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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Hemet, United States
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This hotel was quiet and comfortable, plus reasonably priced in a very expensive area. The area around is not exactly first class but I had no troubles at all. The rooms are older but well maintained and the bed was very comfortable. I would stay here again. Very nice staff.

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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 review with our Trip Advisor community. Your feedback is very important us, what you loved and where we can improve. I’m glad you found our staff to be caring during your recent stay with us. We work hard to provide the best customer service to each and every one of our guest!...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We came from Israel for vacation. This hotel was recommended to us by Beth Jacob Congregation due to its proximity to the synagogue.Outside of that we were greatly impressed with every aspect.We were treated with utmost courtesy and allways with a smile. The cleanliness of the room & the hotel area ,as well as the breakfast offered,and the extremely helpful...

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

Hello Ralph & Tehila B., Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor and a 5 star review at that! We do appreciate the referrals that the Beth Jacob Congregation has sent us over the years and are glad you chose to stay with us. Our staff is ready to accommodate the needs of our observant...

Mesa, United States
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. The room interior looks like the original. Carpet was pretty nasty. HVAC system has no auto feature so its either always on, or always off. Price was pretty good for a room in the area.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed here a year ago and were very impressed when we walked in to not only find the same employee checking us in, but he remembered us!!. It says a lot about how a business is run when a good employee remains there. Great location, right smack dab in the middle of it all. extremely convenient. It will certainly...

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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 review with our TripAdvisor community. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during your recent stay in San Diego. Our employees take great pride in their work; most of the employees here have been with us for quite some time now. I’m delighted to hear you were recognized as...

Anaheim CA
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Best Western Survey states it will forward Remarks to TripAdvisor... just completed the Survey, but maybe too early to show on this site... not wanting to repeat the wordage again, let me just say in Jan.2016 BWLamplighter was booked solid and we ended up in Hotel Circle. SO VERY GLAD Jan.2017 we were able to stay in our PREFERRED LOCATION....

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

Hello Anaheim_Marilyn, We send you a GIANT “THANK YOU” back Marilyn! Your review is much appreciated by our entire staff…especially Jonathan and Maria. Our goal is to give outstanding service and it’s really nice to hear that we have accomplished this for you and that we are your “preferred location” when visiting our beautiful city. We truly appreciate your taking...

So.California, United States
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This hotel is our Number-1 choice when we visit San Diego. Jonathan made sure our arrival and our room fit our special needs. Only wish the Breakfast Room Hours were longer - the Friendly Guests made the morning start on a right note, and even had the Attendant Marie laughing too while she maintained a clean stocked environment.

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

Hello 176marilynj, Thank you for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to see that we are your #1 choice in San Diego!! Your comments put a smile on everyone’s faces. Our entire staff strives to give superior service and it’s always nice when this is noticed. Thank you for mentioning Jonathan and Maria- we are very...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We travel a lot and are fairly picky, so it means something when we give an excellent rating for a hotel. Building outside was pretty and landscaping was well tended. We had 4 adults on this trip because we were visiting family in San Diego for Christmas. The family suite at this hotel was perfect with 2 queen beds in...

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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, WOW! Thank you for your 5 star rating and wonderful review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! I’m delighted to hear you found our location to be centrally located and very convenient while visiting family in town We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located,...

Redlands, California
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Very clean room with wonderful kitchenette. Full size fridge, Microwave and range. Even complete with silverware! Wifi worked well. Lots of nearby food places. Pleasantly quiet location with free parking in front of our room. Breakfast was sufficient. Staff is very friendly and personable. We'll definitely be back!

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

Hello Sasha M., Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are happy to see that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites. We strive to offer amenities that make our guests comfortable and service that goes beyond expectations. We are glad we could provide you with a room that fit...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed on 2 separate occasions. The first one, we had no water pressure for our shower and the breakfast area kept blowing fuses. But we gave it a second chance on our return. The second time, we were upgraded to a room with a kitchen, which was great, except about 4 in the morning the refrigerator started making enough...

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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 reviewing us with our TripAdvisor community. On behalf of our entire team we would like to apologize for the issues you encountered during your first stay with us. I’m delighted to hear although you experienced an issue you continue to stay with us. As a team we make every effort to make our guest...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It's a clean, nicely kept hotel for the money. Hot breakfast. The variety they managed to pack into their little kitchen is amazing. It's a great place if you are looking for a clean place to crash for the night. More of a motel than a hotel. I could have used an extra blanket and there were none in my...

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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, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! We appreciate you noticing how much we do with the little space we have. We’re proud to announce we will be expanding our breakfast room! Our owners has been working very close with an architect to make our visions come to life! We...

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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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  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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: €98 - €181 (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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“Rooms upstairs at the back of the property are very quiet.”
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