Century Rose B@B is a registered historical landmark property built in 1892. It is located in downtown Escondido, a quaint and diverse community just a short distances from the California Center for the Arts, the San Diego Zoo Safari and many quality golf courses. The downtown(four short blocks) offers many fine restaurants and specialty shops within walking distance.
5 on January 23, 2014
My husband and I have stayed at Century Rose B&B several times over the last few years and it has always been the perfect get-away for us. The house is gorgeous, the rooms are beautifully decorated, and Bill & Nancy are so welcoming. We LOVE the delicious french toast they serve and thoroughly enjoy our breakfast conversations with Bill & Nancy. We will definitely continue coming to this B&B whenever we need a night away from the kids! Thank you Bill & Nancy for blessing us with such wonderful stays whenever we have a chance to come visit.
5 on January 12, 2014
It's not too often you find a B&B where the owners take great pride, love, and sincere attention to every single detail to ensure your stay is memorable. Bill & Nancy embrace the charm of their home and welcome their guests better than a 5 star resort. Their home is a turn of the century home that is completely authentic to every detail. It's like going back to simpler days - depression glass, antiques, pictures, fixtures, furniture - yet - for those that need 21st century comforts and the internet, it's all here. The breakfast is outstanding, filling, and made with the highest quality ingredients served next to a warm real wood burning fireplace to set the ambiance. Every room is clean and fresh and with great 'history' stories behind every picture. Be sure to check out the before/after pictures of this amazing home. Nearby in the community are great restaurants, shops, entertainment, and easy access to freeways. Once you have settled in it will feel like home. Be sure to greet Jackson and Marley... 2 of the cutest pups you'll ever see. No need to look anywhere else for a B&B. Century Rose in Escondido is place you'll return to over and over again. We have! Bill and Nancy are the nicest people you will ever meet.. their home is yours.
5 on January 01, 2014
My wife and I stayed for 3 days at the end of December. We chose the Century Rose because it was a great location for exploring the local area and only 30 minutes from the ocean and represented great value. A highlight of our stay was visiting the Safari Park which is only 10 minutes away. Bill and Nancy are engaging and gracious hosts and the Century Rose is a masterpiece, "labor of love", inside and out. Filled with beautiful antiques and surrounded by stunning landscaping this is a unique and compelling property. Just look at the website photos, then go hear the restoration story firsthand from the Bensons.The sumptuous and satisfying breakfast prepared by our hosts topped our long list of accolades for this haven in Escondido. We will be back!
4.8 on December 15, 2013
This place was an absolute gem. Stayed for a weekend pre-finals week because I wanted a quiet, relaxing place to regroup and focus my studies. Bill and Nancy were so warm and hospitable, and the house was so quaint and cozy it reminded me of home in New England. The rooms were clean and beautifully adorned (one of them has a fireplace that was heaven to sit by and read), the shower was excellent, and I even had a bubble bath in what was probably a century-old tub. I will definitely be returning to Century Rose for a stay again! It was the perfect weekend escape from the hustle of San Diego!
5 on September 22, 2013
This review is about two months too late, but I wanted to share our experience. My husband and I had booked a different BnB in Escondido. However, less than a week before our stay, after confirming my reservation, they called and said they had overbooked. Luckily, they arranged for us to stay with Bill and Nancy, and we could not have been happier. Not only did they take us in on short notice, but they provided a delicious full breakfast on depression-era glassware, and made sure we were as comfortable as possible. They were able to allow us an early check-in and treated us as desired guests. Their home is beautiful, the pillows are especially comfortable, and I now have a burning desire to own a claw-footed tub someday. We were so very lucky to have been "bumped." Thank you Bill and Nancy.
San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 25 miles
Take 163 North. 163 will merge with the I-15 continue North to Escondido.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bill and Nancy Benson