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Mudville Flats in San Diego, CA

Mudville Flats in San Diego, CA

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Experience all the comforts of home at this one of a kind boutique hotel. Luxury apartments with full kitchens rented nightly. Walking distance to the Convention Center, the Harbor, Seaport Village,and San Diego Padres major league Ball Park. Just around the corner from Historic Gaslamp Quarter, famous for shopping,restaurants and nightlife. If you choose to drive we provide Free Garage Parking!

The historic California Craftsman built in 1905 features most modern amenities with turn of the century style. All of the rooms have King Size beds, 42" flat screens w/direct TV,Showtime and HBO, free Wi-Fi,full size appliances and private patios.Take one of our complimentary beach cruiser bikes out for a ride around the city or over to Coronado Island. Enjoy San Diego's perfect weather in the tropical back yard oasis. A perfect spot to grill out, sip wine and read a book.

The Innkeepers Michael and Linda Funes live onsite and have 25 years of hospitality industry experience and provide 24 concierge service. They can direct you to all the sites and sounds of the city, and give great insider tips on dining and nightlife. For business or pleasure Mudville Flats provides the perfect alternative to impersonal hotel lodging.

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Rating: 4.79

Address: 747 10th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
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1. Karen G.
What a delight it was to stay at Mudville Flats, as my husband and I were looking for something different when it came to staying in downtown San Diego. We didn't want your average chain hotel, and this place was far from that. This beautifully kept 1905 California Craftsman with 4 different flats, was warm and inviting, with its dark wood floors and bookcases, clawfoot bathtub, quaint kitchen, and oversized comfortable bed. The flat was decorated with unique art, fresh flowers and a kitchen filled with all the utensils one would need to eat in. The innkeepers Mike and Linda were welcoming, and showed all the amenities that the flat offered. Plenty of closet space, living area with flat screen TV, leather coach, and desk and chairs with free WI-FI. The bathroom was stocked with plenty of towels, a hairdryer, lotions, shampoo etc. The flats share a nicely decorated patio in the rear, which transforms you from the hectic pace from the downtown life. They even have a BBQ, if you decide to cook in. Linda checked us in, showed us around, and then pointed out the many different types of restaurant that are with walking distance. None of which we would of found on our own. After keeping busy all day, it was relaxing to come home to our flat, instead of a small cramped over priced hotel room. We definitely plan on staying here again! Highly recommend, if you want to break your rut!

17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Ann L.
We stayed at the Mudville Flats Aug 19 - 21.  My husband & I just live in North County, but didn't have a lot of time for a "get-away", so opted for a "stay-cation" for our anniversary.  What a treat!  Linda was so helpful & knowledgeable about things to do in the area, including things that would interest someone who is not a tourist!  She also presented us with an amazing bottle of wine as a GIFT for our anniversary! The area has some great restaurants - one of our favorites was the Cowboy Star.  We tried several of the places recommended, all were fabulous.  The apartments are a wonderful craftsman style and take you back to a different era with wood paneling, beams, floors.  The bed... so comfortable!  Prices are so reasonable, we will definitely be back!

15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. nanimoe H.
Nothing short of fabulous! Mike and Linda were so welcoming and helpful with tips and suggestions. It felt like home and totally finished hotel stays for us. We could have stayed forever!

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Sonya Z.
What an amazing little gem. I'd lived in San Diego for 5 years before I knew it was here. Now I have a place for family to call home when they visit me. ;) thanks!!

29/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Katherine W.
What a cozy place to stay! Great room, friendly owner and great recommendations for local places to visit and restaurants to try. We've found the place we will stay at again when visiting San Diego.

03/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Jared N.
I booked a room for my parents for a week on the recommendation of a friend and the place was amazing.  The hotel is very small, but the room was huge.  It had a living room, bedroom and kitchen which my mom loved so they didn't have to eat out for every meal for a week, or worse come to my place!  The day my parents left I had to work and couldn't take them to the airport and Linda offered to drive them instead of letting them take a cab.  My parents both felt like they had a little home while they were in town rather than just a hotel room, and it was cheap compared to the other downtown hotels.  I will recommend Mudville Flats to anyone looking for a cool downtown hotel.

01/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Kelly O.
I stayed at Mudville Flats for a month. They offer first class amenities - the rooms are really beautifully decorated with a tasteful old-time baseball theme (but it's not overdone.) There is a nice outdoor BBQ and washer and dryer available on site, included in the price. We also had a covered parking spot across the street which is essential downtown! The location, the East Village, was perfect - you are within walking distance of some great bars and restaurants, and it's a short walk to the Gaslamp District, too. The owners are really friendly and helpful as well, and want to make your stay a great one. I would recommend this place to anyone without hesitation!

22/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Melissa L.
Ok so if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. This places isn't just a hotel or an inn this is a second home for anyone who stays here. Trust me if u rent a room here u will not regret it, u will instantly feel at home with the gorgeous wood floors and pillars, the huge comfy tempurpedic bed, the awesome crawfoot tub, and the fully stocked kitchenette.

My boyfriend and I felt so at home here and Linda and Mike (the owners) made us feel so welcomed. Honestly this is the one place I know for sure that we'll be hitting back up for years to come.

It's in a great area near the gaslamp district and just so much fun. Try booking suite D or C because of the kickass backyard. I cannot say enough great things about this place.

GO GO GO!!!

14/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Robert B.
This is going to be a short review since many people have already described a lovely stay.

I decided to go to San Diego Comic Con 2010 and after the rather horrendous time I had trying to find a hotel, I decided to type in bed and breakfast into Google and lo and behold: Mudville Flats was ten blocks away and available.

For six days I stayed in a great place.  The room was large and spacious. The second floor patio was lovely. The kitchen was perfect. Bathroom was great. Wi-fi and Satellite Dish was great. And the owners were gracious in every way recommending places to go and eat and giving directions to the closest grocery store.

When I go back to Comic Con 2011, I'm staying here.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Heather L.
My hubby brought me here for my birthday, and we enjoyed a great, relaxing weekend at Mudville Flats.  Honestly, it was the most relaxing weekend we'd had in quite some time.  We live in L.A., so it's just far enough away to "get away" without having to drive a ton.  

As everyone mentioned, Linda is sweet and super accommodating.  She and her husband make every effort to ensure you're comfortable.  The house itself is awesome!  It was built in the early 1900's, and they've done a wonderful job renovating the entire place.  Lots of the original house still remains, including old-timey door handles, revolving pull down beds, and wooden paneling and columns.  I love that kind of stuff, so I really enjoyed learning about the building itself.  There's also Direct TV included with the flat screen TV that pulls out from the wall, and makes watching from the huge bed very easy.  Extra points for the ability to be super lazy and watch TV from the bed!  There's also wireless internet, if you should so desire.  

It's an easy walk to all of downtown San Diego, and there's lots of great places to eat.  Linda knew them all, and can make great recommendations based on your food preferences.  (We ate a lot that weekend!)  There's also lots to see within walking distance, as well as a zoo, an air & space museum, and park within ten mins. driving.

Prices are comparable, if not cheaper than hotels in the area, especially because they provide free parking.  

I highly recommend Mudville Flats if you're looking for a nice relaxing stay.  It's definitely closer to home than staying in a hotel, and more romantic!  :)  

Note: I think there's a minimum 2 night stay, at least on the weekends.  Not sure if that's all week long, or just during the weekend because it tends to get pretty busy.

03/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Caylen M.
I surprised my boyfriend with a weekend away and we stayed here at Mudville, and let me say, we have no complaints.
Prior to arrival, Linda was very attentive and maintained communication about check ins and was very gracious when traffic resulted us in arriving an hour and a half later than I had said we would be there to check in.
Upon arrival a full tour of your room is given, making sure you have zero questions. She even stocked our fridge with a 6 pack of beer! She gave us ideas of where we should go, as well as access to bikes, and other beach equipment.
Our room was beautiful, spacious and the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Our room had a porch where we were able to sit outside and enjoy dinner.
The flats are located walking distance from all the restaurants and bars in Gaslamp, as well as Petco Park.
Overall, our stay was everything I had hoped it to be. Linda was extremely gracious and informative, and the asthetics were exactly what you would want. I would definitely reccommend this for the couples looking to get away and have a more homey atmosphere than your typical hotel.

15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Dawn S.
This was a fantastic place to stay! I researched places in San Diego and ended up choosing this one after reading reviews and I'm glad I did. Linda was so accommodating for our visit and the room was incredible! We stayed in room D for 5 days and Linda was nice enough to let us check in early and told us about the music festival taking place outside the hotel in time for us to get tickets. We had a blast and we walked everywhere the whole stay. We didn't have to take the car anywhere since there were so many places to go within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again in the future! It was in a convenient location with tons of room, cute decor, free wifi, and free parking. So glad I found this place! Also, the house always smelled wonderful. Definitely worth a stay!

06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Ali B.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to stay in a standard chain hotel ever again.  Mudville Flats completely changed the traditional hotel experience for me.  

My husband and I spent a few days in San Diego for his birthday and found out about Mudville on a travel review site.  It's a 1905 California Craftsman house that has been renovated and turned into a 3-room "hotel".  When we arrived, the owner Linda came out to greet us and help us with our bags then gave us a tour of the house before taking us to our room (Suite D.) She left us with a list of area restaurants, attractions, general info and her and her husband's phone numbers, in case we needed to reach either of them.  It felt like we were guests in someone's home...I loved it.

Our room was incredible - spacious, charming and warmly decorated. There was a sitting area with a large couch in front of a huge window, table and standing lamps and a huge, king-sized sleigh bed with rich bedding and lots of fluffy pillows. The kitchen had a gas stove/oven, full-sized fridge and was fully-equipped with dishes, glasses and utensils.

The bathroom was adorable and impeccably clean. It had a claw-foot tub, was stocked with "green" toiletries and plenty of clean towels.  I even made a few mental notes for when I decide to redo the bathroom at home...

Our suite also had an outdoor sitting area on the deck, which was great for coffee, reading, a glass of wine, etc.  On the bottom level, there's a yard surrounded with palm trees and plants and patio furniture to chill on.  There's even a gas grill for you to use, if you'd rather make dinner at "home".

On the second night of our trip, we decided to order pizza from a local restaurant.  Unfortunately, I ended up getting severe food poisoning and was bed-ridden for pretty much the remainder of the trip.  The silver lining?  If I was going to get sick anywhere while on vacation, there was no better place for it to happen at than Mudville.  I don't know what I would've done if I had to spend my time in some crappy hotel room with zero character or warmth to keep me comfy.  HD Satellite cable was a great amenity to have while I was out of commission.  I think I must've watched 5-6 movies in a row...

One of the best things about Mudville Flats was its convenience. Its downtown location makes it easy to walk to Petco Park, the gaslamp districts and our personal favorite, Neighborhood (cool bar with a GREAT draft list, if you're craft beer nerds like us.) To top it all off, the room rates are extremely reasonable for downtown accomodations.

We're planning a make-up trip for early next year and we'll definitely be staying at Mudville Flats when we make it back.  I would've stayed all month if we didn't have two needy cats waiting for us back home.

14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Alan B.
My partner and I spent a week in San Diego for my birthday and found out about Mudville on a travel review site.  It's a 1905 California Craftsman house that has been beautifully and tastefully renovated and turned into a 3-room " Boutique hotel".  When we arrived, the owner Mike was stand curb side to greet us and help us with our bags ,then gave us a tour of the house after taking us to our room (Suite D.) He left us with a list of area restaurants, attractions, and personally recommended his favorites in town along will general info and his and his wife's phone numbers. After settling in we decided to take a walk downtown,and to our surprise Mike offered us a guided walking tour through the gas-lamp District, and pointed out many of his and his wife's favorite restaurants and bars.

At Mudville Flats you get much more than a hotel room, it  is a small apartment with a warm cozy feel along with full kitchen and living room, flatscreen TV, large closet that originally housed a Murphy bed back in the early 1900s. The bathroom has a claw foot antique bathtub and was immaculately clean , with a cupboard full of clean fluffy towels. My favorite feature of the flat was it's huge California king size bed with six or seven fluffy down pillows!

The flat also comes with an outside porch with hightop table and two stools ,perfect for sipping a cold craft beer or glass of wine . Also there is a Gas grill that can be used if dining out is not your preference .

