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Ocean Park Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109   |  
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Ranked #34 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Location perfect, Hotel Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We arrived the day after Christmas for a quick ocean getaway. This was our second time at the Ocean Park Inn this year. As I've mentioned before, the location is perfect! Steps from the beach, shopping and an array of wonderful restaurants. We've stayed at many condos up and down the beach and over the years stayed at the Inn many times. The improvements are noticeable. The room was clean,the bed comfortable, the carpet new, window treatments pretty. The hallways looked nice with the newer carpet. The breakfast area is decorated nicely. The pool and spa clean and inviting. The Inns' staff , as always, are friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for another wonderful review Lora! We're glad you like some of the improvements we've been making recently. Just wait - over the next few months, we'll be updated quite a bit more, from the sofas to the light fixtures to the window treatments! Thank you for always choosing the Ocean Park Inn, we can't wait to see you again!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I stayed here twice in Nov and Dec of 2012. The staff was excellent, and the location is great. Walkable distance to many restaurants and bars, Crystal Pier, and right on the beach. Rooms were comfortable, as were the beds. I'm giving 4 (not 5) stars because their wifi needs some help. In both rooms the signal was strong, but it takes a very long time to connect, and in the meantime the computer can time out thinking the connection failed. So you have to mess around retrying to connect. This wouldn't be so bad if it only happened once per day, but it kicks you off periodically, every hour or two from what I could tell. So, if you're looking to work from here, you might want to look elsewhere until they address this issue. Another (minor) issue is that the rooms I stayed in did not have a bathroom fan. Besides those two issues, I highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! I have fantastic news: as of a couple days ago, our WiFi should no longer be a problem! We had some experts come in to tinker around, they found the issues, fixed the issues, and they boosted the signal strength. You will not have any issues with the WiFi during your next stay with us! Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a great stay at Ocean Park Inn...we had an oceanfront room right on the boardwalk, ocean and in the heart of PB!! Very quiet at night except for the lapping waves of the ocean! Clean and comfortable....not to mention one of the best priced hotels in the area that includes a limited, but sufficient breakfast! Staff was friendly. Bathrooms were a little dated but clean. Bottom line is we would recommend this hotel and will be returning for our next visit!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable stay. Make sure you're fans of ours on Facebook for special deals and offers toward your next stay with us! See you soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

As the title suggests the BEST thing about this hotel is the location. You really can't beat it for the price. There are so many shops and restaurants around you don't even need a car. Everything is within walking distance and that was great!

As for the hotel itself, it's okay. Not a five star resort, or anything, but it's clean and tidy and that's all that matters. In my opinion, it could use a major remodel to bring it into the 21st century, as it seems a little dated. But that's all just cosmetic stuff.

The service was great. Everyone was really nice and helpful.I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a spot on the beach at a really great price.

Room Tip: Try to book a room with an ocean view, otherwise you will be staring at an alley.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! Pacific Beach is truly an awesome area for walking around - it's among the top destinations in Southern California because of the variety of restaurants, bars, and stores.

You'll be happy to know that our hotel renovations and updates will be continuing this winter. In the last couple of years we successfully renovated our lobby and pool area, installed new carpeting throughout the hotel, and gave the property a fresh coat of paint. This winter will focus more on the room, updating bedding and window fixtures, lighting, sofas, art, etc. You will undoubtedly see many of these changes the next time you arrive!

Thank you again, we hope to see you soon.
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Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed at an ocean front room in the highest (third) floor. What an awesome view of the San Diego beach. The room was clean and spacious, but the bathroom is somewhat dated. The only downside is that the surrounding area to the hotel is not upscale (you see some homeless, etc.), but that's no fault of the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your feedback!

Our little beach town, like most beach towns up and down the coast of California, has a small group of transients. They rarely bother our guests, however, and when they do the strong police presence in the area calms the situation almost immediately. Unfortunately, it's just one of those commonalities for California beach communities!

We're happy you enjoyed your ocean front room - hopefully you were able to see some dolphins swim by and/or one of our beautiful, colorful winter sunsets! Thank you again for the review.
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

They are very accomodating. They offer ocean view rooms and partial ocean view rooms and they have a couple of suites with a kitchenette. Which is very nice for those with a special diet. They have secured parking and a beautiful all year round open swimming pool and hot tub outside. If you do not have a special diet, they offer breakfast for a little while (near the lobby). They offer a spa - but I did not try it. I was quite busy enjoying the outdoors.

Room Tip: If you are going to go with a Suite - go for the highest floor for lesser noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for the review! We are all thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! You're absolutely correct, we do have a few suites on the property with kitchenettes (including a 2-burner stove and all the utensils) which are perfect for families or those with special diets. There is a grocery store and drug store right across the street, so it can be extremely convenient! Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you next time.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice hotel on PB that is a decent value. Parking is $10 which seem punitive, wireless is very weak and disconnects frequently. They need to spend some $ on a better wireless system, more powerful router. By the pool it doesn't work.

Maids are good but very noisy in their room near room 121. It makes it IMPOSSIBLE to sleep which them chattering early mornings and late afternoons. Mgt. needs to address that.

I will come back, rooms are clean and only the sinks, toilets and tubs are dated (pink etc). The rest of the resort is nice, good breakfast, pool and location to the beach. Front desk staff was very nice and acomodating.

Room Tip: No fitness center
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I want to personally apologize for the WiFi connectivity issues and our noisy housekeeping staff. I am happy to report, however, that both issues have been addressed since your stay! Our WiFi connectivity issues will be fixed within the week, and we have implemented new policy for our housekeeping staff to keep the noise down and out of public areas. I again apologize on behalf of all of us here at the Ocean Park Inn. We look forward to seeing you again - make sure you're signed up for our monthly newsletters to receive specials for next time!
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Address: 710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#33 Business Hotel in San Diego
#48 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Park Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Ocean Park Inn and see for yourself why San Diego is known as America's finest city. Superior location, year-round sunshine,underground parking, incredible ocean views and an abundance of activities are only a few things this contemporary, boutique San Diego inn has to offer. ... more   less 
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