I was able to get the room for $60 a night. I relied on Tripadvisor to select it, as it was rated # 2 in El Cajon. # 1 was $130 to $190 and a drive away from town. I'll admit up front I didn't want the hassle of moving to another place, or even from my room. That said, I spent 5 nites there. I asked for a non-smoking room, and I got a room with a no smoking sign on the door. It was obvious when they needed to put a smoker in there the did. Then the desk BS'd me when I mentioned the odor. The rest of the room was clean, the maids were good, and the in-room coffee is great.
HERE IS WHY I SAY now thru this summer, it may not be a good choice: They are becoming a Howard Johnson, and it looks like a lot of painting, patching, room refurb will be going on for awhile. The place has not been properly maintained, and it shows. I'll be looking for other digs on my next trip to this area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Econolodge Inn & Suites, El Cajon Hotel, where you’ll experience an intimate, casual atmosphere with personalized service, contemporary amenities and customer-oriented features. Whether you’re here on a relaxing getaway vacation or an important business venture, you’ll appreciate our peaceful ambiance, hospitable service and convenient location without spending a fortune. Our friendly, professional staff ensures that your stay will be a memorable and relaxing experience. This El Cajon hotel is near all the attractions and activities that make this place such a fun destination. If you are looking for a hotel near fun things to do this hotel near San Diego Zoo is the perfect location to stay. We are also located within miles from Knotts Soak City and San Diego SeaWorld. Offering comfort and convenience to business and leisure travelers, this El Cajon Hotel offers value with cozy accommodations, amenities and easy access to restaurants, shopping and local area attractions. We offer our guest a more affordable room rate with luxury & friendly services. Relaxing Retreat, take a dip in our private, crystal clear swimming pool. Econolodge Inn & Suites will ensure your family a comfortable and relaxing stay. We offer plenty of room options and features especially designed to serve families traveling together. We welcome you to our hotel, and hope you enjoy your stay. Make your family vacation more attractive to Southern California - treat yourself to the Econolodge Inn & Suites. Choose this El Cajon Hotel for your travel needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel El Cajon
- Super 8 El Cajon
- Super Eight El Cajon
- El Cajon Super Eight
- El Cajon Super 8