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Oceanside Marina Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2008 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054   |  
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Ranked #10 of 28 hotels in Oceanside
Las Vegas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“I'd really like to rate this higher but ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

First the positive - I guess every room has a wonderful view - we were in a 1 BR suite on the harbor side. The view from our balcony (room 212) was great, fortunately the weather was great too. Cannot beat the location - perfect for a getaway from the heat in Las Vegas. Very relaxing. I have to say the grounds are just BEAUTIFUL - lots of blooming flowers and its immaculate. Now for the rest of it. Our room was really old and broken down and the couch was lumpy and didn't look like the cleanest. BR and BA were old and in need of sprucing up. The whole unit needs a big overhaul. On the other hand, for being on the water, the rate was more reasonable than I would have expected ($134/nite). From the other posts, I noted that they are refurbishing the older rooms - so that's good. Depending on the price and the conditions of the rooms next year, we'd really like to come back. I'd also like to say that the staff was very nice and accommodating.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your taking the tine to share your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the scenery and grounds. We make an ongoing effort to maintain the lush appearance of our little oasis. The staff works also works diligently to make all the guests feel extra special. As you pointed out, the older marina view units are due for a refurbishment and we are about a year into this process. We have renovated all of the ocean view one bedroom suites and are in the planning stages of doing some of the marina view guest rooms as well. We do try to keep the pricing appropriate, considering the location.
Thanks again for your “insider’s view” of the hotel and we look forward to hosting you again.

Sincerely,
Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A great escape venue. Loved the room and the customer service. Definitely found a new place away from home. Love our upstairs suite. The view was amazing from every window. A balcony is a must for this experience.

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  • Stayed June 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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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Guest:
Thank you for taking the time to share your exceptional review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Oceanside Marina Suites.. The view from my office is stunning and it is the reviews like yours that remind me to take the time to look out the window more often.
Thanks again for your review.

Sincerely,
Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Maricopa, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Loved this quaint hotel on the marina. Beautiful setting. Very comfortable & roomy suite. We had a 1 bedroom with full kitchen, living room with fireplace. You have the feeling you are on a secluded island. The marina area is so charming & has the feel of being on the east coast.

the only reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the room was very out dated. Could certainly use some modernizing. Decor was very 80's. I'm afraid if they did update the decor then they would raise the prices, so taking that into consideration also. Definately check this hotel out. We loved it & would stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for the glowing review. Our guest rooms which face the marina are our older rooms and are priced accordingly. We have recently renovated the ocean view one bedroom suites this and other rooms are scheduled for renovation at the end of this year. Don’t fret though, our aim to maintain our affordability for our guests. We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Sincerely,
Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed 4 days and enjoyed it very much. Quiet location with the main sound coming from the ocean rolling against the jetty wall. I was in a one bedroom suite overlooking the beautiful boats in the marina. The building and rooms are older but I felt this added to hominess of the hotel and they are currently working on renovations. Restaurants were within walking distance but one could drive a little ways down the road to more places. I plan to return with my wife and friends to spend time there. I recommend it for a great holiday from hustle & bustle of life and the relative ease of getting to it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much and we are honored to receive a five-star review from a Trip Advisor Senior Contributor. We strive to provide all of our guests with a positive and memorable stay and when things do come up, we pride ourselves on our quick responsiveness. Rick has been a key member of the Front Desk staff and many have benefited from his superior service and kind smile. Unfortunately he and his family have moved out of state to pursue other opportunities. I am confident that our new Guest Agents will provide the same level of service that all our guests have come to expect.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Surprise, Arizona, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Very nice and friendly staff. Beautiful scenery right on the Ocean. If you want to relax with no riff raff and just chill, this is the place to go. The ladies at the front desk, Ta To and "The red head" Stephanie at the front desk were also very helpful and pleasant to work with. Rooms were clean and have a lot of character. Would recommend to all my family and friends to stay here when on the west coast.

Room Tip: Room 203 has all new carpet and beautiful view of the pool. New updated kitchen and shower with awes...
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Tatu, Assistant General Manager and Stephanie, Guest Services Agent are dedicated to providing great service to our guests. I am pleased to see they made such an impression on you and made your stay with us even better. A recommendation to your friends and family is the highest compliment we can receive. Thank you for the five-star review.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was a great hotel. The staff was very polite and attentive to my needs. The room was very clean and it had an AMAZING view. The location was perfect. I stayed here by myself but I will be returning again with my family.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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radelowgittins, General Manager at Oceanside Marina Suites, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
We look forward to hosting your family in the near future. I am sure they will love the view and location as much as you did. Thanks for sharing yourexperience.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Indio, CA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My overall rating is based on the views and overall experience. We had the marina view, one bedroom suite. The rooms were very large and the kitchen adequately stocked with utensils, dishware, etc. We had a basic refrigerator with ice cube trays. This was very nice, we didn't have to go look for ice. The bedroom was very large and the king bed very comfortable. We had a small deck overlooking the marina. It was really nice to sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunset, watch the boats, and have a glass of wine. Rick was at the desk when we checked in and he was friendly, efficient, and helpful. I couldn't figure out how to use the cable TV, there were two remotes, and I called him. He immediately came to our room and showed me what to do. We walked around the grounds and found the views wonderful. We liked this place so much we made reservations for 5 nights in November. The only minor negative was the room was in the process of being upgraded and the drapes and blinds were in poor repair. Our room did not have internet access, however they are expanding the service to cover all rooms. Rick did offer to give us another room, but this one was so nice we didn't move. The lobby did have internet service.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Also Known As:
Oceanside Marina Hotel Oceanside
Oceanside Marina Hotel
Address: 2008 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Family Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanside Marina Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oceanside Marina Suites is located on a private peninsula in the Oceanside Harbor. Surrounded by water on three sides our resort offers a host of amenities in a serene natural environment. Relax by the pool or your own private patio; stroll along the adjacent marina or shop and eat at the Marina Village. Our Boutique styled hotel is newly remodeled.We have large one & two bedroom suites with fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens, as well as regular standard rooms. Some suites offer an in-room spa for your private enjoyment. Our heated pool, spa ,sauna and Cabana Room are conveniently located on our spacious grounds. Relax in the gazebo and watch the boats navigate in and out of the harbor. Or, if you prefer, grill a steak at our pool side barbecue. Each morning savor our complimentary continental breakfast served by the pool.Located just 10 minutes from Legoland, you'll be away from the crowded San Diego Harbor and beaches. So, for an unbelievable waterfront vacation, come to the Oceanside Marina Suites. You'll be amazed at what a night or two will do for you. ... more   less 
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