Carole's Bed And Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Will definitely stay here again.

5 on March 21, 2018

Coming to San Diego, I wanted to explore the city but get a local feel, so decided to try Carole’s BnB. What a cute, quaint, quiet place. I stayed in the garden suite which had its own patio, and a large comfortable king bed. Breakfast was great the four days I stayed, and sitting in that historic house with the wood trim and antiques enjoying the delicious food, was a great way to start the day. Will definitely stay again.

Back To Carols

4.8 on February 14, 2018

Anytime I am in San Diego I have to stay at Carols. This B&B is my go to place. Close to family & all the activities San Diego has to offer. Michael's breakfasts are always delicious & the conversation with guests, around the breakfast table, are delightful. This B&B has rooms to fit anyone's needs. I know you will enjoy your stay there.

Innkeeper Response
We always love having you stay with us, and look forward to having you return! Have a wonderful 2018!

- Carole Dugdale (Innkeeper)

Tranquil and Lovely

4.8 on January 08, 2018

We rented a studio across from the main house on New Year's Eve. Carole and her son, Michael could not have been sweeter or more welcoming. Carole recommended an Italian restaurant down the street where we had one of the all time best dinners ever (and we've had many). The property is in a tranquil residential community accessible by freeway to most local attractions. Michael cooked us excellent breakfast. Our bed was quite comfy and the room, while small (it was, after all, a studio) was cozy and charming in decor as is the main house, which is decorated in early American with family pictures everywhere, betokening the love and warmth of this very welcoming place.

Heading back to Carole's...AGAIN!!

5 on October 21, 2017

I'm daydreaming about my upcoming reservation at Carole's....for what about what is probably my tenth or twelfth stay at this wonderfully-welcoming inn. Can't wait for more of the hospitality, the great food, the relaxed atmosphere. (I'm an innkeeper myself, and Carole and Mike are my models of what it should look like when the innkeepers get it RIGHT!! see you soon!

Innkeeper Response
We are always delighted to have folks return and you certainly have the record! We truly look forward to our morning conversations with you. You are certainly two of the reasons we love our business. My best, Carole

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

Amazing B&B! Can’t wait to come back!

5 on October 15, 2017

Carole’s B&B genuinly makes you feel at home! Fell in love with the place! If you want to feel at home while on vacation please come here. These wonderful people (Carol and Mike) will take care of you. Amazing breakfast! Carole is so accodomating and welcoming! The house is in a great location as there's a number of restaurants and shops within a few blocks, yet it’s tucked away in a very quiet neighborhood. I can't wait to come back to San Diego just to stay at Carole’s Bed and Breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, you were so eager to make every minute count and you certainly did it! Can't wait to have you stay again, have a great day! -Carole

- Thank you! (innkeeper)

We Will Definitely Be Back

5 on July 26, 2017

We had the pleasure of staying at Carole's this past week for Comic Con and we loved it!! There was plenty of space for our family of 5 and it is conveniently located within walking distance of several restaurants and local breweries. Carole and Michael were super sweet and treated us like family.

Our New Place To Stay in San Diego

5 on July 25, 2017

We had the pleasure of staying with Carol and Michael this past week during Comic Con. They were super sweet and made us feel like family. It is conveniently located near several restaurants and local breweries. We had plenty of space for all 5 members of our family. Michael's breakfast's were delicious. We are already making plans for next year!! Thank you, Carol and Mike

A most amazing experience!!

5 on July 04, 2017

A longtime friend who once lived in the area years ago recommended Carole's B and B to me. I was in San Diego for a tennis tournament being played at Balboa Park. This location allowed me to walk back and forth to the tournament as well as to restaurants and bars in the evenings. Home cooked breakfast was offered to me every morning. Carole, the hostess, as well as her son Michael and grandsons were always overly gracious and welcoming!! I stayed in the Rose Room which offered me a private bathroom as well as a door leading to a deck and view of the pool. It was ideal!! After a long day on the tennis courts, returning home to 3221 Grim felt like a true respite....just what I needed!! I loved the history of the home, the fun and hilarious conversations I shared with Carole and Michael as well as getting to meet other guests as well. I strongly recommend Carole's B and B to anyone looking to stay in the heart of San Diego - close to everything fun and hip. Great food, great music, great architecture and history and AMAZING hosts!! I look forward to a return trip soon!!!

Rustic charmer

4.6 on June 14, 2017

My wife and I and our 13 year old grandson stayed at the Casita across the street from the main B&B. Carole is a wonderful hostess. Very helpful. Good meatless breakfasts. Super location basically next to Balboa Park, very close to I-5. We stayed 6 nights. Comfortable, clean, walk to restaurants and bars.

Holiday Stay at Carole's B&B

5 on January 10, 2017

Great spot for our holiday family visit with our daughter who lives nearby in this charming neighborhood which is close to the Zoo, Balboa Park, and Downtown areas. Spacious, clean and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment was just right for our son from Chicago to join us. Thank you, Carole and Michael, for your good conversation, wonderful attention to our needs, and especially the great breakfast every morning! Herb and Jean from Michigan.

