Old Town Inn
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... is also not to be
missed. It is full of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Here, you
can wander around and shop for trinkets, and have a cold beer or
margarita before heading back to the ship. It has a fun and festive
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glitz, head to La Jolla which is famous for resorts catering to the
rich and famous. Some of the best restaurants sit over-looking the
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... as a family to watch the Sealion show and the the Manta again for Rich and the 3 kids while Rorke and I went to touch the stingrays and get up close and personal with the dolphins before all of us headed off to watch the killer whales to round off our fantastic day. We got brilliant seats before we ducked in just before it started and sat cheekily in the prestige seats I had noticed at earlier shows that these seats were always taken up by latecomers ...
... bikes weaving between stopped and slow moving cars at 40-50 mph . . . . I can't believe there aren't frequent hideous accidents. The drivers were not as rude and angry as I expected. The worst part is that the traffic goes on seemingly forever and then opens up for a mile and then stops again. Probably took 2 hours to go 40 miles. I am grateful I don't have to drive that regularly.
I made it to my brother's house around 7pm. ...
... being trained and fed frozen mice; and we saw Sid the Sloth moving through the trees. After the zoo we went back to Seaport Village to hunt for some San Diego shirts and we had one last great meal on the harbor at the Pier Cafe! Delicious Sea Bass, Salmon, Mahi and shrimp! It was hard to leave San Diego! We did not get to see or do it all but we think the kids got a great taste of America's Finest ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old Town Inn San Diego
Stayed on a bad week?
The inn is conviently located, but we had many problems on our stay.
From the other glowing reviews, we may have hit it on a bad week or something. They said they had HBO, but it was out for all four days we stayed and they said it had been out for a week or more already. Two days we came back to our room to find that neither of our key cards worked and we had to go to the front desk to have them recoded. One night our heater wouldn't turn on at all and we had to change rooms.
The new room we got smelled like heavy perfume or some kind of strong deodorizer and the smell never completely went away. They had directions at the desk for restaurants and other locations that included some businesses that we were told had closed over a year ago when we started asking at neighboring businesses. Other info was inaccurate, like 30 minutes to Mexico by trolley which was between 50 and 60 minutes. The staff at the desk wasn't very helpful or knowledgable about the area or how to get around and they were too busy to give more than a quick answer and that was from three different employees we talked to over our stay. That said, we liked the old building we stayed in and it certainly has potential, but I clearly see many areas needing improvement. The prices were good and they are located near the trolley, a couple hundered yards away or so, which was a fun way to get around instead of dealing with traffic. I would think of staying there again, but I would definitely check out the room, amenities they provide and not follow their info sheets too closely.
Great and Convenient Place to Stay!
I stayed at this place for 4 days upon the many recommendations from other reviewers and I was not disappointed. It is clean and very convenient to the Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Old Town Trolley, La Jolla, etc. I stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Bayside which was not as good as Old Town Inn and $30/night more.
Best in San Diego
I have been staying here since it was the little original building, but now with all the new stuff, it is great! There is no question about where we will stay every time we come back to San Diego. I love the location, close to it all and easy to get to. I grew up here and feel at home when I stay here.
We spent one night at this hotel. It was wonderfully located within minutes of Sea World and Old Town state park.
The reception staff were very kind and helpful. We arrived late at night and were tired, they checked us in within minutes. We found the room clean and with a nice decor. We checked out early the next morning and didn't have an opportunity to stay long, but the few hours we were there were comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the kids slept on the sofa bed and were surprised at its comfort...
We would recommend this hotel to friends and family!
Home from home
The staff were very helpful and obliging nothing was to much, especially David if he's still working there pass our thanks on to him If we are ever in San Diego again you can bet your bottom dollar we'll be making a bee line for your place. thank you Terry & Frances Reeves
Excellent Service - My family and I ALWAYS stay here because the staff is exceptionally polite, friendly and accomodating. Very clean, and comfortable rooms and breakfast area. casual atmosphere - great for families - my kids love the pool and the option to help them selves to the free breakfast! Beautiful Grounds!
This place may have been the nicest on our 3 week trip. Rooms were nice and clean, but was really impressed with the staff. We needed to stay later than checkout time due to car trouble, but the staff was extremely accomodating, including heating lunch for us in the office microwave. Definitely would return next time in San Diego.
My wife and I stayed for three nights in september 2003. We were met by David Birt (one of the receptionists) who gave us a free upgrade because we were on honeymoon. The room was really nice and clean. I have two thinks that we did not like about place though: 1) There was a bug problem, little ants were all over the barthroom, mabey thats no longer a problem.
2) The location of the hotel was a little too far away from Downtown, but thats a matter of taste.
Overall we had a nice stay and its good value for your vacation.
We have stayed at the Old Town Inn every time we come to San Diego. The rooms are clean and the staff is great. Within walking distance of Old Town and the trolley. Highly recommend it.
Great place to stay
We stayed at the Old Town Inn for Street Scene this year (2003) and it was fantasic! The couldn' have been nicer or more helpful - as we we're clueless to San Diego. I highly recommend staying here. Clean, comfortable and at a good price.