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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 #14 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
“LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Right near the harbor. The rates were a little steep but not bad considering it was 4th of July weekend in a military town. Room was nice, new AC unit, beautiful shower and bath. Owners/managers are very pleasant and helpful. Our ironing board was broken but that is not a reflection on them, they probably did not know and offered an immediate replacement.

Room Tip: middle rooms have a residential back yard outside the bathroom window, go west.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MARK M
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments. We are doing everything in our power to make sure each and every guest has a stay like yours, so I'm glad to hear that we are achieving our goals. Service, and cleanliness are top priorities to our hotel, and Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside will continue to ensure that those two aspects are always guaranteed to any guest that stays.

Best regards,
Krystal
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

we stayed at the Harbor inn on 4th of july. it is an average hotel but close to where i needed to go. the staff is very friendly, helpful and fast to check you in. the room was not as nice as the picture shows. first of all the bathroom door hits the floor when you try and close it, kind of like either the floor is uneven or the door is warped. the screen to the bathroom window was torn and there was exposed wires in the closet. the bed comforter appeared old and faded. the mattress was so-so at best. i also was not told that there was free wi-fi. most hotels will tell you that and give you the password. i was told nothing. the hotel, to me, appears as though it might be a little loud with some of the people i saw there but it WAS a very quiet place. i dont think the hotel was worth the price i payed. i also didnt like the fact that on each side of my room was a connecting door.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank 3164traveler
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
It is with deep regret to hear your stay with us was a disappointing one. We want you to know that it is not our custom to provide the quality of service you experienced especially with the concerns you have mentioned. There is no excuse for our guests to have this experience while staying in our hotel.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated, as it helps us focus on issues that require greater attention.

Sincerely,
Krystal
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My whole family had a great time from age 5 to 66! The customer services is great! It a very nice and home like feeling place. We choose this place because it was not far from Lego Land and the price was reasonable! We spend the weekend there. There was plenty of hot water for all of my family to take a shower after a long day at Lego Land. They were very nice and attentive to our needs. Thank You.

Dandrine, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Well thank you for sharing all of your comments, it is very rewarding to hear the great experience you had at our hotel. We do our very best to make sure that each one of our guests are treated with the best customer service, and are accommodated in the clean and comfortable rooms. Our location is the cherry on top of your visit to Oceanside, and adds to the overall value of our hotel.

Thank you,
Krystal
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Excellent hotel - especially for the price. Worth checking out and staying a few nights. CLOSE TO BEACHES and many shops and access to other areas. RIGHT off Freeway (I-5) - This family owned property by a very well organized and caring family cannot be beat. I recommend this place if you're wanting a nice, clean room and a nice environment. Mostly non-smoking. VERY clean. Tile. That's what's nice. NO nasty carpets. VERY very nice people. I personally recommend this as a traveler who does work with DoD and many agencies. Great for a couple and a nice getaway, or a vacation place. Parking is free. A huge plus in this area.

Room Tip: Close to beach.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank staranneph
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, it is our number one priority to provide you with the best service possible, and thank you for attesting to the fact that our staff was attentive to all of your needs. At the Harbor Inn & Suites, we strive to make your visit to Oceanside as enjoyable as possible, by providing you with clean rooms, great service, all at budget friendly prices, and after reading your comments it seems we were able to hit all three of those marks! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Inn & Suites, we look forward to your next stay.

Thank you
Krystal
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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The location is great, maybe a ten minute walk to the beach and great restaurants and some novelty shopping. Boat/fishing rentals if you're into that. Right off of the I-5 and the Coast Hwy for a more scenic drive, lined with shops all the way down to Del Mar.

The room (king bed) was perfect, clean, with a mini fridge and microwave. A/C unit under the window and the window at the front and the window in the bathroom actually open so you can enjoy the lovely Cali weather.

We had a couple of minor issues at first, the hair dryer didn't work and the shower (which was tiled and really nice) wasn't draining very quickly. I left word at the front desk as me and my husband were leaving for a few hours and when we returned the hair dryer had been swapped out and the shower was draining like a champ.

The staff were very friendly, I spoke with three different people at various times at the front desk and every person was more than friendly and helpful.

Overall a great little place and for the price/location you really can't beat it. I will definitely stay again should I be in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your sweet comments, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post a review for our hotel. It is very important to us as a hotel to exceed your expectations, and provide you with the best stay possible. Based on your comments, it is safe to say that we were able to meet that goal of ours. We are grateful for your comments, and look forward to serving you in the future!
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Could have been better.. Great location... great room!we stayed for the weekend and it was perfect walking distance to the harbor with great places to eat and real close to the beach. There is a gas station close by so i could get a late night snack.. the staff was friendly and the location was perfect

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
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palm desert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

From my first call to Harbor Inn asking if they were pet-friendly was answered with a friendly yes! The staff were friendly and professional and were eager to show me the room first per my request. I was impressed how clean and the quality large tile throughout. Had a nice size fridge and microwave with two side tables wihnlamps wih plugs in thek for personal tablets or pc. Nice desk withncomfortable office chair, I was able to walk my lil Shih tzus behind Harbor inn on sidewalk. Great area close tofreeways and I didn't hear traffic or next room at all with windows shut. Nice ac system. Also a iron and boardnand hair dryer which is a must have for me. Breakfast was available and Dennys was in walking distance . I will be back twice a month to escape Palm Springs heat and I d rather stay here than a big name hotel. Ohh free WiFi...nice simpe but all the comforts of a guest house.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank geena w
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We are delighted to here that your stay exceeded expectations, and that our hotel location, staff, and rooms were excellent. We feel that having someone come back to the hotel is the greatest compliment! Thank you once again, your review is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Krystal
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
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Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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 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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