눉The room A/C was quite neurotic. Don't set it below 70F or it will freeze over. Though whatever temperature you set, it wanders all over the place. Anything below 76 sets the room into freezer mode. Higher sends the temperature up and down all over the place. The compressor for each rooms' air conditioners were right outside our window, That extra of noise wasn't appreciated and didn't help with our sleep.
Though the Inn is on a street corner, which brings in a lot more traffic noise. And nearby construction noise. That doesn't help with the sleep either.
The breakfast, as other reviewers have pointed out, is pathetic. It's just packaged food from Costco, mediocre coffee, stale crackers (really really stale) without butter, jelly or cheese or anything, and a few pieces of fruit.
I just can't recommend this place. Not cheap. Not really comfortable. No nice amenities. Horrid food. We commented that the Hilton (generic) with its Starbucks (also generic) would've been a preferable choice.
눇My sweetheart and I were trying to avoid the generic Hilton at which our meeting was scheduled, so the Britt Scripps Inn seemed like an interesting choice. Near Balboa Park and a quick drive to the airport made it seem quite practical.
Now, on arrival, the first thing that you notice is that it's a beautiful 1800's estate that is quite out of place in neighborhood of corporate buildings and upcoming large multistory luxury condos. On the positive side, around the corner on 5th Street are some nice restaurants and only a few blocks from Balboa Park.
We arrived around 7:30pm and the hyperactive receptionist from Spain was there to open the door for us. That sounds nice, but he was always at the door every time that we entered. The interior is beautiful, nicely kept with elegant woodwork. Definitely a lovely period piece.
Our room (the Golden Oak) was nice also, though simply decorated. The bed is oddly very high ... kind of a jump to get off the bed. The bathroom is pretty spacious with a nice shower with a rainfall shower head. In other places, this would be lovely, but in California, it's just irresponsible to pump out this much water at once.