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“Lovely hotel & great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Park Inn
Ranked #29 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
St. John's, Canada
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel & great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in October, 2012 as part of a group of 19. The whole group enjoyed the hotel - it was very clean and in an awesome location. We were happy that we could walk to so many restaurants and wake up next to the beach each morning. The complementary breakfast was great and very convenient when you have a large group.

The front desk manager, Mat, was wonderful to deal with during the booking process. During our stay, Mat and the rest of the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. They provided assistance with getting cabs, directions, and restaurant reservations.

Our room was always cleaned well and we were never inconvenienced by having had to wait for our room to be cleaned.

The hotel is great value for your money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Krista, it was an absolute pleasure having you and your entire group stay with us! We all thank you very much for the kind words, compliments, and taking the time to write us a review. As soon as you're ready to visit San Diego again, do not hesitate to get a hold of us! See you again.
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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed at the Ocean Park Inn as a weekend getaway for our one year anniversary. We had an oceanfront room on the second floor and couldn't have been happier with the location. We sat out on our balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning and glass of wine at night, just listening to the waves crashing on the shore. There's lots to do with bars, restaurants, and shops all within walking distance. Every morning we went for a walk over to Woody's Breakfast and Burgers and had a great breakfast right on the boardwalk

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
All of us at the Ocean Park Inn would like to say Happy Anniversary! We're thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time here at the beach for your special celebration. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, and we hope to see you again - same time next year!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The hotel was very nice. We had a great view of the beach, and sitting out for sunset on the balcony was amazing. The rooms are kept clean and nice, the staff is friendly and quick to answer questions about the area, and the option to take boogie boards to the ocean supplied by the hotel, followed up with a quick outdoor shower and a hot tub is so nice. If you area headed to this area of california, I would highly recomend it.

Room Tip: Book a little early and get a 3rd floor room with a full ocean view. It's so nice to just sit ou...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matt E
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for the review and recommendation Matt! We're very happy to hear our amenities and services made your stay that much more enjoyable. Next time you decide to take a quick trip out to San Diego, we do hope you come visit us again!
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have stayed here several times now and will continue coming back. If you are looking for a Pacific Beach experience, this location is perfect. This trip was for business, so I had to drive downtown and back every day. It took less than 30 minutes to get to the heart of downtown at rush hour. Very quick trip to the airport as well.
This is not a quiet, idyllic beach area. Instead you will find a bustling beachfront. Constant activity, walking, biking, skateboards and more. Rent a cruiser bike and take off. Miles of easy riding. Cross the street and ride on the bay, a completely different scene.
Tha parking garage is well worth the $10 day fee. Hassle free indoor parking. The front desk staff is always willing to help. Even the accountants stepped up when I was checking out to lend a hand. Many are from the area and have good local knowledge.
Try to get an Ocean Front room and take advangtage of the small patio overlooking the boardwalk. Endless people watching and best view of the sunset.
I hope to get back there soon.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
We always love seeing familiar faces! We're thrilled you've become a regular guest, and thank you for another wonderful review. Make sure you're friends with us on Facebook for news and specials for our returning guests. See you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

My twin sister and I decided to celebrate our 60th birthday by spending a few days in San Diego. We booked Ocean Park Inn and it was absolutely the right decision. Located on the boardwalk, the hotel offers fabulous views of the ocean. The rooms are clean, king bed is comfortable and the water in the shower is hot. yay! The staff are personable and accommodating. Car parking is underground. All of us had a sense (husbands included) that security was good. I can't vouch for the continental breakfast as I didn't eat breakfast there, but spouse and brother-in-law chowed down. Oh yes, the outdoor hot tub was awesome.
We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Happy birthday to you both! It sounds like you had a spectacular time celebrating here in Pacific Beach, and we thank you for all the kind words and compliments. We do hope to see you again next year for 61!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was a great hotel and the rooms were very clean. Enjoyed the quick, convenient access to the beach as well. Morning breakfast was nice to have. Would definitely stay again, although it would be nice to get offered an automatic upgrad to better view room given how slow the hotel was mid-week.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Red032605
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your feedback! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

I do apologize we were not offering complimentary upgrades during your stay. We do offer these upgrades from time to time, whether it be in the form of a monthly special, or simply based on occupancy. We are also currently running a contest on our Facebook page, where we are giving away free rooms and upgrades so I highly recommend checking that out!

