About the property
- Condo780 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay27 - 30 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4) Monthly Rental
Our condo is located in the Historic El Cortez Hotel on the 5th floor with amazing views of Coronado and the San Diego Bay. The condo has been recently upgraded for those with discerning tastes. Enjoy all of the onsite amenities which include valet parking, gym, pool, spa/jacuzzi, onsite restaurant/bar, convenience store, yoga center, and dry cleaner.
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Art Dale
We have a few Executive / Vacation Rentals in San Diego. VRBO: 138082 / 368297 / 445849 / 445852 / 445857 / 486294 All of our properties have been recently remodeled and they have professional designer touches to make your stay in San Diego as enjoyable as possible.
Art Dale purchased this Condo in 2012
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Ideal property for executive travelers
Great property in a great location with great amenities. Stayed at the location for 2 months on business and could not be happier with my stay.
Great place, great owner, great value.
El Cortez unit 507
August 2017. This is the second year in a row that my husband and I stayed at the El Cortez unit 507. We were extremely satisfied with the unit and it had all the comforts of home. The communication with the owner was very easy and he was quick to response to any questions or needs that we had.
The location was perfect, one mile to the ballpark, one mile to Little Italy and one mile to Balboa Park , all were very easy walks down the hill. I do have to worn you that it is a steep climb back up for about two blocks. Not only is the neighborhood safe and quite, there is also a great coffee place across the street and just below the building is a fantastic Italian restaurant where the locals in the neighborhood hang out.
The staff that maintains the property are very courteous and helpful. It shows by how clean the entire property is. Parking can be A challenge but the garage attendants will park your car for you. Not many places offer such a service.
I highly recommend this jewel of a place and say that it is one of the best kept secrets in the down town area.
The apartment is excellent. The room is very comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped and the owner very attentive. I highly recommend for a perfect vacation. Thanks, Art.
Beautiful and Cozy Luxury Condo In The Historic El Cortez
The El Cortez - graceful, grand lobby with its heritage feel, yet speedy elevator and peaceful hallways is
centrally located between downtown and the expansive & very beautiful Balboa park with its lush greenery, Zoo, gardens et.al.
The garage staff were graciously & kindly always ready to assist. The Little Yoga studio is right downstairs - quality teachers of vinyasa with a peaceful Buddha statue watching over classes is a must do! And the Sole Luna right downstairs too, is a regular casual stop for brunch or cuppa longing.
Owner Art was kindly flexible with my start date, very supportive when needed, and very invisible when not. The perfect host for my beautiful month long stay here. My highest recommendations to future SD journeyers - Enjoy!
Very enjoyable month
If you are familiar with the downtown area, you undoubtedly know where the El Cortez is located. It sits atop Cortez Hill, and before all the high-rises, it could be seen from just about anywhere in the city. Being 90 years old has its attractions and distractions: it is within walking distance of much of downtown, but it's noisy (street noise, not neighbors). Also, the windows could stand a good washing. Although sitting atop a hill offers a relatively good view, and you can walk many places, just remember: what walks down must walk up. If you aren't in good walking shape when you arrive, you should be when you leave. In my case, that wasn't all bad. Public transportation around San Diego is very good; it just doesn't come up Cortez Hill.
As to the unit itself: look at the pictures. What you see is what you get. It is tastefully decorated, though somewhat cluttered. Because of how things are laid out, there is more stuff than space. I think if I owned it, I would try reversing the dining and the living areas, but that didn't look like an ideal solution either. The sofa and chair are very uncomfortable (both are futons) for sitting any period of time, and watching TV while sitting on the sofa means that you always have to turn your head 90 degrees to the right. The most comfortable item in the unit is the bed—it's excellent.
Even though I may seem to be overly critical, I don't intend to be. San Diego is one of our favorite cities to visit, and I certainly would not hesitate to come back here.
Our condo is central located in Downtown San Diego within walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp, Petco Park, Horton Plaza, Theaters, Shopping, Dining, San Diego Harbor, The Trolley, etc. It is only a few miles to Museums, San Diego Lindburgh Airport, the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Coronado, many of the San Diego Beaches, Golf Courses, and numerous other Southern California Attractions.