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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
2.0 out of 5.0 683 N Mollison, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (986 reviews)
$89/ night for 2 guests

i like the property but didn't show as the picture

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019
Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon
Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon
2.0 out of 5.0 550 Montrose Court, I-8 at Magnolia Avenue Southbound, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (1048 reviews)
$70/ night for 2 guests

The bed was perfect. I slept like a rock! Motel 6 used to have the worst hard beds. So much better now.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019
Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
2.5 out of 5.0 1250 El Cajon Blvd, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
2.8/5 (1361 reviews)
$71/ night for 2 guests

No more reviews! I’m sick of this process. I say the same thing every single time. Just copy paste my reviews and let us be done with this nonsense. If I have a complaint, I will let you know. I’m done with this.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019
Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA
Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA
2.0 out of 5.0 471 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (809 reviews)
$80/ night for 2 guests

It was great for the price. I would definitely come here again

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019
Villa Serena Motel El Cajon
Villa Serena Motel El Cajon
2.0 out of 5.0 771 El Cajon Blvd, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
2.4/5 (107 reviews)
$86/ night for 2 guests

The room was minimally clean. There was cigarette burns in the bedding. Not the best part of El Cajon

Reviewed on May 17, 2019
El Cajon Inn & Suites
El Cajon Inn & Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 1368 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
2.7/5 (55 reviews)
$79/ night for 2 guests

Lock broken, dirty, bugs crawling on night stand. Nice floor

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2018
Valley Motel El Cajon
Valley Motel El Cajon
2.0 out of 5.0 585 North Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA
2.9/5 (161 reviews)

I like the balcony. And spaciousness. I dont like not having wifi no mention of it. I domnt like the shower curtain.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
2.5 out of 5.0 1355 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (217 reviews)
$109/ night for 2 guests

staff very friendly.. breakfast was nice.. quiet.. neighborhood isn't the best.. but good location.. would stay there again

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019
Relax Inn And Suites
Relax Inn And Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 1220 W Main St, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
2.7/5 (212 reviews)
$79/ night for 2 guests

Nice bed ! Room large, needs a little removing.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2019
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
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Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon
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Valley Motel El Cajon
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Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
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Relax Inn And Suites
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Northgate Motel
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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
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Cheap Hotels in El Cajon


El Cajon offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Sycuan Casino, Boomers El Cajon, and Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center.


If you're looking for affordable places to stay in El Cajon, you can book your choice of the 12 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA - 2-star family-friendly motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and good location.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its clean rooms. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Relax Inn And Suites - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Reviews mention the clean rooms and helpful staff.

Best Western Continental Inn - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and overall value.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its comfortable beds and overall value. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.


Planning Your Trip to El Cajon


Still deciding on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can maximize your time.


  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 88°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 42°F
  • Rainiest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.14 inches

Sightseeing In and Around El Cajon


El Cajon draws tourists with its fantastic dining options and shopping, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Take in the local culture at Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center and Knox House Museum, or visit other spots like Warbirds West Air Museum.


El Cajon is also notable for its:
  • Breweries
  • Golfing
  • Cafés
  • Sports

Getting Around El Cajon


The most convenient airport is 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations like Arnele Avenue Station, El Cajon Transit Center Station, and Gillespie Field Station.