Stayed 5 nights in July on family vacation.
Hotel is about 10 minutes to Oceanside beaches, about 30-40 min. to San Diego's Mission Bay area (in light traffic). It seems like a newer hotel with modern decor and accents. The room kitchenette appliances are stainless steel and countertops have a granite finish with ceramic glass stove top. It looks sharp! The bed was king sized and quite comfortable, incl. good pillows.
Spacious washroom & vanity, bedroom closet has a good shelf configuration. A/C was concealed in its own closet and controlled by thermostat. Worked well and pretty quiet.
Meal table seats only 2 people. Sofabed is modern and fairly comfortable. There was a reclining chaise with ottoman, too.
We stayed in a suite that was handicap accessible, so there was no bathtub. The washroom was separate from the sink/vanity room and had a shower and toilet. The shower had a sloped floor drain with curtain, seat and 2 shower heads (one fixed, one hand held). The water was not contained in the shower area behind the curtain, leaving the whole bathroom floor wet. So floor drain design wasn't good.
Also, you have to pass through the vanity room to get to both the bedroom and washroom. It is a poor passage layout because there are 3 large doors in small area all opening toward the others which causes the doors to bang together (it became a joke).
Hotel staff was very friendly, personable, and professional. The lounge area is comfortable and is equipped with 2 online computers and a printer (all free to use). The patio is nice and includes a large BBQ, tables, chairs, umbrellas and a gas fire pit. The pool was refreshing and was salt filtered (no chlorine). The deepest end was only 5 ft. The deck had many chairs and loungers and a few tables. There was also a hot tub.
Free hot breakfasts were very good and menu changed daily. Mon - Wed from 6-7:30pm a reception was offered free to guests which included tasty foods (different meal each day) and a variety of beverages including coffee, wine, beer, and sodas.
Free WiFi is available in lobby and rooms. However, signal was only OK and they had some problems. IT was troubleshooting and fixing it.
There is plenty of free parking. It is located about 5 minutes drive from shopping areas and movie theatres. There are also a bar, pizza place, and a few small businesses directly across from the hotel.
BTW, There is a treasure hunt for the kids that takes them throughout the hotel. Nice touch!
Our stay was pleasant and we paid using Marriott points program. If in this area again I would gladly stay here.
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- Residence Inn Oceanside
- Oceanside Residence Inn