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“Fantastic hotel as long as you are driving”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Town Inn

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Old Town Inn
Ranked #19 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel as long as you are driving”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Stayed at the Old Town Inn for 5 nights in a double queen suite - the room was very spacious and surprisingly quiet being on the highway - the staff were lovely and the included breakfast great - I would recommend the hotel but only to those who are driving.
We were not driving - when making initial enquiries we asked about travelling from the hotel to Sea World,San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park and were told it is located within easy reach of these as the transit station is across the road. Not being familiar with San Diego this sounded perfect.
It wasn't - the hotel is not located in an area that lends itself to walking - to be frank it is not a salubrious area - when I walked in the early evening to the liquor store to buy milk I was offered a lift by a dodgy character.
Travelling on public transport from the hotel was problematic - while the transit station - trolleys and MTS buses is a 5 minute walk across the highway - the wait for buses was long and even longer and very frustrating if trying to make connections - on the weekends the 150 bus the hotel had recommended taking did not even operate - we wasted a lot of holiday time waiting for transport - we did not make the Safari park which was 2 1/2 hour trip to get to by public transport from the hotel - we ended up taking taxis to get around which were quit blocks away to buy supplies - it sold very basic provisions - we really needed a car to get further afield to a proper supermarket so our kitchen was not utilised.
Another disappointment was the free wi fi which did not work from our room -staff told us that iPads were a problem with their system and their tech support told me to call Apple as there was probably something wrong with my iPad.
I would recommend Old Town Inn for travellers with cars - for those without I would stay downtown for a more pleasant experience.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back away from the highway - it was quiet probably more do than the front rooms...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

This place rocks. Simple, clean, updated enough, not fancy, great location and service.... amazing price....AAA discount. Breakfast is decent and trolly across the street, old town 3 blocks away. Love the free off street parking and super clean pool. Perfect for our family.....every time.

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HotelGuySanDiego, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind words! We love it when guests “get us”. We are a modest, AAA 2-star rated hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities that you may end up having to pay in more expensive hotels: free wireless internet, free parking, free coffee and tea service all day, a thoughtfully selected free movie library, DVD players in all guestrooms, and a nice complimentary expanded continental breakfast that includes hard boiled eggs, fresh waffles, a variety of freshly baked bagels and pastries, cereals, oatmeal, fruit salad, juices and coffee. Being across the street from the Transit/Trolley Center also allows our guests to travel all over San Diego without moving their car.

Our company culture is to provide quality, affordability, and genuine hospitality to our guests. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you and your family again very soon!

Sincerely,

The Staff at the Old Town Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in March at the Old Town Inn.
We chose it because of reviews we had read on Trip Advisor.
We were 100% thrilled with our decision to stay there and not unhappy
with anything there. The staff was cheerful, helpful in any way they
could be and made our stay very pleasant! The breakfast they had
was excellent and above most of the other places we had been to over the years.
A delightful surprise was that they had "real" plates and silverware, instead of
the usual flimsy foam & plastic! Coffee in lobby all day and a fire going in the fireplace, made
you feel right at home. We will stay there again when in San Diego.

Room Tip: Our King size room was great, large, with microwave and small fridge. On first floor with plenty o...
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HotelGuySanDiego, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a kind review of us on TripAdvisor. We are really glad that you enjoyed the plates and silverware as this is a new upgrade to our hotel that stemmed from a day when our General Manager had a waffle and we realized that it’s not easy to eat with plastic utensils and a Styrofoam plate, it can make things really sticky! :) Not only do the real plates and silverware make breakfast easier and more enjoyable for our guests but it is also helping to reduce our carbon footprint just like the recycling bins we have around the property, including one in each room to make it as easy as possible for our guests to join us in our effort to recycle.

I’d like to thank you again for your review here on TripAdvisor and we do hope to see you again soon!

Regards,

Rebecka
Front Desk Agent | Old Town Inn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

I've been to all the expensive resort hotels in the county and this was the best value for the money! The staff is very friendly and helpful, our room was spacious, clean and comfy, and we were pleasantly surprised at the amenities usually only found in much more pricey hotels, such as a dvd player in-room, organic soap and shampoo, iron and ironing board, blow dryer, plenty of towels and washcloths, and a kitchenette in our deluxe queen studio. We had a nice breakfast every morning with the complimentary spread in the breakfast room and tea, coffee and water are available until 11pm. The only reason it doesn't get 5 circles is because of its location, which is very industrial and a little strange to maneuver in traffic, as well as a bit noisy. These things didn't really bother us, but others may find it a little off-putting. On the other hand, it is centrally located for siteseeing, getting to local attractions and airport runs. We will definitely be back for future "staycations"!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Very basic and clean rooms. Free parking. Service was excellent. Easy access to the highway to get to Balboa Park and downtown. 2 minute walk to the public transportation and to downtown Old Town. Complimentary breakfast served in the morning; pastries, fruit, hard boiled eggs, cereal, waffle maker etc. Best service I have ever had at a hotel and very affordable! I defiantly recommend this place if your looking for a basic, affordable place to stay on vacation.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Town Inn

Property: Old Town Inn
Address: 4444 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-3107
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#19 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#22 Family Hotel in San Diego
#46 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,448 - ₹ 12,264
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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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