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Old Town Inn

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Hanalei, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an older hotel around Old Town San Diego. The hotel itself is in good condition, but the service is what makes this hotel exceptional. The staff was helpful, allowed us to check in early with a baby, and made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend it for families.

Thank KathyAloha2013
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear KathyAloha2013; Thank you for the wonderful comments on TripAdvisor and, your great comments for our staff and facility. Always great to read positive reviews similar to yours as we strive diligently to make every stay enjoyable for our visitors and guests. We always try our best when taking care of our guests’ needs and the staff appreciates your kind...

Thetis Island, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very Clean, large room, excellent customer service, close to everything. Real value for the dollar. Read many reviews on this property, and decided to stay. The homeless sleeping under the overpass is NOT an issue.We walked to and from old town in the evening, did not come with in 2 hundred yards of their location, we are both seniors and...

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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Patrick M, Thank you for the time taken to review the Old Town Inn San Diego and to let us know how you found our accommodations and the surrounding area. Awesome to read all the positive reviews you read made you choose the Old Town Inn. it’s a delight to know you and your husband found our outstanding services,...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel, great location, rooms are very nice and staff very friendly. We went swimming and enjoyed the time with our granddaughter. Will stay there again when we go back to San Diego. Reasonable priced, very quaint.

Thank Maritza H
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Maritza H: What a great read! brief BUT great comments on TripAdvisor - We always enjoy those who have the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities we offer. Happy to read you did have a great time with your granddaughter swimming and to discover how relaxing and refreshing our pool is, with tropical flowers that alien the fence and...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel. Excellent rooms, facilities and services. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast area and food of a high standard. Don't be put off by its urban location, it is perfectly situated to explore all parts of San Diego, especially the Old Town. Highly recommended.

Thank morris172017
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Morris172017, Thank you for giving us a perfect 5 out of 5 rating and taking the extra time to share your experience! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit at the Old Town Inn San Diego. We appreciate your business and for your recommendation of our property. We appreciate you mentioning some of our great free amenities like our deluxe...

Clemson, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located within waking distance of Old Town San Diego, including the Old Town State Historical Park, this is a very nice, reasonably priced lodging option close to the San Diego airport rental car complex. Very easy to get to the rental car return location but finding a gas station to fill up the car before retuning it can be a...

Thank NationalParkHiker
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for the great review, regarding the Old Town Inn. Our front desk team members appreciate your feedback. The front desk team and the rest of our guests agree great location with easy access and close to all major attractions in San Diego. We are delighted to know your experience was enjoyable and you...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't say enough good things about this hotel!! We found out about this location from locals. We stayed 11 nights. The hotel is within walking distance to Old Town and convenient for driving to other attractions. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was the best we have ever had. We...

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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Marette-12 : Wow! Thank you for your kind comments and the five star review on TripAdvisor. We do understand the importance of “Word-of-Mouth” as many of our guest’s find us based on recommendations. It's always nice to read when our guests enjoyed their stay with us, whether it’s because of their satisfaction with our rooms or because of our...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is really not worthy of it's high Trip Advisor Rating. It is very inexpensive and very closely located to the train station and a short walk from Old Town. HOWEVER, it's exact location is on a dismal street, filled with industrial looking buildings and surrounded most immediately by what appears to be a depressed area. I'm a huge...

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HotelGuySanDiego, Owner at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We were very upset to read this review. We’ve earned our high rating on TripAdvisor customer by customer. We’ve earned our high rating despite our location. There are many hotels in great locations with bad ratings. Our guests love us because of the amazing group of employees that give the best of themselves to each and every...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and myself had a wonderful 4 day getaway to the old town inn at San Diego California. It was a wonderful compfy stay at this quaint inn. They are super friendly, breakfasts every day of the week. Movie library in their lobby. The rooms are clean, bedding crisp n compfy the toiletries; everything u could think of. Out...

Thank Maria A
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Maria A: Thank you for your many compliments, and helpful feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your 4 night stay at the Old Town Inn San Diego. It is very important to us that our guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay, and we are proud to have provided that for...

Chicago, Il
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need a car to get around but this was very good value. Great pool for kids to romp in. Far enough away form freeway so quiet at night. Variety of room sizes and prices, all clean and comfortable. Usual hotel breakfast options. Yes, you can walk under the train tracks and freeway to get to trolley station and Old...

Thank EsmeBennion
OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear EsmeBennion: Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your positive stay with us. Your feedback and business is very much appreciated. Our company culture is based in providing quality you can afford, along with a friendly, knowledgeable and reliable staff. We are, indeed, located on Pacific Hwy. (3 lanes each way). However, the traffic is not...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this hotel is the friendly staff. Everyone was cheerful, helpful and so welcoming. The rooms are a great value, with a nice sized sitting area, coffee maker, free wifi, microwave and refrigerator. The breakfast was good and included fresh fruit. The location, as many have noted, is in an industrial area, but the short walk to Old...

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OTICustomerCare, Front Desk Agent at Old Town Inn, responded to this review

Dear Susan E; Thank you for your great comments on TripAdvisor. I agree, Great staff willing to go above and beyond as necessary for our visitors. Our rates are great and balance for our services and of course, our great rooms, location and breakfast. Always great to read positive reviews similar to yours as we strive diligently to make every...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Old Town Inn

Address: 4444 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-3107
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $164 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Old Town Hotel San Diego
Old Town Inn San Diego
Old Town San Diego
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
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“Close to Old Town San Diego”
KathyAloha2013, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like the rooms on the first floor.”
MaritzaH457, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are in main block and have better outlook.”
morris172017, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms close to Pacific Highway are loud and fairly dark inside”
emmanuelk856, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back have less traffic noise but at night you really can't hear any. Just morning due to commute time.”
rickhellrung, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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