Innkeeper Response
With lovely guests like you two, it's no wonder why we still love our business for over 30 years, here's to a wonderful 2017. -Carole

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)


4.2 on October 12, 2016

We recently stayed at Carole's for an anniversary get-away! We loved our room! Carole and family are the perfect hosts and made our stay absolutely perfect! We would highly recommend this wonderful little treasure!

Innkeeper Response
We certainly enjoyed having you here as did all the other guests! Hope tp se you again soon. Have lots more happy anniverseries.

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

Lovely Room Lovely Breakfast

5 on September 28, 2016

We stayed in the casita for four nights. The place was lovely and quiet. A very private garden behind it made for a pleasant stay. Carole is a charming host and Mike, her son, is the breakfast cook and what a cook! A different breakfast every day and I think I gained 10 pounds from the food. The location is very convenient to Balboa Park and to other parts of San Diego. The very eclectic neighborhood (North Park) has lots of little restaurants that are close by and easy to walk to. All in all, a wonderful B&B and we would not hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to others.

Innkeeper Response
No wonder we still love our business! (est. in 1982) We truly enjoyed having you two here and are so happy that you are relocating to San Diego. Drop by when you are settled.

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

A treasure in San Diego

4.8 on August 28, 2016

I have stayed at Carol's B&B many times and I always enjoy coming back. I would think of nowhere else to stay. The variety of accommodations and prices make it a perfect place whether single or you have a family. Mike"s breakfasts are amazing. The atmosphere is wonderful and, when you are eating breakfast, you get acquainted with so many interesting and wonderful people, not only from this country, bur all over the world. Stay at Mike and Carol's and you will not be disappointed. L.D.

Innkeeper Response
It is folks like you that have kept me loving our business after more than 30 years. See you again real soon! Carole and Michael

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

San Diego Pride 2016

5 on July 19, 2016

We knewkour last minute plans to San Diego for Pride would be a pricey pain for flights and airlines but after looking around and finding Carole's B&B, I knew it was perfect! Very laid back and personal, genuine hospitality, and the great location are the key things that will bring me back. I loved our Red Rose room that was close to their refreshing, clean, and spacious salt water pool. The residents their were also friendly and made or stay extra special. Being gay and kid friendly is a very important factor they welcomed. The history of the place is enough to keep you intrigued and keeping the place on the map is something I hope to see in the years to come. I'm happy we stayed and wish Carole and her prosperity. They treated us like family, thanks!!!

Innkeeper Response
We always strive to be a comfy, homey kind of B&B (with a great location). Sounds as if it is working! Have a great day. Carole

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

Quiet and charming

4.6 on October 04, 2015

Our studio was very private and quiet and had the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. Carole and Mike are lovely people.

Innkeeper Response
Everyone comments on that wonderful Cal. King bed on the pedestal in Studio One. And I agree. We loved having you here and hope to see you again. Hope you are having a great summer. Carole

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

Amazing weekend getaway

5 on August 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Carol's bed and breakfast inn for one night and it was very pleasant. We felt right at home. She gave us great recommendations on where to eat and what to see in San Diego and all were on point. Thank you Carole for a wonderful weekend!

Our "GO TO" Getaway

4.4 on June 09, 2015

Carole's B& B is our "go to" getaway when we come to San Diego to visit our son and family.We've been staying there at least twice a year for the last 8 years, and always enjoy our visit! We love the cozy quaintness of this 1800s built home, in a very quiet neighborhood. Carole and Michael are always welcoming and accommodating, and provide a delicious breakfast to begin our day. We always feel like we're visiting old "friends" when we come to stay!

Innkeeper Response
We always look forward to your visits with us and catching up with whats happening with you folks. Plus all the news from Wisconsin! See you real soon. With affection, Carole

- Carole Dugdale (innkeeper)

Awesome place to feel at home

4.6 on May 07, 2015

I am an engineer who recently moved from Los Angeles to San Diego for work and I had an oppurtunity to stay at Carole's Bed and B'fast. Initially my plan was to stay there for a week and find my own place to move out. However it never happened and I ended up staying there for almost a month. From day 1 itself, I started feeling very comfortable and was having a homely feeling at Carole's. The place is right in the heart of North park with so many shops, restaurants and bars all around in a walkable distance. Carole and her partner Mike are very nice people and they take care of their customers and their needs with utmost care. They are very friendly and never make you feel that you're new here. In addition to the aforementioned good things, I'd also like to point out that her timings are quite flexible. Carole is very adjusting and not stringent about the Check in/Check out timings unlike corporate rip off hotel chains that we see everywhere. She's also very accommodating and adjusting about the B'fast timings. The breakfast is homely made and is very delicious. I am very happy with my stint over there at Carole's and I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone. So people who are looking for an economical, homely, warm-and-fuzzy place to stay, this is it!! Thank you Carole!

Home away from home

5 on April 22, 2015

Comfortable home environment where we stay while in San Diego.

