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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a short vacation to San Diego and had the pleasure of staying at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn Hotel was clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and fresh. Great location ! Pool was clean and a nice size. A good value for the money. Will stay here again.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Best Western Lamplighter is a decent motel for a good price. I recently stayed here while visiting my daughter at SDSU. The motel is old, but has been well maintained and is very clean. I stayed here 2 nights and the beds were very comfortable - better than i was expecting! There were 4 pillows on each bed so... More 

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

Hello CaliforniaGirl040, Your review is greatly appreciated. We’re glad to see that you enjoyed your stay here at our little hotel. Our staff is pleased to hear all your positive comments in regards to the cleanliness, maintenance and the amenities we offer. We strive to continually provide all these things, along with superior service to make our guests stay as... More 

United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Best Western Lamplighter Inn provided good value accommodation at a reasonable price. The staff were helpful, the breakfast more than adequate with items being refilled promptly. The breakfast room was rather cramped. The room was serviced efficiently each day. Furnishings were a little tired but functional.

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

Hi Paul W, Thank you for sharing your review with the Trip Advisor Community. 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. I’m delighted to hear your enjoyed our free continental breakfast filled with Belgium waffles, Steal Cut oatmeal, 3 types... More 

Maple Grove, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually we just look for a clean room to sleep in and a safe place to park. This is near a Univ. campus but quite and very clean. Only 16 miles round trip to city center and easy access to freeway system. Desk staff and housekeeping were excellent.

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

Hi Michael P, Glad to hear you had a great stay, and that you found us to be a clean and comfortable. Our location is another area I am glad you mentioned. While we are not in the heart of downtown or near the beaches, it is still an easy drive to get to most San Diego attractions. Thanks for... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, spacious rooms with small refrigerator and microwave, pool was nicely maintained along with grounds. Near enough activities and food too. Breakfast is included which, like all places, get up early to get it. Make your own waffles were good!

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

Hello Lynn B, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, clean comfortable rooms at a reasonable price is what we two things we are known for. Thanks for mentioning the nearby places to eat, the College area is growing and with it we have experienced so many new eateries. Our front desk has a list of them for guests and... More 

Santa Clara, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location if you have a need to be at San Diego State. Pretty good food options within a few blocks walking distance (especially if you like sushi). Our room was comfortable and clean, though not very big. The staff we encountered were all terrific. The wi-fi, not so great. Couldn't get it to work for my I-pad. The shampoo... More 

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

Hello David F, It is our goal to exceed your expectations and I can see that in some areas we fell shor,t while in others we hit the mark. First let me thank you mentioning the great food options in our area, as well as the excellent Japanese restaurant next door. We are pleased to have them as neighbors as... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is clean and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They told me they would be renovating this year. Our small suite was recently redone and was very pleasant. The breakfast is better than most similar motels. It's a reasonable drive from most attractions. Some other guests were enjoying the pool and barbecue. We will definitely choose this motel... More 

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

Well hello MMRAZ, Thank You for the great review! We are a reasonably close drive to most attraction, offer clean comfortable rooms at a great price. The Studio Suites that we free upgraded you to are recently redone an we have many nice compliments on them. It is great to hear you agree. * Book Direct with Us - For... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable, airport shuttle offered, we had to return rental car, so declined service, however front desk provided a nice simple map to get us directly to the car rental return- excellent touch, much appreciated.

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

Thank you Donna F, We do try to help out as much as possible, while we don't have a shuttle at the hotel, I am glad we were able to find you a private shuttle. And that we could give you good directions to where you were headed. Our entire team prides itself on going out of our way to... More 

spokane, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked like it belonged in San Diego, stucco, palm trees and flowers! Sat by the pool and ate our complimentary breakfast each morning! Staff was helpful and friendly. Only complaint for ne was a very firm bed, but it was fine for my sister .

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

Hello Kirby O, We appreciate you reviewing us, sorry the bed was a bit firm, it is difficult to find the perfect mattress that pleases everyone. The owner researched several mattresses before deciding on the Simmons Beauty Rest Pillow Top Mattress. Most people have found them very comfortable. We hope that you will decide to stay with us again in... More 

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

I needed a quiet, secure place to stay near the SDSU campus area and found it at the Lamplighter. The staff were pleasant and helpful, the pool area was clean and well-maintained, and the guests were quiet. A number of families stayed here during the five weekdays I spent at the motel. It's an excellent value for this area.

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

Dear Linda W, Thank you for the five star review and the great compliments on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear we lived up to all the hype an accomplished what we strive to provide to all our guests. Cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodations and comfort, while doing of this for an affordable price. We are happy you agree with... More 

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