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Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the Oceanside Harbor. I booked the room last minute and got a two queen suite for about $200, which featured 2 queen beds, a pullout sofa and a lot of space. It even had a full-length mirror.

The staff was very friendly and helpful when we checked in. The room was very clean and well stocked. Parking was plentiful and, best of all, complimentary.

There's no complimentary breakfast. I don't mind paying since the room was so reasonable, but $13 per person did seem a bit steep for what you'd normally get free at other hotels.

The location and quality make this a steal.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Joanne D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2014

Dear cranberrytarts,

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We appreciate you choosing to stay at our hotel and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your visit. Great news, we have since changed our breakfast options and have made it more economical with larger selections. We hope you have a chance to come back and check it out!
Please come and visit us again soon.

Best Regards,
Joanne Dixon, Assistant General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina – MCB Camp Pendleton Area
agm@hioceanside.com

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Holiday Inn Oceanside is one of the nicest HI properties that I've stayed in some time. It is located on a relatively quiet side street off of I-5, within walking distance of the Oceanside harbor. The rooms were relatively large and well-furnished. The hotel seemed relatively new. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. They had a large collection of business cards with precise driving instructions to travel to the hotel to convenience stores, malls etc. The close proximity to the harbor is quite important because one can walk out of the back of the hotel, down a short dirt path, and under a RR underpass to gain access to the harbor which has a wide variety of restaurants. All in all a very welcome and pleasant surprise.

Room Tip: Oceanside rooms are probably quieter.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank moudan
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Joanne D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2014

Dear moudan,

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. Our goal is to be a GREAT hotel guests LOVE and we are happy to hear that we hit the mark. I am happy you liked our collection of direction cards to and from different locations, we try our best to make our guests' stay as easy and hassle free as possible!
We hope that your travel bring you back to our area and we have the chance to welcome you back.

Best Regards,
Joanne Dixon, Assistant General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina – MCB Camp Pendleton Area
agm@hioceanside.com

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel was very pleasant. The walls are a little thin so you can hear people walking above you or in the hallway, but other than that everything was nice. It is close to downtown and the marina. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The space in the room was pretty large and included a couch. The bed was very comfortable. However the wireless internet service was awful. It took forever to connect to any website and you would have to log in to the wireless hotel service constantly. We also had problems with the room cleaning. The first day we left our room at 10am and returned after 3pm, and the room was still not cleaned. The second day we had the same schedule (we had to get ready to go to a wedding) and there was a note on our door saying we requested not to have our room cleaned. That was not the case, so we called and asked them to clean our room. They said the cleaning staff leaves at 3. Eventually we were able to have our room cleaned around 4:30pm after we left to go to the wedding.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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OCNPC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear Greta K,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us while attending your wedding event. Please accept my apologies for the challenges you experienced using our internet service. We know how frustrating it is to not be able to get online quickly. Please know that we are in the process of replacing our entire guest internet service and upgrading to a fiber optic connection (in fact the fiber has already been run and installed and we are just waiting on the new routers and access points to be installed). Your internet experience should be much better next time you stay with us.

I would also like to thank you for the feedback regarding the timeliness of our housekeeping service. I hope that the delay did not interrupt your busy agenda too much. Housekeeping service generally operates between 8:30am and 5:00pm - please let the front desk know the best time to service your room and housekeeping will be happy to accommodate your time frame.

Thank you for the feedback and we hope that your travels bring you back to the Oceanside area again soon and we have the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Parkford, General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina / MCB Camp Pendleton Area

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a great hotel. The room is clean and felt fairly new. The best part of this Hotel is the location. It's a five minute walk to the harbor. Skip the hotel breakfast and eat at Beach Break at the Harbor. The roof of the hotel has a nice sitting area with a great view of the ocean. I was worried about the trains, but our room was on the opposite side of the hotel. We never heard the train while we were in the room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Joanne D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2014

Dear Jason G,

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. Our goal is to be a GREAT hotel guests LOVE and we are happy to hear that we hit the mark. Although our breakfast at the hotel is yummy, I agree that the Beach Break Cafe does serve amazing food! It actually has since changed management companies and is now called the Stratford at the Harbor. I believe most items on the menu still remain the same.
We hope that your travel bring you back to our area and we have the chance to welcome you back.

Best Regards,
Joanne Dixon, Assistant General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina – MCB Camp Pendleton Area
agm@hioceanside.com

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of a short stay (4 nights) here in late May, 2014. It was a peaceful haven and welcome stopping place at the end of long air flights from U.K.
We are familiar with the area and this recently-opened Holiday Inn was a break from our usual residence.
It proved to be every bit as nice and appealing as it had been shown on the Internet.
All the facilities and services were in immaculate order with the added bonus of friendly, informed and helpful staff.
Our room was much more spacious that we had expected, fresh and hugely acceptable.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Bill G
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Joanne D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2014

Dear Bill G,

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We appreciate you choosing to stay at our hotel and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your visit. Please come and visit us again soon.

Best Regards,
Joanne Dixon, Assistant General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina – MCB Camp Pendleton Area
agm@hioceanside.com

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed for two nights, as our wedding was nearby. Its proximity to the freeways makes it a great stop to explore north county. Room was clean, and the staff was friendly. Bar closes pretty early, but that's not a real big deal. I will recommend in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank StatTravelers
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Joanne D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2014

Dear StatTravelers,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Oceanside for your friends wedding! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your visit and are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Best Regards,
Joanne Dixon, Assistant General Manager
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina – MCB Camp Pendleton Area
agm@hioceanside.com

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area

Address: 1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054-1012
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Oceanside
#2 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#4 Green Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range: £93 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 - 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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