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The hotel is bit dated, they didn’t have breakfast , the room cleaning services were awful , they just gave us clean towels and didn’t even empty out the trash. If you want your bed made and linen changed you have to ask for it. The water pressure in the shower was weak.

nothing unique. A $200 deposit on your card in case you destroy the room? No breakfast. Housekeeping prepares coffee when they arrive 8am, 8.30am. I guess reception people are to lazy to make it. Simple coffeemaker in room, micro and refrig. Close to Oceanside Pider and Harbor.

So, if you are looking for an inexpensive option in the Oceanside area then this hotel is for you. Granted it is not cheap per se, but for the Ocean side area, it is cheaper than other options. Also, the $200 charge that gets put on your credit card so you don't smoke or trash the rooms is annoying, but you will get it back (I hope since it is still on my card as of this review) in 5 or so days. That being said, you get what you pay for. It is a cheap hotel. When we arrived there was all sorts of construction going on and it was quite noisy and hard to get into the hotel (There was no construction on Saturday or Sunday which was nice.) Also, when you enter the hotel parking lot, go slowly as there is a severe angle and your car will scrape the bottom going in to the lot and out every time you come and go (at least ours did). When we got to our room, the sheets had hairs on them and it appeared that they hadn't been washed from whoever stayed there previously (Think Goldylocks and someone has been sleeping in my bed and I see his/her hair). We notified the cleaning people and new sheets were put on promptly. Here is the skinny...We didn't want to spend $900 plus dollars on a nicer hotel for 2 nights and have to pay all those nonsensical resort fees/parking fees (free parking at the Oceanside) so we went to the Hotel Oceanside and we got what we paid for.

The room was really hot when we first checked in because the air was off. Took a while to get the air conditioner going and it only made the room slightly cool. The room was just an average room and way overpriced, I guess you’re just paying for location. The sink had a problem draining and water sat in the bowl as you used it. wouldn’t stay here again unless there was nothing cheaper nearby.

The hotel was in a poor section of the city and the staff was not professional. Simple coffee pot Rooms were minimal overpriced!!! Not a value stay!!!

Like new condition

Nice the lady with green blue dyed hair very nice

Our experience with management and employees was odd. When we checked in, I made the reservation for two people and put it under my name, but used my husband’s credit card to hold the room. My husband checked in and needed my ID so he came back to the car for my ID. Five minutes later he came back to the car saying I needed to check us in and the front desk person would not let him check in, even though he provided my ID and his credit card that was used to hold the room. I was feeding our infant in the car but I went inside and checked us in. $200 deposit which is listed online so I knew that was coming and they charged a pet fee of $33.75 per pet per night. We have one dog that is our pet and one dog that is a service animal for my diabetes. Service animal fees are waived by law, however the manager would not oblige. The front desk person said we had to call the owner, Jenn, to discuss the matter. In 2 seconds, the owner was on speaker phone and she announced to me that her daughter is severely autistic and her husband is a lawyer. Then she proceeded to ask me if my animal was a service animal (yes) and what task it performs. I answered her lawful questions and then the owner asked me if I checked in with a driver’s license or a state ID. I used a driver’s license. She announced that she would be charging me the pet fee and not waiving it for my service dog because I have a driver’s license and that makes my need for a service animal invalid. That is not legal.

Good hotel st a decent price. No frills, but would stay there again

I read the previous reviews and can say that aside from the square pillows (which I liked) a lot must have changed. No gentleman’s club- that property has be flattened. The hotel was clean, new paint, new carpet, the rooms were very clean, stove-refridge-sink we spotless. Dishes looked new. For the price, if you need a place for a few nights and don’t mind not having a pool, bar, restaurant I’d recommend it. Plenty of places to go nearby.

First off it is not La Quinta anymore.The name changed on Monday and they didn’t notify anyone. When checking in they charge you an additional $200 no matter what for any as they said damage to the room. We took pictures of everything to make sure the room was left the way we got it. Also if you stay more than one day they basically make you recheck in and they inspect the room. I loved the property but not the new things they are doing that La Quinta never did.

Our room was on the third floor. I believe we got a queen size bed. The Ac worked great, we had a full size fridge, a stove top, a sink and cabinets. there was pots and pans available to use. The room was spacious compared to other nicer hotels we’ve stood at. However the furniture is dingy along with the curtains and rug in the room and outside in the hallway. if you’re looking for a place to sleep It’s not too bad. It’s not a resort and the area is a little questionable but for a few nights it’s not too bad. My only big major disappointment was the cable tv service had less than 10 channels and it kept on freezing. Most hotels you are able to sign in to your personal Netflix account, not here.

Very clean freindly place to stay.

