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Blue Whale Resort

904 North Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've stayed here twice, both times in low season during February. I own a number of Timeshares along the beach areas of San Diego County and this one (which I don't own) has the best beach front location. The grounds are kept very clean. There is beach equipment here as well as some books and DVDs that can be check... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great location, fantastic little place walking right onto the beach. I love the fact that I can set up umbrellas and a chair with complete relaxation. Well kept and clean, easy access to everything in LA to San Diego which makes this location a awesome. I highly recommend this place if you want a small quaint resort. Love this location... More

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san diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a fantastic little place, just steps from the beach. You couldn't ask for a better location! The resort is small and well kept. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We stayed in unit #10, which is a one bedroom, that had an ocean view from the bedroom and family room. The furnishings were nothing fancy, but it... More

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Baltimore, MD
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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is an old-style, but well-kept beach bungalow. There are just 12 units. Having off-street parking is great. The resort information in the room said that the maid was going to enter the room everyday to empty the trash. Although she entered the room everyday, the trash was never emptied. She never did a thing, but she did enter. I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My husband and I were there during the week of Memorial Day. Lots of activity at the pier, which was within walking distance.(This is also the place where you would rent bikes). The management staff is very accomodating, printing directions to restaurants, and places we wanted to see. We loved their library of books and movies, and it was nice... More

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PIVacations, Manager at Blue Whale Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to submit a review on your stay with us at the Blue Whale! We are very pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience and appreciate you noticing all that the Blue Whale has to offer despite being a smaller resort. At the Blue Whale, we strive to provide our guests with the best... More

Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I've stayed here on a few occassions at the Blue Whale Resort(resort is misnomer, about 12 units here). This time I stayed in a 1br/1ba unit #6. As I stated in heading, the location is awesome, as others have said, you step out your door, walk about 100 ft or less and you will be in the beach sand in... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

A real find 50 feet from the beach. This historic converted small motel (think racedriver Barney Oldfield) has been renovated and made into a charming quiet seaside getaway. Only 12 units but nicely decorated and well maintained. A short walk to the pier and Ruby's Restaurant. Only two units on second floor but all have a sort-of view of surf/sand.... More

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Vancouver WA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I looked and looked for a reasonably price place right on the beach. I didn't want four star luxury, I just wanted a clean quiet comfortable place on the beach. The Blue Whale was great. Marcia was gracious on the phone and in person. Our studio with a Murphy bed was plenty spacious for the two of us. The kitchenette... More

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Encinitas, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

We spent a weekend here with family. This is a little jewel. They take really great care of this place. Everything is spotless clean. Good size rooms with everything you need. Beach is just across a small one way street.

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Denver, CO
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

I searched online for a long time to find just the right little spot to take a three-night trip with my high school senior. I knew we wouldn't spend much time in the room because we would be visiting area colleges, so the amenities weren't as important to me. That said, it was pleasant to find that they had a... More

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Address: 904 North Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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