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Best Western Hotel Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, San Diego

4.5/5  - basé sur 1039 notations.
6474 El Cajon Boulevard, 92115-2645, San Diego, United States - See map

The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. It's also ranked highly on TripAdvisor® and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies. Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable satellite television with HBO®, ample desk space, single serve coffee maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays. The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches. With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are two stops less than 1. 5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld®, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility. Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the BW Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU.

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Hotel Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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Hotel advantages

  • Free parking
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  • Outdoor parking
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  • 24-hour front desk
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Certificate of Excellence 2018
based on 1039 guest reviews
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Very Good
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Average
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SUMMARY NOTES
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"Out of their way to help"

4
20/06/2018

It was half time of the world cup game I was passionate about and I ran to get breakfast but I was 10 min before it opened. Maria Ramos noticed me and opened the door. I thanked her and shared why it was so important to me. She then turned on the TV to the channel the halftime show was on. Then she brought me a tray so that I could carry my food and drink to my room. Maria Ramos anticipated my needs and brought forth solutions before I thought of the need. Thanks you for your kindness.

"Very courteous"

4
18/06/2018

From the time we got in we were made to feel very welcome. The staff addressed all of our needs perfectly. Whenever we needed or wanted anything they were just a text away. Definitely will be staying here again

"My month at the Lamplighter"

4
11/06/2018

My family and I stayed at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Suites for nearly a month. I have to say I work in a high end hotel so I might have high standards or expectations when it comes to service. When staying for an extended period of time at any property you will always have some issues come up. All employees were pleasant. Housekeeping needs to do better. Have your supervisor inspect the room before releasing it. Dust on Tv's, overlooked dirty cup in the microwave, shampoo dispenser didn't work on arrival. When I left an item in a room during a room move they dug through the sheets and found it for me so that was much appreciated. The Wi-Fi is not good. During the day when there was low traffic hours it wasn't bad but during peak hours I couldn't stream Netflix on my Xbox. Whoever is in charge of breakfast.... Thank you! Halfway through my stay you added eggs, potatoes, sausage, and bacon daily (only 2 and it rotates) along with your already awesome waffles, bagels, pastries, yogurt and cereal. It doesn't get any better. Side note: your vending machine prices are insane. $1.50 for a chewy granola bar? It's like $.25. Don't price gouge your patrons for convenience to that extent. #BestWestern #BestBreakfast

"Best Hotel in the Area"

4
10/06/2018

This is definitely the nicest hotel in the San Diego State neighborhood. It is clean, the rooms have been updated, and the staff is helpful, professional, and friendly. This is our first choice for booking a room for friends who come to visit us. We recently stayed here ourselves when we needed to leave our house due to a construction project. We were extremely satisfied.

"Excellent"

5
06/06/2018

We stayed there overnight before heading to Tijuana Airport the next morning. We arrived late at night and check in was fast. Comfortable beds and clean room. We will stay here in the future when we are heading south. The Mexican food restaurant that is located about a block away is open 24hrs.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello jazzyrod, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the 5 star rating! Our entire staff strives to give optimum service from check-in to check-out and seeing your review lets us know that we are doing our job right! We're happy that you found our rooms comfy and clean. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego. Thank you for noticing! We're glad that our location suited your needs. Our little hotel is centrally located, making us quite a convenient location. We are about 25 minutes from the international border and 15 minutes from most attractions in San Diego. Also, for those visiting SDSU, we are only a mile away. And as you mentioned, the 24 hour taco shop is a couple minutes away, along with many eateries located on the Boulevard. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Best Western Lamplighter Inn is Excellent"

5
22/05/2018

Very neat, clean and quiet. The rooms were in like-new condition. Comfortable and pleasant. The bed was also very comfortable and made for a very restful sleep experience. Breakfast was great. Highly recommended!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello wrosplock, Thank you for choosing our little hotel during your visit to San Diego! Our staff is happy to see that you had a comfortable stay. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service, ultra clean rooms and amenities, such as the breakfast, that will satisfy. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast. We have a nice variety of baked goods that come straight from the bakery each day, along with yogurts, cereal, hard boiled eggs and other items. We highly recommend the freshly baked vanilla waffles topped with fruit and whipped cream or the steel cut oats with a variety of toppings, as those seem to be guest favorites! We truly appreciate you sharing your kind comments with the intent to recommend us to potential guests here on TripAdvisor. We hope to serve you again in the future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"djbex"

5
21/05/2018

Great location and rooms--only issue is we had three rooms and one smelled like previous guests had smoked in it but other than that, everything was great! The close proximity to San Diego State is a huge plus.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Donna B, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We appreciate your kind and candid review. We are glad that your stay was great but, very sorry that one of the rooms smelled like smoke. We do our best to let all guests know that all of our rooms are non-smoking and what our policy, along with the fee that we charge for smoking. Unfortunately, not everyone abides by our policy. Our room attendants do their best to get rid of the odor, but it can be difficult to remove. If you happen to stay here again and there's an issue with the room, please let our front desk know immediately, so we can try to resolve it quickly. We want our guests to have a comfortable, positive stay. We're happy to see that we were a convenient location for you. Being only a mile away from UCSD, we have many SDSU visitors stay with us- concert goers, sports enthusiasts, many friends and family who have students attending the university, make us their “home away from home” and we love seeing all their familiar faces time and again! We are centrally located from many of the popular areas that travelers come to see in our beautiful city. Our staff would be happy to help with directions or suggestions to places of interest. Again, we apologize for the issue with the room but we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you next time you're in town. Thank you for the 5 stars! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"May trip"

5
17/05/2018

I've stayed at this location many times over the last couple of years. I'm never disappointed. Comfy beds, clean rooms, nice pool & lovely landscaping, very decent breakfast, plus a genuinely friendly & caring staff. Good rates too, and my little dog is welcome!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello chollarn, Thank you for the excellent review! We truly appreciate our loyal guests! We are super happy to see that you have had very positive stays. We strive to provide ultra clean, comfortable rooms, a well maintained property, that's also nice to look at and a good variety of fresh foods in the breakfast room. Most importantly, superior customer service is a must! We are delighted that you and your pup, enjoy your visits here! We hope to see you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Graduation family trip"

5
12/05/2018

our 3 rooms were very clean and comfortable. The pool area with a gas grill and picnic area was awesome. The kitchen areas in two of our rooms had everything we needed including a corkscrew and we really enjoyed the breakfast.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello ynezlisam87, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn! We strive to give our guests comfortable, welcoming rooms and amenities that are sure to make your stay feel home-like. It's nice to hear when guests take advantage of the pool area and grill. Being surrounded by the lush landscaping is very relaxing. We're happy that you enjoyed it! You mentioned that you stayed in our kitchen rooms. It's definitely nice to have the full kitchen stocked with the basics, especially during longer visits. If you decide to return to our hotel and would like to reserve the same type of room, be sure to call us directly so we can make sure you get the right room. Thank you for mentioning the complimentary continental breakfast. We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we try to provide something for everyone. Our guest favorites are the steel cut oats and freshly baked waffles topped with fruit and whipped cream. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Visting area for a wedding"

5
10/05/2018

Found this hotel after doing a lot of research about hotels in the area. Very reasonable hotel to stay at from a price standpoint. Rooms were nice and kept up. The complimentary breakfast was nice as well. The best thing is that you do not have pay for parking like some of the other hotels located in the City. I would def stay at this location again if ever in the area.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We take pride in providing clean rooms & great service at an affordable price. On your next visit, check out our outdoor heated pool area, its a great place to enjoy an afternoon with friends and families while visiting in town. Our property is within minutes away to some of San Diego's most popular attractions, and within walking distance to some restaurants, groceries stores and San Diego State University. Again, thank you for reviewing us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Yours In Hospitality, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

"Best Western Lamplighter Inn"

5
07/05/2018

This hotel is amazing. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. They go out of their way to help with anything. The room was beautiful and roomy. Love the balcony. The pool and hot tub was clean and bright. The atmosphere was great. Our home away from home in London.

"Super clean super friendly"

5
02/05/2018

I stayed at this Best Western for two nights at the end of April. The staff was super friendly yet also super efficient. The room was incredibly clean and well maintained -- basic but completely comfortable. For value for the money, friendliness and cleanliness this was great. I have business in San Diego every quarter and I have been searching for a reasonably-priced but clean and nice place to stay. This is it!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Wow! This 5 bubble review brings our staff so much joy! Our front desk, housekeeping and maintenance team work hard and efficient every day to make sure each guest has an amazing time at our hotel. Reviews like this one make our work much more worth it knowing we were able to reach if not exceed your expectations. We always maintain our prices at an affordable level that way each guest stays at our hotel comfortably. We always suggest to book directly with the hotel for the best rates available! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, we really do appreciate the recognition that you've given us! We look forward to seeing you on your next business trip. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Karen A.| Customer Care

"Great spot near the Campus!"

4
28/04/2018

We needed a handy, clean, inexpensive hotel for the night near San Diego State U, and this was it! Not a fancy neighborhood, but some good restaurants within walking distance. Our room was very clean, had all the necessities and a nice breakfast as well.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us! We're glad to hear that everything went well throughout your time here at our Best Western. Although we aren't in the most touristic side of San Diego, we do have plenty of great restaurants as you mentioned which makes our location much more convenient aside from being close to San Diego State University. Our housekeepers work hard every day and ensure that all of our rooms exceed the cleanliness expectations that our guests have when attending our hotel. It really does bring joy to our team, especially the housekeepers to see such great reviews and recognitions towards their service. Thank you for also reviewing your breakfast experience at our property! Lastly, one big THANK YOU from our staff here at the Best Western Lamplighter-Inn, we appreciate your honest review of your stay. We hope to see you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Karen A.| Customer Care

"A Good Option Near SDSU"

3
14/04/2018

Stayed 2 nights with my daughter and her best friend while on a visit to San Diego State. If there was a "Good" rating option between Average and Very Good, that's the rating I think it should get. We got a suite. Room was clean and service was good. Front desk was friendly and helpful. The parking lot is free and not secured, but because of the shape of the property, it felt pretty safe. We had no problems. As others here have noted, noise comes through the walls pretty easily. The breakfast area is small. While we were there, a couple with 5 kids took up 2 tables, and that was about half or the available space. There is an outdoor pool. There is no jacuzzi. All in all, this is a good option for a family on a budget visiting SDSU.

"Family vacation"

5
28/03/2018

This was our first visit to California and we were impressed! Very clean rooms! Comfortable beds and pillows. Very friendly staff. Close to lots of destinations. We would highly recommend this hotel to everyone.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Sarah K, Your five star review has made our day-THANK YOU!! We are delighted to see that you fully enjoyed your stay here at our little hotel. Our entire staff, from front desk to housekeeping and maintenance, work hard to provide exceptional service and some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego. As you mentioned, we are near many destinations in town, only 15-25 minutes from most of the popular attractions. Our front desk staff is happy to help our guests with directions or suggestions, just ask! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor, it's nice to see that you would recommend our property to others. We hope this is one of many future trips to our beautiful state and our hotel! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Average"

3
16/03/2018

This was our last hotel stay on our family road trip from Northern California to San Diego. We stayed at various places along the way keeping our budget around the mid 100 range. This hotel was by far the most basic of our hotel stays and my wife felt it was a bit dirty...carpeting had some stains and the air condition vents appeared a bit dirty/dusty so we opted not to turn it on but rather opened the window for some fresh air. Overall the room was a good size, bed seemed clean and comfortable and decor/furniture a bit dated. Again comparing similar priced hotels in Carlsbad and Monterey (which was also a BW)...maybe San Diego is just a bit more pricey than the other locations.

"Highly recommended"

5
08/03/2018

Stayed here while visiting our daughter who is attending SDSU. Could not have chosen better! Rooms immaculate,beds so comfortable, facilities great. Loved the pool, breakfast and wonderful,helpful staff! Michelle on reception has looked after us so well, extremely helpful. Thank you so much, hope to return.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Abc 123386, We appreciate your wonderful review! We are very happy that you chose to stay with us during your visit. Our entire staff strives to provide excellent service and it's so nice to be acknowledged so, THANK YOU! Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in town and along with our maintenance tech, they keep the place looking good and running smoothly. Your compliment made them smile! As you mentioned, we are in close proximity to SDSU, just a mile away. Our property is centrally located, as you well know. And our front desk staff is always ready to help with directions or questions and where to go and what to see. It was so good to meet you and our pleasure to help you during your stay! We look forward to your next visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Good"

4
05/03/2018

BASIC room clean and quite. Friendly host good service. Simple breakfast. Comfortable bed and clean shower. Not much on tv (40 channels) but enough. Free WiFi. Good place to rest for the night. Restaurants nearby

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General 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 delighted to hear you received great customer service from our Front Desk agents. As you mentioned, we have many different restaurants nearby. many of which you can walk to. Our location is centrally located with many of San Diego's most popular attractions within 15-20 minutes away. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We are always looking for ways to improve and we appreciate your feedback on our breakfast, and TV channels! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to serve you again in the near future. Yours In Hospitality, Gilda P

"one night...great stay"

4
04/03/2018

The desk clerk put me in an excellent room. Had a late reservation, but was put in excellent accommodations. The staff was MORE than helpful. Couldn't have been better. The room was quiet (near freeway) and xtra clean. The free breakfast was excellent.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear our staff was exceptionally helpful during your recent stay with us. As you mentioned we offer a free continental breakfast with a little bit of everything to get your morning started. We include Belgium waffles, steel cut oatmeal, bagels with cream cheese, toast, hard boiled eggs, yogurt with delicious toppings to add, 3 types of cereal, coffee, tea, water & fresh fruit. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado

"Dont ever stay here!!"

1
25/02/2018

This hotel honestly has nothing good. Everything. I think is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in and I have stayed on dessertic wooded unprotected cabins. We were a party of 5 and we requested a non-smoking room. When I checked in I had to sign a non-smoking policy of 250 dollars and as soon as we entered the room the smell was loaded of it. We accepted it and open the sofa to find a cloud of dust in the air afterwards. Even the normal beds had dust on the sheets. The bathroom was not as expected in a branded hotel and the kitchen had a not working oven. In addition the carpet was so dirty that we were afraid of steping on it without shoes because of the steins on it. Juat to make it worst there was blood on the floor and spilled in one of the draws. We stayed there 3 nights and when we left the blood was still there. Finally the breakfast had only cold hard eggs which you cant warm up in the microwave because it's forbidden. Honestly this is not the service expected on a $185 dollars hotel

HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest - As with any small business like ours, we understand that the greatest advertising we have is through word of mouth from our satisfied customers. Our goal is to provide outstanding service to each and every guest, we take it very seriously when we fail. If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews, you will see that our guests frequently comment about our clean rooms. We work hard on this; we know how important cleanliness is to our guests. I was surprised to read that you found our beds “dusty.” Our beds do not generally sit empty long enough to collect dust. We were very sorry to read that our carpets did not meet our usual high standards of cleanliness. Our carpets are cleaned on a scheduled rotating basis, as well as on an as-needed basis as determined by our head-housekeeper during her daily room inspections. This is something that we take very seriously. Please accept my apology that we failed in this instance. Our rooms are non-smoking. We do our best to make sure that our non-smoking policy is adhered to. We did inspect your room, including the adjoining rooms, but could not find any signs of smoke. We always hope that when a guest encounters an issue, our Front Desk is notified, thus giving us the opportunity to fix the problem while you are here. We tested the oven as soon as we read this review, and found that it's working. In regards to the red stains, it is hair dye. Unfortunately, sometimes guests color their hair in our rooms, hair dye stains are very difficult to remove. When this happens, we typically have to replace a perfectly fine carpet. In regards to the sign about not heating hard boiled eggs in the microwave, this is a safety issue. Hard boiled eggs heated in the microwave will explode! Sometimes inside the microwave, sometimes as people bite down on them :( Your room rate was for 5 adults in a mini suite with kitchen. We are still a very reasonably priced hotel for the area. Our company culture is to provide quality, affordability and great customer service to our guests. From all our staff we are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Yours in Hospitality, John Lyon Proud Owner, Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Suites

"Super clean and reasonably priced, but skip the breakfast"

3
24/02/2018

This is a small motel, with a cramped parking lot and a tiny outdoor pool. My room was basic but very, very clean, with a reasonably comfortable bed and decent shower. There were a couple of suitcase stands, a desk, plenty of outlets, a good quality TV, enough hangers, and a pretty good coffee maker too. The lobby staff were outstanding and kind and I cannot say enough good things about them. Unfortunately the free breakfast should be given a complete miss. The breakfast room is far too small and has inadequate seating, and it reeks most mornings of unventilated smoke from the toaster. The oatmeal was essentially soup, and the bagels were very, very stale. The hard boiled eggs are small and overcooked. Just don't bother.

"Great Spot!"

4
23/02/2018

We stayed at Lamplighter for just over a week and found the rooms and amenities to be just exactly what we expected. The bonus of having a laundry onsite cannot be praised enough! Rooms were serviced every day and the free Breakfast was more than adequate. Being from Australia, I found access easy and distance to all the various 'sights' fairly close and definitely easy to get to. Traffic was medium in the area and we were able to get some 'sleep-ins' without an issue. Pool area looked great and Wi-Fi could be accessed throughout the site - even at the pool (Bonus!). Oh - and they have great couches and daybeds at the pool even if you dont want to swim (which we didn't, though the pool IS heated). I did manage to leave an item behind and when I called back a few days later, the staff had already set it aside for me, which was fantastic (thanks Michelle!).

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. We truly appreciate your feedback. Our company culture is all about genuine hospitality, cleanliness, quality accommodations, and affordability. We are happy to read we were able to exceed your expectations. I'm delighted to hear our guest laundry room was very convenient for you during your stay with us. It gives our guest the ability to relax and do laundry all in the same day. It is available to use 24 hours a day! It's great you enjoyed our free continental breakfast which includes waffles, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, 3 types of cold cereal, bagels, Danishes, muffins croissants, fresh fruits, wheat and white bread, coffee, tea, water, juice and our most popular steel cut oatmeal made fresh daily with a variety of toppings to add. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care

"Loved my stay! "

4
18/02/2018

Hotel is worth the value. Very clean, great location, friendly staff. Clean room. Good continental breakfast. Jesse was great at accomplishing me to ensure my stay was pleasant. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, 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 delighted to hear you received such great service from our staff! I'm glad you found out Inn to be centrally located, just within 15 minutes to some of San Diego's most popular attractions. We are also within walking distance to many different restaurants for our guest to enjoy. Our guest are welcome to stop by at any time to ask one of our Front Desk agents for directions, or simple recommendations. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care

"Friendly place"

5
13/02/2018

I'm staying here for a week and I'm halfway thru my time here. The place is great and the people are accommodating especially Jesse, the front desk guy. It's a great location in San Diego. The place is clean and quiet.

"Very clean!!"

4
08/02/2018

We stayed one night and we were very pleased. King mattress was very comfortable. There was a big selection for breakfast. I would stay here again if I was in the area!! Registration clerk Jesse was very nice!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello dstiener, Thank you for the great review! We are glad to see you were satisfied with the accommodations and amenities that we offer! We do our utmost to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable and it's nice to see that Jesse accomplished this for you. We look forward to serving you again if you're ever back in our area! Thank you again for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Very pleased"

5
06/02/2018

The exterior of the hotel is fine, a little run down but not bad by any means. I was pleasantly surprised with the room, cleanliness and comfort of the bed. I would stay here again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Close to a lot of good food options walking distance. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Cecile R, Thank you for taking time to review us. We appreciate your candid, but positive remarks. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service, spotless rooms at a great value and we are glad to see that we accomplished this for you! You mentioned that it is a little run down, which our property is older but, it is a constant work in progress. We never stop trying to make it better. Most importantly, we strive to make sure everything's in working order and extremely clean for our guests' comfort. As you pointed out, we are near many eateries. We have a couple lists of our favorites near the hotel and throughout the county. Feel free to ask for one next time you are here. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with our on-line community of potential guests. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Great place for a quiet night not so far from downtown SD"

5
01/02/2018

Staff was very helpful patient and attentive. Breakfast room was delightful clean and variety of snacks. Rooms were clean and spacious for two. Outside area was quiet and calm. There seemed to be some restaurants and bars around the area. If you're going sdsu its a great place to stay for parents.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, front desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello F6427lXnicholass, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. We strive to provide guests with superior service and ultra clean accommodations. We are happy to see that we've accomplished this for you! Thank you for noticing our efforts. We're happy that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast that we offer daily! The vanilla waffles and steel cut oats are guest favorites. And just in case you weren't aware, we offer a gluten free cereal and dairy free milk for guests with special dietary needs. As you mentioned, there are several eateries within walking distance and many more that you can drive to here on the Boulevard. We have a list of popular spots at the front desk for your convenience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"I agree with all the good reviews!"

5
27/01/2018

I was so pleased to discover how right all the great reviews of this hotel were. I arrived with a suitcase and two large heavy boxes. I had requested a first floor room but was put on the second floor. No problem! Jesse, who checked me in, carried those two boxes up to my room himself. That was my first hint that the staff here would really go the extra mile. He could not have been more pleasant, helpful, or professional. The occasion of my stay was helping my daughter relocate to San Diego. My daughter and I spent a combined 9 nights here, in two different rooms. The first was a two-room suite with two queen beds in the bedroom. The second was the room my daughter moved into after I left, which had a single queen bed and a sleep sofa. Both had full kitchens. They were both clean and well-equipped, with comfortable beds. The one room studio was in a small separate building by the pool. All the rooms of that type (one queen bed, sofa bed, and full kitchen) are in that building. They are very private. (If the room description does not specifically say "sofa bed" then it is not in that building). When my daughter arrived she had two more large boxes, and she had three boxes shipped to the hotel. When it came time move rooms, this time it was Jose who helped will all those boxes. That is really going the extra mile. And Michele at the front desk allowed us to keep the first room until the second one was ready, which also made our lives easier. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. There is adequate parking at no charge. The oatmeal at breakfast was delicious. My daughter had her dog with us and that was not a problem at all. Although the charge is usually $15/night, if you book a long stay you can ask for a reduced rate.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Polli, Thank you for your amazing review!! Our staff is simply delighted to hear your positive comments! Our goal is to give our guests superior service as a team and it's motivating to see that we accomplished this during your stay-so thank you for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor! We are glad to hear that our staff assisted you well while you were here. We are very proud have staff members like Jesse, our front desk agent, and Jose, our maintenance tech, who are both genuinely helpful people. It's wonderful when guests notice our efforts. Thank you for mentioning the rooms and amenities. The kitchen suites, which have apartment sized refrigerator and stove and is stocked with cooking and dining supplies, are great for longer stays, such as yours. We try to make the rooms warm and welcoming, as well as spotless…our room attendants do an amazing job at keeping our rooms looking their best, along with our maintenance tech, of course. I have to agree with you on how beautiful the landscaping is. Some have said that we are like a little oasis here on the Boulevard. If you have a chance to relax in our pool area, I recommend it! We are happy that your daughter was able to have her fur baby stay here with her. We know that pets are important and are glad to be a pet-friendly property. Our deluxe continental breakfast and parking are complimentary to all of our guests. It's nice to hear that you appreciated the amenities we provide. We truly appreciate that you took time out of your busy schedule to review us! We hope to serve you again in the future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Near SDSU"

4
22/01/2018

My daughter and I stayed there New Year's Eve because we were checking out San Diego state university. It was a nice sized room. It was quiet. Free WiFi. Breakfast available but I never checked it out because I slept in. I would stay there again. It's near the freeway. Many places to eat and there's a Ralph's grocery store. There was ample parking. I was always able to park right near my room. I would have preferred more light in the room because I was trying to get work done.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, other at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Mom2Rach, Thank you for your informative review on our little hotel. We are glad to see that the accommodations along with the amenities we offer, were satisfactory. You mentioned that you were in town to tour SDSU, which we are very close to-just a mile away, so it is a convenient location for anyone going to the university. And thank you for sharing that we are close to eateries and grocery stores, as well. We are centrally located in relation to the freeways, the I-8 and 94, making us only minutes away from tourist attractions. Thank you for our suggestion of having more light in the room. Management will take this into consideration.Next time you stay, try our popular vanilla waffles or the steel cut oats made fresh every night. We serve daily from 6am-10am. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts on our hotel. We look forward to your next visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Good Choice for La Mesa/Lemon Grove area"

5
21/01/2018

Very well maintained Southwest style hotel. Very clean, nice staff, good breakfast and I very easily navigated to La Mesa/Lemon Grove area. Also made it downtown in under 20 minutes using 94. Compared to other La Mesa hotels I've stayed at, this is my best choice and I will use again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, other at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello GrandmaL_ChicagoArea Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so honored that we are your “best choice”! Our staff strives to give great service and the cleanest of rooms in town. It's nice to hear when guests notice our efforts. Even though we are not in the hub of the touristy areas, we are centrally located and only minutes away from most attractions. It's nice to see that our location worked out well for you. We love to see guests come back to stay with us, so we look forward to your return! Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean property in a great location at a great bargain."

5
12/01/2018

From the moment I hit the property I was impressed. This is a well-kept property, the grounds are like an upscale hotel. The front desk was very helpful and the cleaning staff super friendly and polite - all around great vibe! The front desk manager Jose was knowledgable, friendly and extremely helpful - they have a huge asset there.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your FIVE STAR review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you received such great customer service from our staff here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We offer many free amenities such as, free continental breakfast, free parking, free DVD's, game boards & more! On your next visit, check out our outdoor heated pool. Its heated at just the right temperature for families to enjoy. We also have a BBQ out by our lovely pool, free of charge for guest to use. Again, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! We hope to serve you again in the near future. Yours In Hospitality, Gilda Prado

"No frills, good value."

4
02/01/2018

Bare bones and simple. When you need a quiet, clean, inexpensive place with no frills, this is it. Thankfully they were kind enough to let us check in early. Ample parking even though they were full from some cheerleading event. Room was quiet and clean. Would have liked AC to be colder but that's more me. Water pressure from shower was good. Bed was comfy. About 5 minutes drive from SDSU.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello CindyCaliforniaUSA, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We are a modest little hotel with some of the cleanest rooms in town and outstanding customer service at a great value and we appreciate your positive input. Being only about a mile away from SDSU, makes us a convenient location for those touring the university and, for parents and friends visiting students, along with concert goers and sports enthusiasts that visit the university for events. As you said, we are about a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk. We are also centrally located to most of the attractions in our city. Feel free to ask our front desk staff for directions. We are happy to see that you were satisfied with your accommodations. Thank you for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Your best option for being close to SDSU"

4
01/01/2018

We needed a place close to SDSU. This is a typical Best Western. Clean, reasonable, a decent breakfast where you can make your own waffle. A friendly and helpful staff. SDSU is about a 15 minute walk.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello TennisBum P, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn! We are a modest hotel with a staff that strives to give outstanding service and spotless rooms at competitive rates. We're glad to see that we were able to do all these things for you! We are happy to see that you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. The vanilla waffles are a guest favorite. Thank you for mentioning our location. Being only about a mile away from the SDSU campus, we are home away from home to many parents. We love seeing familiar faces and hope that you will be one as well! We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor with our on-line community of potential guests! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Nice experience, good sleep."

