We stayed at the Old Town Inn for four nights on our vacation in August, 2005 and paid a average of about $77/night, including tax. This included a free continental breakfast, which featured make-your-own Belgian waffles and other wonderful items in a spacious breakfast room. The hotel was centrally located, near a major freeway, and in what appeared to be a quiet warehouse area. We visited the Old Town historic village (a 5-10 minute walk) and enjoyed some excellent Mexican food. The trolley and transit center, which we also utilized, is there as well.
Although both sections of the hotel appear nearly the same, we later learned that there is a new section and an old one, and our "economy" room was in the old one. The room gave new definition to the word "cozy"; the better word would have been "tiny". The closet was ridiculous (barely large enough for one person's clothes, let alone two people), and you couldn't fully open the door because of the bed. The bathroom sink ledge was also too small for two traveler's toiletries. But the crowning insult was the infestation of ants behind and on the dresser. The room was sprayed twice and smelled awful. When we complained to the front office, instead of apologizing, they said we should have expected ants "because San Diego sits on top of an ant hill". (?)
We would still recommend this hotel because of its location and wonderful free breakfast, but strongly suggest securing a room in the new section (on the right of the hotel). We poked our heads in two open rooms in that section and they were definitely larger (and probably more expensive).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Town Hotel San Diego
- Old Town Inn San Diego
- Old Town San Diego