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Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054 (Formerly Travelodge)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
Scurry, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Pet Friendly Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Spent 3 days this last week visiting our son at Camp Pendleton. Our stay at the Harbor Inn was nothing but total satisfaction. We travel with our dogs who mean the world to us, and our stay at the Harbor Inn accomodated us to a T. The pricing for the room was very budget friendly. The location of the Inn was right next to Highway 5, which made coming and going EASY. I also had the pleasure of meeting and talking with the owner/manager Vin. He's a plus to your stay at the Inn, due to his outgoing personality and friendly demeanor. Being a person who travels regularly with my pets, this is a Spot on Place with a taste of Yesterdays friendliness. Make it your staying spot. We will be returning again this August.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Thank you so much for your compliments regarding the Harbor Inn and Suites. It means so much when our guests compliment our customer service. I am so pleased that your experience with all of our staff was pleasurable. The hotel appreciates your comments on our location and accessibility to both public transportation and shopping and harbor.

Sincerely,
Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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west hills, ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I were going to Carlsbad for the weekend but decided to stay in Oceanside at the Harbor Inn based on price and positive reviews. Wow, were we caught offgaurd. The place is very old and outdated. Our "suite" was anything but. Our window did not close all of the way. My boyfriend had to use all of his weight to shut our door. The sound from the freeway was deafening. I could not sleep at all. Had we been staying more than one night we would have checked out immediately but we decided to try to make the best of it since we were not going to spend much time in the room anyway. The saying "you get what you pay for" is so true!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Thank you for your review regarding our breakfast and dinner. I am sorry that you felt we were lacking in regards to these. We have renovated out property and trying every day to improve our service. I am sorry that you had room close to the Highway. Next time when you come over, do request a room away from the highway so we can offer the best for you. If there is something particular that you would have liked to have for your room preference please feel free to contact me at harborinnoceanside@gmail.com.

I do want to thank you for staying as many nights you reserved with us. Do give us a chance to serve you again. We will be more than happy to serve you after our renovation.

We hope that you enjoyed your time in Oceanside.

Sincerely,
Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

My husband and I had a family emergency and were dreading the fast paced San Diego area. We are from a very small town and were expecting a disaster without proper planning ahead of time. Thankfully this little establishment made us feel right at home. I was impressed with the price when it was so well-kept and also located right on the harbor! Great manager who really took good care of us. Thank you and keep paying attention to the little things: plants, balcony, beautiful bathrooms, comfortable beds and wonderful cleaning staff.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your compliments regarding the Harbor Inn and Suites. It means so much when our guests compliment our customer service. I am so pleased that your experience with all of our staff was pleasurable.

Sincerely,
Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Marshall, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Traveled from Belgium to see injured Marine son. Needed a 10 day stay, close to base, ocean and sights. I was offered a great rate, very nice and pleasant service, rooms were fine, clean and comfortable. Right on highway 101 and 30 seconds from highway 5 so getting to base, doctor apptmts were easy. Straight shot back to airport. All the money saved enabled me to spend more time out with son. Recommend to anyone visiting the area, especially their Marine! The harbor is a 5 minute walk with some great eats. Again, staff were very nice and that counts for plenty these days.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your compliments regarding the Harbor Inn and Suites. It means so much when our guests compliment our customer service. I am so pleased that your experience with all of our staff was pleasurable. The hotel appreciates your comments on our location and accessibility to both public transportation and shopping and harbor.

Sincerely,
Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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los angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

On short notice, the Mrs and I decided to take the metro link train ride friday afternoon, from los angeles to oceanside. We are simple people, and easy to please. We just wanted a relaxing, quiet weekend, away from our 7 kids. The trainride was wonderful, great view of the coastline, the surfing conditions are absolutely fantastic. We walked with small backpacks, thru downtown to the harbor inn and suites. The struggling economy has hit oceanside, but the businesses that have survived are thriving!!! Many interesting shops, theaters, restaurants, and nite clubs. This town is wonderful, you will feel very safe walking the streets, late at nite. Very polite, young marines are everywhere. I have never seen so many barber shops in one small town! open til 9pm and on sundays too. I always review trip advisor before committing to a hotel. We were given a good rate over the phone by Vin. He assured me he would hold a room for us without a credit card reservation. As promised, they had a clean room ready for us, #105. We were exhausted, took a hot shower and passed out till 9am. Comfortable bed, fresh sheets, mini fridge, loved the tile work in the newly renovated bathroom. Complimentary continental breakfast, morning news paper, and intelligent conversation with the owner. I would recommend taking a bicycle and surf board to this lovely town. We enjoyed a sidewalk cafe style dinner at the thai restaurant. The greek food at the angelo burger was "To Die For"..., Huge portions for budget eaters. Try the cod fish and chips. Lots of activity at the beach and pier, they had a huge ride a thon for cancer victims this past weekend. If you are noise sensitive, the harbor in is close to the freeway, you may want to take disposable ear plugs. I am a lite sleeper, but was very exhausted, I slept just fine without them. Harbor Inn and Suites is a very reasonable and clean place to stay. Walking distance to everything. We are both nonsmokers, and did not notice any offensive odors in our room. NOTE, MetroLink does not run on saturday or sundays, due to current track repairs. Thank you Vin, we will be back..., with the bicycles!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your trip to Oceanside and the Harbor Inn and Suites. We are happy that the rooms were large enough for your family and that your children were able to enjoy a good night sleep.

