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“Good location and great staff. Dated decor.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115   |  
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Ranked #37 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Central Bucks Co. PA, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good location and great staff. Dated decor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Only negatives were on the old, scuffed furniture and rug. Beds were fine and all was clean.The staff members were great and the overall experience was good. Would stay again if want to be in the College area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Hello Janice C,

Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our property. We are so glad that we provided you with superior service. Our staff appreciates your recognition immensely!

We continuously strive to keep our hotel well maintained and looking its best, inside and out. We are very sorry to hear that you found some of the furniture and rug in unsatisfactory condition. We do appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We take your comments very seriously and will do what is needed to correct the problems you mentioned.

We hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you! Again, thank you for your input to help us serve you better!

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Yours in Hospitality,

Michelle C.
Guest Services
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Excellent in every way. Hotel appeared to be recently renovated. Room was clean and fresh. Bedding very comfortable. Noise kept to a minimum after hours. Have stayed in this hotel previously. Breakfast looked appealing, although I did not eat breakfast this last trip. I highly recommend to all when visiting San Diego, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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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San Fernando, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our room was located right in front of the pool so there was a little bit of noise at night but it quieted down by 9pm. The beds were comfy and overall the room was nice. We only stayed 2 days so we decided to pick up after ourselves. Breakfast was so good!!! There's even a make-your-own-waffles station!! The lady working there kept the area organized and stocked at all times. The girl who helped us check out had the personality of a dead fish but our stay was great; I'd stay again :D Best part: They have HBO and even laid out reminders for the season premiere of Game of Thrones…we got to watch it our first night there--sweet!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rancho Palos Verdes, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed here on a Friday night and found the room to be clean and in good repair. Comfy bed, TV & Internet worked OK. Did not use the pool. Breakfast in the AM was good...hard boiled eggs, waffles, and the usual assortment of breads & pastries. Even at 9am, breakfast buffet was full of food. Room was very quiet...no street noise, no neighbor noise. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Laura R.,

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts on your stay at our little hotel. Our entire staff is dedicated to making our rooms spotless, comfortable and well maintained. It's really nice to hear that you noticed these things!

We're glad to hear that you were satisfied with the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Many of our guests enjoy the waffle station, along with the hot steel cut oats, fresh baked bagels, yogurt and the other items served daily for all our guests. Our breakfast room attendants do a nice job of keeping the breakfast room well stocked and clean. They'll be happy to hear that you commented on this.

We do our best to keep a quiet, family friendly property. As you noticed, we are located in a calm residential neighborhood. There are several strip malls and restaurants within walking distance, making it convenient for guests who want to get a quick bite or need to pick up any necessities forgotten at home.

Again, thank you for taking some time and posting a review here on TripAdvisor, this helps many travelers make a more informed decision on where to stay. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Yours in Hospitality,
Michelle
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WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My family was on a road trip from Salt Lake City and stopped at Sea World for 8 hours prior to checking in. My children were very tired and hungry. The kind evening desk staff gave great recommendations for dinner nearby, a deli across the street with excellent pizza and sandwiches. Breakfast attendant kept it well supplied with good quality food (do not miss the oatmeal, made from scratch) and very clean for such a small eating area. Pool was well maintained and had wonderful landscaping and trees that made it feel exotic. My children loved it. We stayed in a kitchenette supplied with dishes/ pans and we cooked a full Sunday dinner with roast and potatoes while visiting Balboa park. Wonderful hotel for families.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hello BABYHORSE,

Thank you for taking the time to write about us online, we are so glad you chose to stay at our little hotel for your visit to San Diego! Your review assures us that we are doing our job right!

We strive to provide excellent customer service and clean, comfortable accommodations in a family friendly setting. Our front desk staff is always happy to help our guests with recommendations to nearby eateries or places of interest for those wanting to explore our city.

It's nice to hear that you enjoyed the deluxe continental breakfast, which is provided daily for all our guests. The oatmeal has been a hit since we started making it a few months ago! And our friendly breakfast attendants are always attentive to the cleanliness and keeping it fully stocked, just as you mentioned. We know that having a good breakfast is important to getting your day started off right!

We are happy that you and your children got to play in the pool! Chris, our maintenance tech, is busy everyday keeping the pool clean and in good working condition. And, you are so right about the tropical feel the pool area has and we owe many thanks to our wonderful landscapers for doing such a great job week after week.

A Sunday roast?! Now that's taking full advantage of having a stocked kitchen while on vacation, good job!

Needless to say, we are just delighted that you and your family had a memorable stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with potential guests. We hope you will stay with us, if you return to San Diego!

Yours in Hospitality,

Michelle C.
Guest Services
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Grass Valley, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We really like to stay here. Perfectly close to SDSU Campus, decent breakfast and good price. Had an issue with noisy housekeepers one time. Let the front desk know about it and didn't have a problem again.

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

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Hello Pamela M,

It's so nice to hear that you enjoy staying with us! Being so close to the SDSU campus, has made us a "home away from home" for many families. We try really hard to provide the cleanest of rooms at a great value, along with superior customer service.

We are very sorry to hear that you encountered some noise issues during your stay but, you did exactly what any guest should do in this situation- contact the front desk. Unfortunately, we can't always hear what's going on on the property so, we rely on our guests to let us know about these things, this way, we can fix the problem promptly and discreetly. Your comfort is our priority.

We thank you for sharing your thoughts here on TripAdvisor and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Yours in Hospitality,
Michelle
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Bexhill, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Was only in San Diego for 3 days and wanted a reasonably priced hotel. Had a look around various sites and the reviews for this hotel were all fairly good. The location was OK and a short walk to the SDSU transit station for trains to the tourist spots and downtown. Very friendly staff on the front desk and at breakfast. Breakfast was typical for a US hotel the room is on the small side. Would recommend if you are looking for a reasonable hotel. Rooms very clean and large as you would expect

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hello Jeremy S.

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. Our AAA 2-diamond property is well located, friendly and very clean. And we are very glad you ended up staying with us.

Looking forward to seeing you again on a future visit.

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Yours in Hospitality,

Len Regan
General Manager
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#26 Family Hotel in San Diego
#48 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#86 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 61
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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