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El Cajon California Hotels & Motels

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The El Cajon center is about the area of Winter Gardens and 1 mile east of Bath Gallery.

Situated in a valley less than 20 miles from the San Diego International Airport, El Cajon is a great destination that provides easy access to major attractions. Whether you're hoping to stay in an upscale accommodation with all the amenities or a budget-friendly hotel close to major roadways, El Cajon offers a variety of hotels to meet your needs. More from this guide...

El Cajon Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Best Western Santee Lodge : 10726 Woodside Ave.
+1-888-389-4121
10726 Woodside Ave., Santee, CA 92071 ~1.43 miles west of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Free breakfast available
From$85
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
+1-888-675-2083
683 North Mollison, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Check in time: 12:00
From$45
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego East / El Cajon - El Cajon
+1-800-716-8490
683 North Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92021
  • 2-star property
From$60
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Clarion Pointe El Cajon San Diego East : 855 Sandalwood
+1-800-805-5223
855 Sandalwood, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$53
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Hampton Inn Andamp Suites by Hilto : 1025 North Magnolia Ave.
+1-888-965-1860
1025 North Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$90
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Quality Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East - El Cajon
+1-888-788-5576
650 North Mollison Ave. Building A, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 50 rooms in property
From$80
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East : 588 North Mollison Ave.
+1-888-897-9207
588 North Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Low priced Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Americas Best Value Inn El Cajon San Diego in El Cajon
+1-888-311-4278
1274 Oakdale Ave., El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Low priced hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$49
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Rodeway Inn Santee San Diego East - Santee
+1-888-469-4795
10135 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee, CA 92071 ~1.97 miles west of El Cajon
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00
From$60
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Motel 6 San Diego El Cajon Ca : 550 Montrose Court
+1-888-734-9421
550 Montrose Court, EL CAJON, CA 92020
  • Two star hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$60
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Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon Ca : 471 Magnolia Ave.
+1-888-841-5292
471 Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Free breakfast
From$60
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Rodeway of El Cajon : 471 North Magnolia Ave.
+1-888-455-5160
471 North Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 2:00pm
From$60
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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
+1-888-965-8297
1355 East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • 49 rooms in property
From$60
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
+1-888-906-6358
141 North Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$119
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Travelodge by Wyndham El Cajon - El Cajon
+1-888-749-6785
425 West Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$30
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Relax Inn And Suites : 1220 West Main St.
+1-888-878-9982
1220 West Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Low priced property
  • 38 rooms in hotel
From$69
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Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection in Santee
+1-888-389-4485
9200 Inwood Dr., Santee, CA 92071 ~3.86 miles west of El Cajon
  • Three Star hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$75
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Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
+1-888-389-4121
1250 El Cajon Blvd., El Cajon, CA 92020
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$65
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Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego in La Mesa
+1-888-675-2083
9550 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 ~4.40 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • 3 star property
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$99
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Singing Hills Golf Resort - El Cajon
+1-800-716-8490
3007 Dehesa Rd., El Cajon, CA 92019
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • 17 suites in property
From$99
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Holiday Inn La Mesa An Ihg Hotel - La Mesa
+1-800-805-5223
8000 Pkwy. Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 ~6.06 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 7 suites
From$89
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Heritage Inn La Mesa
+1-888-965-1860
7851 Fletcher Pkwy., La Mesa, CA 91942 ~6.23 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3 PM
From$64
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Motel 6 La Mesa, CA - San Diego - La Mesa
+1-888-788-5576
7621 Alvarado Rd., La Mesa, CA 91941 ~6.45 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • 2 star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$60
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Motel 6 San Diego La Mesa Ca in LA MESA
+1-888-897-9207
7621 Alvarado Rd., LA MESA, CA 92041 ~6.49 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Low priced property
From$60
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Lodge of La Mesa - Adults Only - La Mesa
+1-888-311-4278
7911 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 ~6.64 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Two star property
  • Check-in: 16:00
From$60
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Sdsu
+1-888-469-4795
7475 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941 ~6.83 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast
From$59
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Sycuan Casino Resort : 5469 Casino Way
+1-888-734-9421
5469 Casino Way, San Diego, CA 92019 ~7.31 miles east of El Cajon
  • 4-star Resort property
  • 57 suites in property
From$125
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Motel 6 La Mesa Ca in La Mesa
+1-888-841-5292
