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Stanton, California
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Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the room very clean, enjoyable and friendly helpful staff felt safe with all the security cameras. The location was awesome close to Sea World, Mission Bay, Restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you benefited so much from our great location. Thanks very much for your review, in particular your comments about how comfortable and clean your room was, and how friendly our staff are. We really hope that you'll visit this fantastic region again, and that you will allow us to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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San Diego, California
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed January 17, 2017

For the price paid, the room is better than expected - Large TV, good size refrigerator, microwave, in-room safe, good size room, plenty of parking, and decent breakfast. Wi-Fi is fast and reliable. I keep the HVAC fan running to provide air circulation and block outside noise. The HVAC causes condensation so the carpet next to it can be damp...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

It's really great to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed all of the facilities in your room, and that you found our staff to be their usual helpful selves. We're sorry for any inconvenience that the dampness caused, this is not a problem that we generally have, and we'll be...

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

It was ok for the price, we stayed for 5 nights and one night our two cards didn't work and we couldn't open the room, the guy at night was very nice and helpful. Breakfast choices are fruits, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, muffins, bread and milk. The Internet is pretty fast, I had no problems watching stream. And it's in...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, although it's a shame that you experienced the inconvenience of your keycard not working. Sometimes close proximity to a credit card or bank card can cause the strip on the keycard to de-magnetize, but we understand that this can be...

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This is an ok hotel. New linens for the beds would be great and new furniture. I had a room with two beds and one of the covers had white spots on it. There's no iron for your clothes! There is continental breakfast which consists of a pastries, mini muffins, cereal, bread for toast, milk and coffee. I like that...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Thank you very much Tanya for providing us with such a detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay, including our location, breakfast and the equipment in the room. Thank you in particular for mentioning our staff, we'll be sure to pass your comments onto them - they'll be delighted. Thank you for your...

Albia, Iowa
Reviewed January 8, 2017

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Well, it wasn't the best. It appeared to be a bit seedy. There is a Continental breakfast but there are only two tables in a very small area. The location of the hotel was handy but that is about all.

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that you were not entirely happy with your stay with us - you feedback is not typical of what our guests say about their stay at all. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for leaving your review - we appreciate it. Best Wishes, Hotel Management

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Ugh where do I begin...... I booked this place through booking.com and it was relatively close to my friend's place. It got a 7.5 out of 10 on booking.com so I thought it would be decent..... I was TOTALLY WRONG. We just went camping at Joshua tree the night before. It was cold, windy and rainy, so I was looking...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Hi Christina, we apologize sincerely for the experience that you had with us recently. Our policy is that if a room is not acceptable to a guest, we move the guest to an another, more suitable room. We are investigating why that did not happen with you, and we will ensure that our guests are facilitated better in future. Thank...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Address: 6440 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $58 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“We stayed on the second floor in the front area quiet loved that the restroom was by itself not close to the beds”
 of 5 bubbles supernanamary53, 1 week ago | Read review
“No options”
 of 5 bubbles Flyer000, Dec 26, 2016 | Read review
“there should be a plunger available at the office for guest who have a clogged toilet”
 of 5 bubbles robmR6289QG, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles RebeccaSmithFL, Apr 4, 2015 | Read review
“Book well in advance of your trip and you should be able to obtain a good room. Rooms at back are a distance from the road, making for a quiet stay.”
 of 5 bubbles pavitts, Mar 10, 2015 | Read review
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