Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is a recipient of the 2024 Best of Senior Living Award from Seniorly. Communities that received this were among the highest rated by residents and families.
This community is a recipient of the 2024 Best of Senior Living Award from Seniorly. Communities that received this were among the highest rated by residents and families.


For residents and staff
(619) 209-5216
For pricing and availability
(855) 866-7661

Community insights for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

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Hours of operation

The community is open 24 hours. Visiting hours are typically 8am to 7pm.

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

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About Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is a large, vibrant senior living community located in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. Offering both assisted living and independent living options, this community provides a wide range of care and services to ensure that residents live comfortably and maintain their independence. With an average monthly pricing of $4,000, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is an affordable and attractive option compared to similar properties in the city, which average around $4,500.

A key feature of Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is the comprehensive care services offered to residents. These services include 12-16 hour nursing, a mental wellness program, medication management, and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and transfers. The community also offers 24-hour supervision, special dietary restrictions, diabetes diet, a 24-hour call system, transportation arrangements, and meal preparation and service. The dedicated staff at Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill ensures that residents receive the care they need while maintaining their dignity and independence.

In addition to care services, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill offers a variety of non-care services to enhance the overall experience for residents. These services include transportation to doctor's appointments, housekeeping and linen services, scheduled daily activities, community-sponsored activities, move-in coordination, community-operated transportation, fitness programs, concierge services, resident-run activities, and planned day trips. These amenities create an engaging and active environment for residents to thrive in.

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill also provides respite care for seniors in need of short-term assistance. This service allows families to have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are receiving the care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.

The community's prime location in San Diego provides residents with easy access to various amenities and services. The UC San Diego Medical Center is only 1.6 miles away, ensuring that residents have access to top-notch medical care. A CVS Pharmacy is conveniently located just 0.5 miles away, making it easy for residents to fill prescriptions and purchase any necessary items. There are also several nearby places of worship, with the closest being just 1.4 miles away. In addition, residents can enjoy a variety of dining and entertainment options, such as the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen, located only 0.5 miles away, and the Tabac Specialty Coffee & Cigars café, situated 1.4 miles from the community.

In summary, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill provides an exceptional senior living experience with its comprehensive care services, engaging non-care services, and prime location in San Diego, California. The community's affordability and commitment to residents' well-being make it an ideal choice for seniors seeking a comfortable, active, and supportive environment.

Care at Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

Care types offered

Health care services

  • Medication management
  • Assistance with bathing
  • 24-hour supervision

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    Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

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    Based on Seniorly's proprietary scoring, including 93 reviews across the web
    What families are saying
    Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill has received mixed reviews. Some residents and their families have had negative experiences, citing issues with billing, sub-standard facilities, and noise from a nearby nursery school. They also complained about the management being domineering and undereducated. However, many others have praised the facility for its caring and professional staff, clean and well-maintained facilities, and a variety of activities for residents. The dining room was highlighted for its open hours and quality food. The management, particularly the General Manager Lori, was commended for their attentiveness and compassion. The location, close to Balboa Park and other amenities, was also appreciated. Some residents compared living at Merrill Gardens to being on a cruise ship. Despite some negative experiences, the majority of reviews were positive, with many recommending Merrill Gardens to others.
    AI-generated summary from the text of family reviews across the internet. Contact a Seniorly representative for more info about reviews.

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    Sarah K
    February 2023
    My family relocated my mom to Merrill Gardens Bankers Hill four years ago, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. From the moment she arrived the staff were welcoming and compassionate. The facility is beautifully designed and maintained, with lots of activities to keep the residents engaged. The Care Director has been incredibly helpful in developing a care plan for my mom, and everyone on staff has gone above and beyond to make sure she feels safe and respected. We highly recommend Merrill Gardens as an amazing place to live!
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    Lise M
    July 2019
    With an easy walk to our city's gem, Balboa Park, Merrill Gardens is a popular senior living community in Banker’s Hill. In addition to its proximity to Balboa Park, Merrill Gardens is an easy drive to downtown San Diego and Hillcrest with multiple dining, theater and entertainment options. For those seniors who may need some care, this lovely community is fully licensed for assisted living.
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    Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

    Room amenities

    • Air conditioning
    • Telephone

    Community amenities

    • Fitness programs
    • Scheduled daily activities
    • Movie nights

    Community services

    • Concierge
    • Move-in coordination
    • Housekeeping

    Dining services

    • Special dietary restrictions
    • Diabetes diet
    • Meal preparation and service
      All day dining

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    Seniorly Neighborhood Insights

    What you need to know for San Diego, CA (92103)

    Total population: 34,163

    37% of population is 50+ years old, 19% is 65+ years old

    Median income: $86,062

    The poverty rate is 4% lower for this region compared to the California state average, which is 12%


    4% of population identify themselves as Black, 7% as Asian, 17% as Hispanic, and 82% as White

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