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1 room, 2 adults

Carole's Bed & Breakfast

3-star3 stars
3227 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA, 92104, United States of America

3-star B&B with outdoor pool, near Balboa Park
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from October 1 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • This was a birthday trip for my wife and our 40th anniversary. Carole's could not have…Sep 25, 2019
  • Found 4 spiders in the bathroom after checking in--wondering then when it was cleaned?Jul 25, 2019

Carole's Bed & Breakfast

from ZAR 2,167
  • Rose Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom and Patio
  • Junior Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Private Bathroom, Courtyard View
  • Mayor's Room, Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Carole's Bed & Breakfast


  • In North Park
  • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 33 min walk
  • San Diego Natural History Museum - 38 min walk
  • Fleet Science Center - 39 min walk
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum - 40 min walk
  • Museum of Man - 43 min walk
  • San Diego Museum of Art - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 11 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 12 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 25 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 11 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 7 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1904
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Carole's Bed & Breakfast’s small print

Also known as

  • Carole's Bed & Breakfast San Diego
  • Carole's Bed & Breakfast
  • Carole's San Diego
  • Carole's & Breakfast San Diego
  • Carole's Bed & Breakfast San Diego
  • Carole's Bed & Breakfast Bed & breakfast
  • Carole's Bed & Breakfast Bed & breakfast San Diego


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Carole's Bed & Breakfast

  • Does Carole's Bed & Breakfast offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Carole's Bed & Breakfast does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Carole's Bed & Breakfast currently open?
    This property is closed from October 1 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Carole's Bed & Breakfast?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Alexanders (4-min walk), Underbelly North Park (5-min walk), and The Smoking Goat (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Carole's Bed & Breakfast and nearby?
    Carole's Bed & Breakfast has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 20 reviews

Very good 8,0
Very charming house carol was very nice and her son too
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay. I wasnt there much because business trip but no complaints.
Evelyn, us4 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Carole's Bed and Breakfast is a nice and clean place to stay. Carole and his son Michael were both very hospitable and accommodating. Carole explained about different sightseeing places and their histories for me and his son is a great chef. All and all I enjoyed my stay very much.
us4 night trip
Very good 8,0
Comfty and cozy.
Overall good. Home not as close to Zoo and Balboa Park as advertised. Also, didnt like the idea of sharing bathroom. Carole and her son, Michael were most gracious and breakfast was good.
Daniel, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
A unique Bed & Breakfast in a quiet neighborhood. Near restaurants.
Ray, us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Cozy home in quiet neighborhood. Relaxing pool. Delicious breakfasts. Gracious hosts. Great Italian restaurant just around the corner.
Karen, us3 night trip
Good 6,0
I chose this property for the location, near a gallery for an event I was attending. I enjoyed the salt water pool. Breakfast was too "rigid" in time (8 to 9 am), where you could sit (singles on the end so couples could sit next to each other), and food (care and effort put into the meal, but no choices...I was served a large waffle topped with champagne soaked strawberries and whipped cream). Some people will love that, I did not. I don't do sweets for breakfast. Would've preferred some toast, a muffin, etc. It was a hot weekend in San Diego and I had a small AC unit in my room. The rest of the house was way too warm. Very pleasant woman, Carole, and her son (who could be a little nicer to his mother) run it. I could've gotten a much nicer, much more spacious room with my own bath (shared here, though it was fine) for much less money elsewhere in town. Next time, that's what I'll do.
us2 night trip
Fair 4,0
I thought there would be a tv in the room. Also the AC was only a room unit that made a lot of noise - Carole and her son were very nice and the breakfast was very nice
Allene, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful place to stay.
Really nice B&B (with a historical designation) in a walkable residential area. Good restaurants close by. Owner very nice and helpful but not intrusive,
us2 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Nice stay in San Diego
Tyhew place was a c lean and comffortable. Themoxarion was very good , closes to Resturants , breweries
Gary, us3 night trip

Carole's Bed & Breakfast