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Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I just wanted to stay in San Diego for one night. So I looked at cheapest options. Most of theme was so bad. In the end I found this hotel. Very nice hosts. The room surprisingly was clean and nice. Price was just the best in the town!!

Thank Giga C
Sam A, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Giga C, Thank you for visiting us at Americas Best Value Inn. We appreciate the time you took to share a review of your stay with us. Guests enjoy the fact that our hotel offers lower rates than other hotels in the town and promises excellent customer service and great value. Thanks again for your wonderful feedback, and we... More 

Whittier, California
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel recently with my family. Needed a place to stay in the area and this hotel met our needs. Rooms were spacious and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Property didn't offer breakfast but did offer a discount for the IHOP next door... Would definitely stay if I were in the area again.

Thank travelMarie123
Sam A, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego, responded to this review

Hello travelMarie123, Thank you for taking the time to send us in a review! We appreciate your feedback. We are definitely happy to hear that our hotel met your needs! Yes, we do not offer breakfast at our hotel but we do provide a discount for the IHOP next door to start your day. Glad to here you would stay... More 

Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I must say that this was one of the worst hotel stays of my life. Backs up to a freeway, said close to sea world but it was not close. Room was run down and tired. Light bulbs burnt out, dated décor, smoky smell and furnishings. Must also be a transient housing hotel as there were many undesirable people staying... More 

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Sam A, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego, responded to this review

Hello JDCantwell, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We apologize for the unfortunate issues you encountered during your stay. Your feedback has not fallen on deaf ears and the owner is aware of your concerns. We are definitely working on renovations and updates for this property! We hope you consider to stay with us again... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Wow I should have read the reviews but I was tired and on the road. No refunds the sign says, stains and hairs on the pillows and sheets, hobos rent the rooms too, Cigarette burns in the blankets, I'm actually using one of my t shirts as a pillow case. This place should be closed down immediately!! Not even Anthony... More 

Thank Abe M
Ramesh M, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. I would like to apologize for your discomfort and alarm as we do try our best to keep those mishaps under control. Your issues have been brought to the attention of staff and it’s your comments that keep us aware and striving to improve. Once again, thank you. Sincerely, Management More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn of El Cajon, California located just east of sunny San Diego. Our beautiful, 2-story, 30 guestroom Inn is located within 5 miles of 6 major golf courses, 15 miles from Mission Bay and just 11 miles from the San Diego Zoo. We have nicely furnished 1 king and 2 queen bed guestrooms all with extended cable including HBO, some of which are equipped with mini-fridges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego

Address: 1274 Oakdale Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021
Region: United States > California > El Cajon
Price Range: $78 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - El Cajon / San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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