"I had never been to this area before. And I have to tell you the truth. When I first got there, I thought, Oh! what have I gotten myself into! But aft ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Ocean Beach Hotel you'll be 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Ocean Beach Park and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from SeaWorld. Highlights at this beachfront motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy satellite TV, free local calls, and hair dryers, featured in all 56 rooms. Additionally, refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are available.

This beach motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Ocean Beach motel include University of San Diego and Old Town San Diego State Park.

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Pet Friendly, Courtside)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$140 per night

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Patio (Private Patio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Beach Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Beach right outside your front door

I had never been to this area before. And I have to tell you the truth. When I first got there, I thought, Oh! what have I gotten myself into! But after being there for a little bit I found the people there are incredibly friendly, eclectic and extremely welcoming. I had a blast! I absolutely would go there again! And I didn't even mention, you can watch surfing all day long. What a blast!

Posted by , from Salt Lake City on Aug 8, 2017

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4 out of 5

Affordable and quaint but could use some tlc

The only problem we had was the door. It was uneven with the frame so we had a lot of outside wind and noise coming in. It was also very rusty and jagged. Other than that the rest of the room was well kept and clean. The beds were also very comfy.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

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1 out of 5

Not Worth the money

In short, I have been in hotels that were a fraction of the cost of this place and they were much more appealing than Ocean Beach Hotel. This place was horrible and ran down. Very big disappointment.

Posted by , from s on Jul 14, 2017

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3 out of 5

Close to beach

The room was ok, told the staff twice about the portable A/C not working right. Which they didn't do any thing about. The fountain in the court yard was dark green and should have been cleaned weekly.

Posted by , from Phoenix,Az on Jun 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Updated and clean

The location across from the beach was amazing. The bed was very comfortable. The room has been updated and was clean.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017

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4 out of 5

Older place close to beach

Room ac is a floor model that blows into the bed. Bathroom definitely needs work. Location is good if you like many restaurants and fun.

Posted by , from Ft Lauderdale on Sep 27, 2016

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2 out of 5

Close to the beach, not updated

Good location, but really old bathrooms with cracked tiles, peeling paint, etc. VERY small rooms. My review wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't paid $225 for the night.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Aug 3, 2015

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3 out of 5

Kind of cramped!

Pros: Great location, good restaurants nearby.
Cons: Updating the room furnishings and bathroom features will definitely help.
Location: Good restaurants nearby. Lots of options!
Very tight rooms. Old shower, poor condition. Old squeaky queen size bed. Noisy courtyard area outside. Any normal conversation outside is amplified in your room. If it gets foggy the fog horn just in front of the hotel sounds-off all night. (Very annoying!) Good location (right on the beach) and probably fine for one person but definitely cramped for a couple. I will probably not stay there again!

Posted by , from Mammoth Lakes, CA on Mar 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

very satisfied

for the price and location...totally worth it. its not a 5 diamond hotel by far. but its cute and clean and literally right in front of the beach. smooth reservation process and nice staff. no complaints (also has a really nice courtyard!)

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jul 25, 2013

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1 out of 5

Very poor condition and very loud

We moved from this motel after one night and one room change.  I have photos, but can't upload them for some reason. Peeling paint on the walls, frightening grout in the shower, a big hole punched into one wall, and a lightbulb hanging with no fixture in the bathroom. No counter or shelf in the bathroom. The beds were sagging on both sides and badly in need of replacement - the 3" memory foam on top did not help. The rooms were very loud and we got to hear a screaming fight the morning we left from the upstairs guests. And the air conditioning unit failed after about 1 hour, the front desk clerk had to come empty the water reservoir (which is inside the room, making it very damp). The location is great, but this motel is definitely not worth the price.

Posted by , from Fort Collins, CO on May 17, 2013

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Property Features

Ocean Beach Hotel offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Ocean Beach Hotel also features concierge services, laundry facilities, and ATM/banking services. Free self parking is available. This San Diego motel is smoke free.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1964
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ocean Beach Hotel offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2017.

  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Hotel Names

  • Beach Ocean
  • Hotel Ocean
  • Hotel Ocean Beach
  • Ocean Beach Hotel
  • Ocean Hotel
  • Ocean Beach Hotel San Diego
  • Ocean Beach San Diego

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.