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- Guest room4.4
- Onsite Dining4.3
Absolutely Loved This!
on May 26, 2014
My mother, sister and I just stayed here and had the best time! The rooms are very clean, and the service was truly amazing! Sherry is really the best! With all the personal touches, you couldn't ask for a better place to stay!
on April 23, 2014
This place is the epitome of quaint B&B. Katie and her staff make you feel as though you are staying in their home....and you really are - Katie has been in OB (that's Ocean Beach) for 25+yrs. Take her advice on excursions and restaurants-she knows this sleepy little beach community inside and out. The accommodations were thoughtful and well appointed. There is mini fridge in the room, so BYOB and sit outside in the courtyard sipping your favorite spirit. She really does pay attention to detail - we brought our own beach chairs and umbrella, only to find them already in our closet.:-)
As a former travel agent of 12yrs, the price is comparable to larger hotels in the area, and some of them don't serve breakfast. Oh, and if you leave breakfast hungry it's your own fault - yogurt topped with fresh fruit - toast/jam - oatmeal or cereal, and a pastry to top it all off.
Parking is a bit of a challenge but parking lot only a couple blocks away offer $3/day parking. The best way to get around is on foot or rent a bicycle.
The pictures on their website are 100% accurate - it will be exactly as it appears on the website when you get there!
We may have just found a new Easter tradition - a mother-daughter getaway to the Elsbree House in OB!
Feels like a cozy 2nd home!
on January 04, 2014
This is a warm, cozy, and comfortable place to stay. The location is ideal, as stated in the description. In fact, the walkability and quality of the surrounding Ocean Beach neighborhood exceeded my expectations in nearly every way.
Katie, the owner and caretaker of the property is a delight. She is kind, attentive, and full of terrific advice on how to maximize enjoyment of the San Diego area. I recommend that guests take the time to chat with her each morning during breakfast. Katie is like a concierge and a charming grandma.
In terms of the house itself, the rooms are comfortable and have just what you need. The decor is eclectic, clean, and clutter free, but evokes the feeling of grandma's house in all the right ways. The property is full of wonderful, thoughtful touches that make things feel even more welcoming- including a lovely garden, help-yourself coffee and cookies, and flowers in the room.
I will be recommending the Elsbree house to anyone who asks, and plan to return. It's a gem!
To be thorough, the only possible downside of this area (and almost any beach town) are abundant homeless people occupying much of the beachside public spaces. Real safety was never an issue, but the live-out-loud mentality of the homeless residents/groups made for a scary surprise every now and then when walking the town of Ocean Beach.
Great location, great stay
on December 13, 2013
Katie is a wonderful host. Very helpful & thoughtful. Room was very comfortable. Great location. Very peaceful. Everything & a little more. Thanks M.
on December 11, 2013
Our five days at Elsbree B&B were wonderful- great amfrence, good company, and excellent service. Lack of parking was the only drawback. But we're pleased to have found them.
A place to relax
on August 29, 2013
When you come to Elsbree House the pace of life slows. In the beautiful & peaceful atmosphere your worries of everyday life seem to dissolve. The rooms with their old world charm and coziness give a feel of going back to a time when life was not as complicated. The beautiful flowers, the tall trees, and the ivy covered walls make you wonder if you are not out in the country. But just steps away there are restaurants, bars, interesting little shops, and the beach. Breakfast is served on beautiful chinaware in a cheerful breakfast room upstairs. The innkeeper who welcomes you is friendly and helpful. She bakes cookies everyday and leaves them out for her guests along with a pot of coffee. We stayed there for 4 days in June and it was the most relaxing experience.
on July 17, 2013
This was our first visit to the Elsbree House and it won't be our last. Katie met us at the door and gave us the grand tour. What a sweet gem of a place, located within walking distance of several fantastic restaurants and shops. Breakfast was yummy, although I would like a little more variety in the menu. The hospitality was unparalleled and the rooms were clean and inviting. I enjoyed the nice touches of flowers, a personalized note on arrival, and the brownies in our room. I visit San Diego on a regular basis and have now found my new home away from home. I highly recommend staying at the Elsbree House.
Quaint and lovely
on April 08, 2013
Great location for beach, shops, restaurants, pier and nearby all the great attractions in San Diego. Katie and Mary Beth were exceptionally wonderful. I would definitely stay there again!
Can't wait to return!
on April 05, 2013
This was a gem. After 4 nights I can't say enough about the yummy healthy breakfast, sweet accomodating hosts Katie and Mary Beth, comfy beds and afternoon coffee and cookies. The location was perfect for exploring San Diego by bus or car and walking as much as we wanted around Ocean Beach and the ocean beach. We had our own private entrance and bathroom and outside chairs to choose from to enjoy the birds and wonderful southern california plants. I am looking foward to returning as soon as I can find an excuse!!!
Home away from Home
on March 12, 2013
My wife and I have stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Ocean Beach twice in the last year while visiting our daughter. From the flowers and brownies in the room welcoming us back to the coziness of the rooms, we feel so at home here. The beds are soo comfortable and the breakfast is always delicious. The hosts, Katie and Mary Beth, are very friendly and full of great information about things to do and the best places to eat. This B&B is conveniently located a couple of blocks from the beach and just a few blocks from shopping. This will always be our place to stay in O.B.
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