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Blue Whale Resort

904 North Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Ranked #16 of 28 hotels in Oceanside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013
naj12 Baltimore, MD
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, MD
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

I would love to go back and stay a week at this place. Adjacent to the beach - beautiful rooms - perfect parking - couldn't ask for anything more!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

I found this condo in our timeshares. We took our 2 girls and 18 month old grandson. The 2 bedroom condo was HUGE. We had plenty of room for all of us it was newly remodled, clean and the location was the best. We could see the dolfins and surfers from our balcony or the windows that lined the front.... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Whale Hotel Oceanside
Address: 904 North Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
Location: United States > California > Oceanside
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Ranked #16 of 28 hotels in Oceanside
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