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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
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“Beautiful View, Great Rooms, Great CUSTOMER SERVICE”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

I had about 10 family members come into town recently and they were treated very well and I really appreciate that. They loved their rooms and room service. The view was lovely and the beds were comfy. They loved walking around the harbor and enjoying the happy service they received from Geoff and his staff. My grandmother has kept saying "I like that young man" Thanks Geoff and supporting staff for making my family feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Groveland, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We selected this hotel with only 24 hours notice due to dissatisfaction with the hotel we started with. The staff members here were incredibly helpful, always cheerful, and went above and beyond. They offered instructions on the best route to walk to the beach and were extremely friendly without being intrusive. We went in February so it was cool weather. I went to the outside jacuzzi and it was lovely. The wi-fi was easy to access and use. Had breakfast at the little on-site restaurant and it was absolutely delicious. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 12 February 2013
Jill,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are very glad that we were able to exceed your exceptions! I am sorry to hear that your vacation started out bad, but am very happy that it was turned around. We hope that your travels bring you our way again so we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Thank you for sharing your experience to help others plan their vacations.

Sincerely,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Morgan Hill, ca
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We loved the area. It is right off the freeway and Mapquest was perfect getting us there. Next door is a Denny's if you want their breakfast instead of Holiday Inn's. That was the only part of the stay where we felt it was not worth it. We shared an omelette and ended up spending $20 for brekkie. Service was very slow. No idea if it was the waitress or kitchen at fault. Only a couple of other tables at 9 am so I don't think they should have been overwhelmed.

We stayed with Priceline and got the hotel for half price. Despite that, the woman who checked us in gave us an upgraded spacious room with a king bed! The decor was very trendy with red and black and the room was immaculate. This was fabulous treatment for being a Priceline customer.

The hotel is over a bridge from downtown Oceanside. We drove over to see what the town was like and found an art museum we really enjoyed right next to city hall. There are other hotels on that side but, honestly, not as upscale as the Holiday Inn. This hotel is a block or so from the ocean though our view was of the mobile home park across the street. No biggie as we only slept in the room, being busy seeing friends. The King of Missons, San Luis Rey, is just east on the freeway from this hotel.

Since it was January, we did not even look for a pool.

The bathroom was dazzling. Granite everywhere including lining the shower for two. The bathroom looked like something out of a Ritz Carlton.

Back of the restaurant is the business office with two computers available for guests. High speed. I really needed one by the time I got to this hotel.

We did not use any spa or fitness center.

Overall, we were more than pleased with this hotel and would come back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Denny's might be a better choice for breakfast but we wanted to spend our money at Holiday Inn s...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 12 February 2013
Karen,

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your visit - we are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. I am sorry that your breakfast experience wasn't great - we will work on that for your next visit. I know you got a great deal on Priceline, but if you are staying with us again - please be sure to check for our package rates that include breakfast (pre-paying for breakfast in the room rate can really save on your overall costs) and as a reminder, kids under 12 eat for free also.

We're glad you were able to explore Oceanside and get an opportunity to enjoy our great town. We all hope you come visit us again soon - until then, we'll keep the bathrooms sparkly and the internet blazing fast.

Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

From the time we walked in the hotel to check in, until we checked out, everything was perfect.
Wonderful, friendly front desk staff! Exceptional staff that keeps the place super clean! Free laundry! Small but functional exercise room (only advice for hotel is to add sanitary wipes in the gym.) Close to marina, ocean, and dining in the marina! Great room service! Spacious rooms!
Everything was GREAT... and I am super picky! Highly reccomend this Hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean on a high floor. Beautiful sunset views!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 12 February 2013
Rachel,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel - we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. I wanted to let you know that based on your feedback, we have added sanitary wipes in a fancy wall-mounted dispenser to the fitness center. Thanks for the suggestion. We hope to welcome you back again soon, until then happy travels.

Warm Regards,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Room: Stayed in a junior suite for 4 days, room was clean and spacious with 2 queen-size beds and pull out couch. Really liked the cotton-based shower curtain liner - easy to wash so no soap scum or mold. Lacking towel racks next to sink and lighting in room was not good.
Lobby:Coffee and fresh fruit available 24 hours so easy to grab a cup and an orange on the go.
Lobby restaurant: good food with a variety of choices for all meals.
Staff: managers Emily and Asuka and server Tylr was super! They were friendly, helpful and shared knowledge of the area and attractions.
Free parking, short-cut path in back down hill to marina restaurants and shops, short walk to beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 12 February 2013
Anne, thank you so much for posting this great review and pointing out the staff members that make your visit extra special. Also, we love your pictures! We hope that your travels bring you back to Oceanside again soon so we get the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,
Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
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Chugiak, Alaska
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

I was expecting this to be a little closer to the beach based on photos, but it was just a short walk. Very clean and nice, very big rooms for our family. The rooms were clean and front desk staff was very friendly. Lobby is very welcoming.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Thank you for visiting all the way from Alaska! We are glad you enjoyed our staff and guest rooms. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Geoffrey Parkford
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Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here twice, last March and this month (January). We had a junior suite in March, which was quite nice, despite losing power 6 times in the span of a few hours. This month we had an executive king room and it was COLD! It honestly felt like the air conditioner was running full blast in the hallway, but I was told it is actually the cold air return. We had to put a rolled towel at the door to block the draft, as our 52° room would not heat up otherwise. Excellent location, and, as I said, both status were quite pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2013
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your experience. The Southern California blackout storm last year was pretty crazy, sorry you had to ride it out with the rest of us. Thank you for sharing your experience about the hallways' fresh air intake being too cold. We are working with the designers of our building to see if we can limit the amount of air coming in during the cooler months. Although the air is not being cooled, it can be too cold sometimes.

Thank you again for staying with us twice and we hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Parkford
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Address: 1401 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Region: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#4 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina - MCB Camp Pendleton Area is a Full Service, Award Winning hotel located 700 yards from USMC Base Camp Pendleton's Main Gate and minutes' walk to the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches and with easy access to Interstate-5, accessing all of San Diego County. ... more   less 
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