BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn
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... lots of attention).
We managed to "only" spend 8 hours there (another thing I've learned this past week - my threshold is up to 6 hours in a park [zoo, amusement, sea - doesn't matter what kind], after that I start getting cranky. No one likes a cranky me.)
Dinner was found at a nearby Ralph's kosher section. A great find (thanks to my information specialist skills :) ). BBQ and fried chicken, lentil soup and cole slaw. ...
Woke up to fantastic news via email that we had had a good offer on the house. I was down by the pool so bolted up the stairs to wake Gang to tell him, then we accepted the offer - yippee..... This was exactly how I wanted it to be, go away, come home to a sold house. Now to decide quickly exactly what we want to build and get on to that stage. ...
... the WWII was ended. I'm sure everyone knows the famous photograph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kissi ng_the_War_Goodbye.jpg
There are trolleys and buses which run pretty frequently and there are even schedules on the bus stops (not that common in the US). You can buy 1/2/3 and 4-day passes which cost respectively 5/9/12 and 15 USD plus 2 USD for the plastic card itself. There is even a trolley line which will take you right ...
... is the big brother to my favourite sailing ship in Australia, The James Craig. I've attached some pictures to help tell the story. Even Rachelle liked looking around it, as the history exhibits onboard were so interesting. It used to be called the Euterpe and spent many years of its early life transporting early Immigrants from England to New Zealand which made it all the more worth visiting in my eyes.
Still on the subject of ships we also boarded the HMS Surprise ...
... Pie. This Du-pars apparently won some sort of award in Trip Advisor 2013 and is a Dinner similar to the Happy Days type with the waitresses dressed up in that decade style. The pies were nice but not as good as all the cooks at home I know.
We are just staying in tonight and i will now get onto getting us some tickets from the internet for the San Diego Chargers match against Texas tomorrow evening. Until the next blog, see you. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Plus Cabrillo Garden Inn San Diego
Based on several positive reviews of the Cabrillo, I took the chance and booked a long weekend stay for my family of three. The bed was very comfortable, one of the best we have experienced in any hotel. The room was relatively clean and nice decor. But, the room left a bit to be desired otherwise - it was very small and crowded with too large of furniture, the bathroom was tiny, with only a shower, which was inconvenient for bathing an infant. Additionally, the bathroom was a bit beat up, in need of some touching up, and a good scrub of the shower floor grout. Generally speaking, however, the hotel stay was pleasant, quiet at night and mornings, breakfast available every day and courteous and helpful staff. Best Western recently took ownership of this property and it appears has commanded some repairs/upgrades, which were in progress during our stay. As such, we were unable to get a suite, but in seeing inside of some other rooms, we did not see any being much different other than maybe having slightly more space to move about the furniture and having a shower/bath unit.
Had a great trip in San Diego! The Cabrillo Garden Inn is in a wonderful location... only 6 blocks to the middle of the Gaslamp District, and 5 blocks to Balboa Park. Good size rooms, (ours did have a tub and shower combo and a king bed). Small refrigerator in room, and two bottles of water daily, complementary - a bonus! The rooms were immaculate, and the bed very comforable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A hot breakfast every morning including eggs (real) and turkey bacon, toast, juice, yogurt, etc. Also cookies and coffee available all day. A wonderful veranda to sit and eat on as well. There is a rooftop deck with chairs for relaxing in the evening. Lots of flowers in pots all over made a very relaxing setting! A small deli directly across the street for sodas, munchies, beer and wine was ideal. I would most certainly stay here again. Great place, highly recommended.
My wife and I stayed at the Cabrillo Hotel over this years' Valentines Day. I must say that it was fantastic! After a long afternoon of doing "romantic" things, the hotel room was an oasis of comfort. We were lucky enough to grab the suite, and it was great. The king size bed was fantastic! The comforters and sheets were so comfortable, we didn't want to leave and go to dinner! The bathroom was fantastic also. All white, and very spacious. Enough room for both of us to get ready at the same time. There was a pretty good view of San Diego from the window also. The guest staff was extremely helpful. We didn't have an iron/board in the room, and within 2 minutes they brought that up with extra towels also. In the morning, they had a fantastic breakfast prepared, and the staff was curteous, they chatted with the patrons while we prepared the food. My only complaint is that in the suite, the tv is pretty far away from the bed, but I guess they planned it that way. Also, there aren't too many wall outlets that are readily accessible. Other than that, my stay was fantastic. We will definetly stay again.
Poor people skills.Small and not what we expected.No bath,only shower.Clean but old ,even with the remodeling.Only stayed long enough to know we wanted more for the money and they didn't care.
Great value, excellent service!
I travel frequently for work and have experienced the full gamut of hotel experiences. The Cabrillo Garden Inn was fantastic. Every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. Acting on a tip from another review, I rquested a "suite" -- a larger than average room. The room was fine; the bed was comfortable; and the bathroom large and nicely decorated. The hotel serves a full breakfast and actually extended its service hour as I was a few minutes late getting back from a 10 mile run along the waterfront. Convenient to the Gaslamp District and the Convention Center yet far cheaper than many "name" hotels, you'll enjoy your stay!
As a frequent traveler, the big chains very easily lose their allure.
My room was immaculately kept as were the grounds. The personnel were friendly and polite. The accessories in the rooms were very tasteful and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend Cabrillo Gardens for anyone looking to be close to lots of activities in San Diego at a fair price.
Cute comfy convenient
very comfortable beds, courteous staff, awesome breakfast and nice spaces to sit, walking distance to several restaurants, a good value for the money
When I called and made reservations the girl was very nice, I then called to change the reservations and the person was very nice.I was very excited until I got there until I was greeted with a man who told me and my friends to not be loud or they WILL call the police. Now I understand that this is a quiet hotel, but just be greeted at a hotel that I am paying money to stay there with a lecture wasn't my idea of perfect guest relations. My friends and I were very quiet and I felt offended that I was catagorized as someone who was loud.The next morning we went to check out and there were 2 girls at the front desk who were very nice and made it a little better. I am amazed at how jaded I can be after one bad experience, but I am.I will not be staying here again because of that one guy.We later found out there were loud people coming into the hotel around 2:30 a.m. they were much older than myself and my friends and i can guaranty that they did not get the "welcoming" that my friends and I got.
We stayed at the Cabrillo Garden Inn mid August, 2003 and it is fabulous. Not a big hotel, but they have excellent service, great downtown location (close to everything). Breakfasts were good. Tip: ask for one of their "suites". Bigger, better. Everybody gets free parking.
This inn was totally redesigned with new furniture, bathrooms, etc.
We had a great experience at this hotel. If you are looking for a large hotel with full amenities than this is not for you. If you are looking for a small inn which provides personal attention, this is a wonderful place. My husband and I arrived to the hotel around 1:00 in the morning (4:00 on our clocks as we flew in from the east coast) after a 8 hour flight. Needless to say, we were pretty tired and cranky. The ride from the airport was about 5 minutes. When we arrived, we were given our room immediately. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The color scheme and decorations in the room were beautiful and actually very soothing. The carpet was new. The comforters were heavenly. There were even fresh flowers in the room by the bed. The staff also left a bouquet of flowers in a vase for me on the dresser with a little note wishing me a happy birthday from the entire staff....they knew it was my birthday as they asked what was bringing us to the hotel when I made the reservation. The aroma of the flowers was heavenly as we entered the room. The breakfast in the morning was good..not gourmet but very convenient. We took our breakfast up to the rooftop (above the second floor) which is nestled between a few highrises downtown. Every request we made was immediately granted. Great location. Wonderful staff.