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“Gem on the Water” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Ranked #116 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Fountain, Colorado
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Gem on the Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Very charming, peaceful, and the views are amazing. The private deck that overlooks the ocean is wonderful.

The room was small, but very nice and the employees were super friendly and helpful.

I recommend this property and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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South Lyon, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Inn at Sunset Cliifs is a wonderful, aptly named little hotel looking out over the Pacific near the coastal area of Ocean Beach. The folks here are kind, helpful and pleasant. My girlfriend and I stayed here for two days during a west coast vacation and this was by far our favorite place. I actually chose the Inn as the location to propose to my then girlfriend and now fiancee, and the staff was extremely helpful in assisting me anything to setup the proposal (and Leo even took pictures for me! Thanks!). Sunsets here are truly breathtaking and all of the comfortable seating allows for a wonderful spot to read, relax and take it all in.

The rooms are small, but clean and very decent. The bathroom was updated and shower excellent. The bed we found to be a little too firm (on the verge of hard) for our liking, but this was our only "con". You'll find coffee in the morning and several helpful suggestions of places to grab breakfast in OB (Check out Shores, their omelets were excellent). This is a 15 drive to downtown or less than that to the Zoo.

The rooms may be slightly more expensive than other places in the area, but i think the combination of location and service outweigh the slight cost, which is still completely reasonable. We plan to stay here again on our next trip through San Diego.

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms on the north side near the end also get view of the ocean. Parking is available...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Drew B
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Vista, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

This s the only hotel at Sunset Cliffs. An awesome secret for any surfer. It's located at some of the best surf in SoCal. The hotel is clean, secure, and hosted by a very friendly staff. I've become a regular, I will be returning. Oh yea...and the price is very affordable. My only suggestion is that they upgrade the TV reception. Only a few channels and they don't come in well...but then again, who wants to sit inside when you're next to the ocean and cliffs and beach :-)

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have lived in san diego county for 30 years and did not know this place was here!!! Wow what a gem!!! The rooms are "beachy" so don't expect luxury, however the views are amazing!! It was so peaceful here!!! If you have people visiting have them stay here...what a great way to experience San Diego!!! The staff were so accomodating and helpful,,,,overall a great experience!!

Room Tip: ask for a room closest to the ocean!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank andrew182
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My fiancé(at the time) and I stumbled upon this little gem one day last year when we were looking for a place to have our wedding. It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you walk through the doors to the courtyard, it's absolutely magical!

That day we talked with Gavin the manager and found out they do weddings there. We looked at two other places the next day and we decided The Inn at Sunset Cliffs was the place for us. We went back and booked the entire hotel for our wedding date of October 20th, 2012. They stayed in contact with us over the many months leading up to our date and were SUPER helpful in directing us to various vendors nearby who all turned out to be great. They also hosted a "mock" wedding one afternoon to showcase vendors and give you ideas on how to set the place up. That was a great idea and was very helpful to us.

They do lot's of cool little things also if you get married there. They asked us for a picture of the two of us and they put that picture on all the room keys for the day of our event. They let us store all of our supplies and decorations in the storage room a few days before the event so everything was on hand for the big day. This helped a bunch during set up. We put up lights over the pool between the two sides of the hotel. Augustine who is their main groundskeeper helped me do this which was awesome! They also ask you what you want the staff to wear on the day of the event and they will color code the outfits to your wedding if you wish. It's all the little touches like this that make this place so special. You just don't get service like this anywhere anymore.

On the day of our wedding, the staff was amazing! They are like a well oiled machine and had everything under control so we could just enjoy our day with our family and friends. I can't express to you all how helpful this was and how smooth it made everything go. There was literally not one thing I would have don'e differently, not one regret.

If you're looking for an amazing place to get married that is not overpriced but is fun and friendly, this is the place!

Room Tip: All the rooms are nice actually, just depends what you want to spend and if you need a kitchen or no...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Sunset Cliffs is the ideal place for a wedding in San Diego. As I told my son, the beach is the best place if a church is not an option. The staff was great, friendly and helped create a beautiful wedding. On the day of the wedding the entire property was reserved for us alone, so nice to not have strangers wandering through.

Room Tip: Room 208 with the full kitchen, living room and two bedrooms is great if you want to have a room for...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago, Il.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We booked a "Pool side Queen". The room was very small with just enough room for a queen sized bed and a small desk. The bathroom was adequate with a good sized shower. The room and bath had been recently renovated. The size of the room was OK with us as we spend very little time in the room. If you need more space suggest you book a larger room. The noise problem mentioned in some of the other reviews was not an issue as the hotel was almost empty during our stay - we were there on a Thursday/Friday. The hotel was well maintained with beautiful flower gardens pool side. The staff was helpful. Not much with in walking distance, though there is a good breakfast place one block away. Free wifi and parking. Good value for the price. We would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for the 10% discount.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Address: 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#35 Family Hotel in San Diego
#51 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Sunset Cliffs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Inn at Sunset Cliffs located in historical Point Loma, California. We are one of only a few San Diego hotels truly located on the Pacific Ocean, just steps away from Ocean Beach. Originally built in the 1950's, we have completed the hotel remodel in 2011, and the lower terrace in 2016 thus creating a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to accommodate any San Diego visitor. Almost a brand new hotel and brand new oceanfront patio! No other San Diego hotel offers a view as breathtaking as from our spacious terrace overlooking the Cliffs, Ocean Beach and as far as La Jolla. The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is truly one of the only San Diego beach hotels that is actually a waterfront hotel. Oceanfront suites with the sea breeze just outside your door. Sunset Cliffs creates scenic atmospheres all year long, with million-dollar views everyday. Being a quiet privately owned San Diego hotel, we support our locals and want to help our community. San Diego Beaches are near, being just a few blocks away from us. Experience the great San Diego surfing with an awesome location to scope where to ride for your session just a few steps away from your room. Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing onto our property. Look out at the Pacific Ocean to see the beauty San Diego has to offer. When you feel like relaxing, our two ocean view terraces allow you to view out over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Kick your feet up and let the waves take you away... ... more   less 
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