BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

6474 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115-2645
Phone: 619/582-3088   |   Fax: 619/582-6873   |   60 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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, coffee/tea 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 2 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 BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU.

Please Note: to better serve our guest experience, some guest rooms will be undergoing renovations starting early November 2014 through December 2014.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool, heated
  • Safe deposit box, located at Front Desk
  • Game room
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Free parking
  • Poolside services BBQ grill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exter corridor
  • Laundromat
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Complimentary newspaper available
  • Video games
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Free DVD movies
  • Board games

BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western lamplighter inn & suites at sdsu in San Diego.

BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Conveniently located, the best western lamplighter inn & suites at sdsu in San Diego, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.766235  /  Latitude: -117.059655

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Interstate 8. Exit on College Avenue. Go south on College Avenue to Montezuma and turn left. Take Montezuma to El Cajon Boulevard and turn right. The BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites At SDSU will be down the street on the right.

BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Balboa Park

Balboa Park was made into a beautiful San Diego park in 1892, after the land was untouched for over 20 years. It began with the one hundred trees planted by Kate Sessions, "The Mother of Balboa Park". Some of those original trees are still alive today.

Many of the park's Spanish-Renaissance style buildings along the El Prado walkway, were constructed for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition, held in the park. The historic Cabrillo Bridge and the park's landmark tree, the Moreton Bay fig, are a result of the Exposition.

The Museum of San Diego History & Archives, San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts, are housed in the historic Food and Beverage Building, built for the Exposition. In 1916, the San Diego Zoo was developed on the park grounds. Several additional San Diego attractions are also located in the park, in historical buildings.

While visiting this wonderful 1,200 acre park, be sure to view the Kate Sessions statute, stroll through the Veterans Memorial Garden and ride the Balboa Park Carousel. Stay close to this incredible park, in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is located north of San Diego, California.

Naval Base Coronado

Since 1997, Southern California has been the home to the largest military command in the country's southwest region. The Naval Base Coronado encompasses more than 57,000 acres of land, in San Diego. The base is comprised of eight military facilities: Naval Outlying Landing Field, Silver Strand Training Complex-Coronado, Remote Training Site-Warner Springs, Naval Auxillary Landing Field-San Clemente Island, Naval Air Station North Island-Coronado, Naval Outlying Landing Field-Imperial Beach, Camp Michael Monsoor Mountain Warfare Training Center-LaPosta and Naval Amphibious Base-Coronado.

This impressive aerospace-industrial complex is the largest of its kind in the United States Navy. Although one Commanding Officer is in charge over the entire base, it employs more than 36,000 civilian and military personnel. It remains one of the largest employers in San Diego County. The base provides the space for air, ground, undersea and sea operations. While in town, choose one of the several San Diego Best Western hotels, to enjoy comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

The southern tip of San Diego in the San Diego Bay, was kept lit for thirty-six years by a faithful light. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse was completed 1855, at a height of forty-six feet, on top of a 400-foot cliff.

It was one of the first eight lighthouses to be built on the west coast. This historical white brick lighthouse features a green lantern and was visible for twenty-eight miles.

Due to the location of the "Old Spanish Lighthouse" on top of Point Loma, the low fog and clouds often made it hard to see the light. By 1891, the light was discontinued and no longer used.

The New Point Loma Lighthouse was built on the tip of the point at eighty-eight feet above sea level. While in San Diego, make time to visit the historical Old Point Loma Lighthouse to stroll through the lighthouse, see the living quarters and walk through the museum. The lighthouse is located in the Cabrillo National Monument. Stay close to a wonderful variety of landmarks, museums and attractions as a guest of one of the San Diego Best Western hotels.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like in San Diego from 1821 to 1872. Visitors stroll through the restored 5 historic buildings, adobes, museums and shops from this once Mexican pueblo town, to see how it was transformed into an American Settlement.

Step into La Casa de Estudillo, La Casa de Machado y Stewart, Mason Street School, the first public school in California, the San Diego Union Printing Office and the Seeley Stables Museum. Enjoy your time learning about the history of San Diego. Choose from several San Diego Best Western hotels, to settle in and rest comfortably, while visiting San Diego and southern California.

Petco Park

Major League Baseball in San Diego is alive and well. Petco Park has been the home ballpark for the San Diego Padres since 2004, after they left Qualcomm Stadium. The stadium's first baseball game was part of a four-team NCAA invitational tournament with the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team. A record crowd was in attendance as they beat Houston. Fans love to watch the games from the "Park at the Park" area near the outfield fence. In addition to baseball games, the stadium hosts concerts and special events.

