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San Diego Hotel Near the International Airport

Located on El Cajon Blvd., in a quiet, hidden neighborhood called Rolando, our family-friendly hotel is just 15 minutes away from the San Diego International Airport and Downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, and less than 2 miles from the San Diego State University campus.
Explore the history of San Diego in Old Town State Historic Park, or visit the Cabrillo National Monument, both about 20 minutes driving time. Travel east, about 3 miles from the hotel, and take a stroll through Historic La Mesa Village, the historical center of La Mesa. Many of the surrounding buildings remain as they were in 1912 when the City of La Mesa was incorporated. La Mesa Boulevard features many one-of-a-kind retail shops, antique stores and great places to dine.

San Diego, California Theme Parks and Cultural Attractions

A visit to San Diego isn't complete without a fun-filled day with the family in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acrea park with over 17 museums, including the San Diego Zoo, an award-winning animal paradise. Other must-see attractions include SeaWorld, and their new Orca Encounter, where you can learn about these beautiful whales, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, a true safari adventure destination and the USS Midway Museum, a historical aircraft carrier museum.
  • Balboa Park / San Diego Zoo 11 miles
  • Cabrillo National Monument 18 miles
  • Old Town State Historic Park 10 miles
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park 35 miles
  • SeaWorld 12 miles
  • USS Midway Museum 11 miles

San Diego Conventions, Sporting Events, And Concerts

If you're traveling to San Diego to attend a convention or business event, then you can't go wrong with Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Our hotel is just 11 miles from the San Diego Convention Center, and minutes from downtown San Diego. We're an easy trolley ride away from the SDCCU Stadium, less than 2 miles from the Viejas Arena, and 10 miles to PETCO Park.
  • SDCCU Stadium 5.5 miles
  • San Diego Convention Center 11 miles
  • Viejas Arena at SDSU2 miles
  • PETCO Park10 miles

San Diego Seaside Attractions

San Diego's beautiful year-round weather and 70 miles of beaches make it a popular destination for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. If you're looking for some shopping and dining, while enjoying the ocean breeze and panoramic views of San Diego's Big Bay, then visit Seaport Village, with over 50 shops to stroll through and a diverse selection of restaurants to dine in. Jump on a narrated harbor tour of the San Diego Bay from the Port of San Diego, or on the ferry and cross over to Coronado Island, or head over to Mission Bay Park, where you'll find a variety of water sport rentals.
  • Coronado 14 miles
  • Mission Bay Park 14 miles
  • Port of San Diego 11.5 miles
  • Seaport Village 10 miles

San Diego Universities

  • Point Loma Nazarene University 15 miles
  • San Diego State University 1.5 miles
  • University of San Diego 11 miles
  • University of California-San Diego 15.5 miles

Cities And Neighborhoods Near San Diego, CA

  • Chula Vista 11 miles
  • Downtown, Gaslamp Quarter 10 miles
  • El Cajon 9 miles
  • La Mesa 3 miles
  • Mission Valley 10 miles
  • Tijuana, Mexico 25 miles

Directions To Lamplighter Inn & Suites At SDSU

Heading west or east on I-8

  • From I-8, exit on College Ave.
  • Go south on College Ave. to El Cajon Blvd.
  • Turn left on El Cajon Blvd.
  • Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will be on the left-hand side of the street, approximately 1 mile away.

Heading south on I-5

  • From I-5 South take the 805 South.
  • Take the 805 South to the I-8 East.
  • Exit College Ave.
  • Go south on College Ave. to Montezuma and turn left.
  • Take Montezuma to El Cajon Blvd. and turn right.
  • The Lamplighter Inn & Suites will be on the right.

Heading north on I-5

  • From I-5 North, take the 94 freeway East.
  • Exit on College Ave.
  • Go north on College Ave, to El Cajon Blvd.
  • Turn right on El Cajon Blvd.
  • The Lamplighter Inn is approximately 4 blocks down on the left side of the street.

From the airport

  • Exit the airport following the signs for the 5 Freeway/Downtown.
  • This will take you onto Harbor Drive (heading west).
  • Turn left on Laurel (5th light), then left on India St.
  • Take I-5 North to I-8 East.
  • Exit College Ave. Go south on College Ave. to Montezuma and turn left.
  • Take Montezuma to El Cajon Blvd. and turn right.
  • The Lamplighter Inn & Suites will be on the right.
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