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A-1 Self Storage

9893 Riverford Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040

Office Hours
MON - FRI9am - 6pm SAT, SUN9am - 5pm
Gate Hours
Daily6am - 10pm
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rating 4.7
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Eddie Duenez Jr

1 month ago
rating 4.0
My friend has a storage unit at A-1 Self Storage and it is the most spacious storage room I've ever seen. It is a drive thru unit that can easily store 3 full size cars end to end. He can drive in one door and drive out the door on the other end. Very cool. It's a very clean well maintained quiet complex located directly off the freeway.

Nicole Percival

3 months ago
rating 3.0
Nice, Secure storage facility but not are they high priced!

Scott Register

3 months ago
rating 5.0
always clean. parking can be a little weird because too many people don't think beyond their own bubble, so you end up having to try and weave through haphazardly parked cars every now and then. Other than that minor inconvenience on a couple of occasions, I had zero problems. Elevators are always working and carts are always available.

Kimberly Ellis

4 months ago
rating 5.0
My experience with A1 Storage was perfect the past 3 years I rented a space... It was always clean and the staff was always very nice to me!!!

Page Schwarte

4 months ago
rating 5.0
A-1 Storage is very clean and professionally managed. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Serena Donnelly

5 months ago
rating 5.0
Very clean facility and great and friendly staff. Would recommend to family and friends.

Keri Meyer

6 months ago
rating 5.0
Clean facility! Well lit and staff was super sweet and helpful!

Celina Register

7 months ago
rating 5.0
Clean facilities. Easy to use. Online payment system was easy to use. I would recommend them.

Matthew Barry

7 months ago
rating 5.0
Amirra and Lulu are AWESOME! Thanks for all your help.

Rhonda Williams

8 months ago
rating 5.0
Lulu went ABOVE AND BEYOND in helping us to obtain the storage space that was adequate for our needs. Her FRIENDLINESS and HEPFULNESS and WARMTH will be shared with everyone we know in recommending this storage facility!!! Thank you again Lulu!

Kate Birney

8 months ago
rating 5.0
Lulu has exceptional customer service skills. She is a great choice as a first impressions specialist/representation of the brand. Courteous, thorough, and friendly. I had a positive experience.

Lyndi Ten

9 months ago
rating 4.0
It is not open 24 hours which is a good thing and bad thing. There is 2 gates and you have to use a code to get in and out. They don't have public restrooms at the moment. Woot pandemic! I've never not been able to get a cart to unload with and the building has okay AC

Deborah Garrison

10 months ago
rating 5.0
Great place for storage. Super great people, can't say enough about the staff and managers. The location is clean, secure, and convenient. Thank you A-1 self storage Riverford Rd, Lakeside , CA five stars isn't enough in my book.

David Brooks

10 months ago
rating 3.0
Nice facility. A little expensive

Michael Brown

10 months ago
rating 5.0
Long time customer here, just a wonderful crew working at the lakeside facility, always very welcoming, just outstanding customer service from everybody there

islandneni100

10 months ago
rating 5.0
I felt at ease when my household was stored at A-storage through to the security Controlled system they have.

Zinaida Chavez

1 year ago
rating 4.0
Staff is super friendly and helpful, space is clean, love the music, just wish they had more pull carts.

Isaiah Jenkins

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Very friendly. Easy to locate unit and access is very accommodating.

Deborah Garrison

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Great place for storage. Super great people, can't say enough about the staff and managers. The location is clean, secure, and convenient. Thank you A-1 self storage Riverford Rd, Lakeside , CA five stars isn't enough in my book.

Justin Valdez

1 year ago
rating 5.0
The ladies ( amirra and lelu) always friendly and helpful!

John Pascale

1 year ago
rating 3.0
The place was good in the beginning, but they just kept raising my rent. Newbies that started with A1 Storage, paid a lot less a month, (for the same size unit I had) and it just irritated me. You'd think that A1 would have taken care of the long standing renters better but not the case!

Ashley Richards

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Very clear communication. Great customer service! They answered all of my questions. Auto pay feature was very convenient.

Hannah Sands

1 year ago
rating 5.0
10/10 recommend! Great customer service and awesome prices!

Steven Gonzalez

1 year ago
rating 5.0
Great experience go to Chris he is amazing and helpful with everything I needed to know

Jessica Daoodi

2 years ago
rating 4.0
So far so good. I used a month free offer to check it out and I'm wishing I had gotten a 57 Or 510 in it Instead of the 55. The pricing on the larger units is huge though. It's around $40 more for the extra 5 feet of space and that is more than I can comfortably afford. I wasn't a fan of the required $12 insurance charge each month and wasn't aware of that when I purchased it online. I also wasnt thrilled that i had to purchase the lock from them as well for around $10. The "free" month started out sounding like It may have said that somewhere but I didn't see it. I have renters insurance but keep forgetting to send it over for that $12 credit to be applied back to my account. The place is clean and secure which is good. Not a bunch of riff raff hanging out here like other places I checked out or have used in the past.

