I booked this hotel from reading all the reviews as did most people. If you read all of the reviews you will get a pretty good idea of the hotel. It was clean but not brand new, had a more than adequate breakfast with enough variety to please just about anyone. We did hear some noise from people above us and when the shower was started for about 5 seconds but no road noise at all. As soon as the people above us moved out it was quiet. We were in a 2 queen- bed room with the gas hot plate (and hood vent) as well as fridge and microwave. We are a small family of Mom, Dad and a 6 year old and we were mostly visiting for all the theme parks. We were only really at the hotel for breakfast and after dinner usually went to bed. It's located very close to Seaworld, the zoo and the airport and only 30 minutes or less from The Wild Life Park and Legoland. We attended all the parks and getting to them was very good with the hotel directions. I think that this hotel is awesome for a family visiting the city for the sights, the pool was clean and our son was the only one in it the few times we went but the weather was mostly overcast. If you have a huge budget, go to a 5 star but if you want to spend your dollars on the sights and park meals etc. then this hotel really helps. A rental car is best but it is very close to public transit if you are only needing to be in town. There is a crosswalk and lights to cross the 4 lane road between the hotel and the trolley/transit system and Old town. As for it being far from restaurants.....again, with a vehicle it is minutes from all the fast food and pizza you can imagine as well as Black Angus, several family restaurants etc. The famed hotel circle is also really close and we drove by it on our way to the Wild animal park and it looked like a zoo. It is just countless hotels on either side of a major freeway so I don't know how any of those places would be either quieter or nicer and the price on most I saw was considerably more than the Old Town Inn. Also there was no parking fee at this hotel to add up the bill. We stayed for an entire week and the front desk was helpful though usually fairly busy. For families with young kids I would really recommend this hotel unless you are made of money and like room service etc! The breakfast had a choice of 3 cold cereals, 3 types of oatmeal, a great fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, 3 types of bagels and cream cheese, white and brown toast, 2 types of fruit pastries, 2 types of muffins, OJ, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and of course the self- made waffles and syrup. Pretty impressive for no extra cost. We were there for the last 4 days of spring break and never had to wait for a table and it was even quieter for our last 3 days. Bottom line.....a great, safe hotel for those who don't want to spend $300 a night and probably several times better than anything else in this price range.
- 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