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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

2 stars
6440 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
11 reviews
Unique experience

The only negatives were mosquitoes in the room and a weak breakfast menu. See full review

  • Cptballast
  • Jul 12, 2014
Ok for the weekend

Average needs a little improvement in would return on the future and look forward to seeing the... See full review

  • Ms College Graduate 2014
  • Oct 10, 2014
Take the family on a fun-filled trip to this Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area near San Diego State University and golf. Meet the many exotic animals at the San Diego Zoo just 15 minutes away, or watch the dolphins play at Sea World. Visit Old Town San Diego for shopping, restaurants, and a rich history. Enjoy a great meal at The Place, the onsite kosher deli. Wake up refreshed with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast and complimentary newspaper before walking to the trolley station for easy access to local attractions. Enjoy the convenience of ample car and large-vehicle parking, guest laundry facilities and 24-hour front desk. Relax at the tropical outdoor pool, or grill your lunch at the barbeque area. Meeting space and fax services are available for your convenience. Plan your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access while watching the 39-inch flat-screen TV. Smoke-free rooms are also available.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5

Hotel Map

32.7659 -117.0607
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.6 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 5.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 5.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 5.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 5.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 5.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 5.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 5.8 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 6.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 6.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 7.2 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.6 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 5.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 5.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 5.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 5.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 5.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 5.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 5.8 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 6.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 6.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 7.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 7.2 mi
  • Heritage Park: 7.6 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.7 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 7.7 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 7.9 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 7.9 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 8.3 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 9.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 9.2 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 10.2 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 10.7 mi
  • Belmont Park: 11.1 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 11.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 11.5 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 24.3 mi
  • Legoland: 29.1 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,111.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
2.4
Location:
2.5
Value:
2.6

45% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cptballast
Business
Pahrump NV
Jul 12, 2014

Unique experience

The only negatives were mosquitoes in the room and a weak breakfast menu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ORRY
Business
San Diego, California
Oct 11, 2011

Good for quick local getaway

Had a great experience, just looking to escape on the other side of town at a decent rate. This place was exactly what I was looking for. Friendly staff, they also let me check out an hour later, I had the wrong time and they were completely cool about it. That was a huge plus for me! Clean room, fridge, microwave, WiFi.. Sweeeet

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
University Prof
Business
Temecula, CA
Apr 28, 2012

Yin and Yang

The bathtub was dirty and the shower was cold, but the staff was simply excellent once we found the RIGHT Howard Johnson's. If they'd adjust the water & clean the tub, it's otherwise a fine place to stay if you're doing something at the university, as I was. The staff was superb! (They may even have made these improvements if I had bugged them about it.) OH: and it was a SMOKING ROOM with a QUEEN BED, when we asked for non-smoking and a KING bed. Argh...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Not terribly far from the university, and the buses run extremely frequently.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
deeMonnneyy
Business
san diego CA
Dec 16, 2012

okay getaway

was loud at times and the staff didnt provide times when water was going to be off

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michael H
Business
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jul 29, 2013

Great for the price.

Great accommodation and location for the price. Recommended for the San Diego area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ms College Graduate 2014
Business
San Diego
Oct 10, 2014

Ok for the weekend

Average needs a little improvement in would return on the future and look forward to seeing the improvements made.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dougiedizzle
Business
Riverside, ca
Feb 19, 2013

Not clean but cheap

Only had to pay like 30 bucks a night and I got what I paid for. Blankets had holes, shower fixtures weren't properly put on, floor turned my feet black etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lemon grove ,ca
Sep 29, 2012

undesirable

this place was horrible. it had cock roaches, the toilet leaked and when i asked if i could have an extra pillow i was told they don't do that. the continental breakfast is a few stale pre packaged danishes expired milk, and bad coffee. overall i would not recommend anyone going to this location. it says no smoking however the pillows and blankets smelled of cigarettes and they had cigarette burns in them. the location is not bad but this place is a disgusting mess. pay the extra few bucks a night and go to a super 8 or something else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BlahBlah
Business
San Diego, California
Apr 24, 2013

Under Construction

This hotel is not ready for guests to stay in. My room was dirty ( food from previous guests, cockroaches, stains all over the carpet) and I didn't feel safe because the dead bolt was broken. I went and asked for my second two nights to be refunded and checked out and the staff was very gracious and apologetic. They explained that they had just recently purchased the property and it was a work in progress. It may be much better in a few months but my stay was not good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
gggopl
Business
phoenix az
Jun 17, 2013

nasty place

Very bad and nasty place to stay at. First thing you notice is the horrible smell. Then the bed bugs. It was horrible experience. No one should go there. Never.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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