In the small town of Santee, CA, close to the San Diego River, Best Western Santee Lodge provides comfortable motel-style accommodation within a short drive of several major freeways. The lodge is 17 miles from San Diego and 4 miles north of El Cajon; one of the last places to stay for travelers heading east along interstate 8. Dining and shopping are close by, including the many shops at Santee Trolley Square Town Center, just one mile west. Guests have a choice of 47 rooms, on 2 floors, all with a microwave and refrigerator, and most having views of the hotel's carpark and outdoor pool. Free continental breakfast is available.