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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, AZ, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel on our way back to Arizona. It is undergoing a remodel of it's rooms. New tile floors in the bathrooms. New counters and sinks are being installed. New AC units and receptacles. Paint and wall paper is fresh and rooms are clean. This would be a nice place to have an extended stay. The daytime... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in process was easy, room was clean and devoid of smell, internet connection not bad, and the area was well kept. Good Sushi next door although it is a little loud. There's a grill outside by the pool for those who might want to cook up their own dinner.

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Palm Springs, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff is very professional, friendly, and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Free continental breakfast that is actually a full breakfast not just coffee and doughnuts. Great price. Great location near SDSU.

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

Dear Susan, What a nice review, thank you! TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction and we tend to rate highly with guest who want to get the most for their dollar, value cleanliness, appreciate genuine hospitality and have done their research. The time you took to do this review is greatly appreciated by everyone here. I hope to meet you... More 

Las Vegas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a smoker I don't have many options when it comes to finding a place to stay. Especially in California! I found this motel online, and they stated that they had "smoking rooms" available. I don't need fancy, but I do need clean.... and the reviews looked good. Hubby and I decided to give it a try. A few days... More 

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

Hello NunyaBwax, My name is Justin and I am a Front Desk Agent here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. I want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We understand that there are people who prefer to smoke in the comfort of their own room and being in California... More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is budget hotel but it clean, comfortable and well located. We went into the city by the Trolley for 2 days from 70th Street station and that was easy, convenient and had free parking. The breakfast was good but the room for breakfast is small and can become crowded so it is best to load up breakfast on a... More 

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

Hi Jill, We appreciate your taking the time to review us. It is nice to hear you enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of our rooms, and our great location near SDSU and public transportation. I do apologize for the noisy guests above you. It is sometimes hard to plan on or control what other guests do, but once we are... More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay at this hotel during our annual visits to San Diego to see family. It is always excellent and this time was no exception. The rooms are clean (ours had a kitchenette with full sized fridge and stove!), big flat screen TV, high speed internet, great breakfast, free parking, comfy bed, swimming pool, ice - everything you need.... More 

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

Dear barbaraj245, Wow, such a great review, so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Our company culture is to provide quality, affordability and great customer service to our guests. And in your case it is rewarding to find out we succeeded. About one third of our rooms have full kitchens, and many guests have found this to be helpful... More 

Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay! Comfortable beds, very clean, caring staff. We were here for a family trip, and were very pleased with this establishment. Although they offered breakfast, since we were visiting family we did not choose to eat here, but did check on it. There was a lot of choices: hard boiled eggs, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, juice, etc. We... More 

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

Hello librarygirl2840, We truly appreciate the wonderful comments you shared here on TripAdvisor. Our staff strives to make all our guests feel welcomed and at home. Our room attendants pride themselves on having ultra clean rooms and Chris, our maintenance tech, keeps things in good working condition, all to make your visit a comfortable one. Thank you for mentioning the... More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Spent 2 nights here in December. We had other family traveling with us, and they were able to give us our requested adjacent rooms on the ground floor. Lovely quiet room, friendly service, nice breakfast. On-going construction in the adjacent building was NOT a problem.

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

Dear Laura R, Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel during your visit to San Diego. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service by meeting our guest's requests whenever possible. We're very glad that we were able to do this for you. And it's especially nice when our guests recognize our efforts. Since we were uncertain... More 

Belleville, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel numerous times and will always stay here when we visit SD. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is just fine and the staff is superb. This hotel is close to SDSU and for our purposes is a convenient location. It's less than 10 miles to the airport and works extremely well for us.

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

Dear Herman K, Thank you for your loyalty, over the years it is truly gratifying to see so many repeat guests come back to stay with us. I appreciate you mentioning our location, as you say, we are close to San Diego State University, and yet still only a 10 - 15 minute drive to most major San Diego attractions,... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My family and i visited San Diego for the first time in October. We are from Canada and have two small children ages 1 and 3. Traveling with small children is not easy, let alone taking an 8 hour road trip from San Jose down to San diego. Upon arrival at the hotel we realized that there was no refrigerator... More 

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

Dear jcjc88, Wow! Thank you for such kind words about our property and our staff. Jonathan has been with us for awhile and we are lucky to have such a kind helpful person. As many have noted on this site, our staff does go above and beyond for our guests and we are glad you took the time to bring... More 

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Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Best Western Lamplighter Inn And Suites At Sdsu Hotel San Diego
Best Western Lamplighter Hotel
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
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#3 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#28 Family Hotel in San Diego
#47 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#86 Business Hotel in San Diego

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