5
26/12/2017

Everything was good. No hot breakfast per se. There was waffles and oatmeal with toppings, cold boiled eggs, lots of pastries, bread, variety of bagels, cereal, yogurt, apples and oranges, cream cheese, juice, good coffee and tea.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello conboygirl, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. Our goal here at the Lamplighter Inn, is to make our guests happy so thank for the 5 stars and for letting us know that everything was good! We know that breakfast is an important way to get the day started right. We are glad to see that you were satisfied with the options provided in our complimentary breakfast. The steel cut oats and vanilla waffles are always a hit with guests! We hope to serve you again the next time you're in the area. Thank again for you input! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Best hotel near SDSU"

5
18/12/2017

I stayed here for 2 nights and had the greatest time. Every single thing about this hotel is wonderful, the rooms are spacious, the pool, the breakfast and of course the customer service. Jose is amazing. We were so lucky to be staying the nights he was working, I have never felt so welcome at a hotel before. He gave reccomdations to eat, the best place to get gas and the closest conveint store. If you want to stay at a place where you feel appreciated, this is it and make sure you ask for jose, he will not let you down.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, front desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Andrea G, We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay here at our little hotel! Our goal is to give outstanding service to our guests, along with comfortable, immaculate rooms. We are excited to see that we succeeded in doing so during your visit. We are fortunate to have Jose on our team! He has only been with us for a couple months and has already proven to be a great addition- Thank you for recognizing him! You mentioned our convenient location. Since we are in a business/residential area, you will find a large variety of eateries, a few grocery stores, SDSU is only a mile away and we are centrally located to many of the tourist attractions in town. As you experienced with Jose, we are always available to help with directions or suggestions. We appreciate your fantastic review! We hope to serve you next time you're in the area. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Excellent stay! Will be returning."

5
17/12/2017

My husband and I stayed one night after a full day of fun in Sea World. Jose was the one who checked us in and honestly had the best customer service I have ever received at a hotel! He made us feel very welcome. The rooms were decent no complaints and the breakfast was actually really good I love all the options there was like oatmeal, waffles, different kinds of cereals , hard boiled eggs, bagels, bread, yogurt, fruit and some sweets. To drink they have milk, juice, tea (I believe) and coffee. If we stay in San Diego again will be sure to keep this place in mind! :)

"A Very Good Value"

4
16/12/2017

We visit San Diego often to see the grandkids, and for shorter trips always choose the BW Lamplighter. It is always kept very clean and the desk and housekeeping staff are all friendly and helpful. It is an older property but is well maintained and comfortable. Beautiful rose bushes and other plantings decorate an otherwise urban commercial setting. Several decent restaurants are within walking distance, including a good sushi place right next door. The SDSU campus is nearby, as are two groceries and a convenience store. The pool is clean, though not heated, with a nice sitting area. The complimentary breakfast is good and very convenient and includes self-made pancakes or waffles in addition to continental offerings. We recommend the BW Lamplighter to all those visiting the College Area of San Diego.

"Great hotel for SDSU visit"

5
13/12/2017

Hotel is not fancy on the outside but rooms are very comfortable, clean with high quality bedding. Great sushi restaurant right next door. If you are visiting SDSU you do not need a car. Good value for price.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello andreat8127RJ, Thank you for your positive review and 5 star rating here on Trip Advisor! We are a modest hotel that believes in giving guests great value, along with spotless, comfortable rooms. Thank you for recognizing this. As you mentioned, we are very close to SDSU, only a mile so to walk there, it would take about 20 minutes. And while we are not in the hub of the touristy areas, we are 15-25 minutes from most places of interest in San Diego. We have directions available at the front desk for your convenience. Our front desk staff is ready to help with printing up mapquest directions if needed. Along with the sushi restaurant next door, there are plenty of eateries to choose from on the Boulevard. If you need suggestions, our front desk staff can help you with that, as well. We are grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Lamplighter"

5
09/12/2017

Excellent accommodations - clean and spacious. There seems to have been attention to detail paid in the room decor or amenities. Staff is also very professional and clearly hard working. I had a great experience.

"Great Staff-Central Location"

4
27/11/2017

We just had a very nice stay at Best Western Lamplighter at SDSU over the Thanksgiving week. The San Diego weather was warm and clear which was well complimented by the tropical landscaping of the hotel grounds and pool area. The hotel staff was helpful when needed without hovering and the location of this hotel when visiting family in a variety of San Diego areas was excellent. We'll stay here again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Brian, We are so grateful that you took time to review us here on TripAdvisor and for the 4 star rating. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving week while visiting your relatives in the area. Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, we try our best to provide comfortable accommodations along with great customer service. It's really nice when our efforts are noticed. We're happy that we had good weather while you were in town! And thanks for noticing the lush landscaping and relaxing pool area. Some say we are a little hidden gem in the college area-I'd have to agree with that! Thank you for letting future travelers know a little bit about what we have to offer. It's nice to know that you would stay with us again! We look forward to serving you and your family next time you're in our beautiful city. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Respectfully yours in Hospitality, Jesse Escalante/Costumer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent stay, close to SDSU"

5
25/11/2017

We normally stay at the bigger hotels, but we needed to be closer to campus for a tour. We were delighted to with our stay. The room was a standard size, but very clean, comfortable and plenty of parking. The only thing I would say is to build/create a bigger space for breakfast. We were extremely cramped in the small room with several families. We had to split up sitting. But the food was good and hit the spot!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Joan, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. We are always happy to accommodate guests visiting SDSU. Many become regular guests since we are only a mile away from the campus…hopefully you will be too! Our room attendants do an amazing job at keeping our rooms ultra clean. They appreciate your positive comments. We realize that our breakfast room is on the small side. We actually have a new breakfast room is currently in the works! We're pretty excited and can't wait for construction to begin. We are grateful for your review and we hope to serve you again soon!! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Nice Hotel Best Western San Diego"

5
25/11/2017

Friendly staff, nice large room, quiet and comfy. Convenient to SDSU and freeways. Nice big TV and DVD player, not Blu-ray. Would have been nice to have scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage with breakfast. Waffles and pancakes were good.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Paul C., Thank you for staying at our little hotel. Our staff strives to be welcoming and helpful to every guest. We're glad that we succeeded in doing so during your stay. We're glad that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and the amenities that we offer to our guests. Many guests really like having a DVD player in their rooms, especially when children are involved, along with our complimentary DVD library available 24 hours a day. Feel free to see the catalog at the front desk on your next visit. We realize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we try to have something for everyone in our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. You mentioned the pancakes and waffles- they are definitely a guest favorite, along with the steel cut oats made fresh daily. Your thoughts on having the additional items added will be relayed to the owners for consideration. As you mentioned, we are in close proximity to SDSU and the freeways. We are also only 15 to 25 minutes away from most of the tourist attractions and beaches. Our front desk staff is always happy to help with printing up directions or providing information about popular places to see. We appreciate your 5 star review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on Trip Advisor. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Love this hotel!"

5
25/11/2017

My husband and I have been staying at this hotel whenever we visit our family in San Diego, and we love it. The rooms are super clean and very comfortable (we especially like the mini-suites for longer stays). The pool is sparkling. The grounds are very pretty. The breakfast has a good selection and when the breakfast room is crowded we enjoy eating by the pool. Every staff person is helpful and nice, especially the housekeeping staff -- special thanks to Maria for going the extra mile!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Ruth! We are truly grateful that you are sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor with our on-line community of potential guest. Thank you for the 5 stars-it means a lot to us! We strive to give outstanding service to all our guests and it's always nice to see that our efforts are noticed.. Maria is very thankful for your mention. She, along with all our room attendants, take great pride in their work. Our high rating on cleanliness is proof! We are glad that our complimentary continental breakfast is to your satisfaction. As you mentioned, sitting by the pool for breakfast is a lovely option. We encourage it. Thank you for being such loyal guests! We love seeing you return year after year. We look forward to serving you and your husband on your next visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Great staff! Great deal!"

5
18/11/2017

The staff was very accommodating when we needed to make a change to the room at the last minute. The staff was very friendly and hard working to meet our needs. The hotel was very convenient for what we needed. The hotel was a very good bargain.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We greatly appreciate your honest review and love hearing excellent feedback from our guests! We are glad that our staff was able to accommodate you and your needs; with your request being ‘last minute' will not stop us from doing our best to exceed your expectations at our property. We all work hard every day to ensure all our guests needs are met and we are extremely grateful you noticed that from our staff. Aside from hearing positive feedback about our staff we also love hearing positive feedback about our property itself. We are excited to hear that our property was convenient for whichever occasion brought you to us and definitely hope you come back again for other occasions in San Diego! Thank you for also recognizing our great and affordable prices, to continue receiving amazing prices book directly with us by phone or by logging onto our website! Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again in the future! Yours in Hospitality, Karen A.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Our stay"

4
16/11/2017

We stayed here while visiting family. The hotel was very close to their house. The staff was very friendly, pool and landscape was beautifully maintained. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who just needs a place to sleep and have breakfast while exploring San Diego.. you can't beat the price!

"Business trip"

4
15/11/2017

Good spot for a quick stay. Staff will very nice and accommodating. The room and grounds where well manteaned and clean. The location was good and had a lot of good places to eat within walking distance.

"Best Western Lamplighter Inn at SDSU, San Diego, CA"

5
15/11/2017

Clean, bright and quiet. Great staff - they mean to please! Have stayed at this location a number of times and each stay seems to get better. It is convenient to the University and has easy access to the city and airport. The breakfast offers a variety of foods for all tastes - waffles, eggs, yogurt, bagels, cereal, juice and coffee.. Check-in and check-out is a painless process. The motel is located close to a variety restaurants and food stores.

"Excelent property"

5
12/11/2017

My wife and I came down to visit for a birthday party. This was the first time we stayed at the motel. It was a great value and the staff friendly and very good at their jobs. Will be staying at this motel every time we visit our family in San Diego

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 FIVE STAR review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear our staff was courteous and attentive during your recent stay with us. I must agree, they are very good at doing their job. We have agents available 24 hours ready to assist our guest with anything they may need. On your next visit feel free to check out our variety of room types we have to offer. We have rooms sleeping up to 6 guest with a full kitchen and others as simple as just one or two queen beds. We offer many free amenities other hotels charge you extra for. Such as, free continental breakfast, free parking, free WiFi & MORE! Again, thank you for reviewing us! It was a pleasure serving you, we hope to see you again soon!! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Thank you !"

4
06/11/2017

Best Western has been very reliable for me in my travels. Always clean, always consistent, always appreciate you and your staff no matter what location I actually stay at. If I travel I look where the closest Best Western is and go from there. Keep up the good work. Go Dodgers.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello John S, Thanks for the great review on Best Western as a whole! We strive to show customers that we genuinely care and want to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Our entire staff work together to make this happen. So, THANK YOU again for sharing your thoughts and for being a loyal Best Western member. We hope to serve you again next time you're in the area! *Book Direct with Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. / Customer Care

"Would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again!!!"

5
02/11/2017

We were very impressed from the minute we got there to the day we left. (5 nights) The room was very spacious & clean, and we slept very well as it was so quiet. All the employees were super nice & helpful, especially Lisa in the breakfast room. She was restocking & cleaning the whole time we were there. The breakfast had a nice selection of items. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and you can easily walk to restaurants or drug stores. I would definitely stay here again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Gkelly1022, What a wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you had such a great experience here at our little hotel. Our entire staff strives to give the utmost service to all of our valued guests. We are thankful that you appreciate all of our effort, it means a lot to us. Thank you for mentioning our close proximity to restaurants and stores. There are many eateries on the “Boulevard” some within walking distance. We have a list of favorites places within a 3 mile radius and then a list of popular places throughout San Diego. Feel free to ask for a copy next time you're in town. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor so that our on-line community of potential guests can see what we're about. We look forward to serving you again! *Book Direct with Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. / Customer Care

"Our return visit"

4
29/10/2017

This was the second time we have stayed at this BW location. We have enjoyed their service both times and will stay here again if we are in the area. The location is convenient to the family we visit in the area. It is also quite convenient to the freeway and to shopping areas.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, and for becoming a loyal member. I'm delighted to hear you continue to receive the same level of customer service each time you have stayed with us. As you mentioned, our location is very convenient with easy access to many of our freeways. We are within 15 minutes to many of San Diego's most popular attractions. We also have many different restaurants within walking distance, feel free to stop by the Front Desk at anytime to ask for any directions or recommendations. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure having you as our guest once again. We hope to serve you again soon! Yours In Hospitality, Gilda

"Outstanding Stay"

5
28/10/2017

Comfortable, clean, professional, affordable. Only 15-20 minutes from the ocean. Breakfast was complete with fresh fruit hard boiled eggs fruits muffins jellies and cream cheese. Two-story facility no elevator.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your FIVE STAR review! As you mentioned we are centrally located within minutes to many of San Diego's biggest attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Sea Life Aquarium plus many more. We are also, just a short walk away from San Diego State University. Perfect for families visiting there loved ones attending SDSU. I'm delighted to hear you found our continental breakfast fulfilling. Our Free continental breakfast is one of our many free amenities we offer. Its filled with Belgium Waffles, steel cut oatmeal, freshly baked pastries, bagels, 3 types of cereal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, water & juice. On your next visit, check our our free DVD collection we have available at the front desk. We also have board games available for guest to play free of charge. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure serving you! Yours In Hospitality, Gilda P

"Great dog friendly hotel"

5
25/10/2017

Super friendly staff. Reception and cleaning staff are amazing! A bit hard to see while driving (unless using Google Maps, etc.). Nice enough rooms. TIP: safes in main office. Need to sign form. Key for safe... NOTE: LOTS of places to eat within walking distance. Unless you have a dog that's scared of traffic :-) NOTE: heated pool!!! NOTE: no safes in rooms...

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear valued Guest, Thank you for your FIVE STAR review. I'm delighted to hear you found our staff to be amazing. Our staff works together as a team to keep our place looking sharp! As you mentioned, we have lots of different restaurants to choose from withing walking distance to our Inn. Our staff members are available 24 hours to assist you with any recommendations, list of restaurants, or things to do around our beautiful city. Our outdoor heated pool is one of our many free amenities we offer. On your next stay feel free to check out our free DVD movie collection we have at the front desk. We also have board games you and your family can enjoy! Again, thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! We hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great place to stay to visit SDSU student"

4
23/10/2017

We came to visit our niece who is attending SDSU. She and her friends were so happy to have a home cooked meal in our little hotel kitchen! Loved the separate living room/bedroom areas. Close to SDSU!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear you found our Inn to be conveniently located while visiting your niece in San Diego. As you mentioned, having a kitchen can be very convenient! Our kitchen rooms are equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal away from home. We encourage our guest to call us directly, we have many different room types that are not always available online. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure having you as a guest. We hope to serve you again soon. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great for the price"

4
23/10/2017

When you only pay $119 per night, you can't expect the Ritz. This place did its job, though, for my son's team staying here for a tournament. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were clean, the staff was very friendly, and it had an old CA charm. Breakfasts were OK. For an inexpensive motel, I would recommend it.

"Close to SDSU"

5
17/10/2017

I stayed here because it was half a mile from SDSU where I had an event the following day. Very clean, kind staff, and walking distance from many Rite Aid and food places. The pool was clean and the AC worked very well. I will stay here again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Brittany P. Thank You for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! We enjoy reading reviews like yours and sharing them with the staff, our room attendants take pride in keeping our property clean. We strive in making our guest feel at home by providing clean and comfortable rooms. We are glad you were able to enjoy our well maintained outdoor heated pool. We keep it open year round and is one of the many amenities we offer. On your next visit, feel free to use our BBQ grill located next to the pool, perfect for families to enjoy! San Diego State is only a couple of minutes away which makes our hotel perfect if your catching a game , enjoying a concert or in your case an event nearby. We are also walking distance from many eateries, and grocery stores making us a very convenient location. Again, Thank You for staying at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn and we hope to see you on your next trip! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Jose E.| Customer Care

"Wonderful"

5
13/10/2017

Great place to stay. Wonderful staff and helpful with anything you need. Everyone went above and beyond to make my stay amazing. Would recommend this hotel to anyone going to be in the San Diego area. Was nice not to have to stress my hotel room on a very important weekend.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello dianemariea2017, Wow! What a GREAT review! Our staff is so proud to see what you had to say about us. As you are aware, our guests are incredibly important to us and we are glad that you felt that during your stay. Reviews, such as yours, encourage us to continue doing our utmost in providing superior service to every guest. And, it lets potential guests know what we are about, so “Thank You!” for recommending us! We look forward to serving you again, if you're ever back in beautiful San Diego. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us here on TripAdvisor. *Book Direct with Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. / Customer Care

"Great place to stay."

5
11/10/2017

Hotel was close tothe event we were attending. Very courteous hotel staff who provided everything we needed. Complimentary breakfast offered several choices and openedveru early! Good experience for my family.

"Nice!"

4
11/10/2017

Older but well maintained hotel. I stayed in a king room with full kitchen which was very nice to have those amenities. Front desk staff was very pleasant. I arrived in the evening and front desk person recommended a Mexican restaurant within short walk and was very good. The hotel has a pool with towels laid out on the lounge chairs which I thought was a nice touch. Nice central location.

"Great Night's Sleep...Clean & Affordable"

5
09/10/2017

The staff was professional and helpful. Rooms were clean and it was quite. Breakfast has a good variety of foods and the staff was attentive to cleaning and helping with questions. The check-in/check-out staff was professional as well. I would recommend this hotel as it is family friendly and in a good location from SDSU.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a pleasant review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you received such great customer service from one of our team members. We are just a short 10-15 minute drive to many of San Diego's main attractions, and within a 2-3 minute drive to San Diego State University. Our staff is always available to assist our guest with any recommendations or directions you may need. Our AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for a larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in San Diego and look forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean rooms, great staff, great location!"

4
29/09/2017

If you're looking for a great room at a great price and a great location I highly recommend the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We has 2 comped nights courtesy of KSHP (Radio Shopping Show out of Las Vegas, NV) and had a really great stay. The front desk staff was very accommodating as they were able to check us in early well before the standard check in time and were also very helpful in suggestions for dining and activities to do while we were in San Diego. The property is extremely neat and tidy. The rooms themselves are very nicely equipped and very clean. The only complaint was there was no body wash in the shower compartments when arriving but that was quickly fixed once the front desk was made aware of this situation. Beds were fairly comfortable and the TV is a very nice size. The free breakfast in the morning was also a nice perk. Decent assortment to choose from to get your morning started. We will certainly keep the Best Western Lamplighter in mind if our journeys take us back to the San Diego area in the future.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear SinCityMMAFan, We want to thank you for a great & positive review. I am truly humble and appreciate that you would definitely will recommend us to friends and family. As with any small business like ours, we understand that the greatest advertising we have is through word of mouth from our satisfied customers like you. I am glad our team was able to provide you with an early check-in as our housekeeping team does an amazing job and getting these rooms ready for our guests to be able to check in earlier. Michelle and Gilda often go out of their way to make recommendations to guests that are new to the area or city. Hopefully, the areas they recommended were suitable for your wife's birthday celebrations. Our small yet beautiful property does take great pride in setting a high standard for our guests from the exterior to interior with our gorgeous landscaping to the clean, rooms. We have recently transitioned to the green soap dispensers (eco- friendly) and the only down side we've experimented is the dispenser not dispensing the soap and or body wash appropriately do to air drying out the nozzle. I am glad Gilda was able to take care of this issue right away. We are delighted, you and your wife enjoyed the extended continental breakfast, which consists of hard boiled eggs, fresh waffles (2 waffle makers), a variety of freshly baked bagels and pastries from a local bakery, 3 different types of cereals, and steel cut oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices and coffee. We hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez| General Manager

"Family Vacation"

4
28/09/2017

This hotel was a good value. The rooms were clean, the staff was helpful, and the parking was free. We used the pool, although we had to go to the front desk to get towels because they stop stocking them at a certain time in the evening. We used the laundry with no issues. The breakfast was pretty basic and the breakfast room was very small, but that is really our only complaint.

"Friendly place"

5
25/09/2017

A very friendly staffed and conveniently located hotel. We are SDSU parents and enjoy the closeness to campus. Always welcoming staff and has everything needed. Very close to restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Joseph M, We are happy that you chose to stay at our little hotel. Our staff knows how important it is for guests to feel welcomed, so we all strive to go above and beyond to accommodate them as best as we can, thank you for recognizing this. Being only a mile away from SDSU is a great convenience for friends and family visiting students, along with a variety of sports enthusiasts, concert goers, conference attendees, etc. Our hotel is not in the hub of tourist areas but, we are only 15-30 minutes away from many places of interest. And, as you mentioned, there are a couple grocery store, pharmacies and numerous eateries and pubs within walking distance of our property. Our front desk staff is happy to help point our guests in the right direction. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here on Trip Advisor so that our potential guests can see what we're about. We hope to serve you again in the future! *Book Direct with Us for the Best – Value, Selection & Service! * Yours In Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care

"Lamplighter Inn and Suites, San Diego"

5
20/09/2017

Have stayed at Lamplighter in the past and will stay at Lamplighter when in the area. Staff very helpful. Answered all questions and assisted us in plans for local attractions. All aspects of our stay there were good.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello voodoomedman, We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a nice review. Our entire staff works hard to give the best service possible and its encouraging when this is noticed. So, a big “Thank You!” for your positive review on our little property. It's so nice to hear that you have had great experiences here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We are thankful for your loyalty and look forward to serving you again! *Book Direct with Us for the Best – Value, Selection & Service! * Yours In Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care

"Pleasant Place To Stay"

5
18/09/2017

We were visiting my grandson in San Diego and chose the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites for our stay. From check-in to check-out we had excellent service. The staff was very professional, polite and a delight to deal with. The room was clean, the beds were very comfortable, the grounds were pretty and the price was right in our range. It was less than one half hour to La Jolla and also to Coronado. We will definitely return on our next visit to the area.

"Best hotel stay ever!!!"

5
07/09/2017

I stayed at the best western San Diego lamplighter in July. It was by far the the best hotel stay in all of my hotel experiences. Staff A++ Room cleanliness A++ Pool A++ Parking A++ Hotel Management A++ Location A++ This hotel is the reason why I choose the Best Western hotel in every state!!! Thanks guys!!!!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, WOW! A++ all across the board!Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review. I'm delighted to hear your family had a pleasant during your stay with us. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities other hotels may charge you for. Such as, free parking, free WiFi, free continental breakfast plus more. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us and for being a valued best western member. We appreciate your loyalty to the brand! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Very Pleasant and relaxing"

5
07/09/2017

We spent 3 weekends there this past summer. It was a quiet and relaxing time. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The premises are well maintained and all requests were promptly handled. The last weekend, I had trouble accessing the WIFI. Within 5 minutes a staff person was in the room and helped me set it up.

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. We're happy to hear we were your "go to" place during your visits to San Diego. We appreciate you mentioning our wonderful staff, I must agree any staff member you encounter is very helpful and friendly. We all work as a team to deliver the best customer service to our guest 24 hours. On your next stay with us check out our free DVD movies we have available at the Front Desk! We've added some new movies for our guest to enjoy. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Yours In Hospitality, Gilda Prado

"A perfect stay"

5
06/09/2017

I definitely recommend this hotel. Had no problems and everyone is friendly. Katie was very attentive to our needs, very responsive, and provided great advice and recommendations. This was a great location. Good breakfast and free parking was an added plus. Check in and check out was fast. Great place to stay when in San Diego.

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 taking the time to share such a pleasant review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you received such great customer service from one of our team members. We are just a short 10-15 minute drive to many of San Diego's main attractions, and within a 2-3 minute drive to San Diego State University. As you mentioned, our staff can provide you with great recommendations for things to do around town. We are available 24 hours to assist our guest at anytime. Our AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for a larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in San Diego and look forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Relaxing atmosphere, nice pool,"

4
06/09/2017

We had a nice 4 night stay, breakfast each morning was good, parking is a little difficult at times but the pool area is beautiful and the pool is very well maintained. All of the employees we came in contact with were friendly, polite and nicely groomed.

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 your review with our TripAdvisor community! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our free continental breakfast served fresh daily. Thank you for noticing how well our grounds are maintained. Our housekeeping and maintenance team does an amazing job keeping our rooms and grounds up to date. We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for a larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in San Diego and look forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778 Delete Response

"Great place - Great value!"

5
30/08/2017

My daughter attends SDSU and we always stay here when we visit. It is very convenient to the school and highways. The rooms are nice and clean - but the real draw here is the staff. Everyone at the front desk, housekeeping and breakfast area are always there with a smile and willing to help you out in any way they can. Of course you are going to find more upscale accommodations in the area - but if you just need a landing spot between day trips - this place gives you more bang for your buck!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello 191diane, Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review!!! Our entire staff is excited to hear such recognition! Genuine hospitality is key to a successful hotel and we are fortunate to have a staff that truly believes in this and provides such service. We truly appreciate your loyalty. We enjoy seeing SDSU parents come back to visit their students throughout the year. It's nice to be part of your journey. We are glad that our rooms are comfortable for you. Our room attendants and maintenance technician work hard to keep the rooms in tip-top shape. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your positive review with our on-line community of potential guests here on Trip Advisor. *Book Direct with Us for the Best – Value, Selection & Service! * Yours In Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care

"SDSU bound"

5
30/08/2017

Everything was excellent! My only negative comment is the lack of mini frig. in our room. Wish we had had one. We will be staying there several times over the next 2 years as we were dropping my son off at San Diego State.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello I3905MHbrendas, Welcome SDSU parents!! And thank you for choosing to stay here at our little hotel. We look forward to serving you during the next 2 years! Being only a mile away from the university makes us a prime spot for parents to lay their heads after visiting their students. We truly enjoy seeing familiar faces time and again. We appreciate that you enjoyed your stay here and for your honesty regarding the microwave. We are working to get microwaves and mini fridges in all our rooms. But, just in case, call us directly to make your reservations to make sure you get exactly the room you want. Thank you reviewing us here on Trip Advisor. We look forward to serving you next time you're in town. Ask about a Best Western Rewards membership, so you can get the most out of your stays. *Book Direct with Us for the Best – Value, Selection & Service! * Yours In Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care

"Visited beautiful San Diego "

5
24/08/2017

Has everything in the room right next to pool and grill. Made for a great time while visiting my kids in San Diego will definitely recommend this place to people looking for a nice central place to stay while visiting.

"Great stay, as always!"

5
24/08/2017

My family has stayed at this hotel several times when bringing my son back to school at SDSU. The hotel grounds are clean and well kept. The staff is always happy and go out of their way to assist with any requests. Our room was clean and spacious. I would highly recommend this hotel when travelling to SDSU or the surrounding area.

"Quick night stay, but totally satisfied."

5
23/08/2017

The room is very spacious and very clean. The water pressure in the shower was perfect and never had any trouble getting hot water. There was a little kitchen, as well, with an oven, stove, microwave and full size refridgerator, dishes, pots and pans. Again, everything was sparkling clean. The location was perfect for moving our student into college at SDSU. I will definitely stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I'm glad you found our Inn to be very pleasant during your quick overnight stay with us. I'm delighted to hear you found our rooms to be "sparkling clean" our housekeeping team does an amazing job keeping our rooms up to date! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, our company culture is to provide quality, affordability, and great customer service to our guests. We offer many free amenities you may end up having to pay for in more expensive, upscale hotels. We have many SDSU families visit us throughout the years wile their student is attending SDSU. Again, thank you for reviewing us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner's website. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Hotel stay"

4
20/08/2017

We stayed at this hotel to help our son move into his apartment for the SDSU school year. The hotel staff was excellent. They went out of their way to help at every opportunity. The hotel while somewhat old was kept up well. Our room was quiet and clean. Parking was not an issue and the location was close to SDSU and convenient that way.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the Trip Advisor Community- It's word of mouth that keeps our family owned hotel alive with many repeat SDSU parent's! Thank you. We are happy to hear you found the hotel a great place to stay while moving your son back to school. These times can be stressful with the transition and I'm happy our staff was able to help you with anything you may needed! I'm very lucky to work with a great team every day. It's great to know you found the room's cleans and quiet! We like to know the areas we can improve on and where we succeed. On your Next visit be sure to stop by the lobby and check out our free DVD selection available 24 hours a day and a Free breakfast Daily from 6:00 am-10:00 am. Thank you again for your positive review and we hope it will encourage others to stay at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn. *Book Direct with Us for the Best – Value, Selection & Service! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn Sanchez

"Excellent stay"

5
20/08/2017

The staff alone would earn Best Western Lamplighter an excellent review. They have always been warm, helpful, curtious, and professional. The grounds are clean and landscaped, I love the pool, it is a charming hotel in a very busy area. There are plenty of restaurants walking distance to grab a drink or a bite to eat. I feel safe as a woman traveling by myself. They have coffees and water in the lobby all day. The complementary breakfast is very good. I highly recommend this hotel.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you found our staff to be curtious and professional! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, our company culture is to provide quality, affordability, and great customer service to our guests. I'm glad you found our grounds to be very clean during your stay with us. Our entire team from Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance and our Gardening team work hard to keep our grounds looking clean! As you mentioned there are many great restaurants within walking distance from our Inn. We encourage guest to ask our Front Desk team for a list of local restaurants and ones we recommend for you to try. Again, thank you for reviewing us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner's website. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Comfortable and Quiet!"

