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“Mini Vacation to San Diego”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Town Inn

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Old Town Inn
Ranked #19 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Mini Vacation to San Diego”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Been to San Diego many times before. This time I thought I would chance a hotel I had not heard of before. BOY, what a pleasant surprise! Altho the area is commercial it is so close to Old Town and easy access to get every where else in San Diego. The room we had had 2 queens and 2 sinks (a plus). Parking was free. Free breakfast ( juice, toast/bagels/rolls, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, fruit, coffee, and waffles)- enough to get you going for sure. Area is so close to shopping ( i.e Ralphs, Target, etc.) also. Fast food near by (In/out, BK, Mickey D's etc.) Sea world less than 2 miles, 3 miles to Mission Bay. Public transportation across the street to get downtown if you don't want to drive yourself. The hotel is not a chain and that is reflected in the care of the place and the service rendered. I highly recommend anyone staying here, families, solo travelers, couples and friends. The pool is small but has about 20 lounge chairs and 4 tables around it with a bar-b -que available also. Laundry facilities (a plus). I will recommend this hotel to anyone. If you are going on a cruise and need a night before trip this would work ( Note that the walk into old town is about .5 mile) but there are delivery places available or take a quick cab). Last tip - Rosecrans runs into Pacific Hwy.. if you take a right and go 2 blocks you are at the hotel. If at Pacific Hwy you go straight you are @ Old Town.
If leaving hotel to find Target/Ralphs or get back to Rosecrans- take a right out of parking lot, rt on Smith- rt on Kurtz and you will be back to Rosecrans.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Liz,

Thank you for your kind and informative review. We know many travelers tend to always stay with their favorite chain hotel because they have a fairly good idea of what they will get, and we’re always glad to hear that someone decided to take a chance on us, and ended up loving our little independent hotel. As you mentioned, we are located in a commercial / industrial area, but just a short walk into Old Town. Sometimes we get asked, “why is the hotel called the “Old Town Inn,” when you’re not “in” Old Town?” It is true, we are just outside the border of what most people call Old Town, but the way I look at it, our hotel was started back in the 1940s, so we got first pick at the name! This weekend our guests will be visiting Old Town for the Dia de los Muertos festivities, but you certainly don’t need a special occasion to go enjoy all the great restaurants and shops over in Old Town. Thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel, and we hope to see you again soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed there to be close to the Marine Base, We were within a few miles. We got a military discount and parking was free. Hotel was great, clean and bright. Staff was wonderful. Most helpful hosts I have seen for quite a while. Adequate breakfast. Pool looked good, but we didn't try it. Lots of great restaurants in old town with in walking distance. Great room delivery also. We would liked to have been able to stay longer!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the great review on Tripadvisor and for choosing to stay at the Old Town Inn. We all greatly appreciate and support everything our men and women in uniform do for our country. A lot of families (like yours) choose to stay at our hotel to attend the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) graduations because we are one of the closest hotels to MCRD, and also one of the most affordable. We are also just a short walk into the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with all the best Mexican restaurants and shops, and a 5 minute walk to public transportation, which can take you wherever you need to go in San Diego.

We take great pride in our service and work to provide a fun getaway for our military families when visiting MCRD. We are surrounded by many fun things to do, from the beautiful beaches, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and lots of great shopping. Our awesome staff would be more than happy to help you plan your day the next time you stay with us at the Old Town Inn. Thank you again for choosing the Old Town Inn to be a stop on your trip to see your family member graduate from boot camp. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and hopefully you will be able to stay longer on your next visit to San Diego.

Mike ~ Front Desk Agent
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Travelled to San Diego from the UK for a wedding and this hotel was recommended by the happy couple and we were not disappointed. The reception staff were excellent so helpful nothing was too much trouble. We were a party of four ladies and had two double rooms, there were two double beds in each of our rooms and they were so comfortable. The hotel was very clean and the buffet breakfast was great. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would love to come back and stay again, as the location was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to write a few kind words regarding our lovely boutique hotel in Old Town San Diego. We greatly appreciate you sharing your experience with other travelers who may be reviewing your comments to assist their decision making process, based on real reviews from other travelers were to stay while on vacation or business. We are a small family owned hotel, with a single-minded dedication with consistent service, quality and value. Yes! Unfortunately we are the only Old Town Inn in California, on the other hand we do have a sister property in San Diego the “BEST WESTERN LAMPLIGHTER” It is located in the college area. Both of our establishments will be able to assist you with reservations and provide you with the same clean, inviting atmosphere, quality, affordability, and great customer service for your accommodation.
With that being said there is no doubt in our mind we would like to welcome you back as a return guest on your next trip to San Diego. I want personally thank you for your business and love to welcome you back with open doors as we love to do.


