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Found Hotel San Diego
Ranked #5 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
Seattle
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Charming - Perfect for the Value”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I was looking for a last minute, overnight stay close to airport at a great value - I got much more for the price! Charming boutique hotel in Little Italy (walking distance to great cuisine); adequate size room with comfortable bedding and towels; extremely welcoming & friendly staff (both night & morning shift); premises appeared well maintained, private and secure. I could hear people walking the halls in the morning given the wooden floors, but that's just part of the charm. But if you're noise sensitive, you may want to use the ear plugs provided in rooms. 5 star rating based on balance of property, service and value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the room and location. We understand our wood floors can be noisy at times, but we are happy it wasn't a problem for you. We hope you will visit again soon!

Bekah
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Vyvant for three nights in April 2013. Good location, helpful staff. Bit noisy, but clean and comfortable. Shower in shared rooms better than private shower! Good wifi connection. Feels a bit 'style over substance', but pleasant all the same.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We apologize for the noise. We do recommend our upstairs rooms that face our courtyard for light sleepers and have recently started including earplugs in the rooms. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Bekah
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Osoyoos, Canada
1 review
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Absolutley one of the best small hotels we have stayed in. It really reminded us of the boutique hotels that we stayed at in Europe...definatley has that old world charm to it. The service was wonderful, the breakfast more than satisying, and sitting in the lobby listening to the conversations of people from all over the globe was delightful. In addition to all of that, how many hotel owners do you know that would pay your parking ticket! WE WILL BE BACK!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoy the European charm and travelers here at Hotel Vyvant. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Bekah
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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This darling boutique hotel is right in the heart of Little Italy and makes for the perfect weekend getaway to San Diego. The rooms are beautifully put together, the bedding is so comfortable after a long day of walking, and the location is ideal for delicious meals or live music on India Street (the main street of Little Italy). A pedicab away from 5th St downtown or the Embarcadero with all of the awesome ships to explore.

We love Public House for brunch, Prep Kitchen for dinner, or of course any of the amazing Italian restaurants for pasta and gelato! Hotel Vyvant offers a complimentary breakfast and iced lemon water and snacks all day long.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. It's always nice to hear our guest's local favorite places too!

Bekah
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Our stay was terrific. The Hotel is well situated and easy walking distance to the terrific restaurants and night life of Little Italy. We especially enjoyed the Wine Socials on Friday and Saturday evenings where we met interesting people from all over the world. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We will go back whenever we go to San Diego.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed Happy Hour and met some of the other guests. That's what is so fun about it! We hope to see you again soon!

Bekah
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our stay in San Diego. It's in a great location - walking distance from the Gaslamp and Balboa Park, as well as down to the bay - and the rooms are comfortable and classy. The breakfast pastries were delicious, and it was a nice relaxed affair sitting around the shared dining table.
The staff are super helpful, allowing us to change our room type on (very late night) arrival, and letting us use their computer to print off tickets. We liked it so much we stayed an extra 2 nights!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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John P, Front Desk at Found Hotel San Diego, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We love the breakfast pastries too. We hope you will come back and see again soon!

Bekah
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Seattle, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We decided last minute to go/stay in San Diego & took a chance with Hotel Vyvant. While many complain on (yelp) about not enough attention in the lobby, weird soaker tub instances, freeway traffic we totally enjoyed the hotel & staff was SO nice. The cabs were easy, the parking was street but we got lucky nearby. The freeway was a non-issue. We had a great time and the hotel is very charming. It's not the Ritz but it's clean, close, comfy (the bed was amazing)... and a great rate. Give it a shot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Found Hotel San Diego
Address: 505 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Hotel Vyvant)
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Found Hotel San Diego 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Found Hotel San Diego is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel located in downtown Little Italy. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with genuine hospitality and an authentic San Diego experience. We are located in the hip and vibrant neighborhood of Little Italy where you will find some of the local’s favorite restaurants, bars and shops; and within minutes of the San Diego Airport, Convention Center, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Harbor. ... more   less 
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