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The Beach Cottages

4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
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The Beach Cottages
Ranked #104 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location on the water in Mission Bay. Lots of restaurants within easy walking distance - anywhere from next door to a mile walk. Grocery store and starbucks are across the street. Of course, most important, it's right on the beach / boardwalk. We stayed in the north building apartments. Huge rooms that fit three adults just fine including two... More

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Granville, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unpretentious, comfortable, retro. We didn't need all the upscale amenities because we wanted to be outdoors exploring. Easy walking distance to an amazing number of establishments. Very gracious desk staff.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place and look forward to our stay every year. Unfortunately this year they have been refurbishing the patio between the cottages and the main building. Over 3 weeks we have had to put up with jack hammering of the original concrete, the noise of bobcats, sand deliveries and spreading machines, and to top it off two days... More

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Denver, CO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location. Walk though the gate and you're on the beach! The rooms (2nd floor apt) are large; the full kitchen is great for breakfast and packing lunches- really saves some money and the grocery is just a block away. The beds are comfortable, but yes, it is noisy. We were prepared and brought earplugs, but it'd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

i have nothing but good things to say about the beach cottages in pacific beach! I am from san diego so i know the area good as well as other hotels in the area. me and my boyfriend stayed in one of the regular rooms with a partial view facing crystal peir! This room was great, perfect size for two... More

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Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
16 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Such a great place, unpretentious and nostalgic. The best location possible, whether your tastes are for dining, sunsets, surf or sand castles. This is a great choice for families, retirees OE couples looking for a low key beach getaway.

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Sandy, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

have stayed here more than once. great if you dont need all the luxuries, although a pool would be nice, even a hot tub. don't plan on air conditioning but we didn't need it. right on the beach so you can't ask for a better location. across the street from ralph's. bars and restaurants all over the place. better for... More

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Maricopa, Arizona, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My family and I went to Beach Cottages in January, 2014 - Price was great, Room was clean and well-appointed, service was excellent and beach was steps away. We were walking distance to everything we wanted or needed so after parking our car in the free lot provided by the Beach Cottages, we only took it out once to go... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We made reservations for one week and came 5 days early (we had been there before!). Great place to stay, great beach and great weather. We stayed in the motel, not the cottages, maybe next year. We ventured out in our car once, not counting picking up our daughters at the airport. The staff is very responsive and couldn't be... More

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San Carlos, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've been going to the Beach Cottages with my family since I was a 2-year old. It's a terrific place to come with kids as they are *right on the beach*. You exit the Beach Cottages, cross the boardwalk (which has no vehicular traffic, just bicyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, etc.) and you're on the beach. The beach is kept very clean... More

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Also Known As:
The Beach Cottages Hotel San Diego
The Beach Cottages Hotel
Beach Hotel San Diego
The Beach Hotel
The Beach Cottages San Diego
Beach Cottages San Diego Ca
Address: 4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#16 Family Hotel in San Diego
#104 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Cottages are located right on the beach in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We are conveniently located near many great restaurants, shops, night life, and San Diego attractions. There is a Ralph's grocery store located right across the street which makes it very easy to prepare your own meals in any one of our fifty fully equipped kitchen units, if you prefer to do so. Our other twenty eight units have kitchenettes that include a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the tableware and glassware you need. The Beach Cottages is a perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation at the beach. ... more   less 

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