Ocean Beach Hotel

Ocean Beach Hotel

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#131 of 261 hotels in San Diego
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3091
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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San Diego Intl Airport
Rodriguez Airport
21.8 mi
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cdm1996 wrote a review Jan 2020
Little Rock, Arkansas9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ocean Beach Hotel is in a great location across from the beach with a great view. The rooms are basic and i would say the equivalent of a La Quinta or similar. There is a lot of noise especially if you are in a room with an ocean view. The hotel is also pet friendly which is great however there was a barking dog in the room next to us that was less than ideal. There are many nearby businesses and restaurants for shopping and dining. The area is not upscale by any means but it is a touristy area with lots of shops. There is very convenient parking. The from desk was extremely nice and helpful. There is a nice selection of snacks, sodas, beer, wine, and sunscreen in the lobby. It is a short 15 minute drive to the airport.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thanks for the great review! The team at Ocean Beach Hotel is thrilled you’re so happy with your time spent at our hotel. We look forward to another great stay with us.
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Tyria wrote a review Mar 2020
Staunton, Virginia98 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and comfy and the location can't be beat. Our issue was the thermostat seemed to be locked to either "off" or "heat" - no AC! It was cool outside here in March but the room was very warm and we would have appreciated cold air conditioning. We opened the window but there was no screen so didn't feel comfortable leaving it open while we slept. There were also no tissues in the room - should be a pretty basic toiletry.
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Date of stay: March 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 your feedback. While we are pleased to hear that you found your room clean and our location was great we are sorry to hear that we did not provide you with a satisfactory stay. I have noted your comments and will be taking appropriate action to prevent these issues for our future guests. Thank you for taking the time to convey these issues to me.
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Homer P wrote a review Feb 2020
New York, New York, United States2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located right on the beach, the hotel is ideally located to all highways, resturants, bars, etc... Free parking for your car, Pet friendly as we have a small dog. 25 steps out of the roon and on the SAND. Sunsets were awesome! Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you for recommending the Ocean Beach Hotel to future travelers! We look forward to your return.
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Michelle M wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ScatteredFrog wrote a review Jul 2023
Chicago, Illinois45 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have stayed here many times when visiting San Diego and will be again literally just a few weeks after I write this review.

For a surprisingly low price for California, you get a good quality room (all the rooms were recently renovated) with a comfortable bed, a really cool courtyard (last time I was there I was working remotely and it was a very comfortable place to do my work!), a lovely balcony view of the ocean, and easy access to many great things in OB, least of all the Pacific Ocean just across the street! The staff is friendly and helpful as well. And if you need a quick and easy snack, just run down to the lobby and buy an ice cream sandwich or something. Pretty good deal!

The only reason I don't give this hotel 5/5 is...there's no elevator. Which I guess is fine because my wife and I each have two working legs, but it's a royal pain to lug heavy suitcases up to the third floor after a four-hour flight.

Oh...and the place is dog-friendly, too! I miss our beagle when we go on vacation, so it's nice to get to live vicariously through other peoples' pets!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jul 23, 2023
Thank you for your review and being our guest. We enjoyed reading your comments about your great experience! We always want to offer the best customer service to anyone staying with us and we will make sure our staff's efforts don't go unnoticed. Offering a great room is also a top priority, and we are pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Trey E wrote a review Mar 2022
Mentor, Ohio69 contributions11 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Alice F wrote a review Aug 2020
Arizona42 contributions31 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Medi H wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona11 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lauren R wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Nov 11, 2022
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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Ashley O wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This beach has turned into a cluster of transients, and clouded of weed. The surrounding restaurants do not cater to kids, but pander to the young who are there to drink only. We could not escape the loud and drunks at night when ready to relax, surrounded by screaming drunks until 4am, without noise restriction past a certain time. Dogs were wandering inside the courtyard peeing and pooping all over the fake grass. Filthy. The fridge in the room didn't work. Never will be back to Ocean Beach.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2021
We're sorry your experience was not a good one. We wish you safe travels in the future.
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Jennifer L asked a question Jun 2023
Lander, Wyoming
Do you have any rooms with more than one bed?
Answer from Flynners55
42 contributions62 helpful votes
The room next to us on the third floor ( sea view) had 2 beds just no balcony
Martha D asked a question Mar 2023
Chicago, Illinois
Do you have an ice machine?
Answer from Jerry L
Tennessee253 contributions124 helpful votes
We did not have any pets with us, however, I recall reading that 2 pets of any size were allowed at no additional costs.
Loves2eatvegas asked a question Jun 2017
Las Vegas, NV136 contributions115 helpful votes
Do you have towels guests can take to the beach?
Answer from travelswithfashion
Phoenix, Arizona414 contributions77 helpful votes
No they don't have specific beach towels. I would definitely bring your own or buy one at one of the shops.
Emily H wrote a tip Apr 2024
14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free self-parking is nice. Be careful of homeless people in the area."
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Jennifer M wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very pet-friendly!"
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geegeemah wrote a tip Jun 2022
Edmonton, Canada46 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not leave anything behind and use ear plugs"
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Trey E wrote a tip Mar 2022
Mentor, Ohio69 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Weds nights are a festival with street performers, loud music and dancing. The pier is right there and free to walk on & watch surfers."
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Amy H wrote a tip Oct 2019
sacramento317 contributions135 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Balcony facing Newport has amazing sunset view. Extremely hot, with no shade during the day."
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PRICE RANGE
$180 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean beach san diego, hotel ocean beach
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoOcean Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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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 (0.2 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, and South Beach Bar & Grille.
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), Presidio Park (3.3 miles), and Casa de Estudillo (3.3 miles).
Does Ocean Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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