JOHN D. SPRECKLES
Sugar Baron, and one of America’s Great Empire
Builders. Spreckles organized vast industries, built railways
and fleets of steamships. He owned banks and newspapers; employed
tens of thousands of men, and financed and developed endless enterprises.
Finally, Spreckles poured millions upon millions into a bankrupt little
village to become the cosmopolitan city of San Diego.
Hotel: One of California’s finest
mid-sized hotels located on an island off the coast of San Diego.
At the turn of the century, John D. Spreckles
purchased his dream island. He built this historic mansion as his home
in 1908, which was converted into an Inn after his death in 1926.
During his life in the mansion, Spreckles achieved many of his greatest
accomplishments. History was literally made in this establishment.
98 guest rooms, and John Spreckle’s suite,
a 985 square foot Penthouse with a private elevator and panoramic view
have been beautifully restored and redecorated. The elegant brass
and marble staircase remains the centerpiece of the Inn. Rooms feature
garden or bay views. Suites and kitchenettes are also available.
Patios/balconies in most locations.
Heated swimming pool, spa pool, rental
bicycles, and guided tours of this historic island. Music Room is
available for receptions and business conferences. Numerous ships,
restaurant, tennis courts, waterfront golf, and miles of beautiful white
sand beaches nearby. Daily Continental breakfast, valet and personal
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