We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 204: English reviews
Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall the room was pretty clean. The carpet around the entrance to the room needed to be cleaned but besides that it was a nice stay.

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson

Helpful?
1 Thank kedstim
howardjohnsonsdsu, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our priority is to provide a clean, comfortable room for all of our guests, and we're glad that's exactly what you got. Thank you for your feedback about the carpet, we try to be as thorough as possible and leave the whole area squeaky clean before a new guest... More 

San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A very nice experience during my stay. Friendly staff, Nice and Clean big rooms that are recently remodeled, Free ESPN and HBO, Big pool brings a resort like vibe. A must stay while in San Diego at economical rates. Good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank KVeerM
howardjohnsonsdsu, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found us a convenient and affordable place to stay in San Diego. From amenities to service it sounds like we were the perfect fit for your hotel needs. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to the rest of the team. We hope to see you soon again. Warm Regards, Hotel Management More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Motel OK, slow check in and noisy during night with indifferent manager when the problem was referred to him

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson

Helpful?
Thank Raddy888
Nitin M, Hotel Management at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and also want to apologize for the delay in checking in. We will be sure to make the necessary improvements so that your stay is more comfortable next time that you're here! Please let us know if there is anything we can do in the future to make your stay better. More 

Glendale, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

signs at pool are ridicules, but room was very nice breakfast was good but could use more fresh fruit. grill area could use a fixed grill to use. parking lot could use some new asphalt. the burrito shop attached is very good but should open on time.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank robmR6289QG
howardjohnsonsdsu, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed most aspect of your stay with us, and that you enjoyed your trip here so much. Thank you for your review, and we hope to welcome you back here again soon. Please know that we are making changes to our breakfast soon. Thanks again for your review. Warm Regards, Hotel Management More 

Norton, MA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We did all our own housekeeping as the maids forgot us EVERY DAY except the day of check out. They even allowed us to borrow their vacuum to vacuum our own room? (We were there 5 days). My friend and I even cleaned the pool because it was GROSS! Other than that, it was fine.

Helpful?
Thank Kim K
Nitin M, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Dear Kim, We appreciate your feedback and we'll be sure to make the necessary improvements so that your stay is more comfortable next time that you're here. Please let us know if there is anything we can do in the future to make your stay better. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Had gotten a great deal on the room and was afraid of what we would find. Staff were wonserdul and the room was comfy and clean. There is a little restaurant across the parking lot with aweaome beef enchiladas. I noticed another reviewer mentioned the deposit. If you dont want to wait for uour bank to give the... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
howardjohnsonsdsu, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review, and your first hand experience of our deposit policy. You are absolutely right, if you don't want the bank to place a 'hold' on your money, we welcome a cash deposit that we can refund on check-out if there is no damage to the room. We try to explain that to all... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Good Nite Inn near SeaWorld
#131 of 282 in San Diego
3.5 of 5 stars 647 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Quality Suites Otay Mesa
#171 of 282 in San Diego
4.0 of 5 stars 66 reviews
Point Loma
Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-2645
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $61 - $117 (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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Odigeo, Priceline, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity and Hotwire so you can book your Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn - San Diego Hotel San Diego
Howard Johnson San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay