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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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anonymous - Resident/client
5.0

The community overall is very nice. I was extremely impressed with the kitchen and the food.

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About the community Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

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.

Community Amenities and Services

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...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is a community within Merrill Gardens properties.

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice Available On-Site
Doctor
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Restaurant Style Dining
International Cuisine
Guest Meals

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Transportation at Cost

Common areas

Indoor Common Areas
Outdoor Common Areas
TV Lounge
Outside Patio

Services

Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning
Housekeeping

Pets

Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed

Languages spoken

Spanish
Arabic
Hungarian

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds
Movie or Theater Room
Arts and Crafts Center

On-site dining options

Café or Bistro
Bar or Pub
Private Dining Room

Activities

Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services
Catholic Services

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

4.3

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Cleanliness

4.4

Care services

4.2

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

5.0

Activities

4.2

Value for cost

4.1

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5.0
July 27, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review

The community overall is very nice. I was extremely impressed with the kitchen and the food.


5.0
March 2, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
welcome to Merrill Gardens

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


3.0
November 14, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Out of her price range for 1 br but a great place


5.0
April 29, 2018
Jjkwave - Loved one of resident/client
A Superior Senior Community

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 Hill

May 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!


3.5
August 29, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Comfortable living environment!

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.


4.5
March 22, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Very responsive!

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 Hill

March 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.


5.0
March 16, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

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 Hill

March 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.


5.0
January 16, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Scenery

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 Hill

January 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.


4.0
April 24, 2015
anonymous - Toured community

Okay

Response from Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

May 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.


4.5
March 14, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

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 Hill

April 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.


4.0
November 11, 2014
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

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.


4.0
April 16, 2014
Vance - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It's a fantastic place, I think it's a good fit.

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 Hill

April 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.


3.0
March 24, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice park - too institution...

Nice park - too institutionalized - price ok


4.0
November 21, 2013
Lynn A. - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Our experience at Merrill Garden

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.


4.5
October 16, 2013
Family Member - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They Do A Nice Job

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.


5.0
July 22, 2013
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
This is living! The place ...

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.


3.0
December 30, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Brand new. Across from Balboa Park. ...

Brand new. Across from Balboa Park. Unique feature is "flexible eating schedule". Will upgrade rating if interior, apartments and costs are good.


4.0
December 27, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
liked the tour, keeping on list.

liked the tour, keeping on list.


4.0
December 24, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Not our favorite but has anytime dini...

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


5.0
December 15, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Very nice, new, opened just this year

Very nice, new, opened just this year


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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 20 reviews. See all reviews.


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