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Northgate Motel

461 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

+1 619 579 6110

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based on 84 reviews

About Northgate Motel, El Cajon

Value for money

Located amongst well-known tourist attractions, shops and eateries, Northgate Motel is ideal for those wanting to discover El Cajon and its surroundings. It also provides a tour desk, a 24-hour reception and a ticket service. The motel has 17 rooms and has been recently refurbished. San Diego International Airport is within a half an hour car ride of Motel Northgate, as are San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and SeaWorld San Diego are an easy car ride away.

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Standard Rooms - Harbor view


$87 totalAgoda.com
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Double Rooms - Park view


$103 totalTraveluro
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King Rooms - Skyline view


$154 totalAgoda.com
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Queen Rooms - Panoramic view


$121 totalPriceline
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Other Rooms - Lake view


$89 totalAgoda.com
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Motel Amenities & Facilities

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Golf
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing rules

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Seating area
  • Carpeted

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Golf

Places of interest near Northgate Motel

Attractions in El Cajon, California curated by momondo

Northgate Motel location: 461 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

Restaurants and Cafés

Por Favor Mexican Restaurant & Cantina0.4 mi
The Lawless Pub0.4 mi
Downtown Cafe Bar & Grill0.4 mi
Nicolosi's - El Cajon0.4 mi

Northgate Motel Reviews

GreatBased on 84 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • The room is spacious and very clean (in 7 reviews)
  • Staff are helpful & accomodating. (in 7 reviews)
  • Bed was soft and clean. (in 5 reviews)
Cons -
  • No breakfast due to COVID. (in 5 reviews)
  • "Room up on second floor, no elevator." (in 4 reviews)
  • The bed linen was filthy and stained. (in 4 reviews)

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Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Frequently asked questions

  • Northgate Motel is typically below the average price of 2 star hotels in El Cajon. On average, you can expect to pay $93 per night in El Cajon. Northgate Motel typically costs $69 per night, which is $24 cheaper than the El Cajon average.

  • The drive from San Diego to Northgate Motel will take you about 43min depending on traffic, with a distance of 14.4 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from San Diego to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Northgate Motel offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $23/day for a base model rental. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Northgate Motel. The nearest airport to the hotel is San Diego.

  • If you are staying at Northgate Motel, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Judging by our data, Northgate Motel does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Northgate Motel at +1 619 579 6110.

  • You can reach the main line at +1 619 579 6110.

  • Yes, Northgate Motel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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