Carole is wonderful, but room needs a lot of work.

1.8 on April 11, 2015

I'm mystified by all the positive reviews of this B&B. Maybe the other rooms are nice, but the room that we stayed in, the Rose room, was awful. Carole is very friendly, there is free parking and the location is convenient, but the room we stayed in needs a lot of work before it can be called a B&B. There is no air conditioning, the bed is extremely uncomfortable, the lace curtains don't afford much privacy and the room needed to be cleaned and decluttered. We did not sleep well at all because of the bed and the headaches that we got from the dust in the room. I was willing to tough it out for the remainder of our reservation, but once I spent time in the bathroom in the morning, I knew that we had to leave. There is a window in the shower with a lace curtain over it. I had assumed that the window went to the exterior of the house, but apparently it connects to the kitchen. I could hear every word that Carole and her grandson were saying in the kitchen. It sounded as if we were in the same room. I felt as if I had no privacy while I was taking a shower and getting ready in the morning. I can't comment on the food because we left before breakfast was served.

Innkeeper Response
Most people who live in San Diego and the visitors feel that San Diego is air conditioned by Nature. Our usual temperature is 65 to 75 degrees. However, we do have rooms in the the Main Inn that are air conditioned and all of the Studios, the Casita and the Marine Suite are air conditioned. If that feature is important to them, folks usually request it and we comply. The windows in the bedroom have wooden blinds behind the lace curtains . Our beds are all firm, which most folks seem to prefer. I wish you had stayed for breakfast. We all have a good time every morning and the food is great, as you can tell by our reviews.

- Carole (innkeeper)

Feeling at home in San Diego

4.4 on December 17, 2014

I stayed at Carole's Bed and Breakfast in December 2014. After a first visit 6 years ago, I looked forward to staying there again. The B&B is a home-like, Craftsman-built home in a quiet residential neighborhood an easy walk from the shops and restaurants of North Park, and bus connections to Balboa Park, the Zoo, and downtown San Diego. My room was pretty and clean, comfortable rather than "decorator stylish," with a settee, TV, books and magazines, a plush robe, and near the large bathroom. Guests also have access to the kitchen, a public living room and dining room. Carole's son cooks a different breakfast every day, although fresh fruit is available for light eaters. The two breakfasts I ate were a cheese and veggie omelette with good toast, and a Belgian waffle with berries and whipped topping. Carole is friendly, down-to-earth, and super helpful. I recommend her B&B highly for good value, tasty food, and friendly people.

A great stay!

5 on December 10, 2014

I first stayed was about three years ago. My stay then was outstanding and my recent visit was beyond my expectations. Carole and Mike are excellent hosts and very accomodating. I arrived in the late morning and Carole and Mike were very prepared. They greet each guest on arrival, confirm the arrangements, and show the guest to the room. Mike cooks an excellent, healthy breakfast. The main dish is served with fruit and orange juice. Mike and Carole check with each guest before or after their breakfast to ensure each guest has directions or suggestions for local attractions. Carole's library includes books with more information on the local attractions. The Inn is located very close to the San Diego Zoo (located in Balboa Park), minutes from Downtown and a few blocks from the North Park neighborhood business district. During my visit the Inn was a block from the Chili Cookoff which offered various chilis and local microbrews. The Inn is located in a very quiet neighborhood for a large city. I was very impressed by Carole and Mike and look forward to my next visit.

Carol's B&B

4.0 on August 01, 2014

Karen-June 19-26-2014 My first stay at a B&B and Carol made me feel right at home. Thanks for making my San Diego trip even more special.

A great way to travel

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.

Great Location

5 on February 26, 2014

Great breakfast, Close to Zoo & our Grand Children. Owner very accommodating.

Carole's is my favorite place to stay in San Diego

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.

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

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!

Just like home!

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!

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

4.0 on December 17, 2013

Convenient, attentive host - very nice neighborhood-

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

5 on December 13, 2013

Fantastic Time. Very nice room & food. Owner's were very nice. Plan another- visit soon.

Carole's Bed & Breakfast

5 on December 10, 2013

Outstanding visit. Would love to do again.

Toast of the trip

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!!!

Relaxing, comfortable, safe and a lot of hospitality

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.

A San Diego Special

5 on September 01, 2013

Carole is a lovely hostess, helpful in every way. We enjoy visiting with her and her son, who prepares the breakfast. The neighborhood is pleasant and close to Balboa Park. Great accommodations.

I will be back

5 on August 26, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I will absolutely be back. What a lovely family owned business. It was the perfect place! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Great time in historical house

4.0 on August 26, 2013

Cosy and comfy room in a beautiful house. Carole was a very nice host. Breakfasts each morning were delicious!

Best experience

5 on August 22, 2013

We felt like family. Everything was wonderful, the food was amazing.

First Timer

3.4 on August 22, 2013

This was our first time visiting Carole's and we enjoyed everything. Good food, good company, good accommodations. Bed and breakfasts are the only way to travel.