6952 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 ~7.91 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Economy hotel
  • 32 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$60
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Motel 6 La Mesa, CA : 6952 University Ave.
+1-888-455-5160
6952 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91941 ~7.93 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Two-star hotel
From$60
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Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU - San Diego
+1-888-965-8297
6474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115 ~8.00 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
From$90
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Rodeway Inn Lemon Grove San Diego East
+1-888-906-6358
7458 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 ~8.05 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area : 6440 El Cajon Boulvard
+1-888-749-6785
6440 El Cajon Boulvard, San Diego, CA 92115 ~8.06 miles southwest of El Cajon
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$89
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Rodeway Inn San Diego Near SDSU
+1-888-878-9982
5399 Adobe Falls Rd., San Diego, CA 92120 ~8.72 miles west of El Cajon
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$65
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Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
+1-888-389-4485
5343 Adobe Falls Rd., San Diego, CA 92120 ~8.77 miles west of El Cajon
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$60
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Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Poway
+1-888-389-4121
14068 Stowe Dr., Poway, CA 92064 Website ~8.97 miles northwest of El Cajon
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$80
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Motel 6 Misson Valley in San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
4380 Alvarado Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92120 ~9.64 miles west of El Cajon
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Ayres Lodge Alpine in Alpine
+1-800-716-8490
1251 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA 91901 ~9.71 miles east of El Cajon
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$97
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Oakwood Mission Valley : 6554 Ambrosia
+1-800-805-5223
6554 Ambrosia, San Diego, CA 92124 ~9.74 miles west of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale property
From$90
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium
+1-888-965-1860
3805 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123 ~10.07 miles west of El Cajon
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$102
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Best Western Poway / San Diego Hotel : 13845 Poway Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
13845 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064 ~10.07 miles northwest of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$84
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Extended Stay America Suites San Diego Mission Valley Stadiu : 3860 Murphy Canyon Rd.
+1-888-897-9207
3860 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123 ~10.07 miles west of El Cajon
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 107 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$78
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Ramada by Wyndham Poway : 12448 Poway Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
12448 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064 ~10.84 miles northwest of El Cajon
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$85
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Best Western San Diego / Miramar Hotel in San Diego
+1-888-469-4795
9310 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92126 ~11.00 miles west of El Cajon
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 104 rooms in hotel
From$81
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Comfort Inn San Diego Miramar in San Diego
+1-888-734-9421
9350 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92126 ~11.03 miles west of El Cajon
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
From$64
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central : 8650 Tech Way
+1-888-841-5292
8650 Tech Way, San Diego, CA 92123 ~11.30 miles west of El Cajon
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$159
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Ramada by Wyndham San Diego North Hotel & Conference Center - San Diego
+1-888-455-5160
5550 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 ~11.49 miles west of El Cajon
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 15 suites in property
From$99
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central in San Diego
+1-888-965-8297
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123 ~11.49 miles west of El Cajon
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 4 meeting rooms in property
From$81
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Holiday Inn Express Mira Mesa-San Diego, an IHG Hotel in San Diego
+1-888-906-6358
9888 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92131 ~11.51 miles northwest of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
From$90
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Hampton Inn San Diego-Kearny Mesa
+1-888-749-6785
5434 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 ~11.54 miles west of El Cajon
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
From$80
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Comfort Inn & Suites Old Town
+1-888-878-9982
9888 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117 ~11.56 miles northwest of El Cajon
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
From$90
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Graph of El Cajon, CA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all El Cajon, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest El Cajon hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Because it's surrounded by mountains, El Cajon has earned the nickname “The Big Box,” which also references the Spanish phrase “el cajón,” meaning “the drawer.” Its name was originally chosen as a way to describe the boxed in feeling of the valley. For a brief period during the 1870s, the town was known solely as “Cajon,” but when the community gained a post office, it was dubbed “Elcajon.” The name finally evolved to El Cajon in 1905.

Today, El Cajon is a vibrant city offering a picturesque setting and convenient locale that make it a desirable place to visit. While many travelers flock to the area to see San Diego's popular attractions, El Cajon boasts its own points of interest that make this community a true East San Diego County gem.

