This hotel is our "go to" spot for San Diego. You are a mere few steps from the beach and the pier, and a short walk to doggie beach, which is why our dogs continuously drag us along to S.D. The hotel allows guests to bring their pets, for the rooms on the first floor that have patios. They also can hang out with you in the courtyard, which is beautiful. There is a glass wall that allows you to sit and watch humanity on the streets, and the ocean, while protected from the breeze off the ocean. If your looking for something fun to do for 4th of July, Ocean Beach Hotel is the place to be. After the fireworks show off of the pier, a huge marshmallow fight breaks out, and the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies are the best spot for viewing, and participating in it, without getting hit. The police and fire trucks even drive through the melee, drawing heavy fire from the crowd. After it's over crews come out and clean the place up. It's great fun, bring your own ammo. There is great shopping nearby and restaurants, but the hotel doesn't have any food service. They are a little pricey and the rooms aren't very big but they do take AAA.
Rooms on the street side can get a little noisy at night when the bars close. Your dogs will love...
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We are stoked to be your "go to" spot Cheryl! We look forward to seeing you again the next time your dogs decide to vacation in San Diego! We love our four-legged guests which is why we welcome pets in any first floor room which includes both courtside rooms and patio rooms, as well as, in our newly renovated ocean-view courtyard.
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MARSHMALLOW FIGHT! Sorry - didn't mean to scream-type - I just get excited when someone mentions the OB 4th of July festivities and marshmallow fight. We are indeed the epicenter of the 4th of July action - I loved your description and tips ("bring your own ammo"). Every grocery store in southern California runs out of marshmallows that week so good tip.
Thanks again for the review and we can't wait to see you again soon!
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