Staying here was much more relaxing than a crowded busy hotel , Another plus was free parking which is not offered by chain hotels in the downtown area of San Diego. Most parking fees at chain hotels are at least $50 in the Downtown area . Which is a important thing to figure in when comparing prices for hotels .Parking was in a parking garage just across the street from the hotel. However a car is not really needed if staying in the downtown area. Most everything is walking distance from the hotel. Getting to the hotel by car couldn't  be easier, just take 163 South to just before G street.

To recap the advantages of staying At Mudville Flats  
1) Free Wi-Fi
2) Free parking
3) kitchen and living room
4) Access to backyard with porch and gas barbecue grill
5) Warm, friendly,and caring Hotel owners that personally make sure that your visit is the best it can be
6) a flat that will give you a warm cozy at home feel

I come to San Diego each year this will definitely be my new home away from home In years to come!!! Thank you so much Mike and Linda for the awesome experience at your place, couldn't have been better!

10/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Yvette O.
My husband found Mudville Flats online and, since we love craftsman homes and do not love huge hotels, we booked a weekend there to celebrate our anniversary and I am so glad we did.  Everything was fantastic. The owners are helpful and gracious and know the area really well and can recommend great restaurants etc., but they are not in your face all the time like some experiences we have had at B&B's.  With your room comes a parking spot in a parking garage at the end of the block, which is important in that very busy area.  The location is stellar, walking distance to places too numerous to mention and great driving distance from Coronado and the beaches.

We had room D which is a gorgeous room, all that wood is so much warmer than a crummy chain hotel.  Free wi-fi, a very clean and updated kitchenette with a fridge and stove and dishes etc.  DirectTV if you don't feel like leaving the room once you get back to it after a long day out and about.  I recommend it and we will be staying there again next time we go back to SD for a mini-vacation.

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Ravena F.
Sure, I'll add another 5 stars to the Yelply lauded Mudville Flats.

Not a bed and breakfast, as the category suggests.  Instead, it's essentially a one room apartment that you can rent by the night for near or better than the prices at nearby hotels.

Location: perfect - near Gaslamp, Petco park, etc.  We didn't have a car and were perfectly happy exploring the neighborhood on foot.

The Flat: we booked "D", which is an upstairs unit with a great patio for sipping morning wine and evening coffee (or the reverse of course, if you want to be pedestrian).  Very clean inside with beautiful lamps, a giant, comfy bed, free Wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchen and small but serviceable bathroom.

The Owners: super welcoming but unobtrusive.  Linda gave us an insanely detailed spiel about the local places to eat/shop/explore upon our arrival.  When we woke up to rain, we were grateful to find an umbrella hanging on our door handle.  When we said we were celebrating our anniversary, Linda literally jumped up and down, clapped her hands and said she'd be right back.  Little did we know, she is a vodka genie.  Upon her return, she had us pick from three full liter bottles of flavored Svedka vodka to enjoy over the weekend!  (We went with vanilla and nearly polished the whole thing off in our extended weekend here.)

We have friends and family in San Diego, and I think we just discovered our go-to digs for when we are in town.  What, you think you can find a hotel with a vodka genie?  I doubt it.  Mudville Flats is the place to go.

