The Hilton Garden Inn Old Town San Diego
We stayed at the property as a guest
While we venture down south to San Diego multiple times a year, we haven’t gone to Old Town for almost ten years. It was while on a staycation visiting Old Town, that my son had his first allergic reaction at the age of two, almost lost his life, and we have never returned until recently.
When we heard the news of the Hilton Garden Inn opening their beautiful new property right in the heart of Old Town San Diego, we felt conflicted at first about whether we should return. We made the decision that there is just too much culture and history that we are keeping away from our kids by never bringing them to Old Town, so we made the choice to book a getaway.
We parked our car at the gorgeous new property, and then walked across the street from the hotel to enjoy the festivities happening in Old Town. We were able to enjoy shopping, entertainment, and an authentic Mexican meal at Fiesta de Reyes.
Once we were done having lunch, we took one of the free historical tours offered by the state park. The 45-minute tour took our children back in time to another era; even the tour guide was dressed in periodic attire. Our kids enjoyed every minute of the tour, and even me and my husband learned a lot about the history of the area while on the tour.
Before leaving to return to the hotel, we couldn’t leave without visiting the Whaley House. I’ve been wanting to visit this “haunted” historical landmark for most of my life, and couldn’t wait to see if it would live up to all the hype. Some might say that we spotted some ghosts while on the tour, but that can neither be confirmed or denied.
After a fun filled day of education and entertainment, we returned to the Hilton Garden Inn, Old Town. We were immediately greeted by the friendly staff who had helped to make the check-in process seamless.
The room was spacious, clean, and had a modern look. Our kids settled into the room within minutes and were immediately munching on cookies while watching their favorite cartoons before dinner.
Our kids were exhausted from a full day of fun exploring Old Town, and we didn’t have to worry about leaving the property because they have a wonderful onsite restaurant, Verde Kitchen & Bar. We brought our kids downstairs for dinner where we enjoyed steak, salad, and burgers in the modern-style chic restaurant.
Just when we thought that our kids had enough fun for the day, they were fueled with the nutritional goodness at Verde Kitchen & Bar and were immediately begging us for a night swim. The pool had looked tempting since the moment that we arrived, so we couldn’t resist getting our swimsuits on to have a night swim before putting the kids to bed.
In the morning, the kids joined me in the gym for a great workout in the fitness room, and then we were able to print our tickets for the San Diego Zoo in the business center. The hotel even had laundry machines were I was able to wash our clothes before returning home.
The Hilton Garden Inn Old Town is the best place to stay when visiting the area. The hotel is modern, kid-friendly, and accommodates all your family needs. Make plans for your family to have a staycation at the Hilton Garden Inn online or by calling.
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