After staying here 2 years ago, we decided to stay again when we returned to San Diego to visit family. For us, the location is ideal since family lives east of town and yet we could get to the downtown attractions is a short time. The motel exterior is attractive with beautifully maintained landscaping and a clean looking pool that was always in use but never appeared crowded. The room was clean and over the course of the week, was kept that way. We took what could be described as a 'junior suite' with a microwave and fridge, as well as a couch, arm chair and coffee table. The décor is unexceptional but not unpleasant. There are always plenty of towels other supplies and the coffee maker supplies were always there. The breakfast room is really too small and can be quite warm and crowded at times, but is always kept well stocked by the hardworking Maria. My only complaint, however, is with some of the selections. There is no butter, despite two bins so labeled (they only contain 'spreads') and there is no regular yogurt - it's all 'light' which means artificial sweeteners. I appreciate some choice in these cases. Otherwise the selection was adequate if not inspired. I particularly appreciated the big pot of oatmeal that was always available. So in sum, and with only a few nitpicks, this is a well-run, well-kept, pleasant place to stay. The rates are very reasonable for San Diego and while the location might not suit everyone, it can also be very advantageous. We will be back on our next trip.
- 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
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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