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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

#36 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Suisun City, California, Usa
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel to be close to USDS. The property was nice although it did not have a spa, only a pool. We had 2 queen beds in a suite which was nice because it had a living room area with a couch and chair and 2 tv's, one in the living room and one in the bedroom... More 

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

Dear Paula E, We appreciate you staying with us here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We get to host many guests visiting the SDSU campus, and are pleased you came to find our property and that we met your needs. We do have a heated swimming pool, a BBQ grill (utensils at the desk), DVD players in each room,... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed here while visiting San Diego during our Spring Break from cold NW Indiana. I chose this hotel from TA reviews and because they had breakfast and free parking. It was an excellent choice for us. When I called in the morning of our arrival to confirm our reservation and let them know we would be arriving late... More 

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

Hello Travelmother73, Our staff is thrilled to see that you and your family had a great stay with us. We strive to give superior service, ultra clean rooms and amenities that make our guests stay more comfortable. From your review, we accomplished our goal. Whenever possible, we like to upgrade guests to make their visit more enjoyable. The Family Suite... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel excels in customer service. The location is perfect for the San Diego Zoo.and other attractions. The grounds and heated pool are well kept. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. Excellent value for San Diego area.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit family in San Diego we stay at this great place. The room (we like the mini-suite) is big, comfortable, and extremely clean with a small fridge and microwave, The breakfast is generous and although the breakfast room is quite small, one can eat at the beautiful pool. The grounds are really pretty -- you know you're in... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to stay in a property that has welcoming staff and is well maintained! I would absolutely stay here again. Clean facilities. Kept up to date. Thoughtful and cordial front desk. Decent breakfast. My one complaint: the breakfast room is too crowded. Too much activity in what appears to be a converted guest room. The good news is... More 

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

Hello Bleacherdad, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. Our entire staff is delighted to read your kind words. It's so nice when guests recognize our efforts into providing our guests with ultra clean, well maintained rooms, along with superior customer service and amenities that make your stay convenient and restful. We realize our breakfast room can... More 

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

Based on the previous good reviews, we decided to stay at the Lamplighter and were very pleased with our stay. The rooms were clean and large, and the hotel was quiet. Though we didn't use it, we had a full kitchen in our room, complete with stove and full-size refrigerator. The hotel is close to SDSU and many great restaurants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too bad for the location, nice staff, clean room. Felt it is over priced for the area/location. Should be more like 65.00 a night , I paid 90.00 with tax and used a AAA discount. Not a 100.00 room /location

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