4
17/08/2017

Even though this is not your luxury hotel nor is it in a great part of the city, we were very happy with our stay! Very helpful staff and hardworking housekeepers! We were able to discover a lot of new places in SD we've never seen before! If you can choose, the upstairs rooms toward the rear of the property are the quietest!

"Friendly and clean motel"

4
16/08/2017

Just stayed here as a family of four. In hindsight I probably would have booked somewhere a bit more central in SD but that's my fault for not looking at the distances properly. The hotel is actually in a suburb called El Cajon. It was about a 20 to 25 minute drive to Downtown and 30 mins to La Jolla. Once there though, the staff were friendly, whilst our room was comfortable enough and very clean. A real highlight for us was the small but very nice pool area - perfect for relaxing after a day out and about. The breakfast buffet was also good, including make your own waffles and pancakes. There are also some very reasonable eating options in walking distance including Thai and Mexican.

"Comfortable, Convenient to SDSU"

5
15/08/2017

Went with my son to attend SDSU orientation, and to help my son get settled into his new living arrangements. Having this hotel as a base was relaxing and very convenient. Staff of the hotel was friendly and helpful. The area had several good restaurant choices.

"Good stay"

5
15/08/2017

The hotel was in an area that was average, I was extremely satisfied with the rate and comfort of the room. If in San Diego I would probably look at staying here. Just depends on my business in San Diego.

"Five Star Customer Service"

5
14/08/2017

We originally booked Best Western Lamplighter Inn for 2 nights. For some very last minute reasons, we had to stay in San Diego for one more night and required an additional room. We were not able to keep the same room but they reserved similar rooms that we were looking for. They dropped some notes in the system, so someone can follow up on whether we can stay in the same room in case of cancellation. They even asked if we prefer the rooms on the ground floor since we have senior family staying at the third night. I really appreciate their good communication. The front desk staff are very helpful, courtesy and easy to talk to. Their breakfast area is small, so we just grabbed our food and ate in our room which is not an issue at all. Housekeeping has done a great job. We had no problem finding parking space at 10pm as the hotel may not be fully booked at the time of our stay. Their top notch customer service is the reason for us to stay at BW Lamplighter again next time.

"Placed Saved my visit"

4
10/08/2017

I booked here in a pinch from booking a hotel that was hideously outdated and dirty. I needed a 2 queen bed but all they had available was a family suite. The family suite was just 60 more per night than the other hideous hotel I had booked and it was 20 times nicer!! Having the full CLEAN kitchen with complete dishes fridge microwaye clean CLEAN comfortable beds and fam room was SO worth the price! Grocery store was walking distance so I made up the 60$ difference in what I saved in food for 2 days and nights of otherwise going out. $50 in groceries went a long way! Highly recommended.

"Just a great place to stay"

4
07/08/2017

A group of us rented two rooms for a Saturday night. We were given queen suites, with a full kitchen. The facility was clean. I didn't see any need for any repairs in either room, with the exception of one electrical outlet that didn't grip a plug very securely. There were plenty of extra pillows, with is a big thing with me, as I always want more than one under my head. There are several dining facilities within walking distance, and a number of others within a short drive. The room description included a continental breakfast, which can mean very basic to somewhat more elaborate. This motel rated among the latter. Besides the usual cereal and Danish, there were fresh waffles, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, etc. As others have noted, the motel is on a busy street, but the road noise wasn't any worse than most other places. We had rooms very near the road. Had we gotten ones further away, I'm doubtful we would have heard much. The only fault I could find - and it is a really picky one - is that the TV didn't swivel far enough to be seen well from the bed. I call it a success if that is my biggest complaint.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your five star review! We are happy to hear both parties enjoyed their stay with us. Our owner and the entire staff take great pride in our hotel. We make sure that the grounds are lush and well kept, and comfortable clean rooms for our guests. Based on the room description, sounds like you stayed in our Queen Studio Suites. We have many different room types available to meet everyone's needs. We have basic rooms sleeping two guest to our much larger suites that can sleep up to six. Some rooms are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator and others also have a full size apartment style kitchen! Thank you for bringing up the outlet concern, we have our maintenance member looking into the issue. Again, thank you for staying with us we hope to serve you again soon in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Customer Service"

5
07/08/2017

We stay frequently for our daughter who is at SDSU. It is our go to place for location, value and customer service. Parking can be tricky when they are booked up solid but so far we have not had major issue. We always book the King Jr Suite and find that it more than meets our needs. The cost value makes it possible for us to come and stay more often.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your five star review! We are delighted to hear we continue to be your go to place during your visits to San Diego! We concur with the accurate description you have given about our Inn! We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. As you mentioned parking can be a bit tricky at night, due to it being one of our many free amenities we offer it tends to get full quickly. I'm glad the King Jr Suite suites your family perfectly, on your next trip you can check out some of the other room types we have available. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"California Visit"

4
07/08/2017

Our very short stay at the Lamplighter was pleasant. We checked in at midnight and left at 6:00 am. Our room was clean and pleasant. The front desk clerk graciously let us in the breakfast room early to get breakfast items for the road. I would recommend this hotel to others.

"Cockroaches"

2
04/08/2017

This obviously is a vey basic hotel. I had a quick trip to SDSU so decided to give this hotel a try. From a location/price point and very short stay (8 1/2hrs) I really didn't consider anything else. Unfortunately there was a cockroach in the room. Didn't see it until almost morning. When I brought it up to front desk they minimized the entire situation telling me it was a water bug. I'm not sure why she didn't believe me, because it was certainly a cockroach, and no one ever came to check. Once that happened I left the hotel immediately. I chose not to eat, or use any of the amenities in the room. Would definitely not stay here ever again.

SunnyandWarmSD, Customer Service at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We were sorry to read this review. We take our guests comments seriously and are genuinely sorry that you felt we took your concern lightly. When you brought up the matter to our front office manager, she did mention that maybe it was a water bug. Unfortunately, because of the humidity levels we've been experiencing in San Diego lately we've been seeing a lot of these bugs. She did make a note of it with housekeeping, as you were checking out that morning they inspected the room after your departure. We are very sorry that you faced one of these pests. We inspect our rooms daily for bugs (spiders, bed bugs, fleas, etc.) it's our way of doing everything we can to make sure our guests don't have to face these pests. We also have a service that makes regular visits to help control pests. Because of our lush landscaping, at times little bugs will get inside the rooms. We are very sorry that you had this experience. As with any small business like ours, we understand that the greatest advertising we have is through word of mouth from our satisfied customers. Our company culture is to provide quality, affordability and great customer service to our guests. Once again, please accept our apology. You are a valued guest and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Yours in Hospitality, Lis Dukesherer

"Drusnews3 "

5
01/08/2017

Nice, clean hotel. The staff is very honest, they called me to tell me I had forgotten my hat in my room . No other hotel has ever done that. The pool was very nice, the location is great. Thank you again Dru

"Very nice!"

5
30/07/2017

This hotel is on a busy street, but is quiet. Within walking distance to many restaurants and a grocery store so it is in a very convenient location. Room was very nice and the wi-fi worked well. The orange juice was a little watery, but that is my only complaint.

"Great place to stay"

5
28/07/2017

The room was super clean, pool area is nice with a BBQ, free wi-fi, staff is super friendly, free breakfast is a nice touch. Basic room with two queens, but for a simple stay, nice place to stay I would definitely stay here again..

"Great Place to Stay"

5
28/07/2017

The pricepoint, cleanliness, friendly staff and breakfast make this hotel my favorite in San Diego. My 8th visit to this hotel. This hotel is central to everywhere and freeway close. Free breakfast, great swimming pool and washer-dryer on premises.

"Used to be Great, now it SUCKS"

1
24/07/2017

This place used to be a little bit of heaven, to stay at this hotel while in San Diego, but now, greed and laziness have made this hotel a NON DESTINATION! If you love dirty carpets...if you love cockroaches (UGH!) then try it. If you want to be disrespected, come on down! Otherwise, avoid this property!

HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guests, Our small, family owned hotel stays alive because of repeat guests and positive referrals. When there is a problem, we do our utmost to try and repair the issue. We completely understand the importance of keeping our guests happy. We did an inspection of the room after guest departed but could not find evidence of bugs. We inspect our rooms daily for bugs (spiders, bed bugs, fleas, etc.) it's our way of doing everything we can to make sure our guests don't have to face these pests. We also have a service that makes regular visits to help control pests. If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews, you will see that our guests frequently comment about our “very clean” rooms. We work hard on this; we know how important cleanliness is to our guests. Our goal is to exceed every guest's expectation and when something goes wrong we do take it very seriously. We always hope that when a guest encounters an issue, our Front Desk is notified, thus giving us the opportunity to fix the problem while you are here. We are still one of the most reasonable hotel options around San Diego with free amenities like parking, internet, movies, a deluxe continental breakfast and NEVER ANY HIDDEN FEES! We believe our employees give the best of themselves, each and every day to our guests because we truly appreciate your business. Negative reviews such as these are not taken lightly by us; our goal is always to provide the best service to our guests. Thank you all who choose US amongst the many choices you have in San Diego. Respectfully, John Lyon Proud Owner, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

"Average Hotel"

3
21/07/2017

The picture of the hotel on the internet looks a lot better than the actual hotel. The hotel is a little out of the way for going to Sea World or downtown San Diego. The pool was small, but not crowded. The grand kids enjoyed it. The breakfast was O.K. The DVD player didn't work and the Hotel staff was unable to fix or replace it during our stay.

"Business"

1
20/07/2017

The hotel is suppose to be a non-smoking hotel. I had to walk by a couple smoking just outside my room after checking in. I had a meeting, so I put my luggage in the room and left. I got back late & very tired. When I walked by the room next to mine the guests had their door & window open. They were playing cards and smoking. After getting in my room, I found that it also had a very strong urine smell. The hotel did not have another room & said I could change the next day after someone checked out & the room was cleaned. This was unacceptable because I had to leave early for an event I was working and would not be back until late. I called at midnight and found another hotel. I stayed the night & checked out the next morning, went directly to the other hotel (this room was so clean, quiet and fresh smelling) and checked in. The Lamplighter gave me a small discount for the terrible night I had to spend. By the way, due to the cigarette smoke and urine smell, I had the worst headache, not the best thing for working an event. Will never stay there again or recommend this hotel to anyone.

"Good experience!"

5
19/07/2017

After reading the other favorable reviews we decided to stay at this hotel. We had orientation at San Diego State and wanted to be close by as we had an early arrival time at school the next morning. The hotel is about 3-5 minute drive by car from SDSU. The room was clean and everything was in working order (including the internet)! The (complimentary) breakfast area is small but big enough to get your food comfortably and either bring it back to the room, eat at the tables by the pool or eat there (the room seats about 10 people). This is an older Best Western where you park right outside the room. If you're looking for the Ritz, don't stay here. But if you want a comfortable hotel room that is convenient and reasonably priced with no extra fees for parking, this is the place for you. The staff was very accommodating. We didn't use the pool so I don't have a review for that.

"Clean, quiet, and comfy beds!"

5
18/07/2017

This is one of the nicest Best Westerns I have stayed at and a good value. It is conveniently located in San Diego yet very quiet at night. The rooms were very clean with extremely comfortable beds and pillows. The hotel has a nice, well maintained pool, a good complimentary breakfast and very helpful and courteous employees. The woman at the front desk checked me in quickly and printed me out directions to where I needed to go the next morning for an early swim meet at the Kroc Center. Express check-out was great. I will stay here again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Wow! Thank you for the great feedback on your recent stay at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Suites. It means a lot to the staff when guest's notice the helpful employee's and how clean the rooms are. Our housekeeping staff works really hard leaving the rooms spotless! I agree with you, Best Western Brand has many hotels to choose from and I'm so happy that our little family owned hotel is one of the nicest you've stayed. The owners, management, and the whole team work close together to keep our guest's happy and wanting to come back. Our goal is to exceed every guest's expectations and we take it very seriously when we don't. I'm glad we were able to help you with directions to the Joan Kroc center. On your future stay feel free to check out the free DVD rentals we have able 24 hours a day in the lobby and we now offer Yoga mat's with a work out video free of charge to our guest's. Again, thank you for taking the time to tell us and other at TripAdvisor about staying at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future. *Book Direct With Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn Sanchez Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Love Best Western Hotels"

4
16/07/2017

This place was awesome. It was about 20 min from the beaches but in a decent area. Staff was friendly, breakfast great with lots of choices. I was concerned that we would be too far from the actual city but there is plenty to do around there. Great little sushi restaurant next door.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, front desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments about our hotel. The Best Western Lamplighter Inn is about a 20 min drive from many of San Diego's top attractions, like the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park and as you mentioned the beach. We are particularly convenient for those going to San Diego State University for an orientation, graduation or possibly a convention or concert. The campus is a 5 minute drive and a 10 -15 minute walk. We also appreciate your comments about our continental breakfast, which is complimentary to all guests. Our breakfast has a variety of freshly baked danish, muffins, croissants, bagels with cream cheese, 3 types of cereal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, juice,coffee, tea, Belgium waffles, fresh fruit, and steel cut oatmeal. We are glad you enjoyed the Sushi restaurant located next to our property. We have numerous great places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. We are also close to drug stores, banks and 2 grocery stores for those who would like to buy some food to store in your room or prepare in your kitchen. Many of our rooms come with mini refrigerators, microwaves and full kitchens. Be sure and select the proper room type when making your reservation. Thank you again for telling us and others at TripAdvisor about your experience and we hope you stay with us again soon. *Book Direct With Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Chris|Front Desk Agent

"Nice Staff, Room Shabby and Not a good Value"

2
14/07/2017

Broken hairdryer, air conditioner barely working on a sweltering day. Dirty carpet and Old shabby towels. The bed was very uncomfortable as well as the pillows. Friendly helpful staff and good breakfast. This hotel desperately needs updating!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Scheiblich Faith, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. As with any small business like ours, we understand that the greatest advertising we have is through word of mouth from our satisfied customers. We always encourage our future guests to do their research. We want our guests to be satisfied. We are not everyone's cup of tea, however, we tend to rate highly with guests who are looking for clean rooms, good prices and a friendly staff that goes out of their way to make our guests feel special. Thank you for mentioning broken hairdryer, air conditioner pillows and towels, I have shared the information with housekeeping and engineering team. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you if you are ever back in town. And again, we appreciate your thoughts on our property. *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection & Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez | General Manager

"Great place near SDSU"

5
13/07/2017

This is very convenient to San Diego State University, and within walking distance and quick driving distance to a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Plus, they offer a decent free breakfast and wifi.

"Good older hotel"

4
13/07/2017

Comfortable room, very clean. It was convenient to where we wanted to go. Appreciated having a mini-fridge to use. Breakfast was most adequate; breakfast room could have had more seating though. Would probably stay here again if I were in the area.

"GREAT HOTEL for our purposes"

5
12/07/2017

Located very near San Diego and other cities. Clean rooms. Breakfast offered every day. Excellent service from front desk and all personnel. Easy access from Hwy's. WI-FI service. No parking fees. Swimming pool.

"nice surprise"

4
11/07/2017

I stayed in a family suite over the 4th of July weekend to visit family in area. I have to say that my mom and I were pleasantly surprised. The unit was roomy and comfortable. Sheets and towels were clean, and the kitchen had the utensils we needed. There was a surprisingly big pool for a small motel. There were plenty of chairs and shade from the bright sun. As I visit San Diego often, I will definitely return.

"Family weekend trip"

3
10/07/2017

This hotel served our purpose and was in the price range we wanted for this quick weekend trip. It is further out from the beaches, but is only about 15 minutes away near San Diego State. This is an older hotel with very limited parking which wasn't problematic when coming back late. Our bed was comfortable and the bathroom area was nice, but the room smelled musty and there were large stains on the carpet. Could've used some work. The staff was great and accommodating.

"BW Lamplighter"

5
03/07/2017

I found the hotel very nice for a great price. Staff was friendly and helpful. Loved both the frig and microwave in the room. Everything was nice and clean. The hotel was very quiet when we stayed. The pool area was great for having breakfast and wasn't visable from the street.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We appreciate your kind comments about our staff & hotel. Our entire staff takes great pride in making sure guests are given the best service possible. This includes making sure the hotel rooms are always very clean and the pool and grounds are maintained and beautiful to look at. The numerous plants and flowers on our property provide guests with a nice view as they look out their windows or relax by our pool to enjoy the water on a hot day or sit and enjoy our complimentary breakfast at one of our covered tables by the pool. We are glad you enjoyed having a mini refrigerator and microwave in your room. We realize many of our guests enjoy keeping some cold drinks in the fridge or perhaps warming up some leftovers from one of the many restaurants nearby in the microwave, which is why many of our hotel rooms come with them already included. Be sure and select a room type that includes these features when booking with us. Our location is excellent for those visiting SDSU for an orientation, concert, convention or perhaps visiting a student attending the University. SDSU is a 10-15 minute walk and a 5 minute drive away. We are also a 20-25 minute drive from San Diego's Top Attractions, such as Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Mission Beach! Thank you Again for staying with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and taking the time to review us. *Book Direct with Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Yours in Hospitality, Christopher| Front Desk Best Western Lamplighter Inn

"Worked out for area wedding"

4
29/06/2017

There were some kinks that we were able to work around (area power outage and no hot water next morning). Questionable transaction/adjustments on (emailed) statements (multiple received), but need to review further since only been few days and waiting for all to finalize. Staff was very friendly, accommodating to request for family members w/limited mobility. Parking a little tight, but because some guests took up more space. Breakfast choices were decent. Comfy room, drapes a little worn, fresh towels from housekeeping. Pool looked nice, but didn't get a chance to use. Close to lots of things, but particularly well priced and close to where we were attending a wedding. Would stay again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, The entire staff at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn are appreciative you took the time to review our hotel and describe your experience staying with us. We apologize that your stay was affected by the power outage in the area, which unfortunately affected our hot water. When these rare events occur, we do our best to make sure our guests are taken care of. Despite these issues we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us while attending a nearby wedding. We thank you for your kind comments about our friendly staff, breakfast and housekeeping. These are all things we take great pride in. Our Hotel provides many free amenities to our guests, such as the breakfast, WIFI and Parking. Again, Thank you for Taking the time to tell us and other at Trip Advisor about staying at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and we look forward to you staying with us in the future. *Book Direct With Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Christopher| Front Desk Agent Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

"Great staff!"

5
29/06/2017

The staff here are the best you will ever have, very courteous, friendly and polite! I cannot say more about them. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The internet worked fabulously. We have no complaints about this place. You will not be disappointed!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, The Entire Staff at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us and others at Trip Advisor about our Staff. From the front desk to housekeeping and maintenance, we all try to make sure our guests have the best possible stay. We take pride in not only meeting expectations but exceeding them whenever possible and we are so glade you noticed and appreciated our enthusiasm to provide excellent service. Thank you for mentioning your enjoyment of our WIFI. Free WIFI is one of the many free amenities we provide to all our guests at no additional charge. We also provide Free Parking and Free Breakfast, which allows you to make your own waffles, grab one of our many pastries, have a bowl of cereal or enjoy some yogurt, oatmeal, fruit and juice! Again, thank you for staying with us, and writing such a wonderful review.On your next stay check out our beautiful outdoor heated pool! We have a BBQ which you and your family can enjoy. *Book Direct with Us – For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours In Hospitality, Christopher Knecht| Front Desk Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

"6 days"

3
27/06/2017

Rooms are old. Could use up grading, lighter colors and new fixtures would be nice. Breakfast need lots of improvement unless you like hard boiled eggs. I have been to many BW breakfasts across this country and this one is the worst.

"Great stay"

5
23/06/2017

Very clean! Great stay! Very friendly staff! We really enjoyed our stay. We felt safe and the rooms were clean. The breakfast was perfect for my family including the kids. It was great to fill their bellies before heading home. Great value!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm glad you found our Inn to be "GREAT". We have a hardworking team of employees who work together to make each individual guest feel like they are right at home! I'm thrilled to hear you found our free continental breakfast fulfilling for you and your family. We have several different options for everyone to enjoy such as, steel cut oatmeal (made fresh every night), freshly baked pastries, 3 types of cereal, Belgium waffles or pancakes,toast, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, coffee, tea, water, orange & apple juice. Guest are also welcomed to enjoy their breakfast out by the pool! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us and complementing on our wonderful staff. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great place"

5
19/06/2017

Booked a last minute trip to SD for UCSD graduation and was lucky enough to snag a room at this hotel (albeit 35 min away from graduation). Room was clean, spacious, great light breakfast, helpful welcoming staff. I would stay there again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Judy Z, Thank you for choosing to stay with us even though we weren't near your destination. We truly appreciate your wonderful comments! Being described as ‘Great' motivates our entire staff to keep on giving outstanding service. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego and rate highly in this area here on TripAdvisor. They are always grateful when recognized for their hard work. It's nice to hear that you found the complimentary breakfast satisfactory. We try to have something for everyone to get the day started off right with a variety of choices, including a few gluten free and dairy free items. You're review is extremely helpful to our on-line community of potential guests, so again, Thank You for taking the time to share! We look forward to serving you during your next visit to San Diego! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection & Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care

"relaxing"

5
19/06/2017

outside was extremely clean, well lit, nice area, price was good, satisfied with breakfast area was clean, staff member was their picking up and cleaning small spills, staff were friendly only thing wrong was room décor was old except the bed, had a good night sleep

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello johnnyt69, We are happy that you chose to stay at our little hotel during you visit to San Diego. Our entire staff truly appreciate your 5 star review! Thank you for noticing how our staff works diligently to keep our breakfast room and the property clean and well kept. It's nice to hear positive feedback from our valued guests, it drives us to continue maintaining our property as best as we can. We're glad that the mattress suited you. As far as the décor goes, we appreciate your input. We will pass your comments along to the owners for review. Your review is important to us. Not only do they encourage us and help us improve, but prospective guests also get insight as to what we're about. So, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to serve you again soon. *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection & Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care

"Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites"

5
19/06/2017

Overall, a good stay. Nothing to nitpick, just a quality location with good staff. I would definitely get a room at this property again if I were on vacation or in the area on business, as I was for this stay. I'm out on the road plenty during the year and this location was definitely tough to find quality on my travel budget allowance but this Best Western did the job nicely.

"Wonderfully accommodating! Just what you want for a business overnight stay!"

5
16/06/2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Stores, restaurants, and pubs nearby. Clean rooms with all appliances, including a small fridge. Nice, clean pool area for refreshing dip. Breakfast room for that early morning coffee and quick food.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your FIVE STAR review! We are delighted to hear you found our Inn to be accommodating during your overnight stay in San Diego. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities other hotels may charge you for. Such as, free parking, free WiFi, free continental breakfast plus more. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us we hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"great place to stay reasonably"

4
16/06/2017

This is a very nice small older family hotel. It is clean and comfortable. Everything works well in the room, there are plenty of plug ins for devices and the beds are very comfortable. There are no microwaves or refrig in the room but coffee and tea are at the front desk all the time. The breakfast bar is good quality food but does not have hot eggs or meat.

"Going to SDSU"

4
15/06/2017

Great hotel with good location near university , stayed for 22 days and was very happy . Only one day electricity was cut for all area , hotel owner offered another room at another hotel but we did not use. Reception staff very helpful. Only we went fora two day trip within our stay and asked to chk out and in again but they refused and insisted to continue the initial reservation. Nice pool with an area for barbecue.

"Better than you would expect. "

4
15/06/2017

I stayed at the hotel for ten days in early March. The room was a little dated, but It was clean, inexpensive, centrally located (literally just a couple of miles from SDSU) and within a few minutes drive to many of the tourist sites. They served a great continental breakfast, which helped stretch our budget to do other things during our trip. Our room had a full kitchen which we meant to use, but never did. There is a Ralph's supermarket a few blocks away, as well as a few restaurants within walking distance, and a Burger King and Popeye's chicken a few blocks away. If you're on a budget, this is a great choice if you're in San Diego.

"Great experience"

5
15/06/2017

We stayed at this location as it was near family and conveniently located near a number of restaurants and was a reasonable drive to the beach and other must see locations in San Diego. It was clean, well maintained, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We'd recommend this location to others.

"an inn with a comfortable, at-home feel"

5
14/06/2017

A beautiful Spanish-style inn with lots of colorful flowers. Fabulous continental breakfast. I chose a room with a microwave and a refrigerator, which are nice to have when you are staying multiple nights. This is the this time I stayed at this inn and I love the place.

"Everything We Needed"

5
12/06/2017

Even though the hotel is located on busy El Cajon Blvd., it didn't interfere with our sleep--and I am noise sensitive. The beds were comfortable, there was a great continental breakfast, a good swimming pool, and the staff was accommodating & friendly.

"No hassle check inn and friendly front desk"

4
03/06/2017

Great location with easy access to SDSU. Comfortable rooms with several places to eat within walking distance of hotel. Has on site laundry you can access 24 hours a day. Has a free breakfast of waffles/juice/cereal and pastries. Only negative is noise is easily heard from outside and rooms nearby. Quiet after midnight.

"It was a pleasant and "as expected" stay."

5
02/06/2017

It was a pleasant and "as expected" stay. No issues. The entire staff was dressed very professionally. The continental breakfast was minimal, but fresh and served in a very clean presentation and sitting area. We did not use the pool or in room internet.

"Great value"

5
30/05/2017

The hotel and staff were great. Everybody was helpful. Hotel was clean, cost efficient and organized. A great value for the money. Close to most of San Diego 's main attractions. Rooms were spacious for the cost.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We want to thank you for the 5 star rating and the great comments. As you mentioned we are centrally located within minutes away from our main attractions, by own or public transportation. Our guest often rave about our spacious rooms and great value that no other hotels in the area offer, there's many options when booking but we have many repeat guests who continue to choose us because of what we are, a family owned, AAA 2-diamond hotel, with great rates, many free amenities, NEVER ANY HIDDEN FEES, and an incredible staff! We are very proud of our hotel. We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez | General Manager

"great experience"

5
29/05/2017

Good rates for a holiday weekend. Very Courteous and friendly staff. Very clean and well stocked rooms. Breakfast was good with different varieties out items to choose from. Very clean and well maintained property.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us and appreciate the 5 star rating. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience during your stay with us and found value in the property.Our rating is an indication of our team's dedication to give the best of themselves to each and every guest. From the front desk staff who welcome our guests, to our housekeepers who keep our rooms spotless, to our maintenance crew who keep things working properly, to our landscaper who help our flowers bloom. I am very proud of my staff! We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez| General Manager

"Enjoyable stay."

4
26/05/2017

The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. The hotel appearance was lovely. Check in went smoothly. The AC fan will stay running as the thermostat adjusted the room temp. That was a plus as we like white noise.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the entire team here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU we want to thank you for the taking the time to review us. We appreciate all your great comments that stood out during your most recent stay. Our rating is an indication of our team's dedication to give the best of themselves to each and every guest. From the front desk staff who welcome our guests, to our housekeepers who keep our rooms spotless, to our maintenance crew who keep things working properly, to our landscaper who help our flowers bloom. I am very proud of my staff! We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez| General Manager

"Best motel for the price..."

5
25/05/2017

Been to many motels in the area at the same price range for business and I have to say the Best Western Lamplighter Inn near SDSU is in my opinion one of the best. I would recommend staying here to my family and friends. The fresh cut up fruit for breakfast was a nice touch thank you Katie and staff...

