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I wanted to pay for 7 days because i was waiting for my new home to be finished which could take 3 to 7 days so im about to pay 725 cash and the lady at the counter tells me that if i pay for 7 days but check out on the 3rd day that i would not be given a refund for the remaining days. Which would be somewhere around $500 thats crazy and its theft. Im not gonna let you keep my money

The bed was the only good thing. The rest of the room was dirty my whole visit. There was blood on my shower curtain that i asked to be changed but it never happened. I had no air conditioner for the first 4 days. The continental breakfast was the worst i ever had nothing worked.

I use to stay here as a child so what’s great memories

Good Location. Clean rooms and good service. Nice place to stay.

Quick checked in and the room nice and clean. Area quite definitely the place to stay for my next visit in the area.

I was pleasantly surprised by the updated room, all amenities were nice. Room was clean and comfortable. Tv was good, remote was a bit temperamental: you had to be close/far enough for it to work. Breakfast was as expected: good muffins, danish, English muffins, cereal, juice, coffee.

From poor staff to uncleaned room, I don 't know where to start. There was open soap and shampoo containers in the bath. It would also help if they would hire people who speak English when checking out.

nice and comfortable stay close to college and very friendly staff would recommend to stay here, very inexpensive

staff is above and beyond miley at front desk was very helpful

I've stayed here a couple of dozen times now. Close to family and freeways. Great food across the parking lot and down the block in both directions. Quiet and clean. I'll be back!

The room was small but clean. Not a bad neighborhood, but not great either. Only a 10 to 15 minute drive to everywhere we wanted to go in San Diego. The breakfast is nothing great - coffee, juice, cold cereal and some muffins. Staff was very friendly.

The staff was friendly and we had no trouble finding the hotel or checking in. I was disappointed that the room's floor seemed moist and I wore socks around and it turned the bottom of my socks black. The room seemed very humid, I couldn't get the heat or A/C just right to sleep comfortably. Breakfast is very SMALL. Only muffins, juice, and one kind of cereal.

Came to town for a big event at SDSU and needed a one night stay. The higher rated hotels were already booked. After a long drive, I didn't want to add more miles, and the location is very close. Otherwise, what can I say? The room had a bad musty smell, it was unattractive and dingy. I believe it was kept clean, but nothing really felt clean because of the smell and the wear. Time for a remodel.

Stayed here for about the 15th time this past weekend. Close to my family. People at the place always courteous and helpful. Clean quiet comfortable rooms with great Wi-Fi. Killer food within 2 minutes walking distance from a variety of restaurants. Nice place.

Room was very clean big and nice looking. Quite the staff was very polite and helpful.

Affordable hotel. Clean and very comfy. Few small ditails in its appearance but nothing to be worried about. 20 minute ride from SD downtown.

El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Mid-City within a short stroll of San Diego State University, Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area is within a 15-minute drive of Snapdragon Stadium. This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free on-the-go breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Trujillo's Taco's, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find 39-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers are also available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area

Everyone (20) Couples (1) Family (7) Friends (1)
4
Everyone

By on Aug 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2021

It was our privilege to earn your business and we hope to host you again on your next trip.,

1
Family with small children Family

I wanted to pay for 7 days because i was waiting for my new home to be finished which could take 3 to 7 days so im about to pay 725 cash and the lady at the counter tells me that if i pay for 7 days but check out on the 3rd day that i would not be given a refund for the remaining days. Which would be somewhere around $500 thats crazy and its theft. Im not gonna let you keep my money

By on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2020

We are so sorry to learn about this incident during your recent stay. This is certainly not taken lightly and has been forwarded to management for review. Providing our guests with an enjoyable experience is of extreme importance to us and for that reason we are incredibly sorry that we missed the mark. We hope to earn your business on future travels so that you can see our continuous improvement.

1
Everyone

By on Jan 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2020

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay with us. We are disappointed that you don't seem to have had the wonderful experience that the vast majority of our guests do. We sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity to restore your faith in our hotel and hospitality. Best Regards, Customer Care Team

4
Everyone

By on Aug 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2019

We are continuously improving upon our services and accommodations and would like to invite you to stay with us again on your next visit to the area.

1
Business Business

The bed was the only good thing. The rest of the room was dirty my whole visit. There was blood on my shower curtain that i asked to be changed but it never happened. I had no air conditioner for the first 4 days. The continental breakfast was the worst i ever had nothing worked.

By on Jul 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 16, 2019

I am so sorry to hear that your most recent stay with us did not meet your expectations. Our primary goal is to provide all guests with an enjoyable experience and it is troubling to know that you faced such a usual experience. We take this quite seriously and have shared your feedback with management so that appropriate steps can be taken. Thank you again for taking the time for sharing this experience and for your valuable business.

4
Family with small children

I use to stay here as a child so what’s great memories

By on Jul 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2019

Guest satisfaction is our number one objective so we really appreciate the input regarding our hotel. I hope that we will impress you with exemplary service during future visits.

5
Family

Good Location. Clean rooms and good service. Nice place to stay.

By on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2019

From all of us, thank you for the fantastic rating! It was an honor to have you as a guest. Please choose us again on your next visit to the area!

5
Family Family

Quick checked in and the room nice and clean. Area quite definitely the place to stay for my next visit in the area.

By on Apr 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 1, 2019

It was our pleasure to provide you with such a wonderful experience. Please do come see us again very soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2019

From all of us, thank you for the fantastic rating! It was an honor to have you as a guest. Please choose us again on your next visit to the area!

4

clean comfy hotel close to sdsu

Everyone

I was pleasantly surprised by the updated room, all amenities were nice. Room was clean and comfortable. Tv was good, remote was a bit temperamental: you had to be close/far enough for it to work. Breakfast was as expected: good muffins, danish, English muffins, cereal, juice, coffee.

By , from sf on Mar 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2018

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much, and that our hotel was suitable for your needs in terms of convenience and cleanliness. We are sorry that you had a few small issues during your stay, but we will endeavor to make some improvements in advance of your next stay with us. We do hope that you will stay with us again soon. Best wishes, Hotel Management

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area

6440 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
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