Built in 1904 by Mayor Fray, this historic site, has the handsome style and craftmanship of its time. It has been restored by the present owners, who live on site giving it constant loving care. The decor is of its period, with antiques and comfort as the focus. The inviting common rooms are nicely furnished with soft sofas and plenty of room for curling up with a good book or watching a favorite movie on TV. A piano is also available for those in a music making mood. Each of the spacious guestrooms has a color television, and are decorated comfortably with patchwork quilts, antiques, and period wall decorations. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa and a rose garden. A big, family style table occupies the center of the room where Carole serves a generous and tasty continental breakfast of seasonal fruit, chilled juice, hot coffee or tea, and Michael's freshly baked bread, warm from the oven. Overlooking the large pool is a deck and a patio area. Location is within walking distance to Balboa Park, and an assortment of small shops and restaurants.
4.8 on July 26, 2014
This was my first time at a B&B and I am so glad that it was here. Carol and her son Mike were wonderful. Carol was very helpful and made my stay there very comfortable. The breakfasts that Mike prepares are yummy and very filling. No continental breakfasts here!!!!!! I plan on staying at this B&B whenever I am in San Diego. Thank you Carol and Mike for a wonderful stay.
5 on February 26, 2014
Great breakfast, Close to Zoo & our Grand Children. Owner very accommodating.
5 on February 15, 2014
I've stayed at Carole's twice now. The people who run this place are the sweetest humans you could care to meet. Its a family business with a long long history and you feel it when you come in the door. Carole in particular is a kind, upbeat and lovely lady who obviously loves what she does. At Carole's you get a perfect balance of attention and "hands off". You get the sense they are available if you need them and you can have privacy if you want it. The space is warm with a nice dark wooden interior that feels like its always a holiday of some kind. The rooms are simple. They are in fact the rooms that you might find in an old school house like this one. The thing that I love about this place is you feel like you're part of some extended family when you come here. I know that sounds like something that an overly sentimental person might say. But it's true. Two other things. The breakfasts are amazing. This last time i was here I was served these killer greenish pesto eggs, a fruit plate and a muffin. They remembered that I like the licorice tea so they brought some from the back. Finally the neighborhood the house is in is my favorite in San Diego or close. Its basically Golden hill which is a beautiful and homey non-pretentious part of the city. it's central to everything. After breakfast check out The big kitchen down the end of 30th. These two things together give you a taste of truly the best of my version of San Diego.oh and Check out Carole's cool sweaters.
5 on December 20, 2013
Carole and Mike made all of us feel 100% at home! What a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast. Hospitality could not get any better and they treated our 6 year old daughter like a princess! Breakfast was delicious everyday!! We will be going back! Thank you!
4.0 on December 19, 2013
This B&B will make you forget you're not at home! It's very comfortable- and in a super location!
4.0 on December 17, 2013
Convenient, attentive host - very nice neighborhood-
5 on December 13, 2013
Fantastic Time. Very nice room & food. Owner's were very nice. Plan another- visit soon.
5 on December 10, 2013
Outstanding visit. Would love to do again.
4.8 on October 21, 2013
Quiet,cozy enough little place that when your night is coming to an end, you can say "lets go home" and feel natural saying it. BEST PLACE TO STAY!!!
4.2 on September 04, 2013
Carol is perfect Innkeeper with her warm personality. She is very knowledgeable of the area, history, destinations and transit. Had a very pleasurable stay.
San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field)
Balboa Park, Downtown, Sea World, Old Town, Covention Center
Bed and Breakfast
Golfing, Bacchi ball, Disc golf, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Michael O'Brian & Carole Dugdale