5 on August 21, 2013

I love this place. The furniture is gorgeous and Carole is so sweet and nice.

A perfect experience!

5 on July 23, 2013

Its calm, its comfortable and I have zero complaints about anything. This is the best bed and breakfast I have stayed at in Southern California without a doubt. The breakfast is incredible, everyone is friendly and its the perfect place to come back to after a hectic day out and about. Stay here once and you will stay here again.

Great stay!

4.4 on June 11, 2013

This is just what we were looking for — a lovely room, garden and wonderful hosts. We came back to find seashells added to my collection sitting outside our door.

Feb 17, 2013 - Carole's Bed and Breakfast - San Diego

5 on March 17, 2013

Michael and Carole are very welcoming host and hostess. Enjoyed the great night's sleep and the private patio and bath. Michael's strawberry waffles are to die for! Also great company at the breakfast table with other guests. So enjoyable and the location is close to Balboa Park for a great Sunday morning adventure. C Fowler

Carole's Bed and Breakfast

5 on February 24, 2013

Excellent service and homey atmosphere, good food!

Star Treatment

5 on January 20, 2013

So close to tourist sites... Plus: atmosphere was super warm and inviting. Rooms were extremely clean and designed in various period styles. The food was delicious and artistically presented. I and my wife could not eat all as was very plentiful. This is a must-stay for all!

Like Visiting Friends

4.4 on September 11, 2012

Carole's accommodations were cozy, and the breakfasts were expertly prepared. The real standout, though, was the friendly, welcoming staff. A++

Incredible Service

5 on September 08, 2012

I couldn't have asked for a better stay. Great amenities, stellar service. They even made breakfast early for us when we had to leave before breakfast hours.

Just Like Home

5 on September 06, 2012

Our stay with Carol & Co. was excellent as usual. This was our third time with her and each time is more enjoyable. Our children and grandchildren echo our kudos for Carole's B&B.

A Wonderful Stay

5 on September 03, 2012

We enjoyed our time here enormously. Terrific hospitality, clean & welcoming rooms.

A Great Value

5 on August 06, 2012

We decided to try a B&B for the first time in many years, and Carole's Bed and Breakfast was an excellent choice. For a cost that was comparable to staying in a hotel, we had a wonderful stay. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our cozy, comfortable, and spotlessly clean room. Carole and Michael's attentiveness to guests was outstanding, and they were able to answer any questions we had about things to do and see in San Diego. Breakfasts were delicious, and nobody could leave the table hungry! The location, close to Balboa Park, was convenient. We recommend Carole's to anyone visiting San Diego.

Loved our stay!

4.6 on June 21, 2012

Came down to San Diego from the bay area for a concert and some get away time. Location was ideal for the venue which was in the downtown area. We were greeted by Carole and her daughter Marine who both seemed to love what they're doing. After a tour of the gardens and pool area we were led to our room with a private bath in the main house. The decor was something you would expect from a craftsman home build in the 1900's. We had a great time at our show and really enjoyed the breakfast served by Carole the following morning. Spent several hours out by the pool and on our private deck before our afternoon departure. Will definitely stay again when in the area. Thank you Carole for making your home our home away from home.

Cute and cozy

4.6 on June 13, 2012

The room is comfortable and very cozy. The garden is charming and inviting; it is a very pleasant place to spend a bit of a quiet evening. It was nice to take walks around the neighborhood and nearby park. But the best part was Carole's warm welcome, and chatting with other guests at breakfast. I would go back anytime!

Out of This World Experience

5 on May 07, 2012

A wonderful first experience for staying at a B&B. Felt so welcome, very nice accommodations and the breakfasts were out of this world.


5 on May 07, 2012

Close to family & a nice community -- a wonderful B&B experience.

Comfortable & Warm

3.6 on April 18, 2012

Lovely old home, nice host & hostess, good breakfast, close to Balboa Park.

Our home away from home in San Diego

3.2 on April 18, 2012

Carole runs a delightful, comfortable, and friendly B&B in an attractive neighborhood near Balboa Park. Her son is a first-rate breakfast cook and baker. We look forward to staying with them again.

Outstanding/Exceeded expectations

4.6 on April 13, 2012

Carol's place is an excellent choice. Very quiet, beautiful place, and Carole is helpful, friendly and promptly replies to inquiries. On a trip to San Diego, I would come back again without hesitation.

Great Time

4.0 on February 17, 2012

My partner and I spent 3 nights and 4 days at this lovely B&B. We enjoyed every breakfast and the owners are incredibly kind and generous. The location turned out to be perfect for catching the bus and going all over town. Thank you Carol and family for completing our wonderful vacation.

Christmas Party

5 on December 12, 2011

My wife and I live in San Diego and had a company Christmas party in Balboa Park to go to so we decided to get a room downtown, only to find out that all rooms were sold out for 2 conventions in town. So I went online and found Caroles BNB. We booked the room site unseen and when we got there we were very happy with the room and especially with Carole she is so welcoming and attentive to your needs. The bed was so comfortable that we might have to call Carole to find out what brand it is so we can get the same bed at home. The omlettes on Sunday morning were also an unexpected treat! Thank you again Carole. Jim and Ann in San Diego, we will be back.

