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Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside
Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Service and Amenities”
Reviewed July 16, 2009

We stayed at this hotel because it was fairly close to Legoland. It is about a 40 minute drive from San Diego Hotel. Wonderful helpful staff at the front desk, we were upgraded to a fantastic two bedroom suite, a tv in every room! Breakfast each morning was a little hectic with everyone seeming to come down at the same time, but the choices were great. The pool area is lovely as is the patio with fire pit. The Italian restaurant across the parking lot is really yummy. Only downside is that if you want to go places you have to drive - not really a walking distance type of place, but we find we have to drive everywhere in California anyway.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Thank HawaiiMom2
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RIOceanside, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside, responded to this review, June 7, 2010
Hello Hawaii Mom,

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for choosing Marriott!

Best,
Taylor
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Brooklyn, CT
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

Stayed here on Marriott Rewards points 7/03-7/10. Initially, we received a handicap accessible room, which I dislike due to the shower and room set-up. Asked if we could be moved and was told "no, the hotel is full because of the 4th". I don't take no for an answer, so I went back and asked another hotel associate (name was Ardis). Well, not only did she move me out of the room, but upgraded us to a 2 bedoon suite. Many thanks to her outstanding customer service!!

As a whole the property is well-maintained, with clean and well-run food area for breakfast. My only comment would be the pool area, they need to do a better job removing used towels. This being said, people should also clean up after themselves.

The use of the Viking grill near the pool area served us well as we cooked all of our own dinners to save money. I would recommend the Ralph's grocery store about 2 miles away on Oceanside Blvd for the best selection.

Some "negatives": yes, the hotel is in a business park but you aren't spending the whole day there. We were ate Legoland/San Diego Zoo/beach (go to La Jolla Shores - beautiful) all day anyway. Yes, there is an odd smell you catch every once in awhilre when outside during the day. To me, it smells like there may be a nearby farm with cattle/pigs. However, this isn't overwhelming and is intermittent.

Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for those coming to the area for leisure. We had a great stay and felt comfortable in our "hotel house", as my kids would say, for an entire week.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank CTSirTravelsAlot
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RIOceanside, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside, responded to this review, March 19, 2010
Thank you very much for your review of our hotel! I'm glad to see that you had a nice visit and that you were able to upgrade to our spacious two-bedroom suite. I also wanted to take the time to address the odor that you mentioned in your review. We are working diligently with the City of Oceanside to contain the unpleasant aroma that is seeping up to our hotel. The odor has seemed to go away but we still get it every once in awhile. We are doing everything within our power to make sure this odor goes away permanently. Please let us know when you plan on visiting again and we will make sure you have another wonderful stay. We truly appreciate your review and your feedback! Thank you again for choosing Marriott!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2009

We booked here after researching many hotels in the Oceanside area and finding the Marriot had some of the best reviews. The hotel itself is very nice, but before I begin with the positives, I must add two major negatives. The Residence Inn is in more of a business district than the other hotels that are in Oceanside. It took us about ten minutes to drive to our family reunion in Oceanside. If you are looking for a place to stay close to the beach or any type of activity actually in Oceanside, book somewhere else!!! The second negative is that there is an awful stench outside from around 9 am until the evening. I have no idea what it is, but you will want to hold your nose while walking in or swimming at the pool!
The hotel staff was very pleasant, and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We stayed in a King Studio which had a full kitchen, chairs and a very comfortable bed. Outside, there is a large gas grill which is for guest use, and there is a nice little fire pit to sit around in the evenings. Breakfast is plentiful and will appease any appetite.
While I would not stay here or recommend staying here if you are planning on going to the beach or doing anything in Oceanside, I do recommend it if you are having some function and need a good hotel to hold it at. The Residence Inn is not conveniently located off of I-5 or 76, but the facilities are good.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Branbal77
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed April 10, 2009

This place was well worth it. The rooms are brand new, very modern. Spacious and great for families. Great Amenities at the hotel too.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Thank theschellers
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LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2009

excellent hotel.. the rooms & beds were clean until my dirty Gf messed them up.
Free champagne in the rooms was a nice touch.
Not enough towels though (is there ever?)....

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank DaBrit
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 5, 2009

Our family of five adults and one toddler stayed here for five nights. The two-bedroom, two-bath accommodations worked out very well for us. The hotel was very quiet, the beds were quite comfortable, the staff was friendly and we found the complimentary hot breakfast to be the best of any hotel we have stayed in. The Oceanside location is a bit far from the theme parks but within a 30-45 minute drive of most everywhere we visited. We'd highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank WiscMom
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed March 3, 2009

I just returned from a 3 day stay at the Residence Inn. The rooms were spacious and well equipped. The staff was curteous and helpful. The housekeeping staff was a little lacking, we had to request certain itemsfrom the front dest that should have been replenished daily by housekeeping. I have already recommended this hotel to associates. The outdoor seating area was perfect for relaxing in the evening.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Thank USMCFamily703
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Property: Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside
Address: 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056-2693
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#5 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Family Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly-renovated Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside hotel is an ideal choice near Camp Pendleton, the Oceanside Pier and Legoland. This hotel in Oceanside, California provides just what you need to maintain your normal pace and thrive during extended stays. You'll enjoy a warm lobby designed with a variety of comfortable spaces, making it easy to hold impromptu meetings, connect with our free Wi-Fi, and refuel with refreshments from The Market. The spacious extended stay suites at this Oceanside, CA hotel are 50% larger than the average hotel room. The suites include an ergonomic desk, ample bathroom space and contemporary color schemes to complement the suite's separate spaces for eating, sleeping and working, along with a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a free hot breakfast to start off the morning before relaxing at our evening social hour with complimentary light fare and drinks. Enjoy comforts like home and free parking at our Residence Inn Oceanside, California hotel near the SoCal Sports Complex. ... more   less 
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