Santee is a good location to visit greater San Diego. This Best Western adjoins next door neighbor “Dougnut” shop that is family owned and offers 24 hrs service including Thrifty Ice Cream, a wide sandwich menu, and Yogart specialty bowls at an excellent price. Costco Gas is “just down the road.” The 52 (East-West) freeway is close, but not audible.
Reservations by phone were simple and easy to make and get our AARP discount applied. After a long drive check-in was fast, informative and easy; restroom access a few feet away. The room felt spacious, two queen beds adequate, but are definitely on the firm side. Check out was offered as express, or in person. Parking was good, seemed very safe. We did not use pool or spa, but other guests did. Shower water pressure was strong, water definitely hot enough. Refrigerator was adequate to hold left overs, microwave to reheat. The in-wall air conditioner/heater seemed loud to me, but we are not used to this type of appliance. I would DEFINITELY stay here again. less