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Ocean Beach Hotel

5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3091
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#129 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Ocean Beach's premier beachfront hotel in the heart of all the action. Surrounded by over 30 restaurants and tons of boutique shops, the Ocean Beach Hotel will become your home away from home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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mesatraveler wrote a review May 2021
Mesa, Arizona880 contributions247 helpful votes
It's dead center in the heart of town, directly on the beach., so there is no better location. The first floor units are pet friendly and that is a major advantage. The rooms are compact/small, but very functional and clean. Service is friendly and professional from booking to departure.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Customer experience and satisfaction are our priorities. Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Medi H wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona10 contributions5 helpful votes
Fortunately we’d spent some time in Ocean Beach before our weekend stay. We knew we were possibly sacrificing quiet nights of sleep for the OB vibe. It’s not your typical San Diego neighborhood. It’s a mix of not only surfers & tourists but also free-spirits and some who are maybe a little down on their luck (but are making the most of it at the beach!). We spent a little extra on the room and reserved the 2 queens with a patio & ocean view. Will do that again as I understand the other rooms are tight. Patio was perfect for people-watching (image below). No coffee in the room but I know of at least 1 coffee shop within about a block. There is a refrigerator. Room was clean. TV and wi-fi worked when we needed. Yes, there was a bit of night noise but not excessive. The beach is truly right across the street and there are several bars & restaurants to walk to. Have fun!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again.
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Alice F wrote a review Aug 2020
Arizona41 contributions30 helpful votes
This hotel has beautiful views of the ocean and the beach is right across the street. Our room is small but clean. Since we are here during COVID19 we don't have any type of services but if we need anything all we have to do is ask. Plenty of room for storage, has a refrigerator but no coffee maker.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for highlighting our great location! We appreciate you sharing your review with us and other travelers, and we are delighted you were satisfied with our service and accommodations! Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Ashley O wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
This beach has turned into a cluster of transients, and clouded of weed. The surrounding restaurants do not cater to kids, but pander to the young who are there to drink only. We could not escape the loud and drunks at night when ready to relax, surrounded by screaming drunks until 4am, without noise restriction past a certain time. Dogs were wandering inside the courtyard peeing and pooping all over the fake grass. Filthy. The fridge in the room didn't work. Never will be back to Ocean Beach.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
We're sorry your experience was not a good one. We wish you safe travels in the future.
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Wisconsinite wrote a review Aug 2020
Trevor, United States51 contributions10 helpful votes
Pros: ok...so not everything is bad about this hotel. I mean, the views from the ocean view rooms with balcony are amazing. They have a terrace area on each of the 3 floors which makes a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or dinner and watch the ocean and surfers. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. They offer free parking and a refrigerator in the room. Cons: During our 3 day stay, there was a man found stabbed underneath the Ocean Beach Pier, 2 ambulances called for fights/victims of the fights, and a car literally racing around the parking lot at 5:00am trying to chase and kill the other homeless people who they apparently had a problem with while those in the parking lot that normally live there we’re trying to hit the car with garbage cans and/or other objects to either antagonize or deter them..hard to tell. Police were literally out there at least 3-4 times per day (maybe more since we wouldn’t have seen them while out for the day). In room phone did not work. When I tried to dial 911 for the car trying to chase and kill people in the parking lot across the street, I found out there was no dial tone and it didn’t work. I was able to call from my cell phone though:) I called the front desk later to let them know. They never did fix it so maybe it’s something they were already aware of? Partying INSIDE the hotel is HUGE!!! So, if you’re planning to sleep, hope you have a VERY high tolerance to loud noises, yelling and dogs barking. No coffee maker and honestly, early in the morning, I didn’t feel comfortable going out by myself to go find coffee. During the daytime it’s a bit better since there are more people around and the people who live on the beach kind of calm down a bit. It’s sad really. (Also, no microwave) There are probably quite a few people living there on the beach that could use some mental health services. No elevator for luggage. Third floor was fine for me because we only had a carry on and backpack, but if you are older or have a family, that could be a problem. For the price they charge per room per night, I expected a much better experience overall.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre Leahy, Other at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
We apologize your stay was not was you expected and it is our hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future for a much better experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Beach (0.02 km), Ocean Beach Municipal Pier (0.1 km), and Ocean Beach Farmers Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, and Mike's Taco Club.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.5 km), Whaley House Museum (5.4 km), and Presidio Park (5.3 km).
Does Ocean Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.