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Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #10 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Can't say enough about the beautiful time we had at the Inn!


Three days in San Diego and we chose to stay at Caroles Bed & Breakfast.The amenities were by far the nicest we have ever experienced from any other inn. The Casita is an Oasis, separate from the main house. Secluded with its own private entrance and patio garden. Our stay here made our trip to San Diego special. The Casita house was wonderful and the bed was so comfortable. The bedroom was not enormous but immediately felt like our home away from home. Clean and beautifully furnished and there was a separate lounge & kitchenette area- all to suit most seasoned traveler. Breakfast in the main house was excellent and served by the Master baker Michael O'Brien. Co-owner Carole Dugdale was so helpful and it was interesting to hear the history of the house as well her spot on insights of local dining establishments. We loved San Diego and it was made all the more special by our stay at Caroles Bed & Breakfast. We will be back soon.

Thanks for giving us such a wonderful time!

Robert & Linda

Room Tip: The Casita will always be our first choice but if not avaliable the rooms in the main house are equa...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

So fun to see you enjoyed your little "Oasis". We try and have a nice courtyard in hopes people will see it as another little entrance to their accomodation :) Glad to see you enjoyed your stay in La Casita and hope to see you back in San Diego soon enough.

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

I have to travel with my job and stay in some amazing rooms but never quite feel rested. i stayed with carol and her son in their b&b and slept like a log from the first night and for 2 weeks beyond, felt like a queen coming down to amazing breakfasts every morning . they were totally accomidating the whole 2 weeks. i stayed in the mayors room which was very large and roomy .the bath room was large and roomy also. i truly hated to leave ,tried to get adopted by carol so could stay. didn't work but i will definitley be going back and stay in my home awaw from home. thank you carol and mike.

Room Tip: they are all great but i like the mayors room
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2012

It was lovely having you for your stay and lovely hearing you enjoy it so much! If we didn't already have such a family involved operation i'm sure my grandma would have loved to adopt you on the fly. Have a wonderful spring and hope to see you again in lovely San Diego.

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Reviewed 15 December 2011

I've been to many B&B's and this one is ranked high. Not fancy, but very comfortable and delicious home cooked breakfasts. Carole and her family run the property and go out their way to make you feel at home. If you like to be in one of San Diego's fun neighborhoods, this is a great central location with parking. Very close to Balboa Park and downtown. Thumbs up!

Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

We stayed at Caroles B&B for the night in the casita it was wonderful, a cozy home away from home.So close to downtown.The main house is beautiful just like you would see in a brouchure.It has a swimming pool and the breakfast is to die for.Hospitality was great very nice people.So if your looking for a B&B in San Diego you gotta stay at Carole's

Room Tip: Gotta stay in the casita it is so cozy
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2011

We always try to keep a warm and cozy atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. I will definitely tell my Uncle Michael how much you enjoyed the breakfasts, "to die for" is the best compliment you can bestow upon someones cooking :) Glad you enjoyed your stay and our city.

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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We felt at home :Carole and her son are very friendly !We enjoyed the very good cooked breakfast with a different recipe every day ! Location is very convenient to visit San Diego and we parked easily ! A very good adress !

Room Tip: We were in studio one :you have personal bathroom ,a fridge and microwave !
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2011

We really are so very lucky to be located right in the perfect spot to access much of San Diego with ease and it makes me happy to see it work so well for our guests.

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Very close to the airport and nightlife of North Park and San Diego. We really enjoyed the casita with private parking, bath and kitchen. Like home with someone making an amazing breakfast each morning.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2011

Glad you enjoyed your own little house while staying here in San Diego, and I will definitely make sure to let my uncle Michael know how much you enjoyed his breakfast.

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Tremendously comfortable B&B in an easy to find and convenient location. Great bed, tons of clean towels, robes, anything you need is yours for the asking. And the breakfast is a real gourmet treat; hot dish PLUS homemade muffins, fruit plate, juice, coffee, tea, etc. I love staying here, and Carole is like family after I've stayed here twice! I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Some are larger than others; ask Carole if you have a particular need or preference.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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carolesbnb, Manager at Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2011

My uncle Michael will most definitely be happy to hear you enjoyed his breakfast, he likes to make sure our guests kickstart the day off right. Great to see visitors enjoy our wonderful neighborhood North Park, and have a nice stay with us. Feel free to come back anytime.

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Additional Information about Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn

Address: 3227 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-4656
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range: £115 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely historic home in North Park has been home to Carole's BNB for over 28 years, where guests from all over the world have come to stay with us. ... more   less 
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