Felt like home

4.0 on November 19, 2011

Chose Carole's BnB due to proximity of couple we were visiting. Really enjoyed the neighborhood and felt like we were actual residents. Plenty of places within walking distance, and felt safe even late at night. Innkeepers were awesome! Excellent hosts...breakfasts were great, plenty of fresh fruit and coffee. Called cabs for us and gave us excellent tips as what to see. Made our stay enjoyable and would definitely visit again.

Awesome Adventure

4.0 on November 13, 2011

Mike and Carole are wonderful hosts. The inn is located within a short drive of the airport and not very far from two local parks and downtown. The house is beautiful, well decorated and very warm. Mike and Carole go out of their way to make you feel welcome and an honored guest. Breakfast was tasty and cooked perfectly. Their recommendations for local sites to see (including the USS Midway Museum, and Balboa Park to name two) getting around San Diego, and area dining (a short walk away) were excellent. I can't wait to visit again!

Pretty House

4.6 on November 03, 2011

When you meet American people who open their home, it's always a pleasure coming and visiting USA.

A Gourmet Delight

4.4 on November 03, 2011

This is a very quaint little B&B. Well-maintained and the breakfast is extraordinary! The staff is outstanding. We'll definitely be back!

Awesome place!

4.4 on November 02, 2011

Carole and Mike were warm and helpful, they were really great with our kids. The place was charming and clean; it felt like a home. The breakfast was great. My only regret was not having enough time to check out the pool.

Wonderful hosts!

4.4 on November 02, 2011

Carole and Michael were warm and friendly hosts. We stayed in the house across the street from the main house. The courtyard was very charming - with tile walkways, a little fountain, a garden, and the two beautiful white cats we saw periodically. The house worked well for our family - with two young children. It had a bathroom with a tub, a kitchen with an eating nook, and bedroom with a queen bed, and a small living room with a pull-out couch. It backed up to an alley which was a little noisy at times, but it was Halloween weekend - which is a big deal in San Diego. The noise did not prevent any of us from sleeping. Michael made yummy breakfasts and was accommodating for the children. Although we never had a chance to use it, there is also a salt-water pool behind the main house.

First time at a B&B

5 on August 02, 2011

What a delightful experience we had at Carole's B&B. Food was delicious, the gardens were peaceful and inviting, and the accommodations were perfect. We've been spoiled.

Carole made me a believer!

5 on June 01, 2011

This was my first stay in a bed and breakfast. Carole is an outstanding hostess. A great value.

Generous with the space

4.2 on January 30, 2011

Carole let us prepare fondue to enjoy in her dining room, prior to attending a dance event in her North Park neighborhood.

A Neighborhood Gem!

4.2 on December 07, 2010

North Park is a wonderful and quiet neighborhood with lots of restaurants and shops. The location is perfect with easy access to San Diego sights. Mike and Carol are aware of guests' needs: we had a heater in our room as the weather in SD was unexpectedly cold and plenty of blankets. They checked every morning to make sure all was well. Breakfast was superb: moderate portions with seconds always available. We had different muffins every day and the eggs were creative! (Greek, pesto with cheese. . .) We will return!


4.4 on October 04, 2010

Very welcoming. Real authentic B&B like we love. Highly recommended. Kids loved it!

Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on October 04, 2010

Carole & her son Mike really know how to make you feel at home. They treat you like family. The B&B is located in a great, friendly & safe neighborhood that is convenient to everything. I will be back, and also bring my friends.

Awake to Hummingbirds

4.8 on August 12, 2010

A lovely, homey retreat close to everything you visit SD for -- yet away from the noise. My room had a private entry and patio with a comfortable lounge chair for reading or napping. An overgrown bottlebrush tree in the next yard is full of hummingbirds and makes you feel like you're in the treetop. Breakfast was extraordinary!

Homestyle Getaway!

4.6 on August 10, 2010

Carole's provides a great alternative to regular hotel stays. Fabulous food, homey and superb service. The wooden hot tub and saltwater pool were an excellent way to relax. Great location for tourist attractions either via driving or public transportation.

A Delightful Slice of History

3.6 on July 29, 2010

We really felt like Carole's personal family guests and loved being shown around the historic house.

Great Location and Friendly Staff

3.0 on July 22, 2010

We were in San Diego for a family wedding and visit. Carole and Mike were most accommodating of our schedule. Our room was cozy and nicely made up. The location was very convenient and quiet at night.

A Home Away From Home

5 on July 15, 2010

We have spent a few days at this lovely Bed and Breakfast, and will give it our warmest recommendations. Nice clean rooms and homemade food make this B&B a great place to stay!

Tranquility and Convenience

4.0 on June 15, 2010

Fine hospitality, location is excellent for weather and wandering.

Hospitality Plus!

