Old Town Inn

Address: 4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92110, United States | 2 star hotel
 
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the Old Town/Hotel Circle area of San Diego, is near Hillcrest, Harbor and Shelter Islands, Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop, and Razor Point and Beach Trail Loop.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Old Town Inn San Diego

      Stayed on a bad week?

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      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!

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      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

      from

      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.

      Courteous Staff

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      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

      from

      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

      Family favorite!

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      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!

      Great hospitality

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      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.

      Friendly staff

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      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.

      Loved it!

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      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

      from

      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Old Town Inn San Diego

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      Travel Blogs from San Diego

      Trip to the zoo - day 3

      A travel blog entry by wholc3 on Oct 19, 2014

      11 photos

      ... find so that ticked off the polar bear, working our way back saw some of the monkeys, hippos and orangutans one was having a nibble on some fruit the other taking a nap under a little blanky. Last thing to check off was the silverbacks. Thought we would have seen them in the monkey section but didn't. Check the map and time about half an hour, 20 minutes before pick up. Looking at the map we had to do another loop to get to ...

      Day 2 of San Diego

      A travel blog entry by glowe on Sep 22, 2014

      10 photos

      ... bit about science but makes it fun. For us 2 adults however it got a bit boring, very quickly. We did watch the Hidden universe at the IMAX which was quite good - definitely the best bit to say the least!

      After having some dinner at TGI Fridays we decided to call it a day and give our legs a bit of a rest. Another long day tomorrow as we are driving back to LA to drop the car off but hope to go via La Jolla to see some more sights.
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      This is it...

      A travel blog entry by alicoad on Jul 21, 2014

      1 comment, 24 photos

      I have no idea how to write about today. I could (and probably will) go through the logistics of it. What we did, who I did that with, the timeline, etc. My takeaway, however, was the emotion of it. I can't really think of a time in my life so far that paralleled my feelings of excitement and pride (in my team and myself) and joy and accomplishment. Everything about today was entirely overwhelming; I think that's the best way to put it. For now and for the sake of memory, I think ...

      Stay classy San Diego

      A travel blog entry by biancadon2014 on May 10, 2014

      10 photos

      We started our last day in sunny San Diego with a walk to little Italy farmers markets where I got a green smoothie, don got a coffee and we bought or host Heather a bunch of sunflowers. The fruit and veg available was amazing! I don't think we have seen such big strawberries before! Some beautiful artwork and foods and all sorts of lovely market staples were there to see, taste and smell. It was a gorgeous morning! Once we packed up ...

      Day 10

      A travel blog entry by drhammer on Feb 19, 2014

      ... hot half way through the hike that I was ready to dive into that tantalizing water, but I didn't. Don't tell anyone, but I let the dogs drink from the lake. Shhh. We were hot and thirsty and no other water was available. Some trees on the trail that grabbed my attention were a funny looking palm tree and a white barkless tree. The first looked like it was wearing a shaggy skirt around its trunk because as it grows the palm branches ...