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Hotel Vyvant

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here a second time last night and I almost don't want to advertise how awesome this hotel is because I don't want it to get too popular. But this gem is too good not to share. If plane noise or traffic bothers you it might not be the place for you but I loved being able to watch...

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DSCornish, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Shanta - The secret is out! Thank you for letting everyone know how awesome you think the hotel is, and thank you for staying with us a second time. We look forward to seeing you again next time. David.

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The staff were all really friendly. The room was just perfect and had all of the essential amenities (I had a Queen bed and kitchenette). My only complaint would be that I had to eat in bed because there wasn't a dining table and chair.... I doubt most people would complain about that due to eating out. I wish I...

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DSCornish, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Velia - You "wish you could have stayed longer" - thank you for such a great compliment about our beautiful and cozy piece of Little Italy. Thanks for staying with is, we appreciate the review. David.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is not for everyone but it fits our requirements perfectly! I have always found it to be very clean and the staff helpful and very friendly. They have a continental style breakfast in the lobby every morning but if you get there before they have it set up, you can always get juice & yogurt from the fridge...

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DSCornish, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again. I'm glad you were able to easily find parking within a block or so. It was also great to hear - again - how "Fabulous" our team was... in addition to all your other kind words. We look forward to hosting you again next year! David.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great hotel full of old world charm. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable. The layout of the property is quirky and adds a lot of uniqueness. Just about in the center of Little Italy we didn't need a car at all during our stay.

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DSCornish, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Yes - we are a small hotel and team, with just 23 truly unique rooms. Thanks for noting the cleanliness, friendliness, comfort and location. We're glad your enjoyed our little piece of heaven. Thank you for staying with you and sharing your experience here. David.

Orange County, California
Reviewed 4 February 2017

No parking and no receptionist if you checkout at 7am. The receptionist informed me prior to booking this hotel that the hotel does not have provide parking for their guest. I can street park or valet park (with a charge) at the Porta Vista hotel (neighbor hotel). When I arrived to the Porta Vista hotel, the valet clerk informed me...

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John B, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Dear 500travelbug, Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to learn that you encountered difficulties during your stay with us. It is true, our website states clearly that our guest services will assist you in finding overnight street parking and typically that is not an issue. On the occasions where street parking is not readily available, the neighboring hotel...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I needed a hotel room for just one night in San Diego ... and Vyvant fit the bill perfectly. The price was what first attracted me, as well as the free breakfast and parking - not an easy find in SD!! But it was the atmosphere and the people that were the delightful surprise. The front desk could not have...

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DSCornish, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Thank your for comparing us to a charming B&B in the Berkshires, and for noting how helpful and welcoming our team was. Glad to got to enjoy the wealth of restaurants in our back yard - or at least one or two on a one night trip? We too will be pleased when construction is finished on the multi million...

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were able to check in several hours before check-in time. The immediate neighborhood is nothing to write home about, so we were pleasantly surprised at the style and cleanliness of the entire hotel. The staff is warm and friendly. They have a seating area by the reception that is conducive to do work, or just to sit and chill....

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John B, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Dear Alison D, Thank you for your review! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will stay with us again when you return. Yes, the team does work very hard at keeping our hotel neat and clean and take great pride in providing awesome guest service! We do look forward to your return.

Virginia
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Check in was easy even at 10PM. The first floor room was very clean, all the soft goods, and fixtures fresh. The hotel itself is old, but that is the neat thing about it. It's a cool place with a Euro vibe. The only criticism is that the walls and ceilings are thin. The upstairs guest packed for an hour...

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John B, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Dear WhirledTraveler00, Thank You for your review. Thank You also for noticing how clean and fresh our little boutique hotel is. We are pleased that your late arrival went quick and smooth and that you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon!

Arcadia, California
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I booked 3 nights at this hotel based upon the reviews I read. There is a reason this hotel is so inexpensive. The rooms are small and outdated. There is no parking and the neighborhood is VERY busy so on weekend evening took 45 minutes to finally find parking. The next morning was awoken to person above my room pacing...

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John B, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Dear cnakatani, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. The reviews you read are very real and the team works very hard to satisfy every guest every time. It is true that San Diego (Little Italy) is very busy, particularly on the weekends. While we do not have our own parking lot, parking is free and typically easy to find close...

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed in the Urban Flat 2 suite with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is walking distance to San Diego Harbor where we boarded our Hornblower Christmas Lights Cruise. The place was clean and tastefully decorated. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because I had to find parking on the street as this is...

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John B, Owner at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review

Dear HelloWy, Thanks for your recent review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we are in the best location, everything in Little Italy is in walking distance and there is so much to do. Typically there is an abundance of street parking for free, but who needs a car with such a central location!!...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Vyvant is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel located in downtown San Diego. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with genuine hospitality and an authentic San Diego experience. We are located in the hip and vibrant neighborhood of Little Italy where you will find some of the local’s favorite restaurants, bars and shops; and within minutes of the San Diego Airport, Convention Center, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Harbor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vyvant

Address: 505 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Little Italy Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: £79 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vyvant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Top floor facing west will give you the most light and views”
 of 5 bubbles pmlevine333, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that doesn't face Grape Street.”
 of 5 bubbles HelloWY, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would guess a room higher up in the building would be less noisy and rooms not facing the street.”
  • Bathtub
  • Cupboard in the kitchenette
  • Kitchenette with microwave oven, coffee maker and fridge
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 of 5 bubbles LarsRo, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not get a corner room near the highway. Loud traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 541susanl, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room with a bathroom is a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles satisfied-visitor_11, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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