4.0 on June 04, 2010

Carole definitely has the gift of hospitality - she is so energetic and attentive. She knows San Diego very well and gives great suggestions for sightseeing.

A Wonderful B&b in North Park Area of San Diego

4.2 on June 02, 2010

This B&B is very conveniently located but in a pleasant and quiet neighborhood. Carole is warm, welcoming and attentive. The room was cozy and private, and breakfast in the main house was wonderful. We look forward to staying here again!

Carole's B&B - An Excellent Choice!

4.6 on May 25, 2010

A house that is a historical landmark, well kept and smoothly run. My sense of safety and satisfaction was immediate and persisted my whole stay. You're in good hands at Carole's B&B.

Cozy, Relaxed Hospitality

5 on May 06, 2010

Carole and her family obviously love what they do, and they do it beautifully - clean, hospitable, and great food. I'll be back next month!

Beautiful Flowers

5 on April 29, 2010

We had a wonderful time. We took lots of pictures. I'm inspired to do more gardening in my in my own yard.

Fabulous Place

5 on March 25, 2010

This place was fabulous in food, hospitality, location and accomodations! Definitely a must-try; we will stay again!

Great Stay!

4.4 on March 05, 2010

Peace, quiet, charming and close to all the sights. We will be back.

Cozy, charming and fun stay!

5 on February 19, 2010

Carole is the sweetest innkeeper. Kind and knowledgeable, our stay was relaxing and enjoyable. The B&B is well kept and conveniently located in the up and coming North Park district. Delicious breakfast! We'll be back!

Charming Garden Cottage

4.6 on January 13, 2010

Charming cottage in pleasant garden setting in quiet residential neighborhood. Warm hospitality and tasty, real breakfasts.

Carole's B&B

3.8 on January 12, 2010

Carole and Michael's warm and welcoming home provided us a relaxing short break on our trip out from England. A nice experience with great breakfasts.

Bed & Breakfast Bonanza

5 on January 04, 2010

Discovered a new area in San Diego called North beach with Carole's B&B, excellent service, friendly atmosphere with a great craftsman house.

Very good

4.2 on December 05, 2009

Very calm and good. Delicious breakfast. Carole and Michael are very nice !!

Trip with Grampa

5 on November 06, 2009

I went to California with my Grampa for a visit. We stayed with Carole and it was fun swimming in the pool. Grampa and I both really liked the delicious food. We went to the zoo and saw a big ship. I want to go back again and stay with Carole.

Nice place to stay

4.8 on November 04, 2009

The rooms were nice & the breakfasts were delicious.

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

3.8 on October 21, 2009

Clean rooms, sociable hosts and good breakfast.

Best ever

5 on October 21, 2009

Excellent, excellent, excellent. I will recommend to anyone, any time. Can't be beat.

Location, Location, Location.

4.4 on October 20, 2009

It was the last minute, we needed a place to stay near our son. We found Carole's on the net. She was gracious, reasonable and within walking distance of our son and so many fine restaurants and shops. Our suite was lovely, clean and quiet. Our breakfast was just right! A perfect 2-night ending to our trip!


4.0 on October 06, 2009

My Family and i had a wonderful stay, a full week of great Breakfasts. a clean and inviteing pool. and a house full of charm each room had it's only personality. will defentily go back. Carole was such a gracious hostess. Diane Horton

A Great Place To Stay

5 on September 27, 2009

I loved staying at Carols B&B, It was my family’s first time staying in a bed and breakfast and it was way beyond our expectations. We enjoyed our nights sitting out in the front visiting and our kids LOVED the pool! Nice rooms, it felt like home. They had wonderful breakfast, you get way more then you expect. I also like the location, quiet neighborhood and centrally located for going to the Zoo, SeaWorld and the beach. We will definitely stay there again!

Home away from home

4.6 on September 18, 2009

We had a delightful time staying at Carole's. She and Michael could not have been more gracrious or helpful. And Michael's breakfasts were yummy - sweet potato pancakes with homemade apple syrup!! Would definitely stay with them again.

Wonderful place to stay!!

4.6 on September 16, 2009

My husband and I are in the middle of relocating to the San Diego area for nursing school. I've been staying here at Carole's Bed & Breakfast for a month now. I have had the most wonderful time here. Carole and Michael (the innkeepers, mother & son) are both wonderful people. They cater to their guests so attentively. Michael is the cook, and boy is he good at it. Every morning I feel like I'm having a gourmet breakfast. My favorite breakfasts so far have been his delicious banana pancakes (he caramelizes the bananas first), his greek eggs (with feta cheese, spinach, kalamata oilves, sundried tomatoes), and his fresh baked muffins. He could absolutely give Martha Stewart a little competition in the kitchen. Carole is the sweetest lady. She's so attentive to details and keeps the house very clean. I am very greatful for their wonderful hospitality. They've treated me like family. I highly recommend Carole's BnB. I know that you'll enjoy your stay, just as much as I have. It really feels like home here. Demi

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

4.6 on September 02, 2009

Very nice people, nice rooms, great breakfast. I enjoyed it very much.