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the entire team here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU would like to thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the time and high rating you gave us. Thank you, for sharing your positive experience that you often encounter at our hotel, and also for recommending our beautiful property to other guest. We are bring new innovating ideas to offer to our guests to enhance their experience and set ourselves aside from other hotels. The cut up fruit idea was to see how guest responded to something different in the breakfast room. As, our breakfast, includes waffles, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of cold cereal, bagels, muffins croissants, fresh fruits, wheat and white bread with the toppings of butter, jelly, peanut butter, steel-cut oatmeal with the toppings of brown sugar, raisins, chocolate sprinkles, cinnamon powder. Our rating is an indication of our team's dedication to give the best of themselves to each and every guest. From the front desk staff who welcome our guests, to our housekeepers who keep our rooms spotless, to our maintenance crew who keep things working properly, to our landscaper who help our flowers bloom. I am very proud of my staff! We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez| General Manager

"How many times?"

2
25/05/2017

super-slow clerk should not be on duty during rush hour. Had asked for a first floor king bed room over one month ago. Got a first floor with queens, then got third floor with key not opening, then got third floor which had someone already in it. Then got first floor handicapped room. Had to wait in line each time. Never did get requested map from hotel to airport car rental. Will wing i, I guess. Phil Bollhagen

SunnyandWarmSD, Customer Service Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guests, This review was posted on our page in error. Our guest stayed at 2 hotels during his visit to San Diego, this was about his experience at a different hotel. We do not have a 3 story building. We are working with guest and TripAdvisor to have it removed from our page. Thank you for your understanding. Lis Customer Service Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

"Another good San Diego visit."

5
21/05/2017

Whenever we have a special event or just a family visit, this best western fits the bill. Ithe staff is particularly helpful and pleasant. Grandkids love the pool. The best place to stay with a family.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we want to thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the 5 star rating we humbled by such great comments. I am glad that you continue to be a repeat guest of ours as you are familiar with our product service and cleanliness standards. As, you mentioned we do have a great pool location in the hotel and with summer around the corner it is the most popular amenity to keep cool. We also offer complimentary parking continental breakfast and WiFi which most hotels charge for. We are a hidden gem in the outskirt of San Diego away from traffic but yet centrally located to various restaurants and public transportation with easy access to the main sightseeing of what San Diego has to offer. We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez | General Manager

"Affordable, clean and close to MTS, restaurants and SDSU"

5
20/05/2017

I was absolutely thrilled with my stay. I am a guest who values cleanliness and my room was the cleanest I have seen. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was perfect. I was especially pleased to see hard boiled eggs (a favorite post-run treat). If I were a business traveler, the internet would not have been reliable enough. For my visit, it was fine. Thank you for a lovely first visit to San Diego!!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the entire team here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we want to thank you for giving us a PERFECT rating for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I am glad that our staff was able to give you directions/instructions on how to use our public as we are very close and centrally located to various San Diego attractions. We are just minutes away from ZOO, Sea World and Seaport Village with easy access. We are thrilled you enjoy all our amenities we offer our continental breakfast is a big hit with he breakfast, includes waffles, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of cold cereal, bagels, muffins croissants, fresh fruits, wheat and white bread with the toppings of butter, jelly, peanut butter, steel-cut oatmeal with the toppings of brown sugar, raisins, chocolate sprinkles, cinnamon powder. We all want healthy options while traveling as well. We are diligent working on our WiFi and soon will have a much faster high speed internet. We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Katie Perez| General Manager

"SDSU Graduation"

5
14/05/2017

Very nicely kept hotel near the campus. Very quiet and comfortable, just what I was hoping for. The breakfast choices were good. Ample parking. Wi-fi was nice to have. Easy to go out for a run in the adjacent residential areas or over to the SDSU campus.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us, I'm delighted to hear your found our rooms to be very quiet and comfortable. Congratulations on your GRAD! We had a lot of families in town this weekend to celebrate all the graduates of SDSU. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities other hotels may charge you for. Such as, free parking, free WiFi, free continental breakfast plus more. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us we hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Happy Stay at Best Western"

5
08/05/2017

Staying at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn was like being with my family. They were all professional and caring. Their helpfulness was unmeasurable and unending...every one of the staff! The friends I made at the hotel will be long remembered and I will definitely see them again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Brett, Thank you for such an awesome review! I'm delighted to hear we were just like family to you, as you were to us! We appreciate you mentioning how wonderful our staff is here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites. As you know, our team from housekeeping to maintenance and front desk all work hard to provide superior customer service, clean rooms all at an affordable price. Again, thank you for reviewing us. We can't wait to see you again in a few months. Enjoy your time in Rochester, stay warm!! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Exellent"

5
04/05/2017

Great hotel at San Diego (El Cajon) very quiet area. Extremely recommend this hotel at San Diego. Nice and Clean big parking lot secured area. Around the hotel wherever you go it is restaurant stores like Rite Aid and more.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Juan, Thank you for the FIVE star review on Trip Advisor! We greatly appreciate your feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed the location. As you mentioned there are a lot of great restaurant options nearby, some within walking distance. Our front desk staff can help guide you to the best ones. Our company culture is all about providing a clean, affordable, quality stay with great customer service. We are happy to know you acknowledge this on your stay with us. On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner's website. Again Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing on your next trip to San Diego! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn Sanchez| Customer Care

"Excellent motel - Our 4th stay"

5
04/05/2017

Located in safe residential area with lots of retail and eats close by. Rooms are very clean and comfortable and all the staff are excellent and friendly.Breakfast room can be busy but we prefer to use the trays provided to eat al fresco by the pool .We have found the Lamplighter to be affordable good value and is within a 30 min drive to all of San Diego highlights.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear 25browns, Thank you for your wonderful review! We strive to give our guests extraordinary service and spotless, comfy rooms and we're glad to see that we've accomplished this with you. As you said in your review, we are in a residential area with several strip malls sprinkling the college area. And while we are not in the hub of the tourist area, we are at a comfortable distance. For your convenience, we have a list of directions to most attractions at the front desk. Please feel free to ask for a copy or have us print directions to any destination that you need next time you're in town. I'm glad you mentioned that we are near lots of eateries, because there are many to choose from and a very diverse mix, at that. Our front desk staff is always happy to help guests find exactly what they're looking for. It is true, our breakfast room is on the small side and can get crowded, so it's really nice to see guests enjoying their breakfast in our relaxing pool area. Thankfully, a new breakfast room is in the works, so we are very excited about that. We are so grateful that you shared your experience with our on-line community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

"Overall a great hotel, especially for the prices"

4
02/05/2017

Stayed here with family while on vacation, the location is pretty good as far as driving distance to all of the attractions - but nothing that great in walking distance. The staff was very friendly and personable, and addressed any issues we had quickly and fairly. Rooms were clean and had all the amenities we needed - noise sometimes was an issue, but usually a phone call to the front desk cleared that up. Also could hear people above us a couple of nights. Breakfast room was tiny - they said is is in process of being expanded - so that is good - but expect that you may have to bring food out to near the pool or back to your room on some mornings.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear toddone1, We want to thank you, for taking the opportunity to write such a great review regarding our property. Often other travelers looking to book at our property rely on real guests reviews like yours to get a feel for our beautiful cozy property service and location. As with any small business like ours, we understand that the greatest advertising we have is through word of mouth from our satisfied customers. We want our guests to be satisfied. As, you mentioned we are driving distance to our main attraction such as Sea World, Zoo and Legoland. In walking distance we are close to SDSU and Alvarado Hospital there is various eateries from all our the world in our area. Our staff does do a phenomenal job in the up keeping of our rooms clean and spotless. Our amazing front desk team does take every guest concern serious and address them immediately. Yes, we are currently in the planning of under going a renovation to expand the breakfast and our lobby. However; we always encourage our guests to enjoy breakfast pool side when weather permits to soak some sun. Hopefully you can come out and visit us after the reveal of our new breakfast and lobby. Again, we are grateful for your review. We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours Respectfully, Katie Perez | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"My favorite hotel in San Diego"

5
02/05/2017

The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is great. Many years ago we chose this hotel because of the location, now we stay a week every year because it is reliably good and convenient to our family events. The pool is heated and clean and the breakfast room is nice with a variety of choices. And - the other guests we meet at breakfast or at the pool are also happy and friendly and enjoying themselves. We look forward to staying again next year.

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 delighted to hear you have become a loyal customer and continue to stay with us during your visits to San Diego. As you mentioned we offer a free continental breakfast every morning. It has everything you need to start your morning. We also offer free parking, free DVD movies, free game boards and free WIFI. Those are just some of the many free amenities we offer. Again, thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure serving you; we look forward to seeing you again and continue to be your favorite hotel in San Diego. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great place to stay"

5
26/04/2017

If you are looking for a great place to stay at a reasonable price, book the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites the next time you plan to vacation in San Diego. It's close to good restaurants and the city's attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful.It is kid-friendly as well.

"Clean rooms!! Great value"

4
23/04/2017

This hotel is one of the cleanest hotels I have been to. The location is not desirable but the service you get is great and they have a nice a continental breakfast. They have a room that has a full kitchen with stove and dishes are provided. The room decor is out dated but having the piece of mind of having a clean room can over look the decor.

"none"

2
20/04/2017

was bad experience to stay in Best Western. i will never refer to any one to stay best western. Breakfast room was super small and family could fit there for breakfast. my kids also didn't like to stay in best western

"Always great"

5
19/04/2017

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the years when visiting family and it's always excellent: clean, comfortable, attractive, with cheerful and helpful staff. The heated pool is a real plus. Although the breakfast room is a bit crowded, the quality is good and the staff encourages people to eat by the pretty pool. Internet is fast. We'll be back!

"Good Value"

4
15/04/2017

Very friendly staff. We wanted a location close to Old Town so we only stayed one night. The hotel was older but clean and in good repair. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Their breakfast was excellent. Very good value.

"Bed great. Breakfast, location, and parking not so great"

3
19/03/2017

Drove down from LA to go to SD State open house the next morning. Good news bed and pillows were just fine. Staff were very friendly. Free movie rental (DVDS) Not so great news: Room dated. Limited choice of breakfast items (but good coffee!) Sketchy area- would not recommend to families with young children and would not recommend to take a nighttime walk in. Pool was OK but not heated. Only 2 stories. No elevator. Thin ceilings. Worse: This is a very narrow property and parking is TIGHT,especially when hotel is full. But the staff were great and we did get a good night sleep and one good cup of coffee. So take the good with the not so good.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Californiafamilypv, Thank you for taking time to express your thoughts about your stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We're glad that you found the pillows and beds to your liking and that you received excellent service from our staff. People do like our coffee! We are happy to offer a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast every day. While it isn't a full hot breakfast, we do offer a variety of items such as 3 different cereal choices, one of them being gluten free, several yogurt flavors, locally baked pastries and bagels, etc.. Guests tend to enjoy the vanilla waffles and steel cut oats with toppings. And recently, we added fresh cut fruit and cottage cheese. There are more changes coming in the near future that will be sure to satisfy! We are very sorry to see that you had so many negatives. We are located in a business/residential part of San Diego in what's called “The College Area” only about a mile away from SDSU. San Diego is a large city, so we do advise that no matter where you go, use caution. But ultimately, our guests have not experienced any sort of misdeeds while staying here. It is a convenient location for many friends and family looking to visit students at the university and many make us their home away from home. We are a modest hotel and understand that we may not be everyone's cup of tea but for those looking for ultra clean rooms, great service and competitive rates, then we are your place to stay. Many people like to relax and even have their breakfast in our lush pool area. Our pool is heated to 80 degrees year round, so it's perfect for cooling down on warmer days. Since the temperature is much lower than our body temperature, it does take a few minutes to adjust. If you decide to give us another try in the future, we would love to serve you again! Call us directly to book your room for the best service, price and selection. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

"Had what we needed"

4
12/03/2017

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice staff, decent breakfast, but noisy neighbors all around us. It was nice they had a laundry on site as we had been camping and needed to do some. Glad we only stayed one night.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable during your stay with us. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. Our staff here works hard to provide exceptional customer service and great quality all at a reasonable price. We apologize you experienced noisy neighbors, feel free to call down to the front desk at any time. We are available 24 hours to take care of any situations that may arise. Again, thank you for staying with us! We hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours In Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-077

"Very clean and perfectly located"

5
06/03/2017

I loved this hotel - it was simple but extremely clean and very comfortable. Really nice rooms and staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Walking distance to great food and bars. Great place to stay with friends because everyone is together and close.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear law29666, Thank you for choosing the BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn on you're recent stay in San Diego. We have read your comments about our hotel and greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests satisfaction is our main priority. It is very important for us that guest like you share you're experiences so that other guest that are looking to stay with us don't hesitate to book. Our Housekeeping Team takes great pride in their jobs and it reflects on our rooms and service! It was my pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon in Sunny San Diego here at the BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn. At your service, Katie Perez General Manager

"My best discription of this hotel is average."

3
26/02/2017

The room was ok. If we were staying more than 4 nights. I would not stay here. The Bed was good. The walls were thin, and there was a lot of noise. There was not a good selection of TV channels. The breakfast room was tiny. I have never seen such a small breakfast room. It was hard to get to the buffet because it was soooo crowded.(No place to sit or stand. We had breakfast only once in the 4 days we stayed. On the positive side the staff was nice and there was always free parking, I probably would not stay at this location again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear mikeNdenver, Thank you for you're review regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. We do offer different type /locations of rooms that are more suitable for guest that need a quieter room. As, per our breakfast we are working diligent in make it much bigger that what we currently have, we have overflow sitting by the pool area which is a great delight as it has a nice view and sunny. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 619-582-3088 Ext 172. It will be my pleasure to update you're personal profile for any future reservations. Respectfully, Katie Perez

"Nice place to stay"

4
23/02/2017

Very clean and close to everything. We stay here because we visited SDSU. We also visited the beach and Old Town which is all within a 10 minutes drive. The grounds and pool area were clean. The internet was a slow but that seems to be a common problem with must hotels.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Michelle at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello 515bradl, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We are happy to hear that we were a good fit for your visit to San Diego. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in town. They appreciate that you noticed their efforts. Thank you for mentioning our location. We are only a mile away, about a 15 minute walk to SDSU and as you mentioned, we are just minutes away from popular attractions. Our front desk staff is happy to provide directions to any of your destinations, so feel free to ask! You are correct when you say the internet slowness is common in hotels. It really depends on how many users are on-line and what type of activity is going on. It's not “movie streaming” friendly. Hotel internet is more for checking emails, browsing and that sort of activity. We apologize for any inconvenience that you may have encountered. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your thoughts. We hope to serve you again. Please call directly to get the best service, price and selection. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-077

"Consistently excellent"

5
26/11/2016

My husband and I always stay here when visiting family. It's a great place, comfortable, super-clean, with exceptionally friendly staff. The wifi is free and fast, the pool is nice, the breakfast is good. Although the breakfast area is a bit small, they don't mind if you eat by the pool., which is lovely. We'll be back!

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. I'm delighted to hear you continue to find our rooms to be large, comfortable and super clean. Our housekeeping team works very hard daily to keep the rooms looking sharp. We offer many free amenities such as our outdoor heated pool, free parking, free continental breakfast, free wireless internet, and free DVD rentals all at an affordable price. We are excited to announce we will be expanding our breakfast room! Our owner has been working very close with an architect to make our visions come to live! Again, thank you for reviewing us! We look forward to serving you again soon!! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Good quiet stay at this clean/affordable property"

4
21/11/2016

Recently had another good stay at the Lamplighter. Gilda at the front desk was very helpful. The property is not in the best area of town but there is a sports bar across the street and a good taco shop on the same block. A good alternative choice to hotel circle and close to SDSU. I will return to the Lamplighter in the future

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General 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! I'm glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly during your stay with us. Everyone here works as a team to provide each guest with the best customer service. We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for at larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in San Diego and look forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean & comfortable, great staff"

5
18/11/2016

The staff here is very helpful and will not think twice to go out of their way to help you! The room was very clean... every bathroom corner was sparkling clean! The furnishings are not overly fancy, but the room is comfortable and very suitable for the purpose.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 STAR review! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn were devoted to provide the best customer service, genuine hospitality, clean & comfortable rooms all at an affordable price. I'm delighted to hear we strived to serve that for you and your family. I must agree our front desk staff is one of a kind. We make sure we have an answer for all your needs! On your next visit don't forget to ask us for our free DVD collection. We have some great movies you and your family can enjoy. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us. We always enjoy reading our guest feedback! We hope to serve you again soon. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Weekend Getaway"

4
09/11/2016

I'm always leery when trying a "new" hotel that is an older property. But I checked all the reviews on here and decided to give the Lamplighter Inn a try. I can say I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It was clean, quite and would definitely stay here again. The hotel is located close to SDSU, but we were actually there to see the city and go to Sea World. The hotels location actually was not that bad, about 20 minutes to all the major areas of San Diego. It was easy to get around and we didn't mind the drive. The continental breakfast the hotel offer was substantial and offered various options. The breakfast room was small, but everything was clean and well stocked. The only issue we had, and why I didn't give 5 stars, was with the WiFi. We had issues trying to connect and were never able too. Our room was located towards the back of the property, so I'm not sure if that was the issue or not. But that was the only issue. We with definitely be adding this hotel to our list of San Diego hotels, for return trips!

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. We are delighted to hear your family had a great time during your stay with us in San Diego. I'm glad you found our location to be convenient during your visit. As you mentioned we are close proximity to restaurants and easy access to the freeways. I'm glad you enjoyed our free continental breakfast filled with delicious freshly baked danishes, muffins, croissants, 3 types of cereal, orange and apple juice, coffee, tea, water, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and our most popular item steel cut oatmeal made fresh every night! On behalf of our team we would like to apologize the issues you experienced with our WIFI. We will look closely into this problem and see if this continues. Again, thank you for reviewing us! It was a pleasure having all of you with us, and thank you for adding us to your hotels to stay at in San Diego! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"So close to San Diego State Campus"

5
07/11/2016

I love the closeness to the campus so it makes visiting our student easy! We will continue to stay here while our child is a student at San Diego State and will suggest the location to others visiting their student as well.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Mariessa D, Thank you for the Five Star Review! I'm glad you found our location to be convenient during your recent trip to San Diego.We see a lot of parents year round visiting their loved ones attending SDSU. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities that larger hotels may charge for. On your next visit, check out our Free DVD collection we have available at the Front Desk, we also have board games for your family to enjoy. Again, thank you for reviewing us! It was a pleasure having all of you with us. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Very comfortable stay"

5
29/10/2016

We only stayed here one night but we enjoyed our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Nothing to possibly complain about. I didn't use the internet, so I can't speak for it. I was pleasantly surprised over this hotel's economizing ways to stay green, such as the shampoo and body wash dispensers in the shower. A decent complimentary breakfast and very nice staff! When we're in San Diego we'll try to stay here again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Annaaltheide, Thank you for your five star review! Our staff continuously works to provide spotless room, great customer service at affordable rates. We are happy to see that we accomplished this for you. It's so good to hear that our efforts to “go green” are appreciated by our guests…thank you for noticing! We realize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and try to have something for everyone. We offer a couple gluten free items and a non-dairy milk beverage for guests with special dietary needs. Our freshly baked waffles and steel cut oats are popular with our regular guests. Again, thank you for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor! We look forward to serving you next time you're in our beautiful city!! Yours in Hospitality, * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Quiet Clean Free Breakfast Awesome Staff Great Pool"

5
21/10/2016

What makes me most happy about this hotel is how quiet it is. This was our second long term stay here in a Family Suite unit with our two young children. Our suite had a closed off bedroom and nice living room with kitchenette- stocked with everything you need for cooking. Nice size refrigerator/freezer too! We live close by and were having work down at our home both times, so this was very convenient for us. The staff is awesome, from our check in with Michelle, to our check out with Gilda. Gilda really went above and beyond and treated us like old friends! By the way, the included breakfast is awesome too, with tons of options for us and the kids. And housekeeping kept our unit in tip top shape and had a great schedule. Thanks again Gilda, and your whole team for giving us another pleasant stay!!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Stucker Family, WOW! Thank you for such an amazing review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly during your stay with us and felt just like I did, old friends. Everyone here works as a team to provide each guest with the best customer service. We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for at larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful! We enjoyed serving you during your stay, wishing you and your family the best of luck on all the new adventures that awaits you! I can't wait to see how much the boys have grown when your family returns in a few years! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Less then helpful"

3
17/10/2016

1st off the stay was good no concerns , clean and had most of what anyone might need. Had to book the stay using a 3 rd party as it was for a Hockey tournament . I had asked for Friday and Saturday night knowing we would drive in for the games on Friday morning. I did get a confirmation sent but just put into my e mail file labeled Hockey. On Sunday as we were checking out I find I have an additional charge for Thursday on my bill. The counter tells me to contact the Group sales . I contact the Group sales and was treated as if they could really care less about my issue and send me to the 3rd party who then puts it back on the hotel. So we get the run around . The 3rd party contacts the hotel Group sales Manager who I had spoke to and they decline to take care of the Thursday night stay. Big surprise we should have known big business over the customer is the way of the times. In the future we will verify our reservations and will always pick a hotel chain that treats the customers with respect and act as if they care.

"Good Nights Sleep"

5
17/10/2016

This was an excellent hotel and it felt safe and inviting. The grounds were beautifully kept and with only one way in and one way out it felt very safe as well as quiet. The pool was great. Everyone was very attentive to my needs. The location of the hotel was perfectly close to family and friends. I will definitely stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear you found the grounds beautiful and location was close to your family and friends, and delighted to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful. This is an area that we are known for as well as our cleanliness, great value for the price. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. Again, thank you for reviewing us! It was a pleasure having all of you with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn S.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean"

4
12/10/2016

Upon arrival I wad a little leery but was quickly reassured!! The rooms are very clean and the staff was very accommodating. If want a clean place to stay that is conveniently located and provides breakfast before you set off to experience San Diego, Best Western Lamplighter should be your choice!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Service at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello LaShun J, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. Our entire staff strives to give our guests superior service and comfortable accommodations. It's nice to hear that we accomplished this for you. Our room attendants truly appreciate your positive comments about the cleanliness of our rooms. We rate highly on Trip Advisor in this area and they take great pride in that. They work hard every day to have our rooms spotless and your comments put a smile on their faces. Thank you. We are happy to see that you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. We realize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we try to have something for everyone. We have a few gluten free items, as well as nondairy milk, for those with special dietary needs. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our online community of possible guests! We hope to serve you again! Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Pleasant Stay"

4
10/10/2016

The hotel is conveniently located near the SDSU campus. It offers a clean, comfortable stay with a complimentary 'continental plus' breakfast. Check in/out was a breeze. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Agent at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Kelly H, Thank you for sharing your review with our Trip Advisor community! We are glad you found our staff friendly and helpful. This is an area that we are known for as well as clean rooms, at an affordable price. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. As a small hotel, we strongly agree the Best Western Lamplighter Inn is a family friendly hotel. We offer many free amenities other hotels may charge you for such as, Free Continental breakfast, Free Parking, Free WIFI, outdoor heated pool & more! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn S.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Family Graduation"

4
08/10/2016

We had a very nice time with the rental of 6 rooms for this event. The hotel was very comfortable, easy access to UCSD, and surrounding restaurants and freeways. Breakfast was convenient and rooms comfortable.

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. We are delighted to hear your family had a great time during your stay with us in San Diego. Our hotel is known to many college families who come to town to visit their loved ones. As you mentioned we are close proximity to restaurants and easy access to the freeways. I'm glad you enjoyed our free continental breakfast filled with delicious freshly baked danishes, muffins, croissants, 3 types of cereal, orange and apple juice, coffee, tea, water, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and our most popular item steel cut oatmeal made fresh every night! On your next visit check out our free DVD collection as well as our board games. Makes it a great way to keep the family entertained! Again, thank you for reviewing us! It was a pleasure having all of you with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great experience here!"

4
03/10/2016

We are so glad we booked here. The room prices are reasonable and affordable. We got the suite which included a little living room space, kitchen, and separate room for bedroom. The bathroom was great size as well. The kitchen had everything from plates to utensils to cups and a small coffee maker and toaster. It had a microwave,oven and stove. Also a full size fridge! The room was overall nice. It was clean and didn't have any funny smells. The room could get hot so when we were there we kept the AC on at times. With it on, it was nice and fresh. The only thing that could be improved are the pillows. Maybe we have sensitive necks but the pillows were a bit too firm for our liking so it was hard to sleep on them. Next time bringing our own pillows may be a better option. The fact that breakfast was included each day was a huge plus. Staff was very friendly and on our last night we even checked out a movie from the front desk to have a chill movie night before hitting the road the next day. I would definitely stay here again. No complaints.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello June S, Thank you for choosing our little hotel during your visit to San Diego! We strive to provide our guests with superior service, spotless rooms, convenient amenities at competitive rates. We are very glad to see that you noticed our efforts and your kind words motivate us to keep up the good work. We are glad that the “Family Suite”, which you described, fit your needs. Many guests appreciate having the full kitchen, especially those here with little one or staying for several nights. Our complimentary breakfast has something for everyone and is a great way to get the day started. The steel cut oats and freshly baked waffles are popular with many guests. We're happy that you enjoyed the breakfast as well. We apologize that the pillows didn't suit you. We will look into this and see if there is a better option that the majority of our guests would be happy with. Thank you for letting us know. We greatly appreciate your wonderful review! It gives our online community of potential guests here on TripAdvisor the opportunity to see what we're about through our guests eyes, so thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to serve you again soon. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great motel for value"

5
28/09/2016

This motel is located near San Diego State, not in the center of San Diego. It is located very close to Highway 8 which crosses from West to East and connects with all other freeways in the city. It is therefore cheaper than more central hotels. However, the quality of the motel is great. All staff are very helpful and friendly. We have stayed here before and will again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your FIVE STAR review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly during your stay with us. Everyone here works as a team to provide each guest with the best customer service. I'm delighted to hear you continue to find the Best Western Lamplighter Inn centrally located and easy access to get around town.We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for at larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in our beautiful city. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Weekend"

5
26/09/2016

Great mid sized hotel conveniently located for our activities, walkable to a handful of good restaurants, stores. Very friendly staff, very helpful. Great value for me and my family. Very nice clean pool. Good breakfast.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and had a pleasant time while visiting our beautiful city. I'm glad you found our location to be conveniently located with great food selections within walking distance. We are a short 15-20 minute drive to many of the most popular attractions around town such as, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, USS Midway, and of course our Beaches!! We are delighted to read we completed what we strive to provide to all our guest, cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodation and comfort, all at an affordable price. We provide many free amenities other hotels may charge for. Again, thank you for the five star review! It was a pleasure having your family stay with us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Terrific People - Terrific People"

5
26/09/2016

Excellent staff. Housekeeping (Espe) outstanding. Pride in doing a good job shows. GM Len at check-in and Gilda at check-out treated us as old friends. Our 3rd stay at this property and once again happy with our experience.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you sharing your review with our TripAdvisor community! We appreciate you mentioning our staff, we all work hard to provide the best customer service to each guest we interact with. I do agree we do take great pride in the work we do; Espy has been with our company for over 15 years. Herself as many of our employees here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn have been around for many, many years. We have many repeat guests like yourself who continue to choose us because of what we are all amount, a modest, family-owned (3rd generation), AAA 2-star rated hotel with great rates, no hidden fees, and an incredible staff. Thank you for being a loyal guest. I'm delighted to hear you felt like old friends during your check in and check out process, it's like music to our ears! Again, thank you for the five star review and the positive comments regarding our outstanding staff members. We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean "

3
24/09/2016

Staff was great. Rooms are very clean. Breakfast is mostly carbs but hard boiled eggs and yogurt are available. Down side is the breakfast area is very small and people were lingering long after eating so table space was a hot commodity. The pizza takeout menu came I handy and I wish I'd have written down the name of it because their pizza was great!

