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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Grass Valley, United States
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We really like to stay here. Perfectly close to SDSU Campus, decent breakfast and good price. Had an issue with noisy housekeepers one time. Let the front desk know about it and didn't have a problem again.

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

Hello Pamela M, It's so nice to hear that you enjoy staying with us! Being so close to the SDSU campus, has made us a "home away from home" for many families. We try really hard to provide the cleanest of rooms at a great value, along with superior customer service. We are very sorry to hear that you encountered...

Bexhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Was only in San Diego for 3 days and wanted a reasonably priced hotel. Had a look around various sites and the reviews for this hotel were all fairly good. The location was OK and a short walk to the SDSU transit station for trains to the tourist spots and downtown. Very friendly staff on the front desk and at...

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

Hello Jeremy S. Wow, thanks for the great review. As you found out, we are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. Our AAA 2-diamond property is well located, friendly and very clean. And we are very glad you ended up staying with us. Looking forward to seeing you again on a future visit....

Alpine, Utah, United States
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place was awesome. I went on a business trip and was surprised by how friendly the staff were. I walked away having new friends. The room was clean, quiet and had the view of the pool. I was happy to be here and would stay there again!

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

Dear Lisa M, We want to thank you for your wonderful review! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, we do our best to make our guests feel comfortable and welcomed during their stay and we are so happy to hear we did this for you! Our housekeepers pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego....

Hudson, United States
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find this hotel, though older style with exterior doors facing parking lot, was well maintained, clean, and has a beautiful pool area. The room was great for a week-long stay with full kitchen, living room and separate bedroom. On a busy commercial street near SDSU campus, it was quiet and comfortable at night. Nearby residential...

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

Hello Pamela Q, We want to thank you for noticing the hard work our staff puts into our property. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego, which is why we rate so highly in this area on TripAdvisor. Chris, our maintenance technician, is always busy making sure that everything that needs attention...

Carefree, Arizona
Reviewed 25 March 2014

nice Best Western hotel close to San Diego. Room was very clean,did not hear any street noise. Jonathan at the front desk very polite and helpful giving local pointers. Nice pool are with a grassy spot with BBQ and picnic table. Breakfast room was very small and somewhat dark, food sufficient bur not great. Would stay there there again for...

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

Dear GabrieleCarefree, We want to thank you for staying with us, and letting us know how we are doing. It's pleasing to hear that Jonathan took good care of you, he has a very pleasant demeanor, and is always eager to assist our guests. Our clean rooms are legendary amongst our regulars, and a big reason why we rate so...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I have stayed at this hotel before, and i have to say its always a pleasure, Love the quality and the Friendly staff, Having there own Pool towels made life so much easier than using from ,my room. Bravo!

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

Dear Mr. Bubbles, Thank you for staying with us, so many guests have commented on how much they enjoy our pool area and BBQ. The full kitchens in some of our suites are also a great way for a family to enjoy a relaxing meal during their stay. We appreciate you telling us about your stay, and look forward to...

West Chester, United States
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My daughter was visiting a friend at SDSU and my husband and I decided to tour the area. The Best Western is very convenient to the University. The hotel was clean and the staff was very helpful. However, they are currently constructing a high rise multifamily facility directly in back of the hotel - it was a bit noisy due...

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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing our hotel, and sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate your compliments and feedback; they help us to determine what is right for our guests, and also what should, or can, be improved upon. I apologize for the noisy construction of our neighbors; I hope it was not too much...

san diego, United States
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Overall we really enjoyed this hotel stay! We stayed 3 nights and 4 days and loved it! Our favorite parts were: Clean hotel room, friendly staff, great pool, continental breakfast, and great location! It's located near the University and just a few minutes to downtown or the beach.

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

Dear Theresa E, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during your recent visit to San Diego. Our entire staff is committed to making sure our guests get the service they anticipate when staying at a hotel. We take much pride in our work and want our guests to feel welcomed and comfortable. By...

Lakewood Ranch, FL, United States
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Older hotel in older part of town. Well kept, beautiful landscaping. Friendly staff. Internet somewhat slow but useable. Breakfast average. We stayed four days. Would return again if visiting same friends in San Diego. Hotel close to I-8 and easy to get to airport from hotel. Also near Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Limited upscale restaurants in area. Most...

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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites. We appreciate your compliments and feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our lush grounds and free amenities. I apologize if the WiFi gave you any inconveniences. I hope you were able to find some of the good restaurants in the area. Next time...

Eatonville, Washington
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

From first contact with GM, Len, this property won me over. I was in town to see family and visit a few theme parks. My room was immaculate. I stayed 3 nights and each day housekeeping was perfect. The breakfast was tasty and fresh each day. Lots to offer! I would definitely recommend and stay again!

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

Dear "disneylover123456" Wow, thanks for the kind words about us! It's a pleasure to read and share reviews with our staff. Especially when we hit the mark with guests. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, as it is only a 15 -...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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 92115-2645
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $138 - $205 (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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“There are only 2 floors to this hotel. We preferred the first floor, but we would accept the second floor here if necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles 583patt, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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