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“The greatest place in San Diego!!”
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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ranked #158 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The location of this hotel is top notch! Literally, right on the beach and close to everything. The view from my room looked right out on to the ocean. The hotel is a little dated, but the bed was comfortable and the shower was awesome - what more do you need? The staff was friendly and fantastic. The little courtyard area was a nice treat at night time. So many restaurants nearby to choose from - Shades next door had killer breakfast and a burger from Hodad's is a must-have. I am so glad to have found this place - can't wait to go back again!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Elaine E
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you so much for the perfect review, Elaine! I love that you mentioned Shades and Hodad's - two of our best restaurants in OB. Just an FYI that OB Restaurant Week happens every year at the beginning of May and over 30 restaurants participate with specials... so keep that in mind when booking again! Also, make sure to check out our restaurant page on the OB Hotel website to see some of our favorites (and some of Guy Fieri's favorites too!).

Also very happy to hear you enjoyed the courtyard space which we just recently remodeled a couple years ago. It's the best for sipping a glass of wine and watching the waves. Thanks again for the great review and we can't wait to see you again!!

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

If you want a great stay, on the beach (ok, across the street) with quiet rooms with some of the most comfortable beds we've slept on, this is your hotel! The staff was very friendly. Plenty of restaurants on the same block. You can walk on the OB Pier, the beach, surf, or just relax and enjoy. A short drive from Sea World. Don't miss out on Hodad's burgers just down the block and do breakfast at Shades, right next door.

Already booked our next stay while we were there.

Room Tip: beach view on south side. best on 2nd or 3rd floor. No elevator in case you require it.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank ToJanMendez
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Wow - thank you so much for the fantastic review! You pretty much summed up everything great about being in the heart of Ocean Beach on Newport Avenue. We love it when guests recognize some of our latest upgrades which includes the memory foam toppers on top of new extremely comfortable mattresses. We strive for 5-star service so thank you for the shout out to our staff. And you are right, no trip to OB is complete without a burger from Hodad's or an omelette from Shades!

Thank you again for the great review and we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Had a great time at OB Hotel. Staff was great, love the courtyard at night for some down time after fun in the sun all day. Close to sand, Hodad's and Pizza Port, what else could you want? Don't tell management, but the price was so low it felt like stealing too.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms are great value, spend a little more for a balcony room if you like people watching.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank FelipeV15
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

YES! Thanks Felipe! And don't worry I won't tell management about the prices being too low. I also won't tell them that they are insane for guaranteeing that we are the lowest priced beachfront hotel in San Diego and if you find cheaper beach front accommodations we will match it!

Ahhh - Hodad's and Pizza Port. I'm not sure it's healthy how many times I eat at those two locations every week but you know what - who cares, life is short and sometimes you just have to have a Blue Jay Burger with onion rings and a strawberry shake... twice a day.

Thanks again for the great review and for the shout outs to some of our notoriously awesome restaurants in town. Next time you are here maybe we can go grab a burger and a beer together.

Best,
Steve
OB Hotel

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Unbeatable location on the beachfront, close to the pier, dog beach, shopping and restaurants. The hotel atrium is great for relaxing with a drink and watching the beachfront action. The room was clean and in very good condition, even with being pet-friendly. Fun to watch the characters that make up the beach scene, never felt uncomfortable, though. Would definitely stay here again - a very good value.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have a superior view compared to ground floor rooms, but ground floor rooms have mor...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thanks for the awesome review ELP59! It means a great deal to us to receive glowing remarks from TripAdvisor Senior Contributors. Thanks for mentioning our centralized location - we love being in the heart of OB surrounded by restaurants and shops. Once guests park (for free I might add) in our parking lot, there is really no reason to use the car again for the entire vacation.

Yep, OB is an eclectic little beach town and the people watching can be an experience all on it's own. And there is no better place to watch the passers-by along with the ocean waves than in our courtyard sipping a glass of wine by the fountain - really glad you enjoyed that space. And yes, we love our four-legged guests and with dog beach just a couple blocks away there is no better place to stay when bringing Fido along.

Thanks again for the great review and we can't wait to see you again soon!! Oh, and nice room tip - ground floor rooms are also the pet-friendly rooms.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The OB hotel, located directly on the coolest beach in San Diego was, for the money, unbeatable. It wasn't perfect, but most hotels aren't. If you're looking for a quiet place with spotless room service you might try another hotel in the vicinity. The walls are paper thin and you can hear your neighbors as if they were right next to you. Luckily everybody seemed to go to sleep early. The room service is a bit suspect. They did a great job cleaning but left our trash cans full, which might have simply been an over sight.

Aside from that it was a wonderful experience. The hotel is at the end of the most enjoyable rows of eclectic bars, coffee houses, and restaurants you could imagine. The hotels courtyard is a fantastic spot to sit and people watch during any part of the day and night. You can't beat the price either. Good luck finding any hotel on the beach for 140.00 a night on the weekends. The atmosphere exuded charm and the owner was incredibly gracious and humble. We talked for 20 minutes while he cleaned the court yard. We will definitely go back!!!!

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Thank Dave U
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thanks for the great review, Dave. Yes I agree with you that OB is the coolest. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the courtyard which was recently remodeled so it's really nice to hear from guests that they were able to sit back and relax while watching the waves and people through the big windows. This hotel is family owned and operated - as you saw, the owners are here every day chatting with guests and making sure everything is in top-notch condition. We love to meet people from all over the world and welcome them to this little beach town we call home.

And you are also right about the thin walls - we have recently been renovating rooms with sound & light blocking curtains, as well as, adding new insulation which has helped quite a bit. Hopefully within the next few months these upgrades will be complete. As far as the un-emptied waste baskets - that's unusual so I will talk to our housekeeping about that and make sure it's remedied- thanks for letting us know.

Overall, fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and we can't wait to see you again when you visit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This is a great hotel we were lucky enough to have a room that faced the ocean, which is literally right across the street. The room had 2 sets of double french doors to let in the ocean breeze & air, very short wak to the pier. Yes the room is very small but you are at the beach who stays indoors??? Check in a breeze, parking right there, located on street with tons of restaurants and shopping. Would definitely stay here a again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Robin K
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Robin, thank you SO MUCH for your fantastic review! It means a great deal to us when guests pass along kind words and we really appreciate it - especially from a Trip Advisor Senior Contributor like yourself that is so well-versed in travel.

We put in those French Doors in the rooms that face the ocean about 5 years ago and they make all the difference in the world. Being able to leave them open and feel the ocean breeze with a full 180 degree view of the Pacific is what it's all about, right! Thanks for mentioning the free parking and the proximity of all the shops too - we are lucky to be smack-dab in the middle of Ocean Beach with all the great local shops all around us.

So glad you had a fabulous time here in OB and we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This place was awesome & I would definitely book there again. It is so near dog friendly restaurants and the beach is just across the strett that you can see from their great courtyard. I have passed the hotel name on to several friends who also travel with dogs.

Room Tip: When travelling with dogs, make sure to get a room on the bottom floor. They actually booked the bo...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sharon P P
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you so much for your great review, Sharon! Thank you for mentioning how pet-friendly OB is - in fact, San Diego just got ranked as the most pet-friendly city in the country by Forbes Magazine among cities with over a million people. And Ocean Beach, with the original Dog Beach and plenty of pet-friendly restaurants, is a huge part of that rank. We here at the OB Hotel love being a part of this pet-friendly vacation destination by providing our entire bottom floor (which includes rooms with private patios) as pet-friendly. We love our four-legged guests!

So glad you enjoyed your vacation and have recommended us to friends. Thanks again for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Address: 5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3091
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £96 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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