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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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St. Albert
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had never been to San Diego and after checking out the various hotels and locations on the internet came up with this hotel. We like smaller hotels and this one was perfect for us. Two storey complex, we stayed on top floor with a small kitchen. Older complex but everything clean, well maintained both inside and outside. The pool area...

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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 time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to hear your first experience in our beautiful city was a delightful one. As you mentioned we are an older hotel, but we do our best to keep it in the best shape. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication...

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our experience was exceptional. The staff from reservations, check-in and maid service can be matched but not exceeded in quality of service. We had a king-sized bedroom with seating area, which was very comfortable, and at a price that was a great old American value.

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

Hello Duane298, We appreciate your great review! Our entire staff strives to make our guests stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible. We are all glad to have accomplished this for you during your visit and your words encourage us to keep up the good work. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our mini suite. Having the extra...

tustin, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This site is well maintained and very comfortable. The staff is pleasant and helpful. We always stay at this location when visiting our daughter at SDSU. It is close to the campus and all of the good stuff in San Diego. It is great motel for the price.

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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 sharing your review with us! It's always pleasant to hear were were doing well. I'm glad you found our staff to be very pleasant and helpful, we all work together to provide the best customer service to each and every one of our guest. We are delighted to hear you have stayed with us before,...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The BEST experience in customer service, room comfort and location. The hotel is in the best location, very calm location with easy access to many shops, pharmacies and malls. Staff here are extremely courteous, approachable and make you feel comfortable. The room size and options are very convenient for families. We stayed here with family and had opted for a...

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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. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! Reading your review left me amazed. Everyone here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn works hard everyday to provide the best service to each and every one of our guest, and we THANK YOU for recognizing...

Costa Mesa, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Most of the Best Western hotels I've stayed in never fail to deliver a fine night's stay. When I travel I like to get out and experience a city, etc. Best Western is the best basic, clean, quiet, and affordable hotel that offers all the amenities necessary for a simple stay. I personally do not need luxurities. I just need...

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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 such a wonderful review with our TripAdvisor community! Were delighted to hear you found the Best Western Lamplighter Inn to be just the right fit for you. I'm glad you recognized what we're all about; a small AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication...

California
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Experienced excellent service from all members of the staff that we came in contact with. Room very clean, nice size, comfortable beds and had the features that we like, tv, microwave, refrigerator, and ac. Excellent continental breakfast with great choices.

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

Hello Voodoomedman, Thank you for your 5 star review! Our staff strives to give great service, spotless rooms, along with amenities that will make your visit a comfortable one. We are very happy that we accomplished our goal during your stay! You mentioned the breakfast, which is complimentary to all our guests. We know breakfast is important to getting your...

phoenix, United States
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great Hotel and location. This hotel was great no problems that I noticed what so ever. Never had problems getting parking, kids loved the pool and breakfast. The rooms were clean and spacious. We had a group stay with 3 rooms and they were close together and each group had a great time. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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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 FIVE STAR review with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad to hear you did not encounter any problems during your stay. We appreciate you mentioning our clean and spacious rooms. Our housekeeping team works hard to ensure each room is spotless. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very nice motel at the edge of the boulevard. Friendly staff. We had a nice and big room with a beautiful bathroom. The breakfast is available to the host. The room is a bit small, but you can take to prevail. We have taken the outdoor pool which is fine. There is a place for grilling. Parking available. Attention if...

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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. We sincerely appreciate your feedback! I do agree our breakfast room can get a bit tight, especially on our sold out nights. We encourage our guest to enjoy their breakfast out by our outdoor heated pool. There's plenty of seating with great shade...

Freeland, WA, United States
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Rooms and facilities are always neat and clean. The staff here is very friendly and always willing to give you a hand. This hotel is barely a mile away from the SDSU campus and is our preferred place to stay when visiting.

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

Hello David M, We truly appreciate your fantastic review! It’s so nice to hear that we are your “preferred place to stay”!! Our entire staff strives to provide outstanding service in all departments and seeing those words shows us that we are doing something right and encourages us to keep on doing it As you mentioned, we are only a...

Castro Valley, United States
Reviewed 29 August 2016

In general this is a very nice hotel with clean comfortable rooms and a nice pool area in a fairly safe location. The only downside I would say is that they did not have a restroom near the breakfast area. This is very important when traveling with a family because sometimes you leave people sleeping to go get breakfast and...

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

Hello Rebecca W, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction and as you can see by most of our reviews, we have some of the cleanest rooms, great service at competitive rates. Our staff works hard to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable during their visits. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 92115-2645
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $130 - $208 (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:
#6 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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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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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