I surprised my wife this year for her birthday with a weekend trip to San Diego. I started planning the trip in January because it involved all her friends going skydiving with us as the big finale surprise. The last thing that I took care of was a place to stay.
Both my wife and I are cultured world travelers, and are constantly unimpressed with the hotels we stay at. They always smell funny, are in the worst locations and have the worst services. And if we wanted anything better we would have to pay an arm and a leg, and would still be disappointed. I wanted this trip to be perfect, since it was the first trip as husband and wife.
I started searching for bed and breakfast's in San Diego, and randomly came across Mudville Flats. The location was perfect, and it was only a fraction more expensive then the generic local hotels. The booking process was so easy, and I got a confirmation call the next day from the owner.
You wouldn't think much of this place from the outside, it looks like any other building in the downtown area. However, a quick knock on the door and a step into the entrance way proves this place to be the best hidden gem in downtown San Diego!
It is a single building that houses four "flats" and a backyard that includes a fire pit, a large deck and patio area. As we were showed around by the owners, Mike and Linda, my wife and I felt like we were being showed our new house for the weekend. The inside of the building is refreshingly "homey", with a large wooden staircase that leads to the upstairs rooms, wide-plank cherry wood floors and tasteful artwork on the walls.