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. Highly ranked 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.
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Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites 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.
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, 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.
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Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
We recently stayed at this hotel. We found it convenient and a great value.
Hotel was clean with all the usual conveniences - parking, breakfast,shops close by.
Breakfast was in a smaller room...
Stayed three nights total. Staff was great, room was quiet and clean! I would highly recommend this Best Western. First time ever staying at a Best Western but will definitely look for availability...
We stayed in a 2 Queen Suite w/ kitchen, which was clean, no bugs, well stocked and spacious. The property was also well-maintained, pool clean and heated, and we all felt safe. Parking was well...
Loved my stay at this best western location! I came all the way from Arizona for a concert and I was very satisfied with my stay here. My venue was in very close proximity and the location was great...
Lake Havasu City, Arizona on 01-Feb-2020
We stayed here because of it's close proximity to SDSU for a concert that we were attending. I got there earlier than expected and they happily found a room for me to check in. The whole check in...
Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of freshly baked breads delivered daily, three types of cereal, yogurt with toppings available, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, steel cut oatmeal made fresh to serve, juice, tea, water, hot cocoa & coffee. Breakfast room renovated July 2019
Outdoor pool Heated Year-round heated outdoor pool. Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy our beautiful San Diego sun while lounging on our comfortable lounge chairs or patio seating surrounded by a lush, tropical garden setting. Pool lift and BBQ area available under pool hours
Safe deposit box, located at front desk
Fax services available at the front desk
Poolside services BBQ grill
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff English, Spanish
Laundromat available 24 hours to our hotel guest
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Front Desk can help with copies or fax needs.
Hearing impaired services alarm clock system, door signal transmitter, bed shaker, telephone amplifier, telephone signal transmitter ( as needed) & visual smoke alarm
Physically challenged facilities designated parking with a priority location in the parking lot. Step free access to main entrance. Ground level/lobby level accessible washroom. Pool lift
Parking for the physically challenged, designated parking with priority locations
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Complimentary coffee, tea, iced water station, until 11 p.m.
Complimentary USA Today newspaper available
Enjoy our video arcade game "Pac-Man®" & "Galaga" - $0.50 per game
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
DVD players in all guestrooms, free DVD movie library, thoughtfully selected by our staff
Family board games available. Play in our comfortable lobby or enjoy in your room! Jenga®, Memory®, Monopoly, Scrabble®, Checkers, Chess, Chutes and Ladders
Outdoor heated swimming pool with BBQ- Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free self-parking for our guest
Heated outdoor pool surrounded by a lush, tropical garden setting
Pet friendly hotel. Traveling to San Diego with your furry friend? We welcome 4-legged guests, with one of the best pet-fee rates in San Diego
Pots/pans/dishes All rooms with Full Kitchens have pots/Pans & Dishes available
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
AM/FM alarm clock
Cable satellite television
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Iron, ironing board
AM/FM radio stereo
Two line phone
Rollaway beds available, nominal fee
Rooms with kitchenettes available
Beautyrest Plush Top Mattresses
Free long distance access
All rooms with full kitchens have pots/pans & dishes available.
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 4
Physically challenged rooms/facilities, available some rooms are mobility, hearing and visual impaired equipped
Bathtub seat available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
3.5 mile(s) from Qualcomm Stadium, SDCCU Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in San Diego, California, United States. The stadium opened in 1967 as San Diego Stadium and was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 to 1997
10 mile(s) from Old Town State Park, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located in the Old Town neighborhood of San Diego, California, is a state protected historical park in San Diego. It commemorates the early days of the town of San Diego and includes many historic buildings from the period 1820 to 1870. The park was established in 1968.
The Old Town area is a popular tourist destination, known especially for its Mexican restaurants. The state park itself hosts several eating establishments, and other restaurants and gift shops are found in the surrounding neighborhood.
11 mile(s) from Sea World®, SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park, in San Diego, California, United States, inside Mission Bay Park. The park is owned by the City of San Diego and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment. SeaWorld San Diego is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
13 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo, The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies
13 mile(s) from Balboa Park, Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums and several theaters.
15 mile(s) from Gaslamp District, The Gaslamp Quarter is a lively downtown neighborhood, known for its nightlife. Clubs, dive bars and cocktail lounges draw a young crowd, while the Spreckels and Balboa theaters have diverse programs of music, comedy and drama. There's a mix of chain and independent restaurants in the area, with many global options. Horton Plaza Park has grassy lawns, ice cream and coffee vendors, and an interactive fountain.
16 mile(s) from Belmont Park, Belmont Park is a historic oceanfront amusement park located in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, California. The park was developed by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels and opened on July 4, 1925 as the Mission Beach Amusement Center.
The park's most iconic attraction is the historic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, which is considered a local landmark
16 mile(s) from Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach is a relaxed neighborhood by the beach, popular with sunbathers and surfers.
20 mile(s) from Hotel Del Coronado, The hotel del Coronado at Coronado island. It was the largest hotel when it opened in 1888 and was the first to be lit by electricity. The Hotel del Coronado is arguably one of the most iconic hotels in the world.
20 mile(s) from casino gambling
22 mile(s) from Scripps Aquarium La Jolla, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is an aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
25 mile(s) from Mexico border, The Mexico–United States border is an international border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. The border traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from urban areas to deserts.
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
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
1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena
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
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
15 mile(s) from Sea Port Village and Horton Plaza, shopping