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Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Excellent hotel - especially for the price. Worth checking out and staying a few nights. CLOSE TO BEACHES and many shops and access to other areas. RIGHT off Freeway (I-5) - This family owned property by a very well organized and caring family cannot be beat. I recommend this place if you're wanting a nice, clean room and a nice environment. Mostly non-smoking. VERY clean. Tile. That's what's nice. NO nasty carpets. VERY very nice people. I personally recommend this as a traveler who does work with DoD and many agencies. Great for a couple and a nice getaway, or a vacation place. Parking is free. A huge plus in this area.

Room Tip: Close to beach.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, it is our number one priority to provide you with the best service possible, and thank you for attesting to the fact that our staff was attentive to all of your needs. At the Harbor Inn & Suites, we strive to make your visit to Oceanside as enjoyable as possible, by providing you with clean rooms, great service, all at budget friendly prices, and after reading your comments it seems we were able to hit all three of those marks! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Inn & Suites, we look forward to your next stay.

Thank you
Krystal

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The location is great, maybe a ten minute walk to the beach and great restaurants and some novelty shopping. Boat/fishing rentals if you're into that. Right off of the I-5 and the Coast Hwy for a more scenic drive, lined with shops all the way down to Del Mar.

The room (king bed) was perfect, clean, with a mini fridge and microwave. A/C unit under the window and the window at the front and the window in the bathroom actually open so you can enjoy the lovely Cali weather.

We had a couple of minor issues at first, the hair dryer didn't work and the shower (which was tiled and really nice) wasn't draining very quickly. I left word at the front desk as me and my husband were leaving for a few hours and when we returned the hair dryer had been swapped out and the shower was draining like a champ.

The staff were very friendly, I spoke with three different people at various times at the front desk and every person was more than friendly and helpful.

Overall a great little place and for the price/location you really can't beat it. I will definitely stay again should I be in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you for your sweet comments, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post a review for our hotel. It is very important to us as a hotel to exceed your expectations, and provide you with the best stay possible. Based on your comments, it is safe to say that we were able to meet that goal of ours. We are grateful for your comments, and look forward to serving you in the future!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Could have been better.. Great location... great room!we stayed for the weekend and it was perfect walking distance to the harbor with great places to eat and real close to the beach. There is a gas station close by so i could get a late night snack.. the staff was friendly and the location was perfect

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

First off, we would like to thank you for this phenomenal review! Our whole staff strives to meet all of your expectations from customer service, to the cleanliness of our rooms, and we are proud to hear that we met those expectations. We also appreciate the fantastic tip to our future guests to book directly with us. Harbor Inn & Suites awaits your next trip to Oceanside!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

From my first call to Harbor Inn asking if they were pet-friendly was answered with a friendly yes! The staff were friendly and professional and were eager to show me the room first per my request. I was impressed how clean and the quality large tile throughout. Had a nice size fridge and microwave with two side tables wihnlamps wih plugs in thek for personal tablets or pc. Nice desk withncomfortable office chair, I was able to walk my lil Shih tzus behind Harbor inn on sidewalk. Great area close tofreeways and I didn't hear traffic or next room at all with windows shut. Nice ac system. Also a iron and boardnand hair dryer which is a must have for me. Breakfast was available and Dennys was in walking distance . I will be back twice a month to escape Palm Springs heat and I d rather stay here than a big name hotel. Ohh free WiFi...nice simpe but all the comforts of a guest house.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

We are delighted to here that your stay exceeded expectations, and that our hotel location, staff, and rooms were excellent. We feel that having someone come back to the hotel is the greatest compliment! Thank you once again, your review is greatly appreciated.

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Krystal

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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is updated and very clean. I reviewed other comments and they were correct. Tile floors and updated granite and beds too! We enjoyed our one night of stay passing thru down to San Diego. The staff and owners very accommodating and friendly. Nice little continental breakfast offered with cereal juice coffee toast rolls and pastries. Enjoyed!

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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

We thank you kindly for sharing your experience with us and future guests. Our hotel thrives with guests like yourself, who are simply looking to have a great time in Oceanside, while benefiting from the amenities of our hotel.

