Howard Johnson University Inn

6440 El Cajon Boulvard, San Diego, CA 92115 United States (USA) near Exit 10 on I-8 (~1.0mi)
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2 Star Property
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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 5.5%!
  • Hotel has 49 rooms
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 5.0/10

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Local Attractions

SDSU, Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sea World, Mission Bay, Downtown, Petco Park, Gas Lamp, Little Italy, Convention Center, Cruise Line Terminal, UCSD, Aircraft Carrier Museum, Airport, MCRD, Beach, Harbor, Golf.

Verified Reviews of Howard Johnson University Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Comfortable, clean and convenient."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Hojo worked out great for us, personnel were kind and helpful. Would stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jun 20 to Mon Jun 24 2019 at a $79.66 average nightly rate.
"Not so good."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Lots of noise from crazy guests at night and yard work during the day. Shower water most of the time cold. Not much for breakfast. Bed bugs. We were two people and gave us only three towels.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Nov 04 to Tue Nov 06 2018 at a $86.79 average nightly rate.
"Very nice"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Hotel was nice. I loved the king size bed.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Oct 30 to Mon Nov 04 2013 at a $43.45 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 345 guest reviews

Property Description

The Howard Johnson University Inn is located in beautiful sunny San Diego, California. We are about 1 mile from SDSU, with easy access off I-8. We are in walking distance to Trolley station with stops at major attractions in and around San Diego, including Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Old Town, Little Italy, Petco Park, Convention Center, Gas Lamp and the US Border at Tijuana. Located close to several synagogues, churches & hospitals. Well appointed 50 guest rooms with amenities ideal for short, extended, business and leisure stays, with free WiFi, HD Cable TVs, spacious outdoor pool, continental breakfast, guest laundry, ample free parking for Tour Buses, Trucks & Vans, RVs, etc. Private BBQ and Picnic Area are also available. Hotel is now under new ownership and management staff whose first and top-most priority is to make your stay a pleasant experience during your visit in San Diego.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 2
Rooms: 49
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 49
Handicap Rooms: 2
Rooms with 1 Bed: 19
Rooms with 2 Beds: 29
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Pool Info:
Outdoor Pool - 8 ft. deepOpen from 8 am to 8 pm
Ownership: Panama Hospitality LLC
Policies / Expenses
72 Hrs Cancellation Policy
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 20%
Total Taxes: 10.50%
Total Misc Fees: $1.70 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 10.50%
Additional Person Fee: 15.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Free to guest)
Additional Room Fees: 1.70 Per Night (Safe Fee incl. taxes)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Camping or barbeque facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bus parking

Airport & Shuttle Information

Closest airport San Diego Int'l Airport.Approx 8 miles from hotel. One way fare approx $35.00.(Uber or Lyft alternate options)

Local Shuttle Info: Super Shuttle, need to reserve and can be done on line.Taxi.Trolley

Breakfast Information

Free Continental breakfast. On Site Mexican Restaurant open until 2 AM.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Free parking for Tour Buses, Trucks, Vans, RVs, Cars, etc.

Internet / WiFI

Fee WiFi in all rooms

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

FAQs about Howard Johnson University Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 15:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Howard Johnson University Inn have?

There are 49 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Howard Johnson University Inn?

Free Continental breakfast. On Site Mexican Restaurant open until 2 AM.

What parking is available at Howard Johnson University Inn?

Free parking for Tour Buses, Trucks, Vans, RVs, Cars, etc. Great parking, according to 93%.

How much does internet cost?

Fee WiFi in all rooms

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking. Close to shopping malls. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Poor WiFi signal. Free Wifi. Wifi quality could be improved. About half of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Good kitchenette. Most guests found the kitchenette to be good.

Is there a pool at Howard Johnson University Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor Pool - 8 ft. deepOpen from 8 am to 8 pm.


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