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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

#31 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pool looked great but it was to cold to use. San Diego seems to always be to cold. Not far from sea world and the zoo. Quiet sleep even though your close to a road, nice play trees and landscaping rooms are clean. Price is right for what you get, nice college town restaurants nearby.

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Mesa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The front desk staff very friendly. The breakfast staff very nice. The rooms very clean. I have been staying there for the past two years. Will continue to stay there? The pool area is nice. Nice location.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Mimi S, Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. It really is nice to hear that our hard work is appreciated and we thank you for noticing! Our goal is to provide exceptional service, spotless rooms at a great value. Our entire staff is very happy to see that that you plan on... More 

San Jose, Ca, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay close to SDSU. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean and well equipped. A great place for a reasonable price. They were able to get us an early check in so we could attend my Niece's graduation at a different college nearby.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Jeff Z, Thank you for staying with us during your visit to SDSU. As you mentioned we are very close to the university, just about a mile, making it convenient for friends and family visiting students, along with sports fans and concert goers. We are centrally located in regards to other places of interest in San Diego county, as... More 

Grass Valley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel many times. The price is excellent for a hotel of this level and it is very quiet at night. Nice to be away from the Freeway noise! The breakfast is decent and fills up the empty spots to start your day. Staff is always friendly. Needs some basic updating in the rooms but overall... More 

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

Dear Pamela M. We are glad you enjoyed yet another stay with us, and we appreciate your loyalty. Being a small hotel we focus on striving to provide superior service, quality and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and clean. Thank you for sharing with us and the readers of TripAdvisor, and I look forward... More 

Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past year, the experience with all the hotels we've stayed at has been frustrating. Customer service in hotels has really slipped. The Lamplighter is truly an exception to the above-mentioned paragraph. The management did their utmost to accommodate my request for my room and made me feel very welcome. The management also helped me find the motel over... More 

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

Well Hello "PetuniaCake" Love that name, and really love your review. You seem to capture the essence of what we are about. Yes, we are an older, but very well maintained property, yes our complimentary breakfast while "continental" goes above and what you would expect. And our company culture is to provide genuine hospitality, affordability and great customer service to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking will be tight , especially when fully booked . Small lot , as sign says in office . You may have to street park , Tuesday mornings , no street parking . Not too bad , rooms about average , nothing really stands out . Only saw pool and breakfast area . Guy at check in was super friendly... More 

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

Hello "Bunky-68", Well all in all, I am happy to hear you would stay with us, while our parking can be tight, we do our best to make sure all guests only park one car. You are correct about the food choices in the college area, we have several, and our front desk is happy to share our favorites with... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great "find" for the location and the value for the money. Furthermore, the staff was very helpful without being obtrusive. La Mesa/El Cajon is not a "luxury" hotel area but this particular hotel was better in many ways than the 4-5 star hotel we stayed in later on this trip.

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

Dear "Marilyn53711", Well it is quite a compliment to be compared to 4-5 star properties when it comes to service. Thank you for that. Our philosophy is simple, to treat the guests as we would like to be treated. As you already know TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction, and we tend to rate highly with guests who want to... More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was very nice calling before the check in day to make sure we meant to book a smoking room which we did. Then once there the hotel had held a non-smoking room just in case. We had three rooms booked and since the room was on the first floor tow in our party took that room instead of... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Ltiggertaz, We here, at the Lamplighter Inn, would like to express our gratitude for you taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We do like to make sure each guest is pleased with their stay, so we try to call all guests that have booked a smoking room to ensure that was indeed their intended room-type. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first flight and our first time on the west coast. So Lamplighter was our first hotel on the west coast. We loved our stay. The office team were very engaging. They were very friendly and out going. We loved our room. It was clean and very well maintained. The grounds of the hotel were also very well... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Debbie M, Thank you for staying with us here at the Lamplighter Inn, it was a delight having you as our guest. It sounds as though you really discovered the essence of a stay at the Lamplighter Inn. We know it’s the little things that make the difference during a stay and we try to think of everything to... More 

San Diego, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED this hotel. Far exceeded my expectations. Good location, close to several different restaurants, great rooms, and friendly staff. The GM of the hotel checked me in. Was very friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Chris R, The feeling is mutual! We LOVED having you stay with us! What a great review, we could not have asked for a better one! From everyone at the Lamplighter Inn . . . Thank you! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Tom | Front Desk Agent... More 

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