About the Property

Hotel Overview

The Best Western Santee Lodge nestled in the suburbs of San Diego, California features budget suites at a great value. The convenient location, which is close to two casinos, the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, makes travel easy for business and leisure guests alike.

Searching for hotels near Barona Casino and Sycuan Casino? You’ve found it. Minutes from Sportsplex USA where meets, tournaments and games are hosted, guests at this budget-friendly Lakeside area hotel can take advantage of easy highway access. Surround yourself with the best the San Diego area has to offer from the nearby beaches to fine dining and shopping.

Free Wi-Fi, a state-of-the-art business center, and luxury pool and spa make for a relaxing stay. A free, gourmet buffet breakfast is available each morning. Favorites such as waffles, eggs, sausages and cereals ensure every guest starts the morning right. Bottomless Arabica coffee in all guest rooms, the breakfast room and lobby keep business travelers and active tourists energized.

San Diego breweries are also nearby, and a number of local companies offer comprehensive hop on/hop off options and pedicab tours, or indulge in a VIP limousine service to all the local craft breweries. With a Santee hotel offering easy access for taxis and ride-sharing services, guests never have to worry about finding a reliable ride when imbibing. Local pints pair perfectly with the smorgasbord of gourmet burger restaurants in the area, too.

Looking for recommendations from locals on how to make the most of your San Diego getaway? The front desk staff are also local ambassadors of the El Cajon area. They know the best beaches, restaurants, shopping destinations and attractions to make your stay at the Best Western Santee Lodge the best it can be.

Start planning your trip today, and rest easy knowing that quality bedding, peace and quiet, and spacious work desks await in your guest suite.



  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items. Located in breakfast room.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free wireless high-speed access in all rooms

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space


  • Cable satellite television with HBO® and Disney® Channel
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Free long distance access
  • Dataports
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Additional in-room toiletries
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Thank You! Guest Reviews Inspire Our Hotel

Referrals have always been the biggest form of reward for our hotel and inspire our hard working staff. Today, reviews on the internet are a public testament to our continued commitment to a high level of hospitality.

  • “We always stay at the Santee Lodge when coming to visit friends and family. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the rooms are always clean and very comfortable. The Breakfast buffet has more than enough choices for everyone…”

    Carol W
    via TripAdvisor

  • “Clean room, easy check in/check out. Pet friendly. Tasty complimentary breakfast. Easy location for my family plus shopping and lots of nearby restaurants…”

    via TripAdvisor