My wife and I stayed at Mudville Flats for our honeymoon and it was a home-run of a choice. The rooms are beautiful, and each one has recently installed easy to use temperature controls so that you're not subject to the whims of the management. Mike and Linda were friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. Although not in a beautiful area of town, this is a terrific location for getting around to all of the attractions of the downtown area and beyond; it's easy access to I-5 and other major highways without being right on top of them. Although on Trip Advisor Mudville Flats falls in the "Bed & Breakfast" category, there is actually no breakfast. What there is instead is a full kitchen in each flat with 3 grocery stores in a 10 minute walk and lots of restaurants. This is actually a great set-up because it allows you maximum breakfast flexibility - you can have what you want, when you want it, where you want it, wearing whatever you want. There are parking spots in a garage across the street which come with the room - you should get a compact car if you can because one of the spots is meant for a compact car. If you can't, then tell Mike and Linda as soon as you can, so you can get the larger parking spot if possible. The building itself is a historic building, meaning that the original bathtubs are there - not large enough for an adult to take a bath, but easy to control the temperature for a shower using the two knobs. Mudville Flats provides easy access to the Gaslamp District without being right on top of it, so you don't have to deal with the noise. The same is true of Petco Park (baseball stadium), which has a nice park you can walk through even when it's the off season. The back has a gorgeous patio which attracts hummingbirds; there are also bikes there which you can ride for free down to the ferry to Coronado Island. Mudville Flats does not have an impersonal check-in desk, but rather Linda or Mike will go with you to your room to show you how everything works and where everything is in the building. Maps are in the room, and Mike and Linda are available by phone at any time for anything that comes up. When asked, they also provide great advice about any type of food you might want to find and the best way to get there. The rooms are very spacious, with a bedroom, kitchenette, and large living room. The beds themselves are also very large and comfortable. Mike and Linda are also quick to respond to e-mailed inquiries in advance of arrival. If you bring DVDs (though they have some upstairs), they can hook a DVD player up to the large TV in each room - much better than watching on a computer screen. There are not a huge number of outlets around, but how many things do you need to plug in at once? Finally, though it may seem like a small thing, not only do they provide you with beach towels, but the bath towels are very comfortable. Is Mudville Flats perfect? No. No place is. But it's about as close as you can hope to get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the action Mudville Flats features century old charm built in the Classic California Craftsman style in 1905. Each Flat is its own large luxury apartment complete with a full size kitchen,heavenly California King size bed and full living rooms with comfortable high end furnishings. Mudville Flats provides free wi-fi,secure underground parking, 42"Hi-def lcd flat screen TV. Walking distance to all major city attractions, the Convention Center,Petco Park,Gaslamp Quarter,Harbor, Balboa Park,Little Italy.24 on-site concierge service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mudville Flats Hotel San Diego