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“Excellent service, Clean room” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area

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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054   |  
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Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service, Clean room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Pros: It's not near the train tracks like the Wyndham, it's also NOT a timeshare so no gimmicks, we felt very safe (let's be real, Oside isn't known for being safe), insanely short drive to the harbor & beach (you could potentially walk, but it's dangerous the way the roads are laid out), room was very clean & huge (king size bed. I had 6 people meet up in my room and we had plenty of room to get ready), the customer service was absolutely outstanding, room service was de-lish.
Cons: Small pool, you have to walk through the dining room to get to the pool/gym area. Also I had a room next to the housekeeping closet. I was trying to nap after an overnight flight & the banging & crashing that came from housekeeping both days around 11am was ridiculously loud. I think any other room would be fine, I just happened to share a wall with that.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Christie,
Thank you so much for choosing to stay wish us during your recent visit to Oceanside! We hope that your travels bring you back again soon so that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back. We will be sure to get you into a room away from our staff areas so that noise will be to a minimum.
See you soon,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Millbrae, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

One of the better Holiday Inns, the rooms are comfortable, clean, and well appointed with a separate little kitchen area. This property is walking distance to the Marina, and a bit further to a nice beach. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were much better than expected.

The downside: we asked for a room with a separate area for a crib for our son and his wife, and were told the Jr Suite would accommodate that. The little guy won't go to sleep if he hears and sees mom and dad. The Jr Suite was larger than a regular room but there was no separation from the main room. The hotel was fully booked so they couldn't change rooms. Consequently my son and DIL spent each evening sitting on the floor in the hallway with the baby monitor until the baby went to sleep. If we had known that we would have booked something different.

This hotel is great for families, but it is also full of kids, and families are catered to. Expect a bit of noise. If you want peace and quiet, you might want to look elsewhere.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Sun City, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a party for 44 people mixed ages from 2-90, mixed economic levels, so we needed something nice but not too pricy. We could not have found a better place to meet our needs. All of the staff here go out of their way to make your stay a memorable experience. Even at the breakfast the service was A+. Our food was served hot, on time, and with a smile from all of the staff. For not being a 5 star resort hotel my whole family gives them five stars.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOTTIE! It was so much fun sharing your family's birthday celebration at our hotel. We hope that Dottie wasn't kidding when she said that you would all be back next year for the 91st Birthday Party.
We hope to see you soon.

Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed for a weekend at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed offered both soft and firm pillows. The bathroom offered a vanity area that was separate from the shower and toilet. The walk to the marina - where there were many restaurants and bars - was short. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Hamiltontraveler6, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. It was our pleasure having you stay with us - please come back again soon!
Best Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
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Phoenix, AZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed her for 3 nights with my family. We had a great time and this hotel is a hidden gem. The staff was exceptional and the location is great. It was a very short walk to the beach and marina that had restaurants and lots of beach activities. The rooms were great! We booked a junior suite. I must say these rooms are great! They are very large with a lot of storage for all of our bags, beach chairs etc. The 46inch flat screen TV was loved by all. The only thing I wish it would have had was a balcony. The front desk was friendly and welcoming. All of the employees met us with a smile and always asked how our stay was. I even received a late check out (2pm) on a Sunday no less. I would highly recommend this hotel and I will most definitely will back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Hello rteneyck Family, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and glad to hear that you were able to explore all of the fun activities near the hotel. Next time you are visiting, please be sure to check out the 6th floor observation deck that serves as the big balcony (We even do free yoga classes up there Saturday mornings). Also, there are some fun new activities in the harbor area including stand up paddle boarding! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience with the world.
Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Lake Forest, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Close to the beach, restaurant, mall and many tourist attractions. The room is very big and my daughter enjoys every bit of it. Great service with many amenities we will always come back for our " great escape". Very friendly staff and beautiful rooms!!! Just a short walk to the beach and the pier with great restaurants or even a few minutes drive to downtown oceanside, everything is easy and stress free.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Hello Eduardo,
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on here. Please come back again soon - we look forward to your next visit!
Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Currently, Sydney
2 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Based on the very good reviews on tripadvisor, I expected something special from this hotel. I took my family here for two days of beach going. Somehow I thought this hotel was across the street from the beach, but it is not. It is maybe a 10 minute walk from the beach. Location is across from a trailer park... not very stunning visually. The rooms are large and nice. The hotel staff is very good. Overall it was a pretty good hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1401 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#3 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#3 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#4 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
#7 Business Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina - MCB Camp Pendleton Area is a Full Service, Award Winning hotel located 700 yards from USMC Base Camp Pendleton's Main Gate and minutes' walk to the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches and with easy access to Interstate-5, accessing all of San Diego County. ... more   less 
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