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“Home at the Beach!”
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The Beach Cottages
Ranked #138 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home at the Beach!”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

If you like quaint, homey, comfortable and the beach as your front yard, you need to stay here. The Beach Cottages are full of charm and friendliness. We have stayed here before and we WILL stay here each time we come. The 1 bedroom apartments are perfect for a family with kids. Complete with kitchen, living room and dining room and fun! We love the Beach Cottages, it is our home away from home!

Susan

Room Tip: If you don't get the cottages, stay in the main building with the Ocean view!!! The rooms are q...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We've been coming to the Beach Cottages annually for the past 8 years and always enjoy our stay!
The staff is friendly and professional and the accommodations are nice and close to the beach, shops and good restaurants. It's a great place to stay and I recommend to everyone including families.

Room Tip: The 2 bdrm 2 bath suite is awesome with a well stocked kitchen to use.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

My Husband's family first introduced me to "The Beach Cottages" about 20 years ago when I first started dating him. They always booked an entire month, we usually stayed with them for a week. We stayed in a cottage 3 back from the beach. The cottage is was large enough to sleep 4 people very comfortably and it is just steps from the beach. The cottages are decorated very nicely and the staff are very accomodating. We slept with the windows wide open so that we could hear the ocean waves, very relaxing. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within walking distance and there are plenty of little shops for those who are like me and need a souvenir from every place that I stay. Another perk is that the Crystal Pier is right down the boardwalk. The cottages have kitchenettes with a small set of dinnerware and silverware, so you can bring food and prepare it there, there are also barbeques as well. It is a family friendly place with ping pong tables for the kids. If you want to be close to the beach with all the comforts of home, the Beach Cottages is the place to be.

Room Tip: The cottages facing the beach or the beach front cottages have a tendency to be quite noisy during p...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Our family has the best time staying here! It is our 5th or 6th time. We stay in either rooms facing beach or the beach front cottages, have learned the annex behind Joe's Crab shack is too noisy. We slept with the windows open and listened to the ocean all night, awesome. The location is great for us. We park in the parking lot and walk everywhere all weekend. There is a grocery store and coffee shop right behind hotel, tons of restaurants, shops, bars, anything you care to do when your not enjoying the beach and Crystal Pier. Most of the rooms have kitchenettes, the kids love the ping pong tables... very low-key relaxing place to stay.

Room Tip: It is worth the money to get a cottage, but the rooms in the main building (facing ocean) are just a...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Seattle
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

We (2 parents & 2 grade schoolers) stayed for almost a week with another family and quite enjoyed it. The place could use some updating but everything was clean. We loved having a full kitchen and separate bedrooms for the children and the proximity to the beach can't be beat. The children also enjoyed the kid-sized ping pong table and shuffleboard. We loved that it was in a real neighborhood with regular stores and not just tourist shops.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

Had a studio apartment on a trip with my family. There is no air conditioning, so we had to leave the windows wide open otherwise suffocate, but nearly died of the heat overnight anyway. Between the heat and the noisy bar-goers we hardly got a wink of sleep. It was intolerable. Also, the place really does need some repairs. They're fairly minor such as a leaky, cracked faucet for one example, but it makes it seem cheap and rather crummy. The next day we moved to the Best Western a few blocks down. There we got a modern room with A/C plus a partial ocean view (no view except at the dirty alley from the studio room here) plus a pool & hot tub for an evening swim. I really wanted to love The Beach Cottages, but I honestly wouldn't recommend this place.

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Phoenix Az
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92 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We go to Pacific Beach every year and stay with the fine folks at the Beach Cottages.
This year as other years the trip was awesome! The Beach Cottages are an older property but very well maintained with annual upgrades! Beach Cottages are walking distace to everything from restaurants,bars,groceries etc. The boardwalk is out the front gate for biking,walking jogging or just people watching. We highly recommend the beach cottages for anyong looking for a relaxing stay at the beach! Thanks to the staff and mnagemnet for the memories!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Beach Cottages
Address: 4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#21 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Beach Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Cottages are located right on the beach in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We are conveniently located near many great restaurants, shops, night life, and San Diego attractions. There is a Ralph's grocery store located right across the street which makes it very easy to prepare your own meals in any one of our fifty fully equipped kitchen units, if you prefer to do so. Our other twenty eight units have kitchenettes that include a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the tableware and glassware you need. The Beach Cottages is a perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation at the beach. ... more   less 
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