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Hotel Information

There are no motels/hotels available within walking distance to the college, but you may want to check the following local motels for temporary stays until you find permanent housing. These motels are all within 10 miles of campus and are located next to or near bus stops or trolley stations. Prices listed below are based on special discount rates available to Grossmont College students. Prices are approximate only, and are subject to change. Below each hotel listing is a set of instructions for using public transportation from the hotel to Grossmont College, with corresponding travel times. It is a good idea to make your room reservation well in advance of your arrival. 

Remember, you are responsible for making your own motel/hotel reservations. Information on this page is for information ONLY. Your experience with the hotel is up to their hotel management.

To make your reservation, have ready your 1) arrival and departure dates; 2) number of people to stay in room; 3) smoking/non-smoking preference; and 4) credit card information to guarantee reservation (exact name and spelling of card-holder, number and expiration date). When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you're a Grossmont College student and want the discounted room rate.


Courtyard by Marriott of San Diego El Cajon
$125-$190 (Plus 10% tax)
Tel: (619) 334-6999
141 North Magnolia Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (Enter "El Cajon, CA" under destination to search for bookings at this location.)

Bus Stop is close by at corner of Claydelle Avenue and East Main Street.
8 minute bus ride to El Cajon Transit Center using the 815 bus.
Then change to the 115 bus to SDSU / Grossmont College for a 16 minute ride. (Bus ticket costs $2.25)


Holiday Inn of La Mesa
$159.00 (June-August) $139.00 (Sept-May) (plus 10% tax)
Tel: (619) 698-7747
Fax: (619) 698-6347 with Grossmont discount
8000 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 (Enter "La Mesa" under destination to view photos of this Holiday Inn. To make a reservation using the Grossmont student discount, call or fax the La Mesa Holiday Inn direction, and identify yourself as a new Grossmont College student).

Bus stop close by at corner of Parkway Drive and Baltimore Drive.
15-minute ride on Bus 854 takes you directly to Grossmont college. (Bus ticket costs $2.25.)


Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego
$129.00 (Ask for GC corporate rate) (plus 10% tax)
Tel: (619) 466-0200
Fax: (619) 460-6674
9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Five-block walk to Amaya Trolley Station. One-minute trolley ride to Grossmont Trolley Station. Use same $2.50 trolley ticket to transfer to Bus 854. Bus ride from Grossmont Trolley Station to Grossmont College takes 22 minutes.


You may also wish to look at other hotels via the internet or a travel agency, but keep in mind that any hotel NOT in the La Mesa area will require at least 45 minutes by public transportation to reach Grossmont's campus.

IMPORTANT: Keep your money and passport in a safe place. Do not display a lot of cash and/or traveler's checks while you are traveling, and do not leave them in your motel room if you are not there. Upon arrival to San Diego International Airport, make sure to keep your luggage with you at all times.

Last Updated: 01/02/2020
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