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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Near to the Old Town Transit - bus, Amtrak trains, Trolley, State Parks and local restaurants. Very helpful staff and abosolutely brilliant breakfasts. Clean rooms and resonable prices- would love to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Alan H
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Dear Alan,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Old Town Inn, and for the compliments about our staff and our continental breakfast. I agree, our breakfast is brilliant! Our guests have a wide variety of items to choose from, including waffles, bagels and cream cheese, assorted pastries and muffins, steel cut oatmeal, apples and oranges, fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, 3 kinds of cold cereal, orange juice, and coffee. We also provide free wi-fi, and DVD movies and board games our guests can check out for free.

The Old Town Inn is just a short walk from Old Town, and for any of our guests that would like to take public transit, the Old Town Transit Station is about a five minute walk from our hotel, right on the edge of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Our hotel staff is always working hard to keep the hotel looking stunning. Our everyday goal is making the guests feel at home. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, and for taking the time to write such a great review. We hope to see you again soon!

Cesar ~ Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

this place is across the street from old town San Diego. A market is walking distance. Also it's a nice little walk to old town or a one minute drive. We arrived there late one night and there was only one room left. The staff was the nicest I've even met. They gave us a great discount on the room and let us park in restricted area because it was by our room. They went way out of their way to make us feel welcome. They also had a large free dvd collection to choose from.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Edward D
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear Edward,

I want to thank you for the compliments about our staff and our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Our staff works very hard to keep the hotel at it’s best. We work hard every day to keep the Old Town Inn impeccable. We always try to make our guests feel as comfortable as they would in their own home. We provide free wifi, a delicious continental breakfast, we let you borrow DVD movies and family board games for free. We also have books you can borrow, and if you like one, you can take it home with you. We are just a short walk into Old Town, and even closer to public transit. I think public transit works especially well for some foreign travelers that are not used to driving on the right-hand side of the road, and would rather skip the experience and just relax during their stay in San Diego. Once again, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon.

Cesar ~ Front Desk Agent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have stayed at the Old Town Inn three different times during our last trips to San Diego. It is a great DEAL and it is so close to lots of things. Everyone is so pleasant and helpful at the Inn. We liked the healthy breakfasts and the very clean rooms. The surroundings are very well kept with seasonal flowers. We will stay there again if we can.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Kathryn,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that you found your accommodations to be spacious and clean. Our dedicated housekeeping staff works hard to keep our property as clean as possible to make everyone’s stay pleasant. We have a great gardener, Pascual, and he works hard to make sure the grounds are lush and well kept! We are always a little sad when the bougainvilleas bright colors become muted, but the azaleas are looking beautiful.

Your opinion is very important to all of the staff at the Old Town Inn. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. I am happy to hear that our location has been convenient for you. Our company culture is all about providing a clean, affordable, quality stay, and great customer service to our guests. I am so glad that we were able to provide you with these qualities. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to see you the next time you visit San Diego.

Gilda ~ Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This wonderful Inn is situated right across the street from Old Town San Diego. You can walk there in about 5 minutes. We stayed in two types of rooms, both of which were very clean and well appointed. Our first room was a queen room without a kitchenette. This room was perfect if you were not going to spend much time in the room as it didn't have too much room to spread out, but still had ample space and a table and a very large closet. We chose to upgrade to a mini kitchenette as we were going to be there for a week and working from the room. It was perfect and lots of room for the two of us including a sofa and large bathroom area. The beds and linens were great. The breakfast was a busy place and really had great food options. The pool was kept very clean and always had fresh towels on the chairs. The staff was very helpful and always had directions and suggestions available. The hotel is right on Pacific Coast Highway and very close to the Zoo and Sea World. Great shopping within walking distance or a very short drive. This is a great place for a little longer stay but I do recommend the mini kitchenette. Can hardly wait to go back. Excellent value for the money.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Altagold
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OTICustomerCare, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful comments with the Tripadvisor community. We are so happy that we were able to exceed your expectations! It is great to hear that the Old Town Inn could have such a positive impact on your vacation. We truly appreciate you being such a loyal guest! I like that you consider our Inn as your hidden treasure!

Thank you for mentioning our clean and spacious rooms, our housekeeping team works hard to keep the rooms clean and presentable for all of our guests. I am glad you were able to experience an economy room and a deluxe room, and to get a better feel for the range of different room accommodations that we have here at the Old Town Inn.

I'm glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the amenities we offer. On future visits, you may also want to take advantage of our free DVD rentals; to make it a true movie night you can buy popcorn for a dollar at the front desk. We also have board games and books you can borrow at no additional cost!

Our company culture is all about providing a clean, affordable, quality stay, and great customer service to our guests. I am so glad that we were able to provide you with these qualities. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to see you again soon!

Gilda ~ Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 643-3025
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Property: Old Town Inn
Address: 4444 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-3107
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#19 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#22 Family Hotel in San Diego
#46 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rates reflect what we are, a modest AAA 2 Diamond property, family owned with a priority on customer service. Great central location, commercial pocket – we joke that we are nowhere but right next door to everywhere. Amenities include a complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free wireless internet and parking, and heated outdoor pool. Children 12 and under stay free. Pet friendly. We have a wide selection of room types, including large apartments with kitchens. ... more   less 
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