19/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. David S.
My wife and I stayed at Mudville Flats for our honeymoon and it was a home-run of a choice.  The rooms are beautiful, and each one has recently installed easy to use temperature controls so that you're not subject to the whims of the management.  Mike and Linda were friendly, welcoming, and very helpful.  Although not in a beautiful area of town, this is a terrific location for getting around to all of the attractions of the downtown area and beyond; it's easy access to I-5 and other major highways without being right on top of them.  Although on Trip Advisor Mudville Flats falls in the "Bed & Breakfast" category, there is actually no breakfast.  What there is instead is a full kitchen in each flat with 3 grocery stores in a 10 minute walk and lots of restaurants.  This is actually a great set-up because it allows you maximum breakfast flexibility - you can have what you want, when you want it, where you want it, wearing whatever you want.  There are parking spots in a garage across the street which come with the room - you should get a compact car if you can because one of the spots is meant for a compact car.  If you can't, then tell Mike and Linda as soon as you can, so you can get the larger parking spot if possible.  The building itself is a historic building, meaning that the original bathtubs are there - not large enough for an adult to take a bath, but easy to control the temperature for a shower using the two knobs.  Mudville Flats provides easy access to the Gaslamp District without being right on top of it, so you don't have to deal with the noise.  The same is true of Petco Park (baseball stadium), which has a nice park you can walk through even when it's the off season.  The back has a gorgeous patio which attracts hummingbirds; there are also bikes there which you can ride for free down to the ferry to Coronado Island.  Mudville Flats does not have an impersonal check-in desk, but rather Linda or Mike will go with you to your room to show you how everything works and where everything is in the building.  Maps are in the room, and Mike and Linda are available by phone at any time for anything that comes up.  When asked, they also provide great advice about any type of food you might want to find and the best way to get there.  The rooms are very spacious, with a bedroom, kitchenette, and large living room.  The beds themselves are also very large and comfortable.  Mike and Linda are also quick to respond to e-mailed inquiries in advance of arrival.  If you bring DVDs (though they have some upstairs), they can hook a DVD player up to the large TV in each room - much better than watching on a computer screen.  There are not a huge number of outlets around, but how many things do you need to plug in at once?  Finally, though it may seem like a small thing, not only do they provide you with beach towels, but the bath towels are very comfortable.  Is Mudville Flats perfect?  No.  No place is.  But it's about as close as you can hope to get.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Eileen K.
First time trying a VRBO and this was such a great experience that it's hard to imagine going back to a hotel!  Felt more like staying in someone's home, with the owners going out of their way to do anything they could to make my stay more pleasurable and without ever being intrusive.  The flat was luxurious for one person, but can easily accommodate four.  Having a lovely back porch overlooking lush gardens was marvelous for starting and ending each day.  Slept like a baby in a wonderfully comfortable bed.  Wifi was straightforward and once signed on I was in for the rest of my stay.  The location is ideal for walking or driving.  The kitchen is set up well and makes cooking quick and easy.  Could go on and on - the true test is that next time I head to San Diego, I'll be calling Mudville Flats!

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Hannah J.
My husband and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon, and we are so glad we did! The room we stayed in was beautiful and homey. Linda is a total sweetheart and genuinely cares about making your stay enjoyable and memorable. She provides a list of recommended restaurants and attractions and gives you a very thorough introduction to your room and parking upon your arrival. One day while we were out sightseeing, they tidied up our room, washed all the dishes that had been piling up, and left us chocolates on our pillow--we felt so taken care of! Mudville Flats is also in a really great location--really close to the beach, Sea World, and all the attractions in Balboa Park (museums, theatre, zoo, etc), plus it's surrounded by great restaurants and shopping (and there's a great bargain grocery store a block away). We would definitely recommend Mudville Flats to anyone staying in San Diego and would love to go back sometime!

25/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Hagay K.
It was the best experience that I ever had.
It's so unique you must go!

06/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Timothy H.
My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  If you're looking for a run-of-the-mill hotel experience, look elsewhere.  This place is unique.  It's much more homey and personal than the typical chain.  For instance, the owners live on the second floor.  We got a little acquainted with them, as you will if you stay at the Mudville Flats.  They are both friendly and attentive--far better than the concierges at even the luxury hotels where I've stayed.  The Mudville Flats is centrally located; it's within easy walking distance of many popular downtown destinations.  The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished.

I highly recommend the Mudville Flats and look forward to my next stay there.

09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Andrea A.
This place was a treat to stay at! The owners are super nice and excited to have you staying. The location is awesome. Close enough to walk everywhere, far enough to not be kept up at night. The rooms were so comfy and had everything we needed. Will definitely remember for next time.

26/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Ron D.
Try to stay at Mudville Flats whenever we can. Mike and Linda have always been gracious hosts. The rooms are very comfortable and relaxing. the location is hard to beat. You are in the middle of downtown San Diego so don't expect the solitude of the country. A little noise goes with the territory so tolerate it. Great place to stay if you are a baseball fan and want to see a game at Petco Park. Within walking distance to terrific restaurants. Take the bus or drive to Coronado beach.

