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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area

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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054   |  
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Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Oceanside
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Hamilton, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed for a weekend at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed offered both soft and firm pillows. The bathroom offered a vanity area that was separate from the shower and toilet. The walk to the marina - where there were many restaurants and bars - was short. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Hamiltontraveler6, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. It was our pleasure having you stay with us - please come back again soon!
Best Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed her for 3 nights with my family. We had a great time and this hotel is a hidden gem. The staff was exceptional and the location is great. It was a very short walk to the beach and marina that had restaurants and lots of beach activities. The rooms were great! We booked a junior suite. I must say these rooms are great! They are very large with a lot of storage for all of our bags, beach chairs etc. The 46inch flat screen TV was loved by all. The only thing I wish it would have had was a balcony. The front desk was friendly and welcoming. All of the employees met us with a smile and always asked how our stay was. I even received a late check out (2pm) on a Sunday no less. I would highly recommend this hotel and I will most definitely will back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hello rteneyck Family, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and glad to hear that you were able to explore all of the fun activities near the hotel. Next time you are visiting, please be sure to check out the 6th floor observation deck that serves as the big balcony (We even do free yoga classes up there Saturday mornings). Also, there are some fun new activities in the harbor area including stand up paddle boarding! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience with the world.
Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Close to the beach, restaurant, mall and many tourist attractions. The room is very big and my daughter enjoys every bit of it. Great service with many amenities we will always come back for our " great escape". Very friendly staff and beautiful rooms!!! Just a short walk to the beach and the pier with great restaurants or even a few minutes drive to downtown oceanside, everything is easy and stress free.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Hello Eduardo,
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on here. Please come back again soon - we look forward to your next visit!
Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Based on the very good reviews on tripadvisor, I expected something special from this hotel. I took my family here for two days of beach going. Somehow I thought this hotel was across the street from the beach, but it is not. It is maybe a 10 minute walk from the beach. Location is across from a trailer park... not very stunning visually. The rooms are large and nice. The hotel staff is very good. Overall it was a pretty good hotel.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place was recommended by a friend and I'm not usually fond of Holiday Inns but this one exceeded my expectations.

The rooms were really spacious and clean. It had everything we needed, TV, air con, fast wi-fi, the whole deal. The best part was the massive shower head!

I was holidaying with a friend and stayed one night. All the hotel staff were lovely, especially Joanne at front desk and Geoff the Manager made us feel very welcome.

We got hungry and didn't really want to eat at Denny's down the road so sat at the cute bar in the lobby. My friend and I had the best time chatting away with Katrina the bartender, and chowing down on some delicious buffalo wings - I won't forget that blue cheese sauce!

Although a short stay, it was a nice welcoming stay and will definitely come back again :)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a good holiday inn. I am a member so was upgraded to a junior suite which was a nice surprise. If you are member you also get a goody bag with water and popcorn. So sign up before you go.

The hotel is quite close to the beach. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beach but if you had 5 kids and a bunch a crap to bring it may feel a lot longer.

The walk is over a railway bridge and down and hill that gets you to the harbor which is nice. They don't really have Oceanside views by the way.

Breakfast is typical holiday inn food. It was good and a reasonable price. It is either buffet or menu order so you have a choice.

It has a small bar in it. Typical 2 treadmill and 2 elliptical machine exercise room with a small pool and deck in the back.

I was quite comfortable here. Staff was nice and for me on my own the walk to the beach was easy.

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Frisco, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Nice hotel, refurbished and clean. Nice and accommodating staff.
Only disappointment was that they did not have any ocean/marina view rooms; seems like those are for the time share units?? DId not eat here, so could not comment on this.
The marina nearby had some nice small restaurants; the Fish and Chip place was great.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
#4 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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