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 your review with our TripAdvisor community! We appreciate you mentioning our great staff and very clean rooms. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. I do agree our Breakfast Room is small, and can get very crowded during our busy, sold out nights. We are happy to announce our breakfast room and lobby area are currently in the plans to be remodeled. In which will include an expansion to our breakfast room. We have trays available in the breakfast room for guest who wish to enjoy their breakfast out by our lovely pool or in your room. I will pass on the great comment on the pizza to Vesuvio's Pizzeria, they have a variety of great food selection! Their Pizza is one of my favorites! Again, thank you for sharing your review! We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"A great place to stay in the SDSC area."

5
23/09/2016

Clean, comfortable, good breakfast, beautiful grounds and the hotel staff are professional. I always stay at this Best Western Hotel when I'm in the area on business. The rooms are clean and quiet and the beds are very comfortable. The landscape is exceptional with beautiful roses and green lawns. I see the same gardeners year after year.

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 your review with our TripAdvisor community! We appreciate you becoming a loyal guest to our hotel. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. As a small hotel, we strongly agree the Best Western Lamplighter Inn is a family friendly hotel. We thank you for commenting our cleanliness, and beautiful grounds. Many of our staff members have been around for 10+ years including our gardner Pasqual, he does an amazing job! Again, thank you for sharing your review! We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent stay, small, well kept and very enjoyable"

5
18/09/2016

Had never been to San Diego and after checking out the various hotels and locations on the internet came up with this hotel. We like smaller hotels and this one was perfect for us. Two storey complex, we stayed on top floor with a small kitchen. Older complex but everything clean, well maintained both inside and outside. The pool area was great. Location was very good for getting around with a rental car. Area was safe. The free breakfast provided had a great selection of food so that you could have plenty of options. We stayed a week and would certainly recommend it and we would also stay again. All hotel staff were very courteous and helpful.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to hear your first experience in our beautiful city was a delightful one. As you mentioned we are an older hotel, but we do our best to keep it in the best shape. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities other hotels charge for. We appreciate you mentioning our hotel staff, everyone here from housekeeping, maintenance to the front desk work hard to deliver the best customer service to each guest we encounter. Again, thank you for sharing such great review! We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Best Western Lamplighter Inn, SDSU"

5
16/09/2016

Our experience was exceptional. The staff from reservations, check-in and maid service can be matched but not exceeded in quality of service. We had a king-sized bedroom with seating area, which was very comfortable, and at a price that was a great old American value.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Duane298, We appreciate your great review! Our entire staff strives to make our guests stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible. We are all glad to have accomplished this for you during your visit and your words encourage us to keep up the good work. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our mini suite. Having the extra seating area and microwave and mini fridge is always nice, especially if you're staying for a couple days. We also have kitchen suites that are great for longer stays, call us for more details if you're interested in staying in one on your next stay. It's good to see that you found the rate satisfactory. We rate highly with people who want more value for their dollar, such as yourself. Having a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and free WiFi gives added value for our guests. Again, thank you for the 5 star review! Your experience will help our on-line community here on TripAdvisor see what we're all about. We hope we can serve you again! Call us direct for best selection, price and service. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Lamplighter Inn SD"

5
13/09/2016

This site is well maintained and very comfortable. The staff is pleasant and helpful. We always stay at this location when visiting our daughter at SDSU. It is close to the campus and all of the good stuff in San Diego. It is great motel for the price.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you sharing your review with us! It's always pleasant to hear were were doing well. I'm glad you found our staff to be very pleasant and helpful, we all work together to provide the best customer service to each and every one of our guest. We are delighted to hear you have stayed with us before, and will continued to do so while your daughter attends SDSU. Just like yourself, we see a lot of SDSU parents through the years. Our location makes it very convenient to get to and from campus with a short 20 minute walk or a 2-3 minute drive. Again, thank you for becoming a loyal customer. We hope to serve you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"The name of the hotel is apt - "BEST WESTERN..... ""

5
12/09/2016

The BEST experience in customer service, room comfort and location. The hotel is in the best location, very calm location with easy access to many shops, pharmacies and malls. Staff here are extremely courteous, approachable and make you feel comfortable. The room size and options are very convenient for families. We stayed here with family and had opted for a room with kitchen since we stayed for 3 weeks. Kitchen had all the necessary utensils so we had to only stock the fridge with groceries. Had the best experience ever.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your FIVE STAR review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor community! Reading your review left me amazed. Everyone here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn works hard everyday to provide the best service to each and every one of our guest, and we THANK YOU for recognizing us. We are a AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for at larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! As you mentioned we have a variety of room types to fit each family's needs. Our rooms with a kitchen are very popular for our long term guest. They have a full size kitchen to make it feel like you are right at home! Again, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We enjoyed serving you during your three week stay with us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Lamplighter Inn - BW"

5
12/09/2016

Most of the Best Western hotels I've stayed in never fail to deliver a fine night's stay. When I travel I like to get out and experience a city, etc. Best Western is the best basic, clean, quiet, and affordable hotel that offers all the amenities necessary for a simple stay. I personally do not need luxurities. I just need a clean, quiet place to lay my head after a fun day out exploring while on vacation. BW does a fine job offering this. and breakfast is always very nice and appreciated. This includes the Lamplighter Inn!

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 such a wonderful review with our TripAdvisor community! Were delighted to hear you found the Best Western Lamplighter Inn to be just the right fit for you. I'm glad you recognized what we're all about; a small AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel that is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for at larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Arrived as last minute, staff very cordial in taking care of us because of later arrival"

5
11/09/2016

Experienced excellent service from all members of the staff that we came in contact with. Room very clean, nice size, comfortable beds and had the features that we like, tv, microwave, refrigerator, and ac. Excellent continental breakfast with great choices.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Voodoomedman, Thank you for your 5 star review! Our staff strives to give great service, spotless rooms, along with amenities that will make your visit a comfortable one. We are very happy that we accomplished our goal during your stay! You mentioned the breakfast, which is complimentary to all our guests. We know breakfast is important to getting your day started right and we try to provide something for everyone. It's good to see that you found it to be satisfactory. We appreciate that you took the time to review us and share your experience with our on-line community. We hope to serve you if you're ever back in our beautiful city! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Family Fun Stay"

5
06/09/2016

Great Hotel and location. This hotel was great no problems that I noticed what so ever. Never had problems getting parking, kids loved the pool and breakfast. The rooms were clean and spacious. We had a group stay with 3 rooms and they were close together and each group had a great time. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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 FIVE STAR review with our TripAdvisor community! I'm glad to hear you did not encounter any problems during your stay. We appreciate you mentioning our clean and spacious rooms. Our housekeeping team works hard to ensure each room is spotless. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities that other hotels may charge for. Such as free Continental Breakfast with a large variety of options, Free Parking & Free WiFi. Again, thank you for sharing your review! We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"nice motel"

4
04/09/2016

Very nice motel at the edge of the boulevard. Friendly staff. We had a nice and big room with a beautiful bathroom. The breakfast is available to the host. The room is a bit small, but you can take to prevail. We have taken the outdoor pool which is fine. There is a place for grilling. Parking available. Attention if you come home late, there is not enough room. Washing machine and dryer available. Very well.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. We sincerely appreciate your feedback! I do agree our breakfast room can get a bit tight, especially on our sold out nights. We encourage our guest to enjoy their breakfast out by our outdoor heated pool. There's plenty of seating with great shade throughout. You can also enjoy it in your room, our breakfast attendant has trays available for guest who wish to do so. We appreciate you mentioning our wonderful Front Desk staff, they are the ones to go to! We would be more than happy to assist you with directions, things to do and give you great inside scoops about San Diego! Thank you again for reviewing us, we hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent as Always!"

5
29/08/2016

Rooms and facilities are always neat and clean. The staff here is very friendly and always willing to give you a hand. This hotel is barely a mile away from the SDSU campus and is our preferred place to stay when visiting.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello David M, We truly appreciate your fantastic review! It's so nice to hear that we are your “preferred place to stay”!! Our entire staff strives to provide outstanding service in all departments and seeing those words shows us that we are doing something right and encourages us to keep on doing it As you mentioned, we are only a mile away from SDSU and for that reason, we get a lot of guests visiting the university for many different reasons, especially friends and family of the students. We are proud to provide spotless, well maintained accommodations to those who make us home away from home. Again, thank you for the 5 star review and for sharing your experience with potential guests here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you next time you're in town! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice Oasis Near SDSU"

4
29/08/2016

In general this is a very nice hotel with clean comfortable rooms and a nice pool area in a fairly safe location. The only downside I would say is that they did not have a restroom near the breakfast area. This is very important when traveling with a family because sometimes you leave people sleeping to go get breakfast and when you cannot use the restroom anywhere you have to go back to the room and wake everyone up.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Rebecca W, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction and as you can see by most of our reviews, we have some of the cleanest rooms, great service at competitive rates. Our staff works hard to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable during their visits. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our relaxing pool area. Our maintenance technician does his utmost to keep everything clean and working. And our landscapers make everything look beautiful, like a little ‘oasis'. As you mentioned, we are close to SDSU. It's about a 20 minute walk or 1 mile away from us. Because of this, we get many visitors that come to visit students and go to the campus for various events, such as concerts, sporting events and conferences. We aren't too far from most of the main attractions in San Diego and there are stores and eateries within walking distance, as well. We'll be happy to help with directions. We appreciate your suggestion on having a public bathroom and realize the convenience of it. A remodel for the breakfast room and lobby is in the works, and a bathroom will be included as well. It is quite a process and will take time till the actual construction begins. Meanwhile, we hope that you will continue staying with us when visiting San Diego. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our little hotel with our on-line potential guests here on TripAdvisor. Feel free to call us directly to get the best service, prices and selection. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Room smelled, carpet was MOIST.."

2
25/08/2016

I didn't expect much for the price, I know budget hotels aren't gonna be luxurious but as soon as we entered the room we felt the heavy, wet, old carpet odor. It was difficult to be there long, and impossible to eat anything in there. If it wasn't for that, it would have been ok. The pool and spa are ok. Not overcrowded when we went. Breakfast is basic.

"College check in"

4
22/08/2016

Great hotel , most of the time used for families having children going to SDSU, room are spacious, small bathroom, all basic requirement can be found. Heated swimming pool , Internet access and close to SDSU. Staff very friendly. Parking space available free of charge.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Tito67, Welcome SDSU family! We are pleased that you chose to stay at our little hotel. We do our best to provide clean efficient rooms at a great value, along with great customer service. Thank you for noticing! As you mentioned, we are very close to SDSU; just 1 mile! Great for friends and family coming into town to visit students, as well as concert goers and sports fans. Please call us directly to book your rooms so that we can give you the best price available! Thank you for mentioning the free parking. Our rates always include free parking, WiFi and an extended continental breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again soon! Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Weekend stay for an event in town"

5
22/08/2016

This location was more economical than the Hotel Circle option our event was at. It's an older property, but well-maintained. The staff is friendly, the room was clean, with decent breakfast options. Out room had one bed with a kitchen. I loved having this! They provide pans, dishes, bowls, serve ware, and a few kitchen tools. This made it more like a home away from home! After check in, I discovered we forgot to pack a toothbrush and razor. The front desk provided them! When I asked the price, they said no charge. Not sure if this is common; never has happened to me before, but it was convenient and nice that they were able to assist. The pricing of this location was extremely competitive, so I give them a full rating for providing everything I needed to make my weekend enjoyable at an affordable price.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Kristena H, Thank you for your FIVE-STAR review! Were delighted to hear we succeeded in what we strive to provide to our guest; superior customer service, clean, comfortable rooms and great amenities at an affordable price. Hearing such positive feedback reminds us all of how well were doing. I'm glad you found our Queen room with a kitchen accommodating and well stocked with the kitchen essentials. We understand we sometimes forget the little important things at home. For our guest needs we do provide complementary lotion, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, shower caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste & mending kits. Just stop by the front desk and let us know, we can see what we have! Again, thank you for your wonderful review! We're looking forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"It was a quick overnight visit to see the Chargers play The Cardinals with my son and best friend"

5
22/08/2016

The hotel was quiet, the pool was clean, the rooms were immaculate and the front desk was funny and extremely helpful! My son got to watch his team (Chargers) and then eat dinner at the pool after swimming! My son said this was the best trip of his life. Thank you Lamplighter you guys rock! Try the Angry Birds bar and Grill across the street it was amazing!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Elctro86d, Wow!! Thanks for the great review!! Our staff is always ready to welcome guests and help them with whatever they need. As you can tell, they can be quite personable as well. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego and love hearing guests reviews praising their hard work. Needless to say, your comment has put a smile on their faces! We're glad that you and your son enjoyed our lovely pool area. Our heated pool is especially refreshing during these hot summer days. Many guest find the lush grounds to be a relaxing place to hang out and have dinner, as you all did. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our neighbors, Dirty Birds Grill. Many potential guests will appreciate hearing about this eatery from a guest who has actually been there. There are quite a few restaurants in our vicinity that are definitely worth trying out. We have a couple lists of suggestions at the front desk with hours and addresses. Feel free to ask us for one. We are so honored to have been part of your sons “best trip of his life”! We hope we will always be your go to place to stay when you come back to town. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Enjoyed My Stay"

5
21/08/2016

I stayed three nights and thought the staff went out of their way to anticipate my needs and make my stay comfortable. Not being familiar with San Diego, I appreciated the easy access to I-8 and the convenient location. Most importantly I felt safe, both in the motel and the surrounding area. Motel is two stories but I heard no noise from other rooms or outside and found my room quiet. I am an early riser and enjoyed getting my continental breakfast and free USA Today each morning and going out by the outdoor pool to sit. The area is nicely landscaped with lots of flowers and shrubs. The room was exceptionally clean and alrhough on the small side had everything I needed. I would definitely stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Joan W, Your 5 star review is greatly appreciated by our entire staff here at the Lamplighter Inn! Our goal is to provide spotless rooms, superior customer service and amenities that make our guests stay as comfortable as possible. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our hotel to the fullest and that makes us happy! We are glad you found us to be conveniently located. We are only about 20 minutes from most of the main attractions in our beautiful city. SDSU is only a mile away making it accessible for friends and family to visit students, as well as concert goers and sports fans attending events on the campus. Our front desk staff are ready to help with directions or suggestions~just ask! Again, thank for your positive words! Your review not only encourages us to keep up the good work, but it also gives potential guests an insight as to what we are about. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Very Clean"

4
21/08/2016

Very Clean, no bugs and comfortable beds. Smaller than we're used to staying in but well worth the money to stay here. Lots of eating places close by. Rented 3 Red Box movies and used the room's dvd player.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Teresa S, Thank you for sharing your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm glad to hear you found our rooms to be comfortable and reasonably priced. As you mentioned there are a lot of great restaurant options near by, some within walking distance. Our front desk staff can help guide you to the best ones. On your next stay you can stop in the lobby and check out our Free DVD collection, there's lots of great movies for all ages! We also have popcorn available to make it a movie night/day. Again, thank you for staying with us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Desk Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice small hotel with tight parking"

4
17/08/2016

It's a nice Best Western hotel with good staff. Rooms are clean and the AC work well. There are a few things that take away a point: the parking is tight even with our family minivan. We got unexpected wake up call from some body car alarm goes off in the middle of the night right outside our room! and one night from the shampoo dispenser in the bath room came off the wall and crashed in the bath tub. It would be nice if they install a room safe and a small refrigerator.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello FNguyen, Thank you for taking time to review us here on Trip Advisor. We work hard to keep our rooms and property ultra clean and well maintained, our staff consistently offers superior service to all our guests. Thank you for recognizing our efforts! We appreciate your honest remarks. We are so sorry you had a few odd incidents during your stay. Unfortunately, there are some things that we cannot control. Our parking lot can get a little tight, especially during sold out nights. Many guests with larger vehicles choose to park on the street for that reason. The area that we are in is generally a safe business/residential area and fortunately, we have not had any negative reports from people who have chosen to park on the street. We do warn guests that early Tuesday mornings, street sweeping takes place and tickets are given to anyone parked during those hours. As far as the shampoo dispensers go, we have found a solution to this problem and are currently taking care of it so that it does not continue to be an issue. Your two suggestions have been passed on to the GM for consideration. We value our guests input and are always working on improving our little hotel. Again, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to serve you again in the future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Our second time here and, overall, a good stay"

4
14/08/2016

We decided to stay here again, two years after our first stay. The staff continues to be friendly and helpful and the price is reasonable. My only suggestion, which I offered to the front desk, is that whoever washes the towels should wear a hair net.....I discovered a clump of long hair, surprisingly, when I started to use a fresh towel after a bath. Otherwise, they still offer a nice breakfast and a good value for the stay.

"Family stay"

4
11/08/2016

This hotel staff were all very friendly & helpful--from front desk to breakfast room and cleaning staff. The rooms were clean & met our expectations given price point. The pool area is nice. We were impressed with the beautiful flowers.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Joyce, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. We are happy to hear your family enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you mentioning our fantastic staff at the front desk and our cleaning staff! It's always great to hear such great feedback. Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we strive to what we do best, provide a clean comfortable room, genuine hospitality at an affordable price. We work together as a team to keep our rooms, grounds and guest happy. Thank you for mentioning our flowers, our gardener Pasqual does an amazing job keeping them nice and green! We look forward to continuing to serve you and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the online community. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn S. Front Desk

"very disappointed"

1
07/08/2016

First off, we booked a room for 6 people, which included a separate living room with pull out sofa, and a kitchenette, but what we got was a room for 4 people, when I questioned it, they told me all rooms were booked but they would give me a roll away free of charge. Well, the roll away came from a dingy storage room and it took up any walking room we had in our room. If anyone needed to go to the bathroom we had to climb over the other beds, this went on for 2 night, caused they were booked both nights, then when I asked if we could have a late check out due to our lack of room, they gave me a 1/2 hour, how insulting. And the picture on the website did not match the picture of the hotel or room. Extremely dissapointed....

"Good value"

5
30/07/2016

Stayed for three nights. Typical mid range motel, with friendly staff, decent free breakfast. Market price was reasonable. Two queen beds, with good A/C. Not a resort but a good room for overnight. Provided direction to major sites. About 20 minutes to zoo and Seaworld. Discount coupons on rack saved us a lot.

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 such a pleasant review with our Tripadvisor community. Were glad to hear you enjoyed your three night stay with us. As you have mentioned, we are approximately a 20 minute drive to some of San Diego's most popular attractions. On your next visit you may want to check out our outdoor heated pool. We also have a grill out there where you any your family can cook a meal and enjoy it! You can also check out some of our free board game selections we have available at the front desk. Again, thank you for staying with us; we enjoyed having you as our guest. We hope to see you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean and comfortable close to SDSU"

4
29/07/2016

Picked this hotel because it was south of SDSU which is crazy on move in day. Thought we could avoid backed up traffice coming from the other direction...looks like it will work. Clean and comfortable room

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Cherio971, Thank you for choosing our little hotel during your visit to SDSU. We're happy to see that you found our accommodations to your liking. Move-in day is hectic, in fact most of our guests are here for that very reason! Being only a mile away from the university makes it quite convenient. We are not far from most places of interest in San Diego. We'll be happy to provide directions or suggestions at the front desk. We rate highly on Trip Advisor because our room attendants work vigorously every day to make sure the rooms are spotless. They appreciate that you noticed. We hope to see you next time you're in town! Thank you for taking the time to review us. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"I've had better with BW"

2
25/07/2016

Overpriced (ComicCon weekend. We weren't there for ComicCon). Bug in raisins. Lumpy, hard bed. Soft, rotting oranges at breakfast. I've had way better at BW in Nevada and will stay with them again. Just not in San Diego.

"Great place to stay in San Diego"

5
25/07/2016

Minutes from downtown San Diego, the Lamplighter Inn is a fantastic place to be. They treat you well, they are always upgrading AND maintaining what they have to offer. The best part of the place is that friendly feeling (safe and comfortable) that is so rare these days. The staff go out of their way to provide an inviting stay that makes you want to come back! If you are planning a trip to San Diego, you MUST stay here!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 STAR review! I'm delighted to hear you continue to find our Inn a “Fantastic” place to be! Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn were devoted to provide the best customer service, genuine hospitality, clean & comfortable rooms all at an affordable price. I must agree our front desk staff is one of a kind. We make sure we have an answer for all your needs! On your next visit don't forget to ask us for our free DVD collection. We have some great movies you and your family can enjoy. Thank you again for taking the time to review us. We always enjoy reading our guest feedback! We hope to serve you again soon. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Cozy & Quiet"

4
25/07/2016

This placed offered a cozy and quiet place for my family and I to enjoy. The room was clean and amenities were appropriate. The hotel was conveniently located close to SDSU, which was perfect. I would have liked to see more food and entertainment options closer to the hotel. Parking was a bit of a challenge.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Cecilia M, Thank you for staying here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We truly appreciate positive words about our little hotel, such as yours! Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego. They were happy to read your review and are grateful that you noticed their hard work. We appreciate that you mentioned our proximity to SDSU. Being only a mile away, we have gained many repeat guests who visit the university on a regular basis. We love seeing familiar faces! “The Boulevard” has been going through a lengthy makeover over the past couple years. We have seen many new eateries pop up in the area. We have a nice list of restaurants available at the front desk, feel free to ask for one next time you're here. As far as entertainment goes, SDSU is a popular venue for many concerts and sporting events. Also, we are only 20 minutes from most attractions around San Diego. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that you chose to stay here and hope to see you and your family again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Small but comfy suite."

4
19/07/2016

We booked the family suite as it was cheaper than two individual rooms for our boys and my wife and I. We just used the large frig and microwave as my wife had no desire to cook on vacation. (It was only one night anyway) My kids aren't used to sharing a bed, but they managed. My oldest enjoyed the pool as well. The staff was attentive whenever we needed something. I always shop for the price/options wherever we go, and I will put this hotel my list of future stay at possibilities in San Diego.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Jeremy S., Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel and thank you for writing such a nice review. Our staff strives to give great service on a consistent basis, your acknowledgment is greatly appreciated! We're glad to hear that the accommodations were a good fit for your family. The family suite is our largest room that sleeps up to 6 people. The full sized sofa bed is usually appreciated more by our pint sized guests. Keep in mind that we do have roll-away beds, which tend to be a bit more comfortable than the sofa beds, at $10 per night, available. If you let us know that you'll be needing one, we can have it put in the room before your arrival. Thank you for mentioning that you had a kitchen suite. They have apartment sized stove & refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, pots & pans, dishes for 4 & eating utensils. They are convenient to have mainly during longer stays, but even for one nighters such as yours, it came in handy. Guests enjoy having the ability to cook up a meal for their family, especially parents visiting their SDSU students! We are so happy and grateful to see that you're adding us to your “possibilities” list. We hope to see you again during your next visit to San Diego. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great for road trips!"

4
18/07/2016

Very Nice Staff! Good Breakfast, Room Equipped with large bed, micro, table, Full kitchen with stove/sink, refrigerator, powder area and bathroom! Quiet area, good AC, close to Freeway, only 15 to 25 min drive to various San Diego Attractions, close to Supermarket, gas station , etc. Only con is tight parking spaces.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello CightSeer, We are so glad that you chose to stay at our little hotel during your visit to San Diego. All your positive thoughts are greatly appreciated by our staff. We continuously strive to give great service along with spotless, well maintained rooms at competitive rates. It sounds like you stayed in one of our queen rooms with the full kitchen. Those rooms are great when staying for a few days since there is a full kitchen to store food and prepare meals in. We also have some with a sofa-bed, that would be a studio suite. Then there's the family suite, for those with larger families. It has a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a door separates a living room, which has a full size sofa-bed and full kitchen. The bedroom and living room each have a TV and DVD player. This room sleeps up to 6. Thank you for mentioning our location. As you said, we are not far from most of the main attractions in San Diego. And there are 2 major supermarkets and a couple of drug stores nearby along with a large variety of restaurants on the boulevard. We have a nice list of recommended eateries in the area and throughout San Diego county. We also have directions to many places of interest, feel free to request one at the front desk. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here on TripAdvisor with potential guests. We hope to see you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"This is a MOTEL and it is loud, friendly staff"

3
13/07/2016

I guess with the name "Inn & Suites" and the good reviews, I expected something nicer than this standard motel. The office staff was super friendly and the room was clean. We only stayed one night. We could hear conversations of the neighbors next door. Our ground floor room was so loud in the morning with people loading their cars and "honking" every time they locked their car (started at 6:30 am). The hotel cannot control that, but really unfortunate. Maybe the second floor is better. It's a MOTEL with cars right outside your door. The breakfast was simple with waffles, bagels/breads, cereal, yogurt, and hard boiled eggs. Not much seating inside the breakfast room.

HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I was disappointed to see the 3 star rating, but was very happy to read that you found our staff “super friendly” and your room clean. It is sometimes a challenge to set the right expectations for our guests about our hotel. We freely admit that we are a modest AAA 2-diamond property with amenities and prices that reflect that rating. Our philosophy is to provide clean, quality accommodations, genuine hospitality, and exceptional service at a great value. We have many repeat guests who continue to choose us because of what we are, a modest AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel, with great rates, many free amenities, NEVER ANY HIDDEN FEES, and an incredible staff! We encourage our future guests to do their research. We want our guests to be satisfied. We are not everyone's cup of tea, however; we tend to rate highly with guests who are looking for clean rooms, good prices and a friendly staff that goes out of their way to make our guests feel special. Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay and we do hope you return to stay with us. Yours in Hospitality, John Lyon Proud Owner, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

"Great hotel, exemplary customer service"

5
10/07/2016

We stayed the week of July 4th, while our kids were at Sea World Camp. We had a Queen Studio with a sleeper sofa. We took to calling it our "flat." I had a lot of time to notice any issues with the property, having worked in high school as a hotel maid, and later life as an Executive Assistant to a resort property manager, I know the business well. Here are things you'll want to know: Service: These people bend over backward to accommodate you, from the moment we arrived, to breakfast, to housekeeping, everyone was pleasant, professional and knew their role in creating a positive experience for all their guests. They have free movies at the front desk for you to check out. Cleanliness: Yes the property is older, but in our studio room, I could not find a spider web, or a bit of dust. The carpets are nice and cushy and clean, the tile well maintained, the showers spotless, and all furniture and appliances were in great working condition. Linens: the sheets were soft, the pillows weren't too fluffy, or flat and the blankets were perfect weight for keeping the room just on the cool side to sleep well. The one thing I was truly surprised at was the condition of their towels. For the price and age of the property, I expected flat, dull, worn towels. These towels were bright white, fluffy, and absorbent. Kitchen set up: The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator/freezer and stove, a microwave, a toaster and a 4 cup coffeemaker. It comes with a full set of pans (skillet, large, medium and small sauce pans and lids. It also has a full compliment of cooking utensils, eating utensils (even an ice cream scoop), and plastic tumblers (16 oz) coffee cups, saucers, bread plates, dinner plates and large cereal bowls for four. There were two serrated edge paring knives and two butter knives, but four forks and spoons. A dish drainer, dish soap and an washing sponge, along with dish cloth and dish towel were also provided. Environment: our room was near the street and in front of the pool, but we never had an issue with noise from either. There is a reasonable laundry room on site, and a computer should you need to access a printer while there. Wifi is free with a user name and password. Nearby: There are two supermarkets (Ralphs and Vons) nearby, along with a plethora of restaurants, a huge Starbucks, Burger King, Chipotle, Subway, Smashburger, and some interesting ethnic restaurants as well. It was at most a 15 minute drive to all the fun locations like Sea World, the USS Midway, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. This hotel just became our base of operations for all our San Diego trips (3 times a year). I highly recommend it for the business or family traveler.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk Staff at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello DanaMom4Life, Wow! Thank you for your exceptional review! Our entire staff works hard to provide superior service to our guests every day and they are so happy to see that you have acknowledged it. All the detail you've given about our studio suite and the hotels surrounding areas, will be greatly appreciated by potential guests, especially coming from someone seasoned in the hospitality industry, so THANK YOU for that! We are honored that you have chosen us to be your “base of operations” when you come visit our beautiful city. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Decent motel, nice surrounding area"

4
08/07/2016

We stayed here for a couple nights dropping off my daughter at SDSU's dorms. The place is quiet, the rooms are plain but clean, the breakfast is simple but it's a meal. If a safe quiet room close to the university is what you desire, this place is fine for a couple nights. Staff is polite and helpful.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hi Mike, Thanks for the spot on and nice comments about your stay. As our repeat guest say, clean rooms and friendly staff is what we are known for. While we are not a brand new property, everyone here from the owner on down is dedicated to making this hotel beautiful, clean, and comfortable for our guests. While we are not for everyone, I am glad this worked so well for your family. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Stay for a Work Week Trip"

4
08/07/2016

I traveled to San Diego to conduct business in the City Heights neighborhood the week of July 4th. The Lamplighter is conveniently located on El Cajon Blvd. near San Diego State University and many of the agencies I was visiting during my trip. The room was very clean and included a kitchenette, which was wonderful. The kitchenette was stocked with pots, pans, towels, and a dish-drying rack, along with some dishes. The bed was comfortable. The refrigerator and air-conditioner were rather loud at night, and I ended up turning off the air-conditioner because of the noise. The water pressure was good. The Lamplighter does not provide an abundance of soaps or shampoos, so be sure to pack your own! The grounds are very beautiful and the groundskeepers and hospitality staff were kind and professional. There are many gorgeous roses around the pool and parking lot. Overall, this was a nice place to stay for a work trip and offered some of the comforts of home.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello "ABKafuman89", So glad you had an enjoyable stay while here for work. As you found out our location and amenities are a good fit for many different types of travelers. A full one third of our rooms have full kitchens, another third have refrigerators and microwave ovens, and some do not have either of those. So it's always good to be sure you are booking exactly the room type you need. We apologize about the shampoo and soap issues, we do keep extra at the front desk, and our always willing to add more to the room when requested. In fact just about anything you may need while you are here we are happy to assist with if we can. We apologize for not fulfilling your needs on that. It's pleasing to read such great comments about our landscaping, great care and effort is taken to ensure our outside areas are looking their best. We appreciate your mentioning it. And we hope to see you again on a future visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Clean, convenient, with cozy parking"

4
08/07/2016

We had booked only a room, but got one with a complete, small kitchen--full-sized frig, stove, microwave, sink, full supply of eating and cooking utensils. We were traveling with another family, and their room did not have even a frig. The rooms were clean, and the whole site had beautiful flowers. Parking was tight, not enough for all vehicles and a bit exciting to back up a minivan. Breakfast was very good with a range of choices from pancake waffles, oatmeal, fresh fruit, and more. The motel is on a one-way, busy street.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Greetings "CityHiker73", Wow, you got a free upgrade to one of our kitchen rooms. While we are not always able to do this, when someone books directly with the hotel, or our site, we give preference to free upgrades. I am glad you were one of those and enjoyed the extras. Making our guests happy is what we are all about. It is true some of our rooms do and some do not have microwaves or refrigerators, and others have full kitchens. The pricing on these rooms varies with amenities, so it is always good to make sure you are booking what you need or want for your stay. Excellent comments about our breakfast, thank you! While it is called a continental breakfast, our complimentary offerings are often a surprise to guests as we do try to please as many people as possible with our choices. Thank you again for this review. Enjoy the rest of your Summer. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice and Convenient"

4
07/07/2016

Stayed one night to attend a private function nearby. Very quick and easy check in; the room was very clean if a little small for a suite. Very convenient parking. Only issue (resolved by phone a day later) was that I was overcharged for the room rate I received by booking online. I didn't check my receipt until I got home and found I had been charged the full rate. The management confirmed my lower, guaranteed rate and made a prompt refund to my credit card.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello "gclemediation", First let me thank you for taking the time to review us. Our goal is to exceed every guests expectations and we take it very seriously when we fail. While it is true that mistakes do happen. Keeping our guests financial records and payments accurate and timely is something we are focused on each. I apologize for the mistake, and am glad it was taken care of promptly for you. Seems like the rest of your stay went well, and for that we are very glad. Please think of us again if you are in our area. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice Hotel and Friendly Staff"

4
07/07/2016

A the last minute we decided to stay a night on our vacation so we quickly checked hotels in the San Diego area on Trip Advisor. We chose Best Western Lamplighter because of their price and previous reviews. We were very pleased with the conditions of the hotel and their all their staff that we interacted with were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and had a variety of items offered. The room was clean and the only issue we experienced was the sound coming from the other room above us and next to us. It is obvious that Best Western needs to sound proof their rooms as we could hear the person in the room next to us snoring and the person above us urinating into the toilet. You should not be able to hear these types of noises coming from other rooms, I could understand if someone had the sound on their tv extremely loud or they were shouting, but snoring and urinating are not noises that should be heard. It is a shame because this really is a good hotel and they're doing everything right except for that issue, which is a pretty big issue! Hopefully they will address it. If they did fix this issue, I would definitely stay again!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear "cinnyv", We appreciate your comments, and are glad to hear that overall it seems you had a great stay other than the issue with noise. As you already know, 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. Our older property does at times have issues with guest to guest noise, while this isn't a frequent complaint, it does come up from time to time. I am sorry this happened while you were here. There a combination of issues, and possible solutions, and as always we take all of our reviews and seriously consider ways we can improve the overall guest experience. Thank you for your honest and fair assessment. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Older Yet Clean"

3
06/07/2016

Been a long time since we stayed at a motel. Had a 1st floor "suite". Don't bother with a suite. Not worth the additional money. Motel is definitely in "used" condition and need some remodeling. However, staff was exceptionally nice, room and pool area are very clean. AC could have used a little booster. Parking is at a premium. Does not seems to be enough spaces for the number of rooms...very crowded, especially late at night. No restaurant or lounge on site. Plenty within walking distance. I would stay there again, if I were in a pinch.

"Disappointed"

2
06/07/2016

Room was clean but small. Towels were not replaced and shower pressure was slight. Breakfast was in a tiny, poorly air-conditioned room (as door was left open). The hotel advertises the breakfast as featuring "many Kosher items" but the only clearly kosher item was the cereal. Otherwise, there was nothing for the kosher consumer. Finally, the pool was full of bugs. Even by the standards of a budget hotel, the Lamplighter Inn failed to meet expectations.

"Big difference between the 2nd floor and the ground floor rooms"

4
04/07/2016

A nice and clean motel, however the difference between the 2nd floor and the first floor is like night and day. Always request the 2nd floor because the room is two foot wider and the ceilings are higher and the noise level is significantly higher on the ground floor. Our first night at the motel was noisy and cramped; the staff was very accommodating and moved us to the second floor for the next four nights and we were very pleased. Breakfast room was small and many times did not have a place to sit.

"4: rating for a 2 star hotel"

4
04/07/2016

My standard level of hotel comfort is a Courtyard Marriot. This hotel is a little below that bit not far. Room was clean, beds fairly comfortable but in a tight space. Not bad for two nights, but i wouldn't stay any longer than that. I had a pleasant stay.

"Great Family Place to Stay"

5
03/07/2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this Best Western. We have a family of 6. Our daughters are 21,19,19 and 16 so we need more space then when they were little. At this stage we often have to get two rooms but that is an added cost. Here we were able to get a suite. One room had 2 queen beds with a small closet, TV and DVD player. We did rent a free DVD from the front office our first night which was a fun bonus. The second room in the suite has a pull out couch, a chair, small eating table, TV and DVD player and a small kitchenette complete with pots/pans, dishes, dish rag and towel, and even a small bottle of dish soap. It was very nice to have a full size refrigerator and freezer. The rooms were clean and fairly updated. The only negative is that the pull-out couch could use an update. It would have worked for small children but was a little worn for our adult size children. We simply bought a full size air mattress and left it behind. But that is honestly the only real negative. The pool area was nice and peaceful with all the greenery. We ate out breakfast there in the mornings. Breakfast was the normal complimentary with waffles, muffins, danishes, bagels, oatmeal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs and cold cereal. They did have gluten free Cheerios for those that need to follow a gf diet like our daughter. Drinks were coffee, hot tea options, orange juice and apple juice. The room for eating is quite small but like I said it's nice to sit in the pool area. There is a computer with a printer in the office which worked well for us because we went to the USS Midway and saved money getting tickets online and printing them. We were also able to print our boarding passes before leaving. This Beat Western is right in town but as soon as you pull into the drive it's secluded with plant hedges. We really enjoyed our stay!

"Updae me please"

3
27/06/2016

refresh the place please, put new beds in, maybe paint, add new pictures, how about just remodel. The restroom had despensers for shampoo/ soap/ conditioner however all were empty, so if you have them up fill them up. add trash bins for restrooms, add softner for towels, they were very hard. Pillows were nice and comfy so a bed to fit that would be great! Old pictures on wall, small TV and coffee maker was old.

"A Quick Stay in San Diego"

4
24/06/2016

We would stay here again! The hotel is centrally located, lots of restaurants, stores, and gas stations nearby. Lovely flowers are planted along the pool/walkways. The rooms are fairly average, but clean and up to date. We were told the pool was heated, but unfortunately we didn't get a feel for that. It didn't stop our kiddos though, they swam until they dropped! They offer free DVD rentals at the front desk. This is great for a relaxing night in! Breakfast was tasty, and well stocked. Overall, a lovely little hotel... if we're in the area again we'll be sure to stay here.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Stephanie B, "We'd stay here again"....MUSIC TO OUR EARS! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. It's fantastic to hear you had such an excellent experience here at our hotel. We always try to put a personal touch on our amenities for guests, and it's wonderful that you noticed. Thanks for mentioning the beautiful landscaping and it makes us happy to hear the guest's appreciate the small details. The breakfast is always a great bonus to start your day, We offer make your own waffles and pancakes, hard boiled eggs, three cereal choices, steel cut oatmeal made fresh daily, yogurt, bagels with cream cheese, toast , muffins, danish, croissants, fresh fruit and beverage choices. Many of our guest's enjoy the location because we are about a 15-20 minute drive from all major San Diego attractions. We also have great dining choices all walking distance from the hotel. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn S

"Would not stay again"

3
23/06/2016

Stayed for two nights Pros Clean, Friendly Staff, Inexpensive, nice pool Fine if you just need a place to crash for the night Cons The musty smell. Possibly due to their policy of turning the air off in the rooms when not in use, but didn't go away during our stay. Breakfast was great but really overcrowded. Many people didn't have a place to sit and returned to their rooms. (get there very early) Neighborhood wasn't a great place to walk and find shopping.

HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU and for taking the time to write a review. We do appreciate your compliments regarding our friendly staff and our clean rooms. Our team takes great pride in their work as we want all of our guests to enjoy their stay with us. Though our breakfast room is small, our continental breakfast is filling. Consisting of make-your-own Belgian waffles and pancakes, freshly baked bagels, Danishes, muffins and croissants, daily made Steel-cut oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, coffee, tea & water. I am truly sorry that our location was not what you expected. We are on a commercial road surrounded by vibrant local businesses; locally owned restaurants, eclectic coffee shops, sports bars, to name a few. We are about a mile away from San Diego State University, which is very convenient to a lot of our guests. The freeways 8 and 15 are minutes away, so getting almost anywhere in San Diego takes less than 20 minutes. We are in a very central location, pretty much the middle of San Diego if you look at a map. Another benefit to our location is the trolley station, located conveniently a few blocks away on the SDSU campus; the trolley can take you anywhere from the shopping malls, to Old Town, to downtown, all without having to find or pay for parking. It is sometimes a challenge to set the right expectations for our guests. We strive to educate our guests on TripAdvisor, our website, and on the phone, so they have the right expectations about who we are. We are a modest, 2-star rated property. We have many repeat guests who continue to choose us because of what we are, a family owned hotel, with great rates, no hidden fees, and an incredible staff! We are not everyone's cup of tea, however, we are rated highly by those who appreciate value, quality accommodations, cleanliness, and genuine hospitality. We do appreciate the time you took to review your stay with us. Yours in Hospitality, John Lyon Proud Owner, Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

"Nice staff"

4
23/06/2016

Very welcoming. Responsive to special requests. Very clean and comfortable beds.. Good values easy walk to rite aid or 711 if you forgot anything great freeway access. Rooms in back are very quiet. AC units very effective don't keep turning on and off waking you up. Eco conscious policies.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We value each of our guest feedback! I'm glad you found our Inn to be very welcoming. Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we all work together as a team to keep our rooms and grounds up to date. As you mentioned we are a short walking distance to a few convenient stores and restaurants in our neighborhood. If you forgot anything at home stop by or call down to the front desk, we may just have exactly what you need. We can also give you a list of popular restaurants within our area, recommendation of things to do or see, and many insiders tips. On your next stay don't forget to check out our free DVD movie collection, it's truly one of a kind. We also have board games, yoga mats, and books! Thank you again for staying with us; it was a pleasure having you as our guest! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Don't judge a book by its cover."

4
22/06/2016

So when my colleague sent me accommodations information for an upcoming business trip, I couldn't help but think that our company was starting to penny pinch after having browsed the place online. The setup to me seemed more MOTEL than HOTEL. Outside, at street level, not on the property, was the sweet smell of San Diego. I've never seen so many homeless people in my life as I have in San Diego. The hotel surrounding was nice. The rooms were very, very clean and the beds were really comfortable! The complimentary continental breakfast was quite good. Just enough selection to send you on your way. Plus, they have 24 hour free coffee. The hotel staff were very nice and accommodating. One of them could probably benefit from a fire being lit under his butt, nonetheless, they were all quite friendly. If you arrive at the airport, use the shuttle to the hotel (not the hotel's own-they don't have one) to get there. I paid $59.00 by taxi. They told me that the shuttle is only $25. I'd recommend this place.

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 such a wonderful review with or Trip Advisor Community. I loved your caption “don't judge a book by its cover.” We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you and are extremely delighted to hear we were the complete opposite from what you were expecting. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. We offer many free amenities that you may end up having to pay in more expensive hotels. Such as free wireless internet, free parking, free coffee and tea service all day, DVD players in all guestrooms, free movie library and a nice complimentary continental breakfast that includes hard boiled eggs, fresh waffles, steel cut oatmeal, a variety of freshly baked bagels and pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, juices and coffee. Here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn we all work as a team, from our housekeepers who work so hard to keep our rooms spotless, to our maintenance crew who are on top of potential problems and our wonderful front desk staff! Thank you again for recognizing our wonderful staff and our hotel amenities! We do hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"San Diego Vacation"

5
22/06/2016

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean. Offered a Continental breakfast with Belgian waffles you could make yourself. Had a small pool, very close to San Diego State University, and small restaurants and Drug Stores. Had computers for your flight check in.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Paul R, Thank you for the FIVE STAR review! Our front desk team strives to provide the best customer service and genuine hospitality to each and every one of our guest. We appreciate your comments regarding out staff, it's always nice to get recognized. I'm delighted to hear you found our free continental breakfast to be pleasant for you and your family. As you mentioned it consist of make your own Belgian waffles or pancakes, steel cut oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, 3 types of cereal, bagels with cream cheese, toast, orange juice, apple juice, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water. Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the feedback, good or bad it helps us in many ways. It was a pleasure having you as our guest; we hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"great stay.....recommend it to all....."

5
19/06/2016

We enjoyed the stay.....great staff and wonderful clean and comfortable facility. I had just had spinal surgery and needed to rest...the bed was so supportive and comfortable it really helped me to rest. We were there for high school graduation at SDSU and it was close to the school and easy to get to and from freeway too.

"A few days in San Diego"

4
19/06/2016

A nice clean room in a nice location. Had the usual highway noise and a five o'clock AM garbage truck that sounded like an alarm clock, but no major irritations. All equipment in room worked well. Had a two night stay. Breakfast was well stocked. First morning only hot item was boiled eggs but on second morning there was fried eggs and some Mexican item. Carl's Jr. is right there. Parking lot was sufficient.

"Great location for SDSU visitors"

4
18/06/2016

Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and inviting, though the pillows could have been a bit more comfortable. Good water pressure in the bathroom, though the hot water in the shower seemed to take a while to warm up. Convenient placement of shampoo, conditioner, and body soap dispensers in the shower area - really liked that. Location isn't that convenient for downtown San Diego, but it is in an area that has lots of services nearby - bars, groceries and fast food (... and, unsurprisingly for a college town, a hookah bar!) Beware the parking - it's pretty tight, so if you have anything larger than a typical sedan, be careful maneuvering around. Also - might have just been that we chose to wake up after 9AM, but dang was someone loud outside and should have been muzzled! :-) Otherwise, a good value!

"Friendly & very clean hotel!"

5
13/06/2016

Room and bathroom were very clean as well as all common areas and pool, this is of utmost importance to me. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Air conditioning unit worked well and cooled the room quickly. Bed and pillows were super comfortable! Would definitely stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hi Linda P, We appreciate the great comments! Thank you. Cleanliness and good service is important to everyone, and for that reason these are 2 of the areas we really focus on. Our entire team and I love to read reviews such as yours. Have a great Summer! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Our Favorite Place in San Diego"

5
06/06/2016

We have been staying here since our daughter started college at SDSU in 2010. We have had to stayed at other places on a couple occasions when they were full and for a similar price nothing compares to the wonderful friendly staff, always clean rooms, beautiful pool and quiet setting that you find at the Lamplighter Inn every time. We feel like we are family each time we stay with them & they always ask about the rest of our family. We enjoy our complementary breakfast each morning after a great nights sleep. It is a must stop if staying in San Diego!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear daileydw5, First of all, we would like to say “Congrats!” to you and your graduate. All your hard work has paid off and now onto bigger and better things! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to have been able to serve you and your family over the last few years. Your loyalty means a lot to everyone here at the Lamplighter! Thank you for making us feel special with your positive comments. We do our best so we can gain repeat guests , such as yourselves. We will certainly miss your smiles and conversation! We hope that you'll be back to see us! Sincerely, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Value Great Location"

5
02/06/2016

If you are in San Diego for fun and sun I highly recommend the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. The staff is nice and helpful. The 6:00-10:00 breakfast is always fresh, varied, and plentiful. The hotel is centrally located, 5-15 minutes away from most all tourist attractions. If you forgot something, Target, Ross, and Walmart are 5 minutes away. Quiet... the pool is nice... loved my week long stay here.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello suzannek489, We truly appreciate your 5 star review! We are happy to see that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. Our entire staff strives to give superior service to each individual guest and it's motivating when our guests recognize this! It pleases us to see that you found our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast satisfactory. We know that breakfast is important to getting your day started off right and we do our best to provide something for everyone. Thank you for mentioning our location. We are very near a variety of stores and restaurants as well as tourist attractions. Our front desk staff is always ready to help with directions or suggestions to places of interest~just ask! We're glad you enjoyed our pool! It is a tranquil little spot surrounded by lush foliage and filled with lounge chairs for our guests to relax. There are a few tables and a BBQ area too! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for our little hotel! We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Kudos...once again!"

5
30/05/2016

The Lamplighter is our Inn of choice whenever we visit the San Diego area. It's location is conveniently and centrally located, the staff is friendly, helpful and courteous, the breakfast is as good as a café and the rooms are more than comfortable. The amenities, such as the beautifully landscaped pool area and WIFI add to it's many charms.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello "frequentflyer1961", From the owner all the way throughout the team, we have a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. We are glad you found our staff friendly and helpful. This is an area that we are known for as well as clean rooms, at an affordable price. While we are a AAA 2-diamond property with exterior corridors and stairs, we are ideally located near SDSU, close to restaurants, and a short 15-20 minute drive to local attractions such as San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Old Town. Many guests bring families and save on our free parking, and enjoy all San Diego has to offer. We're delighted to hear you had yet another fine stay. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We all read these reviews regularly and they mean so much to us to hear what are guests are thinking. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"love this Place"

5
25/05/2016

THis is our second stay here at the lamplighter, we stayed 2 years ago and had such good memories we had to stay again. we are close to the freeways so able to get to downtown and to the wildlife park very easily. so we drove the 1000 miles to come again for 5 days. The grounds are well kept , the rooms are clean , the wifi was great that both my husband and I could both use our computers with no problem, When we check in they saw we were staying for 5 days and upgraded us for no extra charge. it was wonderful, the only difference we saw was the pool was warmer two years ago , but it did not stop us from using it. only 2 things I would change a little warmer on the pool in May and better stations on the tv with a guide as the direct tv did not work well on letting us know what was on. We will be staying again in Sept. we love the place

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Thank You "dogs181" All of our guests are important to us, but when those such as yourselves choose to return for another stay, that is truly satisfying to all of our staff. There are so many repeat guests over the years we have come to think of many of them as family. Your review was shared with the everyone and we look forward to seeing you again for your third visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"loved it"

1
23/05/2016

this was our second visit we loved it so much two years ago we knew we would stay again. they keep the grounds looking beautiful the pool sits off the road so you have privacy, the only difference from 2 years ago to this year is the pool was warmer 2 years ago but it did not stop us from swimming. we stayed for 5 nights and they upgraded our room on their own. . the only fault I could say is the tv selection would be nice to see more channels but great internet we ran two different lap tops with no problem . We will come again

"Nice place but needs better soundproofing."

4
20/05/2016

I was in San Diego for a trade show and found the Lamplighter Inn at less than half the price of the major hotels in the downtown. I got a further discount for taking the room which was specially designed as ADA Accessible. The room was very clean and updated with a new bathroom fixtures, shower and sink. I could not find anything that I would call a "yuk" factor since everything appeared spotless. The bed was comfortable and the a/c-heater was modern and reasonably quiet. The sheets blankets and pillows were clean and without any odors. Lighting was adequate. I noticed that the window on the front of the room appeared to be from the 60's and most other rooms in the motel had updated double pane windows. I assume that they haven't yet updated my room. It did not make much difference to have an old window because the parking lot was very quiet and the weather was very mild. The door seemed a little old with a little light getting in around it. The entry lock on the outside of the door is a very modern card access system so I felt that access to the room was secure. I thought that the free "continental breakfast" was very good. The breakfast offered make-it-yourself waffles, pastries, cereal, toast, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, decent coffee and juices and more. Everything in the breakfast room was clean and all the food was fresh. There was helpful staff in the breakfast room that was constantly cleaning up guest spills and answering questions such as how to use the waffle maker. There were free copies of USA Today available, though it seems that everyone was either watching the breakfast room TV or focused on their smartphone and not reading the newspaper. The location of the motel is somewhat older and is not located in an "upscale" neighborhood. I felt relatively safe in the motel and motel grounds but did not venture out on foot. The motel has free parking which is nice since some of the larger hotels charge for parking per day. My biggest problem with the motel is that my room was not very soundproof. I needed to get to sleep early in order to get up early. I could hear the TV in the next room as well as people talking in a normal tone of voice to each other. I could not make out their exact words but the noise from the next rooms kept me awake for awhile. Fortunately, they were not really noisy neighbors or I feel that I would never have fallen asleep. The motel is close to SDSU and is a relatively easy drive to Qualcomm Stadium and the Convention Center. The drive time to the downtown was less than 20 minutes even in morning commute traffic. I would consider returning to Lamplighter Inn in the future since it has a lot going for it with good prices. I would just hope that future neighbors keep the noise level down.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Well hello "Earthwander" Thank you kindly for your detailed review, it is always good to hear what we are doing well at, and where we can improve. We do make an effort to set a reasonable expectation of what guests will find when they stay with us. You are correct, we are an older well maintained property that is known for cleanliness, friendly staff, and a good value. The windows in all of our rooms are the same single pane sliding panel that you find in homes and buildings all over Southern California. The reason for this is the temperate climate, and I do know that sometimes it can be not as great of a sound barrier. However, as you stated the property is usually very quiet, and with the A/C unit on with either fan or cool it usually creates a nice ambient consistent sound that allows guests to sleep comfortably. On the rare occasion we do have an issue, its always best to call the front desk, so that we can address any issues with other guests who aren't being as respectful as they should. Fortunately this is a rare occurrence. I am sorry that for you this wasn't the case. We appreciate that you are considering a return stay and look forward to seeing you again. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great location for SDSU"

4
17/05/2016

Older but well-maintained property with nice landscaping. Comfortable bed. Tight parking. Small, pleasant lobby. Small breakfast room with adequate breakfast included in price. No exercise room. Have stayed at this property numerous times while our child attended SDSU. Easy walk to campus (about a mile) to avoid traffic/parking problems on campus. Prices vary according to campus activities (much higher at school opening/closing).

