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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Ranked #37 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I were traveling to SDSU for her orientation. BW Lamplighter was very affordable, free breakfast and pool. It was very close to SDSU and many stores, restaurants nearby. Normally Marriott is our hotel of choice. I was pleasantly surprised with this Best Western. It was quick and easy to get to SDSU and would recommend BW Lamplighter.

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TORONTO, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw a lot of good reviews for this hotel from Trip Advisor so we tried it out. The room was kept clean at all times and the amenities provided were of good quality. However, the room and furnitures were quite dated. As well, they do not know how to appreciate memebers of the gold crown club.

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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 appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. We do appreciate feedback from all of our guests. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Our goal is to exceed every guest’s expectations and we take it very seriously when we fail. We do our best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent accomodations at this location. Loved our room and the staff was excellent. Also found the breakfast to have a great variety, fresh and plentiful. Perfect location to SDSU which was the reason for our visit. Recommend! :)

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Murrieta, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Grant Park from July 8th to the 12th, and we were very happy with our accommodations. In reading some of the reviews prior to booking, it’s very apparent that many people go to a less expensive hotel and expect 5 star all the way. This is unrealistic. If you are looking...

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Orange, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying here 2 years ago, we decided to stay again when we returned to San Diego to visit family. For us, the location is ideal since family lives east of town and yet we could get to the downtown attractions is a short time. The motel exterior is attractive with beautifully maintained landscaping and a clean looking pool that... More

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Lakewood, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was floored by how wonderful the staff is at this hotel. I called in and let them know my girlfriend and I would be celebrating our anniversary. Not only did they leave rose petals on the bed and a gift basket in the room, but they upgraded us to a luxury sweet free of charge. It gave our vacation... More

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

Greetings Jeff, It was a pleasure having you both stay at our hotel. San Diego has so much to offer, and because of this, we realize there are several lodging choices out there, so when any guest decides to stay with us makes it that much more important to us, especially on such a special occasion. We were happy to... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk person at the hotel is very friendly and welcoming. Breast has a great variety. You can make your fresh, warm waffle with the waffle maker. The breakfast room is small but you can take it to the pool area. You got free in-room wifi and free parking, too. There is a pretty nice Japanese restaurant right next... 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, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate hearing from all of our guests. These reviews show us not only our areas of strength, but also the areas in which we can improve. Thank you for recognizing our wonderful and dedicated staff. Our team takes great pride in their work as we want... More

Mission Viejo, California, United States
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively nice, smaller sized motel in a not-touristy area. I'm sure great for families of students attending SDSU, but not a place I'd really recommend if you want to come for even a short vacation in San Diego. However, the staff was friendly and accommodating, and the rooms were clean and maintained. Parking lot is on the... 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, hank you for your review about your recent stay at our hotel. I was pleased that our staff made your stay a pleasurable one. They truly are a large part of why we rate so highly with our guests. I am sorry you were disappointed in our location. As you mentioned, we are an excellent choice for... More

Anaheim, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great motel I have staayed here several times before. In a nice part of San Diego. There are many popular restaurants and stores in the area. The bed was comfortable and the area was quiet. San Diego is a great place for vacations.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us. It's nice to hear that you appreciate all the features offered in the College Area of San Diego. There is quite a diverse number of restaurants and our front desk team is always ready to help our guests find the perfect dining spot. Thank you for... More

Phoenix, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous stay at this hotel. The staff was very helpful. Melissa printed step by step driving instructions. If it weren't for Justin's directions by phone we would have been lost in the belly of San Diego. The only complaint is the beds were to firm

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

Dear Carlene W. We would like to say thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on how friendly and helpful we were during your last visit. We our truly committed to delivering excellent customer service to all of our guests. We realize that our property is not as centrally located as some, but still only about... More

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Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
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Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego #28 Family Hotel in San Diego #46 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #88 Business Hotel in San Diego
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites (a AAA 2-diamond hotel) is conveniently located 3/4 miles from San Diego State University, and only 15 minutes from Downtown, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Many of the rooms include kitchen facilities, making this the ideal place for an extended stay. Amenities include: complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking, and heated outdoor pool, Children 12 and under stay free. Pet friendly. ... more   less 
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