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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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San Diego lodging-Please Help!

I'm consdiering two hotels/motels in S.D. in May: the Best Western Inn Lamplighter on El Cajon by the state u. and the Days Inn Sea World/airport on Rosecrans.

Basically I need to know the quality of each area. The Days Inn is closer to everything, but the Best Western location seems more ideal (less seedy) based on reviews at Tripadvisor, etc.

Please send thoughts about each hotel/motel, but mainly each area. Is the state u. too far from most attractions? I will have a car, but don't want to drive forever.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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I would not stay at the BW Lamplighter on EC blvd and the Days Inn near Sea World on Rosecrans can be a bit dicey but a lot better location and minutes to the beach..just keep your wits about you because there are homeless that hang out, usually harmless but drug activity.
When are you planning to be here and I take it you are budget minded?
You do not want to stay up in the College area unless you are a student or live there.
 
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:50 AM
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El Cajon Blvd is pretty far from the tourist attractions, and I wouldn't say its any better an area than Rosecrans.

Rosecrans does have some "girly bars", but it is also a major shopping area these days, and convenient to everywhere.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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I would not stay on El Cajon Blvd if you paid me to. SDSU isn't a long way from anything, but if there are still students around the area can be noisy at night.

Rosecrans is better, IMO, but still not a great tourist area.

What is your budget? Maybe someone can come up with a better idea.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the info so far. Three votes towards Rosecrans (Days Inn), but not glowing.

I can spend more than the $67/nt. that each costs, but I don't need fancy because I will be out most of the three days that I will be in town. I don't want to spend more than $70/nt.

Generally, I just need clean and safe, but it's difficult to decipher the information from the hotels and sometimes even the reviews.

I can handle myself and I'm not elitest, but I don't necessarily want to spend my brief time in S.D. in suspect surroundings. It seems that unless one is on the bay at $200 a night, there isn't much out there.

I may keep looking, so I'm open to suggestions. What about Mission Valley? Hotel Circle?
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Apr 24th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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How about the Residence Inn Downtown?
It's a very nice art-deco place.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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The Motel 6 in Hotel Circle/Mission Valley might fit the bill for you..its around $65 a night for a single and its minutes to the beach and central to everything..
Also try Comfort Inn & Suites and
Super8 Motels and La Quinta Inn & Suites..
The Residence Inn in Downtown SD is between $110-$179 a night but a decent choice but the train keeps a lot of people up.
The Hotel Circle /Mission Valley is a great central location and the SD Trolley has numerous stops to get around if you don't want to always take your rental car to Downtown SD and Old Town and if you want to go to the border.
The time of year that you are going is key to the price you pay.
 
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Apr 24th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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Heck you don't have to go to Rosecrans to find the girls the Motel 6 on Pacific Highway is right next door to one. It was clean and actually fairly quiet given the traffic and all. There was a Travelodge I believe a little further west than the Days Inn. Tahiti is it still there?
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Apr 24th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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egret, do you work for Residence Inn?
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Apr 24th, 2007, 05:36 PM
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Nope. Just like them a lot and have tons of Marriott points.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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hulajake..Are you from Austin?
Travelodge in Hotel Circle is still there and that might work for you too!
Motel 6 is in Hotel Circle..
 
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Apr 24th, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Nothing against adult entertainment, but geez, how many strip clubs does S.D. have? I'm from a relatively "big" city, so they are not unheard of, but it just seems like they are near every hotel that I check.

I looked at the Motel 6s, but what about the one on 2nd Avenue? It got good reviews. The one on Pacific Highway was already out due to the air traffic and trains.

It seems like most things on Hotel Circle are okay with many of you.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 08:26 PM
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San diego is a naval town. Enough said.

Hotel circle is fine for what you are looking for.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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Thanks, frank_and_beans. I knew that about S.D., but the connection between the two slipped my mind.

So Hotel Circle is a definite possibility; still considering Motel 6 on 2nd or something in Mission Bay (Days Inn, etc.).

I'm narrowing it down.
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www.oldtown-inn.com
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TahtiTams:
I was kept up by the train at the Residence Inn downtown - I could not recommend that hotel but know it has great reviews on trip advisor - so I am the odd man out.
I would stay in Mission Valley/Hotel Circle as well - that seems to be a good bet - or you could live large and do priceline - I have gotten great rates on hotels the night before I head south - but I live in OC so am not gambling too much .


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Apr 25th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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If you are attending graduation cermonies than Hotel Circle would be closer to the arena. We have a niece graduating SDSU this year but also. For a nice area and a good price you could look at Holiday Inn Express on La Jolla Blvd or right across the street is a Travelodge I think they are both about the same price.
No TT I am not from Austin but you can never be too careful.
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Someone mentioned priceline and I did a quick check on betterbidding. Don't see alot of bids for Hotel Circle and Mission Valley. What part of town will you be visiting or will you be sightseeing everywhere? The reason I am asking is because some of the 3* hotels in Del Mar are being accepted for $50-$60 dollars. This is a very nice area but a little further to drive if you are going to be downtown or by SDSU the whole time. So just something to think about.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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$50-$60 Hotels in Del Mar on Priceline..What a deal! Del Mar is gorgeous beach town..
Hey hulajake..are coming to SD for the graduation?
 
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Apr 25th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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TahitiTams-I thought that was a great deal, too. Don't know what part of May the OP is visiting so the price could go up but still a deal. I know that graduation at USD is on Memorial Day weekend as I have friends coming from Arizona for their son's graduation. Talk about finding a hotel room-a holiday weekend and graduation!!
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