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello W2223RCdebrad, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. We appreciate your loyalty! Our entire staff strives to provide our guests with spotless, comfortable rooms that are well maintained, along with great service at competitive rates. Our landscapers have been with us for years, and do an incredible job of making our property into a little oasis for our guests to enjoy. We are so happy to hear that you noticed and appreciated it! Being only a one mile away from the SDSU campus, our hotel is a prime spot for friends and family visiting students, as well as patrons attending the wide variety of activities on campus, such as sporting events, concerts and conferences. Thank you for sharing the tip on taking the 20 minute walk there in order to avoid traffic and parking inconveniences. Guests are encouraged to come up to the front desk to get walking directions or driving directions to SDSU. We are happy to help with directions and suggestions to any place of interest in our town, for that matter. We have a list of printed directions to most attractions for your convenience. You are correct when you state that we do not have an exercise room. Unfortunately, space is very limited and does not permit a work out room. But, we do have a heated pool for those who enjoy doing laps. Also, our city offers a nice variety of trails to go hiking or jogging with beautiful views. Our front desk staff will be happy to help you find the perfect spot for your work out. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast…the waffles and steel cut oats are guest favorites. We are aware that our breakfast room is on the small side. Fortunately, we have a remodel of the breakfast room and lobby sometime in the future. In the meantime, guests are welcomed to take a tray out to out to the pool area or the privacy of their rooms if they prefer. As far as our free parking goes, it can get tight during busy nights. We do ask all guests to park only one vehicle per room out of consideration for other guests. There is also plenty of street parking around the hotel. And guests have never had an issue as far as I know. We do ask that they check with the front desk in regards to street cleaning on Tuesdays though. Thank you for your honest review. Reviews such as these help us better our property. We look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Convenient location"

4
16/05/2016

We've stayed here several times, it's near the college and it's easy to get anywhere in San Diego from here. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are nice and clean, and the bed comfortable. I love the Terra Pure Green Tea soaps & lotion, nice smell. The breakfast was a good variety of fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, 3 kinds of dry cereal, muffins, waffles, breads and fruit. We stayed 6 nights, so the variety was appreciated! The Wi-Fi was a little unpredictable, cutting off or slowing down during the heavy use hours - early evening mostly, but it was fine the rest of the time. We'll stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Donna N, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel! You're loyalty is greatly appreciated! We're glad that our location suits your needs. Being only a mile away from SDSU, makes it convenient for guests visiting their students, sports fans and concert goers. Plus, we are only 15 to 25 minutes away from most of the main attractions in town. We have printed directions available at our front desk, along with lists of popular restaurants in our beautiful city. Feel free to ask our front desk staff for your copy next time you visit. It's really nice to hear your wonderful comments. Our staff is truly grateful. We all strive to give the best service possible, spotless rooms and amenities that make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable at affordable rates. Seeing that we've accomplished this with you makes us very happy and motivates us to keep on working hard for our guests. Thank you for mentioning our complimentary extended continental breakfast. We realize that having a good breakfast is to getting your day started off right and are happy to offer a variety of items, something for everyone. We apologize for the internet problems you experienced during your stay. We are looking into it, so we can resolve the matter as quickly as possible. We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with our on-line community of potential guests! Our staff looks forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"n/a"

5
09/05/2016

best western is my favorite hotel, I have been staying in same one for the last 2 years, they have great service, great front desk and receptionist, vey nice and friendly general manager. great room service and food service. with no hesitate I highly recommend you to chose the best western as your first choice hotel.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Kefah D, It has been our pleasure to serve you as your "home away from home". Has it really been two years? My how time flies, our staff considers you like family, and we are so happy to hear how comfortable and happy you are with us. TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction, and while we are not everyone's cup of tea, we tend to rate highly with guests who are looking for a clean room, great service, and affordable accommodations. We look forward to continuing to serve you and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the online community. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Stinky sink"

3
05/05/2016

After a seven hour drive we just needed an overnight stay. I booked this based on the reviews and the proximity to SDSU. According to the reviews it seemed great but, I don't think so. As I entered the room I could smell musty moldy old hotelish something... I remember my first thought was that we would all be smelling like this hotel by the time we leave. Everything was eh. Anyway, we needed to rest before the concert which is why I didn't complain to the manager. After about an hour or two we began to get ready for our event. I went to bush my teeth and almost threw up! As I leaned over the sink I could smell rotten awful disgusting drain. We were on a time limit and out the door so again I had no time to complain. I wondered if we just got a bad room or all the reviews were inaccurate. Should we have had to stay another day I would have not slept in that room again! We got back to the room by midnight and left by 8. The good part was check-in. Simple and friendly even through the remodeling and the pool being done.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear prinnsess69, We were dismayed to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at our hotel. As you mentioned most guests give us great reviews and the reason for this is not because we are perfect, but we when we do fail to meet expectations, we take whatever the issued is very seriously. I can imagine how unhappy you were to receive a room that was not as fresh smelling as what we are known for. I do realize you were under a time constraint, but our staff is well trained in finding quick and satisfying solutions. In your case, just simply making you keys to a new room, and having our maintenance department fix the offending issue. Your response and review is important to us, and we as always will address any issue we didn't already catch when do we our regular room inspections. Please accept our apologies for a less than positive stay. Sincerely, Len Regan General Manager

"Overall rating - excellant"

5
04/05/2016

We chose this lodging because of it location close to UCSD. We were treated very well by the staff there. They were helpful with directions and recommending restaurants etc. Our room was spotless and inviting and the grounds were nicely landscaped and spotless. Overall the experience was excellant and would book again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear lincharles, We appreciate your glowing review of us. Everyone's opinion is important, and for that reason I want to say how grateful we are to get feedback. This is how we improve, and how we know if what we are doing is working for our guests. Our front desk staff make it a priority to find out what is good to eat and do in our area and in San Diego in general. Let's face it, the better time you have here the more likely you are to come back. Thank you again for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Good experience"

5
04/05/2016

This is a nice, simple hotel. Good location with easy access to the big roads. The staff is friendly and my room was a good size, clean, and quiet. The breakfast is fairly simple but adequate. The breakfast room is small though and one day there was nowhere to sit. Overall this hotel is good value with complimentary WiFi, parking, and breakfast, along with a heated pool. I'd stay here again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Thank you Jonesy986, Your review is indicative of what we like to see. Our hotel is older, and well maintained, nothing fancy, but it is reasonably priced with a single-minded dedication to great service and clean rooms. A simple formula that has worked well for us for many years as this is a family owned property for three generations. Please know that your words are heard, and your opinion matters to us. We appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Place to stay in San Diego area"

4
04/05/2016

Nice clean hotel in outskirts of San Diego. All employees were wonderful and more than willing to give suggestions about things we might see. They really knew the area. Seems to be a wonderful family hotel

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Linda R, TripAdvisor is all about guest satisfaction, and in your case I am glad to read that we were successful in that respect. Our guests want to get the most for their dollar, value cleanliness, and appreciate genuine hospitality. For those reasons we tend to rate highly with guests who do their research. Everyone from the owner down to the line level team member reads these reviews, your words and thoughts are important to us as we use them to guide our actions and decisions when it comes to our hotel. Thank you for sharing with us. Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Well tended, clean, friendly"

5
03/05/2016

I want to give a shout out to Evelyn at the front desk. I made a reservation at the last minute when I left a hotel I hated. She gave me the last ground floor room and made sure everything was awesome for my stay. Super friendly and exactly what I needed. Don't be worried when you see that this is in a university area. This just meant there were lots of affordable restaurants in the area. Nice job!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Well hello BalloonStoryteller, I agree, Evelyn is Awesome! Many guests such as yourself have told me how friendly she is, and I have had the pleasure of working with her for awhile now, and I see what they are talking about. Each and every guest is important to us, and we strive to be friendly and accommodating, and to give the guest exactly what they ask for when it's possible. Our area is near a major university, so as you mentioned has many places to eat and enjoy, and Evelyn as well as the rest of our front desk staff are eager to answer any questions you may have. I know she appreciated hearing from you, as well as I. Thank you and we hope to see you again. Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Potential - missed the mark"

3
03/05/2016

The family suites are a perfect arrangement for our family. We stayed at this location a year ago and had some maintenance issues, but decided to stay again this year. The staff and housekeeping have resort level hospitality skills. The landscaping is well maintained and exterior is neat and tidy. The location is a little sketchy. Surrounded by many smoke shops and tattoo shops, I wouldn't feel comfortable walking the neighborhood at night. The parking lot is a tight fit. Difficult to park in and not enough spaces. However this location is one mile from the tournament we compete in every year and easy access to SD activities. However the room interiors are needing full renovation. The room we stayed in on this trip had had some kitchen renovation - but the rest of the room was not habitable. There was mold growing on the wallpaper. (The moldy section was replaced during our stay.) The sleeper sofa was held together with tie wraps. The fabric was stained with use. Our room was next to the laundry facilities (which were clean and worked very well) and we could hear the arcade game in our room through the night. We checked out early. Michelle was truly concerned about our stay and did what she was able to do to make things right. Not sure if I will give this location a third shot.

"Snug harbor in a storm (literally)"

4
02/05/2016

Arrived in SD at twilight in the middle of a raging wind and rain storm just before Christmas. We had no reservations and trolled several places before settling on the Lamplighter. Luck was definitely with us. Older facility, but nicely kept. Friendly and helpful staff even helped us get oriented on a map when it was clear our GPS was subpar. Dreary breakfast room, but a nice meal nevertheless. Good all 'round.

"Good hotel, nice prized"

4
29/04/2016

This is a good hotel at a central location. It looks nice from the outside with flowers and a nice pool. Rooms are spacius, breakfast is ok. The ladies at the front desk are very helpfull. So this hotel is a excellent choice if your are planning to stay in San Diego.

"Great Place to Stay"

5
20/04/2016

Nice hotel that is comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was well stocked and staff was friendly and helpful. For the price and convenience, the hotel was well worth it. They were able to accommodate us with three rooms next to each other. The rooms were cleaned and well maintained.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Lauren R. Comfortable rooms, quiet location are things we hear from guests frequently, and I am so glad you agree. This website is all about guest satisfaction, and we tend to rate highly with people who value cleanliness, appreciate genuine hospitality. It was our pleasure to be able to give you rooms next to each other, all guests requests are taken seriously, and we do our best to accommodate whatever is communicated to us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San Diego. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Facility"

4
19/04/2016

The Lamplighter is maintained in an excellent manner and the landscaping is beautifully done. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would rate this facility excellent except that the breakfast facility is totally inadequate. It is to small to accommodate the guest. I understand that they intend to remodel and expand the area which is defiantly needed. If I am in San Diego again I will defiantly stay at the Lamplighter.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Thank you MacBig! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Our staff was thrilled to read your comments. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. It is especially pleasing when someone like yourself takes the time to let others know how much they enjoyed us. I agree with you on the breakfast room, while we continue to make improvements in our offerings, and other add-ons, the actual size of the room is where we really want to improve. The owner and I are working on this, and realize how important is to our continued success. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"We Will Be Return Guests"

5
15/04/2016

This is a very homey hotel. The landscaping is beautiful. The rooms are plenty spacious. Our first room had an upholstered chair and ottoman which was very comfortable. Our next visit had a sofa, upholstered chair and coffee table. The beds were very comfortable. Both rooms had the sink outside the shower area. The rooms looked freshly painted and the carpeting like new. They were the cleanest rooms ever. Each room had a nice desk and chair and flat screen TV. There really is nothing I could complain about. The rooms are away from the road and were very quiet at night. It is an older building and 2 story. Request a first floor room if you can not do stairs with your luggage. There is free parking right in front of your room. A light breakfast is available. It not only was a lovely place to stay, but a terrific value. San Diego, Mission Valley and Old Town attractions are only minutes away.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Barbara T. We really want to thank you for this incredible review. It is excellent to hear how much you truly liked our Best Western, and even better to hear that you will be coming back to see us in the future. There are many reasons that a stay can be memorable, but you really touched on so many things that were pleasing that I have used your review to praise our staff individually. While we an older property, and not in the central part of town. It is still a convenient drive to many of the San Diego attractions. And after a day of sight seeing, and enjoying what San Diego has to offer. You can come back to a clean comfortable room with friendly service. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Thank you MacBig! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Our staff was thrilled to read your comments. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality and value. It is especially pleasing when someone like yourself takes the time to let others know how much they enjoyed us. I agree with you on the breakfast room, while we continue to make improvements in our offerings, and other add-ons, the actual size of the room is where we really want to improve. The owner and I are working on this, and realize how important is to our continued success. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Len Regan | General Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"A convenient place close to SDSU"

5
12/04/2016

Quiet hotel, really close to SDSU. The complimentary breakfast is great and everybody there was nice and helpful. This was the second time I stayed at the Lamplighter and definitely if I have to fly back to San Diego I will return.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review, we appreciate your feedback, and for becoming a loyal customer. Our entire team from maintenance, Housekeeping to Front Desk all work together to make sure our property stays up tight for all of our guests. I'm glad you found our team to be friendly and helpful. Our complementary continental breakfast is one of the many free amenities we offer. Others include our outdoor heated pool, Free WIFI, Free Parking, Guest lobby computer and printer and more! On your next visit you may want to check out our Free DVD movie collection, with DVD players in every room it's a great way to relax after a day out in our city. Thank you again for reviewing us, we hope to see you again soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Price"

5
12/04/2016

We like staying with this hotel because we earn points and we travel a bit thur out the year, so its nice to be able to do so. The convenience of this option helps when traveling with little one due to the fact it makes for easier check in.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor and for the five star review. We appreciate every review, the good and bad. I'm glad you have become part of the Best Western Rewards family. It's an awesome way to earn points while you travel. There are many great things you can then later redeem your points for such as free nights, travel cards, gift cards and more! I am delighted to hear we completed what we strive to provide to all guest, cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodation and comfort, all at an affordable price. Our housekeeping staff goes above and beyond making sure our guest has a nice clean room to check into and have a comfortable stay. We truly appreciate you taking time out to write a few words for other travelers to read and share your adventures. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean and on your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk- we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to serve you. Thank you again for reviewing us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"NIce"

3
12/04/2016

Nice Hotel close to the college and arena. Close to Restaurants. Customer service is great, breakfast is awesome, but the rooms smelled a bit due to moisture in the rooms and in the carpet. Overall a decent hotel.

"Great one night stay"

5
09/04/2016

My experience was consistent with the great reviews of this hotel that I had read in Trip Advisor. I took a mini-suite with a king bed. Fabulous. Great help on local directions from the staff at check in. I arrived late and needed a quiet room and a chance to rest. I got all that I could ask for. Clean, well appointed room, good wifi, nice bath facilities. It is an extremely well maintained property, especially considering how old it is. I chose this hotel because I was attending a meeting as San Diego State University, which is just 10 minutes away. This hotel was much more convenient for this purpose than the many others that are located on Hotel Circle. Unlike those large chain hotels, this one was small, friendly, and had a great personality. I will remember it if I return to the University for another visit.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello gaf2015, Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review of our little hotel! We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here! Our team strives to give guests exceptional customer service, comfortable, spotless rooms with extra amenities to make ones stay a good one. It means a lot when this is recognized! It is true that our property is a bit older, but as you mentioned, it is well maintained by our maintenance team and along with that, our landscapers make the property look lush and beautiful. We are conveniently located in close proximity to SDSU, only a mile away! And while we may not be in the hub of tourist attractions, we are only 20-25 minutes from most main attractions. Our front desk staff is happy to help with suggestions and directions to these places of interest, and restaurants too! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience here on Trip Advisor. Our entire staff looks forward to your next visit!! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Michelle C | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent choice for the area"

5
08/04/2016

My husband & i needed 3 nights in a hotel closest to Lemon Grove to visit with family. I checked reviews of hotels in the area and settled on Best Western. it was a very good choice. the room was clean, king bed was comfortable, we both slept very well! breakfast served between 6-10 am, great choices. the dining area was small~ but i brought it back to our room.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Yolanda H, We're glad you chose our little hotel during your visit to your family that live in the area. Our entire team strives to give our guests great customer service and comfortable accommodations. Our room attendants take much pride in in what they do and work hard to make our rooms spotless- they're happy that you noticed. It's nice to see that you found the mattress comfortable and had a good night's rest. That's very important! Thank you for mentioning our complimentary extended continental breakfast. We offer freshly baked waffles and pancakes, steel cut oats with several topping options, a variety of danishes, muffins and bagels, 3 types of cereals- one being gluten free Honey Nut Cheerios, yogurts, fruit, hard boiled eggs, along with lots of coffee, tea and juices. We're delighted that you were satisfied with the choices. We realize that our breakfast room is on the small side. Along with being able to take it back to the comfort of your own room, guests are welcomed to sit in the relaxing pool area. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our entire staff appreciates the five stars! We hope to serve you again next time you're in town! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Michelle C | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"A place to sleep"

3
04/04/2016

clean, efficient, good breakfast, but area is a little sketchy. internet is slow. bed is comfortable. quiet except for rattling pipes. near college campus. Restaurant across street was good. (Dirty Bird).

"Comfortable Stay!"

5
03/04/2016

Did not really know where in the San Diego area we were staying at but this was a pleasant surprise. A family memorial we were attending was right next door. Staff was very helpful in giving us directions to restaurants, beaches and attractions in the area. Made our visit very comfortable and welcoming.

"Very pleasant"

5
01/04/2016

If you are looking to stay in the La Mesa / College area, this is an excellent choice. The rooms are clean and relatively quiet. The young lady who checked us in was very pleasant. Nice pool. Free wifi. I thought the breakfast was just right. In addition to cereal and pastries, they had a waffle iron for fresh waffles and a big crock pot of steel cut oatmeal (not the packets of freeze dried oatmeal you normally see). We travel to San Diego frequently to visit family, and between El Cajon Blvd and University Ave, this is one of our two favorite spots. Will definitely return.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 Star Review!! Guest feedback is very important to us and our owners. I'm delighted to hear you found our location to be convenient during your recent trip to San Diego. We are within minutes away from San Diego's hottest attractions. We appreciate you mentioning our complimentary breakfast with special note on our Oatmeal. Our owners like to add a little touch from home for our travelers. Our steel cut oatmeal is prepared fresh daily, slow cooked on low for 6 hours! Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Gilda P | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Comfortable & Convient"

4
28/03/2016

spent 3 nights. great quiet location. close to anything you want to see in the entire area yet not touristy. reasonably priced. has free breakfast but the breakfast is crowded and noisy. computer is available.

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, your feedback is much appreciated. Were glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and also enjoyed some of our complimentary services. Our free complimentary breakfast consist of 3 types of cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, bagels with cream cheese, toast, fresh fruit, steel cut oatmeal, and make your own waffles or pancakes. We have also added some yummy toppings crushed Oreos, craisins, raisins, chocolate sprinkles, brown sugar and cinnamon to go along with your yogurt or pancakes. On your next stay you may also want to check out our Free DVD Movie collection we have available at the Front Desk. We have some nice classic movies, as well as kid friendly movies. Again, thank you for staying with us and for writing such a wonderful review. We hope to serve you again in the near future! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Gilda P | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Good room; questionable breakfast"

3
25/03/2016

I stayed in a suite, so I had a kitchen, living room, and bedroom. The room was clean and everything was in good condition. They offer a breakfast and the first day we went and the waffle machine was broken. There were no eggs or meat or fresh fruit. Let's just say that it was minimal. The next morning, the breakfast room was closed without a posting as to why. It's good value and was a convenient location to my work in El Cajon. I recommend it if one doesn't want breakfast included.

"Didappointing"

3
24/03/2016

The hotel is a bit away from most San Diego attractions, about 20-25 minutes with no traffic. Location suited us fine since we spent both our days out and just slept there. It isn't as cute or kept up as it looks on the website's pictures. It was clean though and staff was very friendly. We had a microwave but no little fridge. Room and bathroom were a bit dated/ carpet worn. Nothing special here. Adequate t wouldn't really recommend I guess.

"Oasis in La Mesa"

4
22/03/2016

Older motel but well maintained. This is not a glitzy resort but a cozy and comfortable option in an area convenient to freeway & most attractions. The grounds are lovely, filled with flowers & greenery; nice little pool area where you can gather to enjoy the weather & pool was heated so even if weather is cool you can still enjoy a dip. There is no elevator but the desk clerk offered help with luggage. We had a suite with full kitchen and a bedroom that could be closed off from the living area which is ideal for us (I'm an early riser, hubby likes to sleep in). Your family/friends in La Mesa/San Diego may furrow their eyebrows with concern when you tell them you are staying on El Cajon Blvd but this area is undergoing gentrification and is quite spiffed up. There are restaurants and a grocery store nearby and downtown La Mesa has undergone quite a face lift. Staff are friendly & helpful.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello barb b, Thank you for the excellent review! Your description of our little oasis is spot on. We are sure that potential guests will appreciate what you have shared. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our family suite. Having the separation between the living area and bedroom is very convenient, especially during longer stays. And the full kitchen, where one can prepare meals and snacks, makes it great for longer stays. We appreciate that you mentioned all the exciting changes happening on the Boulevard. It's becoming a more attractive area for people to come and explore. Again, we thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts here on Trip Advisor. Our staff looks forward to serving you again! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Michelle C | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Stay"

5
22/03/2016

We went for the weekend to see Jeff Dunham and picked Best Western because it was close to the venue. Great decision. Everyone was pleasant and very helpful. Hotel was great..Swimming was heated which was a plus.

"Great Value"

4
20/03/2016

I recently stayed at the Lamplighter to attend Explore SDSU with my daughter. We also stayed in the summer when we toured the campus. Both times the room was clean, comfortable and relatively quiet. As mentioned when you look the hotel up, it is an older establishment but it has most of the amenities one needs for a weekend or overnight stay. There is a heated pool, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker and breakfast (toast, bagels, waffles,yogurt, etc.) For us, it was very convenient because of the proximity to campus. There is a fabulous sushi place within walking distance. It's a great value for a reasonable price!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello mrsdlo322, Thank you for staying with us again! We continuously strive to offer our guests spotless rooms and superior service to make their experience a comfortable one and from your review, we can see that we've succeeded in doing this. We're glad to hear that you found our amenities satisfactory. You mentioned our complimentary continental breakfast, which is a convenient way to start your day! And our lush pool area is a great place to unwind after a busy day touring the university. As you mentioned, there is a very good sushi restaurant right next door. In fact, there are many good eateries in the area. We have a nice list at the front desk of recommended spots. Please feel free to request one next time you're here. We do receive many friends and families who come to visit students attending SDSU, being only a mile away makes it very convenient. If your daughter decides to attend SDSU, we hope that you choose us to be your “home away from home”, as so many other families have. Ask about our kitchen suites, which are great for longer visits! Thank you again for taking the time to review our little hotel! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice"

5
19/03/2016

I gave 5 stars because overall our stay was great. They upgraded our room from a standard king to a suite which was nice of them to do. The only downside is that the parking lot is small so it gets filled up quickly. The area is near a University so there can be a bit of traffic but not major. I would recommend staying here.

"Good for what it was..."

3
19/03/2016

The room was clean and the staff pleasant. Not the greatest looking area but it serves it's purpose of being a place to lay your head. It's located 20 minutes from the airport which was nice. The walls are paper-thin so if you have noisy neighbors, you'll hear them. Overall, like I said, it served it's purpose.

"Excellent hotel"

5
18/03/2016

Very Friendly and helpful front desk. Excellent Housekeeping team. My rooms were very clean. They have free parking on site, free wifi, free breakfast ( the breakfast room was VERY small) My first night was terrible though. I had a King room on the ground floor right next to the parking. Impossible to sleep. The next 9 nights, they changed my room to second floor. A Queen room with complete kitchenette, like an apartment. It was GREAT. Less noise and very comfortable. Very clean. The location of this hotel was perfect for those who have children or friends at SDSU. There were lots of restaurants ( american and exotic ones) shops, super markets, pubs hairand nails salons, fitness clubs etc etc. They were really not expensive. My son who attends SDSU lives in a condo just 5 minutes walk from this hotel where there is an outdoor swimming pool too.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Suarie S, T hank you for sharing such a great review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we were able to accommodate you in a more comfortable room for your length of stay. Our goal is to make our guest stay as enjoyable as possible, and I'm glad we achieved it. Were glad to hear you were able to enjoy some of our many amenities we offer. On your next stay you can check out of free DVD movie rentals we have available at the Front Desk, we also have popcorn making it a good time to relax and unwind in your room. We appreciate you mentioning the convenience of our location. I too agree that we are in a perfect location for SDSU parents. Giving them a feel of the area their children live in. Again, thank you for reviewing us, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again in the future! *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Gilda P | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Comfortable Stay"

5
18/03/2016

This hotel has lots of perks...breakfast, internet, in room coffee, pool and pets accepted. The rooms are clean, comfortable and welcoming. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again. In fact, this is our 'go to' Hotel when in the area.

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 such a wonderful review with our Trip Advisor community. We greatly appreciate your feedback! I'm delighted to hear we have now become your “go to hotel” we have gained once again another valued and repeat guest. We rank highly on Trip Advisor due to the hard work and dedication our entire team puts in to make our guest stay as you mentioned: comfortable, clean and welcoming. From our front Desk to Housekeeping to maintenance and our gardener Pascual we all work together to make it happen! Again, thank you for reviewing us. We hope to serve you again in the near future. *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Gilda P | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Hotel stay at the Lamplighter Inn"

5
17/03/2016

We required a few days away from our house because of fumigation and this hotel is up the street, We have passed it for over many years are were extremely glad we picked it. Everything was spotless, staff was very helpful and the grounds are beautifully landscaped.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Mary F, Thank You for your 5 Star review on Trip Advisor! Our potential guests appreciate the useful information that reviewers, such as yourself, share here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know we made your stay enjoyable while getting your home fumigated. It's always a pleasure to make our guest's feel welcomed and relaxed when staying here. The staff appreciates your kind complements. The hotel has been here for many years and has lots of loyal repeat guests. We try are best to make it your home away from home. We are extremely happy you picked The Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Hopefully we can assist you in the future if you may need a place to stay. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn S. | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us At (619)582-3088

"Good value, comfortable beds."

5
16/03/2016

We stayed here to be close to our son who lives near San Diego State University. The breakfast that comes with the room is pretty substantial even though it's called a continental breakfast. The beds are very comfortable!

"seight seeing in our hot rods"

5
12/03/2016

we stayed here as a group of classic car folks , The staff is great and while the motel has some age , everything was clean , fresh , and all our rooms spotless ,great breakfast ,.A great hidden gem of a spot... not too far from midway and harbor tour and old town , about 10 miles ,,

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Geoff C, Thank You for a great review on Trip Advisor! We appreciate your compliments on the staff and how spotless our rooms are, we really appreciate your feedback! We are delighted to read we completed what we strive to provide to all guest, cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodation and comfort all at an affordable price. I'm happy to hear you found the breakfast we offer Great! Next time you visit we added a new refrigerator in the breakfast room just for out guest to Enjoy! The front desk has a great list of Directions How to get to all the sights you mentioned in your review. It was great seeing all the beautiful classic cars ! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. *Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value!* Evelyn Sanchez | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent hotel"

5
07/03/2016

This is a very good hotel, with a professional and friendly staff, large and very clean rooms, good breakfast and a nice pool. Location was perfect for us, close to highway, but still quiet at night. Parking was always available and close to our room.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Jos R., We wanted to take this time to thank you, and let you know how grateful we are for you 5 star review. It's because of honest testimonials like yourself that helps other hotel shoppers find us. Our rooms range from standard hotel room size to apartment size suites depending on your personal taste. We have a good selection of food in our continental breakfast from hard boiled eggs, yogurts and fruits to waffles, pastries and bagels (just to name a few). Since it's the most important meal of the day we encourage our guest to join us every day from 6am to 10am. We are centrally located in the college area and like you mention we are near the highway 8, which is easy access to all fun attractions San Diego has to offer. College area is well known for its college student living nearby of course. We are glad you were able to experience the nights are calm and quiet helping you enjoy your night sleep without any interruption. Again, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope we can be of service to you again in the future. Yours in hospitality, Lily Evans | Front Desk

"Get away weekend"

4
04/03/2016

The hotel is in a decent area in land from the harbor (20 minutes) but well worth the effort and time. It is close to the University and has a few good family restaurants near by. The area is surprisingly quit and the pool is highly refreshing. I would absolutely recommend this hotel.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Bruce C, Thank you for your positive thoughts on your stay at our little hotel. Our potential guests appreciate the useful information that reviewers, such as yourself, share here on TripAdvisor. We appreciate that you mentioned our location. San Diego is a very large city but we are very central to most of the attractions, only 20 to 25 minutes away. And SDSU friends and family love that we are only a mile away from the campus. We are very fortunate to have a large variety of restaurants in the area. Our front desk staff will be happy to provide you with lists of recommended restaurants and directions to many places of interest. We'll even print out MapQuest directions or boarding passes for you! It's nice to hear that you were able to enjoy our lovely pool during your stay. Surrounded by lush landscaping, it surely is a little oasis to relax in. We truly appreciate your recommendation! And we hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great hotel"

5
01/03/2016

Honestly don't have a single bad thing to say. Great, friendly staff. Wonderful completely breakfast. Clean room, comfortable bed. Would definitely stay there again. Close drive to the college. It was myself and my daughter and we felt 100% safe.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Debbie C., We are happy that you had a wonderful stay with your daughter here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn! We pride ourselves of our friendly front desk staff, breakfast attendant and maintenance, and our meticulous and efficient housekeeping! We hope that you choose to stay with us again and enjoy our other amenities such as our heated pool and free movie rental selection offered at the front desk. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you soon! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Kim Robles| Front Desk Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great staff, great value"

5
27/02/2016

Best Western lamplighter is an older hotel but very well cared for. it's to fancy but the staff keep it very clean and they area tentative to the needs and comfort other guests. it felt like they took extra effort to reach out to us and that us like family.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Elias S., We want to take the time to thank you for your 5 star review. It means a lot to all of us here at Best Western Lamplighter Inn to hear that your stay was to your satisfaction. We all take great pride in our work and always give it 110% to ensure that all of our guest leave our property with a smile on their face. To ensure this our staff will always be more than happy to assist you and your loved ones with any extra requests and accommodations, all if available and at our reach. Best Western Lamplighter Inn is a family and all our guest are part of it too. Thank you again for your wonderful review, we hope to accommodate you again next time you visit San Diego. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Lily Evans| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent Stay"

5
20/02/2016

The receptionist was extremely helpful at check-in. Found the room to be large and comfortable. Bed very soft and comfortable. Received suggestions for local attractions, including driving directions. Complimentary breakfast was good.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review, we appreciate your feedback! I'm glad you found our rooms large and comfortable. Our entire team from maintenance, Housekeeping to Front Desk all work together to make sure our property stays up tight for all of our guests. I'm delighted to hear our front desk was able to provide you with information about San Diego, we enjoy providing information to our valued guest. Our beautiful city has many hidden gems that our front desk staff can help you find. Our complementary continental breakfast is one of the many free amenities we offer. Others include our outdoor heated pool, Free WIFI, Free Parking, Guest lobby computer and printer and more! Thank you again for reviewing us, we hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"pleasant visit"

4
19/02/2016

Heated pool and complimentary breakfast were perks of the hotel. Not to far from area sites as well as the ratings from other visitors made this our choice of hotel and we were not let down. The staff replaced a broken DVR (complimentary movie rentals) and were able to provide an ice pack for my spouse. Friendly staff and accommodating.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Debi R, Thank you so much for staying at our hotel. We appreciate you sharing your recent experience here at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. It's because of our guest, like yourself, that we are able to know what areas we need to improve and what areas we are exceeding in, as well as helping others see what great hotel we have to offer. We have an outdoor heated pool, (up to 80 degrees), which is open from 7am to 10 pm for all our guest to enjoy. We also have a barbecue for our guest to use, especially during our hot and sunny days. We also offer FREE movie rentals, and complimentary breakfast, but those are just some extra amenities that we offer. Also included, free of charge, is parking, Wi-Fi, books, and board games for the whole family to enjoy. Our staff will always do their best to fix any issues that come up during your stay, to make it the best it can be. Again, thank you for choosing Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, and we do hope that your husband's foot is doing better. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Lily | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent place to stay near SDSU"

5
17/02/2016

Hotel is very clean. Our room was on the second floor and there was no elevator, so when I expressed some concern about hauling a 50 lb bag up the stairs, the person checking me in graciously offered to carry it up to our room. Breakfast was decent. Not as extensive as an Embassy Suites, but better than others claiming to have breakfast. Good restaurants within walking distance.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Lisa R, We are so happy that you choose to stay with us for your family trip. Our staff from housekeeping, maintenance and front desk department, all take pride in keeping our hotel clean every day for our guest. We look forward to all our guest to enjoy their trip while visiting us in San Diego. Whether it's helping you with your luggage up a flight of stairs or bringing you more toiletries to your room. Our free continental breakfast room is located next to the lobby and is open from 6am to 10am. Breakfast includes: make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of cold cereal, yogurt, fresh bagels, Danishes, muffins and croissants, toast, Steel-cut oatmeal, coffee, tea, water and 2 types of juices. If your ever in the mood to go out and eat or have food deliver, our front desk staff can provide you with a list of local restaurant as well as brochures to those that deliver. We hope we have a new repeat guest, and we would love to have you stay with us again. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Lily | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Service wins the day"

4
01/02/2016

Every member of the staff went out of their way to ensure our comfort, satisfaction, and unique needs. The family suite was ideal, including 2 Queen beds, a pull out sofa, and a kitchen with microwave and full size fridge. On site parking is included, as is a free breakfast room with bagels, make your own waffles, yogurts, and fruit

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Shine Varghese, It was our pleasure assisting you and your family during your visit to San Diego. In fact, over the years, our staff has become quite familiar with the Orthodox traditions, since so many in your community come to visit the local synagogue and stay with us. We do what we can to make all our guests feel welcomed and we're happy to see that we succeeded in making your stay a comfortable one. Thank you for mentioning the family suite. This extra-large room sleeps up to 6 people and having the full kitchen is wonderful for longer stays, especially when you have little ones. Along with the 2 queen beds and pullout sofa bed, this suite has 2 flat screen TVs, one in the bedroom, which also has a DVD player, and the other in the sitting room. Also, for your convenience, the kitchen is stocked with cooking supplies and dinnerware. We're glad to see you that enjoyed our complimentary deluxe breakfast. We realize that breakfast is the “most important meal of the day” and are happy to offer it to all our guests. Thank you for your wonderful review! We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with potential guests here on Trip Advisor. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"business stay"

4
29/01/2016

nice hotel - more of a motel, but still comfortable. Quiet. Parking is a little small but in San Diego that's usually the case. The beds were very comfortable and clean. I would definitely stay here again. If there were a "Motel" classification, it'd give it a 5 Star Motel rating.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Adriana R, Thank you for choosing the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites during your visit to San Diego. We strive to provide clean, comfortable rooms at a great value. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and took notice of our efforts. Our free parking lot can get a bit tight, especially during sold out nights, but there is plenty of street parking around our property. We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with our on-line community. We look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Aged rest."

