I agree with "Has Something To Say" in the sense that when booking, this property needs to make clear to anyone that it is indeed a timeshare and not a standard hotel with certain ammenities and services expected from a standard hotel. I disagree regarding the comment, "but there is no storage." I don't know what room this person stayed in, but both rooms we had did have plenty of storage including a large dresser and a closet with plenty of space. This is our second time staying at the Inn. We were there last year. This time we came down from L.A. to see Tom Petty in concert on August 3rd. And yes, I too am disappointed that they are removing the restaurant (although I never ate there) and that they don't offer a complimentary breakfast. In terms of the noise level, I don't know if we were just fortunate both times with the rooms we had, but we noticed very little noise, which in addition to the spacious rooms, is something we love about the Inn. Yes, we did see more families with children this year, but that pleased me to see little children running down the halls and to know that this is evolving into a family friendly (not that it ever wasn't) timeshare. It doesn't have some of the features of other hotels/resorts, nor can it offer them because it is a historical building (like adding a pool, for example). But that is part of the charm of the Inn. We love it's character! The location is perfect, away from the noise and bustle of downtown San Diego, but close enough to the freeways to make it accessible, and right next to Balboa Park. We did have to change rooms this time on the second night. They moved us from the 6th floor to the 5th floor. At first I didn't like the idea when I booked our stay, not simply because of the inconvenience, but because my traveling companion is disabled. But, happily they assured us that they would move all of our luggage and even the food in the fridge for us into the new room while we were out shopping for the day. It turned out that the room on the 5th floor was even better than the one on the 6th! It felt much cooler and we were able to sleep better at night, especially with the unusual humidity. I noticed that they had added flowers to the outdoor patio and fixed it up. It looks much better. The one thing they need to do is change the carpeting in the halls. As far as restaurants, I walked for a couple of blocks down 5th and there is an Italian restaurant and a vegan walk-up place just down the next block. Across the street and down is a charming and spacious coffee house which also serves alcoholic beverages. And the best thing is Extraordinary Desserts is within walking distance from the hotel. What a treat that was! Not to be missed if you love an excellent dessert. By the way, if you have a handicapped placard, the Inn will waive the $15.00 daily valet parking fee. We will definitely be returning to the Inn at the Park with all its boutique hotel charm.
- 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