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“Great View”
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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ranked #147 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Washington, Michigan
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23 reviews
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“Great View”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

WE were pleasantly suprised with this hotel. It is an old property but nicely renovated. Our third floor room was comfortable and had a supurb view of the Pacific Ocean.
We much liked the courtyard which has a glass wall to protect you from the winds. It was lovely to sit there and watch the waved hit the pier and the people enjoying the beach.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patty2ski
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you so much for the great review, Patty2ski! That's great to hear that you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed your beach vacation here. Yes, this building was built in 1964 (which means this is technically our 50th anniversary!) but has gone through countless renovations to become the building it is today. We truly enjoy our work as we update the rooms every year.

Thank you for mentioning our renovated courtyard. Surfer watching through those big arched glass windows is the best - there's no better place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the waves. Glad you enjoyed that space.

Thank you again for the fantastic review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Our stay was fantastic! Excellent place for a dog friendly beach vacation! Awesome restaurants & vintage/shabby chic right out the door. A short walk to the best dog beach we've ever been to. Can't wait to get back!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
AWESOME - 5 star review! Thanks so much, Kim, for the great review! We strive for 5-star service and accommodations and I'm happy we reached that goal with your stay. I love your headline to the review - we are so happy to be a dog-friendly hotel with our bottom floor being pet-friendly.

Forbes Magazine agrees with us too as they rated San Diego as the Best City for Dog Lovers in America this year. I'm sure you had the opportunity to enjoy all that OB offers for fellow dog lovers like the Fido Menu at Shades Oceanfront Bistro next door to the OB Hotel or the Frosty Paws - a sugar-free, soy-based ice cream for your dog at Lighthouse Ice Cream and Yogurt across the street from the OB Hotel. And of course Dog Beach - 24/7 off-leash heaven on Earth for dogs!

Thanks again for the great review and just as much as you can't wait to get back, we can't wait to see you again!
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I used to live in San Diego and love Ocean Beach, so this was the perfect spot for me! All of my favorite shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance. It was also a beautiful beach weekend! We enjoyed the sunset from our balcony and the view was so pleasant it was hard to leave the room. The staff was super friendly and welcoming! I will be back :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
YAHOO - 5 star review! Thanks for the fantastic review Alex. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we will see you again the next time you come back to your ole' stomping grounds. OB is a pretty awesome place, isn't it! The weather here has been unbelievable this winter and you can't beat the sunsets over the pier - glad you were able to enjoy those from your balcony room. We strive for 5-star service so thank you for mentioning our staff!

Thanks again for the awesome review and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Overall our stay was fantastic, as usual. Just thought I'd share a tip... If you can avoid it, do not park in front of the cinder block wall right underneath the tattoo shop. We'd just gotten our truck washed and were in for an unpleasant surprise upon leaving. Someone had thrown an oily substance all over our windshield and all down the driver's side from the top front, to the back door. A lot! We've parked there before without a problem, but this time someone decided to be a total jerk. We reported it to the front desk and they apologized and said they'd look into it.
Again, other than that, our stay was awesome!! You will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
YES - 5-star review! Thanks for the feedback, Cyansea. We greatly appreciate you making this hotel your home away from home when you visit San Diego. I truly apologize for your experience with your car. We have never had any issues with our neighbors and have always gotten along great so it is extremely disappointing to hear this kind of feedback (although THANK YOU for telling us - otherwise how would we know and address it!) I want you to know that I have personally addressed the issue and we should not be having any other problems like this. It sounds like it might have been a rogue circumstance of a random client (jerk) and that person won't be allowed back.

Thank you again for the 5-star review even with a total bummer of an ending to the trip. We can't wait to see you again soon and I'm confident your next visit will be back to the same ole' sunshine and good times!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Cross the street and you're on the sand. Location is pretty vibrant with shopping and restaurants all within walking distance. Dog friendly and a public park across the street. Agreed that the room is worn and furnishings are dated. But unit was clean. Noise is an issue as they've replaced the carpeting with laminate flooring. I had particularly noisy upstairs neighbors and management was very receptive and accommodating in trying to resolve the issue.

Room Tip: If you don't have a dog - the top floor would eliminate any potential for noise from above.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Hi Susan - thanks for the review! Great word for the location - "vibrant" indeed - we love being in the heart of OB within walking distance of all the great shops and restaurants. I hope you had a chance to check out our restaurants page on our website that shows some of our favorites for around town. We are really lucky to have such a vibrant restaurant scene - tons of good food from Hodad's to Raglan to Shades to Pizza Port to South Beach, the list goes on and on.

We are constantly updating the rooms and I really appreciate your feedback. One of the updates was switching to hard laminate flooring in all the rooms and doing away with the carpet - carpet was no good at the beach! With that update though you are right, the bottom floor rooms are a bit louder - good room tip for getting top floor rooms. I'm glad you told our front desk because if there is ever a problem with noise and you let our front desk know we do our absolute best to resolve it so that you can have a peaceful vacation. Also, I'm happy to tell you that we are currently updating the rooms a section at a time with new furnishings so hopefully by the next time you are here there will be new furniture in the rooms.
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

It's a good place for affordable price - when you are looking for a lovely spot on the 1st line of san Diego's beach. I made a mistake on booking and guys gave me a better room for the same price. Reccomended,

Room Tip: Ocean side, definitely
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Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thanks for the great review, Mosmellowman! It means a great deal to us to receive such positive feedback - especially from a TripAdvisor Senior Reviewer. I like that line - "a lovely spot on the 1st line of San Diego's beach". Well said! I'm really happy to hear you enjoyed your beach vacation! We strive for 5-star service, so I'm very glad to hear our staff was able to offer a free upgrade.

Thanks again for the review and the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The room was a bit small but it served its purpose. Location was great, staff was great and view was great. The price of the room was a little steep but I would go back to Ocean Beach Hotel in a heart beat!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Hi Brittany - thanks for the great review! I appreciate you mentioning our staff - we strive for 5-star service so it's really nice to hear from guests that we are meeting that goal. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay - yes, the rooms are a bit tight - this hotel was built in 64' and we continue to try and make improvements to allow for more space like our renovated bathrooms that have added shelving. And about the price - remember that we have a low price guarantee so if you find a lower rate on a comparable room at another hotel that is considered "ocean front", then we will meet that price!

Thanks again for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Ocean Beach Hotel
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:
#42 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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