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“Last minute booking - you get what you pay for” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6440 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115   |  
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“Last minute booking - you get what you pay for”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A friend and I stayed here after not researching which college this was near - we were hoping to be near La Jolla. But we had a car, and were happy to drive the 20 minutes to La Jolla. We were only here the one night.

The carpet was extremely dirty - we got black feet from walking across the floor just once. Ended up wearing flip flops the rest of the time we were in the room, as well as in the shower which also looked unclean.

The room had a very musty smell, like stale cigarettes, even though there was a non-smoking sign on the door. We could also smell the smoke of others wafting in through the airconditioner.

Attempted to use the pool just to cool off, but had a staff member rush over and begin scooping leaves. Made me feel uneasy so I left literally after a couple of minutes.

In hindsight, I wish we had researched a little more!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HowardJohnsonSDSU, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Please except our sincere apology for the inconvenience.

Thanking you

GRM
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was very impressed with this hotel it was very very clean and the free breakfast was a absolute hit with my truck driver husband ( so u know it was good) the deskhelp Randy went above and beyond helping put together a day full of fun things to do there TY RANDY bless your heart he needs a big raise was there for my youngest sons graduation cant wait to go back

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HowardJohnsonSDSU, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Please except our sincere apology for the inconvenience beyond your expectation. We would also like to thank you for appreciating us.

Thanking you

Nitin Mody (GM)
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Address: 6440 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #202 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Remodeled Rooms with Flat Screen LED TV.Walking distance to SDSU (San Diego State University), a block away from major shopping center and restaurants & bars. Very easy access to I-8 highway and very convenient location. 24 hour front desk, free Continental Breakfast & Wifi in all rooms and a large swimming pool and guest laundry facility available. Free Bus and Truck Parking also available. ... more   less 
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