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Ocean Villa Inn

5142 West Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA 92017 (Ocean Beach)
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Ranked #190 of 268 hotels in San Diego
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is perfect if you're staying with your canine companion! The room was adequate, comfortable, large bathroom, and a working shower. We did however have some plumbing issues with the toilet, but other than that a pretty good stay. Don't expect much. But honestly, if you're looking for a place to stay with your dog, and it's super close... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving a review. We are making lots of changes at the OVI and hope you come back soon! Jennifer Baker Guest relations manager More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Ocean Villa Inn for location and found HIDDEN GOLD ! This is an absolutely PERFECT oasis for Dog Beach here in San Diego. Crazy Dog Friendly ...they even gave my dog a goodie bag upon check in with a chew bone and tennis ball !! We have only been here a few hours and already we are... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a great time! Thank you for leaving a review! See you soon. Kind regards, Jennifer Baker Operations Manager More

San Andreas, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good: The only thing going for this motel is the location at Dog Beach. And the proximity to good restaurants. The pool was clean enough. Fridge in room. Nice desk staff. Bad: The linens are old and thin. The water pressure was terrible. We ended up in a dog room on the bottom which is fine for those with dogs... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

I am writing to you on behalf of the entire staff of the Ocean Villa Inn to convey our apologies for the inconvenience which was caused to you. We express our heartfelt apologies and hope that you give us another opportunity. Since your stay, we have purchased new linen and as part of our apology I would like to offer... More

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for dogs, unfit for humans. This motel offers a great proximity to the beach and of-leash dog activities but as soon as you drive in the parking lot you'll know you've made a mistake booking here. It doesn't appear there has been any attempts to maintain the property. The rooms are dirty, walls have been unprofessionally patched from... More

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jennifer b, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

I am writing to you on behalf of the entire staff of the Ocean Villa Inn to convey our apologies for the inconvenience which was caused to you. We express our heartfelt apologies and hope that you give us another opportunity. As a part of our apologies I am offering you a complimentary 1 night stay in one of our... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I will preface this review by saying that I am a dog owner and I do think it's nice that this hotel offers the ability to stay somewhere with your dog. However, I found this place to be more like a motel that looks better in the photos online than it does in person. My boyfriend wanted to take me... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

I am writing to you on behalf of the entire staff of the Ocean Villa Inn to convey our apologies for the inconvenience which was caused to you. We truly appreciate your feedback and we are working diligently to correct these problems. We express our heartfelt apologies and hope that you give us another opportunity. As a part of our... More

Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Check-in was fast and easy. Room was basic, but clean. If you aren't a dog lover or are sensitive to noise, this might not be the best place for you. We could hear every step our upstairs neighbor took, all night long.... Heated pool, great location with tons of places nearby for food. Very simple breakfast in the morning next... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Just wanted to quickly say that despite reviews that mention concerns about noise from dog owners, I had absolutely no issues at this hotel. It was a fantastically cheap and well-located hotel, in the heart of OB, with friendly staff and clean comfortable rooms.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I love Ocean Beach and was very happy to find such a great place for our dog's first trip to the ocean. The staff and other guests were friendly and extremely helpful. The motel is as eclectic as Ocean Beach is. The rooms are basic and as we travel a lot I have learned to take my own sheets, comforter... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. We look forward to seeing you and your family again! More

San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Dog run feature was nice, but dogs were not monitored by owners. Noise from neighbors resulted in startled dogs and a sleepless night. Dated furniture, great location but would not go back. Lock on sliding door needed to be checked and bolt didn't work at all.

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I am truly sorry for any incovenience you experienced during your stay. The security of our guests is our number one priority and I assure you we are addressing this issue. We sincerely hope you change your mind and give us another opportunity. kind regards, Jennifer B. More

Thousand Palms, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hidden gem in Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA is a must for dog lovers on vacation or short getaway. The staff is awesome, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the beach, specifically set aside for dogs to run off leash, is a stone's throw from the property. There's even a grassy area for dog walking if your furry... More

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jennifer b, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Villa Inn, responded to this review

All of us here at the OVI want to thank you for the wonderful review and for recognizing our amazing staff! More

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Address: 5142 West Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA 92017
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Ocean Villa Hotel San Diego
Ocean Hotel San Diego
Ocean San Diego

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#23 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
Number of rooms
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