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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very close to SDSU, our purpose for coming to San Diego. Our room was a little small but considering the location and other factors, still a fine value. Wi-fi seemed to cut out sometimes and was frequently slow. Maybe a lot of people were using the network at the same time. We still plan on returning here when we visit... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The good: Absolutely the best staff EVER at the desk. The rest: Welcome to 1959. No microwave, no refrigerator. No exercise room-wait, there IS a small pool, which is great if you can exercise by swimming laps in a circle, and it's not raining. Otherwise, well, El Cajon Boulevard is a great place to get a power-walk in. Or not.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good price, clean efficiency style rooms, nice pool, really nice free breakfast. Neighborhood is a little sketchy but OK, lots of building going on next door but we didn't hear any noise while we were there. Very short drive to SDSU

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am temp living in san diego and got this hotel for my family who was visiting. Location was excellent as well as the hotel. Staff was professional and helpful when checking in and leaving. Room comfortable and clean

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14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Lamplighter many times and it's always great. Friendly and helpful staff and excellent prices. Free breakfast, parking, and wi-fi. Convenient to SDSU. This last time they upgraded us to a junior suite just because we had stayed with them before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were coming to San Diego for a few days before a wedding and wanted a place to stay near everything for a good price. This hotel was great because we could get to all the sights including the beach within 10 minutes. The staff was wonderful and helpful. The room had a kitchen which was a plus. Only drawback... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very dog friendly, very nice staff, and quiet. Older hotel, but a great place. The staff were very professional and they gave us a free upgrade. They put us in a much larger room and the end of the building so we wouldn't bother others with the barking.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Everyone of our staff members appreciates hearing such great comments, thank you for the kind feedback. We are an older property, but since we are always looking for ways we can improve, starting next month will begin yet another remodel in half of our rooms to better serve our guests. We do try to give upgrades when... More

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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently needed a motel room for just one night while visiting an ill friend who lives in Rancho San Diego. Based on the reviews for The Lamplighter Inn we gave it a try and were very satisfied with our visit. It may not be the fanciest in the Best Western chain, BUT it was very friendly, well maintained, and... More

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially the kitchens, most guests are surprised when they see that one third of our property has full kitchens. Starting next month we will be beginning a remodel of all of them to include granite counter tops, and some updating of the design features. Since TripAdvisor is all about... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because our daughter lives in the area of San Diego State University we frequently stay at this hotel. It isn't fancy but the rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, internet and parking are free, and continental breakfast is included. On a recent summer weekend the gated swimming pool was busy with children of traveling families.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review, as you mentioned we are an excellent choice for travelers visiting SDSU, one of California’s largest universities (1 mile), or Qualcomm Stadium (2 miles), but we are also close to major freeways that can get you to many attractions, usually under 15 minutes. Our company culture... More

Bakersfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay. We were there for a Concert and Baseball games. It was a great location and close to both events. The staff was very helpful with directions. I've stayed in many Best Westerns across the United States and this was the best. Very very nice. We will be back!!

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Alison B, Wow! Thanks for the great mention in this review. It has been a busy season with concerts at San Diego State University, and since we are only one mile from Viajes Arena we are glad you found us and were able to enjoy the show and the convenience. The next day when the San Diego Padres played... More

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Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites (a AAA 2-diamond hotel) is conveniently located 3/4 miles from San Diego State University, and only 15 minutes from Downtown, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Many of the rooms include kitchen facilities, making this the ideal place for an extended stay. Amenities include: complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking, and heated outdoor pool, Children 12 and under stay free. Pet friendly. ... more   less 
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