4
24/01/2016

As seniors, we desire a quiet pleasant location. This hotel fulfilled these requirements. The room was adequately large, the bed was comfortable and the overall atmosphere was relaxing. Had this been a little warmer time of year, we would have used the heated swimming pool.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Kenneth T, Thank you for sharing your experience with The Trip Advisor Community. Many of our future guest's read the reviews to find the best hotel for their needs. We are glad to hear that are hotel fulfilled your requirements. Best Western Lamplighter Inn is on the smaller side but are rooms are very spacious and the landscaping is always well taken care of . It makes us happy to know you found the atmosphere here relaxing. Hopefully on your next visit you can use the heated pool, San Diego is known for perfect weather but this past winter was cooler than usual. Take Care and We look forward to seeing on your future trip to San Diego! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Front Desk Staff Evelyn S

"Passing through"

4
23/01/2016

After searching for reasonable lodging near airport, I found this gem about 15 (by car). Nice, clean, quiet hotel near SD University. Room include free breakfast, although a bit skimpy, but better than others. FREE PARKING! Lots of restaurants, bars, shops within walking distance. I'll certainly stay here on future SD trips.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear George A, We would like to take the time to thank you for letting us know about your experience while staying at our hotel. It makes us happy that we made a new loyal guest. Whenever you choose to visit San Diego again we would be more than happy to assist you with your reservations. Our hotel strives for guest satisfaction, which is why we are glad to hear that your overall stay was positive. We are lucky that we are centrally located in a friendly neighborhood with great restaurants nearby for you to enjoy. Our free continental breakfast includes make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of cold cereal, yogurt, fresh bagels, Danishes, muffins and croissants, toast, Steel-cut oatmeal, coffee, tea, water and 2 types of juices. You can enjoy it by our outdoor sparkling pool, or take a tray and enjoy it in the comfort of your own room. Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites is proud to offer our guest with complimentary breakfast, as mentioned, FREE Wi-Fi, and FREE parking at your convenience. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you at our hotel again. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Lily | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Convience and friendliness"

5
18/01/2016

Staff are always friendly and accommodating. The hotel is convenient to the areas we like to visit while in the San Diego area. The rooms are well maintained and clean. Have not experienced any real problems or issues in any of out stays at this hotel.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Robert C, We are so grateful for loyal guests, such as yourself. Our entire staff strives to give the best service possible along with, spotless, well maintained rooms, just as you mentioned, and we thank you for sharing this with our on-line community here on Trip Advisor. Many of our guests stay with us when visiting family that live in the area or SDSU students, since we're conveniently located just a mile away from the university. We are only minutes away from the main attractions in San Diego. If directions are needed during your stay, feel free to come by the front desk for directions, we'll be more than happy to help! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our little hotel. We look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"another great stay"

5
18/01/2016

I've been staying at this hotel since my son began attending SDSU in 2012. I visit at least 3 times a year. The hotel is consistently clean and the staff is exceptionally courteous and kind. The breakfast is a great value and it is so convenient to campus and events (like graduation), that I think it's worth it's pretty reasonable price.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear ThreeRivers944, We are so happy that you found us and have been such a loyal guest over the past several years! We enjoy seeing you and chatting with you during your visits. You are always so pleasant! Thank you for your 5 star review! We love that you took the time out of your busy schedule to share your positive experience with our on-line group of potential guests here on Trip Advisor. Being that we strive to have the cleanest of rooms in San Diego and amenities that make your visit convenient and comfortable at great rates, your words and recognition of our efforts, has put smiles on all our faces because this shows us that we are doing our job right! We look forward to having you and your family here for the SDSU graduation weekend! Please, call us directly if you need any more assistance with reservations. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Very Nice Old School Graciousness."

5
16/01/2016

The facility and Staff are top notch. Can't say enough nice things about the Front Office Manager, Gilda Prado! The grounds are well maintained and the rates are reasonable. Zero Road noise. I asked that upon our arrival, my daughter would have a welcome home fruit basket waiting for her after being overseas in the U.S. Military. Wonderful basket and an unexpected welcome home card were waiting for her upon check-in. Nicely done, Folks. I will definitely use this location again.

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 such kind review with our Trip Advisor community. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We completed what we strive to provide to all guest, cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodation and comfort, all at an affordable price. It was great pleasure to have had you as our guest and I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed the fruit basket and welcome home card! I enjoy dealing with those types of projects. I'm thankful i was able to take your reservation and start planning accordingly :) Again, thank you for staying with us! We hope to serve you again in the near future. *Book Direct with us- For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda- Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter-Inn & Suites

"Clean suite good price "

4
09/01/2016

Nice suite and very reasonable price. Close to good restaurants. Couch folded out for girls. Queen bed comfortable. Bathroom small but updated. Adorable kitchen with stove and fridge. Walked need door to Tokyo for dinner. Fun spot. Good family hotel. Breakfast 6am to 10am

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Rebecca G, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel! We are so glad you enjoyed one of our studio suites. They are quite comfortable and great for longer stays, especially with little ones. Tokyo Sushi is one of the many local eateries near our hotel. We have a list of staff recommended restaurants available at the front desk, feel free to ask for one during your next visit. Our staff appreciates receiving such a nice review. We strive for excellence in all our departments and it's nice when this is recognized. We hope to serve you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Nice Place"

4
08/01/2016

Our experience here was very good. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean. I expected it to hear more road noise as it is located on a busy street but was pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was nicely presented with a good selection (waffles, oatmeal, toast, bagels, cold cereal, muffins, Danish, coffee, tea, orange juice, apple juice). There are a lot of restaurant options in the area. It was easy to get to from the airport.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Dalya, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor Community. We are happy to know you found our rooms spotless clean and the breakfast to be a great selection for you and your family. For your future visit, we offer Free DVD rentals which are available at the Front Desk. We try are best to give guest the most value for your dollar. Cleanliness and a friendly staff are what we are known for, and we appreciate your review. Our hard working owners take great pride in their business since the 1940's.The hotel is located near lots of great restaurants choices and we have a complete list available at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you on your future trip to beautiful San Diego! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Evelyn | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Very Clean, Great location, Friendly Staff"

4
06/01/2016

Our experience at the hotel was great. Clean facility, next to San Diego State University so there were a lot of eating choices. The staff was friendly. Would recommend. Having access to a kitchen was great. The kitchen was not fully stocked but we were lucky we brought the essentials we needed.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Jean C, Thank you for sharing your review with our Trip Advisor community; we greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences while visiting us in San Diego. We are happy to hear having access to a kitchen was helpful during your stay. Our goal is to make our guests feel like this is their home away from home, we want everyone to have a pleasant stay here at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn. Thank you for mentioning our hotel staff and how clean the property is. We are very fortunate to have a team that is genuinely guest focused. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to San Diego! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Front Desk Staff Evelyn S.

"Nice place"

4
05/01/2016

we chose this hotel because it was located close to our family. It was very easy to get to. There are a lot of restaurants in the area. The breakfast was very good. The room was clean and comfortable. The desk staff and breakfast room staff was very friendly.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear William G, Thank you so much for sharing your review with our TripAdvisor community online! We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write about your stay with us in beautiful San Diego. Thankfully, we are located a few minutes off of the freeway so we are easily found by all newcomers to the area. There are plenty of places nearby to grab a bite and we hope you had your filling! If you ever crave something in particular, make sure to stop by our front desk for any recommendations. We are also glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and found that our rooms were good enough to call them your home for your stay here in San Diego. Also, thank you for mentioning how friendly the front desk and breakfast room staff were! Everyone, including our housekeeping and maintenance staff, really look forward each day to providing the type of hospitality and service you would expect from a hotel like ours. We truly enjoy seeing a smile on all of our guests' faces from the moment they walk in to the time of their depart. * Book Directly with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Hope to have you again, Front Desk Staff Joseph H

"Dog friendly and good value"

4
28/12/2015

Found the value to be great at Lamplighter - rooms were big enough for us and both our large dogs - have small dog area for "dog stuff' but bags are provided. Super front desk staff - thanks, ladies. Very decent breakfast to start our day. Got a great recommendation for supper - across the street at the Mediterranean restaurant - great food at a very good price. Found great dog park - Ocean Beach off lease park with loads of beach and water for our dogs and the other 70 or so dogs who were there - love this city and all it's amenities!!! Had a lovely park right behind the hotel as well.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Pat S, Thank you for taking the time to give us an outstanding review! We strive to care for the needs of all our guests, even the pups! We realize that dogs are important to families and are happy to accommodate them and their owners. San Diego is a very pet friendly city. You'll find many restaurants, shopping centers, parks and beaches where they are welcomed. I'm sure pet owners appreciate you sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor. Also, thank you for mentioning one of our many local restaurants. We have a nice list of recommended eateries near our hotel at the front desk along with popular restaurants around town~ feel free to ask for one next time you visit. We look forward to serving you again next time you visit our beautiful city! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Surprisingly Cleaned"

5
27/12/2015

Whenever I checked in a hotel, I cleaned the pole of the closet and some other places, such as the desk and table in the room. This hotel was always cleaned. There was neither dust nor dirt even on the pole of the closet. Further, the pole of the shower curtain was cleaned, too. I even checked on the top of the bed board, which was also amazingly cleaned. I think the top of the bed board has somehow dust in many hotels. But this hotel doesn't. Since I'm not tall enough to reach the top of the door to the bathroom, I assume it should be cleaned, too.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello 24anonymous2015, Thank you for choosing to stay at our little hotel. We think you picked the right place to stay if you're looking for spotless rooms. Our amazing room attendants pride themselves on the work they do, we rate highly here on Trip Advisor in cleanliness, genuine hospitality and great customer service. We thank you for sharing your experience with our on-line community of potential guests and hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great Location and Hotel"

5
26/12/2015

We've stayed at a lot of Best Westerns since the early 70s, and this one ranks in our top 5. The hotel is loaded with upgrades and updating; the room was large and comfortable; and staff was friendly and efficient. When we return to San Diego, we'll choose this Best Western, for sure!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Cynthia M, Our entire staff truly appreciates your five star review! We are so honored to be in your top 5 places to stay after decades of traveling! We believe in consistently providing our valued guests with high quality, affordability, and great customer service and we're sending you a big “Thank You!!” for recognizing all that we do! We look forward to serving you again, so when you're ready to make reservations, please call us directly so we can serve you better. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"very good"

4
14/12/2015

I stayed at this hotel several times and every time I've been here I had gotten the best service. every time I've been here had been with different people as friends, family and they had like the hotel very much. I haven't get not even one complain instead I just got compliments. I highly recommended this hotel Cecilia.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Cecilia C, Throughout the years, we have gained many repeat guests and it means a lot to us that you are now one of our loyal guests ~ Thank You! We are especially grateful that you share our little hotel with your friends and family. Our entire staff strives to give excellent customer service, spotless, well maintained rooms at a great value, it's always nice to hear that guests notice our efforts. We truly appreciate that you took the time to give us such a positive review! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Should be renewed."

3
07/12/2015

Just jumped in for a night on our way but it was not the place we would like to remember. Everything looked old and used, so it did not look clean. When put the heating on it made more (awful) smell than warm.

"Was disappointed"

2
04/12/2015

Hotel is very mediocre though rooms are spacious and bathroom clean . Breakfast area very shabby and tables not clean at all . very regular breakfast nothing exciting. Cereal choice very poor and would surely recommend to see other options . There are plenty of hotels around the area . Pl see other hotels

HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the comments regarding our spacious guestrooms and clean bathrooms. We have a hardworking and dedicated housekeeping team that does a great job at keeping our guestrooms sparkling. I do want to apologize for the cleanliness issues you experienced in our breakfast room, if you read through past reviews you will know that this is an area that we usually excel in, I am terribly sorry that we failed in this instance. It is sometimes a challenge to set the right expectations for our guests. I think we do a pretty good job on our website, and the majority of our guests have written honest reviews about their experience with us, what makes us standout from the rest and why they rate us so highly on TripAdvisor. Our hotel is a modest AAA 2-diamond property, with amenities and prices that reflect that rating. We believe it is well located, friendly and very clean. We make sure that the grounds are lush and well kept, we never charge for parking, internet, breakfast or movies. We have many repeat guests who continue to choose us because of what we are, a family owned hotel (for the past 40 years), with great rates, no hidden fees, and an incredible staff! We provide a complimentary expanded continental breakfast that includes much more substance than a standard continental breakfast, we offer hard-boiled eggs, steel-cut oatmeal, freshly made bagels and pastries, juices and make-your-own-waffles. Our philosophy is to provide clean, quality accommodations, genuine hospitality, and exceptional service that is still a great value. We take pride in making every guests' stay an enjoyable one. We are not everyone's cup of tea, but we do hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Yours in Hospitality, John Lyon Proud Owner – Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

"Great place to stay!"

5
03/12/2015

when we visit our son we always stay at this hotel because it's clean, comfortable, and we like the breakfast choices. This hotel really has everything that you need for a nice comfortable stay. It's also less than 4 miles from where our son lives.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Herman, We appreciate all your positive thoughts! Our staff is dedicated to making every stay exceptional. Along with great customer service, we provide spotless accommodations that are well maintained, along with amenities to make your stay comfortable. It's always nice to hear when our guests recognize this. We are so glad to see that we are conveniently located near your son. And while not being in the hub of touristy areas, we are only about 20 minutes from most attractions and about a mile from SDSU. Our front desk is ready to help with directions Thank you for making us your “home away from home” when you're in town and for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again! Call us directly when you're ready to make your reservations. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"True Satisfaction"

4
14/11/2015

Enjoyed my stay at this Best Western as I have at other Best Westerns. Best Western does not disappoint and continues to offer pleasant and reasonable stays. I have always been able to find a Best Western near my ultimate location and will stay true to this very accommodating hotel chain.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Nick D, It's nice to see that you have been satisfied with the Best Western brand of hotels and your loyalty is greatly appreciated! Our entire staff here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites, work continuously to give the best service possible striving to make our guests' visit as welcoming and comfortable as possible by giving excellent service and some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego at competitive rates. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. Your feedback not only helps potential guests learn about us but, it also motivates our staff to keep up the good work. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Please, feel free to call us directly to book your next reservation. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Best stop over for snowbirds"

5
11/11/2015

So my grandmother needed another place to stay before going home. Just getting dropped off from the Airport, the staff helped her with baggage to the office as well as to the room. The room she got was like a little cottage off from the rest of the hotel. It was spacious with a kitchenette and was dog friendly. Great price for the size of the room. Nice landscaping along the walkway makes it feel more like a home . She only stayed the one night because we were unsure of the hotel experience, but now that we know, she'll plan a longer stay to enjoy the sights of San Diego with us. Easy driving access from 70th st to the freeway or straight down El Cajon Blvd from the 8.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Adam L, We are so glad your grandmother chose to stay at our little oasis. Our staff is dedicated to providing superior customer service and the cleanest of rooms at a great value. Along with that, our landscapers do an amazing job keeping our property looking beautiful, it's nice to hear that guests, such as yourself, appreciate it. Thank you for mentioning the room she stayed in, which sounds like one of our studio suites next to the pool. These comfy rooms, with full kitchens and sitting areas, which include a sofa bed, are wonderful for longer stays, so hopefully her next visit will be a longer one! If she would like to reserve this particular type of room for her next visit, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate her. Your review is greatly valued by our staff! Sharing your positive experience will help potential guests here on Trip Advisor get a feel for what we're all about. We look forward to your call when you're ready to book your grandmother's next reservations. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent value, Thoughtful staff, Perfect service"

5
08/11/2015

The most outstanding feature of the hotel by far was the exceptionally professional, friendly and courteous staff who attended to special needs with a high level of courtesy and sensitivity. The value was excellent.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Karl S, Thank you for the 5 star review! We work hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and feel welcomed during their stay with us~ thank you for acknowledging our efforts! Our entire staff truly appreciates that you took the time to share your positive thoughts here on Trip Advisor where potential guests can see what we're about. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Feel free to call us directly to book your next reservations. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great stay for a great price"

5
27/10/2015

Great stay. Hotel staff from the manager down were all very helpful and friendly. Good value hotel and amenities. Location was good and good access to freeways. Good parking. Good neighborhood. Highly recommended.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello C6146SF, We truly appreciate your recommendation of our little hotel to our on-line community of potential guests here on Trip Advisor! We strive to give our guests superior service, amenities that make your stay comfortable and the cleanest of rooms at reasonable rates and our staff was pleased by your kind words and positive review. It's always nice to hear when guests recognize our efforts. We are so glad to see that our location was a good fit for your visit to San Diego. Our city is very large and while not being in the hub of the more touristy areas, we are only about 20 minutes away from most main attractions. Feel free to come up to the front desk to get directions from our front desk staff. We're here 24/7! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to your next visit! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Excellent facility at a great price!"

5
27/10/2015

Outstanding staff and facility! well-maintained property and the amenities were outstanding, we will stay here again. We highly recommend the Lamplighter, model facility for the Best Western brand. Great area near SDSU with entertainment and excellent restaurants.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Chuck A, Wow! Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are so glad you chose to stay with us and enjoyed your visit here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We appreciate that you took the time to let our on-line community know about our little oasis. Our entire staff, maintenance, room attendants, our front desk staff along with the general manager, are all grateful that you appreciate the hard work we put into making our guests feel welcomed and comfortable during their visits. Being near SDSU is a major plus for students friends and family since we are only about a mile away. We're not too far from some of the popular attractions San Diego has to offer. We're glad you mentioned the restaurants in the area, you can find some delicious eateries in the College, Rolando, La Mesa areas. Our front desk staff has a list of some of these restaurants that we recommend. Feel free to come up for the list or directions to places of interest ~ our lobby is open 24 hours a day. We look forward to serving you during your next visit to San Diego! Book directly with us for the best service, selection, and value. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Close to SDSU"

4
26/10/2015

We would definitely return to this hotel. It suited our purposes because we wanted to be close to SDSU without a lot of driving. We had stayed at a place on El Cajon before and did not like the area at all, but this section of El Cajon was much better.

"Very nice hotel close to San Diego"

5
20/10/2015

This is an extremely clean and nice hotel. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Would return in a heartbeat. Will stay there if I go to San Diego Good central and convenient location less than five minutes from I-8.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Were glad you found our hotel to be a prime location, with easy access to the freeway and only minutes away from San Diego's most popular attractions. We appreciate you mentioning our hardworking staff, from front desk to housekeeping to maintenance, we all work together to keep our property uptight. Thank you again for the wonderful review, we hope to serve you again in the near future. Book directly with us to for the best service, selection and value! Yours in hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Concsistently good"

5
18/10/2015

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the years while visiting our family in San Diego, and it's always excellent, with a caring staff and nice rooms. We especially like the mini-suite, which gives us some extra space as well as a fridge and microwave, and we enjoy the pool, too.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor and for the five star reviews. We are delighted to read you and your family once again enjoyed your stay with us and we continue what we strive to provide to all of our guest, cleanliness and great hospitality all at an affordable price. I'm so happy that we were able to make your stay enjoyable. We offer many free amenities such as our outdoor heated pool, free parking, free continental breakfast, free wireless internet, and free DVD rentals. On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we strive to offer the best personal service for our guest. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Excellent Hotel"

5
16/10/2015

This hotel was better than I expected and the staff were very friendly. It is always a plus when they allow dogs which is a main reason that we chose hotels. We were in the area for an event and it was a prime location. Due to the fact that I work in downtown SD, this will be a nice hotel to stay at if needed. I would recommend it.

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. I am delighted to hear we lived up to all the hype an accomplished what we strive to provide to all our guests, and even more then what you had expected! Yes, we are a pet friendly hotel and they are allowed in ANY room type of your choice making it very convenient for big or small families. Were glad you found our hotel to be a prime location, with easy access to the freeway and only minutes away from San Diego's most popular attractions. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for becoming a valued customer. On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner's website. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Great Place to Stay!!!!"

5
14/10/2015

Staying here was a pleasure. The room was very clean and the staff was fantastic. Planned on staying here only one night, but ended up booking a second night once we saw the property. the grounds are well taken care of and the breakfast was good. Will definitely stay here again when in the area!!!!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your Trip Advisor review to let us know about your most recent stay at Best Western Lamplighter Inn San Diego. We greatly appreciate your business, especially for booking a second night after seeing our grounds. We appreciate for recognizing our staff, amenities, cleanliness, breakfast and location. Our free continental breakfast consist of 3 types of cereal, Danish, Muffins, Croissant, bagels with cream cheese, toast, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, steel cut oatmeal made fresh daily, Belgium Waffles, milk, apple juice, orange juice, coffee, tea & water, Thank you for your very kind comments regarding our property and for your business, we hope to see you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Great Hotel"

5
08/10/2015

This is a great option, if you have plans in San Diego. The hotel has everything and is very clean. Staff is very supportive and everything is really nice. The only down is the AC but all of the hotels have a similar system in the area

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your honest feedback and for the time taken to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your point of view and we are glad you were pleased with your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our Front Desk staff; We are very fortunate to have a team that is genuinely guest focused, and take pride in assisting guests with questions directing them to the right destination, no matter where it may be in San Diego. Again, thank you for your very kind comments regarding our property and for your business, we hope to see you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P | Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us (619)582-3088 or (800) 545-0778

"Stellar property"

5
27/09/2015

Overall this property is an outstanding location. Every facet of my stay was above expectations. Friendly, professional and congenial staff! If in the area don't pass up the opportunity to stay and rest awhile. And don't forget your swim attire as the pool is sparkling clean and refreshing.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Edwin K, Our entire staff thanks you for your fantastic review! We strive to provide great customer service, spotless rooms, along with amenities that will make our guests stay as comfortable as possible. It's really nice to see that you appreciate our efforts. We're glad that our location worked for you. While not being in the hub of any of the touristy areas around our city, we are only a mile away from SDSU/Viejas Arena, about a 10 minute drive to Qualcomm Stadium and only 20 minutes away from other places of interest. Our front desk staff is always ready to help with directions. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with our on-line potential guests here on Trip Advisor. We look forward to serving you next time you're in town! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Absolutely great!"

5
25/09/2015

Stayed for 3 nights while visiting SD The place was in great neighborhood, clean and very nice staff. The location is a bit far from the city but for us it was great (had a car) Wifi great, breakfast is very good although small sitting area. Laundry room was in great condition and works flawlessly Would recommend, high value per money

"Short Stay for College Move"

4
20/09/2015

Stayed here twice during our daughters move for college. Both times the room was clean, and the bed, pillows and linen were as good as a more luxurious hotel. There was a small pool, but we didn't go to it, and the breakfast was filling if you are good with pastries, waffles, oatmeal, cereals, bagels and toast.This is a great alternative to spending more if you are traveling or need a short stay in San Diego!

"Wonderful "

5
12/09/2015

We stayed here for a week. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was delicious. The neighborhood seemed safe, we walked 6 blocks to get something to eat. Lot's of restaurants nearby. The room was clean and quiet. Nice pool. Thank You Best Western!

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello kenjohnson28, We're glad we were able to accommodate you during your week-long visit to San Diego. Our staff consistently strives to give superior service, ultra clean rooms at a reasonable rate. It's nice to hear that all these things, along with the other amenities we offer, such as the complimentary breakfast and heated pool, are appreciated. As you mentioned in your review, the neighborhood we are located in is generally a safe area. We are close to many restaurants, a couple grocery stores and not far from SDSU. We may not be in the hub of all the touristy areas but, it's only a 20 minute drive to most attractions. Our front desk staff is ready to provide directions or suggestions to places of interest. Thank you for taking the time to give us this wonderful review. You're thoughts give our on-line community insight as to what our little hotel is about. We hope to serve you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

"Great value, clean, fun and personable"

5
03/09/2015

Wow! You certainly get a lot of 'bang for your bucks'. The location is easy access...the site is clean and well cared for...the room was excellent with internet, micro, fridge and extra pillows...the staff helpful and friendly and they accommodated our dog without 'batting an eye'. The pool area is refreshing and beautifully lit at night. The homemade waffle breakfast and helpful wait staff was an added bonus. We've stayed here before and will again.

BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Frequentflyer1961, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the Trip Advisor Community. Our focus is to provide great service consistently, quality rooms at a great value. The Staff here really takes pride in the cleanliness of the rooms and always making sure the guests are truly happy. The pool is a very nice place to go out and relax. We are glad to know you enjoyed the amenities the Best Western Lamplighter Inn has to offer. Just a reminder we have free DVD rentals available at the front desk, so next time you may want to enjoy a movie in your room, we also have Kettle & butter popcorn available at the Front desk for purchase. We are grateful to have so many happy repeat guests, Thanks again for the wonderful compliments. We look forward to seeing you and your dog on your next trip to San Diego. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Evelyn | Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778