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Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We love Ann, she does an amazing job making everyone comfortable. This is our second time staying with her, I can't say enough good things about the place. The beds are comfortable and everything is kept clean and homey.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2014

Hello Dan, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your 2nd stay with us. You put a smile on my face, when you noticed right away, that I had a door put on the bathroom entrance of the Old Town Room (where you stayed on your 1st visit). When a suggestion comes up, it never falls on deaf ears with me. Thanks for your business, and hope to see you and Barbara back when your conference returns to San Diego!

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Enjoyed our stay here, we stayed in the Old Town Room. The house has a great front porch to sit and relax. You can walk to plenty of great bars and restaurants! Ann was friendly and the breakfast was ample.

Definitely worth staying here!

Room Tip: The Old Town room has its own little private deck
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Biketravler, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2014

You know...The Old Town Room is where we have our friends and family stay when visiting us. It's a great room, and the private outdoor patio is a bonus! Thanks for your business, and taking the time to post a review. Hope to see you back! Ann

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Me and my 13 year significant other wanted to get away for his birthday. We searched for a bed and breakfast and we found this great one! We stayed for two nights in the Old Town Suite, this room comes with with your own private patio, comfortable bed, TV, WiFi, private patio, spacious full bathroom, walk-in closet space, free heathy breakfast with great conversation at the dinning room table. The house was warm and inviting from the moment we walked in and spoke with the housekeeper. The entire house is extremely clean and Ann the Innkeeper is genuinely wonderful with all her guests and extremely knowledgable with the area. This is your place to stay if you are going to visit San Diego!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were in San Diego for a family emergency for three weeks. Ann and her trusty assistant, Shannon, took excellent care of us. We felt there was true compassion and care. We stayed first at the B&B and later moved to the vacation rental. The vacation rental is a divine two-bedroom bungalow with a terrific kitchen. We spent a lot of time cooking soothing meals, one of which was Thanksgiving supper. We highly recommend this property and this innkeeper to potential guests. Thanks so much Ann!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had a wonderful time in San Diego. Forgot our GPS but Ann's directions saved the day. She was full of great information on restaurants and things to do. The location was central and full of shops and restaurants. The room was great, the bed was super comfortable and Ann made us feel right at home. We would love to go back and visit. We highly recommend the Hillcrest House to anyone visiting the SD area but book early. She's very busy and not just during high season.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in the Gaslamp Room. Firstly, we made arrangements as we would be coming in after 6 p.m. - ended up arriving just after 6 and Shannon was still there - she stayed just to show us around and explain everything - very friendly and helpful. Ann was not around as she was on holidays but we had a wonderful gentleman Don taking care of us - he was so nice and helpful and nothing was a problem for him - he really knows how to treat and take care of the customers - I loved talking with him. Our room was very nice and super clean - it is the smallest room, but we were not in it much other than to sleep. I only have 2 negatives to say about the room - 1: there is no fridge in the room, it would be nice to have a fridge so you can put some cold drinks in, there is a small bar fridge which all guests can use in the dining room. 2: the was the toilet is positioned it very awkward to use, you kind of have to sit sideways otherwise you will hit the sink. I`m not a big person and I found it difficult. Bed was sooooo comfy and the sheets very soft - had a great sleep after a day of sightseeing. The B&B location is perfect, just around the corner and walk a couple of blocks you are in the hub of many great restaurants and
bars. We walked down to the Gas Lamp district, it`s a bit of walk but you got see the area which is kind of dumpy - we were disappointed. We also walked to Balboa park. Don`t miss going to the Old Town - many great places to eat and drink at - we went twice - first time there they had the main street blocked off for a car show, live band and lots of vendor, it`s about a $25 taxi ride one way. I was nice to sit on the front porch after a day of sightseeing having a cold one and talking with other guests. The Hillcrest is a lovey place to stay - we hope to be back again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lichty
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Ann and Hillcrest House lived up to their stellar reputations. The rooms are charming and Ann has thought out all the practical details, from the lighting on the stairs, the outlet strip under the desk, the late-night check-in, to the early breakfast to go. It's a great neighborhood, with an array of interesting shops and restaurants, and easy access to public transportation. Ann made me feel at home and wrote out perfect directions for every place I wanted to go. All things considered, I think it's a bargain!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank M C
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Additional Information about Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 3845 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103-3019
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range: $163 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of 2015 Trip Advisor "Hall of Fame" for best San Diego Bed & Breakfast. Also, Winner "AGAIN" of San Diego Uptown News 2015 Readers Poll "Best Hotel/B&B". Stay in a B&B at the center of it all! Built in 1910, this newly renovated Arts & Crafts inspired Inn is only 10 minutes from major attractions such as, the Gaslamp District, Zoo, Old Town, Seaworld, Beaches, Convention Center and Airport. Features include: Eclectic collection of Antiques, in room cable TV/DVD/CD, and complementary WiFi. Home baked specialties daily. Business guests love our close proximity to the Downtown Convention Center, and or Hotel Circle to attend their meetings. ... more   less 
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