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Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056   |  
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Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
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Ogden, Utah
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42 hotel reviews
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“great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

When you first walk through the door you get greeted with a smile. And the room is big and clean and so comfortable. You almost feel like home and if you want to cook it has a nice size kitchen. Pretty god internet. and the breakfast is a lot better than I expected. The pool is very nice. and one thing we really like was sitting next to the fire pit at night and relax. will be back

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dumfries, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The staff was very friendly, the breakfast was better than expected for being included in the cost, and the room service was very good. The trash was emptied regularly, and they ran the dishwasher for you if you left dishes while you were out. The gym facilities were fantastic, as was the pool. Parking was adequate, but does fill up making your walk a little longer than may be desired. The location is fantastic with a variety of restaurants just across the lot. just over a mile down the road there are many more restaurants and shops to be found. I had a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I cannot begin tell you how awesome the Residence Inn of Oceanside truly is. In October of 2012, our home was destroyed by a fire, and as result of the damage we were displaced for 7 months. We turned to the Residence Inn for help in our time of need and boy did they come through!

First off, the hotel is only a few years old and in a great part of town. Great restaurants are only right across the parking lot. The location is in a quiet neighborhood (great for sleeping), but not too far away from so many of SoCal's great attractions.

Now, getting to the heart of the review... I can tell you that after living in a hotel for 7 months - I NEVER saw the quality of service we received waiver in any manner. The staff became like family to us, but yet always professional. They are well trained and genuinely care for their guests. The front desk team was always so accommodating. The maintenance team is hard working, and the house keeping service was top notch - always leaving the room clean from top to bottom. A day never went by that we didn't receive quality service.

Every hotel will a few have isolated events where a guest may have a negative experience, but I can tell you that if a negative experience takes place at the Residence Inn of Oceanside - it is just that - an isolated event. I have seen this staff in action for SEVEN MONTHS on a day in, day out basis folks - you can't get a much better review than that!

Our situation wasn't exactly easy during this time, but the hotel was always so helpful. During our stay we had our infant daughter with us. She was four months when we moved in and eleven months when we moved out. She almost knew the staff better than her own grandparents! Even though times were tough, the hotel helped with the various complimentary services they offer - free breakfast, free dinner three nights a week, and complimentary grocery store runs (Seriously! No joke - we gave them a list of items we needed at the store and they came back knocking on our room door with the groceries! They wouldn't even accept a tip!). I'm telling you - this place is awesome.

All the amenities are first class - gym, pool, spa, and dining rooms - all awesome.

If you're like me you've probably researched several options about where to stay and what would be the best solution for your hard earned money. Look no further - Residence Inn of Oceanside has you covered.

Josh, Mai, Justine, Tyrus, Dee, Sarah, Christin, and the whole gang will take good care of you during your stay. Book a reservation today!

  • 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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FORT IRWIN
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very nice heated pool and the hot tub was awesome, just the right amount of hot after walking around LegoLand all day.

Stayed two nights had a wonderful breakfast before heading off to LegoLand.

If we are ever back down in the area we will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: do not get room 135, it is at the end of the hall and our room was right near/under the stairs to th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Do not take a handicap accessible room unless you need one.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We recently returned from a wonderful stay at Residence Inn in Oceanside. Our room was exactly what we needed while traveling with two small children. It was extremely spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable and had a kitchen with a full size refrigerator. We brought our own snacks and food, but there are nearby grocery stores or the hotel can pick up food for you at no extra charge for the service. There is a free breakfast each morning with a good selection (yogurts, cereal, oatmeal, waffles, and hot meal offerings). The food wasn't fantastic, but it was decent. We ate it all three mornings we were there.

Pros of the hotel - the staff was very friendly and helpful, free breakfast, people really seemed to enjoy the pool area (though we didn't utilize it), great rooms

Cons - The location isn't exactly ideal (a bit far from the beach and other attractions,) but if you don't mind a little drive, it's not an issue. The fitness center had large windows facing the pool area as well as the first floor hallway, which means no privacy. For some, that may be desirable, but for me, it was enough reason to stay away from the fitness center altogether.

Overall, my family really enjoyed this hotel. It was more than we expected, especially on a crowded holiday weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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McDonough, Georgia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Wonderful right from check in....free breakfast daily and happy hour Mon-Wed with free beer, wine and a dinner selection. Centrally located in Oceanside, approx 10 minute drive to beach, pier and downtown. A nice find....they give Paul Mitchell products in the bathroom!
We went to the pier for dinner a couple nights and to Harrah's casino another. Really enjoyed this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside

Address: 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056
Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#5 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Family Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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