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“Friendly, comfortable, sophisticated, eclectic hotel.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mudville Flats

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Mudville Flats
747 Tenth Ave., C, San Diego, CA 92101   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 40 San Diego B&B and Inns
1 review
“Friendly, comfortable, sophisticated, eclectic hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

This place is so cool. It's a step back in time to an elegant sophistication. Deep hardwoods and large comfortable beds. I wish I had brought my wife, it is truly a romantic place. It's also so close to all that is happening in San Diego from the Ball park to the Gas lamp. If your looking for something a little different from the typical hotel and very comfortable, you should try this place. It's like a b&b , yet more like a home. Either way..... You'll feel right at home.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed in unit A. Bigger than most hotel rooms. Includes a kitchen (with a fridge and most of the needed utensils) a little living room. Beds were comfortable. Linda and Mike were very helpful and even loaned us a charger for our camera that we forgot to bring. Our hosts were very resourceful and added a space heater to our room - they had great advice re restaurants and things to do. This is not a hotel and breakfast is not included if you are looking for that. Your towels aren't changed regularly (I'm sure they would give you more of you ask). The building is older but has its own charm.
Some reviewers commented on Mudville flats being in a shady area. There are some homeless roaming around, but I think San Diego has a high proportion of homeless (why not the weather is great). We were never bothered and did not feel uncomfortable coming and going. Location is actually very good as it is walking distance to the gaslamp district and 2 miles from Balboa park and the zoo. I found it easy to drive anywhere as we were close to a few major roads and highways.
By the way they include parking in a garage close by. This is a huge savings from the hotels close by.
Unit A is right in front and has its own separate entrance - can be a little noisy b/c so close to the street.
Overall a great find. Very happy with my stay here. I love San Diego and will come back to Mudville flats the next time.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

A great stay.
Linda was so helpful and you get to walk to all the best spots with this location.
We slept well in a huge bed and it really was a wonderful spot to stay.
Ideal for couples,looking to stay in a character room within walking distance of great restaurants such as Nobu, bars and the major sights.
We really enjoyed our time at Mudville.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We just returned from four days at Mudville Flats. My wife and I were there for a professional conference, and we brought our two 'tween boys. Linda and Mike did such a wonderful job taking care of us - we truly felt like guests. The room was a little cozy for four big people, but much larger than anything we could have gotten in a hotel for twice the price. The pull-out couch worked perfectly for the boys. The king bed was super comfortable for us. We had a full bath and kitchen, including fridge and stove. The backyard patio is gorgeous.

There was some street noise and the creakiness of an older house, but we were quite happy and will stay again next time was are in San Diego. Thank you, Linda, for a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Mudville Flats for two weeks from before Christmas through New Years. Linda was friendly and even provided us with a bottle of Champagne for new years eve. We were in suite A and like other reviewers have stated it is noisy, not only from the street but from the owners flat above. no only could we hear their cats running and playing when the owners were not there, we were awoken several mornings by people walking around above our heads. One night while watching TV someone was up stairs hammering on something. The banging went on for at least 20 minutes. We thought at first that the volume of our TV was disturbing, yet once we turned it way down the hammering continued.
We enjoyed the kitchen, and being able to make our own coffee, and breakfast, or heat left overs from dinner.
The worst thing for me, and It is a small complaint is the dish soap that was provided. It was Meyers Clean Day dish soap, and supposedly basil scented. It has a foul smell, and does not rinse well, so dishes and glasses reeked and tasted of this soap. A small bottle of Dawn or Joy would be much better.
The bath tub is small, and as previously mentioned high off the floor with nothing to grab when you exit. Stepping over the edge of the tub and then down an extra 5-6 inches is difficult, a small step firmly attached to the tub would be much safer, and for a person with bad knees much more comfortable.
The street life is a little disconcerting especially when you have to walk back from parking the car late at night. There is a parking garage right next door that might be more expensive, but a much more convenient and comfortable alternative.
We ate at several local eateries, and I personally would recommend the Mission for breakfast, Zanzibar for dinner. Their Zblt burger was the best hamburger I have had in many years, even after walking the couple of blocks home before eating.
I would stay here again, but would ask for suite B or C.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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mudvillemike, Owner at Mudville Flats, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for staying with us over the holidays. We are glad you enjoyed it and would stay with us again. The funny thing about reviews is that no matter how many nice things people say, people tend to focus on the negatives.