Cari Zane

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Workers are great! Clean! Safe! Nice facility!

Bill Crawford

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Samantha was amazing! Very personable and knowledgeable. She made the process simple and easy.

Che?yl Johnson

2 years ago
rating 5.0
I recently rented a storage from lakeside I wanted to say what a helpful nice and very professional Fermin was. This employee should be a trainer for all people. I think he is the best you picked a very nice man to represent your storage units ...Thanks Fermin

Abby

2 years ago
rating 4.0
Super helpful. Not enough carts

HARRIETM

2 years ago
rating 5.0
This was my first experience having a storage unit and the place was clean,roomy,easy access and the reason I left is the price keeps going up

Sabrina Hook

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Fermin is an AWESOME employee.. He knows is job very well and goes the extra mile to make sure u as a customer are completely satisfied... I don't have any issues are complaints about this place its very clean which I like .....its definitely not GHETTO .. Thank u again .....

Amanda Watkins

2 years ago
rating 5.0
This place is amazing, staff is friendly and very trustworthy. The storage is very clean and well organized. I would recommend this place. You can rest assured knowing your belongings are well taken care of. Very reasonably prices!

Anna Martinez

2 years ago
rating 5.0
They have very friendly and helpful staff. No matter who assists you. We had gone to another faculty before A-1, and there was no one in the office. Called the number on the door and no one answered, and this was in the middle of the day during business hours. But, at A-1 someone always answered the calls quickly, if they weren't already in the office. They answered all our questions, since this was our first time renting storage. They walked us around showing is elevator access, restrooms and the gate system. A-1 is a very clean and safe facility. The other faculty had plywood walls between units and doors and hot. A-1 had metal walls and solid does, used undated locking system, and were cool inside. Units were easy to access to move our things in and out. We'd definitely use them again if we needed storage services again anywhere.

Torriana Florey

2 years ago
rating 5.0
I have used this facility for over 11 years. Off and on. And it's always where I go back to. Thank you for being so amazing! Clean facility and enough buggies to go around :)

Chris Bertrand

2 years ago
rating 5.0
This place is amazing. The staff are amazing. They are friendly and helpful. They even personally walked me to my unit and opened it for me to see. They don't just hand you a map with your unit circled like motels do. The units are nice and clean. I'm totally satisfied. I was there for 6 months. Every time I walked into the front office, I was greeted with a smile and a friendly face. I won't go anywhere else. After 6 months, my rent would've gone up $5. It's still worth it. The place is kept immaculate with no rodents or pests.

H3ATH3R P

2 years ago
rating 4.0
Staff here are great. They keep it clean and safe. This is a smaller storage lot but it's a great location and its affordable.

Martin Bakalik

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Clean, secure, spacious, and very accommodating. Had to downsize and manged to get both the new and old unit near the elevator, great customer service and location near the freeway.

Rob N Steph Howard Chavez

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Awesone first month was free. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Storage units are clean and security is tight. The price is right...

Chad Gustafson

3 years ago
rating 4.0
Great customer service and clean facilities and big roll up doors

Chris Bertrand

3 years ago
rating 5.0
This place is amazing. The staff are amazing. They are friendly and helpful. They even personally walked me to my unit and opened it for me to see. They don't just hand you a map with your unit circled like motels do. The units are nice and clean. I'm totally satisfied.

Jerry Klahn

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Great customer service from Claudia. She answered all my questions and concerns. Took me out and shoved me around the facility. I like that the place has carts and elevators to make things much easier to get your things stored. The place is clean and kept that way by the staff. The prices are reasonable I suppose. It has been a long time since using a self storage place. Last time I did I was paying $110.00 for a 10x20 space. Let's just say that it's not the case anymore. All in all I am satisfied with my experience and feel that my property is safe. I would highly recommend Lakeside A1 storage.

Deborah Markley

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Nice employee's, safe location, well lit and a safe place to store your possessions.

Denise Minner

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Friendly helpful staff. Clean storage units.

Linda Smith

3 years ago
rating 4.0
Nice and helpful staff. A bit pricey. Raises rent after 6 mo. Hope no more raises or I will move my belongings. Climate controlled. Nice storage facility.

Jerry Klahn

3 years ago
rating 5.0
Great customer service from Claudia. She answered all my questions and concerns. Took me out and shoved me around the facility. I like that the place has carts and elevators to make things much easier to get your things stored. The place is clean and kept that way by the staff. The prices are reasonable I suppose. It has been a long time since using a self storage place. Last time I did I was paying $110.00 for a 10x20 space. Let's just say that it's not the case anymore. All in all I am satisfied with my experience and feel that my property is safe. I would highly recommend Lakeside A1 storage.

Mark Lawson

3 years ago
rating 1.0
4 stars for clean building but 1 star for management ...... please note for anyone renting there you have a automatic 9% rent increase at 6 mo and again at your 1 yr. This is not mentioned or in rental agreement at all. When asked they laughed said supplie and demand, there's a demand we have a supply. We have right to increase prices at anytime period.......so renters beware! Also received a notice 5 days before rent due preventing you giving a 7 day notice they require..... so your on hook for another months rent....... nicely done management!

