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Capri by the Sea
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   4767 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)   |  
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Gainesville, Georgia
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of the nicest places that we have ever stayed. Upscale furniture, absolutely all of the utensils that you could possibly want to use. Widescreen TV, wonderful beach front view, balcony, gated parking, pool, beach. Who could ask for more? Very reasonable price too.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We usually spend 4 or 5 days here and try to go every year. Me and my husband sure do talk about it a lot more though. GREAT view. Every unit has one with a floor to ceiling wall of window facing the ocean. There is no balcony but open the sliding door and smell the salt water in the air and hear the waves crashing on the break. Absolutely to best on the beach. The units are condos and while not fancy they are clean, comfortable and relaxing with everything you could need and a lot of extras. The price is always right, typically much lower than surrounding hotel and vacation accommodations. The staff has always been a great pleasure to work with so we have never had a problem. An we recommend it to every one we know. There is nothing between you and the beach but a flight of stairs. Its also walking distance to many eateries (Breakfast on the beach? YES PLEASE). There was an assigned parking space in an automated secured parking garage under the building. A small pool adjacent. Security cards to use the elevator.

I really can't recommend it enough. It was a relaxing, do nothing vacation with just my husband twice and with the kids (babies) once. We live in Northern California so its about an 8 hour drive but so worth it every time.

  • Stayed April 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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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent 7 nights in a premium 1 Br unit on the 6th floor.

The view and the location are excellent, especially if you go surfing early in the morning.

The unit was a bit outdated but with a very well equipped kitchen just perfect for cooking full family dinners.

We really struggled with the service, which I have found to be not existent. They are supposed to service the unit in the middle of your 7days stay, after day 5, we called the reception to ask to send somebody the next day. Nobody came. After calling again the day after and ask for at list some clean towels we have been told that they had nobody to drop off some fresh towels. We had to go downstairs and get some..????

I strongly believe that when you spend $250 x 7, you should get at least a new set of towels!!!. On my arrival I also didn't appreciate the attitude of the lady telling me that if my car couldn't fit in my allocated car park, I should have parked on the road. Obviously after explaining that I actually paid for a car park in the property, her manager approved to give me another spot.

My advice: If you find a special rate($150-170) stay here, more expensive than that, stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rudy C, General Manager at Capri by the Sea, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to express your concerns. We make a concerted effort to ensure our extended stay guests are given the extra amenities they need during their stay. I apologize for our failure to expedite your requests and if it caused you to lose any time that you could've been spent enjoying this beautiful city. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

PROS - Right on the beach, close to everything, rooms are comfortable and clean, has everything you need, pool, roof top deck for viewing - relaxing, BBQ, assigned parking, security,
Every condo unit has a great view of the ocean. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Easy to make reservations and the price is unbeatable.
CONS - Must book early for holidays and summer because everyone knows a bargain!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This has been our go to rental for San Diego vacations. Why?
1. Proximity to the beach--you are right there. Each condo has floor to ceiling windows of the surf. It is not possible not to have breathtaking views. You can sleep with the patio doors open.

2. When you stay here, you have parking- Do you really want to go to San Diego and deal with nightmare beach parking? No! When you stay here you can set your stuff up at the beach and come and go into the condo, as much as you need to all day. You can't do that when you have to drive to the beach. For my family, the extra cost is worth it.

3. Full kitchens

4. Pool and hot tub--the water in the Pacific is cold. Kids and adults both can warm up in the hot tub and pool after a swim in the ocean.

5. Great for families--you are right on the boardwalk but it's a quiet area. There will be a lot of kids for your kids to play with, and most of them will be from Phoenix :) However, it's not a place that is overrun by kids. I would describe the building as quiet.
6. BBQ grill on the roof and laundry machines on each floor.

7. Tons of places that you can walk to (restaurants, stores, ice cream)

TIPS
1. Try to see pictures of your condo before you rent. They are individually owned and the decor can differ vastly. We were not very happy with the condo we rented in August, but other condos were much nicer. It is disappointing to pay the same amount you paid last time for a condo that's not half as nice as the last one you stayed in.

2. Look at Groupon before you go to a restaurant/attraction. They have a lot of Groupons within walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

For a start this place could not be any closer to the sea, and every apartment has an unobstructed sea view. It is actually closer to the sea than it is to the swimming pool, which is of a good standard itself.

Yes the rooms are a bit tired looking (ours was anyway) and it would be better if air conditioning was available, but they are spacious and well equipped and the open sea view makes up for any faults anyway.

The place is also well located for all of the main sights of San Diego.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We had space and the sights and restaurants close enough to walk. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We had some plumbing repairs that should have been done before we arrived, but was dealt with promptly when brought to their attention.
My main complaint is the keys and access to other floors. They gave us 2 keys which doesn't allow for the group to split up much. You need a key to use the elevator and can only get to your floor. My sister was 1 floor above us and we'd have to meet in the lobby to get to her floor or have her to our place. Felt like I was on lockdown.
But altogether, we'd do it again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Also Known As:
Capri By The Sea Hotel
Capri By The Sea Hotel San Diego
Capri Sea
Address: 4767 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 Specialty lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Capri by the Sea 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Capri By the Sea, an idyllic setting for your next active vacation or quiet retreat. Located just north of the historic Crystal Pier along the famous boardwalk that parallels an endless sunswept beach, guests enjoy carefree seaside living in spacious and modern 1- and 2-bedroom condominium suites. Each condo faces the ocean and offers stunning panoramic views through double-sliding glass doors and from private Juliette balconies. An endless number of dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife opportunities begin right outside your door and await you in nearly every direction. Three miles to the north lie the eclectic neighborhoods of La Jolla and San Diego Underwater Park. Three miles to the south you'll find Mission Bay, home to Mission Bay Park, picturebook marinas, and of course, Sea World. Wake up each morning to the sound of seabirds and gentle waves. Cook breakfast in your fully furnished kitchen, then relax in our private swimming pool or jacuzzi, or step out onto the sandy shoreline for a swim or some beachcombing. Return in the evening to prepare a meal on the outdoor grill or retire to the rooftop terrace to take in an ocean sunset. ... more   less 
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