Whatever your reason for visiting El Cajon, it's important to do your research so you can find the best hotel that allows you to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Best Time to Visit El Cajon, CA

The best time to visit any community in San Diego County is in the spring or fall. From March through May, you're more likely to avoid crowds of local families on vacations as they rush to San Diego's attractions. The weather is also quite nice, with highs hovering in the 60s. You'll even enjoy some great hotel rates during the spring, which is ideal for travelers on a budget.

Fall is a little warmer but still offers the same benefits of spring. School is back in session so you won't be competing with locals at the San Diego Zoo or other site, plus you'll enjoy high temps in the 70s, which is ideal for hiking.

Winter brings the best hotel rates, but keep in mind that while San Diego County doesn't experience snow or blustery weather, it is the region's rainy season. When visiting El Cajon from late November through February, be sure to pack some rain gear.

Summer is unsurprisingly El Cajon's peak tourist season. Travelers from all over the world come to San Diego for the surfing, swimming, attractions, and culinary delights, and you can expect hotel rates even in El Cajon to spike. To save a few bucks off your hotel rate during the summer, be sure to book as early as late winter or early spring to take advantage of seasonal discounts.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in El Cajon, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in El Cajon

El Cajon by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in El Cajon, CA. You can use these illustrations to determine the cheapest time period to book in El Cajon throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in El Cajon, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $177.95

While El Cajon doesn't have what most would consider a luxury accommodation, there are some higher end options that provide guests with plenty of amenities.

Days Inn San Diego – East/El Cajon is a modern three-story hotel located just 20 miles from the San Diego Zoo. Guest rooms and suites boast free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers, while suites add sitting areas. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast buffet, an on-site pool, laundry facilities, a business center, free parking for cars and large vehicles, and a restaurant.

Best Western Continental Inn is a laid back accommodation about 9 miles from both Sycuan Casino and the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Guest rooms are functional with cable television, microwaves, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Some even add pull-out sofas, kitchenettes, balconies, and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the dining room, a pool with hot tub and lounge chairs, free parking, and meeting rooms.

If you have your heart set on more luxurious digs, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley is the closest luxury hotel to El Cajon. This four-star property is located off I-805 within walking distance of the Rio Vista Trolley Station. It boasts contemporary guest rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs, premium cable channels, coffee makers, available Wi-Fi access, and balconies with either pool or city views. Upgrading to a club-level room will also give you access to the lofted lounge and its free continental breakfast and evening appetizers.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley also features a stylish restaurant and bar on site that serves up cocktails and American cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and there's an on-site whirlpool, outdoor pool with cabana seating, a business center, event space, and a fitness room.

4 Star Hotel Prices in El Cajon

Affordable Hotel Options in El Cajon, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $137.47

Finding an affordable hotel in El Cajon is easier than you might think. Motel 6 is an unpretentious two-star budget lodging off Interstate 8. It's also less than 16 miles from the San Diego Zoo, making it a perfect option for families. Rooms are modern with flat-screen TVs, expanded cable channels, granite countertops, wood floors, and available Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy free parking, free morning coffee, an on-site coin laundry facility, and a year-round outdoor pool.

Located less than 10 miles from San Diego State University, Americas Best Value Inn – El Cajon – San Diego is a casual option off I-8 that offers truck and bus parking, a free continental breakfast, and an outdoor pool. Guest rooms are basic but feature free Wi-Fi internet access, TVs with premium cable, and optional mini-fridges.

Rodeway Inn is a little further out in suburban Santee, but it's within walking distance of the Santee Town Center San Diego Trolley station, making it a great choice for anyone looking to use public transportation. Guest rooms are nicely decorated and feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access, mini-fridges, work desks, and microwaves. There's also a sundeck and outdoor pool on-site, and both parking and continental breakfast are free.

3 Star Hotel Prices in El Cajon

2 Star Average Prices: $93.34

Best Discounts in El Cajon, CA

If you plan your trip carefully, you can save even more money on your trip to El Cajon by taking advantage of discounts. Seniors, AARP members, AAA/CAA members, government workers, military families, and rewards members can save as much as 20 percent at most area hotels, including Rodeway Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East. Simply book your room at the appropriate rate and present proof of eligibility at check-in.

Certain hotels, including Relax Inn & Suites, provide quotes for prospective guests looking to score the best deal. It never hurts to ask for a discount when posted rates reflect a price higher than you'd prefer to pay.

