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“Everything Was Wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
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Cayuga, North Dakota
1 review
“Everything Was Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I planned an evening in Balboa Park, so we picked a B&B nearby - we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Ann's. The location is great for walking to the Hillcrest area, and Ann is a warm and gracious host. Our breakfast was healthly, and the cleanliness was beyond spotless (if there is such a classification). Ann runs a 5-star B&B in every aspect of her operation. Randy K.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Randy K
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for the raving review. Housekeeping is always a challenge, with the volume of guests we host every week. They say...be careful what you wish for...with the excellent weather we have in San Diego, and windows open all year long letting the warm, fresh air in...and dust on the coffee table, it keeps us busy !!!! Hope to see you back again soon, Ann
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I was in S Diego for the AACR meeting this April, and I decided to stay in this cool neighbor instead of the fancy hotel in downtown. Ann is great, breakfast so good, location excellent!!! I will definitely come back!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Business Travelers love our location, and it's convenience to meetings at the Convention Center. Over the years, we have hosted lots, and lots of guests looking to stay somewhere different than their Boss, and Co-Workers also attend the conference....did I say that??? Cheers, Ann ;)
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Orange, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Hillcrest for our 24th wedding anniversary. We had never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, but had heard many stories. Hillcrest is a wonderful place to stay. It is immaculate and the owner, Ann, "goes the extra mile" to make your stay even more enjoyable. The breakfast is not your typical "eggs and potatoes", but it is very good and healthy, definitely starts your day off well. Ann knows all of the best places to visit/eat at in the area, and several restaurants are within walking distance. Also, you are just minutes away from major attractions such as Petco Park, Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, and the world famous San Diego Zoo! We will definitely stay at Hillcrest again.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Feo2014
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Over the years, we have had many "Hotel Converts" Demystifying Bed & Breakfast Travel has finally caught on to the 20-35yr old traveler. One visit here at Hillcrest House, and we promise to make more "Believers" out of YOU !! Thanks for taking a chance on us, and hope to see you back soon !!! Cheers, Ann
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The only thing wrong with our visit was that we could only stay for one night!

The property was impeccable and perfectly located for access to great restaurants, downtown, and Balboa Park. Our room (the Coronado) was quaint and comfortable, and Ann a fabulous host.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan F
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
The Coronado Room although not very large is very popular because of the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, and kitchenette. A favorite for couples celebrating a special occassion! Thanks for the awesome review! Cheers, Ann
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Hillcrest House as a part of our break from winter in NY. The accommodations were clean and inviting. Breakfasts were simple but ample with good variety. The rooms aren't huge but the charm of the house and neighborhood makes it a good value. Lots of great restaurants and shops within walking distance. The owner was very helpful with suggesting places to eat and visit. With just a bit of ambition you can even walk to Balboa Park.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Value is the key to our success. Included is not only breakfast every day, but off street parking, wifi, bottled waters, 24hr beverages, and snacks. Hotels in general add all those amenities to your bill at the end of your stay, at a premium $$$$. Thank you so much for posting a review, I hope to see you back soon! Ann
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed with Ann earlier this month. With her local knowledge, cartogrophy skills in drawing lovely basic maps, and enthusiasm for the city, this is a MUST place to stay if you want to get the most out of a visit to this lovely and varied city. Her restaurant recommendations are first class, and the places to see are well within a comfortable drive. The B&B is friendly, homely, and inviting. Don't stay in a hotel, go to this place and get to the heart of it, the location is ideal for all major attractions. This is the place to go in San Diego

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Wow...what a complement! I always tell guest that it is "The Fantastic Guests" that make Hillcrest House what it is !!! Location, a beautiful house, and free parking, don't hurt either ;) Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Cheers, Ann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

It's a very nice place. You can't beat the location if you want to walk to dinner - right in the Hillcrest area, within a very easy walk of restaurants of every kind. Ann and Shannon went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Breakfast was fine, and parking was included, which is very rare for San Diego. The room had everything I needed, and the common guest fridge was available as well. I found both the bed and the sheets softer than I like for comfortable sleeping, but I know that's just a matter of taste, and that many people would like them a lot (and most of the others wouldn't notice).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank eek_19
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Hello, and thank you for posting about your recent experience here at Hillcrest House. Our location is "Key" !!!! Right in the City Center, this historic neighborhood ROCKS !!! We love the 2 block walk to our favorite Craft Brew Pub, and send lots of guests to experience all Hillcrest has to offer. Hope to see you back someday soon. Cheers, Ann
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Property: Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 3845 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of 2015 Trip Advisor "Hall of Fame" for best San Diego Bed & Breakfast. Also, Winner "AGAIN" of San Diego Uptown News 2015 Readers Poll "Best Hotel/B&B". Stay in a B&B at the center of it all! Built in 1910, this newly renovated Arts & Crafts inspired Inn is only 10 minutes from major attractions such as, the Gaslamp District, Zoo, Old Town, Seaworld, Beaches, Convention Center and Airport. Features include: Eclectic collection of Antiques, in room cable TV/DVD/CD, and complementary WiFi. Home baked specialties daily. Business guests love our close proximity to the Downtown Convention Center, and or Hotel Circle to attend their meetings. ... more   less 
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