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“Location, and the Vibe is Great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ranked #142 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Cathedral City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Location, and the Vibe is Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed here three nights last weekend, our Godson and his partner were married in San Diego. They booked two suites for a week, and one courtyard view room for a week also. We only had a garden view room also, but sadly only for three nights.

The owner and staff are wonderful folks who make you feel welcome and at home. This is a well maintained older Classic California Hotel. Due to the age the rooms are not the largest on the coast but are updated well, appointed and all rooms seemed to have a small fridge and microwave for reheating those left overs from one of the many good eating places right outside the door. Speaking of right outside the door, is the Beach and Ocean, just cross the street. Most rooms have a view of the longest concrete pier in Southern CA. Sunsets are awesome....plan on viewing them each night of your stay.
Although we didn't have our dog, I have never seen a more pet friendly place. The rooms have tile or laminate floors, so tracked in sand and a occasional "oops" is not a problem.

I will visit this place again, I know it will feel as comfortable and welcoming as it did the first time.

Room Tip: If a light sleeper ask for a room across the courtyard from Newport street. Ocean Beach is a city wh...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife and I just finished an off-season 'staycation' a few miles away at the Ocean Beach Hotel. What fun! Forget dumping your money down the endless dollar hole at Vegas for a 'few days' away. Just get a room at the Ocean Beach Hotel with a view of the water and put your feet up. Fifty feet from the sand and right around the corner from the Newport Ave night life, this is the place to enjoy the funky vibe of Ocean Beach...everything is walking distance.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean or Newport. There are courtyard dog-friendly rooms too.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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207 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Sometimes it's hard to tell from online photos about a place..i.e a hotel.
But OB Hotel was very nice, across the street from the ocean, a whole street of
restaurants and bars to enjoy. Parked our car and did not need it for the entire trip.
Very relaxing…next time we'll stay longer!

Room Tip: During your reservation inquire about a beach-front room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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103 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed here for two nights with the wife to get away. The room was a basic bed and toilet, nothing fancy at all. The location was excellent. You can walk to the ocean (across the street), bars, places to eat and stagger back to your room. Would I stay again? Yes... If your not trying to impress your significant other with a beautiful room, but rather a great location, this is the place to go.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is our first time staying at Ocean Beach Hotel. My wife and I have had an incredible experience at this hotel. The staff has been incredibly accommodating. My wife has neck and back problems. We asked for some extra pillows because she was having trouble sleeping. The woman at the desk not only got us pillows, she moved us to a bigger room with a balcony (thinking a different bed may help my wife). She did this without our asking and was so pleasant and helpful.

Location: Ocean Beach (I'm listening to the waves now)
Price: Very reasonable considering the location
Family run: We met the owners (Grosh) and had a great conversation with them. They took the time to give us advice about our upcoming move to San Diego.

I have a friend back in Minnesota who stays here on every visit. I now understand why. This is a really cool place. The courtyard is wonderful. We really like it and are glad that we have four more nights here on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Clean rooms, excellent, friendly service, and a family run hotel. The owners are out working on the gardens as I type this review. It is also very quiet with the door and balcony closed. The only thing I hear are the waves crashing.

You can stay somewhere cheaper in San Diego, but you won't stay anywhere as cool and fun. Five stars and a big thank you to everyone at OB Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side may be noisier due to Newport Avenue. However, close the balcony and silence...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim B
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Binghamton, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Prime location, prime service, and my pooch loved it! The courtyard patio is really nice if you want to get out of the crowd a little bit. This place is dog friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the San Diego area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eater2212
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Don't believe the bad reviews: the OB Hotel is great! The staff were wonderful, very responsive to all of my requests. The room was cleaned thoroughly every day. It was quiet despite being on a busy street. The best thing, of course, is the location-it is practically on the beach! In fact, it seemed to be the only hotel in Ocean Beach that was within a block of the beach. Close to many different kinds of restaurants and shops. I will definately return!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ocean Beach Hotel
Address: 5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3091
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#42 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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