Ratings based on 317 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Visalia CA

Lovely pool and jacuzzi. Exceptionally clean.

Posted Jul 18, 2014
Pros: everything! The pool and jacuzzi are handicapped accessible!
Cons: Breakfast room was a little small if you go at peak times. There is a large motel sign on the freeway but none on the street in front of the motel.
Location: The location is close to a freeway off ramp but was not noisy. Mountains are close to the east, state parks so is San Diego State University.
Pleasantly surprised when I opened the door at the size of the room. Dining table and chairs with a complete kitchen including a sink, stove top and refrigerator. Cupboards for storage of supplies. Nice sized desk with desk chair. TV remote was a little difficult but nice size TV. Bed was comfortable and there were extra blankets if needed. All in all a comfortable stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Murrieta, Ca.

Cheap but old

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Staff is nice, exterior of hotel is well maintained. Non smoking rooms have cigarette burns in blankets and in floors. Room is musty at first. The A/C quickly freshens it up though. The cleaning staff turns off A/C which means you walk back into a hot room. Room is clean but worn down and rough around the edges. The price matches the quality, so keep your expectations realistic.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Motel close to the freeways

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Not a place to stay on your holiday. Almost in the middle of nowhere, good only for a night or two if traveling between states and need somewhere to rest your head. Duvet was old with evidence of cigarette burn. Nothing to be positive about really.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good rest stop

Posted Jun 2, 2014
Hotel good for a rest stop while on the road but not for a vacation getaway. Clean rooms but need to update to HDTV and better beds .
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 3, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, I am glad you found our room to clean, and I am happy to tell you that we are in process of changing out some of our televisions to the new flat panel televisions. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Chetan Patel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by carmen team mom

We were pleasantly surprised.

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: decent price and close to the softball fields
Location: we were there for a softball tournament so it was convenient
Getting off the freeway I was a bit skeptical but after we checked in we were pleasantly surprised.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 3, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Dear Guest We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, most people are surprised to see how wonderful our rooms turned out to be after the renovations. We offer all the amenities the bigger hotels offer at a fraction of a price. Thanks Chetan Patel
2 out of 5
by Grandma from LA

Not in a good part of town

Posted May 20, 2014
Pros: I did like the cleanliness of the pool and extended pool hours.
Cons: The staff need to take measures against disturbing clients and therefor assuring the remainder of the guest can feel safe and enjoy their stay.
Location: The location was not good, a lot of unruly characters as clients and within the immediate area.
Even though the hotel was located in not the best part of town, the visit could of been made better if the staff took measures to maintain the safety of their guest. The staff are on site 24/7 but do not respond to clients that are disruptive to others. Even the police do not respond when called to this area.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 22, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Grandma, We take safety and security of our guest as top priority. We respond to every call, the police department also does a great job in responding to our calls. Since they know much effort we put into keeping our guest safe and property secured. We are one of the few properties that are regarded the best in El Cajon by the police department.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to San Diego Beaches. 20 min drive

Posted Apr 29, 2014
It was quick and unexpected night's stay for my family and I and we were pleased on location and price.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 22, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Jackie, Thanks for your comments we are glad you enjoyed your stay, I agree we offer a great location and unbeatable price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by april from ca

Good stay

Posted Apr 20, 2014
we have stayed here many times we do you like our rooms they are alwayd very comfortable and really roomie cause we always have our kids with us when we stay here wish the breakfast was better staff is always nice!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 22, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
April, We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay with us many times, we value your business and hope to see you soon.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice rooms a bit expensive

Posted Apr 13, 2014
I called April 11 at 10am requesting a room ASAP. The operator (I think her name was Julia) was very helpful. She contacted the econolodge to confirm availability. She advised me that the earliest I could check in was at 2:00. I agreed and completed my reservation. When I got to the location around 1:30 and the desk person was able to give me a room at that time. I was a bit surprised when they required a $50 deposit for a prepaid room. I put down a cash deposit.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 22, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes the hotel does require a cash deposit or credit card on file to cover any incidental charges. Thanks
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Last minute trip

Posted Apr 1, 2014
The stay was pleasant but a few things need attention . Room were nice and clean but not enough of parking in front of room . Nice stay with nice little breakfast in the morning . Not bad for the price and location
Comment from Hotel Management
May 22, 2014 by Chetan Patel, Hotel Management
Thank you for you comments. I wish all our parking was in front of the room. However we plenty of parking around the building. I glad you found our room nice and clean and our breakfast tasty. Thanks Chetan Patel