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El Cajon, CA, United States
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5 Excellent
707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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27.3 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 1,076 reviews
8.5

Blue Sea Beach Hotel is a comfortable base when in San Diego and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a concierge.

Best Western Mission Bay
Best Western Mission Bay
7.5 Good
2575 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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22.6 km from city centre, El Cajon 
GoodBased on 1,078 reviews
7.5

Boasting an outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi, Best Western Mission Bay is situated in San Diego and provides art deco accommodation. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, a safe and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
7.1 Good
1801 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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20.0 km from city centre, El Cajon 
GoodBased on 558 reviews
7.1

Situated in Downtown San Diego, Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including New Chargers Stadium. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2 Excellent
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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23.2 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 1,412 reviews
8.2

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provides 4-star accommodation in San Diego. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
8.1 Excellent
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, United States
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21.0 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 670 reviews
8.1

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in San Diego. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Lucky D's Hostel
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent
615 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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20.4 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 1,258 reviews
8.0

Situated in Downtown San Diego, Lucky D's Hostel is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including Horton Plaza and Petco Park. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
7.9 Good
595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA, United States
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19.6 km from city centre, El Cajon 
GoodBased on 721 reviews
7.9

Situated close to Fashion Valley Transit Center, Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley Hotel Circle offers guests a convenient base while visiting San Diego. It has a spa, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.4 Excellent
4041 Harney Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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22.1 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 1,247 reviews
8.4

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.7 Excellent
4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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24.6 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 689 reviews
8.7

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist attractions, shops and dining options, Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla is ideal for guests wanting to discover San Diego and its surroundings. It also features a gym, a sauna and an indoor pool.

Berkshire Motor Hotel
Berkshire Motor Hotel
8.2 Excellent
2502 EL Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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16.9 km from city centre, El Cajon 
ExcellentBased on 931 reviews
8.2

Situated in San Diego, Berkshire Motor Hotel is an easy drive from Balboa Park and SeaWorld San Diego. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:March
Average price in El Cajon:$163/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$47/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$56 - $226
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$112 - $173
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The Sofia Hotel
The Sofia Hotel
8.3 Excellent
150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.7 km from city centre, San Diego 

The Sofia Hotel offers contemporary accommodation in San Diego and is a short stroll from Santa Fe Depot Station. This historic hotel is set in the heart of the city.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.7 Excellent
4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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18.3 km from city centre, San Diego 

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist attractions, shops and dining options, Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla is ideal for guests wanting to discover San Diego and its surroundings. It also features a gym, a sauna and an indoor pool.

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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5 Excellent
707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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12.4 km from city centre, San Diego 

Blue Sea Beach Hotel is a comfortable base when in San Diego and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a concierge.

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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
8.1 Excellent
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, United States
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1.8 km from city centre, San Diego 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in San Diego. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.4 Excellent
4041 Harney Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre, San Diego 

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

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Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
7.6 Good
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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17.6 km from city centre, San Diego 

Boasting an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace, Hotel La Jolla Curio Collection by Hilton is located in San Diego and provides elegant accommodation. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2 Excellent
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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4.0 km from city centre, San Diego 

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provides 4-star accommodation in San Diego. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

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Berkshire Motor Hotel
Berkshire Motor Hotel
8.2 Excellent
2502 EL Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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4.8 km from city centre, San Diego 

Situated in San Diego, Berkshire Motor Hotel is an easy drive from Balboa Park and SeaWorld San Diego. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Cheapest hotels in El Cajon, California

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Lucky D's Hostel
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent
615 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Situated in Downtown San Diego, Lucky D's Hostel is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including Horton Plaza and Petco Park. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$56
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area
7.5 Good
6440 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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10.7 km from city centre,  

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area Hotel offers a comfortable setting while in San Diego. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a playground.

$115
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Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
7.1 Good
1801 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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1.8 km from city centre,  

Situated in Downtown San Diego, Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including New Chargers Stadium. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

$160
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Best Western Mission Bay
Best Western Mission Bay
7.5 Good
2575 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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9.4 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi, Best Western Mission Bay is situated in San Diego and provides art deco accommodation. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, a safe and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$175
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Berkshire Motor Hotel
Berkshire Motor Hotel
8.2 Excellent
2502 EL Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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4.8 km from city centre,  

Situated in San Diego, Berkshire Motor Hotel is an easy drive from Balboa Park and SeaWorld San Diego. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$189
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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.4 Excellent
4041 Harney Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre,  

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

$213
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
7.9 Good
595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA, United States
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5.1 km from city centre,  

Situated close to Fashion Valley Transit Center, Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley Hotel Circle offers guests a convenient base while visiting San Diego. It has a spa, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

$235
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The Sofia Hotel
The Sofia Hotel
8.3 Excellent
150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, United States
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0.7 km from city centre,  

The Sofia Hotel offers contemporary accommodation in San Diego and is a short stroll from Santa Fe Depot Station. This historic hotel is set in the heart of the city.

$244
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Hotel prices in El Cajon

2 stars or below

$56 - $175

Best Western Mission Bay

No. 2 most popular

$175
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Lucky D's Hostel

Best value

Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent
$56
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3 stars

$213 - $370

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla

No. 1 most popular

$290
Avg. per night
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
$213
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4 stars and up

$294 - $365

Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
$365
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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Best value

$294
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in El Cajon

About El Cajon

A small city with strong Spanish influences, El Cajon sits in a valley just east of San Diego and is surrounded by mountains. El Cajon is the perfect base camp for an array of outdoor activities, as there’s easy access to a variety of natural spaces and hiking trails.

Things to do

When it comes to California, it’s all about outdoor adventures. Head to Mission Trails Regional Park, just 20-minutes north of El Cajon to enjoy endless hiking trails, rugged canyons and picturesque hills. Spend the day hiking, biking or horseback riding amongst nature. Alternatively, take a boat ride across Lake Murray or camp out at Kumeyaay Lake.

Consider yourself an astronomy enthusiast? Head up to Mt. Helix Park in the evening and you might learn a thing or two. At 396 metres above sea level, the Mt. Helix Park offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and a clear view of the night’s sky. There’s also an amphitheatre in the park, so it’s worth checking the website calendar to see what’s on when.

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun then head to Boomers, a kid-friendly entertainment park featuring golf courses, go karting and arcade games. Alternatively, you can enjoy equinox laser tag that is suitable for adults and children alike.

To the north of the city sits the Creation and Earth History museum which provides an interesting day out for both culture vultures and history buffs. From live dinosaur displays to biblical exhibits, there’s something for everyone.

Getting Around

El Cajon sits only a 25-minute drive east of San Diego and San Diego International Airport. The easiest way to get around the city is by car, or by using the public buses that serve the area.

El Cajon travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in El Cajon?

    Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon is a very popular hotel in El Cajon, with a score of 8.9 from 276 reviews. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (8.2 from 1,412 reviews) and Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area (7.5 from 1,330 reviews) are also highly rated El Cajon hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.