3.6 on July 29, 2009

Carole's has an interesting mixture of antiques in her 1904 house and more contemporary southwest furnishings in her other houses; a saltwater pool and delicious homemade breakfasts. Carole & her family are very friendly & knowledgeable hosts.

great hosts!

4.8 on June 19, 2009

My husband and I were so happy with our hosts and the wonderful breakfast. We stayed in a lovely room. I recommend this place to everyone!

Carole's BNB...Perfect!!

4.6 on May 30, 2009

Perfect!! Perfect!! Perfect!! We stayed in the cottage called "La Casita" across the street from Carole's main house. The cottage has reserved parking for one car, a kitchen with attached dining area, a restroom, a bedroom with a 5-drawer chest, an extra 2-drawer chest, and a closet; and a living room with plenty of light from the main window...the main entry door also has a screen door (which allowed us to enjoy the fragrant air produced by Carole's nearby flowering garden). The cottage is NOT attached to any other building and thus is very, very quiet. The cottage is not luxurious by any means and thus the affordable price. Nonetheless, Carole has maintained it in great condition and we did not stay in the cottage for we were always out enjoying the great, great weather and sites. We stayed from 5/22/09 thru 5/27/09 and used the kitchen to have romantic dinners while enjoying lunch at the nearby restaurants and breakfast was provided by Carole. Carole was extremely nice and attentive to our every need. We were vacationing from Fort Worth, Texas and Carole made us feel right at home by describing some of the local restaurants, the local history, and pointed out things which were of interest. Carole is a great lady and is easy to talk to and get to know. Carole's BNB is located very close to all of San Diego's attractions. During our stay, we went to Coronado Island, visited Old Town, visited the San Diego Zoo, relaxed at Balboa Park, took strolls around Carole's absolutely gorgeous neighborhood, drove to Los Angeles and went to Hollywood, Universal Studios, Walk of Fame; and much more. It was a great vacation (much needed) and we are glad that Carole's BNB a part of it. We are Ed and Angela from Fort Worth, Texas and we both agree that Carole's BNB is in a great location, easy on the budget, and the service is great. We both highly recommend Carole's BNB to anyone visiting San Diego and will definitely stay there again.


4.8 on May 26, 2009

very nice breakfast; very nice place. This place has a real soul. This is the place to be at in San Diego.

A perfect place

5 on May 26, 2009

Carole's B&B was comfortable and cheery. Breakfast was delicious and varied each day. Carole was gracious and wanted to please and fulfill our every need. We WILL be back!

Thank you!

4.6 on May 19, 2009

As every time, it was more like coming home than being on vacation!

Just part of the neighborhood

5 on May 13, 2009

An easy, relaxing, friendly place sheltered by tall trees and surrounded by beautiful flowers. The neighborhood is quiet, the salt water pool is refreshing, and everything is within walking distance. It's the only place in San Diego that I will stay. Carole's is the best!

Great place to stay in San Diego

5 on April 22, 2009

Carole's B&B was convenient and a great place for us to stay while we were in San Diego. Carole was helpful and went out of her way to make sure we had a good stay. Goos breakfasts to start the day.

Liek home away from home

5 on April 22, 2009

My stay at Carole's was perfect. It was clean, quiet and located in a quaint neighborhood (North Park). The daily breakfasts were great. The nearness of neighborhood restaurants and Balboa Park was very convenient. It is also located near a busline which goes right to downtown San Diego.

cozy and homey

4.8 on April 17, 2009

Carole provides warm and homey accommodations, a great breakfast, and she is eager to please and help in every way!

Just what I needed

5 on April 09, 2009

Absolutely wonderful experience. I'm out here alone looking for work and Carole made all my fears go away with her hospitality. I don't want to leave!

great stay!

4.4 on April 09, 2009

Carole's B&B is a very pleasant place and conveniently located.

excellent place

4.8 on March 27, 2009

Extremely gracious hosts!

pleasant and relaxing

4.0 on March 27, 2009

Great breakfasts. convenient location. helpful innkeepers.

love Carole's

5 on February 12, 2009

We have visited Carole's 6 times in 3 years and we love everything here. The atmosphere is unsurpassed. We think the world of Carole's

Comfort in San Diego

4.2 on January 29, 2009

Carole's B&B is a comfortable, homey place to stay in San Diego, only minutes from Balboa Park and the Zoo. It is unpretentious, not extra fancy, but just relaxed. A good place to come back to after a day of site-seeing.

Home away from home

4.0 on January 22, 2009

very pleasant, homey atmosphere. Friendly and comfortable.

absolutely delightful

5 on January 22, 2009

Small, comfortable surroundings with early access to all of San Diego. The true delight here is the warmth of Carole and her family! :)

'The oldest and the best'- It's true!

4.2 on January 14, 2009

Very comfortable studio suites with clean and very nice atmosphere. The breakfast is very good, and I can recommend it. Thanks for everything

Great stay in San Diego

5 on January 12, 2009

Carole is such a wonderful, genuine, caring hostess. The home is cozy and well cared for and the library of books is impressive!

