We are generally budget-conscious travelers, but we sprang for a somewhat more expensive location this trip and were not disappointed. The location is hard to beat - driving out to the end of the harbor was worth it to get away from highway and rail noise. And the view of the harbor and down toward the O'side pier while sitting on the patio made for a delightful evening. A better view of the breakers would have been nice - maybe from upstairs - but we could at least see some.
The property feels like it is past its prime but has aged well. There are some signs of maintenance work, but not everyone may be satisfied with the current state. Room 122 was well decorated, and most items we needed were either in the room or available at the front desk. We enjoyed the tile work, which was done using 1"-2" clear tiles. But the bathrooms - there were 2! - could have used some clothes hooks. We also found an unlockable patio door, but worked with the handyman to re-set the striker plate, and a serious security issue just dissolved into nothing!
The WiFi signal was too weak to work with, but a DSL modem and ethernet cable were provided at no charge. The continental breakfast was a bit thin, with only hard-boiled eggs, pastries, and juice, but since these are *suites*, we expected to bring our own food anyway.
The lack of air conditioning was a worry coming in because we really dislike humidity. So maybe we were fortunate that the weather allowed us to not even need open windows or fans (which were already in the room). Actually, it was even cool enough that I considered - not seriously - using the fireplace instead.
The only thing close to a complaint that I did have is the parking, which is very tight. Not only are you limited to one vehicle per unit, but the spaces are quite close together. Backing in or out was often a precision operation. But there is ample parking in an open lot or on-street within a one-block distance. You'd be much worse off at an urban hotel with a parking garage.
With family in the area, if we make another visit we'll be quite likely to book right into OMS without checking anywhere else! And especially if it's a winter trip.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oceanside Marina Hotel Oceanside