I want our guests to know that Linda and I live onsite and have put our heart and soul into Mudville Flats. We strive to ensure a perfect experience for all of our guests. We explain to our guests at check-in that if you need anything please call us and we will do everything in our power to fix it. We provide 3 phone numbers to call 24 hours a day. With this being said, I would like to address and or apologize for any problems you had during your stay.

The hammering. Linda received a bookshelf for Christmas and was assembling it. It was 5:00 PM and she thought you were out, had she known, it never would have happened. We are very sorry!

We are sorry the sound of our footsteps disturbed you. It is a 108 year old building with hardwood floors. We are very sensitive to this and make every effort to walk quietly especially early in the morning. We are adding more carpeting and padding to reduce the sound.

Myers dish soap, we use it and we like it. We are sorry you do not. We will definitely consider a switch.

The Claw foot tubs are original and add a nice romantic esthetic to the Flat. As far as we know Claw foot tubs have been the same height for over 150 years, but you are not the first to comment on their height. We now provide a step stool if requested.

PARKING IS FREE! Downtown hotels charge between $30-$50 per night . Yes, the underground secured spot is across the street. The building next door does not rent spaces to non-tenants or we would rent from them.

Location, Location, Location! We make no apologies for the city. Surrounded by great restaurants, night-life, shopping, theaters, ball park, harbor,museums, and the convention center all just steps away. We are grateful to live in such an interesting and vibrant neighborhood and we hope we share that enthusiasm with all of our guests.
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Centreville, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I spent a week at Mudville Flats just recently. This place is great! Mike and Linda made us feel right at home. Great location in central San Diego downtown and free parking for your car.

This is very much the city, with Mudville a comfortable oasis. We had a roomy apartment, with a deck over the backyard where we ate our meals when we dined in. It was also nice for just relaxing out there.

But we did not dine in all that often. There are so many good restaurants within a few blocks, as well as two grocery stores very close. The hotel is surrounded by old restored San Diego landmarks, some very beautiful old buildings, as well as modern, pricey apartment buildings and townhomes. So the neighborhood, like so many in a city, is very eclectic.

The climate in San Diego, of course, is fabulous. Just made for being outside. We decided to do without a car, but the Enterprise rental office is about 2 blocks away, so we could have rented a car if we had wanted to.

A word about our hosts. Linda and Mike were almost literally on call 24 hrs a day. Any time we called with questions, she was always happy to answer them and offer her or MIke's help in getting things done. Furthermore, one day we were running a bit late, and Linda simply offered to drive us to our destination, which she did.

The hotel itself is very comfortable. Excellent beds and the linens are luxurious. Wonderful wood floors with nice carpets. The kitchen was spotless, and everything was full size. There was even filtered water available, and the basics for fixing meals, if we chose. Wifi was excellent, air conditioning and heating both available, but never really needed.

Yes, we would stay here again, with pleasure!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a 5 day stay here. What a great location! Walking distance to everything worth wild downtown and a 15 minuted drive to most everything else (Sea World, SD Zoo and Balboa Park). Linda and Mike make you feel right at home. The berds are super confortable and the shower is definitely not flow restrictive. It rocked.
We would defintely stay here againt when visititng San Diego.
Almost forgot, free underground parking ($25-$45 per day at any chain hotel)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mudville Flats

Address: 747 Tenth Ave., C, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the action Mudville Flats features century old charm built in the Classic California Craftsman style in 1905. Each Flat is its own large luxury apartment complete with a full size kitchen,heavenly California King size bed and full living rooms with comfortable high end furnishings. Mudville Flats provides free wi-fi,secure underground parking, 42"Hi-def lcd flat screen TV. Walking distance to all major city attractions, the Convention Center,Petco Park,Gaslamp Quarter,Harbor, Balboa Park,Little Italy.24 on-site concierge service. ... more   less 
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Mudville Flats Hotel San Diego

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