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BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Most comfortable bed I've ever been in. Pillows & mattress top must have been filled with down feathers or something. Small hotel, but they used the space very well. Even with construction next door we never heard a sound. The lobby always had coffee & fresh lemon water. The breakfast was excellent with hard boiled eggs & a waffle maker....

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

Thank you RIOINDIA, You are right on about our location, while we are not in the center of things, we are a short trip to almost anywhere a guest may want to go in San Diego. For this reason many guest choose to stay with us. Of course adding the Steel Cut Oats to our breakfast menu with a selection...

Central Bucks Co. PA, United States
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Only negatives were on the old, scuffed furniture and rug. Beds were fine and all was clean.The staff members were great and the overall experience was good. Would stay again if want to be in the College area.

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

Hello Janice C, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our property. We are so glad that we provided you with superior service. Our staff appreciates your recognition immensely! We continuously strive to keep our hotel well maintained and looking its best, inside and out. We are very sorry to hear that you found some of the...

Reviewed 14 April 2014

Excellent in every way. Hotel appeared to be recently renovated. Room was clean and fresh. Bedding very comfortable. Noise kept to a minimum after hours. Have stayed in this hotel previously. Breakfast looked appealing, although I did not eat breakfast this last trip. I highly recommend to all when visiting San Diego, you will not be disappointed.

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San Fernando, California
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Our room was located right in front of the pool so there was a little bit of noise at night but it quieted down by 9pm. The beds were comfy and overall the room was nice. We only stayed 2 days so we decided to pick up after ourselves. Breakfast was so good!!! There's even a make-your-own-waffles station!! The lady...

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Rancho Palos Verdes, United States
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed here on a Friday night and found the room to be clean and in good repair. Comfy bed, TV & Internet worked OK. Did not use the pool. Breakfast in the AM was good...hard boiled eggs, waffles, and the usual assortment of breads & pastries. Even at 9am, breakfast buffet was full of food. Room was very quiet...no...

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

Dear Laura R., We appreciate you sharing your thoughts on your stay at our little hotel. Our entire staff is dedicated to making our rooms spotless, comfortable and well maintained. It's really nice to hear that you noticed these things! We're glad to hear that you were satisfied with the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Many of our guests enjoy the...

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My family was on a road trip from Salt Lake City and stopped at Sea World for 8 hours prior to checking in. My children were very tired and hungry. The kind evening desk staff gave great recommendations for dinner nearby, a deli across the street with excellent pizza and sandwiches. Breakfast attendant kept it well supplied with good quality...

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

Hello BABYHORSE, Thank you for taking the time to write about us online, we are so glad you chose to stay at our little hotel for your visit to San Diego! Your review assures us that we are doing our job right! We strive to provide excellent customer service and clean, comfortable accommodations in a family friendly setting. Our front...

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: RM434 - RM656 (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
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#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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“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.”
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