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“Good imitation Lucky Charms...” 2 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   650 North Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in El Cajon
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“Good imitation Lucky Charms...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2005

Well, this place was a mix. Positives included wireless internet, ample living space in the room, refrigerator, microwave, table, decent water pressure, comfortable bed...on the downside the air conditioner smelled like urine...I inquired about this smell with the front desk...they sent someone over who informed me that this odor was "typical" of an air conditioner that has not been used recently (apparently mine was not...) and they proceeded to spray with various lysol type products...this did not help...I mentioned that my old air conditioners didn't smell like urine however they insisted this was normal...they had good imitation lucky charms...in fact, I think I liked them better than regular lucky charms. The price is cheaper, which is nice. But it's inland, which means it's hot! Which brings us back to that air conditioner...

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2004

I would NOT stay in this hotel again. I reserved a non-smoking king room with a CC, but when I arrived was offered a smoking queen room at the same rate. When I complained, I was told that at their hotel, a "king" room just means it has one bed which can be any size and doesn't have to have a king-sized bed. They only gave us a non-smoking room after we pressed them and they admitted they had one with 2 queen beds, which they wanted to charge us MORE for since it had 2 beds, and we'd only reserved one.

The hotel was also not very clean, and appeared to have a number of long-term residents.

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Address: 650 North Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021
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Location: United States > California > El Cajon
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in El Cajon
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Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Continental Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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