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Ayres Lodge Alpine
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alpine
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed there this past weekend with our HOG (Harley's Owner's Group) March 2012. Our stay was very pleasant, the room was clean and comfortable. I am a bit of a OCD freak so if I say that I mean it. The staff was very helpful and took care of us all. The breakfast was enough to get us back on the road. They had breakfast burritos, sandwiches and hot oatmeal, along with some bagels, danishes, muffins, cold cereal, yogurt and hard boiled eggs. No fresh fruit though which would have been nice. I would come back here again without hesitation.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

I stay at the Aryes Lodge for business travel and it is a nice home away from home. Service is always great and the rooms are nice and the beds are comfortable. I like the Western theme and the fireplace in the lobby with all the nice furniture and the official greeter cat. If you are lucky there are also warm cookies and milk to snack on in the evening. There are plenty of places to eat locally and even a shuttle to the Viejas Casino which has a very nice buffet.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Dear Leif -

Thank you very much for taking the time to let others know about your positive experience at Ayres Lodge Alpine. Being away from home for any reason can make it difficult to adjust, so I am very pleased that the various offerings of the hotel, such as the decor and complimentary shuttle to Viejas Casino (let's not forget Kali the cat!), have made your visits to us comfortable. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return.

Warm regards,

Tyler Smittle
General Manager

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed March 2 and 3 two nights 2012. Was here several years ago under diferent owners. Ayers has it now and has upgraded the place : reasonable -clean -safe parking and is everything they advertize and more. Personel are great . Thirty minutes easy drive san Diego also quiet at night - nice continental breakfast. We will use it or any Ayers hotel in California --you can't go wrong!

Room Tip: Have balcony and downstairs location would depend on your ability to climb a few stairs .Two casino...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2012

Dear Lobocoyote -

It was a pleasure welcoming you as our guest. Thank you for choosing our hotel for your visit and for your kind review. The team here takes great pride in our hotel so it is wonderful to hear that the various aspects of the hotel, including the complimentary extended continental breakfast, made your stay satisfactory. I will be sure to share your comments with them so they know their hard work is appreciated. We also appreciate your recommendation of the Ayres Hotels chain as each of the hotels strives to provide the best possible guest experience. We look forward to your return.

Warm regards,

Tyler Smittle
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We arrived to a very warm reception, Karen was great. Our room was spacious and overlooked the back yard with chaise lounges, tables and chairs, manicured lawns and gardens. The room was large and well maintained. A short walk away were several shops, the Donut Hole, the Alpine Inn for dinner, and even a wonderful craft show (happens only twice per year). We had a nice quiet night and a well stocked continental breakfast to start our day. We would highly recommend the Ayers Inn for anyone stopping in Alpine.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2012

Dear Tim -

Thank you so much for choosing the Ayres Lodge Alpine for your stay and for taking the time to let fellow travelers know about our hotel. I am so pleased that the amenities, service and location made for a comfortable and convenient stay. Perhaps on your next visit you will have the opportunity to visit Viejas Casino for which we offer complimentary shuttle service. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Safe travels,

Tyler Smittle
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Staff is very nice,even when other guests are being rude and intolerable.I would of had a hard time keeping a smile on my face.Love the renovated rooms,very clean. The kitty in the lobby was enjoyable as well as the fresh baked cookies. Btw, people its not that serious if you dont get your cookies...lets be adult and not throw a fit about it.Thanks for the good time, loved the clean fitness room too.

Room Tip: back side of complex has better view of the waterfall and flowers the front is of businesses
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2012

Dear Cat H -

It was such an honor to have you as our guest. I appreciate your positive comments and am happy to know that your stay with us was exceptional. Kali, our resident cat, does seem to be a crowd pleaser. We are lucky to have her around. Hopefully you will come visit her and us very soon.

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Tyler Smittle
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Enjoyed the quiet rooms and jacuzzi - nice breakfast and friendly service

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2012

Dear Karen -

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to know that the service, accommodations, and complimentary breakfast were to your liking. We appreciate you choosing Ayres Lodge Alpine and look forward to your return visit.

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Tyler Smittle
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Ayres Lodge- Alpine is a fantastic getaway! So much to do for adults (Viejas Casino and outlet shopping is minutes away) and for families. I've been several times. This last trip my kids and I enjoyed the hotel, which is beautifully renovated, visited Lions, Tigers, and Bears, went bowling at the Viejas Shopping complex, then returned to enjoy the pool and jacuzzi. We had an amazing dinner in downtown Alpine which we could walk to, and the next day we visited Julian. The hotel facilities are clean, very nicely decorated with a sophisticated, rustic flare, and the staff was friendly and helpful. For such a short drive from LA/OC it feels like we had a true getaway.

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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Dear Funwmom -

Thank you so much for your review. I truly appreciate you taking the time to let fellow travelers know of our hotel. I am thrilled that the hotel accommodations and surrounding activities made your stay with us an enjoyable one. Though a short 20 minute drive away, perhaps on your next stay you will have the opportunity to visit the Downtown San Diego area. Again thank you so much for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Address: 1251 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-3819
Location: United States > California > Alpine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alpine
Price Range: $108 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ayres Lodge Alpine 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Alpine, California, just east of San Diego, lies a unique, rustic getaway destination that combines the comforts and conveniences of home with the warm hospitality you’ve come to expect from the Ayres name. All of the luxurious guest rooms at Ayres Lodge Alpine are impeccably appointed with a full suite of complimentary amenities including our signature double pillow top beds, flat screen TV’s, coffeemakers,well lit work desks and Wifi, iHomes, hairdryers, curved shower rods,and hookless shower curtains. And every morning you will start your day right with our complimentary extended continental breakfast. The outdoor lover’s paradise awaits at Ayres Lodge Alpine. Only minutes from the Cleveland National Forest the Ayres Lodge Alpine is where you can enjoy close by outdoor adventures such as boating, fishing, hiking, or horseback riding. For quaint hometown culture, explore nearby Julian, CA for wine tasting, antique shopping, and apple picking. If the outdoors do not appeal to you, spend your time indoors at the famous Viejas Casino and Outlet Mall. Not too far from San Diego, the Ayres Lodge Alpine offers an alternative lodging solution for those visiting the busy tourist attractions of the city. San Diego attractions include Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, the Gaslamp entertainment district, Mission Bay, Historic Old Town San Diego, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. For a location that is convenient to outdoor and indoor entertainment, be sure to stay at the Ayres Lodge in the beautiful mountain community of Alpine. ... more   less 
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