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“Great hotel right on the beach front”
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Ocean Park Inn
Ranked #28 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Saint George, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel right on the beach front”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were booked in another beachfront hotel that I will not name, and the rooms were terrible. We saw the Ocean Park Inn while walking the boardwalk and stopped in to see if they had any available rooms. The front desk person was so VERY HELPFUL! He found us a room with an ocean view and it was wonderful! We checked out of the other place and moved to the Ocean Park Inn that afternoon. We will most definitely stay there for our next trip to San Diego. The location on Pacific beach is also a big plus for close restaurants, entertainment and shopping all in walking distance.

Room Tip: Pay a little more for an ocean view. Rooms have a small balcony with 2 chairs to relax and enjoy th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear the move over to the OPI had such a positive impact on your trip! It is a rewarding experience for the staff when we can assist guests in creating positive San Diego memories. Thanks again!
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We had a wonderful time at this Inn. Amazing view from our 3 rd floor room facing the ocean. Sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep. Just steps a few from the boardwalk. The staff could not do enough for us. Made great suggestions for restaurants, gave us a coupon for bike rental when we mentioned biking. Breakfast was perfect just enough to choose from. We stayed in room 313
And for some reason the WI Fi did not work unless we were on the balcony. The view from this room was amazing right in the middle facing the ocean. We are Looking forward to staying here
Again on our next visit to San Diego.

Room Tip: Definitely pay the extra for an ocean view. Also very quite.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review! We're all very happy to hear the staff made your stay that much more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

I bought a 2 night deal on livingsocial back in January 2012- Went with my boyfriend and we had a great time! Location is right on the boardwalk and beach, convienent to everything in Pacific Beach. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms (mainly the bathrooms) were a little outdated but still nice and very clean. We had a ground level room, I imagine the higher leveled rooms have a better view but we still loved sitting on our private patio watching the sunset. For a livingsocial deal- 2 nights for $250 this was a great buy. If you're paying full price, i'd still recommend it but remember you're paying for the beach front location rather than the quality of the hotel.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Thank you for the review! We're glad you took advantage of that LivingSocial deal...stay tuned for similar deals online in the future. Another great way to find specials is by signing up for our newsletter! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again.
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Bloomington, MN
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We have just completed perhaps our 7th stay at the Ocean Park Inn, and we cannot wait to return. If you love wonderful sunsets, great walking on the boardwalk or beach, and helpful staff, this is the place for you. We love booking an ocean front room so we can go to sleep and wake up with the sound of the ocean.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
We are so glad you have become such loyal guests of ours! Thank you for becoming part of the OPI family, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We enjoyed the four nights we spent at the Ocean Park--a family trip over spring break. We enjoyed being on the beach and found the location to be convenient for visiting San Diego, La Jolla, and the environs. We wish we had booked earlier to get a beach side room, rather than a partial view.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Thank you for your review! We are all happy to hear the entire family enjoyed their time in San Diego. When you start planning your next family vacation to the Ocean Park Inn, book early as we have very few 2 Queen Ocean Front rooms! We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This hotel was fine. More expensive than the quality suggests but you are paying for the beach side location. I was surprised when I went out at night how loud the adjacent bars are, but luckily in our beach side room with the door wide open we couldn't hear the bars at all. The front desk staff is very friendly. The free breakfast is less than impressive. Pool and hot tub are great.

Room Tip: Ground level beach side is money. Higher floors for better views. There is a glass wall between the...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. You're absolutely right, the prices for rooms on the beach will always be higher than those inland. We closely monitor the other properties in the area to ensure our rates remain competitive, and keep in mind we offer the most complimentary amenities out of any property in town!

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast - we are offering as many options as possible for a "continental breakfast" with fresh pastries, cereal, two waffle machines, fresh fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, and coffee and juices. Next time, we'd be more than happy to point you to any number of restaurants in the area that serve wonderful full breakfasts!

Thank you again.
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Erie, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a little cursed by its location. First, the firehouse bar next door is wicked loud. Thumping beats till late at night. The public restroom and lifeguard station next door is a magnet for homeless folks. While none were outwardly threatening, I did find myself on edge walking around with my wife and young daughter.

The outside if the hotel is fresh and recent. Pool area, enclosed by wind breaks, along with lawn chairs is quite nice. Continental breakfast was good as well.

The inside of rooms are deeply in need of a redo. Certainly circa 1976 with pink toilets, small tile counters, pink tub, cheap doors, etc. While nothing was 'wrong' with the room, it's in need of an update. I likely would not go back.

I found the areas seemed a little cleaner north of the crystal pier around the Tower 23 hotel and Jordan restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! You're absolutely right, some of our neighbors can be a bit noisy in the evenings and on weekends. The good news, however, is we have very few rooms that directly face these restaurants and we have multiple measures and procedures in place to keep the noise reasonable.

Unfortunately, similarly to most small beach towns up and down the coast of California, there is a small transient population. The SDPD does a fantastic job of monitoring their activity in the area, and we very rarely have any issues at or near our property.

We're happy you noticed some of our recently renovations and updates, and you'll also be pleased to know we are not finished with the process. In addition to the newly renovated lobby, breakfast area, pool area, the new carpet and paint throughout the hotel, and the new furniture both inside and out, we will soon be updated our window and bedding treatments, lighting throughout the hotel, and our bathrooms.

We do hope you give us another shot in the future! Thank you for staying with us, and again, we appreciate your feedback.
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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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