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“Okay, but sketchy” 3 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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Ranked #207 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a own night stay. The accommodations were adequate but not anything special. We were given a room that had a shared door and you could hear all of the conversations and television from the next room. Fortunately they went to bed early or it would have been a problem. Seemed clean but the toilet ran all night. Continental breakfast was minimal.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The room was adequate and reasonably clean, though a bit high-priced. Part of the hotel was under renovation and was rather unsightly.

However, this is the first time I have ever encountered a situation where the hotel would charge $15 per hour for a late checkout after the 11:00 checkout time (and I travel a great deal). I was astounded! There was no attempt to accommodate our request for one more hour, other than for us to pay. We ended up checking out early in the morning for our event rather than to return and pay the late checkout fee. To top it all off, although I could see the worker had put out some items for breakfast, he would not let me in at 6:00 because "Breakfast doesn't start until 6:30." Again, no effort to go the extra mile or to be helpful. I will choose some other accommodation the next time I am in town.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My original reservations with another Wyndham Hotel was cancelled by error on their part and they had no available rooms available and refused to assist me in finding lodging for my family. I then went to Holiday Inn. They had no available rooms but recommended the Howard Johnson. Thanks to the Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson I was able to secure a room for the night for my family. As a result in the future Howard Johnson and Holiday Inn will get be my preferred hotels.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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 #207 of 270 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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