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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Ranked #35 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable beds with a large flat screen tv. My room was very quiet. Very clean. Friendly efficient housekeeping staff. Nice selection for breakfast, however could have more of a variety of fresh fruit. Only apples and oranges. Excellent coffee and make your own Belgium waffle maker. Beautifully landscaped. Stop and smell all the beautiful roses. Great pool. Huge beautiful magnolia... More

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NYC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very clean, comfortable, good service, good beds. Staff very helpful. Very close to great kosher grill restaurant. near synagogue and shopping. Nice pool.very clean, comfortable, good service, good beds. Staff very helpful. Very close to great kosher grill restaurant. near synagogue and shopping. Nice pool.

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

Dear Joshua K, Wow, thanks for the great review! as you found out, we are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. We believe our AAA-2 diamond hotel is well located, friendly and clean. And after reading your review and that of others, it seems we are correct! Our location near San Diego State... More

Santa Clara, United States
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very close to SDSU, our purpose for coming to San Diego. Our room was a little small but considering the location and other factors, still a fine value. Wi-fi seemed to cut out sometimes and was frequently slow. Maybe a lot of people were using the network at the same time. We still plan on returning here when we visit... More

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

Dear David F, Thank you for giving us such high marks on your review. We do try very hard to please our guests, and being that we are an older property we are aware that our rooms may not be as spacious or as modern as many of the newer hotels. But one thing you can count on is cleanliness,... More

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13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: Absolutely the best staff EVER at the desk. The rest: Welcome to 1959. No microwave, no refrigerator. No exercise room-wait, there IS a small pool, which is great if you can exercise by swimming laps in a circle, and it's not raining. Otherwise, well, El Cajon Boulevard is a great place to get a power-walk in. Or not.... 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, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. I am truly sorry that your stay was not as satisfying as it could have been. Our goal is to exceed every guest’s expectations and we take it very seriously when we fail. Let me say you are absolutely correct that the use of the pool is a... More

California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good price, clean efficiency style rooms, nice pool, really nice free breakfast. Neighborhood is a little sketchy but OK, lots of building going on next door but we didn't hear any noise while we were there. Very short drive to SDSU

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

Dear DPitches, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel during your visit to SDSU. We are located on a retail strip that is a mix of businesses and residential, and yes it is not much of a touristy area. But, as you mentioned, we are very close to SDSU. It is one mile away, so only a... More

Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am temp living in san diego and got this hotel for my family who was visiting. Location was excellent as well as the hotel. Staff was professional and helpful when checking in and leaving. Room comfortable and clean

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

Hello "alwaysgone", Thank you for your response and thank you for having your family stay with us. We are glad to hear that they were pleased with the service and cleanliness of there room. We are aware that there are quite a few hotels in our immediate area to choose from and are grateful to you for having chose us.... More

Los Angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Lamplighter many times and it's always great. Friendly and helpful staff and excellent prices. Free breakfast, parking, and wi-fi. Convenient to SDSU. This last time they upgraded us to a junior suite just because we had stayed with them before.

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

Dear "Rsmith90211", Thank you kindly for taking the time to give us your feedback. Its always a pleasure seeing familiar faces here time and time again. We truly value our guests and try to offer free upgrades when available, especially for our Platinum and Diamond Best Western members. Even though we are not able to offer upgrades every time, guest... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were coming to San Diego for a few days before a wedding and wanted a place to stay near everything for a good price. This hotel was great because we could get to all the sights including the beach within 10 minutes. The staff was wonderful and helpful. The room had a kitchen which was a plus. Only drawback... More

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

Hello Debbie J Thank you Debbie J for sharing with us your feedback. I'm glad you had a great time visiting our beautiful city and were able to enjoy all the wonderful things San Diego has to offer. location is a big factor when choosing a hotel. We are very fortunate to be only 15-20 minute of drive time from... More

Citrus Heights, United States
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very dog friendly, very nice staff, and quiet. Older hotel, but a great place. The staff were very professional and they gave us a free upgrade. They put us in a much larger room and the end of the building so we wouldn't bother others with the barking.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Everyone of our staff members appreciates hearing such great comments, thank you for the kind feedback. We are an older property, but since we are always looking for ways we can improve, starting next month will begin yet another remodel in half of our rooms to better serve our guests. We do try to give upgrades when... More

Seattle
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently needed a motel room for just one night while visiting an ill friend who lives in Rancho San Diego. Based on the reviews for The Lamplighter Inn we gave it a try and were very satisfied with our visit. It may not be the fanciest in the Best Western chain, BUT it was very friendly, well maintained, and... 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, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially the kitchens, most guests are surprised when they see that one third of our property has full kitchens. Starting next month we will be beginning a remodel of all of them to include granite counter tops, and some updating of the design features. Since TripAdvisor is all 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego #28 Family Hotel in San Diego #48 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #87 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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