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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, California 92115-2645
United States


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Hotel Overview

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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Pet Policy
Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • 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
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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
  • Game room
  • Fax services available at the front desk
  • Free parking
  • Poolside services BBQ grill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • 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
  • Computer available
  • Dataports
  • 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
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • 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

Kitchenettes: available

  • 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
More Amenities


  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Cable satellite television
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Crib available
  • DVD player
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Microwave available
  • Refrigerator available
  • Two line phone
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • 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
  • Closed-caption TV
  • 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:

  • Closed-caption televisions
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Nearby Attractions


  • 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

Nearby Cities

  • 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


  • 10 mile(s) from Gillespie Field
  • 15 mile(s) from San Diego International Airport
  • 15 mile(s) from Amtrak train station
  • 15 mile(s) from Greyhound bus station