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Ocean Park Inn
Ranked #28 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“We love this place!”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

I stayed here on vacation with my teenage son. We shared a junior suite with a partial ocean view. Staff at reception were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Our room was large, clean, & rather plain with few decorations and simple furniture. The bathroom, however, was huge with a tub and a large glassed in shower. Lots of hot water, but marginal water pressure. Plenty of fluffy towels. The room was QUIET (!) even though it overlooked the pool area. (The pool closes at 10pm.) I enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching the ocean and sleeping with the sound of the waves. There is underground parking for a fee (very reasonable, $10/day.) The bed was super comfortable, the pull out sofa bed, not so much. Breakfast was better than average. Housekeeping could have been a bit more thorough--we found a previous guest's clothing in our closet--but to be completely fair, my son told them not to clean one day. This place is family friendly, with lots of families with little kids. Yes, there are homeless hanging out around the hotel, but they seemed pretty harmless to me. The best part--the location. Right on the boardwalk, right on the ocean, walk everywhere. Be sure to check out Konos for breakfast and lunch. Also the Firehouse for dinner (our waiter was a professional magician.) This hotel might seem a little pricey, but given the location, it is a terrific value. Be sure to get a room with a view of the ocean!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2012
We very much appreciate such a kind, detailed review! The Junior Suite is a very spacious option and a guest favorite - we're glad you enjoyed it along with many of our amenities!

We do apologize, however, for the inconvenience with housekeeping. That sort of thing should never happen, and your comments will be passed along.

We do hope to see you again. Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter to receive specials and discounts for next time! Thanks again.
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

The location is perfect. The pool area is fantastic. The staff was super helpful and accomodating. We did have a view of the ocean. Only small disappointment is the bathrooms are a little outdated. Would stay here again an plan on it!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2012
Thank you for all the kind words! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Great location at the end of Grand Ave on the beach. Lively boardwalk separates hotel from beach. Property could stand a little updating, but generally very clean, serviceable rooms. Staff was very cordial and helpful, particularly Juan. Be aware that while most rooms have direct or partial ocean view, there are about a half dozen non view rooms (offered at on-line booking sites). Useable pool in small concrete court with ocean views. On the same half block as the hotel are a city fire station, 3 boisterous bars, and a 24-hour 7-11, so there's a 24/7 urban beach scene going on here that may not appeal to all. Hotel's underground parking garage is worth the $10/day charge as on street parking is almost nonexistent.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! You'll be happy to know that although we have renovated and upgraded the property multiple times in the last few years, we are not quite finished! We have quite a few more tricks up our sleeves that our guests will surely enjoy!

Pacific Beach is your typical beach community in California, there is no doubt about it. A combination of young people, families, and retirees constantly walk the boardwalk, eat in the restaurants and bars, and shop on Garnet Ave. The town is by no means dominated by one group or another (although there are certainly louder groups than others hah!), and that is why we successfully advertise ourselves as a family hotel.

Additionally, we have worked very hard over the last few years to form a strong relationship with the local restaurants. We are to the point where not only do they understand and support our mission, but they too benefit from the families and retirees that stay with us - not just the younger generation. Also, in case you were curious, in the over four years I have been at this property, we have never once had a complaint about the fire station around the corner. It's far enough away that any noise the trucks make just blend in with the relaxing ocean sounds.

It sounds like overall you enjoyed your stay. We thank you again for your feedback!
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

great location! the ocean.... the restaurants.... everything you need is within walking distance of the hotel. easy access to the boardwalk and the beach. the hotel staff was very accommodating and attentive. the hotel itself is very clean and well maintained. we requested a room off the ground floor and facing the ocean. that is just what they had ready for us when we arrived. the room was large enough for our family of four. the only complaint i have is that their free wifi is very slow but you get what you pay for. they do offer a verizon internet service for a fee. i would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Thank you very much for such a great review! We're very glad you were able to enjoy your time in the ocean front room and in local beach community.

