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“Could Have Been Better” 3 of 5 stars
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Southern California Beach Club
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 South Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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La Mesa, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Could Have Been Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We booked this resort through Interval International Exchange. Although we live in San Diego, and Oceanside is close...it seemed like a nice getaway on the beach. We liked the resort, but we were disappointed with our room assignment. We were booked to one of the interior rooms, so there was no view to speak of. Most of the rooms had a wonderful beach view, but the interior rooms are inferior in that regard. We also had a noisy refrigerator to make matters worse. Our room was pretty quiet for the first few days, but when the resort became more occupied, our location was annoyingly noisy. People above us were tromping around, although we were on the third floor. The alcove outside our room was noisy with conversation.

The concierge gave us a discount voucher for restaurants in the area. When we walked to one that had a particularly good deal, we found it had been out of business for several months! The information package mentioned that a second parking spot was available on the street, but when we went to front desk to request it we were told it was impossible.

The beds were very comfortable and the room was nicely appointed with tropical furniture and decor. The location was good as it was walking distance to restaurants, a movie theater, and street fair. There was no swimming pool, but they had an adequate hot tub on the fourth floor. Bicycles were available for free rental, but they were often all checked out. We would stay there again if we could be guaranteed a room with a beach view. The interior rooms are a big disappointment by comparison.

Room Tip: Request a room with beach view. Interior rooms are disappointing by comparison.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jdaronco, General Manager at Southern California Beach Club, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
LaMesan,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We welcome all constructive criticism, as it helps us get better. I am working with the concierge to get an updated discount packet, with all current restaurants. We are also getting with the exchange companies to ensure that all guests are notified that there is one parking spaceper unit.
We sincerely regret the noise that you encountered during your stay. During our off season, the resort is very quiet. As children are getting out of school and family vacations are increasing, the noise factor also increases. We do as much as we can to work with the families to keep the children running on the beach or in the two parks next to the resort.
We regret that we were not able to assign you a view room. On your next visit, we would be happy to work with you to request a view room, on an upper floor so you may enjoy the view and a more quiet vacation. Please feel free to contact me directly to make that request and thank you for traveling to The Southern California Beach Club!
Regards,
Julie DaRonco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Told the hubbie, whome ever sleeps closest to the ocean is ocean side~me. We opened up the couch bed that was suprisingly very comfortable since most are not. I had the sweetest dreams & woke to the oceans roar. That fresh sea air just makes you want to walk. I walked at least (1)mile each day. Youd just add 10yrs on your life living here, its so healthy! We had an awesome trip. Loved our studio facing the ocean, that we ended up trading our (1)br. for. We had to for this amazing veiw. Ive posted some of our many precious memorie pics here, which pretty much says it all. I anxciously checked all the reviews on here for months ahead, anticipating the days arrival for this resort stay. It was all I hoped & more. The staff at this resort are the BEST! Security! Front desk! Mangement! Housekeeping! Maintenence! Couldnt pick which was best! Our best trip ever! Made a new life long friend from this resort. Shes now my facebook friend & were planning next years vacation. I have found that any of the Grand Pacific Resorts that we have stayed at to be the very best! Just sorry that we didnt take them up on the midweek trip to Catalina Island again. Last time we went was unforgetable! They offer many activities through the week. They supplied us with assorted coffees & herbal teas by the front desk every morning. Toothpaste, Shampoo, Cream Rinse, Blow Dryers, clean white comfortable bedding, w/ lots of pillows. Everything WAS walking distance just a few short blocks, & the liquor store behind Dairy Queen has milk, & was reasonabley priced. Ralphs grocery store is at Interstate 5 & Oceanside Blvd. A quick Yellow Cab ride away. Loved Rubys Diner, and 2 for 1 specials at the other awesome local eateries. Advise; bring the Coppertone Spray! I look like a Red Lobster! lol! Enjoy!