Top entertainer concerts performed in the ballpark include The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Taylor Swift. From 2007 to 2009, the USA Stevens rugby sevens tournament was held at Petco Park. Additional events hosted at the park include American Idol auditions and the Food Network's "Chairman's Challenge". To cap off a fun-filled day at this wonderful San Diego ballpark, check into a comfortable Best Western guest room where quality lodging and services await.

Qualcomm Stadium

Southern California residents and visitors in the San Diego area, have supported the San Diego Chargers professional football team since 1967. Qualcomm Stadium, a multi-purpose facility, has been home to Chargers from the beginning. The stadium was named San Diego Stadium from 1967 to 1980, then named Jack Murphy Stadium from 1980 to 1997, then finally named Qualcomm Stadium since 1997.

The San Diego Padres professional baseball team played in the stadium from 1969 to 2003, when they moved to Petco Park. Located in San Diego's Misson Valley area, the stadium is also home to the San Diego State University Aztecs football team. Three Super Bowl games have been held at the stadium in addition to Major League Baseball All-Star Games and World Series games. After a fun night at a Chargers game, check into one of the several Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.

San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport originally known as the San Diego Municipal - Lindbergh Field, was constructed at the encouragement of Charles Lindbergh, in 1928. By 1934, the airport was designated as an international airport. The airport was also used by the United States Coast Guard Base. In 1942, this San Diego area airport was used during World War II. After the war, commercial flights were available via Pacific Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Western Airlines, Bonanza and PSA. The airport has become the busiest single-runway commercial airport in America.

Sixteen airline support providers and seven airfreight companies also contribute to the traffic at this busy airport. Passengers have a choice of eighteen commercial airlines for flights to many major U.S. cities. Once at the terminal, passengers have a variety of restaurants and shops to choose from, in addition to several private airport club rooms. General and Corporate aviation needs are provided by Landmark Aviation Services. Enjoy your time in the San Diego area, by checking into one of the several Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations.

San Diego State University

Established in 1897, San Diego State University is situated northwest of downtown San Diego, and is a wonderful attraction within the San Diego metro area. Visitors from nearby cities like Oceanside, and Chula Vista make frequent trips to SDSU during the fall to catch all of the Aztec football action at Qualcomm Stadium. Academically, SDSU offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

While in San Diego visiting SDSU, many visitors enjoy taking time to explore the local attractions like Balboa Park, and the famous San Diego Zoo. During the winter, many sports fans enjoy the high-energy, alley-oop action of SDSU Aztec basketball. Head to Viejas Arena and watch as both the men's and women's Aztec basketball teams compete against the rest of the Mountain West Conference.

San Diego Zoo

A full day of fun awaits at the San Diego Zoo, located in San Diego's Balboa Park. Stroll through the Discovery Outpost, Lost Forest, Asian Passage, Panda Canyon, Polar Rim, Elephant Odyssey, Urban Jungle, Africa Rocks and Outback to visit all of the animals. The zoo has been providing fun times with animals since its opening in 1915. Enjoy a relaxing ride on the gondola, the Skyfari, for a birds-eye view of the entire zoo.

Ready for a unique zoo adventure? Sign up for one of the special zoo tours. The Backstage Pass - Ultimate Encounter allows visitors to meet many of the exotic animals up close. Additional options include the Inside Look tour, the Discovery tour and the Horticulture tour. Take a break from the action as a guest at one of several Best Western hotels in San Diego.

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego, located near the sun and sand of San Diego’s Mission Bay, is the original marine mammal park and aquarium. Home of Shamu,the magnificent and talented killer whale featured in popular daily shows is arguably the park’s most famous resident. This family-friendly park is full of world-class marine exhibits, aquariums and rides - providing a full-days fun and entertainment.

Optimize your SeaWorld experience by checking feeding times and visit your favorite exhibit at the designated time. Special reservations can also be made for behind-the-scenes tours, or the Dine with Shamu programs - offering back-stage access to the killer whale habitat and trainers.

