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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the family suite as it was cheaper than two individual rooms for our boys and my wife and I. We just used the large frig and microwave as my wife had no desire to cook on vacation. (It was only one night anyway) My kids aren't used to sharing a bed, but they managed. My oldest enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Nice Staff! Good Breakfast, Room Equipped with large bed, micro, table, Full kitchen with stove/sink, refrigerator, powder area and bathroom! Quiet area, good AC, close to Freeway, only 15 to 25 min drive to various San Diego Attractions, close to Supermarket, gas station , etc. Only con is tight parking spaces.

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Thank CightSeer
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello CightSeer, We are so glad that you chose to stay at our little hotel during your visit to San Diego. All your positive thoughts are greatly appreciated by our staff. We continuously strive to give great service along with spotless, well maintained rooms at competitive rates. It sounds like you stayed in one of our queen rooms with the... More 

Granite Bay, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess with the name "Inn & Suites" and the good reviews, I expected something nicer than this standard motel. The office staff was super friendly and the room was clean. We only stayed one night. We could hear conversations of the neighbors next door. Our ground floor room was so loud in the morning with people loading their cars... More 

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Thank Ro11WithIt
HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I was disappointed to see the 3 star rating, but was very happy to read that you found our staff “super friendly” and your room clean. It is sometimes a challenge to set the right expectations for our guests about our hotel. We freely admit that we are... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed the week of July 4th, while our kids were at Sea World Camp. We had a Queen Studio with a sleeper sofa. We took to calling it our "flat." I had a lot of time to notice any issues with the property, having worked in high school as a hotel maid, and later life as an Executive Assistant... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Staff at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello DanaMom4Life, Wow! Thank you for your exceptional review! Our entire staff works hard to provide superior service to our guests every day and they are so happy to see that you have acknowledged it. All the detail you’ve given about our studio suite and the hotels surrounding areas, will be greatly appreciated by potential guests, especially coming from someone... More 

Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple nights dropping off my daughter at SDSU's dorms. The place is quiet, the rooms are plain but clean, the breakfast is simple but it's a meal. If a safe quiet room close to the university is what you desire, this place is fine for a couple nights. Staff is polite and helpful.

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Thank MikeTurnlund
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks for the spot on and nice comments about your stay. As our repeat guest say, clean rooms and friendly staff is what we are known for. While we are not a brand new property, everyone here from the owner on down is dedicated to making this hotel beautiful, clean, and comfortable for our guests. While we are... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to San Diego to conduct business in the City Heights neighborhood the week of July 4th. The Lamplighter is conveniently located on El Cajon Blvd. near San Diego State University and many of the agencies I was visiting during my trip. The room was very clean and included a kitchenette, which was wonderful. The kitchenette was stocked with... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello "ABKafuman89", So glad you had an enjoyable stay while here for work. As you found out our location and amenities are a good fit for many different types of travelers. A full one third of our rooms have full kitchens, another third have refrigerators and microwave ovens, and some do not have either of those. So it's always good... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked only a room, but got one with a complete, small kitchen--full-sized frig, stove, microwave, sink, full supply of eating and cooking utensils. We were traveling with another family, and their room did not have even a frig. The rooms were clean, and the whole site had beautiful flowers. Parking was tight, not enough for all vehicles and... More 

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Greetings "CityHiker73", Wow, you got a free upgrade to one of our kitchen rooms. While we are not always able to do this, when someone books directly with the hotel, or our site, we give preference to free upgrades. I am glad you were one of those and enjoyed the extras. Making our guests happy is what we are all... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night to attend a private function nearby. Very quick and easy check in; the room was very clean if a little small for a suite. Very convenient parking. Only issue (resolved by phone a day later) was that I was overcharged for the room rate I received by booking online. I didn't check my receipt until I got... More 

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Thank gclmediation
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello "gclemediation", First let me thank you for taking the time to review us. Our goal is to exceed every guests expectations and we take it very seriously when we fail. While it is true that mistakes do happen. Keeping our guests financial records and payments accurate and timely is something we are focused on each. I apologize for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A the last minute we decided to stay a night on our vacation so we quickly checked hotels in the San Diego area on Trip Advisor. We chose Best Western Lamplighter because of their price and previous reviews. We were very pleased with the conditions of the hotel and their all their staff that we interacted with were very friendly... More 

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Thank cinnyv
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear "cinnyv", We appreciate your comments, and are glad to hear that overall it seems you had a great stay other than the issue with noise. As you already know, TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction, and we tend to rate highly with guests who want to get the most for their dollar, value cleanliness, appreciate genuine hospitality and have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a long time since we stayed at a motel. Had a 1st floor "suite". Don't bother with a suite. Not worth the additional money. Motel is definitely in "used" condition and need some remodeling. However, staff was exceptionally nice, room and pool area are very clean. AC could have used a little booster. Parking is at a premium. Does... More 

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Thank Pete L
HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We were disappointed to see the 3 star rating, but I was very happy to read that you found our staff exceptionally nice, your room very clean and that you would return to stay with us. It is sometimes a challenge to set the right expectations for our... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $102 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Best Western Lamplighter Inn And Suites At Sdsu Hotel San Diego
Best Western Lamplighter Hotel
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
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#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#27 Family Hotel in San Diego
#46 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#85 Business Hotel in San Diego
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