4.4 out of 5

"We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the staff and overall appearance of the property. Taking into account that we are used to quieter " ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 15 Jan 2016

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Hotel Description

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a game room. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and free newspapers in the lobby. Each morning free breakfast is served.

All 60 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

At Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, you'll be 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from San Diego State University and 7.8 km (4.8 mi) from Qualcomm Stadium. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this San Diego hotel include University of San Diego and Balboa Park.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$100 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

One night stay

We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the staff and overall appearance of the property. Taking into account that we are used to quieter "hotels", this motel did not disappoint (pathways in front of room doors are can be noisy, especially with Rollaboard bags). Requesting a later checkout by extra half hour was no arguing matter, they were pleased to accommodate our needs.

Posted by , from Pacifica, CA on Jan 15, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location for Qualcomm stadium and SDSU

Pros: It was quiet and comfortable with reasonable rates for a city.
Cons: Dining area could be bigger
Location: There is a Von's grocery store and a Starbucks close by. San Diego State Univ is close, as well as Qualcomm stadium.
The neighborhood was good, with easy access to I-8 and a Denny's nearby for 24 hour food. The breakfast exceeded our expectations, but the dining area was small. It was clean, roomy, quiet and comfortable in an area where we felt safe.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very clean hotel. Staff very courteous

Hotel is very clean. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of hotel for the price.

Posted by , from pasadena, CA on Aug 14, 2015

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4 out of 5

Very easy to find if your from out of town!

Staff was very helpful and social. Had a great breakfast! The swimming pool was great for kids ! Room was big!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

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4 out of 5

Hotel was centray located for our needs,quiet .

Easy to find, centraly located, great breakfast and the staff was awsome they met all of our needs. The room was great. Comfortable and spacious. Can't wait to visit again.

Posted by , from M. on Jun 19, 2015

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5 out of 5

as advertised

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Room was clean and comfortable, close to SDSU campus

Posted by , from Massachusetts, USA on Mar 23, 2012

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4 out of 5

Comfortable and Good Value

Very comfortable and reasonably priced accomodations. Close to San Diego State. We stayed here because we had tickets to a San Diego Chargers game. The pool made it especially attractive, since we have school aged kids. Nothing fancy--very faceless suburban location--but as long as you're not interested in a room with a view it's a good option.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Feb 8, 2011

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5 out of 5

Good for the price

Pros: Free breakfast
Stayed here while taking a road trip of the Cali coastline so of course we were looking for good prices with good reviews! This place was perfect for our needs. The hotel was clean and comfortable with a free breakfast in the morning. Nothing fancy, just your basic needs!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Comfortable, clean, and reasonable.

The lamplighter was an overall good value on a decent room. Nothing elaborate, but clean and comfortable and friendly staff.

Posted by , from Durango, CO on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Good value for $$

Good price, good amenities (breakfast, pool, free internet, free local calls) and conveniently located. As frequent travelers, this motel gets our nod of approval.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2008

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About the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Location 6474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room are also featured at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Free self parking is available.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (20 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

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You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.