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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

One of the better Holiday Inns, the rooms are comfortable, clean, and well appointed with a separate little kitchen area. This property is walking distance to the Marina, and a bit further to a nice beach. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were much better than expected.

The downside: we asked for a room with a separate area for a crib for our son and his wife, and were told the Jr Suite would accommodate that. The little guy won't go to sleep if he hears and sees mom and dad. The Jr Suite was larger than a regular room but there was no separation from the main room. The hotel was fully booked so they couldn't change rooms. Consequently my son and DIL spent each evening sitting on the floor in the hallway with the baby monitor until the baby went to sleep. If we had known that we would have booked something different.

This hotel is great for families, but it is also full of kids, and families are catered to. Expect a bit of noise. If you want peace and quiet, you might want to look elsewhere.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a party for 44 people mixed ages from 2-90, mixed economic levels, so we needed something nice but not too pricy. We could not have found a better place to meet our needs. All of the staff here go out of their way to make your stay a memorable experience. Even at the breakfast the service was A+. Our food was served hot, on time, and with a smile from all of the staff. For not being a 5 star resort hotel my whole family gives them five stars.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank pepperdoc46
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOTTIE! It was so much fun sharing your family's birthday celebration at our hotel. We hope that Dottie wasn't kidding when she said that you would all be back next year for the 91st Birthday Party.
We hope to see you soon.

Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina

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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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Thank Morishe
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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Thank rteneyck
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Eduardo E
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 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
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Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina

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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.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank bolderrider
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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 :)

Room Tip: Every second floor has laundry service
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054-1012
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#4 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range: $127 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 - 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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