking next month again. room was beautiful and clean slept great, walking distance to El Cajon downtown. The least I didn't like was that there were dogs barking.

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

Dear Margaret, Thank you for staying with us, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time and giving us your feedback. We are glad you will be staying with us again next month. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Winchester, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I got a call from the manager Chetan Patel, that damages occured in the room, the nightstand and the armoire were damaged. I believe that is insane. This is a scam here. No all professional. Lies above all.

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

Dear London, I am glad you enjoyed our room, as you stated in your review the room was great. Upon check in you requested to see the room, one of my front desk agent took you to the room. Everything in the room was great. Upon entering your room after you left, my housekeeper noticed the damages that was caused... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Worse hotel experience ever! I cant believe these people get away with operating a hotel.. The first night I stayed there was ok but I had left early in the morning and then when i came back around noon, there were 2 leaks in the ceiling by the bathroom and all my clothes were soaked so I went and told... More 

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

Dear Dalyce A: Thank you for staying with us, our goal is to exceed the expectations of our guests, however sometimes we are not able to do so. I am sorry about the leak in your room. The leak in the room was caused due to the rain. Since we were unable to make a quick repair we had to... More 

Sandy, Utah
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for staying with us, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you had a good time at your game. We hope to see again soon next time you are in town. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Champlain, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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