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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove down from LA to go to SD State open house the next morning. Good news bed and pillows were just fine. Staff were very friendly. Free movie rental (DVDS) Not so great news: Room dated. Limited choice of breakfast items (but good coffee!) Sketchy area- would not recommend to families with young children and would not recommend to take...

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Californiafamilypv, Thank you for taking time to express your thoughts about your stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We’re glad that you found the pillows and beds to your liking and that you received excellent service from our staff. People do like our coffee! We are happy to offer a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast every day. While...

Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Checked on line and it showed Saturday was booked solid. Just on a whim, we stopped by to see if there were any cancellations. The only room available was a Family Suite which was way more than we needed and a little more expensive than we wanted to pay. Front office manager Gilda saved the day by noticing we had...

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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 FIVE STAR review, and for being a Best Western Loyal member. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed the Family Suite with by using your points. Points can add up pretty fast and the great thing about them is that they never expire! You can redeem them for free nights, travel cards,...

Dinsmore, Ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice staff, decent breakfast, but noisy neighbors all around us. It was nice they had a laundry on site as we had been camping and needed to do some. Glad we only stayed one night.

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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 taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable during your stay with us. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. Our staff here works hard to provide exceptional customer service and great...

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this hotel - it was simple but extremely clean and very comfortable. Really nice rooms and staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Walking distance to great food and bars. Great place to stay with friends because everyone is together and close.

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

Dear law29666, Thank you for choosing the BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn on you're recent stay in San Diego. We have read your comments about our hotel and greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests satisfaction is our main priority. It is very important for us that guest like you share you're experiences so that...

Denver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was ok. If we were staying more than 4 nights. I would not stay here. The Bed was good. The walls were thin, and there was a lot of noise. There was not a good selection of TV channels. The breakfast room was tiny. I have never seen such a small breakfast room. It was hard to get...

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

Dear mikeNdenver, Thank you for you're review regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and close to everything. We stay here because we visited SDSU. We also visited the beach and Old Town which is all within a 10 minutes drive. The grounds and pool area were clean. The internet was a slow but that seems to be a common problem with must hotels.

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

Hello 515bradl, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We are happy to hear that we were a good fit for your visit to San Diego. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in town. They appreciate that you noticed their efforts. Thank you for mentioning our location. We...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to be near SDSU, this is a good motel to stay at. While an older property, it's well-staffed and well maintained. Beds are good, and the rooms are clean. My only "complaint" would be with the included breakfast: some protein would be nice (I guess they had hard boiled eggs).

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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 taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I’m glad you found our location to be conveniently located to SDSU. We have many family members who travel to see their students throughout the year. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. Our staff here works...

West Caldwell, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice hotel close to campus. Clean, convenient to campus. Kitchenette great to have. Friendly staff. I e stayed here many times over the past few years when visiting SDSU and have always had a very pleasant experience.

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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 taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I’m delighted to hear you continue to find our rooms to be clean and centrally located. We are within walking distance to SDSU and a short drive to many of San Diego’s most famous attractions. We offer many free amenities you will find...

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with a full kitchen and very clean. Although I was wary of the fact our room was close to the road. It was not at all noisy. The service was very good and breakfast, although served in a relatively small place, was complete. Its location was convenient, close to a University...

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

Hello Miguel B, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites. We truly appreciate your excellent review of our little hotel! We strive to provide our guests with spotless rooms and amenities to make your stay a comfortable one at competitive rates. We are happy to see that you were satisfied with the...

Murrieta, CA
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I stayed here for two nights recently because I had outpatient surgery and had to be close to my doctor and surgery center. The choice of hotels in this particular area is very limited so I chose this one basically because it was close to the surgery center and it had the kitchenette. It met my needs and was very...

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BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Hello Litsusie, Thank you for your candid review. Reviews such as yours help us improve our little hotel. We are continuously working to improve our property to make it a comfortable place for visitors to stay. We are glad that you found your accommodations clean and tidy. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in...

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $142 - $262 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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“We enjoyed our suite at the ground level.”
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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.”
 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.”
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