Recognized as the “birthplace” of California, our hotel is in Old Town San Diego, an area of the city rich with history and charm.
San Diego was the first permanent Spanish settlement in California, established in 1769 by Father Junipero Serra. It was here that he established the first of 21 missions in California, which would be regarded as the foundation of civilization in California. Over time, the city began to build up at the bottom of the base of the San Diego Bluff, but the new town’s location away from water prevented it from growing into a larger, more profitable urban center. In the late 1800’s, a “New Town” area of San Diego was established which eclipsed “Old Town” as San Diego’s central spot. Retuning to prominence in the early 1900’s with the arrival of streetcars and transportation systems, Old Town began to thrive once again as a center for historic architecture.
Today, Old Town San Diego features 32 restaurants, and more than 100 speciality shops. Guests staying in the Western Inn & Old Town can enjoy close proximity to a number of Old Town art galleries, as well as a number of exciting historical sites. Old Town San Diego Historic Park contains a ton of historic buildings erected over a 50 year period from 1820-1870. Recognized as a California Historical State Park as well as a member of the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Town San Diego Historic State Park is one of the most visited state parks in California.
Our hotel in Old Town San Diego is close to all the area’s major attractions. Enjoy your stay in California’s most historic city and book your stay at the Western Inn Old Town today!