Rate based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Oct 1, 2014

Inn at the Park

3 stars
525 Spruce, San Diego, CA 92103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
69 reviews
Amazing property in the heart of San Diego

We checked in Christmas night after spending the day with family close by. The suite was an... See full review

  • Nan2
  • Dec 27, 2013
the start of a wonderful holiday...

our stay at the inn at the park was the beginning of a wonderful family vacation which included a... See full review

  • e's 21st birthday bash
  • Dec 10, 2013
Historic all-suite hotel near Balboa Park
Sitting on the edge of Balboa Park, the seven-story Inn At The Park is an independently owned, all-suite boutique hotel. The building itself dates back to 1926 and interior arches and moldings invoke a simpler time. Rooms are modern and spacious; even standard room measure 525 square feet. Guests enjoy different specialties at two on-site restaurants--Inn at the Park and Top of the Park-- which offer very different dining experiences.
Highlights
  • Situated on the doorstep of Balboa Park
  • Dine at two on-site restaurants
  • Authentic turn-of-the-century decor
Rooms

Inn At The Park offers 75 suites varying in size with views of Balboa Park or San Diego Bay. Each room comes standard with a Sealy Posturepedic bed, antique furnishings and a cozy kitchenette. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Features

Inn At The Park was built in 1926 and has retained most of its grandeur and details from that era. Crown moldings line the ceilings of every room. Archways ring the lobby.

Despite these historic touches, the property is totally modern. Guests receive complimentary bottle of water upon check-in. There's also free parking and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply) as well.

Two on-site restaurants provide guests with eclectic dining options. Inn at the Park is a California-style bistro with a spacious outdoor patio and a lively piano bar. Top of the Park is more formal and is situated at the top of the hotel, where guests can savor panoramic views while they dine. The Top of the Park is only open for lunch.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (1 block)
  • San Diego Trolley (5 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (3 mi/5 km)
Attractions
  • Balboa Park (1 block)
  • San Diego Zoo (4 blocks)
  • Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Old Town (3 mi/5 km)
  • Sea World (4 mi/6 km)
  • Point Loma (5 mi/8 km)
Business
  • 4,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Meeting planner on staff

 

Policies and fees
  • As of July 1st, parking will be converted from complimentary self-parking to Valet parking. The Valet parking fee will be $15/day, tax inclusive with in/out privileges.
  • The guestrooms and lobby at Inn at the Park hotel will be undergoing renovations starting November 14 November 2011 to 1 June 2012. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and look forward to bringing our guests a new look at Inn at the Park.

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This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Inn at the Park Rooms

Two Bedroom Suite
At 1,100 sq ft our largest suites boast two bedrooms with a King bed and Queen bed, Cable T.V., a spacious living room, full kitchen with dining room, one full bath, a small balcony and pullout sofabed with two twins. Complimentary WIFI.Sleeps 6.
One Bedroom Suite
One king bed in bedroom. 725 square feet. Each suite includes: Cable TV. Full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, cookware, dinnerware, and utensils. Dining area and sitting area with pullout sofa sleeper consisting of two twin beds. Complimentary WIFI.Sleeps 4.
Studio Double Suite
Two queen beds. 525 square feet. Each suite includes: Cable TV. Full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, coffee/tea maker, cookware, dinnerware, and utensils. Dining area and Complimentary WIFI. Sleeps 4.
Studio Single Suite
One king bed. 525 square feet. Each suite includes: Cable. Full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, coffee/tea maker, cookware, dinnerware, and utensils. Dining area and sitting area with pullout sofa sleeper consisting of two twin beds. Complimentary WIFI.Sleeps 4.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Services
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

32.7386 -117.1599
Area served
Minutes from downtown San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport
Area description
Local attractions include:San Diego Zoo (15-20 minute walk), Sea World, LegoLand, Wild Animal Park, Mission Beach, Coronado, Convention Center, Hillcrest area and the Gaslamp District.

Nearby points of interest

  • San Diego Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.8 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 0.8 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 2 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.7 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.8 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 0.8 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 2 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 2.2 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 2.2 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.2 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.4 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 2.8 mi
  • Sea World: 4.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 4.8 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 5.8 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6.4 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 7.7 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 10.7 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 26.5 mi
  • Legoland: 28.4 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,117.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (69)

Ratings and reviews for Inn at the Park

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
69 out of 69
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
edbyker
san juan capistrano , california
Sep 13, 2014

balboa park & the outdoors

the hotel & staff were great & very accomodating & the rooms clean & large. fully equipped kitchen & upgraded from the original 1929 with some art deco touches. meed was especially helpful with our luggage & valet parking on check in. definitely recommend this hotel. within walking distance of balboa park , walking & biking paths , & green belts

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

don't miss the eggplant & meatball heros @ family owned / operated san fellippos around the corner! (fresh onions & peppers ~$1 extra ; manga!)

Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laurax 72
Portland, OR
Jun 24, 2014

Lovely Hotel, Great Location

Our family stayed at the Inn at the Park the last night of our visit to California, and we found it lovely. It was well kept, spotless, well organized and came equipped with a small kitchen and lovely bath. We had plenty of space, and a nice view of the San Diego Skyline as well as the park. All this, and the cost was quite reasonable as well. I highly recommend this hotel, and would add that the staff were also lovely to be around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travelling with a toddler
Honolulu, HI
Jun 10, 2014

eclectic room decor and nice boutique hotel

the decorations and furniture of the hotel room was so unique and cool! we loved the kitchenette concept (even though we didn't use it since we weren't staying there for long), but it would be ideal for a 3-day or week long stay. parking situation could be a little better (lame to have to valet and pay for parking), but overall, a great stay and great location (next to balboa park where the zoo and museums are).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JossLynn
Los Angeles, California
Apr 28, 2014

Weekend getaway

I stayed at the hotel just this past weekend and I have nothing but great things to say about it. The staff was friendly from the minute we arrived, our room was larger than I expected, and very well kept. I will definitely be going back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nan2
Huntington Beach, CA
Dec 27, 2013

Amazing property in the heart of San Diego

We checked in Christmas night after spending the day with family close by. The suite was an absolute stunner, especially considering the room rate! The building is architecturally beautiful and the rooms match in a light, clean, crisp Art Deco style. Every amenity is provided and every surface is spotless. I seriously could live in this studio suite. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the roof top restaurant which was a delicious meal elegantly presented and value priced. The view from the roof was spectacular. We will be back and recommend this property highly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Balboa Park is directly across the street and there is a free trolley that picks up about a block away.

Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
e's 21st birthday bash
reading, pa
Dec 10, 2013

the start of a wonderful holiday...

our stay at the inn at the park was the beginning of a wonderful family vacation which included a brief stay in san diego where we had time to go to the gaslamp district on our first night in town. it turned out to not be the best place for a young teen so we just drove around to take in the sights and grab some dinner. on the next full day we went to the zoo which on all counts was very interesting. the location of the inn could not have been better as we were only a block away from grabbing the free trolley to the zoo. after san diego we boarded a ship to Hawaii. I have to say, that our stay at the inn was very comfortable, affordable and was definitely a great place for us to kick back and prepare for our adventure to come!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JayDub
Annandale, VA, USA
Oct 9, 2013

I wish we could have stayed longer....

We were only staying one night in San Diego...this hotel would also be great for extended stays. The check-in was efficient, valet parking fees were very reasonable, and the concierge, Richard, was very helpful recommending restaurants, etc. Close proximity to Balboa Park was key. Continental breakfast was no better than motel-fare, but the host was very congenial, and dining on the roof-top patio with a view was nice. The building has lots of character; nice wide halls, and our room was very large. The kitchen was well stocked for preparing small meals . Most of all we loved the decor. We will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you find yourself in Old Town, stop in at Fred's for lunch. Great Tex-Mex and service. Loved the patio.

Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jennidoll82
Carlsbad, CA
Aug 26, 2013

Great Location!

This hotel is centrally located for easy walking to Balboa Park and Hillcrest nightlife/shopping and eating! We are from San Diego but wanted to do a night away "on the town" and this hotel was perfect! I wish they didn't charge 15 bucks for parking and that they didn't invite you you to a timeshare style seminar, but other than that I really have nothing but great things to say about the place. The rooms are awesome, having a mini kitchen is great and there's even a 7-11 across the street in case you forgot to bring a bottle of wine :) The rooftop is breathtaking and even though the place is old and funky, that's part of the charm and I always prefer places with some character as opposed to the normal cookie cutter hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Hash House A-Go-Go is a short walk up 5th Ave. and is the BEST (and biggest) breakfast in town! Get there early, it fills up fast and can have a looong wait. Oh, and try the french toast. Seriously.

Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jeff weho
boston, mass
Aug 21, 2013

paradise at THE PARK

everything was excellent: the room itself, the conciergne, front desk staff, restaurant servers, food quality, rooftop views, rooftop friday happy hour, location. it has windows that open, ceiling fans, a/c, everything you could want in a kitchen including a cooktop and utensils, really comfy bed. who would want to go home?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Inn at the Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Crazy Reds
San Diego
Jul 27, 2013

Good for Family big rooms

Loved the rooms we had 11 6 Adults 6 kids with us and when we all got together one night to make dinner we all fit very well in one room. We were a little disappointed there was no pool, which we knew when we booked, but would have been a nice perk. We though we we closer to the beach. You can't walk to the beach or seaport village, you pretty much have to drive any where you go except to the the park accross the street which is very nice The rooms were very clean but had a very musty smell

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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