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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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abu dhabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel , most of the time used for families having children going to SDSU, room are spacious, small bathroom, all basic requirement can be found. Heated swimming pool , Internet access and close to SDSU. Staff very friendly. Parking space available free of charge.

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Thank tito67
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Tito67, Welcome SDSU family! We are pleased that you chose to stay at our little hotel. We do our best to provide clean efficient rooms at a great value, along with great customer service. Thank you for noticing! As you mentioned, we are very close to SDSU; just 1 mile! Great for friends and family coming into town to... More 

Orange County
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This location was more economical than the Hotel Circle option our event was at. It's an older property, but well-maintained. The staff is friendly, the room was clean, with decent breakfast options. Out room had one bed with a kitchen. I loved having this! They provide pans, dishes, bowls, serve ware, and a few kitchen tools. This made it more... More 

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Thank Kristena H
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Kristena H, Thank you for your FIVE-STAR review! Were delighted to hear we succeeded in what we strive to provide to our guest; superior customer service, clean, comfortable rooms and great amenities at an affordable price. Hearing such positive feedback reminds us all of how well were doing. I'm glad you found our Queen room with a kitchen accommodating... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was quiet, the pool was clean, the rooms were immaculate and the front desk was funny and extremely helpful! My son got to watch his team (Chargers) and then eat dinner at the pool after swimming! My son said this was the best trip of his life. Thank you Lamplighter you guys rock! Try the Angry Birds bar... More 

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Thank electro86d
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Elctro86d, Wow!! Thanks for the great review!! Our staff is always ready to welcome guests and help them with whatever they need. As you can tell, they can be quite personable as well. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego and love hearing guests reviews praising their hard work. Needless to... More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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423 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed three nights and thought the staff went out of their way to anticipate my needs and make my stay comfortable. Not being familiar with San Diego, I appreciated the easy access to I-8 and the convenient location. Most importantly I felt safe, both in the motel and the surrounding area. Motel is two stories but I heard no... More 

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

Hello Joan W, Your 5 star review is greatly appreciated by our entire staff here at the Lamplighter Inn! Our goal is to provide spotless rooms, superior customer service and amenities that make our guests stay as comfortable as possible. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our hotel to the fullest and that makes us happy! We are... More 

Temple City, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very Clean, no bugs and comfortable beds. Smaller than we're used to staying in but well worth the money to stay here. Lots of eating places close by. Rented 3 Red Box movies and used the room's dvd player.

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Thank Teresa S
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Teresa S, Thank you for sharing your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm glad to hear you found our rooms to be comfortable and reasonably priced. As you mentioned there are a lot of great restaurant options near by, some within walking distance. Our front desk staff can help guide you to the best ones. On your next stay... More 

San Jose, California
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice Best Western hotel with good staff. Rooms are clean and the AC work well. There are a few things that take away a point: the parking is tight even with our family minivan. We got unexpected wake up call from some body car alarm goes off in the middle of the night right outside our room! and... More 

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

Hello FNguyen, Thank you for taking time to review us here on Trip Advisor. We work hard to keep our rooms and property ultra clean and well maintained, our staff consistently offers superior service to all our guests. Thank you for recognizing our efforts! We appreciate your honest remarks. We are so sorry you had a few odd incidents during... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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109 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay here again, two years after our first stay. The staff continues to be friendly and helpful and the price is reasonable. My only suggestion, which I offered to the front desk, is that whoever washes the towels should wear a hair net.....I discovered a clump of long hair, surprisingly, when I started to use a fresh... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel staff were all very friendly & helpful--from front desk to breakfast room and cleaning staff. The rooms were clean & met our expectations given price point. The pool area is nice. We were impressed with the beautiful flowers.

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

Dear Joyce, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. We are happy to hear your family enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you mentioning our fantastic staff at the front desk and our cleaning staff! It’s always great to hear such great feedback. Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we strive to what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, we booked a room for 6 people, which included a separate living room with pull out sofa, and a kitchenette, but what we got was a room for 4 people, when I questioned it, they told me all rooms were booked but they would give me a roll away free of charge. Well, the roll away came from... More 

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new york
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101 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights. Typical mid range motel, with friendly staff, decent free breakfast. Market price was reasonable. Two queen beds, with good A/C. Not a resort but a good room for overnight. Provided direction to major sites. About 20 minutes to zoo and Seaworld. Discount coupons on rack saved us a lot.

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Thank fasrfred
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a pleasant review with our Tripadvisor community. Were glad to hear you enjoyed your three night stay with us. As you have mentioned, we are approximately a 20 minute drive to some of San Diego’s most popular attractions. On your next visit you may want to check out our outdoor heated pool.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • 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 92115-2645
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $104 - $183 (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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#3 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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