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The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Ranked #132 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Newbury Park, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“There's a new activity at this beautiful hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I recently visited the Inn at Sunset Cliffs again, and in addition to the spectacular rooms, and view, I was plesantly surprised to see you can fish right at the hotel. My husband Steve really enjoyed this amenity, that no other hotel offers. We could cook the fish right in our room. It was so enjoyable!!!! Gavin the manager was so accomodating, and everytime we stay at the Inn we feel so special, and are treated just like family. I have traveled extensively, and this has the best view, and oceanfront rooms hands down. If you are wondering if you should stay here, don't hesitate. You will be very happy!!!!! I can't wait until I am fortunate enough to stay here again. SUPERB!!!!!!!

Room Tip: The presidential suite is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! All the rooms are wonderful!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Finally got a chance to return to this gem after a long time away. As usual, flowers were blooming and the ocean view was spectacular. My favorite part of this place is the 30 steps from room to water. No packing beach chairs or ice chests, and no worries about glass bottles or alcohol. My room was spotless and stayed that way the entire week due to the prompt housekeepers. My family and I will definitely return to the Inn (hopefully sooner than later!)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Can you imagine the perfect sunset on a lovely terrace overlooking the ocean for your wedding? Thanks to Gavin and the Inn we were blessed to have this experience. That was four years ago. The property and staff were incredible then and continue to be the best part of our summer get away. The courtyard is something to witness. The location is minutes away from Ocean Beach, downtown San Diego, and Mission Beach. If you're looking for a relaxed, casual, down home vibe, this is the place for you.

We've stayed in almost every room at the property. Without exception, they've been clean and well appointed.

Do yourself a favor. Stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Laguna Beach, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is one of two in Ocean Beach, so there isn't much choice if OB is where you have to stay. This hotel is out of harms way (away from the center of downtown-traffic-noise) and looks very nice from the exterior. The owners have made an attempt to make this hotel look decent and did a nice job painting the building and landscaping the property.

The hotel sits on an ocean-front cliff. There is no beach, but the property's patios overlook the ocean. There are comfortable teak chairs to relax and enjoy this view and what I believe is the best feature of this property. Note that the public area patio's are for all of the hotel guests and not part of the rooms. They also have a nice little pool but the required glass barricade doesn't leave room for lounge chairs.

The rooms...well let's just say this is where they fall down. The issue with older properties is that, as an owner, you are stuck with outdated structures. Some owners will put in the money to bring the rooms into the 21st Century while others think some paint and new furnishings will be enough to make their guests happy. The later is the case at this hotel, except the furnishings are not new. In fact, they were pretty bad. For example, the bed is a mattress on a metal frame, no head board and everything else looked like it was nice stuff that came from the Salvation Army.

The best feature of our room was the shower. The tiny five foot by six foot bathroom has a new granite tiled, two-head shower with decent water pressure. The bathroom and shower can only fit one person comfortably (and I'm not a large person). It's too bad that the full sized kitchen with dining area that we didn't use, was three times bigger than the bathroom.

Overall, this property still need some serious work to meet the rates they charge.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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InnatSunsetCliffs, Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the location and the property. I would like to apologize for your room not being what you thought it would be and not up to date. We try to let everyone know the quality of our rooms prior to their stay. We want you to enjoy your vacation to the max. We have slowly been upgrading each room from month to month when we can and have most of the rooms completed. There are still a hand full of rooms that will undergo a complete remodel, one of the few I believe was your room. Please accept our apology and we invite you back to our location to experience one of our updated rooms. Hope to see you again when visiting San Diego. Look out for our awesome new package deals coming soon!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I have been staying there for 5 yrs. We were married there 4 yrs ago in August. We love it. this year we were there for almost 5 wks and it was just like being home. Gavin and staff are like family and were fabulous. Clean rooms and excellent service everyday! But nothing is better than the view right outside your door and beautiful gardens in the courtyard. Love waking up to the sounds of the waves each morning. We always bring bikes because everything is in biking distance and rarely use our car to go anywhere. Can't wait for next summer, each year is more amazing! LOVE IT!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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InnatSunsetCliffs, Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Awesome guest like this make our property wonderful. Make your self at home and enjoy what the property gives us. Thank you for treating other guest like family as well. Makes a great atmosphere around the hotel for everyone. Until next summer...! Hopefully before then too!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have been staying at The Cliffs for about five years now. We consider it to be our second home. We loved it so much we got married there two years ago and our whole family comes back now to enjoy the pristine views, spotless rooms, and excellent service. Gavin and his crew really know what they are doing. They always go above and beyond for us and make us feel like family there. Definitely beats a bustling large chain hotel! Just a few steps out of your room and you have one of the most amazing views of the cliffs. Can't wait to go back and would never dream of staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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InnatSunsetCliffs, Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. When there are wonderful guest here like yourself, the hotel becomes that much more wonderful. We appreciate what has been said in the reviews and want to personally thank you. We hope to see you in near future. San Diego has a lot of offer everyone.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is our third time at the Inn and love it, and the staff. Hotel grounds are beautifully landscaped, great deck areas to sit and chat, play games, eat, or watch a sunset. Rooms are clean and LOVE the double headed showers big enough for two. Biking/walking distance to tons of restaurants and beach. Other family members also stay here and it's like a family retreat! So much fun.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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InnatSunsetCliffs, Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are happy to hear you would your returning stay. We think it's great that returners come back year after year to relax and celebrate with us. We are in appreciation of your business and hope it continues year after year. Thank you again and hope to see you in the near future!
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Property: The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Address: 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-3840
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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
#34 Family Hotel in San Diego
#50 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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