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“Perfect location, great hotel!”
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Ocean Park Inn
Ranked #29 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The OPI is not a luxury hotel, but it is one of my all-time favorites. We have stayed twice in the past two years, and can't say enough good things about it. The location is absolutely perfect- right on the beach and walking distance to almost anywhere in Pacific or Mission Beach. Both times we have booked partial ocean view rooms, which look out on the pool and actually seem to be full ocean views. The rooms themselves are clean and relatively modern, with fridges and small balconies (and amazing views). The free breakfast is not exactly gourmet, but is generous and includes fruit, yogurt, cereal, and a waffle bar.

We found the staff to be quite friendly and helpful. The hairdryer in our room stopped working as I was getting ready for a wedding- I panicked, but the maintenance man came within 10 minutes to replace it, which I very much appreciated.

Overall, I can't recommend this place enough if you are looking for a reasonably priced and centrally located beach hotel. I've stayed in a few other hotels in the area, but none come close to the OPI.

Room Tip: Partial ocean view rooms that overlook the pool are really full ocean views. The rooms with balconie...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Fantastic review Olivia! We are thrilled to hear you once again enjoyed your stay with us, and we’re honored to be your go-to property for your visits to PB. Make sure you’re friends with us on Facebook to read about local events, see some beautiful pictures, and maybe even use a special for your next trip out! See you then!

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We recently spent 5 days at the hotel. We thought the location was perfect with easy access to the beach, the constant sound of the surf, the sunsets, the pier, the boardwalk, etc. The underground parking is handy and reasonably priced. The room and bath were attractive, clean, and up to date. The heated pool and hot tub are in good shape in a very nice courtyard and appear very handicapped accessible.The staff were helpful and friendly including coming up with an early check in. There's lots to do in the area and the necessary shops are in walking distance including a large appealing grocery store and an adequate Starbucks (nothing special). We enjoyed the many good restaurants in the area. The continental breakfast is bare-bones--we skipped it for the most part. Wi-Fi is spotty so I used my own mobile hotspot. See the additional note about room location. We would definitely come back again and would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Room 313 (partial ocean view king) was a great location. There's a full view of the ocean with...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Excellent review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to highlight some of the amenities and activities in and around the property. You’ll be happy to note that we are currently working on alternatives to boost our WiFi strength throughout the hotel. Thanks again for the feedback, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive specials for your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This hotel is situated right on Pacific Beach and in a great location for good sunsets and boardwalk strolls. It's a great price if you are trying to save money, but be sure to pack your own supplies since the amenities are pretty slim. My daughter and I were able to rent a DVD player from the hotel and grab some Redbox movies from the Ralph's across the street for evening entertainment since the TV channels were pretty paltry. The pool is nicely heated, though the wind sneaks up over the glass walls during the day. Overall, the hotel was clean and certainly suited our needs.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Thank you for the feedback, Lindsey! We're happy to hear the property suited your needs, and we do hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We chose the Ocean Park Inn because of it's proximity to all that is fun in San Diego. This hotel sits steps from the beach, from great restaurants, shopping, and late night revelry. The heated pool and hot tub added to the atmosphere. We stayed five nights and we are pleased to say that we would happily go back. The cost of the 5 nights and the other hotel options around Pacific Beach made this an easy and affordable choice. The hotel is clean and recently renovated.
Our room was on the ground floor and had a walk out patio enclosure overlooking the pool and boardwalk. The staff was welcoming and attentive.
There is a great deal of restaurant options in the area. There is a grocery store across the street, a Starbucks and plenty of surf shops.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor overlooking the pool, rm #115 is great.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We work very hard to offer our guests the best value in Pacific Beach. Thank you for taking the time to mention some of the great amenities we offer, as well as many of the nearby attractions. There is never any shortage of things to do when in PB! Thanks again for the feedback and we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We spent a week in Feb. in the 3rd floor king 1BR suite at OPI. It was our second stay in this hotel (and this room) in two years. The location--right on Pactific Beach, with a Starbucks across the street, is ideal for Pacific Northwesterners like us seeking a break from the cold and rain. We selected the suite so that we could eat in, but were disappointed that the kitchen included very few basic cooking utensils--we had to buy a pan, spatula, paring knife, and cutting board at Goodwill because none of these were provided. The suite lacks a dishwasher; housekeeping will sometimes (but not always) clean dishes left in the sink. We experienced numerous dropouts with the free WiFi coverage, which seems to be underpowered to handle the number of rooms. TV reception is mediocre and no on-demand entertainment is offered. The hot tub was out of order, to our great disappoinment. The hotel is adjacent to a very loud night club (the Firehouse Lounge) and rooms on the east side of the hotel will experience pounding bass lines until about 10pm on weekend and holiday evenings.

Overall, this seems to be one of the better hotels in Pacific Beach, but that isn't saying much as average hotel quality in this neighborhood is quite poor. OPI would be a better value if they provided higher-quality amenities one expects from $200+ rooms and did a better job maintaining the pool and hot tub.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west (beach) and north sides are quieter; those facing east front a noisy nightclub and...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your feedback, William.

Let me begin by extending a personal apology for the issues you encountered with utensils and dishes in the suite. The suites with kitchenettes should be fully stocked with the tools needed to cook, and although many of our housekeepers are new, dishes left in the sink is not something you should have encountered. These issues have been passed along, and appropriate action will be taken.

We are a bit confused, however, about your comments regarding the pool and hot tub. Our maintenance staff goes above and beyond to ensure both are in top shape, and neither are ever closed (during regular pool hours) for more time than it takes to clean them. During your stay, there may have been a three hour period where we drained the pool halfway to install a new light bulb, but other than that neither the pool nor the hot tub have been "closed."

We're disappointed you did find value in your stay with us. We strive to offer the most "bang for your buck" here in Pacific Beach with the most complimentary and/or most affordable amenities while keeping our rates extremely competitive. For your next stay, we would recommend one our suites more suitable for families - we are very open and up front about the possibilities of disruptions with the particular suite you booked, as stated in the room description on our website. We would be more than happy to recommend alternative rooms and suites for next time!

We very much value your feedback, thanks again.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We have just returned from our 6th or 7th stay at Ocean Park Inn. We love the location and the very helpful staff. If you like having a great view of the beach, waking up to the sound of the waves, walking along the beach or boardwalk, and being able to walk to an interesting variety of restaurants, you, too will enjoy your stay at Ocean Park Inn. We are already looking forward to staying there again next year, and we hope that as we get older, our visits can get longer!

Room Tip: Definitely worth it to book an ocean front room on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for the amazing review! You nailed it right on the head: there is never a shortage of things to do when visiting Pacific Beach. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the OPI and we look forward to seeing you again for all future trips out to San Diego!

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Great room with a view overlooking the waves crashing into the beach. Close to restaurants, walked everywhere. Would definitely recommend and stay again. The fact that the weather was also perfect made for a great 3 day holiday.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Mat R, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us while also taking advantage of the great year around weather. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for special deals and promotions for your future trips to Pacific Beach.

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Additional Information about Ocean Park Inn

Address: 710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3904
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:
#7 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: £109 - £281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Ocean Park Hotel San Diego
Park Inn San Diego
Park Inn Ocean
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