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Debbie B.
My husband and I just returned from this little gem.  Mike and Linda the owners were very welcoming and helpful.  The room was beautiful and comfortable.  It was easy to walk all over the Gaslamp district.  There were many restaurants, markets, and shops nearby.   We talked about returning shortly after checking out.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Shannon Q.
Spent 3 glorious nights here for our anniversary. We had coffee on the private porch every morning before we'd head out to explore the area and and we were always so happy to come back to our quiet little haven at the end of the day. Linda and Mike made sure we were well taken care of and made great dining suggestions. We'll definitely be going back!

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. John D.
Being used to $250+ for a Manhattan hotel, this place falls within my range. Of course  I bring expectations with it.

Really nice place to stay. Awesome architecture and welcome amenities. Basically the room I had was an apartment.

Not really keen on having to pay for spa access, as items as such are free in chain hotels in this price range. Yes, chain hotels suck, but when you compete against them, well, you need to beat them at their own game.

26/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Lawrence Z.
First impressions were overwhelmingly positive. From the owners meeting us at the street to let us into the hotel and escorting us to the room and showing us around. It definitely had that "we live nearby and we're renting our home to you" sort of feeling.

The room had a very "apartment" type appeal. The bedroom area was comfortable and with a big television (for those of you who like that sort of thing) a nice sized desk area and a massive kitchen. When I accidentally left a few things in the room they contacted me immediately and arranged for a pickup. Great service in that regard!

The decor was definitely designed by a male. Hardwoods and dark colors everywhere. Probably not the most ideal for people who aren't big baseball fans, as the baseball memorabilia was everywhere. In saying that, however, the classic appeal of the older building more than makes up for the slightly eclectic design.

The only two things that took this from a 5 star rating to a 3 star are this:
1. Deceptive pricing. When I went onto the website to reserve a room, the website was fairly clear that I wasn't reserving a room, I was prepaying for it. Since San Diego is a busy place I understood this. I paid $200 for one night via the website. It was a bit more than some of the chain places but I wanted to stay somewhere unique. However, not until after I was well on my way to the location did I get uphold. The owner said, "Well since you're only staying for one night it's actually going to be 229.00." I wasn't a fan of this. If the website charges you one rate, shouldn't start changing that price. Once I arrived I was already checked in, credit card already processed. No discounts offered and no apology for the upsell. Bad form.

2. Bathroom. The room we stayed in had a very small bathroom in ratio to the price, size of the room, and the kitchen. I mean, the room was seemingly designed for an extended stay, but the bathroom had a small mirror, almost no counter space for one person, let alone two.  No woman with a makeup routine would ever find herself wanting to use a bathroom where there's little to no space to do her thing. I could barely fit my hair dryer and products on the counter that was wedged too close to the toilet. The worst part was the shower. It was a small claw foot bathtub that wasn't large enough for a 6'2" occupant, and with a small series of double shower curtains wrapped around it. Once I turned on the shower the curtains all billowed into the shower, making my shower a constant struggle agains the shower curtains. Very frustrating.

I would probably knock at least $50 bucks off the room rate if I were the owners if I had sent someone into such a room, and I certainly wouldn't go about upselling someone like that. I understand the value of being close to the gaslamp quarter is nice, but comparing how other places have more comfortable quarters, I'd probably look elsewhere in the future.

07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Holly R.
The boyfriend and I stayed at Mudville Flats for two nights. Since it's not a hotel there is more coordination that has to happen as far as check-in and check-out but otherwise it's a nice alternative to your typical hotel.

When we arrived we called Linda and she came to the door right away. She took us to our flat (we stayed in the back, lower level) and gave us the run down. The was very thorough, telling us where to find everything - light switches, dishes, extra blankets, TV remote, you name it. She also told us about several restaurants nearby. We've been to San Diego many times so we knew the area but for a newcomer that would be good info.

The flat was comfy and cozy. I loved the woodwork and the built-in bookshelves and buffet. The bathroom was a little cramped but not a big deal. The bed was super comfy and the living room was comfy as well. Since it was June they had a window air conditioner going, which was nice during the day. We didn't need it at night. We also enjoyed the backyard patio area which has several chairs and a table. They even have a barbeque if you want to grill out and bikes you can borrow.