We do understand your frustrations with the complimentary WiFi speeds. Although we are right on par with industry standards and usually have no problems at all, like most technologies it doesn't work flawlessly. Make sure if you ever have this issue again with us, swing by the front desk and we'll give you a couple more options.

We look forward to seeing you next time!
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

I found this hotel by chance and ended up staying for four days... It was looking a bit on the tired side when I was there and could probably do with redecorating but it was clean and tidy... The staff were generally helpful, although one or two could do with a refresher in public service, a little unusual for the USA... It's right on the beach front and you can walk to loads of bars and restaurants within in few minutes... I recommend a visit to Joe's Crab Shack... Still on the whole I'd go back... It's a good base if you want to spend some time looking around and there's plenty to see in San Diego...

Room Tip: If you can afford to pay a bit extra, got a sea front room...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
We thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. You'll be happy to know that although the Ocean Park Inn has gone through a number of renovations and upgrades over the last few years, we are not finished! We have many plans for the future to keep our guests returning.

Customer service is one of our fortes, however, so I would greatly appreciate an email with a further explanation of what you referred to in your feedback. We work very hard to provide the best customer service possible and consequently we take these matters seriously.

Enjoy the rest of your time in the states!
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

The staff at the ocean park inn have been incredible!!! After traveling 12 hours we found out that booking.com screwed up our reservation. The wonderful staff at ocean park inn moved mountains to accommodate us on an extremely busy summer comicon weekend.
The manager saw our exhausted faces and that of our kids and helped us without hesitation.
The rooms are much bigger than expected. We are on the ground floor with a balcony, the kids love the extra room. Rooms are clean and decorated well. The breakfast is great an open early. Parking is underground.
The hotel is literally on the beach!! The people watching is the best!!
The staff greets us everyone morning, some by name, the personal touch is great. The staff has also recommended some great places to eat and visit.
We will definitely be coming back to the ocean park inn.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
We very much appreciate such a wonderful review! The staff is very happy to know they were able to make all the difference during your stay, and I am happy to know we were able to accommodate all of your needs!

Next time, try to book through our website for the widest variety of room-type options and the most accurate rates! We look forward to seeing you.
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We are San Diegans and used to stay at this place regularly. Not so much anymore because the prices have gone through the roof! That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
It is right on the boardwalk close to the crystal pier. If you don't want to be in the sand, lounge around the pool which sits right off the boardwalk.
The used to offer a continental breakfast. Good quality breakfast with juice available all day.
Bring your bikes if the you can - or rent them. The boardwalk is a great place to walk or ride bikes.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank onemeek
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
We're glad you were able to make it back to our property, and of course we're always happy to host staycations! It's true, the rates have fluctuated and gradually climbed over the years with renovations, upgrades, and economic highs and lows - but as I've mentioned before on TripAdvisor, our rates remain extremely competitive for Pacific Beach. There isn't another property around that offers the number of complimentary and/or affordable amenities we do!

Our complimentary continental breakfast, for instance, is one of the huge benefits of booking at our property. We have grown the breakfast to include as much as possible while still keeping it "continental," and thus offer a wide variety of choices every morning.

If you forget to bring your bikes next time, swing by the front desk for some local, very affordable bike rental coupons. Thank you for the review!
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Property: Ocean Park Inn
Address: 710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3904
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#32 Business Hotel in San Diego
#46 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Park Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Ocean Park Inn and see for yourself why San Diego is known as America's Finest City. Superior location, year-round sunshine, underground gated parking, incredible ocean views and an abundance of activities are only a few things this contemporary, boutique San Diego Inn has to offer! Start your day out with our delicious complimentary breakfast. Then spend the day deciding which of the 95 walkable restaurants you would like to visit or just order some food to be delivered by one of our partner restaurants while lounging by our ocean view pool! Whether for work or pleasure the Ocean Park Inn will provide the productive or relaxing stay that you are in search of! ... more   less 
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Park Inn San Diego
Park Inn Ocean
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