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The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Ranked #138 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Really great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The views were outstanding and the grounds were beautifully kept with flowering plants everywhere. Our room was also recently remodeled so everything was bright and clean. We will definitely stay here again next time we're in San Diego.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I absolutely love this hotel!! I have stayed the last two times I've been in San Diego. It is in an excellent location with outstanding views. Watching the sunset from a beach chair overlooking the ocean with a glass of red wine in hand is now my favorite thing to do here. I highly recommend it :)
Rooms were very clean. Hardwood floors and marble tiled bathrooms give it an upscale, modern touch. The courtyard is replete with rose bushes and other beautiful plants, a nice swimming pool.
Another thing I really love about this hotel and its location is the fact that it feels so private and intimate, despite being fully booked both times I've stayed.
I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in SD. Have and will continue to recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jonathan N
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Hotel is excellent! I have stayed here twice and will always come back to this spot, the staff is very helpful and friendly and you can even park right at the hotel which is very convenient, if your looking for the best bang for your buck with ocean views literally right outside your hotel room you cant go wrong with this place! i would definitely recommend this place anybody 5 stars!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank nick l
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Hotel is really nice, view is beyond amazing, plants are well kept and rooms, and last thing it's good for couple to have a romantic stat!! Only thing that's a bummer is it's kinda far from downtown. I would def recommend this hotel to my friends and family! California has the toughest place to park but this place has your own parking, I came with my family and we had couple of car, it was easy for us to park!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank KobeSurfsup
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

...then you probably aren't going to click excellent. First, let's start with all that's good - really good - here. The location is incredible. The staff are some of the nicest, helpful folks you'll meet. The cleaning folks are top-notch. The grounds are beautiful - especially if, yes, you are having a wedding here. But, unfortunately, for most guests, there is more time spent on the roses and flowers than are spent on rooms. We booked the 2 bedroom suite with the full kitchen; fully furnished with dishes and utensils which is nice. But, the rooms smell. This used to be a smoking motel and if the windows aren't open and the breeze blowing through, you can still smell the smoke. The floors are a wood laminate that creak when you walk on them, and continue creaking long after, even randomly. This is disturbing when someone gets up in the night... Bring your earplugs, even though you want to hear the sounds of the water, the creaking overpowers it every time and will wake you. The bathroom is small and cramped. The furniture is old and out-dated.

On our 2nd to last night, there was a group of folks above us who had just attended a wedding rehearsal. They were drunk and loud - even if they had not been drunk, you hear every footfall because of the wood floors with nothing between the floor and ceiling. We complained to the night manager (nice guy!) and he went up there twice to ask them to quiet down. The next morning, beginning around 7:00 a.m.m they started getting "ready" to attend a wedding - 7 people. All walking back and forth and back and forth. We spoke to Leo (again, another great guy who was as helpful as could be). He gave us a discount on the room for the night and moved us to a more expensive end unit on the 2nd floor, again discounted slightly for the inconvenience.

Pictures are attached of the excellent view from the window. But, look at the pictures of the lamp. The telephone for gosh sake. You wouldn't give this stuff away at a yard sale, you'd throw it in the trash. The refrigerator and microwave were old and tucked in a closet - very cramped room. No place to put your suitcase unless it's on the loveseat or the floor in front of the bed.

This is not a getaway for relaxation. It is not luxury. It is an old, out-dated very high-priced for what it is. I am tired of TripAdvisor reviews where everyone claims how great a place is - just because the view is great and people are nice does not make a place Excellent. Call it like it is.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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InnatSunsetCliffs, Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize our hotel was not to your satisfaction. Glad to hear you enjoyed the grounds. The smell is common and comes from the ocean during this time of year, we were never a smoking motel and actually prefer people smoke off property. We are always trying to upgrade our rooms as we can. Due to the ocean breeze and salt air, many things rust at a stunning rate. It may be rusty but not old. We have upgraded many pieces of furniture and lighting throughout the entire hotel. Your room is scheduled for remodel and we would like to invite you back to experience what our other trip advisor members are sharing about. Relaxation...Tranquility...Peace

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I absolutely LOVE this place. We had our wedding here and it was utterly perfect! We got married here on 09/07/13 and I wouldn’t change anything about our fantastic day. Gavin (the hotel manager/events coordinator) was amazing and a pleasure to work with. He made sure the day went off without a hitch and took away any worry that we may have had. This is a great location to get married and have a reception at, everything is close by and the venue is so gorgeous that there really is not too much need for additional decorations. The staff is incredible and made my friends and family feel so welcome. If you are looking for a place to get married in OB, look no further, you couldn’t find anything better than The Inn at Sunset Cliffs.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank MrsZavala
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This quaint hotel is filled with fresh flowers growing, crashing waves by the patio, views that cannot be beat, and a staff that is fabulous.
Best kept secret... in a quiet neighborhood. When you enter through the glass doors, it is like a dream world. The outside world becomes a distant memory. You are met with beautiful roses, and the vast ocean in front of you. Whether you are sitting on the lower patio by the wood stove, or up on the main patio on wooden rocking chairs, the air is full of ocean breezes and the sunsets are amazing!
A perfect venue for a wedding. We were 100% satisfied with setting and the staff. It is a dream come true for a wedding. Gavin and his staff were the best !!
A perfect venue for a vacation. How could anyone complain with a setting such as this? The staff (all of them!) will be there to make sure your needs are met. They have great coffee at all times in the lounge area, too.

Room Tip: There is not bad room in this place !!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Bonnieplusfour
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Address: 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-3840
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Ocean Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#34 Family Hotel in San Diego
#50 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £122 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Sunset Cliffs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Inn at Sunset Cliffs located in historical Point Loma, California. We are one of only a few San Diego hotels truly located on the Pacific Ocean, just steps away from Ocean Beach. Originally built in the 1950's, we have completed the hotel remodel in 2011, and the lower terrace in 2016 thus creating a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to accommodate any San Diego visitor. No other San Diego hotel offers a view as breathtaking as from our spacious terrace overlooking the Cliffs, Ocean Beach and as far as La Jolla. The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is truly one of the only San Diego beach hotels that is actually a waterfront hotel. Oceanfront suites with the sea breeze just outside your door. Sea World is just a few minutes from us! Sunset Cliffs creates scenic atmospheres all year long, with million-dollar views everyday. Being a quiet privately owned San Diego hotel, we support our locals and want to help our community. San Diego Beaches are near, being just a few blocks away from us. Experience the great San Diego surfing with an awesome location to scope where to ride for your session just a few steps away from your room. Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing onto our property. Look out at the Pacific Ocean to see the beauty San Diego has to offer. When you feel like relaxing, our two ocean view terraces allow you to view out over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Kick your feet up and let the waves take you away... ... more   less 
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