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Britt Scripps Inn

Britt Scripps Inn, Uptown

At a Glance

    Pros

  • intimate
  • historic building
  • upscale amenities

    Cons

  • far from nightlife
  • some street noise

Britt Scripps Inn Review

A block west of Balboa Park, this inn occupies the former mansion of the Scripps newspaper family. A $6 million investment has turned the beautifully maintained 1887 Queen Anne into a stunning example of lavish Victorian decor. The carved oak woodwork shines throughout, and the two-story stained-glass window is magnificent. The nine guest rooms—with antique beds, claw-foot tubs, rain-head showers, heated towel racks, and plush robes—spell old-fashioned luxury. Rates include a full breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and modern amenities like free Wi-Fi. Stroll the grounds to visit the first camphor tree in North America, planted in 1865. Balboa Park is a 10-minute walk across Cabrillo Bridge.

    Hotel Details

  • 9 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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