They invested a ton of money a few years ago on a high-end renovation/restoration of this beautiful Victorian mansion located in the Banker's Hill area of San Diego, just off of Balboa Park and within a short walk of several good restaurants (one is literally across the street, on the top floor of a 12 story building).
We spent two nights in the Library Room, on the first floor, with no other rooms sharing a wall making it very quiet. The room had a 10 foot ceiling, like the rest of the first floor, and a huge bay window looking west that flooded the room with light. A wardrobe furniture piece was used for a closet, certainly adequate for a short stay. The TV was a small LCD unit connected to the usual litany of cable channels. There was a DVD player if you want to bring your favorite movies. Two upholstered chairs and a round table were in the bay window area. Window coverings, bed covers and decorative pillows were all very tasteful and top quality. An individual room thermostat for the quiet, forced-air heating/cooling system allowed us to keep the room delightfully cool while we slept in the very comfortable bed.
The bathroom was large and had a very large, etched glass window bringing in lots of light. The claw foot tub was charming but negotiating the wrap-around shower curtain for taking a shower was a minor challenge. The towel warmer was a thoughtful touch and the terry robes were high quality, as were the towels and bed linens.
The late afternoon wine and cheese offering was nicely done. Morning breakfast, served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every morning, was excellent. Orange juice and very good coffee were available in advance of a freshly baked pastry (muffin one day, scone the next) that was artfully served with fresh berries and creme fraiche. Three additional items were offered for choice: an omelet (or scramble); eggs any style with chicken sausage; and home-made granola with yogurt and fruit. The dining room was beautifully set with Wedgewood china and quality linens. Tables were also available outside on the porch or in the garden.
Parking is available in their driveway for three cars in a row (which can be somewhat inconvenient) or in a small lot diagonally across the street for no extra charge.
For a pleasant few days of vacation in the San Diego area, the Britt Scripps Inn would certainly be an excellent choice of a place to stay.
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