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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 27 April 2014

While the facility is a bit dated, the staff and cleanliness made it a great hotel. The bed was a bit firm, but comfortable. For a low cost hotel is definitely exceeded my expectations. It is very convenient for visiting SDSU. The pool looked inviting on a warm day, although I did not get to try it.

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear tlMomTraveler Thank for choosing to stay with us. We are very pleased to know that we have provided you exceptional service and gone above and beyond your expectations. Our staff takes pride in there work and are always eager to provide guests with the best service possible. I'm sorry to hear you were unable to enjoy our heated pool...

Park City
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Construction project next door made for very early banging and lots of noise. The rooms need immediate updating, very old and dirty. The TV reception not clear. Lots of Mexican workers swimming in pool and noisy. I don't recommend at all.

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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 strive to exceed our guests expectations, and on behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not succeeding in this instance. Our neighborhood is going through some major changes that we are very excited about. New commercial and housing buildings are sprouting up, which will bring new energy to our area. That being...

Milpitas, California
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I stayed 3 nights here on my family trip to San Diego. The room is very clean and the location is very convenient. It is close to the most famous attractions ( sea world, zoo, old town). The front desk (the gentleman named Justin) is very polite and helpful. The bed is very comfort and we had good sleeps. The...

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello quiz77, It was a pleasure having you stay with us here at Best Western Lamplighter-Inn. We are fortunate to be located in such a convenient area and privileged to have so many fun and exciting attractions for our guests to enjoy here in San Diego. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to check you in and...

Monroe, United States
Reviewed 25 April 2014

A quiet and comfortable room on the second floor. Even though property is along a busy road, noise was not noticeable in the room. Breakfast was small with usual continental items. However, fresh made oatmeal was available each morning, which was a nice plus!

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Kelly D, We appreciate that you took valuable time out of your day to write a review on your stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. It's always nice to hear that our guests were satisfied with our accommodations. Being located in a residential/business part of town, the street can get a little busy during the day, but...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Ideal for our needs and reasonably priced! The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the pool was nice and well-maintained, and they are dog-friendly! They are a couple of minutes away from the interstate roads and walking distance from grocery and drug stores and other shops. All in all, a little gem for the price!

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Guest Services at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Lennypal, We are so glad that you chose to stay here at our little hotel during your visit to our beautiful city! It is so nice to hear that we successfully met your needs during your stay! Our staff strives to provide great customer service and spotless, well maintained rooms and grounds so that our guests can experience optimum...

Simi, United States
Reviewed 25 April 2014

it's an ok place, staff is friendly enough. I was there week of 04-20-14 and there is a housing development going in right next door so it can be loud at times. I thought the breakfast was a little small but the staff were very nice.. Also check your prices twice, I found that upon revisiting the website the room...

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

Dear Brigitte T, Thank you for your comments about your stay and the kind words regarding the friendly staff. Our neighborhood is going through some major changes that we are very excited about. New commercial and housing buildings are sprouting up, which will bring new energy to our area. That being said, the noise may be an issue at times....

Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Good location for SDSU. Very nice room and friendly staff. Not sure why they need 200 characters but I will try to fill this out as best I can. I do like that they accept dogs. Michelle was very nice and helpful. They were able to give me an early check in which I really appreciated.

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

Hello Robert A., We are glad you stayed with us, and our entire staff appreciate you taking the time to write a review. While we can never guarantee a room will be ready early, when it is clean and vacant before check in time, it just makes sense to go ahead and let you in. Especially when guests call ahead...

Santa Paula, California
Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you are looking for a clean, well-run hotel, here it is. Accommodations can be pricey in San Diego because of the great weather and many sights to see. However, this motel offers easy access to the freeway, is reasonably priced and pleasant to stay in. Friendly welcome and nice atmosphere. The street is busy but we heard no traffic...

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

Dear Rose C. Your review is exactly what we strive for, as obviously already know this site is all about guest satisfaction and we tend to rate highly with guests who want to get the most for their dollar, value cleanliness, appreciate genuine hospitality and have done their research. Thanks for choosing us, and for telling the world about it!...

Reviewed 16 April 2014

Most comfortable bed I've ever been in. Pillows & mattress top must have been filled with down feathers or something. Small hotel, but they used the space very well. Even with construction next door we never heard a sound. The lobby always had coffee & fresh lemon water. The breakfast was excellent with hard boiled eggs & a waffle maker....

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

Thank you RIOINDIA, You are right on about our location, while we are not in the center of things, we are a short trip to almost anywhere a guest may want to go in San Diego. For this reason many guest choose to stay with us. Of course adding the Steel Cut Oats to our breakfast menu with a selection...

Central Bucks Co. PA, United States
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Only negatives were on the old, scuffed furniture and rug. Beds were fine and all was clean.The staff members were great and the overall experience was good. Would stay again if want to be in the College area.

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Hello Janice C, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our property. We are so glad that we provided you with superior service. Our staff appreciates your recognition immensely! We continuously strive to keep our hotel well maintained and looking its best, inside and out. We are very sorry to hear that you found some of the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 6,937 - ₹ 12,762 (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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#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#27 Family Hotel in San Diego
#45 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#84 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“There are only 2 floors to this hotel. We preferred the first floor, but we would accept the second floor here if necessary.”
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“Rooms upstairs at the back of the property are very quiet.”
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