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Hotel Vyvant
Ranked #4 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tartu, Estonia
1 review
“lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

A lovely hotel, very nice style. Comfortable and endearing, the total package. It's super close to the airport so if you have a two hour wait for your rental car at 11 pm like I did, you can walk to the hotel and get the car in the morning.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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East Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We spent a three day weekend at Hotel Vyvant. The location was perfect, close to Balboa Park, Little Italy, and the water.
Pros: Pet-friendly, giant bathtub, friendly staff, cozy lobby area with treats.
Cons: noisy alley under our window, noisy AC, parking

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, AZ
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Vyvant for our wedding anniversary weekend. The hotel is beautiful and very clean. They have a "happy hour" every evening with wine, beer, and light snacks. They serve a continental-style breakfast (included with your stay) each morning, with an array of delicious pastries. The best part of this hotel is the staff - their customer service is above and beyond. We mentioned that it was our wedding anniversary and when we returned to our room there was a bottle of chilled wine and a sweet card from the staff. We never returned from an outing without them asking if we had a nice time doing so-and-so. The street parking can be a little stressful, but we were always able to find a parking spot within a block radius. What a great place!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The hotel had tons of character and charm! The location was perfect for sight seeing! We walked everywhere! Close to excellent restaurants in Little Italy, San Diego Harbor and the ferry to Coronado, as well as the Gaslamp District. We will definitely be back for a stay at Hotel Vyvant!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I found this b&b-style hotel on a budget travel site when looking for a place to stay before an early flight out of San Diego airport. We were greeted by a very friendly, accommodating young gentleman who showed us to our room and left breakfast out for us for our 5:15 AM departure! The location was everything we wanted and the price was great. The only thing I would caution is that not all of the rooms, including the one we were put in, have a private bath - something I suppose I took for granted when making the reservation! What was a little disconcerting was that not all of the rooms with private baths were occupied, and we made it very clear we were leaving early - well before check out. Why couldn't they have put us in a room with a bath? Had we had a bathroom or been told ahead of time not all of the rooms are not en-suite, I could have given this hotel a higher rating...

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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John P, General Manager at Hotel Vyvant, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with the room you booked. We make every effort to clearly label our Economy Rooms as shared bathroom rooms in order to avoid any surprises. Our Economy rooms are our lowest priced rooms because they have to share a bathroom. We hope this did not ruin your experience here and hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to look for given the location but was amazed the hotel have this beautiful rustic look with hard wooded floors. Very quite even thou so close to the freeway, Little Italy is one street over so there's allot of restaurants within 2 mins walk and for after hours there's a seven eleven close as well down town is a nice walk away if you need a stroll. No parking so have to park on the street.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southern England
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great hotel in a good location for Balboa park. The staff were extremely helpful with finding parking, which was also very easy, don't be put off by lack of private parking there is a lot of on street parking in the surrounding areas. It is quite close to the freeway but ear plugs were provided and I didn't think it was that noisy. We stayed for the marathon and I would highly recommend for this purpose. Breakfast was a lot of cakes do bread items but I like cake for breakfast so perfect for me and there were fruit options. Room and communal areas were very clean.

Room Tip: 3 bed room was perfect for 3 adults sharing or a family, I think it was the 1 bedroom suite so one d...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Vyvant

Property: Hotel Vyvant
Address: 505 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Little Italy Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vyvant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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Little Italy Hotel San Diego

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