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The Italian Bed and Breakfast

2054 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #21 of 39 San Diego B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We were greeted only with a note about where to get the key and noticed how close we were to the airport but didn't bother us too much. There was no dedicated parking, only limited street parking. When I first walked into the bathroom, there were hairs in the sink and on the commode tank which made me wonder how... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The B and B is in the flight path of the San Diego airport, but the sounds of the planes did not bother me too much. I turned on the fan of the air conditioning unit for white noise. The location is good; easy walk to trolley or 20-30 min walk to Seaport village etc. Little Italy has fabulous restaurants.... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

When we arrived nobody was there, only a memo saying where we can get the key. The room (Il Florencia) is small, with no heating, which could be useful in winter. No possibility to take a bath, the bath plug is not working. My wife and I, we shared the only set of towels available. There was a memo in... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Italian for a long weekend. Upon checking in, the manager and head chef, Megan greeted us giving a full description of the bed and breakfast, things to do around town and how to get a hold of her if we needed anything. Megan was the focal point of an amazing experience. Her ability... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The neighborhood of Little Italy is great to walk around in. We watched the sun go down over the Pacific from Point Loma Nazerine University. It overlooks Sunset Cliff Park. Very nice. This is our first morning here. We woke up to some great smells coming from the kitchen and now, just finished a great tasting, very well presented breakfast... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Great room, immaculate and richly furnished. Well located, top class breakfast, we loved it. Make sure you don't get the room without an en-suite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed 5 days. Chef ashley cooked 5 excellent breakfasts. There are 3 rooms 1 of which has a bath room down the hall. The other 2 have on-suite bathrooms. Maid service must be requested. Parking is across the street which is slightly inconvenient. The beds were comfortable. The airplane noise was possible to get use to.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I'm staying here right now - so far, so good. As other reviewers mention, Little Italy is a relatively busy area right along the airport flight path, but I live in Chicago, so the noise hasn't bothered me. If you're used to sleeping in silence, this might not be the location for you, but if you are a city dweller,... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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37 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

You really feel like you are home. The chef made us breakfast each morning that was gourmet all the way. Could have been served a little earlier but she accommodated us on our last morning as we were the only ones there. The sitting room was great with brochures, tv and homey atmosphere. Each room has a private bath but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Our stay in the Italian Bed and Breakfast was perfect for our visit to San Diego. The quaint house with 4 bedrooms and private baths is just a joy! It is unconventional in that most B&Bs we've stayed in were currently occupied by their owner, while this one is not. You check in with Jay at the inn across the... More

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Address: 2054 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
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Our Mini Victorian House was built in the early 1900's and was lovingly restored in 2005. The Italian Bed and Breakfast has 4 beautifully decorated guests rooms, all with private baths. Located in the heart of Little Italy it is easy to walk to the restaurants and shops and the local Farmers Market. We serve a full breakfast each morning and the chef prepares afternoon desserts of Italian Bread Pudding and Expresso Brownies with hot teas and cocoa. ... more   less 
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