Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn

3227 Grim Avenue, San Diego, California 92104
Innkeeper(s): Carole & Michael
 
  • Introduction

    Carole's Bed & Breakfast in San Diego, CA opened its doors in 1982 and has since been a favorite of many returning guests from around the world. Guests will appreciate the pride Carole takes in her home. For those patrons touring on motorcycles or cycles we offer secure parking for your bikes.

    Built in 1904 for Frank Frary, Mayor of San Diego, this charming turn-of-the-century home has been lovingly restored by present owners and Innkeepers Carole Dugdale and Michael O'Brien. The home is listed by the City of San Diego as an "Historical Treasure". The gracious entrance with its lovely arbor and stately American flag make its welcome known to the many people visiting the seaside town of San Diego.

  • Inn Offerings

    New Salt Water PoolFree Wireless Internet Access Available

    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. The handsome Craftsman style architecture is evident in the dining room with built in cupboards holding Carole's extensive collection of china and glassware. 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 patio area.

    Carole's pool has been completely renovated to new with year round solar heating with an average temp of 78-82 degrees. Carole decided to have a saltwater vs. chlorine based pool because of some guests allergies to chlorine. Michael has purchased a brand new hot tub for our guests to enjoy.

    Each of the six spacious guest accommodations has a color television, and is decorated comfortably with patchwork quilts, antiques and period wall decorations. In addition, Carole's offers two spacious garden apartments with private baths and kitchenettes that are perfect for longer stays. A large two-bedroom apartment with private bath, living room, dining area and full kitchen and a one-bedroom house are also available.

    Carole's Bed and Breakfast Inn is located within a short driving distance to many San Diego sights including downtown. She has a diverse clientele including visiting Foreign students from the nearby language school. This is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a nice homey atmosphere in central San Diego at a very reasonable price.

  • Area Information

    Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn is centrally located, making it the perfect place to stay while you explore all that San Diego has to offer. San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

    San Diego's East County offers nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife and much more. In San Diego's North County, the agricultural community produces quantities of flowers and magnificent produce. Wine growers are also making a mark by growing and harvesting quality grapes that become excellent wines. Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

    San Diego's arts and culture and culinary arts are booming. The hottest, new culinary arts talents prepare award-winning meals throughout the regions 6,400 eating establishments. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is home to 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

    San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports, beachfront resorts and luxury spas, gaming, a dynamic downtown district, annual special events and unique holiday offerings.

    The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings. San Diego County promises a truly remarkable vacation experience for everyone.

    Excerpt from www.sandiego.org

  • How to Find Us

    1. Take I-5 south to "Pershing" exit
    2. Follow Pershing around golf course
    3. At top of hill, turn right on Redwood
    4. Stay on Redwood to one block past the light
    5. Turn left onto Grim Avenue
    6. Look for Picket fence and large American flag