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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed on 2 separate occasions. The first one, we had no water pressure for our shower and the breakfast area kept blowing fuses. But we gave it a second chance on our return. The second time, we were upgraded to a room with a kitchen, which was great, except about 4 in the morning the refrigerator started making enough...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a clean, nicely kept hotel for the money. Hot breakfast. The variety they managed to pack into their little kitchen is amazing. It's a great place if you are looking for a clean place to crash for the night. More of a motel than a hotel. I could have used an extra blanket and there were none in my...

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Thank BettyKR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great, including the price! In San Diego, right by the campus, was well worth it! Shower was awesome, room was clean, beds were comfy. OH and FREE PARKING! We will stay here again for future SDSU visits.

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

Hello Alicia G, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We strive to give our guests comfortable, spotless accommodations along with extra amenities, such as the free parking that you mentioned, at competitive rates. We are delighted to see that you were satisfied with your stay! And we’re even happier to see that you plan on staying with us...

Sacramento
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I always stay here when visiting family. It's a great place, comfortable, super-clean, with exceptionally friendly staff. The wifi is free and fast, the pool is nice, the breakfast is good. Although the breakfast area is a bit small, they don't mind if you eat by the pool., which is lovely. We'll be back!

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing us with our TripAdvisor community. I’m delighted to hear you continue to find our rooms to be large, comfortable and super clean. Our housekeeping team works very hard daily to keep the rooms looking sharp. We offer many free amenities such as our outdoor heated pool, free parking, free continental breakfast, free wireless...

Stockton, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had another good stay at the Lamplighter. Gilda at the front desk was very helpful. The property is not in the best area of town but there is a sports bar across the street and a good taco shop on the same block. A good alternative choice to hotel circle and close to SDSU. I will return to the...

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

Dear Valued Guest, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly during your stay with us. Everyone here works as a team to provide each guest with the best customer service. We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well...

Liberty Center, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here is very helpful and will not think twice to go out of their way to help you! The room was very clean... every bathroom corner was sparkling clean! The furnishings are not overly fancy, but the room is comfortable and very suitable for the purpose.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 STAR review! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn were devoted to provide the best customer service, genuine hospitality, clean & comfortable rooms all at an affordable price. I’m delighted to hear we strived to serve that for you and your family. I must agree our front desk staff is one of...

Chandler, AZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm always leery when trying a "new" hotel that is an older property. But I checked all the reviews on here and decided to give the Lamplighter Inn a try. I can say I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It was clean, quite and would definitely stay here again. The hotel is located close to SDSU, but we were...

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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 your review with our TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear your family had a great time during your stay with us in San Diego. I'm glad you found our location to be convenient during your visit. As you mentioned we are close proximity to restaurants and easy access to the freeways. I'm...

Benicia, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the closeness to the campus so it makes visiting our student easy! We will continue to stay here while our child is a student at San Diego State and will suggest the location to others visiting their student as well.

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

Dear Mariessa D, Thank you for the Five Star Review! I'm glad you found our location to be convenient during your recent trip to San Diego.We see a lot of parents year round visiting their loved ones attending SDSU. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many...

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here one night but we enjoyed our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Nothing to possibly complain about. I didn't use the internet, so I can't speak for it. I was pleasantly surprised over this hotel's economizing ways to stay green, such as the shampoo and body wash dispensers in the shower. A decent complimentary breakfast and very...

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

Hello Annaaltheide, Thank you for your five star review! Our staff continuously works to provide spotless room, great customer service at affordable rates. We are happy to see that we accomplished this for you. It’s so good to hear that our efforts to “go green” are appreciated by our guests…thank you for noticing! We realize that breakfast is the most...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What makes me most happy about this hotel is how quiet it is. This was our second long term stay here in a Family Suite unit with our two young children. Our suite had a closed off bedroom and nice living room with kitchenette- stocked with everything you need for cooking. Nice size refrigerator/freezer too! We live close by and...

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

Dear Stucker Family, WOW! Thank you for such an amazing review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly during your stay with us and felt just like I did, old friends. Everyone here works as a team to provide each guest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: £78 - £121 (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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#5 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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“Rooms upstairs at the back of the property are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles duane298, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are visiting with family, you may want to check on all room options and choose the appropriate one.”
 of 5 bubbles lathagangadharan, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If noise does bother you, I've learned to turn on the low fan to create white noise to sleep better.”
 of 5 bubbles DanaMom4Life, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Nice rooms, good- free breakfast, second floor rooms quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles msL4342IE, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Suites are large and comfortable for a family gathering”
 of 5 bubbles daileydw5, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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