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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-2645
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#53 of 292 hotels in San Diego
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Children's television networks
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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English, Spanish
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I was pleasantly surprised by how well maintained this hotel was. The room was spotlessly clean and the staff were friendly. Definitely can’t beat it for the price. Good location too. I’d stay here again.
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Hotel's Favorite
Always comfortable here, staff is lovely, grounds very well kept, clean rooms @ reasonable price, decent breakfast, & my little dog is welcome! Renovations are taking place, looking forward to more comfortable beds. Close to freeways.
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Response from generalmanager6474, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Hello Chollarn, Thank you for your loyalty! We always enjoy seeing your smiling face and your pup too! We are glad to see that you appreciate the work that we're doing on the property. We are always doing something to improve to make it more comfortable for our guests. Thank you for mentioning our central location and competitive pricing. Your review will help our on-line community of potential guests know what we're about, so a big "THANK YOU!" to you for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.
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I booked a room via a third party website for two nights. The room I booked was for two beds and four people. Somehow, there was a problem and I was given a room with only one bed. There was no rooms available with two beds. I needed two beds for family friends that were helping with my mom's funeral the following day. Ookii, who was the front desk rep, made the decision to give me two rooms with one bed for the first night, until a room with two beds is available the next day. According to Ookii, the problem was with the booking process by the third party. I know that not any property would have done that. Some properties would have told me to deal with the third party website that I booked from. Ookii went above and beyond. His professionalism and customer service skills were on par with 4/5 stars properties. I was glad to have one less thing to worry about. I'm also glad the management team there empowers their employees to make impactful, positive decisions. Thank you, Ookii, management and Best Western Lamplighter!
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Our stay was very nice and the hotel was much nicer than we expected for the price we paid. The breakfast was very tasty, although the dining area was a bit crowded. I would for sure stay here again when I am in the area.
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We recently stayed at this hotel. We found it convenient and a great value. Hotel was clean with all the usual conveniences - parking, breakfast,shops close by. Breakfast was in a smaller room - nicely decorated. Staff needs to work better at watching and replenishing breakfast items.We had to ask for items. They have outdoor seating, but it was too cold to sit outside. The carpet in room had stains. They have plans of replacing them. Check in night clerk ( Nancy?) was very nice and helpful. Overall, a good value.
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$99 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Nearby attractions include San Diego Police Museum (0.5 miles), Effin's Pub & Grill (0.4 miles), and Bridges Bar & Grill (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alforon, Trujillo's Taco Shop, and Woodstock's Pizza SDSU.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (7.8 miles), Whaley House Museum (7.9 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (7.0 miles).