Room Tip: There is no pool at this resort. Just a BEAUTIFUL Jaquzzi & Ocean.
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Sydney
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I had a studio suite which was immediately on the beach - that is apart from a road running in front and a very very busy footpath and cycle path. The suite was extraordinarily well equipped in the kitchen - a comfy bed and loads of things like bicycles, beach chairs, boogie boards etc. I personally found the suite way to noisy and busy and I am sure had I booked a suite on one of the higher floors I would have enjoyed my stay more.
Oceanside is very handy for those catching the train from LA - you can get to Disneyland by train, Legoland, great outlet shopping and nearby Carlsbad is a very pleasant village style town with plenty of restaurants and beach walks.
If you have small children or are a keen surfer I would recommend this resort style hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you book a room on the second floor or third floor - very reasonably priced.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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West Jordan, Utah
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This is a great little place on the beach. We had a one bedroom suite with a full kitchen. It is very clean. The resort does not have a pool but a good trade off considering you are right on the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You can check out beach chairs for free.

Room Tip: Call resort direct and request an ocean view unit
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The front entrance is on South Pacific St. on what is the fourth floor of the hotel. There are also 8 units that open on that street. We had one of those (407) with 2 bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths. The bedrooms and the full bath are on the second level. On the first level is the living room with a sleep sofa, the half bath, and a full kitchen. Sliders open to a private deck looking out on the ocean. The place is obviously not new, but is very well kept and very clean. There is garage parking under with one assigned spot for each unit. Arrangements can be made for additional parking a little way away. A good sized laundry room on the first level with coin operated machines. The staff was friendly and helpful. The road across to the beach that others have mentioned is really just one lane (one-way only) and restricted to 15 miles an hour. The frequent stop signs keep the speed limit under control. Everyone walks, jogs, runs and rides bicycles along it. A very nice vacation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Got this place on Priceline for $114 a night for January 21/22. The property was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. For the price I expected an inside room with zero view, but got lucky and had an ocean view from the living room. The condos have well stocked kitchens and comfortable and spacious living areas. The bed was super comfortable and there were plenty of clean towels. The property is across the street from the beach and very close to the Oceanside transit center. There are MANY restaurants and attractions within walking distance. Even though I got this place at a reduced price, I would EASILY pay the $200+ per night charge and stay here again.

Room Tip: There are rooms with ocean view balconies.
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Modesto, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We were able to spend another wonderful week at this resort to start the New Year. The property continues to impress me with it's outstanding views and fantastic maintance. Having lived in a Beach Community I know how hard it is to maintain property so close to the Ocean.

The Staff and management are the Best. I was struggling with the luggage cart at check in and "Roberto" went above and beyond to help me. Jeremy was very helpful with information and golf courses to play and the front desk staff were always available for anything a guest needed.

Thursday night we walked a few short blocks to the main section of Oceanside to enjoy a very nice street faire. Music, shopping, food and fun.

Definitely a special place with the Ocean and Beach just a few yards away. Fantastic Views!

WE WiLL BE BACK. Thank you for Helping us kick off the New Year!

Room Tip: This resort is on the Ocean so if available ask for a room with a Ocean view. If not available the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Additional Information about Southern California Beach Club

Address: 121 South Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern California Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern California Beach Club combines casual and chic California style. Located next to the Oceanside Pier, guest can take pleasure in amazing sunsets seen from the resorts rooftop whirlpool. This beachside resort is one of the hot spots in Southern California. It's location near the Pacific Ocean gives each guest the relaxation they need in a vacation. Resort. Stay in a studio, one or two bedroom condos for a relaxing experience. Each of the rooms include mini kitchens, sofa sleeper, dishwasher, hair dryer, microwave, one bathrooms, and a private patio/balcony. This resort does not have air conditioning however rooms are equipped with ceiling fans in the bedroom and kitchen. Southern California Beach Club is also a non-smoking resort. Please note the minimum age to check in is 21, must have valid ID and credit card to check in. A nightly taxable USD 17.00 Resort fee will be collected upon check out. This fee includes parking, unlimited wi-fi internet, and the HBO channel. -Quiet Hours- from 10pm-9am. From May 4, 2015 to May 22, 2015, Southern California Beach Club is undergoing some minor renovations. We understand that renovations are sometimes an inconvenience. During this time you may notice some construction noise but there's still plenty of room for fun and relaxation both at the resort and nearby. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the resort directly. ... more   less 
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