Nestled in the prestigious neighborhood of Bankers Hill, this community offers astonishing views of the nearby harbor and beautiful skyline of San Diego. They’ve implemented traditional design throughout the modern building to help foster a comfortable home-like environment. With thoughtful amenities and services, each day will feel like a vacation. Experience the wonders of a calming yet invigorating retirement — at Merrill Gardens!
The incredible community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a family-owned company dedicated to providing freedom and flexibility in retirement. You’ve spent your life building friendships, pursuing hobbies, and accomplishing great things — become part of a home that enables you to maintain that. Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill offers independent living and assisted living options to accommodate every lifestyle.
The community strives to make residents feel at home by doing their best to nurture a friendly atmosphere. Being home often means taking care of daily tasks, but here, those worries are eliminated — as the staff offers services like weekly housekeeping, on-site maintenance, scheduled transportation, and a comprehensive wellness program. They also take care of the cooking and provide nutritious, chef-prepared meals daily. Furthermore, they provide 24-hour staffing and feature...
Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.
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The community overall is very nice. I was extremely impressed with the kitchen and the food.
The community is in a beautiful neighborhood, and the community is beautiful also. The director is amazing and very caring. The staff is amazing and I can't say anything bad about this community. I would recommend this community to others
Out of her price range for 1 br but a great place
My 95-year-old mom has lived at Merrill Gardens for almost two years. She loves the accommodations, food, and activities and has made many friends. I love the super caring and professional staff who treat my mom like family.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillMay 1, 2018
Thank you for leaving this online review for us. We are so happy that your mom is enjoying her time at Merrill Gardens and feels cared for like family!
I had recently taken a tour of this community for my mother and I have no complaints of how things had went. The staff made sure to answer any questions we had for them and did a nice job withe presentation. The dinning room was spacious and they even offered for us to try one of there meals. It was just not the right location for us in the end decision.
The Merrill Gardens was a very nice place. The staff was very attentive and responsive. They have continued to follow up with me and answer any questions I have. The reason why we did not choose it was because they did not have a memory care unit.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillMarch 31, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. We are so glad to hear that we were able to be a resource as you researched senior living options.
Loved this facility also. It is within walking distance to Balboa Park and within a taxi/Uber ride to Downtown San Diego. The rooms are spacious. I like all the amenities the place offers. The staff is very friendly. [Removed] were excellent ambassadors for the place. I would definitely keep this place on my short list. The only two caveats I have are that the place is on the expensive side, and the décor is not "contemporary/modern." It feels and looks like a traditional retirement home--a trivial matter when one looks at the whole picture.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillMarch 21, 2017
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Merrill Gardens. The location provides so many great features for residents to enjoy.
The scenery here and the views are perfect. Obviously the weather is good (san diego) thank you lol, and the landscape is nice and green.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillJanuary 19, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying the scenery and weather at Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillMay 5, 2015
Thank you for this review! If you have any comments or questions just give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
The location is wonderful, the facility clean and nicely decorated and the food is good. My 90 year old father is very content there.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillApril 1, 2015
We appreciate that you took the time to write us such a positive review. We are so happy to hear that your father is enjoying Merrill Gardens. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you ever have questions or additional feedback.
My father recently moved into Merrill Gardens and so far, I believe that it's going rather well. He likes the food and the location. The staff has communicated well with me. Lots of paperwork prior to move in, but rather unfamiliar in this territory, it might be par for the course.
It's a fantastic place, I think it's a good fit. There have been some issues with the drug regement, in the beginning. The communication around that issue was not good at all. The communication definitely needs to be improved. They started adding a lot of add on charges. I get calls all the time when things come up. The food is about a 3 the chef is a little below average. It's pretty generic and not very tasty, some stuff has been cold. It looks like a good menu and the facilities are fantastic. The facility is new clean and in great shape and the staff was friendly, and the staff and residents all knew eachothers names. This became our standard sort of our litmus test.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers HillApril 24, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this detailed review. We take this feedback very seriously and use the information to improve our services. If you find yourself with any questions or further concerns feel free to contact us. We'd appreciate the opportunity to address them with you directly.
Nice park - too institutionalized - price ok
For anyone considering any assisted living arrangement or facility, be VERY specific about your expectations and get in writing, what the costs are for each and every item. I am as much to blame as they are after being convinced that I told them that my mother bathes daily, and that the fee was one thing, when, upon moving in, I was informed that the only bath the residents 2 times a week for that low price! Our costs increased by $600/month because I didn't get it in writing. As for since Mom has moved in, the staff is awesome, and it's tenants have got to be some of the nicest, most accepting and interactive people we've been blessed to have met.
It's very clean and the staff is very friendly. I think you probably get as much or more value there for your dollar. There are a lot of amenities and little things that they do that you might not find other places. It's expensive, but not any more than other places. They have things like cloth napkins on the table and a dining room where you can eat at any time. They do a lot with entertainment. The keeping you busy with happy hours and shows of different kinds. They do a nice job. They've had recently, a change of management and there was a gap there were you had temporaries filling in and people doing two jobs. The management seems to be good now but there was a period of time there where it was uncertain. It's better now.
This is living! The place is only two years old and very well designed. Residents were engaged and seemed friendly and happy. I myself would want to live here when the time comes. But, of course, that is why there is a very long wait list.
Brand new. Across from Balboa Park. Unique feature is "flexible eating schedule". Will upgrade rating if interior, apartments and costs are good.
liked the tour, keeping on list.
Not our favorite but has anytime dining. 84 units. Donna Said to see because its near laot of shops & restaurants - near balboa park- great location
Very nice, new, opened just this year
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