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“.50 mile from beach, but best hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #2 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
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“.50 mile from beach, but best hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Hotel is best value for location. 2nd time staying. 1st time in a executive king was very nice. 2nd stay was in a junior suite king. Room was spacious with a great view of the water. The problem was there was not a sink in the bathroom. Our wet bar sink was also our bathroom sink. Wife was not happy. We will still go back but no need for the suite as the executive is just as nice if not nicer. Still great place for value.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Oceanside, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here Labor day weekend and from start to finish it was perfect. Geoffrey checked us in and he was so delightful! Our room was on the top floor and was extremely clean and nice. The TV was huge, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a ton of counter space. We went down to the jacuzzi, the pool isn't very big, but you're a 5 minute walk from the ocean so...
We got dinner from the restaurant and the girl who helped us was very nice and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious and I got a lava cake with a candle for my birthday! :)
The hotel was quiet, clean and everyone was so pleasant. I will be staying here again without a doubt.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The staff wa very friendly and helpful. Tylr at the restaurant was very friendly and always had a smile on her face. The front desk employees always greeted us and asked if we needed anything. Great hotel and very delightful stay. Great access to lots of fun and exciting spots like the beach and downtown Oceanside. Thank you Oceanside Holiday Inn!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This outing was a group stay at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina hotel. I reserved a "junior suite" room for 3 persons. The accommodation was very clean, well appointed, and suited our needs to a tee. The space was roomy, had enough closet space, a larger-than-average fridge, microwave, a sink in the room, and toilet and shower/bath in separate bathroom, so two persons could get ready at the same time. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is about 2 blocks from the water. View (we were on the top floor) was a bit less than desirable, but that was a minor issue.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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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
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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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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:
#1 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#3 Romantic 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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