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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

588 North Mollison Avenue, El Cajon , CA CA92021 US near Exit 22 on I-15 (~4.8mi)
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1.0 Star Property
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08/18/2022 - 08/19/2022
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Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Run Down"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I didn’t feel comfortable sleeping here. As soon as I opened the door I noticed the chairs were worn. I was scared to lay on the bed. They didn’t look like they’ve been wash and I was worried it might have had bed bugs. The bathroom was worn as well. I didn’t want to shower or use the bathroom. I was also worried about having to watch my car. And needing to stay up to make sure no one tries to come in the door. It was an uncomfortable experience.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 27 to Sat Aug 28 2021 at a $163.99 average nightly rate.
"The lodging was terribly overpriced and I was actually charged an extra 10.00 upon check in."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
I would not reccomend this property to anyone. It was not worth $190.00 by any streatch of the imagination. The location was right off the freeway which was fine however, I drove right past it as it was tucked away behind other structures and in a neighborhood that I didn't feel safe in. I drove for quite a ways to find a Sprouts grocery store to purchase food. I didn't find any resturants that I'd feel safe dining at as a single woman. I won't ever stay at this hotel chain again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 02 to Sat Jul 03 2021 at a $154.99 average nightly rate.
"Worst experience ever."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Don't stay here the customer service I received was the worst! They cancelled my reservation because I asked about the deposit! Owner is rude and threatening told me to " book a hotel somewhere else" because I as unhappy with having to pay a deposit that was undisclosed to me.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 24 to Fri Jul 26 2019 at a $75.05 average nightly rate.
"Parking should be assigned next to room."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
not enough front parking.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 30 to Thu Nov 01 2018 at a $47.13 average nightly rate.
"Parking should be assigned next to room."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
not enough front parking.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 30 to Thu Nov 01 2018 at a $47.13 average nightly rate.
"Parking should be assigned next to room."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
not enough front parking.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 30 to Thu Nov 01 2018 at a $47.13 average nightly rate.
"My room 202"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Shower and bath tubs very dirty and beside night stand; never been cleaned. The blankets were dirty and I used mine. Other than that I had good time and will be back.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Dec-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Nov 25 to Thu Nov 28 2013 at a $43.20 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 52/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Pool should be renewed. Service could be improved.

Location

66/100
49 reviews

Decent location with good shopping. Easy car access but inadequate parking.

Value

54/100
63 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Room

40/100
216 reviews

Spacious rooms but not well-kept, with subpar beds and furniture. Bathrooms and bedrooms are poorly cleaned and a bit old. Shower can be a problem. Kitchenette is acceptable.

Breakfast

36/100
36 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

Service

31/100
133 reviews

Guests complain about the professionalism of the staff and management. Complaints about reception and the friendliness of staff. Booking process should be better organized.

Cleanliness

21/100
132 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Pool

9/100
21 reviews

Pool should be renewed.

WiFi

0/100
5 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 45/100 based on reviews from families.

Fair breakfast prices.

Location

66/100
10 reviews

Location is ok.

Value

56/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Breakfast

39/100
10 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

Room

34/100
47 reviews

Large but poorly-maintained rooms, and uncomfortable beds. Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture.

Service

34/100
28 reviews

Complaints about reception and the friendliness of staff.

Amenities

22/100
8 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Cleanliness

21/100
31 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

Rated 43/100 based on reviews from couples.

Location

69/100
6 reviews

Location is ok.

Comfort

40/100
9 reviews

Noisy room lacking in comfort.

Breakfast

34/100
6 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Service

31/100
10 reviews

Service could be improved.

Room

27/100
21 reviews

Poorly cleaned and maintained rooms, especially bathrooms, with poor furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

17/100
15 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

Rated 38/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Spacious rooms.

Location

67/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

Comfort

48/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds.

Room

36/100
10 reviews

Poorly-maintained rooms, badly rated bathrooms and beds.

Breakfast

33/100
6 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Service

31/100
9 reviews

Service could be friendlier.

Rated 55/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Cleanliness

21/100
6 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Rated 43/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Pool should be renewed. Service could be improved.

Location

65/100
47 reviews

Decent location with good shopping. Easy car access but inadequate parking.

Value

55/100
62 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Room

39/100
210 reviews

Spacious rooms but not well-kept, with subpar beds and furniture. Bathrooms and bedrooms are poorly cleaned and a bit old. Shower can be a problem. Kitchenette is acceptable.

Breakfast

36/100
34 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

Service

31/100
129 reviews

Complaints about service friendliness and professionalism. Housekeeping and management are lacking.

Cleanliness

20/100
129 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Pool

9/100
21 reviews

Pool should be renewed.

WiFi

0/100
5 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 43/100 based on reviews from families.

Fair breakfast prices.

Location

65/100
9 reviews

Location is ok.

Value

56/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Breakfast

38/100
9 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

Service

34/100
28 reviews

Complaints about reception and the friendliness of staff.

Room

32/100
46 reviews

Large but poorly-maintained rooms, and uncomfortable beds. Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture.

Amenities

22/100
8 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Cleanliness

20/100
30 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

Rated 39/100 based on reviews from couples.

Location

69/100
6 reviews

Location is ok.

Comfort

40/100
9 reviews

Noisy room lacking in comfort.

Breakfast

34/100
6 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Service

31/100
9 reviews

Service could be improved.

Room

28/100
19 reviews

Poorly cleaned and maintained rooms, especially bathrooms, with poor furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

17/100
14 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

Rated 32/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Spacious rooms.

Location

67/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

Comfort

48/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with poor beds.

Room

36/100
10 reviews

Poorly-maintained rooms, badly rated bathrooms and beds.

Breakfast

33/100
6 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Service

31/100
9 reviews

Service could be friendlier.

Rated 48/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Cleanliness

21/100
6 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Rated 36/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Pool should be renewed. Service could be improved.

Room

37/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

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Property Description

Stay at the Econo Lodge Inn And Suites El Cajon San Diego East hotel in El Cajon, CA located off Interstate 8. An easy stop on the road, our hotel is just five minutes from the El Cajon Transit Center, and only 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. We offer an experience that simplifies travel and allows you to stay on budget without sacrificing needed amenities. Enjoy our free Easy Starts continental breakfast, free WiFi, and convenient laundry facilities. All guest rooms have TVs and coffee makers, plus some rooms include hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out: 10:00 am
  • Laundry facilities

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Diego Airport 20 Miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

About Econo Lodge

  • Easy Starts continental breakfast
  • Offer special promotions and advance purchase deals
  • Free high-speed internet and premium movie channel
  • Convenient locations close to major roads and highways

The Econo Lodge highlights above are subject to change without notice.