Hotel Stay – The Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast – September 16, 2014

Our very gracious hostess Ann made everything lovely. She is so fun, gregarious and happy, it just rubs off on you. She prides herself on treating you like family when you’re staying at her Bed and Breakfast.

This is a great find, what an enchanting well kept home in this stellar community. Hillcrest is fun, lively, in a true San Diego eclectic neighborhood. It offers a lot of nightlife, so I stumbled into Mo’s, where it was show tune night. There were too many flat screens to even count, all playing different excerpts from film musicals, including some music videos. They passed out tambourines and clappers to get the crowd roaring. That is what I call a fun time in the ole town tonight!

There are 5 rooms at the Hillcrest: Balboa, Coronado, Gaslamp, Old Town, and Zoo. I stayed in The Old Town room which was very cozy, a home away from home. Ann says she puts only her friends and family in that room, and you can understand why. It had a separate entrance, with 4 parking spaces in the back alley. Easy access to get back to your room, or even easier if you just walk out the alley to University Avenue, a minute from the Hillcrest hub. You could go out and party and find your way home in 5 minutes.

I witnesses Mother Nature’s wrath when I was there. There was a huge thunderstorm that rolled through the East Side of San Diego, and hit everything in its path pretty hard. But I never felt like any part of my livelihood was threatened, there is something about The Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast that you can’t put your finger on. Like you’re being coddled in your mother’s bosom. Just safe and comforted, even through a tumultuous storm which had just turned a lot of people’s world upside down. It even had a name; “The Hillcrest Hurricane”.

There is a nice breakfast buffet set up in the morning, and Ann leaves perfect treats for her guest to enjoy all day and night. Coffee and tea is also available when ever you want it. A great heart healthy, Southern California breakfast of sliced seasonal California fresh fruits, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, granola, bran cereal, juices, Laura Scudder peanut butter, whole wheat bread for toast, home-made fruit preserves, and fresh-brewed coffee & teas. The smell of freshly baked muffins attacks your senses. No detail is left unnoticed here.

Your only seven minutes from The Gas lamp district, its considered uptown from downtown. Just 10 minutes to San Diego Beaches, Airport, Convention Center, Balboa Park Museums and Zoo, Old
Town, Cruise Ship Terminal and San Diego Bay. Lots of foodies go to The Hillcrest District for it’s fork to table eateries. Innkeeper/Owner Ann Callahan and her staff, have the “Scoop” on all things “San Diego”, and host an amazing clientele of Business & Leisure travelers from all over the world. Anything you need she will be able to help you with. So next time your in San Diego stay here, it’s a small extraordinary experience that I highly recommend.

Hillcrest House
3845 Front Street
San Diego, CA. 92103


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