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Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 33 San Diego B&B and Inns
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Rye, NY
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“Cozy B&B in a perfect location to all!”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights based upon the reviews we read on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. It is located in the Hillcrest area, within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bars. It's about 2 miles from Old Town San Diego and about 5 miles for Balboa Park/Zoo. The B&B offers off-street parking which is a hot commodity in the area. We stood in the gas lamp room, which is the smallest of the rooms, but was perfect for the two of us. Breakfast hit the spot each morning wit fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, cereals, yogurts, an FRESH baked daily muffins (awesome). As they advertise, this is not a sit down gourmet style breakfast where everyone has to sit at a specific time. It's available at your leisure between 8:30 and 10. This is great because there is so much to do. We would def stay here again! Tip: If you are looking to pack a picnic lunch for Zoo or outing, there is a brand new grocery store (Vons) 2 blocks away.

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Nice rooms, very comfortable beds, warm and friendly people in a vibrant portion of San Diego with cool shops and restaurants just a few blocks away and almost everything else in San Diego within 5-10 minutes by car. It's everything a B+B should be! I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

For my daughter"s 13th birthday I arranged a nights stay @ Hillcrest house B&B.
Ms Ann Callahan was welcoming warm and down to earth. The accommodations were oh soo cozy and comfortable. My daughter and I had such a great time bonding and meeting with other guests. It was a great experience, very pleased.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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anninSD, Owner at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay, here at Hillcrest House. It's great to see young adults with their parents, experiencing the fun, unique travel accommodation, of a Bed & Breakfast. We hope that your stay with us, was a Birthday, you will not soon forget ! Cheers, Ann
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We spent four delightful days at the Hillcrest House B&B in mid-February 2012 before embarking on a cruise down the Mexican Riviera. In retrospect, I wish we'd have forgone the cruise and stayed on in San Diego.

To start with, Ann Callahan is a delightful person to know and a wonderfull innkeeper who maintains an immaculate B&B in a charming century-old house in the Hillcrest District of San Diego. Aside from the quality of this B&B, several others things impressed us. There is excellent access to public transit and we could get just about anywhere in the San Diego area in a matter of minutes - buy a day pass and you're off. We have never been anywhere where there were so many good restaurants within walking distance that were not only excellent in terms of cuisine but that were also reasonably priced. Ann recommended four during our stay - Italian, Mexican, French and Vietnamese - that were amongst the best if not the best we've ever dined at.

In terms of negatives, we really don't have any and would definitely stay here again and in fact are hoping to do so again next year. You might notice a bit of aircraft noise from the San Diego airport but that could be said of just about anywhere in the older parts of San Diego that face the water. The level of noise is not oppresive by any means.

Overall, we can understand why this is San Diego's top-rated B&B and is the finest one that we've ever stayed at anywhere in the United States..

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Book this lovely B&B!!! When visiting San Diego, I, personally, will not stay anywhere else! Anne and her staff made us feel so welcome in their "home". They were helpful, hospitable and gracious! We literally felt like house guests! Hillcrest House is comfortable, immaculate, adorable, and perfectly located with so many great restaurant choices within walking distance! The bed sheets are seriously, the softest! We enjoyed meeting and chatting with other guests during breakfast, and look forward to returning one day.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast

Property: Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 3845 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103-3019
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,700 - ₹ 18,435
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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