A cosy log-cabin-like lobby greets guests at the Ayres Lodge Alpine, a motel-style mountain outfit that has more boutique charm than the average roadside pit stop. Wood-beamed walls are wrapped up in hunting gear and outdoorsy memorabilia. Hefty rustic furniture offers an intimate gathering place around the stone fireplace in the common area.
The lodge is in a quiet mountain town along the highway that feels much farther than a 30-minute drive from the centre of San Diego. There’s hiking trails and bass fishing at two lakes within a half hour drive and Anzo Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest, is an hour-and-a-half drive through the Cleveland National Forest. The town of Alpine is less than a mile from the hotel with a little strip of local shops. It’s not all nature in these parts though, there’s a little bit of action nearby with five casinos in the area, one of which guests can visit via a free shuttle. Many guests here are passing through or locals arriving by car, so public transportation in the area is tough.
Guest rooms are clean and modern with all the necessities for a good night’s sleep: pillow-top beds, warm down comforters and peace and quiet. The mountains are just outside the doorstep, and there’s a courtyard to enjoy the views. It’s the perfect place to relax after a complimentary breakfast, or to enjoy a fresh-from the-oven cookie baked every evening.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
No elevator / lift
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 5. Extra beds are not available. $10 charge for 3rd & 4th adult in the room. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $45 per stay on checkout.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
San Diego is about a 30-minute drive southwest and the closest airport is San Diego International Airport. A taxi will cost over $100, so renting a car might be a better bet since parking is free.
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