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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of our stay was meeting Ann, the host. She is warm, friendly and knows San Diego like the back of her hand. She was very helpful with suggesting places to visit and restaurants. She was a delight to talk to. She gets a good number of repeat guests which speaks to people's satisfaction level.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our stay at Hillcrest House was perfect except it wasn't long enough. The accommodations were great and in a great location. Ann was very helpful in helping us plan our day. We stayed in the cottage which was perfect for two couples who are traveling together.

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Conway, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

You can't ask for a better location in San Diego. It's minutes from Balboa Park, the airport and a short walk to the center of Hillcrest. The rooms are nicely appointed and very comfortable. It's a quiet oasis in the bustle that is San Diego. There's also a very nice continental breakfast available each morning. Fresh baked muffins, fruit, cereals,...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 1 week and had a lovely time. Amanda met me at the front door when I arrived and gave me the run down on the room amenities, where to park, and breakfast times. I had the Zoo room and it was clean and the bed/pillows were comfortable. Ann was extremely welcoming, answered all of my questions, and...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the perfect place to stay over Christmas ,while visiting my son and daughter-in-law. The house ( walking distance from Mission Hills) felt cozy - Anne and Amanda were delightful ! While I was gone all day I always looked forward to coming "home" in the evening to "my" Gaslamp room and a very comfortable bed and pillows. Thanks...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a friendly and warm welcome we got from Anne. Anne is very hospitable and offers cosy, clean and beautifull rooms. Hillcrest is also a perfect place to stay in San Diego. You will find good restaurants and a fine atmosphere. We Thank Anne again for the lovely time we had at Hillcrest House and look forward to the next...

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Anaheim, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hillcrest House on a Saturday night in December. We stayed in the Balboa room. Very comfortable room on a very cool property. Clean, quaint, and convenient. Breakfast in the morning was great and Ann was a wonderful hostess. It will be our first choice for our trips to San Diego from now on.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GREAT location-- The Hillcrest House was in walking distance to great restaurants and shops. It was just a short drive to Balboa Park, the Embarcadero and Old Town. GREAT Accommodations—The room we stayed in was nicely decorated and a good size. The common rooms were pleasant. GREAT Staff—The Innkeeper, Ann, was wonderful. She is very friendly, knowledgeable of San Diego...

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Palm springs
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My stay at the Hillcrest B&B was above and beyond any other Inn I've stayed at. The accommodations were superb, the hostess was excellent anything to make your stay comfortable was provided including directions on the best way to experience one of the country's greatest cities. I will be back...

Thank Warren F
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

San Diego is not my favourite city in California - my heart lies somewhere north! SD is a military town with large naval and marine bases. However, it is pretty enough and also where about 20,000 of us haematologists meet every three years or so to discuss the latest developments. Usually, I stay downtown in one of the mega hotels...

Thank MartinJSDyer

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 3845 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 11,198 - ₹ 13,109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Zoo Room was great and quiet. If you can't climb a flight of stairs, then they have other room options.”
 of 5 bubbles _jk8675309, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful at this Inn.”
 of 5 bubbles 186warrenf, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All good as far as I am aware!”
 of 5 bubbles MartinJSDyer, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They're all good.”
 of 5 bubbles 644jerryk, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Old Town room has a private entrance with a small private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Taco42, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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