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The Beach Cottages

4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint, well-maintained older property on Pacific Beach. Spotless! Friendly staff and reasonably priced. They offer rooms, suites and cottages. My first visit but a regular stopping point to my friends - I would stay there again in a heartbeat. They do not have air conditioning as is the case with many older properties, but have ceiling fans.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel online. The prices and location seemed great for being Labor Day weekend and last minute. When we got in, our room wasn't ready because we were two hours early but they went ahead and gave us a room if we waited just a few minutes. We were instructed to go up the elevator to the second... More 

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Gascony, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked for 7 nights and ended up extending an extra 2 nights - loved this place and everything about it - it's not fancy but it's clean and the cottages offer everything one needs for a beachfront stay in San Diego - my wife and I originally planned this trip but our youngest son joined us so we upgraded from... More 

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Castro Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both of us are originally from San Diego, now living in the SF Bay Area. One thing we miss is the true beach experience, so we stay at this location for a week at a time at least annually, sometimes more, to get our beach fix. This is NOT the "Ritz" so if you are looking for a luxury experience... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Firstly when we got to beach cottages then was a bum who actually open their bowels out the front of where we were staying! Not very good first impression but told the desk once check in and they upgraded up for free. Rooms need updating bit great position and very Central to everything in San diego and from then on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Every summer we look forward to our stay at the Beach Cottages. Our four kids have grown up going to this great motel and cottages right on the beach. The cottages are cute and come with kitchens as well as BBQ facilities right near your door (There are several) Each unit has an outside umbrella table where we usually eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is unique for sure. We got a 1 bedroom cottage right in front with the ocean view which was awesome! My only reason for 3 stars is that the cottages only have full size beds. I failed to notice that when I booked it. My husband is 6 feet and I am 5'4 so I had no idea... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Yes this place is old and dated but you can't beat the location and price. We had a wonderful time in one of the cottages. Great location... Wish they had a pool though. They have shuffle board and ping pong for family fun and near multiple bars for adult fun. Near many restaurants but the property also has grills and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Me and my family used to stay at another hotel but this place is WAY more pleasing. First of all, we are directly on the beach, which means that we don't need to go through the trouble of driving there like we used to. In addition, we get to cook our own food instead of having to wait at restaurants.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My review is strictly limited to the studios, where my family stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are spacious and clean, and mostly comfortable, save for the hard mattresses. The rooms look out toward the ocean, although the first two floors are blocked by apartments and a restaurant. My review is low based primarily on the night noise and smell... More 

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Address: 4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
The Beach Cottages Hotel San Diego
Beach Hotel San Diego
The Beach Hotel
The Beach Cottages San Diego
Beach Cottages San Diego Ca
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#18 Family Hotel in San Diego

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