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Old Town Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110   |  
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“Perfect base for Sea World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed here following our early morning arrival into LAX then drove down to SD. We got there way before check in time but we were so tired. Tried our luck asking if we could check in early and surprisingly the front desk staff said yes.
Room was a typical twin queen bedroom with the most comfortable pillows I've ever felt. The bed was almost as good. WIFI signal was strong and breakfast was awesome.
Location is so convenient to Sea World (5 mins drive) and about 10 mins to the city.
Looking forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Stayed for one night while in town for a Chargers game. Clean, quiet, free parking. Free wi-fi and breakfast. Staff was friendly and helpful. Across the street from Old Town, as well as the trolley. In 15 minutes you can be at the Gas Lamp or Qualcomm. Definitely would stay again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Hi,
Just returned from a 5 day stay at the Old Town Inn in San Diego. In my opinion, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Unlike many of the chain motels on Hotel Circle, there was no charge to park your car. The motel was very clean, freiendly, and conviently located to the Trolley, the city buses, and the Coaster. I read another review that was critical of the area. We made the short walk (5 minutes) to the Old Town transportation depot across the street without any worries. As for crossing the "busy" Pacific Highway, there are traffic lights and crosswalks.
We enjoyed the free breakfast each mornig which is served from 6am thru 10am. It consisted of coffee (also provided in the lobby 24 hrs) OJ, toast, bagels, 3 types of cereal, boiled eggs, waffles, oatmeal, fresh fruit, muffins, and danish. Something for just about everyone. Add free use of a computer and printer in the lobby plus free Wi-Fi in the rooms and there isn't much lacking. Decemer is a cool month so we didn't use the pool but it was available if you wished.
The location made it an easy drive to Cabrillo National monument, downtown to the Gaslamp and Seaport Village, or a quick access to I-5 to go north to La Jolla and points north or to I-5 south to get to the zoo or Coronado.
This facility is a real bargain and I look forward to staying there again when I visit San Diego.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the marvelous review. We are very pleased to know that our establishment met your expectations. We take great pride in our dedication to serving our customers and inspiring their return.

We are also glad to know that you found our location to be convenient for all your explorations around the city, and that you did not mind the slightly industrial area. Like you, most of our guests appreciate the convenience of our location, and find that Pacific Highway is not the busy, noisy street that some assume it to be; in fact, Pacific Highway is actually quite safe and much quieter during the non business hours of the day.

We love it when our guests are happy with the accommodations that we offer. I am so glad to hear that staying at the Old Town Inn was an affordable experience for you, and that you enjoyed our free amenities. Thank you again for your review; it was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon.

Yours in Hospitality,
David Washington
Old Town Inn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I chose this placed based on the trip advisor ratings and was very pleased. The room was very large with 2 queen beds. We stayed in the newer building. Everything was very clean, and it was nice having the kitchenette to heat up leftovers from our yummy dinner at Pomodoro (a different review!) The breakfast was very nice with waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit as well as tropical fruit salad, bagels and cream cheese. Coffee and juices were there as well. What I liked was you could eat on real dishes with real silverware instead of paper. Nice! The Inn is located in a light industrial area, 8 minute drive (3 miles) to Sea World and within walking distance to Old Town and many restaurants, with many more available at a short drive. The only negative I had was tight parking. The staff was wonderful and there is a good selection of DVDs to borrow. If you're in San Diego, especially for Sea World, I would stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review, and for choosing to stay at the Old Town Inn. We truly appreciate your feedback. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and found our location to be convenient.

We’re so glad you liked the breakfast. We try to provide as much variety as possible, and a little something for everyone’s taste buds.

Thank you for mentioning our staff; everyone at the Old Town Inn works very hard to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing stay for you, our guests.

We are very proud to know that you had a great stay with us. Thank you again for sharing your experience; it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Yours in Hospitality,
Alex | Customer Service Agent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights after Thanksgiving. We think it is one of the top places we have stayed. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and the staff was wonderful. The location could not be better. We were able to walk over to Old Town safely and easily. We were close to every place a tourist would want to go. Would stay here again. Thanks Old Town Inn.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your compliments, and for reviewing your stay with us. We truly appreciate the feedback you have given us. It helps us a lot to know what you liked about your stay so that we can continue to provide the service that you and our future guests deserve.

I am so glad to hear that the Old Town Inn is one of the top places you have stayed. This is a great accomplishment for us. For an independently owned, smaller hotel like ours, that only gets its advertising through word of mouth, it really helps us to receive a review like yours.

I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, and that you were able to walk around safely and easily. We love our location, although it is slightly industrial, for that reason; because it is so convenient for our guests. With Old Town a couple of blocks away, and the Public Transport Station just down the street, it is possible for our guests to get just about anywhere in a short amount of time, without a car. With a car, our guests can get to any San Diego attraction in ten minutes or less.

It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you again for reviewing your stay with us, and sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community. We are honored to have served you so well. We hope to see you at the Old Town Inn again soon.

Yours in Hospitality,
Alex | Customer Service Agent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in early November. The location is very convenient and there's free parking in their lot. We enjoyed the breakfast and though it wasn't swimming weather the pool area looked lovely. We left some items in the room by mistake and when we called the desk Anna had our items and mailed them back to us within days. She was outstanding, as were all the staff we met. We'll definitely return and will be happy to recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed from Nov 25-29/12. We found this hotel on the internet as we were told Old Town was a great place to stay. We were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were a good size and clean. We liked that it was within walking distance of Old Town for eating and shopping. The price of the hotel was also very reasonable. We will stay there again for sure!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YoursinHospitalitySD, Customer Service at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to know that you found the Old Town Inn reasonably priced, especially when you had so many other hotels to choose from while searching the internet.

It is a pleasure to read that we pleasantly surprised you with our room size and cleanliness. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our high level of guest service, and the convenience of our area, as well our proximity to the shops and restaurants in Old Town.

We love it when we can make our guests feel at home and are able to exceed expectations. It is inspiring to know that you will be returning to our hotel when visiting the San Diego area! Thank you again for reviewing us. It was a pleasure to serve you.

Yours in Hospitality,
Mike M. | Front Desk
Old Town Inn
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Address: 4444 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110
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Location: 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:
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#18 Family Hotel in San Diego
#47 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Old Town Inn 2.5*
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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