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5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3091
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#120 of 283 hotels in San Diego
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4.8
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4.1
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4.3
Value
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Ocean Beach's premier beachfront hotel in the heart of all the action. Surrounded by over 30 restaurants and tons of boutique shops, the Ocean Beach Hotel will become your home away from home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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Lauren R wrote a review Nov 2022
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Wouldn't stay here again. They have NO heat. Gave me a space heater from 1980. Room smelled heavily of bleach, so they were trying to cover something. Checked out 5a because couldn’t stand the place. Ask for a manager to call me because there wasn’t one when I checked out. Still waiting for that call.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future for a better experience.
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Bree H wrote a review Sep 2022
Marana, Arizona3 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for a quick weekend getaway. There were roaches in the room and shower. Super gross!! Also, there are so many vagrants in the area, we did not feel safe walking around in the afternoon. The noise level is horrendous! Could not believe the price. It's absolutely extortion. Only reason they get away with it is the proximity to the Ocean.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Sep 16, 2022
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We will work to correct them so they don't happen in the future.
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Michelle M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We are typically flexible with accommodations to save money. This will be a hard pass next time in the San Diego beaches area. It’s old and run down, and has the look and feel of a Motel 6. If I were paying Motel 6 rates that would be one thing, but around $200 a night no way. The only thing going for Ocean Beach Hotel is, well, the ocean and the beach are right there. Location is pretty good, although it is set up more for surfers and street shoppers. We weren’t even allowed to swim in that part of the ocean-had to walk down the beach a bit - surfers only across from hotel. We were given a room on the third floor, and there is no elevator. There is a lookout point at the end of the hotel overlooking the beach and the ocean which was nice for sunset one of the evenings we were there. We met a few nice people watching sunset. However, the other night a large family or group took up the three tables So we were basically excluded from having a view of sunset except from the door of our room, which was very limited. The two rooms on either end of the hotel overlooking the beach are larger and have great views - might make this work if the price is right.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Aug 9, 2022
Thank you for your review and staying with us. We apologize for failing to meet your expectations, as we always want our guests to leave happy and satisfied. We hope to welcome you back in the future for a better experience.
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geegeemah wrote a review Jun 2022
Edmonton, Canada33 contributions51 helpful votes
I accidently left some belongings in the night stand. I never leave anything behind. We were on the highway to vegas already, last leg of our vacay and home to Canada. The manager (i guess) was kind enough to go to the third floor to check and yes I left some items. I told him only need my prescription glasses and my pair of flat shoes. No problem you will have to provide a courier to pick these up he said. I called UPS and they require that you have the items in a bag or box already when picking up. I called back and asked if he can throw it in a bag of box and tape it for UPS? He says he cannot do that and I am responsible for packaging it up. Really? I am out town. I called Federal Express and they said the same thing. They were shocked that the hotel would not put is a bag. They had a small store front. I called back one more time. The young girl insisted she cannot help and the manager would know better. Poor customer service. Why did he even bother checking for my items? ! He could have said NOPE nothing here. My goodness I am sure I am not the first person to leave items in a hotel. They must enjoy all the items that travellers leave behind. WOW! No more crappy motels. This is my first. My husband was surprised I booked this kind of motel but I wanted to be beachfront. Lesson learned. The hotel cleaning staff was very thorough and pleasant. Small bathroom with no shelves or drawers for any toiletries. Crappy thin walls, my husband had to bang on the wall at 2 am because of the music next door. We used ear plugs since you can hear everyone outside. No more crappy motels. Do not go there. I see all the other reviews also.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Do not leave anything behind and use ear plugs
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jul 1, 2022
We are disappointed to hear about your experience, please accept our apologies. We hope to welcome you back in the future for a better stay.
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Trey E wrote a review Mar 2022
Mentor, Ohio52 contributions11 helpful votes
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When we first arrived we were intrigued by this quaint beachfront hotel. We walked into our corner room and were amazed by the ocean/beach views! The rooms and bathrooms are small but real estate is at a premium that close to the beach in S.D. so that’s understood. The beds weren’t awful but could have been more comfortable. The front desk staff was helpful and very polite. Free parking was a plus. The main negatives didn’t really have to do with the hotel, rather the area. It’s a bustling area with street vendors and performers and many homeless folks. It’s important to note we never for a moment felt unsafe. The “locals” are very loud late into the night. That combined with the loud airplanes that begin at 6:30am make for a difficult night if you are a light sleeper. That being said, the proximity to the beach, pier, restaurants/bars/shops and reasonable pricing can’t be beat! We would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Weds nights are a festival with street performers, loud music and dancing. The pier is right...
