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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great for venue at Camp Pendleton!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

This Holiday Inn was clean, friendly and convenient! The proximity to the marina made it easy to get a snack. The beach was about a 10 minute walk. Not my ideal beach scene but it was nice to get our feet wet. I had a breakfast voucher and they gave me a to go container because we had to get on the road. I rated it all 5s because it was a great hotel for it's class level and a Holiday Inn. We had an oceanview room and free wireless too!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

Not usually a fan of HI hotels, our family stayed here based on the reviews and price point. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the room - granite surfaces and shower, flat screen TV, comfortable beds and a modern pallette. The room was also very clean and fresh.

Most of the rooms face either a mobile home park or a time share condo, however if you're lucky enough to get a west facing 6th floor room you may get ocean and sunset views. The hotel is located about a 20 minute walk from the Strand in Oceanside.

Minor niggles include the tip envelope left by the housekeeping staff - do we tip the cleaners now?, the mediocre breakfast (not included in our fare so paid $11 pp), and the noisy aircon unit.

Overall this hotel does not disappoint and sets a new bar for the 3 star class of hotel. Would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

We spent three nights at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina. The room was fabulous and the customer service was exceptional. The bed was very comfortable with a variety of pillow styles to choose from. The walk-in shower was very large. The desk and chair were very comfortable and functional. The hotel is in walking distance of the harbor with several good restaurants. The front desk staff were always willing to provide advice on local restaurants. We will plan to stay here for all future trips to Oceanside!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cornville, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

We were reluctant to select a Holiday Inn, but this place far exceeded our expectations. We partially selected it base on Trip Advisor reviews, which were excellent, and it turns out they were right! I have heard that Holiday Inn has reinvented themselves, and that is definitely true. This is an apparently recently remodelled property, and it is very upscale. We received an upgrade to a King Junior Suite, and it was quite spacious with a sitting area, a great bed and the room very well appointed and equipped for an extended stay-we were there 6 nights. The rate is very reasonable particularly compared to other hotels in the area. It truely is within easy walking distance of the Marina, and just a little further for the beach. A small restaurant and bar on property, and an outdoor pool. Parking was great with a basement garage, making the trip to the elevator and your room very short. We loved it and will be back!

Room Tip: As for a King Junior Suite upgrade-Helps to be a Priority Club member
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

In June my husband and I spent a week staying here at Oceanside. We loved our room w/ king bed and sitting area - very spacious - flat screen tv. Our room was on the 5th flr and looked over the roof of the hotel next door; had a partial view of the water. If you want a view of the marina you will need to ask for a 6th flr room...wish I'd known that earlier : )
The bathroom was spotless, contained shower (large) and toilet...liked the sink being located outside in our room. The room was very well serviced; most days it was all nicely cleaned up by the time we got back from breakfast. We did encounter a minor problem - one day, after we got back from being out all day, our toilet almost overflowed so we called the front desk and maintenance personel arrived minutes later fixing the problem in no time at all.
Breakfast was not included with our room rate; we just had our normal brkfst of coffee & toast so we can't make any comments on the quality of that service.
We were visiting friends in Oceanside and we will definitely stay here again on our next visit!

Room Tip: -6th floor room have the views of marina/water
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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arcadia, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

My husband and I and some frineds went down to oceanside for the Mud Run at Camp Pendelton we decided to stay down there so we would not have to drive down so early. The location was right there and the hotel was amazing and the staff was very friendly. The marina wasin walking distance, lots of food choices and shops and the beach was right there. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone. It is very kid friendly. Loooking forward to going back. The rooms where clean and amazing.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

I'm a priority member and by far this is the best Holiday Inn I've stayed at so far. The room was modern w King sized bed and the view from the room was spectacular - I could see the beach from my room. Nice flat screen TV as well. Free WiFi which is a plus for me. The room is also clean.

It is a good walking distance to the Oceanside harbor -about 10 mins. Another 20 mins and you should reach the Oceanside Pier.

My only regret was that my trip was short and didn't get to do a lot of sight-seeing in the area. I stayed here a day and a half after a 3-day conference staying somewhere else. I would love to go back to explore some more.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Address: 1401 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#4 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina - MCB Camp Pendleton Area is a Full Service, Award Winning hotel located 700 yards from USMC Base Camp Pendleton's Main Gate and minutes' walk to the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches and with easy access to Interstate-5, accessing all of San Diego County. ... more   less 
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