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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belleville, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel numerous times and will always stay here when we visit SD. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is just fine and the staff is superb. This hotel is close to SDSU and for our purposes is a convenient location. It's less than 10 miles to the airport and works extremely well for us.

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

Dear Herman K, Thank you for your loyalty, over the years it is truly gratifying to see so many repeat guests come back to stay with us. I appreciate you mentioning our location, as you say, we are close to San Diego State University, and yet still only a 10 - 15 minute drive to most major San Diego attractions,... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and i visited San Diego for the first time in October. We are from Canada and have two small children ages 1 and 3. Traveling with small children is not easy, let alone taking an 8 hour road trip from San Jose down to San diego. Upon arrival at the hotel we realized that there was no refrigerator... More 

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

Dear jcjc88, Wow! Thank you for such kind words about our property and our staff. Jonathan has been with us for awhile and we are lucky to have such a kind helpful person. As many have noted on this site, our staff does go above and beyond for our guests and we are glad you took the time to bring... More 

san diego, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff is exceptional. This hotel is pet friendly, but the pet area outside is kind of small. It would be nice to have a grassy pet area. Lots of options for dining and entertainment in walking distance. I understand the rooms will be renovated soon which will make this Best Western even better. It is great that there are... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Suzanne F, Thank you so much for your review! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible and we're glad that we succeeded in doing this for you. We appreciate your suggestion for more space for pets and realize that our property is not very big. But, there are a couple grassy... More 

Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room and bed was very clean; the staff very professional and helpful. They were quick to meet my need to keep medication frozen and refrigerated. When asked they proved helpful suggestions and directions. The only weakness was in the continental breakfast. The coffee was good but some of the rolls were dry as if carried over from the day... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello John B, We are so glad that you chose to stay with us during your visit to San Diego. We value your candid review. We strive to provide our guests with great service and are glad to see that we readily accommodated your needs in regards to your medication. For future reference, we conveniently have some rooms with small... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Best Western Lamplighter is a great place to stay when in the San Diego area. I have stayed there twice now and have received a free upgrade to a suite each time. The breakfast is hearty and filling. The suite is always neat, clean and comfortable. The hotel employees are always profession and helpful. This hotel is close to... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Robert05401, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visits to San Diego. And for posting such a nice review. We strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible by offering free upgrades when available. Our housekeepers are proud to have some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego and are happy to see your... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The hotel is so quiet, and easy to get to. Check in and check out was a breeze. There is free parking right outside your room. The pool area is lovely. There is a great breakfast. All this for a reasonable price. Why not stay here?!

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Joan T, We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay here at the Lamplighter Inn. Thank you for letting us know what amenities you appreciated during your visit! We are committed to providing our guests with the best stay possible at a great value, and comments like yours, let us know that we are doing our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Len- the General Manager is extremely helpful and personable. After my Grandparents made a reservation at a hotel in the area that I saw had very scary reviews, I called this property and spoke with Len. He was extremely caring and extended a couple of offers that were very generous. Unfortunately, my Grandpa was set in his ways and did... More 

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

Hi Lindsey H., Well I was happy to get your call, and what a nice surprise to see you decided to write a review. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. Once again it was my pleasure to be... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We would choose to look elsewhere if we need a hotel in this area. This hotel is very outdated. Very very small crowded breakfast area. Exterior corridors. Rooms not very clean. Room entrance doors do not fit door frames well. They assured us they'd never had vandalism or violence issues however the next morning in the breakfast room we heard... 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, We were dismayed to read that you did not have an enjoyable stay with us. I was surprised to read your comment about our rooms being dirty; typically we get high ratings from our guests on cleanliness. We truly believe our housekeeping team is one of the best around. They are hard-working and pay attention to the... More 

San Jacinto, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was the 2nd time we stayed at the Lamplighter Inn and have been extremely satisfied. We were upgraded to a suite because of our gold status with Best Western. Having a suite is a plus...our 2 sons get their own TV. WiFi internet worked well and had no problems. We did eat the continental breakfast and were satisfied. Waffles,... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Matt G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your positive experience here on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to see that you've chosen to stay with us again and want to let you know that we truly appreciate your loyalty! It's really nice to hear that guests appreciate the little things we... More 

temecula, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we came to San Diego for a cheer compition at the Veijas Arena. The hotel was close and easy to get there. you do have to drive but its 2 turns and your there. everyone at the hotel was very nice and helpful. good breakfast too..

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Sandy R, Thank you for your review and kind words. We are delighted you had a great stay and found our hotel conveniently located near Viejas Arena. And… another Thank You for the kind words on our staff! We do strive on promoting a culture of great customer service. We hope to see you again soon on your next... More 

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Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Best Western Lamplighter Inn And Suites At Sdsu Hotel San Diego
Best Western Lamplighter Hotel
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
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#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#26 Family Hotel in San Diego
#48 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#86 Business Hotel in San Diego

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