A Home Away From Home

5 on January 12, 2009

We have discovered Carole's B&B on the early 2000's when my husband and I were looking for a place to stay in San Diego. Since then, whenever we visit Southern California we always stay at Carole's. The rooms are fabulous, the gardens and pool area is so fit for relaxation, and the entire staff are courteous and fun! It's one of the best we have been--A HOME AWAY FROM HOME... Eric, Grace, and Sedona of Arizona

A very comfortable place

3.8 on January 09, 2009

I have stayed at Caroles several times. hospitality is top notch. Carole and Michael are always helpful. Healthy food and they listen for special needs. hot tub is great. access to Balboa Park

another great visit at Carole's!

4.8 on December 18, 2008

An exceptional visit, once again. We often visit family in San Diego & always stay at Carole's because of the warm & pleasant hospitality. Carole & her family are extremely helpful & gracious. The hot tub is the best I've ever enjoyed. Rooms are well appointed & comfortable.

Homey and peaceful

4.0 on November 25, 2008

Wonderful host, accommodations, and food. A gem!

Staying 'home'

4.4 on November 20, 2008

No hype,pressure, or hassles. Good breakfast and relaxed people. Carole knows her city and her people!

comfortable house

4.0 on November 03, 2008

nice landlords, tasty breakfast

Always Welcome

4.4 on October 15, 2008

Lovely accommodations, delicious home-cooked breakfast. Carole is so pleasant, warm & friendly. This is my 3rd stay there!

B&B review

3.0 on September 29, 2008

Carole's was very friendly and homey, but not in any way upscale; neighborhood was a little run-down.

Fabulous stay

5 on July 17, 2008

Relaxing, fabulous location! Pleasant people. Amazing food, comfortable room.

A Delightful Experience

4.8 on July 08, 2008

The warm, homey experience was only exceeded by the good food and personal attention from Carole. The conversations with the other customers were very enjoyable. When we come back to see our relatives Carole's is where we will stay.

Very Good

4.4 on July 02, 2008

Very friendly, good personal service. Tasty, tasty food.

Great Week at Carole's B&B

4.8 on June 30, 2008

Traveling without your spouse is sometime lonely especially if you are on business. But at Carole's you were made to feel comfortable from the very start of the week. The attention (not too much) was just right, the food was good, the room very comfortable, wireless internet available with ease, and inn keeper delightful along with interesting guests. Can't wait to go back to San Diego one of my favorite cities and bring my husband this time for a visit to Carole's. Great location - easy access to freeways and local stores and eateries.

Carole's is great!

3.8 on June 28, 2008

Carole is a gracious hostess, Michael's breakfasts are excellent, it's a lovely neighborhood with half a dozen great restaurants within 3-4 blocks, even a pool out back -- what's not to like?


5 on June 18, 2008

Lovely folks, beautiful house, wonderful breakfasts.

Great place

4.0 on June 02, 2008

Great place--great stay/like home.

Carole's Bed And Breakfast

5 on May 21, 2008

Carole's is near my friend's house inn park and was a delight to stay in-my room had its own private balcony overlooking the pool and hot tub and gorgeous gardens. Carole and her family were so so welcoming.

being at home abroad

5 on May 14, 2008

I lived at Carol's for three weeks and every day after work it was a comming home. Carol and her daughter make one feel as part of the family. They are very helpful, generous and they have a wonderufl home that offers all kinds of people a place to stay. In the three weeks I met some very interesting people at the breakfast table and we had interesting intercultural discussions over a cup of coffee. Carol has the right balance between being a great host and leave each guest its privacy! Thank you so very much for that, Carol!

Carole's B&B

5 on May 13, 2008

Very friendly, great location!

The Pleasantest Stay

5 on May 10, 2008

I tend to rise before the innkeepers as a rule--usually to read, write, or correct papers--in the quiet of the living room, but I like to have coffee as close to immediately as possible. Within a day of learning my habits, the innkeepers would bring me coffee (at 5:00 a.m.!) turn up the lights, greet me briefly--seeing that this trip I was a bit preoccupied with correcting papers--and then return at the perfect moment to refill my cup. They simply understood my variety of peace and solitude and very civilly accomodated it. At 7:00 a.m., my wife and I sat down to breakfast with the most engaging company--a helicopter pilot from France, a teacher from Switzerland--for a half hour of fascinating conversation and cultural exchange, Carole or her daughter periodically appearing to refill a plate or pour more coffee. Our weeklong stay in San Diego could not have been more pleasant.


4.8 on April 25, 2008

In deed the place to go and to have a nice stay.

What a Great Place!!

5 on September 21, 2007

Carole & Michael were excellent innkeepers. They were most helpful in suggesting places to eat. All of the places they recommended were delightful. Michael is a great chef. We looked forward to breakfast every morning. We had a great time and would heartily recommend this B & B.

Carole's Bed And Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $139 - $279
  • Reviews (139) 4.6
  • Rooms 9
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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