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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Town Inn

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Old Town Inn
Ranked #19 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“All the comforts of home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

My wife and I chose Old Town Inn to celebrate out 15th Wedding Anniversary. I was looking for the exact "treat" for this occasion. From the first moment of voice contact with Rebecca at Old Town Inn's front desk, I knew this was our place. It turned out to be a Perfect 10! A "Homey" clean, friendly atmosphere. The jacuzzi suite was "Paradise in a Room."
Our entire experience was wonderful. And the price was extremely fair.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted to experience what a hotel should feel like.
Thanks to everyone at Old Town Inn for contributing to a "Perfect" 15 year celebration of our 15 years of a glorious marriage.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelGuySanDiego, Customer Service Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Valued Guest, Congratulations on your 15 year anniversary! Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we thank you for taking the time to review us. The Old Town Inn staff is honored that you chose to spend such a special time at our hotel. We are proud to hear that you enjoyed our Jacuzzi Suite and that your stay with us was enjoyable and affordable. We hope to see you again very soon!!

Sincerely,

Alex - Customer Service Agent
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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

This is a splendid vector of quality and cost. Yes there's a little noise in the area but it's not bad at night and you can't beat the price.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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HotelGuySanDiego, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Dear Valued Guest - Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Old Town Inn during your stay in San Diego. It’s always wonderful to hear when our guests feel they received a good value and a relaxing stay with us. We are proud to offer parking, internet, a large continental breakfast, and plenty of good movies to enjoy, all free of charge. We are always glad to hear that our guests appreciate this value. Thank you again for choosing the Old Town Inn and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Mike M
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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We stayed at the Old Town Inn due to its location near airport and price. The property greatly exceeded our expectations. The rooms were spotless and roomy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will stay here again on our next visit to San Diego. Everywhere we would want to visit is nearby, and the trolley is just across the street. Would recommend it highly.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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HotelGuySanDiego, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Dear Valued Guest - It was our pleasure that we could comfortably accommodate you at the Old Town Inn in San Diego; it’s great to hear that your experience with our service and spacious deluxe guest rooms made your stay enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to point out the convenience of our location and proximity to local attractions.

Thank you again for choosing the Old Town Inn and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Mike M
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

My husband had to work in SD for a week, and I tagged along. We chose the Old Town Inn because it was within the moderate price range his company allowed and offered a kitchenette (nice for a somewhat extended stay).

The room was clean, comfortable, fairly spacious, and had a mini fridge, microwave, sink, range--we requested the kitchen supplies, which were just about anything you could ask for, including toaster. (Eating in the room is such a great way to save money on food and eat more healthily.)

When we first got to our room and found it was very dark, we asked if we could change to a sunnier room, which the manager(? not sure--the woman at the front desk) did her best to remedy--the room she put us in got more natural light, but was still pretty dark.

Major pros:
- My husband is picky about hotel beds, but he loved the mattress. Says he would return just for the comfy bed.
- Staff was friendly and helpful
- ample continental breakfast included waffles, cereal, bagels, pastries, fruit, hardboiled eggs
- five-minute walk from Old Town State Historic Park
- grounds were pleasant, well kept (I enjoyed lounging poolside--the water was warm, though I didn't go in)
- cozy, welcoming lobby with armchairs and DVD library
- internet cable in room (safer than Wi-Fi)

Cons:
- even the room we were transferred to was still pretty dark (maybe because all the rooms that have kitchenettes are in the corner of the building, and the rooms that get light don't have kitchenettes?)
- we had some trouble trying to fiddle with the termostat to get it the right temperature
- the neighborhood felt, to me, kind of unsafe for pedestrians (fast moving traffic with nothing between the sidewalk and the road), though there were plenty of people walking around

Overall, we had a great stay and would gladly come back--seems like a great value for what you pay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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HotelGuySanDiego, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
I’m glad to know you enjoyed your stay in our kitchenette room and made use of our kitchen pack which does include everything you need to prepare meals in your room. Some of our kitchenette units are located in a corner of our deluxe building and I understand your comment about wishing there was more natural light that would shine into that room. When that building was designed and built, one of the biggest concerns was that they didn’t want to have any rooms directly next to the elevator, so the elevator column was placed further out from the rooms. As a result, it does block sunlight to some of the guestrooms located in that corner. Having stayed in a hotel once where the room was located on the other side of the wall from the elevator, I can understand why they built it this way. Having an elevator next to the head of your bed makes it near impossible to sleep. We have tried to remedy the situation by adding brighter bulbs in these rooms and placing a ceiling light right over the kitchenettes.
If you do come back to stay with us again, and a room with one queen bed and a kitchenette will meet your needs, let us know. Some of those rooms are further away from the corner so you will get more sunlight.

I’m glad to hear your husband enjoyed the mattress, that’s one of my favorite features in our guestrooms too. We have Simmons Beautyrest pillowtop mattresses in all of our rooms and I also find them very comfortable. When the hotel was trying to decide what type of mattresses to buy, the hotel owner actually tested out a Simmons Beautyrest at home just to make sure it was a choice that our guests were going to be happy with as well. We began doing triple sheeting in all the deluxe rooms recently, and our guests seem to be enjoying that change as well. I do still have the occasional guest that will call to ask me where the blankets for the bed are, and then I explain how triple sheeting means that there is actually a sheet underneath and on top of the blanket on the bed. I personally like to get an extra blanket for colder nights, and we have plenty available for any guests that would like to request one.

As you mentioned in your review, we have 10 rooms in our deluxe building that have a hardwired internet connection, which is great for anyone who is concerned about security issues that can come up when using wireless internet service. Since you mentioned that was a feature you liked having, definitely make sure to mention that if you stay with us in the future so that we can reserve one of those rooms for you. Thank you again for your kind review.

Cecily ~ Front Desk Agent
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

for the price! I just returned from a week in San Diego. This motel has definitely
been around for a long time, but it was spotless, the breakfast was just as it is
at any chain motel--waffles,fruit,etc., helpful staff, and right across the street
from Old Town and a major bus and trolley center, just as they advertise.
I was in an economy room, because of the extraordinary rate, and I think I would
choose the more expensive rooms next time--only because mine was in a different
section,a bit removed from the main complex.
I am sure the rate was because of room location and it is a bit off-season, but my
flight from NC and room were slightly under $1000...not bad!!
Earplugs might be a good idea for light sleepers...some plane noise and traffic
sounds early in the evening.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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HotelGuySanDiego, Customer Service Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the Old Town Inn staff, we are proud to hear that your stay at our hotel was clean, convenient, and affordable. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our company culture is based in providing quality you can afford, along with a friendly, knowledgeable and reliable staff. We take great pride in making your stay an enjoyable experience. The Old Town Inn is all about providing the budget smart traveler with an affordable and memorable stay, and we appreciate your feedback. Again, thank you for giving us a try and we hope to see you next time you visit San Diego.

Sincerely,

Alex - Customer Service Agent
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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): $162 - $266
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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