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Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in El Cajon
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I booked this hotel for myself and 7 Department members for a one day workshop we attended, based on other visits I have made to Quality Inns. I have to say this property is quite dated and in need of some upgrades. The bed was very comfortable; my TV remote did not work. we replaced the batteries but still nothing. Old Sony box TV's.

At the meeting the next day the consensus was "We will never let Waterton pick the hotel again". 'nuf said.

Room Tip: Make sure yo get the back side away from the traffic.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We read many bad reviews after our Hotwire purchase so we were prepared for the worst. Yes, the hotel is a bit run down and in need of remodeling but our room was clean and the bed was VERY comfy. The WiFi worked just fine but one of the lights didn't work-not a problem. The TV was old and only had 10 channels(and 2 of them were Spanish) - again not a problem because it kept up us out and about maximizing our time in SD. The staff was helpful to us when we had a question or request. We didn't use the free breakfast. The A/C worked great. The hotel itself was full but quiet (We were there for Comic-Con). The pool and pool area was clean and well maintained. The parking was a bit hectic as they were construction workers re-doing the roof. This meant some of the parking spots were being used up by equipment so if you showed up late you parked at the far end of the lot...of course this is the case of any hotel. In short...we were pleasantly surprised and very happy with our stay.
As a bonus we found an AWESOME Mexican Restaurant nearby that was the BOMB.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side get the trolley and the rooms on the south get the freeway...we were on the...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone - its very run down, room was clean, though the bedside lights didn`t work, the so called free wifi didn`t work, breakfast was get there first or miss it as they certainly didn`t replenish the food, carpets on the stairs were very warn and dangerous, can`t say the staff were that helpful, I certainly would not stay in this place again - it was horrendous!!!!!!

Room Tip: don`t bother
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank barbsYorkshire
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

In the few nights we were there, the toilet backed up twice. On arrival, there was no shower curtain. Although being told that the Inn had recently been renovated, we found that there was not significant evidence of it.
The bathroom door had been damaged; the bathtub had porcelain cracks; there was a failure in the caulking so that water probably got behind the shower wall.
The bed was very comfortable, although too soft for me. On leaving, we pulled back the comforter and found it was blood stained, but don't know whether it did not come out in cleaning.
Our room was small but still accommodating to our needs.
The outside carpeting was worn and torn in many places and we could see that even with trying, it was a losing battle.
The complementary breakfast was more extensive than many places we've stayed, but when an item supply was exhausted, it was not renewed, such as the yogurt and some cereals.
It appeared to us that the place was run "on the cheap". The cost was moderate but we'd pay more for a better stay.

Room Tip: go elsewhere
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

In this area for business I stayed at this location for 26 nights. They were remodeling all of their rooms the entire time I was there. However I was on the third floor on the East side and that side was completed. The cable TV was out for the first five days, but I did have local TV stations. Once they got that up and running everything was great for the rest of the stay. The hotel location is only 11 miles from a few of the beaches, the zoo is also close along with PETCO Field and sea world. It is just of Interstate 8, Good restaurants close by and shopping. Their Breakfast was okay not a lot of variety of hot food., Waffles, Eggs, sausage, cereal, and yogurt., bread and pastries.

Room Tip: Please plan on bringing ear plugs, since the hotel (east side is right next to Interstate 8) the wes...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Quality Inn and Suites san diego and I wasn't impressed with the hotel. They are under renovation....which is definite needed. The rooms are small, and don't have any sound barrier (HIGWAY TRAFFIC IS HEARD ALL NIGHT). I requested a non smoking double queen with pullout and when I arrived I was told thats not even an option. The room had a working fridge, which was nice, but other than that, I dont have anything else nice to say about this stay...
Not a 2star hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I would definitely recommend the Quality Inn & Suites San Diego East as the best in San Diego. Welcoming, large comfortable beds, beautiful pool, WiFi, full breakfast offered daily, outstanding guest services, with new manager David, it is an excellent Hotel experience you don't want to miss. Relaxing, clean, quiet and comfortable with all the extras you would expect from the Quality Inn Choice hotels. It is absolutely the best experience and value. I would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a positive Hotel experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Dev P, General Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Thank you for your business and we hope to see you soon again !!

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Additional Information about Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

Address: 1250 El Cajon Blvd, El Cajon, CA 92020-5721 (Formerly Quality Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East)
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Region: United States > California > El Cajon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in El Cajon
Price Range: £37 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located off of Interstate 8, this hotel in El Cajon is ideal for either your leisure or business trip to the San Diego area. We offer easy access to San Diego’s top attractions, including: Viejas and Sycuan Casinos, San Diego State University including Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SeaWorld San Diego, and the San Diego Zoo. Business travelers appreciate being within three miles of many corporate centers; we offer meeting space and a lobby computer station, which offers copy and fax services. While our valued guest at this El Cajon hotel, you can enjoy such amenities as: Free WiFi, Free weekday newspaper, Outdoor heated pool, and Guest laundry facilities. Valid government-issued ID required for check in. Name on bank card must match government issued ID. $100 USD cash deposit is required. We do not accept Visa Gift Cards or Prepaid Cards. Guests paying online with a Prepaid Card, must have $100 cash deposit upon check-in. Only service animals welcome. ... more   less 
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