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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in El Cajon with free breakfast and restaurant


Located in the heart of El Cajon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Knox House Museum, Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center, and Art World Western Heritage Gallery. Boomers El Cajon and Parkway Plaza are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, spa services, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 68 rooms provide conveniences like washers/dryers and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Microwaves, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This El Cajon hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2013.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 68 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Washer/dryer  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Television 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Microwave 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

This property requires a deposit for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50-250 per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 50-250 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Early check-in fee: USD 30
  • Late check-out fee: USD 30-50
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Econo Lodge Diego
  • Econo Lodge El Cajon San Diego East
  • Econo Lodge Inn Diego
  • Econo Lodge Inn El Cajon San Diego East
  • Econo Lodge Inn San Diego East
  • Econo Lodge San Diego East
  • Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel El Cajon
  • Howard Johnson El Cajon/San Diego Area Hotel Cajon
  • Econo Lodge Inn Suites El Cajon San Diego East

We should mention

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. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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3.0 out of 5
55% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
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Nice Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Wpg, MB
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Very nice hotel for the price. Would definitely stay there again.
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3 out of 5
by from El Cajon, CA
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pros: It was close. I was never in the room - I had booked it for several nights for family in town.
Cons: Yes the STAFF!!
It was the most difficult & time consuming check-in I've ever experienced. The staff was rude! The couple at the counter next to me was getting a hard time from the staff also. Customer service is the only thing that sets one business from another and I will never go to Econo Lodge again even though I live just a block away and have booked people there many times.
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Pretty good for cheap price

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
The first room we had was horrible smelled like cat piss so we asked to change our room and our second room was a lot nice. The pool was fun and the jacuzzi was nice. For the price you are paying it's a pretty nice hotel. It's 20 to 25 mins away for the city so that was kind of annoying but still nice.
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Hotel was ok would recommend

3 out of 5
by from san diego
Posted Jan 26, 2017
Ok for a place to stay over night . They do ask for a 100 dollar deposit . If you do not have it they will not let you stay even if you have already paid for the room on Expedia. You can put it on a credit card but they said it will take several days to come off the card
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Not bad for the price...

3 out of 5
by from NV
Posted Jan 18, 2017
The room wasn't that bad but I didn't like the bed was not comfort the carpet was definitely need shampoo.....
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 13, 2017
this hotel is not what i thought it would be.. after reading reviews, I chose a different hotel, but my friend insisted they weren't correct, so I decided to stay at the Econolodge..... It was very nice, the bed was super comfy, the towels are big and the room smelled great. the staff was very helpful and the check in and out was quick and easy. No problem getting my deposit back...... Nice find
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2 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 28, 2016
Front desk staff Marlyn was very rude, not helpful at all, unprofessional and no costumer service skills. Microwave didn't work, hairdryer didn't work and marlyn was not helpful at all in getting these items replaced. We will not return!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by c
Dear Guest I apologize you felt our staff was rude, we will work with her by providing additional training. We apologize for your microwave not working, I hope you would give us another try. Sincerely Chetan Patel
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Bad area

2 out of 5
by from aiden
Posted Oct 17, 2016
Location: Bad location.
Very dirty room floors. Bad area. Very load. Did not seem like a very safe place of my family
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by cp
Dear Guest Thank you for you feedback, I do apologize your floor was dirty. I will have a word with our housekeeper and make sure they are cleaning the rooms well. Let me assure you we are one of the safest places in town. We have gotten recognition from the police department to meet all safety standards and zero crime tolerance policy. Sincerely Chetan Patel
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4 out of 5
by from utah
Posted Oct 6, 2016
The motel is so nice , in great area , ans the stuff so nice and always try to help .
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3 out of 5
Posted Sep 20, 2016
Pros: the pool
Cons: evrything
Toilet was plugged up when I flushed the water spilled all over. The bathtub water handle was broken I called the front desk twicew
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 21, 2016 by cp
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, I do apologize you had plumbing issues in your room. However I am glad it was taken care off. It is hard to tell when such things will break. Sincerely Chetan Patel
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