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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mudville Flats Hotel San Diego