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By a verified traveler on Tue 07 Apr 2015

Hotel Description

Hotel near San Diego State University in San Diego

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Rolando Village hotel, you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego State University and 6 miles (10 km) of SDCCU Stadium. Balboa Park is within 6 miles (10 km) and San Diego Zoo is within 9 miles (15 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and an outdoor pool are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and parking.

WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 50 guestrooms also offer WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$71* Per night/room Dec 15 - Dec 16

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 3 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Business Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.9 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (2)
3 out of 5
they wouldnt let me in the hot tub. i wanted to soak in the hot tub. this kind of killed it for me.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 3, 2019 by Manager

We are continuously improving upon our services and accommodations and want to thank you very much for your comments about our tub. We hope you'll return someday to see how we are continuously improving in order to better serve our guests.

2 out of 5

Rundown

This hotel is really rundown. The carpet is threadbare, the furniture is shabby, there was no inside flip lock. Low water pressure.

Posted by , from Southern California on Feb 27, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 1, 2018 by Nitin Mody

Margaret, We are saddened to hear this because we really want our guests to love when they stay at our property but at the same time, we thank you for your feedback so that we can do everything we can to make your next stay better. We are also happy to inform you that we are a few months away from starting an entire remodel of this property from top to bottom! We hope that you will choose to stay with us again after the remodel is complete so you can let us know what you think of the transformation! Thank you again and best regards! -Guest Relations

5 out of 5

Very clean and updated!

Pros: Nice staff, very reasonable, clean!
Location: Close to the University and attractions!
The staff were all very kind and friendly! We felt very welcome and added bonus was the restaurant on sight! Very yummy!

Posted by , from Denver, CO on Apr 7, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 2, 2015 by Kevin

Thanks for staying with us, we work hard to make our guests happy. We appreciate your feedback!

1 out of 5

DISGUSTING ZERO STARS

Cons: Noisy, filthy
rooms carpet was filthy. bugs of some kind in the light fixture. cigarette burns on my blankets. i could hear the next door people REALLY LOUD. would rather stay in my car next time.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013

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3 out of 5

Low quality but this reflect the low price

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Poor breakfast
get what paid for. low price low quality. I am ok.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

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1 out of 5

Terrible - There is much better for same $

Tired, old, run down hotel that seemed like the ownership just doesn't care other than taking your money. Cheap, negligible breakfast, dirty rooms, broken stuff everywhere.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2008

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1 out of 5

Dont you ever

This hotel started out with friendly people and okay appearance but by night it all changed....if you are traveling with small children like i was i would suggest you not check in to this hotel. i could not believe some of the things i saw while i was there. ended up leaving the hotel and purchasing another hotel stay for the duration of my vacation!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2008

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2 out of 5

Would not stay again

This place was very dirty. It was so sick. They have contiential breakfast, I poured orange juice and three or four dead bugs came out. The pillows felt dirty like greasy. The only thing that was good was that the staff was very nice.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2008

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1 out of 5

AWFUL!

This is by far the worst hotel I have ever been in. The room was terrible - when I sat down in a chair, a bug was on the table, the couch had a big tear in it. I was too afraid to pull back the sheets on the bed, let alone sit or lay in the bed. There were shady people walking around the parking lot. I did not feel safe there at all, and did not stay. The front desk was rude and unaccomodating. Do not waste your time or money on the hotel. You will greatly disappointed.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2007

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1 out of 5

Absolute Dump

The room was stinky, and so dusty you could see the black dust on the ceilings. Carpet was filthy, everyday the staff would clean, but there was no difference. Shady people coming in and out at night. Not a place for kids.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2006

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area

Location 6440 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area. Parking is available for a fee. This San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Self parking (surcharge) , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (18.2 km / 11.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free extended parking and RV/bus/truck parking; self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. 39-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This San Diego hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 3 AM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 3 AM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No elevators
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0 per stay (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 0 per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Inn State University Area
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham San Diego State University Area Hotel
  • San Diego Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson San Diego State University Area
  • Howard Johnson State University Area
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham State University Area Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham San Diego State University Area
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham State University Area
  • Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham State
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area Hotel

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area.
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