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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

588 N Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021 US near Exit 18 on I-8 (~0.1mi)
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2.0 Star Property Near The Magnolia
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3.0/5

Based on 137 guest reviews

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  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Free breakfast
  • Free self parking
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01/21/2022 - 01/22/2022
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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

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Summary of 851 verified reviews

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Rated 52/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Service could be improved."

Location

67/100
47 reviews

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

Value

60/100
66 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Room

45/100
231 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

44/100
43 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Service

35/100
141 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

26/100
142 reviews

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

Rated 44/100 based on reviews from families.

"Fair breakfast prices."

Location

68/100
11 reviews

"Location is ok."

Breakfast

47/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Room

40/100
54 reviews

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

Service

38/100
28 reviews

"Complaints about reception and the friendliness of staff."

Cleanliness

24/100
38 reviews

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

Rated 44/100 based on reviews from couples.

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Location

70/100
6 reviews

"Location is ok."

Comfort

46/100
8 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Breakfast

41/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Service

35/100
10 reviews

"Service could be improved."

Room

33/100
20 reviews

"Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture."

Cleanliness

22/100
14 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy."

Rated 38/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Spacious rooms."

Location

66/100
5 reviews

"Location is ok."

Comfort

54/100
9 reviews

"Average comfort, but beds are not great."

Room

39/100
13 reviews

"Poorly-maintained rooms, badly rated bathrooms and beds."

Breakfast

38/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Service

34/100
11 reviews

"Service could be friendlier."

Cleanliness

23/100
5 reviews

"Could use a good cleaning."

Rated 59/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

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Cleanliness

25/100
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. Service could be improved."

Location

66/100
46 reviews

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

Value

62/100
65 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Room

45/100
223 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

42/100
41 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Service

34/100
137 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

25/100
137 reviews

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

Rated 41/100 based on reviews from families.

"Fair breakfast prices."

Location

67/100
10 reviews

"Location is ok."

Breakfast

45/100
7 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Room

39/100
51 reviews

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

Service

38/100
28 reviews

"Complaints about reception and the friendliness of staff."

Cleanliness

23/100
35 reviews

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

Rated 37/100 based on reviews from couples.

""

Location

70/100
6 reviews

"Location is ok."

Comfort

46/100
8 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Breakfast

41/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Service

36/100
9 reviews

"Service could be improved."

Room

34/100
19 reviews

"Badly rated cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms, and poor furniture."

Cleanliness

22/100
14 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy."

Rated 32/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Spacious rooms."

Location

66/100
5 reviews

"Location is ok."

Comfort

54/100
9 reviews

"Average comfort, but beds are not great."

Room

39/100
13 reviews

"Poorly-maintained rooms, badly rated bathrooms and beds."

Breakfast

38/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Service

34/100
11 reviews

"Service could be friendlier."

Cleanliness

23/100
5 reviews

"Could use a good cleaning."

Rated 47/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

""

Cleanliness

25/100
6 reviews

"Could use a good cleaning."

Rated 37/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Service could be improved."

Room

39/100
7 reviews

"Room needs to be improved."

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Property Description

With a stay at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East, you'll be centrally located in El Cajon, within a 15-minute drive of San Diego State University and Sycuan Casino. This hotel is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Viejas Arena and 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from Balboa Park.

Grab a bite from the snack bar/deli serving guests of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and blackout drapes/curtains, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

The Magnolia - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Knox House Museum - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Boomers El Cajon - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Parkway Plaza - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Children's Primary Extended Care - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Warbirds West Air Museum - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Shadow Mountain Community Church - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Taylor Guitars - 5.9 km / 3.6 mi
Creation and Earth History Museum - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Sharp Grossmont Hospital - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi
Grossmont College - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Off Broadway Live - 8.1 km / 5 mi
Cuyamaca College - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
Cowles Mountain - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 30.4 km / 18.9 mi
San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 47.5 km / 29.5 mi
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 24 km / 14.9 mi
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 64.1 km / 39.8 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN).

Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a vending machine.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 10:00 AM
  • Uncovered parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Vending machine
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 68
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Free breakfast
  • Express check-out
  • Multilingual staff
  • Handrails in stairways
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

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.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

No Pets Allowed.

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Service fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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.

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