Justin Bruce

3 years ago
rating 5.0
The location was always clean and easy to maneuver through. I was given a great deal at move in and the staff was always attentive. I will always recommend A1 above other places just based on cleanliness and friendly service.

SUZANNE ABRAHAM

3 years ago
rating 5.0
We came to A-1 self storage in Lakeside because it is close to home. We were impressed with how clean and secure the whole facility is. Luke was very friendly and knowledgeable and took plenty of time with us to explain the paperwork.

Jesse Wattson

3 years ago
rating 4.0
Clean. Lots of space for your truck

Chris Ray

3 years ago
rating 5.0
I have just started renting with A-1 and so far I have been very satisfied with the service which has been above and beyond...friendly, courteous, and efficient. We have used them before and we came back due to their overall great service :)

Soraya Hebert

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Very friendly and helpful staff

Pattie Bessetti

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Clean, easy access. Never had a problem while storing my items here.

Daniel Jeans

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Gary was great, called to confirm my online reservation, and let me know the hours he was in the office. Each unit has an individual alarm that activates when you log out and deactivates when you enter. The building I am in is very clean, and very modern.

Desiree Johnson

4 years ago
rating 4.0
They keep my stuff safe yay me !!!!!

Andrea Hartman

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Clean, great service

Dustin Lametti

4 years ago
rating 5.0
This A-1 storage is time-saving, as it is not far from a highway.

GAIL JOHNSON-BOLIN

4 years ago
rating 2.0
I was forced to buy renters insurance at an additional $10.00 per month. I am storing a few boxes of kitchen ware for two to three months. The value is about $100.00. I did not want renters insurance, I was not told when I put the unit on hold and all charges were discussed at that time.

Joseph Schnurr

4 years ago
rating 5.0
Clean facility with good security and helpful staff.

Sandra Younger

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I've had a great experience renting a small storage unit from A-1 Self Storage in Lakeside. It was super easy to reserve a space online, and someone called right away to confirm. When I took my boxes today to check in, I was impressed by the highly professional, helpful staff and thorough protocol to ensure safety and security. Also, the facilities are spotless. I feel very confident about this facility.

Dee Leger

4 years ago
rating 5.0
I was off work to help my 80 year old Dad pack up his 5 bdrm (plus shed and garage) home to move closer to me. (He had been a 4 hour drive ) I was still up there and needed local storage NOW. Lori arranged to allow my husband and brother to start the process and for me to transfer later. She has been a gem assisting over the phone and getting the guys in a unit! I can't thank her enough for her compassion to a frazzled daughter attempting to help her Dad!

Kassie Ferguson

5 years ago
rating 5.0
I fell a bit behind due to some financial issues I was having. They worked with me and helped save my unit. Thank you guys for your help and understanding.

Jeff Westrick

5 years ago
rating 5.0
Clean, secure, and well lit, inside and out. They keep the climate inside the building nice, too, which is definitely appreciated while moving boxes around in the summertime. I only ever had one issue (front office couldn't find my insurance paperwork), but it was resolved quickly.

MARK WITTMEIER

5 years ago
rating 5.0
Oh yes I am so glad to say that the a1 is by far the last storage unit place I would ever recommend or use for that matter. I went to the Lksd office the place stunk, literallLy And not only did it have a very strong body odor smell the man inside continues ly wondered like he was on drugs and I didn't want to get a unit but after I existed every other option I had to so I thought. So I went back to get it when I witnessed a car stereo being stolen straight from this guy's stuff when his back was turned. The best part after the man came to realize it was missing he ran into office to report it and the guy seemed very helpful but after the guy that had been robbed left the guy behind the counter says ya I am getting rid of him speaking like the radio hadn't been stolen. So I believe that the manager guy is in on a big theft ring please watch out here

Quinten Fisher

5 years ago
rating 4.0
Very clean and nice staff. It can get crowded and not enough equipment if 10 people are there moving stuff around at the same time. It is very expensive. 5x5 is 72/month which is ridiculous but it is what it is. I have found places that are 10-15/month cheaper.

Darlene Watson

6 years ago
rating 5.0
This storage site is conveniently located, and the storage facilities are well-secured within a double-gated building and grounds. I especially like the width of the corridor to access the units on the upper floor. Elevator locations and sturdy moving carts are provided. The staff has always been helpful and courteous.
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Hannah D.

1 year ago
rating 5.0
These are the best prices here in east county. Super nice people that work there and very clean and modern facilities! 10/10 recommend!

Jo M.

2 years ago
rating 1.0
Lies. When I get to the place the storage is a rusty container, not a unit. No mention online or on the phone. And I asked about my own lock and on the...

Michael S.

2 years ago
rating 5.0
Getting storage in San Diego is such a grind, it was difficult for us to find storage for our 1800 sq ft house but we gave A1 our storage requirements and...
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