Thank you for your wonderful words about Vin. He is an asset to our team and I am happy to hear that Vin and the rest of the team did a wonderful job with your family.



I am pleased that you were able to write a review on our area. I hope you and your family enjoyed exploring our place.

We hope to see you again if you return to Oceanside.


Sincerely,
Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager.
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

on vacation ...driving to sd ...stop in oceanside tired in need of good nite rest.....and stumbled upon harbor inn....really nice helpful gentleman assisted me and gave me a reasonable rate hotel room was nice clean..bed was comfy ....loved the shower.....awesome that we were just a short walk away from the water......woke up the next morning felt great and refreshed and went to lobby and had a nice bear claw....nice experience at a friendly and clean hotel....if your ever in oceanside in need of a nice hotel to lay your head .....well look no further the Harbor Inn ,,oceanside is the answer!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your trip to Oceanside and the Harbor Inn and Suites. We are happy that the suites were large enough for you and that you able to enjoy a good night sleep.

The hotel appreciates your comments on our location and accessibility to both public transportation and shopping.

Sincerely,

Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Ukna, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We had a great time in Oceanside this weekend. Harbor inn and suites, was conveniently located right next to the harbor. You can walk from the hotel down to the beach. The hotel staff was pleasant. The room was clean. We stayed in a king room, the bed was comfortable, pillows fluffy. We liked that the hotel was so close to the ocean. Continental breakfast was ok, cold cereal, fruit, coffee and juice. It was a bit nippy this weekend, the heater worked just fine. If you're a picky traveler and are expecting a 5 star hotel, best to stay elsewhere, otherwise, Harbor Inn and Suites, Oceanside CA is an excellent choice. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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OceansideHarborInn, Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful words about the Harbor Inn and Suites. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We feel that having someone come back to the hotel is the greatest compliment.

It is wonderful to hear you review about the Harbor Inn and Suites accessible suites and your wonderful experience with the room. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Oceanside and at the hotel.

Thank you so much for your recommendations and we hope to see you in the future.


Sincerely,

Krystal
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Address: 1401 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054 (Formerly Travelodge)
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Oceanside
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Business Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbor Inn & Suites is conveniently located Near Legoland, Camp Pendleton's Main and Del Mar gates, Numerous San Diego attractions e.g. San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Coronado Bridge and Coronado Island,Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Historic Ships and Maritime Museum San Diego, Seaport Village, Historic Old Town and The Gas Lamp District.We are within walking distance to a 3.5-mile stretch of white sandy beaches e.g. Del Mar Beach, San Onofre Beach and the beautiful Oceanside Harbor Beach. Only minutes away from the longest pier in San Diego County. Centrally located with nearby Quail Botanical gardens, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm,Universal Studios, Catalina Island from nearby Newport beach. Close to numerous outlets e.g. Carlsbad Company Stores, Lake Elsinore Outlets etc. Oceanside's beaches offer Worldclass Surfing, Sports Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Sea Life Adventure Tours and Romantic Dinner and Harbor Cruises.Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside is centrally located for numerous sporting activities e.g. Hot Air Balloon rides, Skydive Elsinore, Water sports on Mission Bay, Scuba Dive, Snorkel and Kayak near the La Jolla Caves whilst watching the Sea Lions come to rest on the shores, 'T' off at one of the numerous championship golf courses near Carlsbad, the 'Golf Capital of the World', Bicycle on nearby Bicycle routes and experience the Skating Park of Oceanside. Minutes from the Historic Mission San Luis Rey and numerous Antique Stores. Visit Southern California's best Wine Country at Temecula Valley for the World Class Wine Tasting. Experience the Vegas Style Indian Casinos a short drive from Oceanside Travelodge e.g. Pala Casino Resort & Spa, Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino, Casino Pauma, Cahuilla Casino, Harrha's Rincon Casino and Resort, Viejas Casino, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Ocean's Eleven Casino and much more. One hour drive away is Tijuana, Baja California where you can experience the diversity of culture and traditions of our neighboring Mexico.At Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside we offer FREE high speed wireless internet FREE incoming faxes and all our rooms have micro-fridges, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, in-room coffee, 25" Satellite TVs with HBO, ESPN. CNN, FoxSN and BET. ... more   less 
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