Best Western hotels offer over 25 locations near SeaWorld in the San Diego Metro area. Travelers looking for a San Diego hotel have a great choice of locations with Best Western – choose from accommodations to fit any itinerary and budget.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.5 mile(s) from Qualcomm Stadium, Chargers football and Padres baseball
  • 10 mile(s) from Old Town State Park and Presidio Park, historic park, shopping restaurants
  • 11 mile(s) from Sea World®, adventure park featuring animal shows and attractions
  • 13 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo, world famous
  • 13 mile(s) from Balboa Park, large park with numerous museums and three small playhouses
  • 15 mile(s) from Gaslamp District, two streets in the heart of downtown lined with a variety of restaurants and bars some with live music
  • 16 mile(s) from Belmont Park, small amusement center and wooden roller coaster
  • 16 mile(s) from Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, scuba diving, surfing
  • 20 mile(s) from Hotel Del Coronado, historical hotel
  • 20 mile(s) from casino gambling
  • 22 mile(s) from Scripps Aquarium La Jolla, large aquarium located in beautiful La Jolla
  • 25 mile(s) from Mexico border
  • 35 mile(s) from Wild Animal Park, features a tram ride through open fields of roaming animals
  • 38 mile(s) from Legoland®, amusement park featuring Lego creations
  • 15 mile(s) from Sea Port Village and Horton Plaza, shopping

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa
  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove
  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon
  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista
  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla
  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado
  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar
  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido
  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad
  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2 mile(s) from fitness center/health club
  • 2 mile(s) from playground
  • 5 mile(s) from golf
  • 6 mile(s) from Lake Murray , fishing
  • 14 mile(s) from Mission Bay boating, jet skiing
  • 16 mile(s) from Pacific Beach Mission Beach, scuba diving, surfing

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0 mile(s) from Dogwood's Eatery, sandwich shop
  • .1 mile(s) from Café J's, Mexican
  • .3 mile(s) from Boston Market, home-style
  • 2 mile(s) from El Toritos, Mexican
  • 3 mile(s) from Marie Calendars, American
  • 3 mile(s) from DZ Akin's, kosher style delicatessen and hot meals
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Seafood
  • 4 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, American
  • 4 mile(s) from Olive Garden, Italian
  • 4 mile(s) from Claim Jumper, American

BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near San Diego. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2014

December 27, 2014
San Diego Holiday Bowl

One of college football's biggest post-season bowls kicks off at Qualcomm Stadium. Root for your favorite Pac-10 or Big-12 team playing the game.

December 14 & 21, 2014
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Starting at 5:30 p.m. for two Sunday evenings, San Diego Bay lights up with more than 100 lavishly decorated boats.

January 2015

January 18 - 24, 2015
San Diego Restaurant Week

More than 215 restaurants throughout San Diego County offer guests discounted and delicious prix fixe menus. Dine out to your heart's content anywhere and anytime.

February 2015

February 1 - 28, 2015
San Diego Museum Month

Enjoy half-off entry fees at over 40 San Diego area museums for the whole month of February. Museum passes may be picked up at the region's Macy's stores.

February 2015

February 5 - 8, 2015
San Diego Farmers Insurance Open

One of the PGA Tour's biggest tournaments comes to Torrey Pines. See golf's top stars in action.
 

March 2015

March 28, 2015
Ironman 70.3

Swim in the refreshing Oceanside Harbor, bike next to the ocean on your way to and from San Clemente, run on the Oceanside Pier and along The Strand, or just come on out to Oceanside and cheer on the athletes.

June 2015

June 16, 2015 and June 20, 2015
Race Across America (RAAM)

Come on out to the Oceanside Pier and cheer as cyclists begin the 3,000-mile journey to Annapolis, MD in one of the most difficult races in the world.

down Best Western USA & Canada
Alabama  |  Alaska  |  Arizona  |  Arkansas  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  Delaware  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Hawaii  |  Idaho  |  Illinois  |  Indiana  |  Iowa  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky  |  Louisiana  |  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  Michigan  |  Minnesota  |  Mississippi  |  Missouri  |  Montana  |  Nebraska  |  Nevada  |  New Hampshire  |  New Jersey  |  New Mexico  |  New York  |  North Carolina  |  North Dakota  |  Ohio  |  Oklahoma  |  Oregon  |  Pennsylvania  |  Rhode Island  |  South Carolina  |  South Dakota  |  Tennessee  |  Texas  |  Utah  |  Vermont  |  Virginia  |  Washington  |  Washington D.C.  |  West Virginia  |  Wisconsin  |  Wyoming
Alberta  |  British Columbia  |  Manitoba  |  New Brunswick  |  Nova Scotia  |  Ontario  |  Prince Edward Island  |  Quebec  |  Saskatchewan  |  Yukon  |  Caribbean

Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. © 2002-2014 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2014 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.