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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

#31 of 270 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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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Pleasant Hill, California
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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 

Northridge, CA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Diego for Art Walk and decided to stay at this property. The rooms are nice & clean and the beds comfy. Parking can get a bit tight. After we checked in, my wife noticed that there was no conditioner to go along with the shampoo in the room. We went down to the front desk and... More 

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

Dear SBK91324, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor for your stay at our hotel. Our main objective is providing each guest with a comfortable night’s stay in a clean room, and we’re appreciative when guests reviews reflect that. We do hope that we can be your host again on your next trip to San... More 

Arroyo Grande, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the staff to be very professional, friendly and accommodating. It was an all around positive experience and I felt safe. I was comfortable during my entire stay and will book a room for my next visit to the area. I would recommend the Lamplighter Inn to any of my friends and family.

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

Dear Jill W, Thank you for the recommendation! TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction and we tend to rate highly with guests who want to get the most for their dollar, value cleanliness, appreciate genuine hospitality and have done their research. We look forward to having stay with us again, as well as your family and friends. * Book Direct... More 

anaheim, california
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is close to the freeway, safe, rooms are great with two queen beds, and a mini frig. Good breakfast, a copy of USA Today. The complex is quiet and close to may services if needed. Parking is secure

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Dear isenhopk, Thank you for the kind words, we like to read that our guests found our location convenient and that they enjoyed are amenities. We are only a 10-15 minute drive to many of the local attractions, like Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, local beaches, etc. Being only 2 miles from the freeway makes it very easy for... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our trip to San Diego we discovered this little jewel. An older motel that is very well kept. The rooms were clean, the beds and linens comfortable and the pillows were outstanding. The carpets were clean and the bathroom was well maintained. The area is very nice. We did not feel threatened at all and many eating establishments were... More 

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

Dear Funs10, We appreciate you taking the time to go online and review our property. It was pleasure reading your comments about our “little jewel”, and we’re pleased to know your stay was a good one. Our property is a 50’s style motor lodge that receives a lot of TLC. All departments do their best to go the extra mile,... More 

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, clean rooms, non-smoking, great kitchen, comfortable bed, quiet, close to really good coffee! and friendly and helpful staff. Near to where my student son is living and has a pool. Wish I could have stayed longer!

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

Dear 773ericac, Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. It is a big compliment when our guests take to TripAdvisor to share their stay with others. As you noted, we are very close to the SDSU campus (about 1 mile), and many parents chose to stay with us when... More 

Albany, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was great for visiting San Diego State. Room was comfortable. Nice bed and quiet (room in the back of the hotel) meant a good night's sleep. Breakfast was satisfying. Nice sushi restaurant right next door.

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

Dear CAKaren4949, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased to read that you had a comfortable, good night stay with us. We like to know when we are meeting guests’ needs. Our property is conveniently located near SDSU campus, only a few street lights away, or a 20 minute walk. We do have many restaurants in the College... More 

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