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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
8.0 Excellent

5.1 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 567 reviews
8.0

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 heated pool, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.5 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 991 reviews
8.5

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a coffee bar and a heated pool.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.6 Excellent

18.3 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 515 reviews
8.6

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.

Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5 Excellent

12.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 803 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
7.6 Good

9.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

GoodBased on 977 reviews
7.6

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.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,085 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.

The Sofia Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 719 reviews
8.4

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.

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
8.3 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 529 reviews
8.3

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.

GoodBased on 1,218 reviews
7.6

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.

Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,225 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.

Tips for booking a El Cajon hotel

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:March
Average price in El Cajon:$160/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$47/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$56 - $225
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$113 - $187
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated El Cajon hotels

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The Sofia Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

2
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.6 Excellent

18.3 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

3
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5 Excellent

12.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

4
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
8.3 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

5
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.5 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a coffee bar and a heated pool.

6
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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

7
Best Western Mission Bay
7.6 Good

9.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

8
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

Cheapest hotels in El Cajon, California

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Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

$55
Avg. per night

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.

$88
Avg. per night
Best Western Mission Bay
7.6 Good

9.4 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

$108
Avg. per night
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
8.0 Excellent

5.1 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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 heated pool, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

$137
Avg. per night
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside, CA
8.3 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

$157
Avg. per night
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.6 Excellent

18.3 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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.

$179
Avg. per night
Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.5 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

This San Diego hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Transit Center. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a coffee bar and a heated pool.

$181
Avg. per night
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, San Diego Show on map

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

$191
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in El Cajon

2 stars or below

$55 - $108

No. 2 most popular

$108
Avg. per night

Best value

Lucky D's Hostel
8.0 Excellent
$55
Avg. per night
3 stars

$137 - $221

No. 1 most popular

$179
Avg. per night
$157
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, rated with a score of 9.0 from 227 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in El Cajon. Other top stays include Found Hotel San Diego, with an average rating of 8.1 from 952 reviewers, and Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, with a score of 8.2 from 1,085 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in El Cajon cost?

    $165/night is the average price of a hotel in El Cajon, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in El Cajon?

    $80/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in El Cajon by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.