This hotel was charming. The first thing we saw when we walked into the room were the beautiful metal-framed old French doors opening onto a balcony from which we could see water, the city and planes coming into land. Pretty much an apartment, it had a small but very well stocked kitchen (no oven) and dining area, a large lounge and separate bedroom with ensuite. The enormous couch fitted the four of us easily and folded down into two single beds.
Our 2 kids loved that they had their own TV. Amazing attention to detail with furnishings and décor in a quirky art deco style. We loved the foyer, lift and corridors which show the building's grace and age. Our room was serviced every day and we found nice touches like nicely folded towels.
Breakfast is on the top floor which has magnificent city views. We had the continental every morning which was more than enough: cereal, oats, yoghurt, sweet and English muffins, bagels, fruit, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice. Our breakfast guy (sorry, didn't get his name) knew our drink preferences by the second morning which was nice. Having Balboa Park across the road was lovely. The area is nice, quiet and safe.
We used public transport to get everywhere and it was convenient and easy. #3 gets you downtown and back with stops not far from the hotel. We went to SeaWorld one day, and interestingly it was quicker to head south to the Green trolley then to Old Town than to go north using the 3 buses recommended by the MTS trip planner. A cab from the airport was only about $11. Getting a bus pass was tricky as multi day passes are only sold in a few places, and not at the airport. We had to pay for a single trip to 5th and Broadway to walk to the Transit Store in order to buy a Compass card and pass.
As you can tell, we loved it here. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the edge of Balboa Park and walking distance to the San Diego Zoo and the Old Globe Theatre it is a desirable starting point for your journey in this amazing city. When you stay with us make sure to try onsite dinning at our popular local restaurants, Inn at the Park Restaurant & Piano Bar and Top of the Park Penthouse Restaurant. At the Inn at the Park Restaurant you can experience creative Regional American Cuisine with a Southern California influence in an atmosphere reminiscent of a historic coastal inn. And when head up to the 7th floor Top of the Park Penthouse Restaurant you are served up San Diego's best panoramic views of the city, plus an extensive lunch menu featuring three daily signature quiche dishes and innovative salads. It also provides the perfect venue for weddings, events and meetings. Come see for yourself why Inn at the Park hotel is the perfect destination for your next California getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Park Hotel San Diego
- Park Manor Hotel
- Park Manor San Diego