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“Simple but luxurious. I loved the view and the beautiful courtyard.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Beach Hotel

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Ocean Beach Hotel
Ranked #144 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Simple but luxurious. I loved the view and the beautiful courtyard.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Very nice but rooms need an outlet in bathroom for hair dryer and flat iron. No coffee pot in room, if breakfast is not included in the cost of the room then a coffee pot should be provided to make your own coffee.

  • Stayed May 2014
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thanks for the great review, Dyaz81! We are thrilled to be your simply luxurious hotel! :)

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed our recently renovated courtyard space - a great spot to surfer watch with a glass of wine! The owners of the hotel are the gardeners here (seriously) - and they take special pride in making that courtyard space look and feel superb! So next time you are here and you see a couple deadheading the geraniums, yep, those are the owners of the place and they would love to chat with you if you'd like.

Yes, you are right about the bathroom outlet. That's why we are renovating each bathroom one by one and adding not only outlets but also brand new tile showers along with additional shelving. Next time you are here, please don't hesitate to request one of our newly remodeled bathrooms so you can see our recent changes. As for the coffee, I apologize we don't have coffee makers in the room but we make an excellent "cup of joe" in the lobby every morning from 6:00am to 1:00pm and it's free for guests.

Thanks again for the great feedback and we hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Location was great and the staff was amazing!! Rooms were nice and clean, view was awesome. If you dont need a pool or spa and want a nice clean basic hotel with an awesome view.. You will enjoy your stay, I highly recommend it.
Free parking too.

  • Stayed May 2014
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
YIPPEE! 5-star review! Thanks so much for the great review. We dig your style too - that might be the best profile name I've ever heard in fact - LuvinLifeEveryday. That kind of matches a phrase we say a lot in OB - "No bad days".

Thank you for mentioning the staff who work very hard to provide 5-star service to every guest.

We will never be one of those hotels that has hidden upcharges when you check-in that's why we provide that free beach parking you mentioned, free Wi-Fi, and if you need to print your boarding pass or something - don't worry we don't charge to use the business center computer and printer. Everything is included in the price of the room.

Thanks again for the awesome review. And nice picture from the balcony! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

OB Hotel has the best location and rooms! Staff is extremely friendly & accommodating. Rooms are very clean and well kept. Dog friendly since the OB Dog Beach is just a short walk up the beach. Awesome sunsets and nightlife ... with restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance & the beach is just across the road. Good times & Cool vibes! If you can find a better place and/or deal ... let me know! Peace/cheers

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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OBH0TEL, Manager at Ocean Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
NICE - 5 star review! Gregory, great vibe in this review - thank you so much for all the fantastic feedback. You pretty much summed it up and I might steal that tagline from your review "Good times & great vibes!" :)

It's so much fun being a pet friendly hotel (the entire first floor is pet-friendly)this close to Dog Beach - we love our four-legged guests and so does the rest of OB. Lighthouse Ice Cream across the street serves "Frosty Paws" and Shades Oceanfront Bistro next door to the hotel has a "Fido Menu"! We are also really lucky to be in the heart of OB with all of our world-famous restaurants, shops, and bars within walking distance.

Thanks again, Gregory, for the 5-star review. We can't wait to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Kim D
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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