My only complaint was that on Saturday night the neighbors in the back were partying outside and playing music pretty loud. It didn't last all night, luckily, but if you need quiet just know that weekends might get loud. No fault of Mudville but it can be a factor in that part of town.

Overall we enjoyed the change of pace. If you need a place to stay for several days with a kitchen this is a great option.

04/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Danielle E.
So happy that we found Mudville Flats!  This is a boutique hotel that is conveniently located in East Village.  You can walk to restaurants, bars, shops, Petco Park, etc.  The place is beautiful with dark wood floors, wood pillars, oriented rugs and the most comfortable bed!  The windows are double paned making it very quiet and even though you are in downtown we had a secluded feeling.  We stayed on the top floor near the back and we had a deck that viewed the lush plant area.  Linda and Mike are very hospitable and welcoming.  We will be coming back!

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Haley C.
I am at my vacation in SD , that is where I stay .
Nice Hotel , that is not far from the beach . Clean room and good view. Service is nice , room is cleaned every day .

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Michael B.
First of all I have to be honest and say that I did not stay there. We were having a family reunion, and did not have enough room in our home for everyone to stay. My sister and her husband, along with my nephew rented two rooms at Mudville Flats. All they could do when we all got together was RAVE about how cool the place was. They made everyone else wish they had stayed there too! I want to thank them for taking care of our family in such a wonderful manner.

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. John M.
Wow! Great place. Loved the clean, charming, eclectic decor. Big room with all the amenities of home. Just off the gas lamp district for easy access to great restaurants, just far enough away so you can get a good night sleep. I'll be back. Great value!

01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Dan E.
I flat-out love this place. I've stayed here twice, and both times it truly felt like home. The kitchens and baths aren't huge, but they certainly get the job done, and are well-stocked with utensils, blankets, towels, etc. The rooms are quite spacious and comfy, and hung with a charming variety of art and baseball memorabilia. (Believe me, I'm ALWAYS happy to walk into a room and see autographed photos of 70s Padres Dave Winfield and Willie McCovey on the wall!) There are also a very cool array of baseball books and old board games on the shelves -- and if you want some more, your hosts Mike and Linda will be happy to hook you up! The beds are, hands down, the MOST comfortable beds my wife and I have ever slept in, at home or on the road; we thought maybe we were just imagining it the first time we stayed there -- but nope, the beds are amazing!

The location is killer, too; it's an easy walk to PetCo Park, and it's even closer to a wide array of excellent restaurants. Mike and Linda know the area like the proverbial back of their hand, so if you have any questions about where to eat, drink, shop or what have you, they'll be more than happy to assist. Frankly, though, the rooms at Mudville Flats (and their lovely and peaceful back garden, which actually contains the same ivy they grow on the walls at Wrigley Field) are so comfortable that my wife and I are always sorely tempted to just stay in and relax rather than go out and do the town. Whether you're a baseball fan in town to catch a ballgame, or you're visiting San Diego on business or as a tourist, I highly recommend Mudville Flats as an excellent place to stay.

09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Nathaniel B.
Employees were friendly and helpful. The entire facility was pristine and comfortable. It was a real treat to stay here.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Aubrey I.
We stayed here for our anniversary and everything was perfect. Great directions getting around the marathon traffic, beautiful pool/spa/gym in the top floor overlooking city, and elegant brunch. I've always wanted to stay here and expectations were exceeded. We will be back.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Isaac B.
Excellent service from MS Cecile Eugenio at the front desk who was bent backwards to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Sandy L.
Linda and Mike are wonderful hosts that offer a unique property in a good location. The turn of the century apartment is lovely and has everything you need. I loved the privacy of our room with a full kitchen and claw foot tub.
I'm looking forward to seeing Linda and mike again. I only wish I could of taken in a Padre Game.

22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Lorinda N.
The hotel is clean, organized and has great accommodations. The atendendes are kind and friendly. The location makes it a great place to hostedar, close to beautiful places such as water towers, navy pier, millenium park also is a half block from San Diego, where there are the best shops.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Keith R.
Great bed!  Beautiful back yard.......Linda was very welcoming and helpful.......was fun to be able to walk to the gaslamp......loved the crafstman style architecture.  Highly recommed to anyone wanting a peaceful getaway!!

01/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0