It is great to hear that you were able to stay at our hotel now after we have just renovated our flooring, furniture and bathrooms.

Awesome, you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. We look forward to your ongoing visits with us.

Sincerely,
Krystal

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a 2 week stay at the Harbor Inn and Suites, it was a great experience because even though the outside doesn't look the greatest, the rooms are look like the rooms of a more expensive hotel, they are tastefully done and for the price you pay for the rooms this is a steal. The staff are extremely friendly and always helpful. I will definitely stay here again.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Harbor Inn & Suites.

I love how you stated "rooms are look like the rooms of a more expensive hotel, they are tastefully done", as our time strives to provide exceptional service to our guest. Thank you for your great comments about our clean rooms and great staff. We feel that having someone come back to the hotel is the greatest compliment. !

We hope to see you again soon :)

Best Regards,
Krystal

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This a great place to relax for a fair price. It's close to restaurants and the main highway. Walking distance to the harbor makes it more convenient. The rooms are cleaned and confortable for a good night sleep. WiFi is fast to browse your smartphones. I like the appliances to make you feel at home-microwave and fridge. People there were frienly and polite. I recommend this place if you're economical and want to have a pleasant time with friends near the beach.

Room Tip: I prefer bottom rooms for easy access to vehicle and way out.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceansideHarborInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Thank you for posting a wonderful review! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are thrilled that your first time stay at Harbor In & Suites in Oceanside was great. The beach, harbor, shops, restaurants and specially the hotel are all waiting for you to return - hurry back soon!!
We'd love to once again have the opportunity to serve you!

All the best,
Krystal

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Additional Information about Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego

Address: 1401 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-1009 (Formerly Travelodge)
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Location: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Oceanside
#5 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range: $59 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbor Inn & Suites is conveniently located Near Legoland, Camp Pendleton's Main and Del Mar gates, Numerous San Diego attractions e.g. San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Coronado Bridge and Coronado Island,Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Historic Ships and Maritime Museum San Diego, Seaport Village, Historic Old Town and The Gas Lamp District.We are within walking distance to a 3.5-mile stretch of white sandy beaches e.g. Del Mar Beach, San Onofre Beach and the beautiful Oceanside Harbor Beach. Only minutes away from the longest pier in San Diego County. Centrally located with nearby Quail Botanical gardens, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm,Universal Studios, Catalina Island from nearby Newport beach. Close to numerous outlets e.g. Carlsbad Company Stores, Lake Elsinore Outlets etc. Oceanside's beaches offer Worldclass Surfing, Sports Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Sea Life Adventure Tours and Romantic Dinner and Harbor Cruises.Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside is centrally located for numerous sporting activities e.g. Hot Air Balloon rides, Skydive Elsinore, Water sports on Mission Bay, Scuba Dive, Snorkel and Kayak near the La Jolla Caves whilst watching the Sea Lions come to rest on the shores, 'T' off at one of the numerous championship golf courses near Carlsbad, the 'Golf Capital of the World', Bicycle on nearby Bicycle routes and experience the Skating Park of Oceanside. Minutes from the Historic Mission San Luis Rey and numerous Antique Stores. Visit Southern California's best Wine Country at Temecula Valley for the World Class Wine Tasting. Experience the Vegas Style Indian Casinos a short drive from Oceanside e.g. Pala Casino Resort & Spa, Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino, Casino Pauma, Cahuilla Casino, Harrha's Rincon Casino and Resort, Viejas Casino, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Ocean's Eleven Casino and much more. One hour drive away is Tijuana, Baja California where you can experience the diversity of culture and traditions of our neighboring Mexico.At Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside we offer FREE high speed wireless internet FREE incoming faxes and all our rooms have micro-fridges, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, in-room coffee, 25" Satellite TVs with HBO, ESPN. CNN, FoxSN and BET. ... more   less 
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Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside / San Diego Hotel Oceanside
Harbor Inn And Suites Oceanside / San Diego
Travelodge Oceanside San Diego
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