Members of the staff were off the charts rude and nasty!! The sheets in my room were dirty with brown stains and the person sent to my room to address the issue berated me and got in my face. It was unreal. He did not apologize or ask what could correct the situation. He told me this was normal and then made accusations toward me. I did my request any free services or comping. I simply wanted them to know this was the level of housekeeping they had. He was also over the top rude to me as we left the hotel when I asked for his name. He twice mumbled something as he and the other front desk clerk laughed at me. DO NOT stay here. It was an unclean, TERRIBLE experience!!! ZERO customer service!!!

I liked the fact is was nearby places. Restaurants, fast food, convenience stores.

N Coast Hwy Oceanside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • 20 beach bars
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Townsite, The Hotel Oceanside is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Mission San Luis Rey de Francia and Museum of Art. This 41-room hotel welcomes guests with 20 beach bars and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers are also available.


Property features

Guests of The Hotel Oceanside enjoy access to WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a vending machine.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Hotel Oceanside

Everyone (20) Couples (3) Family (16)
3
Everyone

The hotel is bit dated, they didn’t have breakfast , the room cleaning services were awful , they just gave us clean towels and didn’t even empty out the trash. If you want your bed made and linen changed you have to ask for it. The water pressure in the shower was weak.

By on Nov 22, 2022

3
Family

nothing unique. A $200 deposit on your card in case you destroy the room? No breakfast. Housekeeping prepares coffee when they arrive 8am, 8.30am. I guess reception people are to lazy to make it. Simple coffeemaker in room, micro and refrig. Close to Oceanside Pider and Harbor.

By on Nov 7, 2022

3
Partner Couples

So, if you are looking for an inexpensive option in the Oceanside area then this hotel is for you. Granted it is not cheap per se, but for the Ocean side area, it is cheaper than other options. Also, the $200 charge that gets put on your credit card so you don't smoke or trash the rooms is annoying, but you will get it back (I hope since it is still on my card as of this review) in 5 or so days. That being said, you get what you pay for. It is a cheap hotel. When we arrived there was all sorts of construction going on and it was quite noisy and hard to get into the hotel (There was no construction on Saturday or Sunday which was nice.) Also, when you enter the hotel parking lot, go slowly as there is a severe angle and your car will scrape the bottom going in to the lot and out every time you come and go (at least ours did). When we got to our room, the sheets had hairs on them and it appeared that they hadn't been washed from whoever stayed there previously (Think Goldylocks and someone has been sleeping in my bed and I see his/her hair). We notified the cleaning people and new sheets were put on promptly. Here is the skinny...We didn't want to spend $900 plus dollars on a nicer hotel for 2 nights and have to pay all those nonsensical resort fees/parking fees (free parking at the Oceanside) so we went to the Hotel Oceanside and we got what we paid for.

By on Oct 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 24, 2022

Thank you for your feedback

3
Family

The room was really hot when we first checked in because the air was off. Took a while to get the air conditioner going and it only made the room slightly cool. The room was just an average room and way overpriced, I guess you’re just paying for location. The sink had a problem draining and water sat in the bowl as you used it. wouldn’t stay here again unless there was nothing cheaper nearby.

By on Jul 18, 2022

2
Family

The hotel was in a poor section of the city and the staff was not professional. Simple coffee pot Rooms were minimal overpriced!!! Not a value stay!!!

By on Jun 22, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2022

If you were so unhappy with your stay and think it was not a value stay, then why did you continue with your stay and not mention anything when in house or at check out?

5
Everyone

By on Jun 13, 2022

3
Business Business

Like new condition

By on Apr 19, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2022

Thank you thank you!!!

5
Partner Couples

Nice the lady with green blue dyed hair very nice

By on Feb 15, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2022

""Thank you, Thank you"""!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 11, 2022

3
Family with small children

Our experience with management and employees was odd. When we checked in, I made the reservation for two people and put it under my name, but used my husband’s credit card to hold the room. My husband checked in and needed my ID so he came back to the car for my ID. Five minutes later he came back to the car saying I needed to check us in and the front desk person would not let him check in, even though he provided my ID and his credit card that was used to hold the room. I was feeding our infant in the car but I went inside and checked us in. $200 deposit which is listed online so I knew that was coming and they charged a pet fee of $33.75 per pet per night. We have one dog that is our pet and one dog that is a service animal for my diabetes. Service animal fees are waived by law, however the manager would not oblige. The front desk person said we had to call the owner, Jenn, to discuss the matter. In 2 seconds, the owner was on speaker phone and she announced to me that her daughter is severely autistic and her husband is a lawyer. Then she proceeded to ask me if my animal was a service animal (yes) and what task it performs. I answered her lawful questions and then the owner asked me if I checked in with a driver’s license or a state ID. I used a driver’s license. She announced that she would be charging me the pet fee and not waiving it for my service dog because I have a driver’s license and that makes my need for a service animal invalid. That is not legal.

By on Jan 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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