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Mar 26, 2022
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Ocean Beach Hotel. It is a pleasure to know you had an enjoyable experience with us and loved our convenient location. We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to our area.
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LovingNewAdventures wrote a review Dec 2021
Woodbury, Minnesota364 contributions93 helpful votes
The proximity to the beach and pier is fantastic. The rooms are small, but cute and well designed. There is no place to set things in the bathroom, but there’s a nice unit with drawers and a table with two chairs. The courtyard in the middle is fantastic with a bubbling fountain and twinkling lights at night. There are tables next to windows that look directly at ocean waves crashing on the beach. There are lots and lots of places to eat within easy walking distance. There are a few convenience stores, including a Target! The staff is polite and responsive. Parking is included. Such a gem!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jan 1, 2022
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Ocean Beach Hotel. It is a pleasure to know you had an enjoyable experience with us and loved our convenient location. We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to our area.
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Joslynn P wrote a review Aug 2021
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I am very unhappy and will not shop Groupon anymore. I paid for one thing and received another. Unacceptable service from groupon and Ocean Beach Hotel. I paid for full ocean view and was given room facing parking lot. It was rust everywhere?, everywhere, on doors, windows. Toilets piss around and brown stains. Feces on wall by toilet paper roll. Room smaller than suppose to be. Sand between 2nd sheet and covers on bed. Very foul smell us guess was gathering about the smell. I had to buy sheets and towels from target to sleep on and wash and dry with due to having to use towels in room to clean. I lifted my bag off floor and 4 brown centipede alien looking bugs came running out. I was so unhappy about this trip, disappointed. Ocean beach refuse to assist nor groupon but took almost $400 for a 1 day easy 8 hotel stay the rooms were extremely small Very disappointed. And to hear that the hotel refuse to make it right is devastating Ocean beach please contact me if you want to make it right Joslynn Patton 5102740363
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Thank you for being our guest. It is disappointing to read your comments concerning your stay at our hotel. Please accept our apologies, as we never mean to disappoint our guests in any way, and we definitely failed in this attempt. We can assure you that what you experienced is not acceptable by our standards, and we will be reviewing and altering our guidelines to provide a more wonderful experience for every guest entering our doors. Thank you again for your feedback as this helps us to improve the experience for future guests. We hope we have a future opportunity to restore your confidence in us.
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mesatraveler wrote a review May 2021
Mesa, Arizona920 contributions292 helpful votes
It's dead center in the heart of town, directly on the beach., so there is no better location. The first floor units are pet friendly and that is a major advantage. The rooms are compact/small, but very functional and clean. Service is friendly and professional from booking to departure.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Customer experience and satisfaction are our priorities. Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Medi H wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona10 contributions7 helpful votes
Fortunately we’d spent some time in Ocean Beach before our weekend stay. We knew we were possibly sacrificing quiet nights of sleep for the OB vibe. It’s not your typical San Diego neighborhood. It’s a mix of not only surfers & tourists but also free-spirits and some who are maybe a little down on their luck (but are making the most of it at the beach!). We spent a little extra on the room and reserved the 2 queens with a patio & ocean view. Will do that again as I understand the other rooms are tight. Patio was perfect for people-watching (image below). No coffee in the room but I know of at least 1 coffee shop within about a block. There is a refrigerator. Room was clean. TV and wi-fi worked when we needed. Yes, there was a bit of night noise but not excessive. The beach is truly right across the street and there are several bars & restaurants to walk to. Have fun!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again.
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Alice F wrote a review Aug 2020
Arizona43 contributions31 helpful votes
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This hotel has beautiful views of the ocean and the beach is right across the street. Our room is small but clean. Since we are here during COVID19 we don't have any type of services but if we need anything all we have to do is ask. Plenty of room for storage, has a refrigerator but no coffee maker.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you for highlighting our great location! We appreciate you sharing your review with us and other travelers, and we are delighted you were satisfied with our service and accommodations! Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Beach (0.01 miles), Ocean Beach Municipal Pier (0.07 miles), and Ocean Beach Farmers Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, and Mike's Taco Club.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (3.4 miles), Whaley House Museum (3.4 miles), and Presidio Park (3.3 miles).
Does Ocean Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.