Properties like Heritage Inn La Mesa will occasionally offer their own specials and packages. These can include romance packages that provide flowers, a box of chocolates, and a bottle of champagne. Package offers tend to come with a minimum stay requirement, but they're a great way to get a good deal with some extra perks.

Best Value Options in El Cajon, CA

El Cajon offers many mid-range hotels that give travelers plenty of value for their dime. Super 8 El Cajon CA is located 15 miles from Downtown San Diego and features an outdoor pool, a business center, free parking, and a free continental breakfast served in the dining area. Kids 17 and under also stay free. Guest rooms include cable TV, free Wi-Fi, in-room safes, microwaves, and mini-fridges, while upgraded quarters add private Jacuzzis.

Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego is a contemporary property 12 miles from Balboa Park. Guest rooms are modern and nicely appointed, offering cable TV, coffee makers, mini-fridges, microwaves, high-pressure shower heads, and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofa beds, and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool and whirlpool, a free hot breakfast, a fitness center, a business center, and free parking.

Top Attractions in El Cajon, CA

While most visitors are looking for a convenient location near San Diego, El Cajon itself offers some great attractions that are worth visiting. The Water Conservation Garden is the city's most popular spot. Whether you're looking for landscaping ideas, hope to learn how to make your own garden flourish, need a great backdrop for some family photos, or you'd like to take a class or docent-led tour of the facility, The Water Conservation Garden is a must-see.

Sycuan Casino is a great local casino offering slots, table games, concerts, and delicious dining options. In fact, Sycuan Casino is home to five top-notch restaurants offering everything from a sports bar and typical buffet fare to deli favorites and eclectic Asian specialties.

If you prefer nature to gaming, head to Summers Past Farms. This beautiful farm not only provides workshops and classes, but it's also home to a coffee bar, soap shop, nursery, gardens, and gift shop. It's such a wonderful place that Summers Past Farms has been featured in Country Living Gardener magazine.

Exploring everything this beautiful valley has to offer is a tall order, but it's well worth the effort. Whether you're looking for luxury accommodations near San Diego or budget-friendly lodgings close to the interstate, you can find the perfect hotel in El Cajon to meet your needs and budget.

FAQs about hotels in El Cajon

What are the best rated hotels in El Cajon?

Ayres Lodge Alpine, Best Western Santee Lodge and Hampton Inn Andamp Suites by Hilto are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in El Cajon?

Sycuan Casino Resort, Best Western Santee Lodge and Clarion Pointe El Cajon San Diego East are the top 3 luxury hotels near El Cajon city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of El Cajon?

Best Western Santee Lodge, Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East, and Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego East are the properties closest to El Cajon city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in El Cajon cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in El Cajon can be as cheap as $93.34 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in El Cajon cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in El Cajon has been $137.47 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in El Cajon cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in El Cajon has been $177.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in El Cajon?

Ayres Lodge Alpine, Singing Hills Golf Resort and Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in El Cajon?

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon, Towneplace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central and Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in El Cajon?

Rodeway Inn Santee San Diego East, Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection and Clarion Pointe El Cajon San Diego East are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in El Cajon?

Best Western Santee Lodge, Best Western San Diego and SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in El Cajon?

Holiday Inn La Mesa An Ihg Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Mira Mesa-San Diego, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of El Cajon

Below are reviews of the city of El Cajon, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Near Casino"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's about 15 minutes from the casino that my daughter was having her 10 year cancer free party at.

Jeannette T., from 23-Aug-2022
"Quiet, easy check in, great breakfast, friendly staff."
Score 4.0 / 5

Quiet, easy check in, great breakfast, friendly staff.

Chaundice E., from 04-Aug-2022
"nice stay at hotel"
Score 5.0 / 5

We did not explore city of El Cajon. Only stayed at hotel as part of room block

Ellen L., from 19-Jun-2022
"Fine Dining Not Immediately Visible, Attractions within Close Proximity to One Another"
Score 4.0 / 5

There was a large mall nearby, with a movie theater in it and a number of nice stores. A lot of fast food places all over the place, and even a couple of Starbucks, but not much for finer food. The drive to tourist areas in San Diego was actually rather short and convenient.

Carl S., from 10-Apr-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of El Cajon, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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