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2331 Second Ave., Between Juniper and Kalmia Sts., San Diego, CA 92101
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Keating House
Ranked #8 of 39 San Diego B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a charming place. My husband and I loved it there. The beautiful rooms and the delicious breakfast are unforgettable. The location is great. The airplane noise can be LOUD... but...it stops at a certain time and you may be distracted by the cuteness of this place, anyway!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was wonderful. We stayed for three nights in July 2014. The fresh homemade bread and fresh fruit every morning were amazing. The entrees always had fresh ingredients too. Ben and Doug were great hosts and made us feel comfortable. When we first arrived (first trip to the city) Ben brought out a map and showed us neat things... More

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Ventura, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been staying here for 5 or 6 years, and are always happy to return. Great hosts (Ben and Doug), great location in walking distance to all the things we like to do in San Diego, great breakfast, great company at breakfast, and many great restaurants nearby.

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Palatine, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Keating House is a lovely property and the owners, Ben and Doug, were wonderful hosts. The house is very conveniently located in a quiet residential area within a short walking distance to area restaurants, Balboa Park and Little Italy. The home's gardens are beautiful with a nice seating area in the back yard. I stayed in the Aqua room and... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Excellent place to stay- B&B is designed in a Victorian motif and kudos to Ben and Doug for an excellent job. The locale is very safe-as is most of San Diego and I routinely walked from the Gas Lamp District to/from Keating Inn~ 1.5 miles distant. Public transportation is excellent if you prefer the bus. There's no TV in the... More

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Vancouver, Washington USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The hosts love what they do. Breakfast is prepared on demand in the gorgeous dining room. The house is lovingly restored and has garden spots to sit and enjoy the birds and tropical foliage. I was able to walk to the zoo as well as downtown. Quiet, residential neighborhood.

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Prescott, Az.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The B&B is close to everything. Walk to Balboa Park and it's museums, gardens and zoo. Little Italy is very close with great restaurants. The Keating house is very quaint, the breakfast is wonderful, but, we had Quiche three days in a row. We would have appreciated something different each day (pancakes, stuffed french toast, etc.) The inn keepers Doug... More

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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Keating House this past December and we loved it, as we always do! It is beautiful, peaceful, and Ben and Doug make their guests feel at home. Ben shares more tips for good walks, restaurants, and anything else you could ever want from San Diego than most locals would be happy about. And... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The owner does a great job of making one feel at home. I liked the fresh baked bread and fruit as part of the excellent breakfast. The Keating House is also in a great location. It allows one to walk to the zoo, Gaslamp district, and Balboa Park. I am so glad my girlfriend suggested staying at a bed &... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed a week and loved it. Ben and Doug are terrific hosts. The house is quirky and pleasant, the atmosphere laid-back and comfortable -- a home away from home. We followed Ben's advice on where to eat and what to see and were glad we did. Yes, it's near the path for incoming flights, but we didn't even notice... More

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Address: 2331 Second Ave., Between Juniper and Kalmia Sts., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
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Also Known As:
Keating House Hotel San Diego

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Historic victorian B&B located within walking distance of downtown, Balboa Park, Zoo, little Italy, and harbor. All rooms have a private bath and come with a full breakfast ... more   less 
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