Ratings based on 163 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Masud from Las Vegas, NV

Not on the Beach.

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Nicest hotel in the area, if you are going to Legoland, it's literally 6 miles away. Disappointed at their housekeeping staff who didn't replace our amenities (shampoo, conditioner ). Bed sheets weren't changed. Staffs are very nice , however not providing service that shouldn't be asked for and bring nice after doesn't work very well. Two queens with sofa bed is roomy, but the bathrooms are super small. Heated pool and spa helped to relax. Beach is good 10-15 min walk. If you have kids, just drive. Free coffe/tea station was excellent. Never stayed at holiday inn before , always thought they are crappy, but this one exceeded my expectations overall.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel but bathroom is too small

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: cleanliness and speed of service.
Cons: Pictures of room should be close to what you actually get.
I booked the executive room with 2 queen beds for 4 adults. The room was clean and sheets/towels/carpets were clean. The AC/heater worked fine. The staff were polite and service was good. However the only issue I had was the bathroom felt too small. Also the pictures of the room showed a couch area for seating which was absent in the room. It felt a little small for 4 adults although it advertises it for 4 adults max occupancy.
Comment from
Jan 17, 2014
Thanks for choosing to stay with us during your recent Oceanside visit. Sorry that the bathroom wasn't big enough for your party. It sounds like the room you saw pictured online was our Two-Queen Jr Suite; however, you were booked in our Two-Queen Executive Room. The Jr Suite has a couch area that converts to a sofa sleeper bed. The Jr Suites are priced slightly higher and perhaps that would have been more spacious for you and your guests - I would suggest booking that room type on your next visit. Thank you again for the feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Geoffrey Parkford, General Manager Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina / Camp Pendleton Area
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from las vegas nv

Great hotel, friendly staff.

Posted Apr 9, 2014
Accommodating staff, clean rooms, great location. Nice to have the washer/dryer on two of the floors of the hotel. Less than a 5 minute walk to the harbor. Will definitely return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by christine from los angeles CA

Fun Getaway

Posted Apr 8, 2014
It was a nice hotel, the beach was conveniently located five minutes away. Easy freeway access! Overall a great stay. Only disappointment was another hotel is blocking the views to the beach/harbor.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by isaac

Very nice hotel Terrible parking...

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Pros: Staff and rooms are very nice.
Cons: Parking Parking Parking
Location: Beach and Harbor are walking distance.
Everything was great except the parking situation. The parking lot was full by 6PM and if you parked on the street, not safe, you would get a ticket at 2:30AM.
Comment from
Jan 17, 2014
Dear Isaac, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit, except for the parking situation. Our records show that the weekend that you stayed with us, there were several events going on at the hotel that caused more vehicles than normal to be parked (larger groups with multiple vehicles per room). Typically, parking is not a concern as we have more spots that we have hotel rooms, but I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced and hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Geoffrey Parkford, General Manager Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina / Camp Pendleton Area
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to marina

Posted Mar 31, 2014
I stayed at this Holiday Inn due to it's proximity to the Ironman 70.3 swim start. The location was perfect. The hotel was clean and the staff was extremely friendly. The parking was also very convenient and safe.
1 out of 5
by Alan from Los Angeles, CA

Mistakes!!!

Posted Mar 10, 2014
Pros: not very much
Cons: truth in advertising
First, we were booked into a room with no bed! Second, the room we changed to had a Queen size bed. We paid for a King size. We only discovered this half way through the night when we were fitfully sleeping. Third, the bed sagged in the middle. I don't think we'll ever stay at this hotel again.
Comment from
Jan 31, 2014
Alan, thank you for taking the time to talk with us and resolve your concerns. Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience of initially assigning you the incorrect room. We hope to see you again soon.
Comment from
Jan 31, 2014
Alan, thank you for taking the time to talk with us and resolve your concerns. Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience of initially assigning you the incorrect room. We hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Stay

Posted Feb 17, 2014
Pros: I like the spacious room & spacious bathroom! w/a great full length mirror!
Cons: I just wouldn've liked better lighting in the bathroom. Oh, & I didn't get a very good view.
Location: I was there specifically to go to wedding at Campendleton, so didn't do much else.
I had a great stay at the hotel! Staff very accomodating & friendly. Overall, better than I expected!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by LM from NJ

EXCELLENT!!

Posted Feb 5, 2014
Pros: Everything! Cleanliness, friendliness, location, and comfort.
Cons: HA! Everything was great - silly but only thing I can mention to the negative is that the hot tub was too hot!
Location: Restaurants, bars, marina, beach, Denny's, convenience store all close enough to walk to.
This hotel was awesome. Very close to Camp Pendelton, very friendly and clean. GREAT LOCATION near the marina and beach. Great "hot spot" in marina is walking distance. Convienently close to Denny's for breakfast, and small store near by. Emily went out of her way to make this stay extra special! All staff was friendly and expressed their willingness to help with anything at all. Special "thank you" hand delivered to our room to welcome our Marine home from Afghanistan!! Could not ask for more - would stay here again and recommend to anyone!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very comfortable!

Posted Jan 13, 2014
Great experience. Very nice staff...relocated us with a better view without any hassle. The night clerk (I think his name was Francois or Francais) was exceptionally professional. One of the better customer service experiences I've had in some time. Thanks!