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“My incredible stay at comic con 2014” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Town Inn
Ranked #21 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
orange california
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My incredible stay at comic con 2014”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

On Sunday July 20 th I checked into this beautiful hotel I want to begin by thanking the entire hotel staff for taking wonderful care of my disabled friend Linda fox she really enjoyed her room they set her up with
This year the hotel was in the real comic con mode by wearing superhero shirts and masks my room had a super cool air conditioner which I had a good nights sleep
Other than attending the comic con and getting tons of media attention in my custom made costumes the most exciting part of this trip was getting to throw a wine tasting birthday party for my comic con sister Liza rios
The general hotel manager Beatriz had a refrigerator put in my hotel room yo keep the wine and birthday cake cold and Alex the front desk clerk supplied us with wine glasses and birthday candles and plastic ware and they even took care of my buddy Mario who bunked with me and my other buddy scott Addison who lucked out and got tickets to comic con
I'm forever grateful to the entire hotel staff for going out on a limb for me

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank tomatocfa
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Tom- It is our pleasure seeing you every year and having you as our beloved guest here at the Old Town Inn, for this incredible event held every year. It is always so nice meeting your new friends as well every year. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, and your feedback is very important to us. You make the comic con event so interesting; and thank you for sharing your unique costumes with us. You are always full of surprises but this year’s costume was fantastic. I am glad we were able to help you with your surprise party and be able to provide you with a refrigerator in your room. We are delighted to know the Old Town Inn is always your number one on your list for accommodation every year. Trip Advisor is all about guest satisfaction, and we tend to rate highly with guests who want to get the most for their dollar, value, cleanliness, and who appreciate genuine hospitality. We love you tom take care, till next year from everyone here at the Old Town Inn staff.

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Yours in Hospitality,
Laura -Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

From check-in to check-out, everything about this hotel was great. The complimentary breakfast is simple, but delicious. The DVD library was a pleasant surprise. The staff was extremely helpful. We recommend it highly, and will return when we come back to San Diego.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Danielle P
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Danielle P- Thank you for the wonderful review and mentioning our friendly staff, clean rooms and amenities from the complimentary breakfast to the free DVD rental. We truly appreciate your compliments and feedback. We have an amazing frond desk team that is ready to pour out, with all the information you need from directions, to restaurant recommendations, and things to see. I believe we have an answer to just about anything. I’m glad we were able to make a difference during your stay.

On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we strive to offer the best personal service four our guest. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner’s website.

Thank you again, for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one. 

* Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * 

Yours in Hospitality, 

Mike M| Front Desk Agent 
Old Town Inn
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Dallas, Texas
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128 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to meet family in San Diego, never having been there before. Read other reviews, and decided this met the need to balance budget, location, and comfort. Yup, I would say that this did that nicely. It's nice, but clearly not the nicest in town, nor even in the old town area. It's certainly handy to old town, we walked to any restaurant or attraction in the area. It's fairly easy to get on and off the interstate highway, and the trolley stop (which is what I would have called light rail, not the cute, "old time" trolley cars I had imagined) was a very short walk, allowing easy access to the rest of San Diego. Neighborhood was safe, the rooms were clean (ish), and the price pretty reasonable compared to other hotels nearby. Had a short problem with billing, but was able to get that worked out.

Perhaps one of the better features they offer is parking at a discount. A bit of a crowded lot, but much better than parking on the street. We were able to come and go, drive, walk, or take the trolley, all with perfect ease.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Texasbaseballfan
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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are looking for a resort-type vacation and are planning on spending a lot of time at the hotel, then the Old Town Inn is not what you are looking for. However, it is a wonderful home-base for exploring San Diego. Our room was clean and spacious and staff were very helpful when answering questions about sights and transportation around San Diego. The Old Town Inn was central and provided easy access to Old Town, public transportation, etc.... It is in an industrial area, but one inside the grounds, it is safe and comfortable. They offered the best breakfast that we had on our entire trip. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank travellinteacher
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Brantfort- Thank you for the wonderful review, We are a modest, family-owned AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, we are not everyone’s cup of tea, however, we are rated highly by those who appreciate value, quality accommodations, cleanliness, and genuine hospitality.

We are happy to know it was a great delight in your stay here at the Old Town Inn from the clean, spacious room and the outstanding staff service. We have an amazing frond desk team that is ready to pour out, with all the information you need from directions, to restaurant recommendations, and things to see. I believe we have an answer to just about anything.

The Old Town Inn is in a unique area for a hotel. We like to tell people that we are nowhere, but right next door to everywhere! I am glad to hear that you found our hotel to be well located to easily get to everything in San Diego. One of the best attractions, Historic Old Town State Park, is a quick 10 minute walk from the Old Town Inn!

I do concur with you; our breakfast is great, every morning from 6 am-10 am that includes waffles that you make yourself, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of cold cereal, bagels with the topping of butter and syrup, Danishes, muffins and croissants with the topping of butter, fresh fruit as well as cocktail fruit, wheat and white bread with the toppings of butter, jelly and peanut butter, instant oatmeal with the toppings of brown sugar, raisins, chocolate sprinkles and cinnamon powder. Free, fresh lemon water, decaf and regular coffee, tea and fruit until 11 pm every night in our lobby.

