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Guest House With Balcony
3.53 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)
Vacation
"Nice little 2 bedroom converted garage in a good neighborhood. It was a little hard to find at first because the street seems more like an alley. The house is about 30 minutes from beaches and Sea World. The only issue is the AC is a bit small for the place and doesn't cool the bedrooms well."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

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Guest House With Balcony
Specious Family Friendly Home Away
6.25 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Nice home away from home
"The property was as described. It was a nice comfortable place to stay while we were in San Diego."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

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Specious Family Friendly Home Away
Garden First Level Unit
3.53 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Wonderful place
"We enjoyed staying here. Perfect size for our group . safe neighborhood and quite area . would not hesitate to come back. Close to shopping areas the beach and more. Thank you so much for the experience!"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

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Rockstar Villa! Swim Up Bar + Heated Pool/Jacuzzi, Slide, Waterfall +Views!
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Stunning House!
"Decided to have a pre-Labor Day get away and found this beautiful property in El Cajon. The property did not disappoint. We felt we were in a resort! Enough room for everyone to spread out, the kitchen had everything we needed and the pool area was so relaxing! Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

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Rockstar Villa! Swim Up Bar + Heated Pool/Jacuzzi, Slide, Waterfall +Views!
Elegant Hideaway and Affairs (Mountain view)
3.54 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Birthday Weekend Celebration
"Great property! The only downfall was the A/C. It wasn’t working properly. The home was very warm all day long, so it made it a bit uncomfortable. Besides that, everything else was great. Amazing home and scenery!!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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Elegant Hideaway and Affairs (Mountain view)
New! Spacious El Cajon Villa - 14 Mi From Downtown
5.3 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Wedding Weekend was SuperDuperCoolio !!!!!
"Daughter was getting married in La Mesa, and we were looking for a home, to house a majority of my immediate family. This property is a GEM. It housed 15 of us comfortably, and Maly ( our property contact ) was informative, organized, and super sweet. Thank YOU Maly, for helping make our stay SuperDuperCoolio ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

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New! Spacious El Cajon Villa - 14 Mi From Downtown
Mt Helix Studio Loft With Mountain Views
3.92 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great stay
"Not enough good things to say."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

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Mt Helix Studio Loft With Mountain Views
Hays East San Diego
5.02 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Spring Break!
"A short drive to a Great getaway! Everything was as described we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning!!!"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

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Hays East San Diego
Lavish El Cajon Home W/grill Station+3 Decks
6.3 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Location, location, location
"Our family of 6 enjoyed this wonderful, spacious home. After spending a week at the beach, this home provided a great location to other southern CA activities. It’s within 1/2 hour from The San Diego Zoo, LaJolla (tide pooling at Scripp’s Pier and Sunday Farmer’s Market), Coronado Island (Sunday ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

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Lavish El Cajon Home W/grill Station+3 Decks
Valley Motel El Cajon
2 out of 5
585 North Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
3.51 mi from city center
3.1/5 (314 reviews)
"I was impressed by the cleanliness and the ease of check in. Staff was very curtious."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Valley Motel El Cajon
El Cajon Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1368 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA
2.47 mi from city center
3/5 (76 reviews)
Ripoff
"It was without a doubt the worst hotelroom i have ever been in.Disgusting,dirty,foul,are some of the words to describe the room codition.I did not stay there."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

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El Cajon Inn & Suites
Cozy Fully Furnished 1 Bedroom Flat
Luxury El Cajon Oasis w/ Pool, Fire Pit & Pavilion
4.78 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Paridtse
"Very nice extremely well designed house"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

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Luxury El Cajon Oasis w/ Pool, Fire Pit & Pavilion
Americas Best Value Inn El Cajon San Diego
2 out of 5
1274 Oakdale Ave, El Cajon, CA
2.74 mi from city center
1.9/5 (188 reviews)
"Light switch in the bathroom was broken. Pallets and wood next to the pool. Door deadbolt didn’t work."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

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Americas Best Value Inn El Cajon San Diego
Warm and Peaceful Home
6.25 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Wonderful stay
"The host is a great communicator. The home was exactly as described and looked in photos. There is a backyard seating and canopy area that is not listed and was a beautiful surprise. In the backyard, there is windows to the next door unit but just be sure to not stay out late back there as to not ..."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

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Warm and Peaceful Home
Northgate Motel
2 out of 5
461 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.18 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (327 reviews)
"I cant say it enough, this really is the best kept secret of El cajon! The owner/operates are welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed to be comfortable. The rooms are totally updated smell amazing and so clean!"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Northgate Motel
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
2.5 out of 5
1355 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA
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The price is $116 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
2.53 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (518 reviews)
"Good staff. Housekeeping was wonderful. Had a closet but couldn't access it so that was a tad annoying. Overall, it was a decent place to stay."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
Charming little house
2.88 mi from city center
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Charming little house
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
2 out of 5
683 N Mollison, El Cajon, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
3.45 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (981 reviews)
"Clean rooms, friendly staff. Great location"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA
2 out of 5
471 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
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The price is $67 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
4.18 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (985 reviews)
"Meh"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

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Visiting El Cajon

Budget-minded travelers will find good deals in El Cajon, and visitors give high marks for the pristine golf courses and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping and cafés. Top sights around the area include San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and SeaWorld.

  • There are 23 hotels and other accommodations in El Cajon
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in El Cajon

Cultural venues in the city include Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center, Knox House Museum, and Warbirds West Air Museum. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Parkway Plaza is a favorite for retail therapy. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sycuan Casino and Boomers El Cajon.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 23 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in El Cajon. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon - This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and pool.
  • Sycuan Golf Resort - Our customers like the pool and helpful staff at this resort. With a stay at this 3-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi.
  • Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon - This 2-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and overall value.

Outside the city, top places to visit include San Diego Zoo, 15.8 mi/25.4 km from the heart of the city, and Balboa Park, which is 16 mi (25.7 km) away.

Getting Around El Cajon

Walk to nearby metro stations like Arnele Avenue Station, El Cajon Transit Center Station, and Gillespie Field Station. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

Dressing for El Cajon

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 73°F and the nighttime average to be 41°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • July through September averages 90°F during the day and 59°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 84°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • About 11.77 inches of rain falls on El Cajon each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 42°F

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