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10 Best Hotels in El Cajon

Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon
2 out of 5
550 Montrose Court, I-8 at Magnolia Avenue Southbound, El Cajon, CA
Free Cancellation
AU$84
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
3.3/5 (1,180 reviews)

"The property was fine and clean. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

Motel 6 San Diego - El Cajon
Sycuan Casino Resort
4 out of 5
5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$105
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.6/5Wonderful! (201 reviews)

"Hotel was clean and nice, the decor of the hotel was modern and welcoming, highly recommend and will mostly visit again"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Sycuan Casino Resort
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
3 out of 5
141 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA
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AU$165
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.6/5Wonderful! (351 reviews)

"All of staff is very pleasent ..the hotel is clean and beautiful and so very comfortable ."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
2 out of 5
683 N Mollison, El Cajon, CA
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AU$101
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.8/5Good! (1,079 reviews)

"Its close to restsurants, stores and doctor offices."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego-East/El Cajon
Northgate Motel
2 out of 5
461 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
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AU$88
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.5/5Good! (229 reviews)

"The location was good for my needs. The lack of a computer was disappointing. I needed to leave the motel 27 hours earlier than planned. May I have a credit for the Sunday night that I did not stay? Thank you, Michael Matz."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Northgate Motel
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
2.5 out of 5
1355 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$134
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.9/5Good! (339 reviews)

"Joann was very helpful and friendly. Property could use a little upgrades. But overall for price it’s nothing to complain about b"…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec. 2019

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western El Cajon
Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA
2 out of 5
471 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$101
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.6/5Good! (913 reviews)

"It was nice the room was cleanand customer service was good."…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham El Cajon CA
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
2 out of 5
588 N Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$91
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.1/5 (954 reviews)

"Stayed before liked it first time."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites El Cajon San Diego East
Singing Hills Golf Resort
3 out of 5
3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, CA
AU$154
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
4.4/5Excellent! (562 reviews)

"liked everything about the resort just wish I had time to stay longer and enjoy all the grounds, pool and more golf"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Singing Hills Golf Resort
Best Western Plus Continental Inn
2.5 out of 5
855 Sandalwood Drive, El Cajon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$178
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
3.3/5 (627 reviews)

"Like- Room recently remodeled, comfortable bed, quality bedding, towels and upscale shower head. Breakfast room has a morning attendant is well stocked with usual cereals, waffle maker, yogurts, juice, pastry and coffee. Hotel is close to interstate which facilitates navigating around El Cajon and ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2019

Best Western Plus Continental Inn
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Visiting El Cajon

Budget-minded travelers will find good deals in El Cajon, and visitors give high marks for the pristine golf courses and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping and cafés. Top sights around the area include San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and SeaWorld.

  • There are 20 hotels and other accommodations in El Cajon
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) 8.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 23.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in El Cajon

The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Parkway Plaza is a favorite for retail therapy. Golfing is a top activity, and Singing Hills Country Club - Willow Glen Course is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sycuan Casino and Boomers El Cajon.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 20 hotels and other lodging options to select from in El Cajon. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Sycuan Golf Resort - With a stay at this 3-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and room size.
  • Days Inn San Diego-East/El Cajon - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this hotel. This 2-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Super 8 El Cajon CA - This 2-star motel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and proximity to shopping.

Outside the city, top places to visit include San Diego Zoo, located 15.8 mi (25.4 from the heart of the city, and Balboa Park, which is 16 mi (25.7 away.

Getting Around El Cajon

Take advantage of metro transit at Arnele Avenue Station, El Cajon Transit Center Station, and Gillespie Field Station. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

Dressing for El Cajon

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 73°F and the nighttime average to be 41°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • El Cajon gets about 10.94 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 42°F

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