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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
Ranked #39 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
2 reviews
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“Couldn't be happier!”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed here for six days and was impressed with every aspect of this hotel. The rooms were big and exceptionally clean. The staff were efficient and friendly. The pool and the general setting were ideal... I really can't fault this place and it is extremely good value. Anyone who says otherwise must be talking about a different hotel!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Luke H
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Dear Luke,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are glad you found us, and always eager to see how we are doing. Hearing what our guests think of us is important, as our goal is to exceed your expectations. Hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Len Regan-General Manager
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

This really is an absolute gem.
We wanted to stay near to SDSU, to visit our son in April/May 2012.
In August 2011, we stayed at a 4 star rated hotel in Mission Valley, which was okay, but not enough to draw us back there.
The agents that we normally use wouldn't recommend anywhere under 3 star, but we found this independently.
Looking at the classification system, we reckon, in essence, it's nearer to 3 star superior comfort accommodation, rather than its 2 star standard rating.
In a nutshell, the whole experience was excellent, and we can only thoroughly recommend it.
We'd be extremely surprised if anybody posted comments to the contrary.
Mark and Bernadette

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Dear Mark and Bernadette,

It was a pleasure serving you and your family during your visit. Our goal is to try to exceed every guest's expectation, and we are always appreciative when we get a positive review for hitting that mark. We are a AAA 2-diamond hotel that is well located, friendly and very clean, with amenities that reflect that rating.Thank you for your kind words about us, and we hope to see you here again.

Regards,

Len Regan-General Manager
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California
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2012

My husband n I recently stayed at this hotel for several days n was totally impressed. Starting with the front desk to entering the beautiful clean updated room. The breakfast was perfect for a quick eat n run. The manager n staff including the maid service was very professional in all areas. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone. Rates are reasonable. This is for sure a 5 star in every way. Mike en Sue

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs we feel were the best.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Dear Mike & Sue,

We are happy you enjoyed your stay, our company culture is to provide quality, affordability and great customer service to our guests. From all of us here at the BW/Lamplighter, we want to say Thank You fo recognizing our efforts in your lovely review, and we look forward to you future visits with us.

Regards,

Len Regan-General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

I had to spend 2 weeks with my mom at Alvarado Hospital and I was looking for cheap. When I found the price on the Lamplighter I figured I'd get a dump but I could live with that. I was very surprised to find instead a fantastic experience. The room was spotless, the beds were comfortable, the air conditioning was excellent. There was free breakfast (nothing to write home about but nutritionally sound), I had a fridge and a microwave, and I was able to live there very comfortably. The staff was 100% professional and friendly. I can almost always find something to complain about but the only thing I can think of is that my keycard got demagnetized twice. not bad for $85/night!

Room Tip: upstairs near the end on the left was very quiet, especially during the week. All the rooms are bei...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Allison S
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Dear Allison,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Over the years we have been able to accomodate many who have had procedures at the nearby Alvarado Hospital. TripAdvisor 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. We are thrilled you found us, and if you are ever planning a return to San Diego, it would be our pleasure to serve you.

Yours in Hospitality,

Len Regan-General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We had the fortunate advantage to end up having to stay here when the hotel next door (Howard Johnsons') that we were staying at, would not answer their night bell at midnight after our room key wouldn't work. After 10 minutes of trying to raise someone (and failed) we went next door and were lucky to get a very nice room with very wonderful customer service. Although it was just for 8 hours, I would def. stay there again. Clean rooms, good customer service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank CBussey64
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Dear CBussey64,

Please accept our thanks for your taking the time to write this review, especially after such a short stay. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hote is well located, friendly and very clean. It was our pleasure to serve you, and the next time you plan on coming to San Diego we would welcome the opportunity to again provide you with outstanding accomodations.

Yours in Hospitality,

Len Regan-General Manager, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
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Nagoya, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2012

I have stayed at this hotel for the past several years. I can say with confidence that the facilities, breakfast, and customer service are all exceptional. The location is great for those who desire close proximity to SDSU and the trolley. There are plenty of restaurants, drug stores, and even supermarkets around the hotel. The rooms themselves are very spacious and clean.

The most memorable part of my visits there is the exceptional level of customer service the staff provides. I have interacted with many of the same staff members over the years, so the hotel is apparently a nice place to work. They continually bend over backwards to ensure that the guests have an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Justin C
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, Michelle, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Justin, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It has been our pleasure serving you, we grateful that each year you choose to stay with us when you visit San Diego. Our Company culture is to provide quality, affordability and great customer service to our guests. It's nice to hear a guest notices and appreciates our efforts. We look forward to your future visit with with us.

With Much Regard,
Michelle
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

The Best Western Lamplighter Inn was perfect for our needs. We travelled there for an SDSU visit and selected it because of it's proximity to the college. It is an older hotel but it is well kept, the room was very clean. They have very comfortable beds and the grounds of the property are beautifully kept. Nice and friendly staff. We travel a lot and usually stay at higher-end hotels for vacations but because of the reason for visiting I thought if our child does attend SDSU then it would be nice to know of a hotel that is not going to break the bank each time we visit. I would definitely return and would want an upstairs room again. Forgot to mention the pool is very nice and spotless. Great place nice people clean - I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Lamplighter-InnMgr, Vanessa, Guest Services at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Hi sweetemily,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we do hope you will return and be one of our SDSU proud parents who stay with us throughout their childs university experience. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our hotel as well as the oasis like landscaping. The staff also appreciates your kind words and will if possible always try to take care of any personal requests, so please don't hesitate to ask for your preferences to be met.

Regards, Vanessa
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Property: Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
Address: 6474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-2645
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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 
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