On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we strive to offer the best personal service four our guest. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner’s website.

Thank you again, for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one. 

* Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * 

Yours in Hospitality, 

Mike M| Front Desk Agent 
Old Town Inn
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We liked our stay here very much. The staff were friendly and the hotel is well managed. Very clean, nice pool, good value. Worth noting that the hotel isn't in down town San Diego. It is in the Old town, the clue being in the name ! We were happy with that though and it's easy via public transport or personal vehicle to reach the city centre (only a few minutes away). 4.5.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Hopeyopi10
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear Valued Guest-Thank you for your great comments on Trip Advisor regarding the Old Town Inn San Diego. I’m delighted to know that your experience was enjoyable at the Old Town Inn.
The Old Town Inn is quite, clean and comfortable for our guest to relax and enjoy well-earned moments of peace, while basking at the pool in the sun in Sunny San Diego California. I do concur, with you it’s all about the friendliness and professionalism of the “front line staff members” which makes all the difference and the owners take great pride in taking care of the property.

Our great location and easy access to the historical Old Town, and all the major attractions, freeways make it easy for exploring and adventure around town.

We strive to offer the best personal service for our guest, book directly with us by going to our website or calling our front desk. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner’s website. Like our deluxe rooms that have a bathtub with two queen beds also available with mini fridge and microwave or efficiency kitchen or a room with a king size bed, sofa sitting area, mini fridge and microwave. The Old Town Inn is a small family own hotel with a single-minded dedication with consistent service, quality and value.

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Old Town Inn and for the great review. We greatly appreciate your feedback, mostly it was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Yours in Hospitality,

Mike M| Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was the cheapest inn we stayed in our 2 weeks in California, and it is considered the best by my 9 years old daughter who liked its homely environment and nice breakfast. I like the price, the quiet atmosphere and the proximity to both Seaworld and downtown. Would be even better if in-room safety box is provided.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank S H F
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Valued Guest- Thank you for taking the time to share your review, I am happy that the staff here at the Old Town Inn San Diego made you and your family stay enjoyable and the accommodations was clean and comfortable. It is awesome to know how much the little one loved and enjoyed, while the grown-ups had a blast, at the beautiful Old Town Inn San Diego. We believe in treating our guest like family and our staff does an amazing job in welcoming every guest and make them feel at home. I do concur, with your daughter, the breakfast is delicious, especially the waffles, Danishes, cereals, the heated pool, free DVD rentals and more for the little ones.

We’re always glad to hear that our guests find our hotel to be a great value for their money. We are an AAA two-diamond property with a focus on providing great service and value at competitive prices. As you mentioned, our prices are much lower than any hotel in California during your travel. Our prices are also very competitive compared to the hotels on the eastern edge of the Old Town State Park.

I’m glad to hear our location was convenient for you and your family. We are within walking distance to the Old Town Transit Center, where you can catch public transportation to go to so many attractions throughout San Diego such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Gaslamp Quarter and a lot more.

We do provide safe box at the front desk for free to our guest, if one is needed. Thank you again, for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

* Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! *

Yours in Hospitality,

Mike M| Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Easy to find and situated close to the airport. Across the road from the rail system so very easy to travel into San Diego shopping and restaurant areas etc. Walking distance to the old town area. Large rooms and very clean, separate bathroom and another vanity dressing area which was very handy. We were on the ground floor under the stairs and the room was dark. Could sit around the pool and in the lounge area.Friendly and very helpful staff, would recommend especially for families as breakfast was included in the room rate.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Christine B
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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Valued Guest-Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with our Trip Advisor community. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication with consistent service, quality and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. I am glad to hear we completed what we strive to provide to all guest, cleanliness, genuine hospitality, quality accommodations and comfort, all at an affordable price.

We are within 10 min or less driving distance of the Zoo, Sea world, Airport, Balboa Park and some of San Diego’s beautiful beaches. We are less than a 5 min walk distance of the historic Old Town, where they have good restaurants with amazing food and the Presidio Park Serra Museum.

Our pool area is the perfect get away spot with chairs to lounge on, tables to sit and chat with friends and our pool is heated 80 degrees. This is a fun and relaxing zone our guest love, with tropical flowers that alien the fence

On your next visit, book directly with us by going to our website or by calling the front desk, we strive to offer the best personal service four our guest. We have many room types that are not always available on our booking partner’s website.

It was a great pleasure to have had you as our guest, and we look forward to see you soon again at the Old Town Inn lobby.

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Yours in Hospitality,

Gilda P| Front Desk Agent
Old Town Inn
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Property: Old Town Inn
Address: 4444 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-3107
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#19 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#22 Family Hotel in San Diego
#47 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rates reflect what we are, a modest AAA 2 Diamond property, family owned with a priority on customer service. Great central location, commercial pocket – we joke that we are nowhere but right next door to everywhere. Amenities include a complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free wireless internet and parking, and heated outdoor pool. Children 12 and under stay free. Pet friendly. We have a wide selection of room types, including large apartments with kitchens. ... more   less 
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