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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

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Ureterp, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room we had was very large ( 1 king suite), clean overall except for the sofa wich had better days. Staff was very friendly and the next morning we could see that maintanance was being done (painting and refurbishing a room and the pool and spa were being cleaned by a professional company). The breakfast room was fairly small... More 

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Thank gsnoeck
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest; Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your business. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms to be large. We do have the larger rooms than the other hotels in the area. We have a great maintenance staff they are always working hard to make sure the hotel looks the best and... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived the receptionist was very nice check in was fast and easy. When we got into our room we were on the first floor it was nice and clean noting to complain about, it was very close and convenient to where we need to be for the junior world golf championships. The pool area was ok it done... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback. I glad our hotel worked out well for your stay. I do apologize about the noise from the car wash next door. Some time during the day it gets hectic. its a good thing they shut it down in the evening. We hope to see you soon... More 

San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This location is just too far away for me. I could not check in, even though I explained to the clerk it is under my wife's name. So, I had to go back to the car and have her check us in. That should have been the first sign to me. The breakfast could have been better. There is also... More 

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Thank Robert L
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your business. As a security precaution we always ask the guest whose name is on the reservation to check in. This also helps prevent fraudulent credit card activity protecting our guests. We are a two star Inn and that is what we strive to be. However we do go above... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Hotel cancelled our reservation without letting us know. Choice sent a confirmation/reminder a few days prior to our arrival. Showed up with Confirmation Number and was told my CC didn't work, so they cancelled. THEN WHY DID THEY SEND ME EMAIL REMINDER??? They did have a room available, and after a huge hassle where they made us wait repeatedly while... More 

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2 Thank JMWinCA
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay. To hold a room we require a valid credit card. In your case your card was declined and invalid. Prior to canceling a reservation we try to obtain a new card from the guest, if this fails as a last resort we have to cancel. Yes an automated email... More 

Chandler, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We made a reservation for this hotel through Hotwire. We listed on the reservation that we would be a family of 4 people. When we arrived at the hotel the rude and uncaring receptionist said we would have to pay an extra $30 per night if we wanted two beds! Really? How do 4 people sleep in one bed? She... More 

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1 Thank MMB3895
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry for any confusion on your reservation. We received a reservation from Hotwire for two persons only, therefore we had held a room with one king bed. Hotel is only obligated to give you a room that was booked on your behalf, any upgrades will have to be paid by the guests. To prevent confusion in... More 

Tucson, AZ
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We visit San Diego every other year or so and often stay at the higher prices hotels in San Diego. This time around we decided to try out a neighboring town and decided on the econo lodge cause it was DIRECTLY off the freeway. The price was excellent ($60/night) staff was so patient and kind to us. They accommodated us... More 

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Thank sdebaca
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you found our hotel to meet your expectations, I will have a word with my housekeeper and make sure they are following a proper cleaning procedures. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Sincerely Chetan Patel More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Well this is the THIRD time trying to write a review for this hotel - it has taken almost 2 months to get it published because it takes several weeks to reject is - so I am going to limit this to bullet points - apologies for not being able to give a more detailed review - I have tried... More 

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Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Sascharasin Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay. As you stated you booked your room thru expedia, the credit card you used to guarantee your reservation was invalid. You stated upon arrival you use the invalid card just to hold your room and pay with a different one upon arrival. At this hotel we do not guarantee... More 

Kolkata
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with a business colleague for one night and trust me it was one of the most nightmarish experience staying there. To start with the check in process was very unfriendly. Later when we came back to sleep after the days work there was a man who kept talking loudly over the phone throughout the night standing out of... More 

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3 Thank Pankaj15
Chetan P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Pankaj, Thank you for staying with us. We certainly appreciate your business. I am so sorry you were disturb by another guest speaking loudly out side your room. Some times the guests does not realize they are at a hotel and there actions are disturbing others. Typically when we get such complaints we go out and ask the guest... More 

Nevada
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76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We stayed here for two nights (Saturday and Sunday nights). The room was clean and everything works as it should. Breakfast was good and the staff was very nice and helpful, however Saturday night the people next door came in about 2am very drunk and very noisy. They would stomp down the hall and try to come into our room... More 

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1 Thank Tourist894
Chetan P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you found your room to be clean and everything working as it should be. I agree we do have a tasty breakfast and friendly staff. I am sorry in regards to other guests making noise, it is hard for us to control how some guests will act. They don't... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very basic * hotel within few feet from noisy Interstate 8 freeway, located in very spotty area with hookers around. Nothing fancy: basic rooms, simple breakfast, old tv. Next door to 2 gas stations and car wash, which opened 24/7. Very slow internet with constantly interrupted wifi signal. Bed bugs, cockroaches, smelly, filthy, dirty. Very old cheap uncomfortable beds. Allowed... More 

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2 Thank ahtoxa1
Chetan P, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this review

Dear Anthony Once again you posted a totally false review, after trying to extort money by stating if I do not give you a refund you will post bad reviews. You posted one on yelp, you can post as many as you wish. I will not pay into your blackmail. You were not even on the property, you paid for... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Econolodge Inn & Suites, El Cajon Hotel, where you’ll experience an intimate, casual atmosphere with personalized service, contemporary amenities and customer-oriented features. Whether you’re here on a relaxing getaway vacation or an important business venture, you’ll appreciate our peaceful ambiance, hospitable service and convenient location without spending a fortune. Our friendly, professional staff ensures that your stay will be a memorable and relaxing experience. This El Cajon hotel is near all the attractions and activities that make this place such a fun destination. If you are looking for a hotel near fun things to do this hotel near San Diego Zoo is the perfect location to stay. We are also located within miles from Knotts Soak City and San Diego SeaWorld. Offering comfort and convenience to business and leisure travelers, this El Cajon Hotel offers value with cozy accommodations, amenities and easy access to restaurants, shopping and local area attractions. We offer our guest a more affordable room rate with luxury & friendly services. Relaxing Retreat, take a dip in our private, crystal clear swimming pool. Econolodge Inn & Suites will ensure your family a comfortable and relaxing stay. We offer plenty of room options and features especially designed to serve families traveling together. We welcome you to our hotel, and hope you enjoy your stay. Make your family vacation more attractive to Southern California - treat yourself to the Econolodge Inn & Suites. Choose this El Cajon Hotel for your travel needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

Address: 588 N Mollison Ave, I-8 Exit Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021-6143 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Location: United States > California > El Cajon
Price Range: $64 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel El Cajon
Super 8 El Cajon
Super Eight El Cajon
El Cajon Super 8
El Cajon Super Eight
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