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Review of Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside

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Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Save your meal per diem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great rooms and friendly staff. I particularly enjoy the modern kitchens and fixtures in the suites. Staff greets me like an old friend when I return each day. Great full breakfast buffet with a few different choices each morning and evening manager's receptions that often can be a full meal. For travelers hoping to "bank" some per diem, this is the place to stay!

Room Tip: one and two bedroom units are available as well as studios.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Ripper4
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when we booked this place - however the reviews were good and you can't really go wrong with a Marriott product.

The rooms were huge and very well appointed. The beds were on the hard side - but I prefer that versus a cushy mattress. The pool was outside my window but there wasn't much noise - and we decided to enjoy the hot tub after dinner - great after a couple rounds of golf.

And the best part was that it was within stumbling distance of Rosina's - where we had one of the greatest Italian experiences ever ... check it out if you're staying here.

All in all - great value for the money and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Barry P
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Loveland, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Staff was generally nice except for one person. Maid service was great. Room was very clean. Breakfast and evening social was fine but the eggs had no seasoning. We had the following additional issues.
1.Beds were hard and uncomfortable.
2.Furniture in room old and very ucomfortable.
3.Ice machine in fridge was not turned on and when we asked for ice we were told to come and get it ourselves. When I mentioned that was bad service the front desk person gave me a dirty look and said she didn't have anyone to get it. When we got to the room a person "magically" appeared to get ice for us.
4.Smoking on the patio and pool area made it impossible for us to enjoy the pool, hot tub, fire pit or babecue area in the evening without breathing huge amounts of cigarette smoke, Even the staff smoked there. When we talked to the front desk the response was Aaawwww (in other words, too bad). By the way, there was a no smoking sign on the doors leading to the patio area and we were assured at check in it was a "no smoking facility" (front desk quote).
5. The warming dishes were not turned on for the breakfast. All the food was dangerously cold. It wasn't noticed until we showed the staff.
6.We had to ask for additional decaf coffee after the room was cleaned.
7.Kitchenette area was nice but no dish soap was provided if you wanted to wash dishes instead of using the dishwasher. When asked, the staff would not provide it even though it was available downstairs (we saw it in a case).
8.No safe in the room and boxes at the desk were too small for a laptop.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wttwphoto
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Joshua B, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Thank you so much for posting a review of our hotel here in Oceanside. We are grateful for all comments as they either reinforce good behavior, such as the nice staff you mentioned, or allow us to correct deficiencies. I would really like the opportunity to discuss with you more details of your stay so I can address them specifically with the team. Please feel free to contact me directly at josh.brandon@marriott.com or my direct line 760-547-5820. We are always striving to improve and I really do appreciate the time you took to post a review.

Hope to speak with you soon,
Josh Brandon
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Yuma, AZ
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We were happy when Marriott opened up some properties in Oceanside. We visit there often and the two locations couldn't be any closer to my folks house. We really enjoy Residence Inns and this one is no exception. You are always greeted with a friendly smile and hello. The staff really care about your comfort and well being. The rooms are well appointed and spacious. We have had both the studios and the one bedrooms and both are very nice. The room was clean and well equiped for extended stays. The only thing with Marriott is how uncomfortable the couch and chairs are in the sitting area. I would love to see a recliner in there. I usually sit in the office chair. I guess Bill M doesn't try this stuff out before he equips the rooms. The other beef is how difficult it is to get a Coke at a Marriott hotel. I have heard some interesting stories about why Pepsi is the soda of choice. Well both small things because everything else more than makes up for an uncomfortable chair and no Coke. The Residence Inn also provides breakfast which is OK. There is usually a pretty good variety and they change it a bit every day. My advice is go down early. We were there for 4 nights this time and made it to breakfast during the last half hour of their serving time. A number of pans were empty and although they were eventually replenished the stuff on the plate was cold. The next morning we were there earlier and every thing was available and still hot. The people working the dining room work hard I thank them for being there.

Room Tip: Corner one bedroom suites are nice. Top floor is best for some reason there is always someone that...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank YumaJohn
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Santee, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. It is 5 miles from Oceanside but worth the ride. Staff very helpful.
Not much co-ordination between front desk and housekeeping. They thought we checked out although our booking was for 2 nights and all our stuff was in the room. They cancelled our room keys but re-did them. The carpeting looked new. Dizzy design!!! The a/c was noisy. We turned it
off as thankfully we could open the windows which was great. Breakfast a little on the slim side but o.k. Coffee excellent. They upgraded us to a 2bd suite which was marvellous. The spa was shut down but we were ready to leave by then. It was pleasantly quiet and we had good nights sleep.
Lounge was nice with fireplace and logs burning (faux) but gave a great atmosphere.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the trees at the back if you want a super quiet room. 4th floor good. Howeve...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Audreyr0se
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
121 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We looked for a Marriott near Legoland, main purpose of our trip for 4 nights, and found this place quite close to where we want to go. Great check in experience, got upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite. Excellent room, great facilities, very good free breakfast. so far so good until the second day, Saturday, went to make a phone call with the only phone in the suite, handset does not work, works with the speaker phone but not the handset. Went downstairs to report the problem only to be told they cannot do anything until Monday!! Guess I cannot make any phone calls over the weekend? I am not interested in making phone calls on the speaker with my family around. Good internet connection but find it really odd that the dining room table against a wall does not have an available power source. Yes, there is a desk with power source but it is in one of the bedrooms where my kids were sleeping!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cowboydanno
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Joshua B, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
I really appreciate your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the hotel's value, location and staff. We have a great team that strives hard every day to please our guests. I did not that you had an issue with the wireless telephone in the room. To avoid this in the future, I have instructed the engineer team to replace all the batteries in every room. Thank you so much for your feedback as it helps us improve every day.

Best Regards,
Josh Brandon
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

At check inn I was pretty disappointed I had been given a smoking room with all of the soaps and shampoos missing, however, that was the only downside. This is one of the most pleasant hotel stays I have ever had, and thats saying something.
The staff are excellent, friendly and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome.

Room Tip: DO not get a room near the elevator it make a loud bong when the doors open
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank FC96
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside

Property: Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside
Address: 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056-2693
Region: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Oceanside
#5 Romantic Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Family Hotel in Oceanside
#6 Green Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly-renovated Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside hotel is an ideal choice near Camp Pendleton, the Oceanside Pier and Legoland. This hotel in Oceanside, California provides just what you need to maintain your normal pace and thrive during extended stays. You'll enjoy a warm lobby designed with a variety of comfortable spaces, making it easy to hold impromptu meetings, connect with our free Wi-Fi, and refuel with refreshments from The Market. The spacious extended stay suites at this Oceanside, CA hotel are 50% larger than the average hotel room. The suites include an ergonomic desk, ample bathroom space and contemporary color schemes to complement the suite's separate spaces for eating, sleeping and working, along with a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a free hot breakfast to start off the morning before relaxing at our evening social hour with complimentary light fare and drinks. Enjoy comforts like home and free parking at our Residence Inn Oceanside, California hotel near the SoCal Sports Complex. ... more   less 
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