Overall we are all glad you had a great vacation, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was very weary about booking this hotel. Price was right for a location on the beach but the reviews were mixed. Since the manager responded to most of the posts on TripAdvisor, I decided we would go.
This was a good hotel for our family which includes three kids under age 7.
They offered a continental breakfast which includes waffles, oatmeal, bagels, cereal, fruit, hard boiled eggs. For our family, this is perfect. We are right on the beach. We paid for a partial view and paid less than $200 per night.
We used the underground parking for $10 per night. We were close to many restaurants and stores such as a Ralph's and CVS. We are also a short drive to Torrey Pines, La Jolla (seal beach), Coronado Island and the San Diego Zoo. It took less than 30 minutes to get to all of these places. San Diego International is close, as well. We came downn from Universal Studios and that was a 2 hour drive. Not bad considering the traffic by LA.
You are next to a couple of bars. During Sunday, the bar right next door was very loud with their music. It did end by nine. We just kept the fan on in our room. My in-laws' room was right across from the bar. It probably was best to shut the windows in the hallway to drown out some of the loud music. I feel sorry for the staff as they have to listen to the loud music.
The staff was very friendly. They were great to my father-in-law and assisted with getting him a motorized wheelchair delivered to our hotel.
I know some people posted about the homeless people. They do not harm anyone. I saw homeless people in the pricier areas such as LaJolla and Coronado. We took our kids to LA and they saw all the "interesting people" that kept coming up to us asking if we want to pose for a picture with them or listen to their CD.
There is a firestation next door but we never heard any sirens while sleeping. We did sleep with the windows open and kept the fans on.
Yes, the decor is outdated but so is my basement that has carpet on the walls. As the manager commented in other posts, they will be updating the hotel.
Lobby was great and so was the pool. It was also nice that they had the toys for the kids to play on the beach as I would never pack buckets and shovels.
I also feel this is a great hotel for people wanting to party as the bars are nearby. However, my husband found a great bar to watch the Chicago Bears game. Lots of Bears fan.
We were in by night time as we traveled with small kids. I did see families but because I think it was fall there was not as many families.
Rooms were clean but could use more cleaning as the lamps were dusty and there were spill stains on the wall and carpet.
I would definitely stay here again. For the pricing and to be on the beach, it was worth it. My in-laws also enjoyed the place. I stayed on Mission Beach and felt this area had more to offer. Guests at the hotel were nice and the staff was great!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jkass23
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such fantastic feedback! It sounds like the entire family enjoyed their time exploring the area.

We do believe we provide the most bang for the buck in Pacific Beach, especially when families like yours take advantage of our complimentary amenities and services. The continental breakfast and beach toys, for example, are two services no other hotel in the area offers!

We're also very happy to hear our location worked out so perfectly for your explorations around greater San Diego. Not only are we on the beach and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and bars, but we're centrally located in San Diego county so that farthest you'll have to drive to get to any attraction is about 35 minutes. We're 5 minutes from SeaWorld, 15 minutes from the airport, and 20 minutes from the Zoo and Gaslamp District!

Thank you again for all the kind words, we hope to see you again in the future! Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter to receive returning-guest specials and discounts.
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Property: Ocean Park Inn
Address: 710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3904
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#32 Business Hotel in San Diego
#46 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Park Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Ocean Park Inn and see for yourself why San Diego is known as America's Finest City. Superior location, year-round sunshine, underground gated parking, incredible ocean views and an abundance of activities are only a few things this contemporary, boutique San Diego Inn has to offer! Start your day out with our delicious complimentary breakfast. Then spend the day deciding which of the 95 walkable restaurants you would like to visit or just order some food to be delivered by one of our partner restaurants while lounging by our ocean view pool! Whether for work or pleasure the Ocean Park Inn will provide the productive or relaxing stay that you are in search of! ... more   less 
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