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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We have stayed at Beach Cottages many times over the years, and it has gotten progressively unpleasant in the more recent years. They used to keep the property freshly painted and polished, but they are letting it get all run-down. They've made it all these years because the same people go back year after year...because you must re-up your reservation... More 

6 Thank Mojogrande
Glendale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed in the main hotel. Rooms are very basic – no air conditioners, no hair dryers, pay for ice, etc. Rooms are older but very clean. The kitchenette was a nice addition but very few plates, etc and no freezer. Appreciated have parking that was free. Front staff was helpful but not overly friendly – hardly looked up when... More 

2 Thank NShaver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2013

My husband and I have been coming to the Beach Cottages since we were dating...16 years. My best friend has always come with us, back then we partied and it was a great location to walk to the bars! Since we have families now we don't do much of that but it's still the perfect place to vacation! We have... More 

1 Thank Kleonardoscott
Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is the 3rd year in a row my family has stayed at the Beach Cottages over Memorial weekend and this isn't a tradition we'll ever be ending. We can pick rooms in a way that accomadates many of us. We've stayed in the actual cottages as well as the hotel rooms and are just as happy in either. The... More 

2 Thank Melissa J
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I spent my last here before taking a flight back to Europe. The hotel was great to get a good night's sleep and as I was lucky and got a room on the 3rd floor, facing the ocean, I was able to enjoy the beautiful sunset and listen to the waves. The view is really unbeatable, but you will have... More 

Thank Rotzgnom
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83 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Stumbled across this hotel & decided to stay a few nights. Lucky for us they had availability. All the employees here are very friendly & helpful. The hotel is right across from the beach & has spectacular views. We stayed in a "standard" room in the main building. The room was small, but clean & we had a nice deck... More 

2 Thank greeneyes67
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Our family reunion this year involved two boys age 4 and 6, three adults, and two 70-year olds. The location of Beach Cottages, right next to the beach, is unbeatable. We had 3 motel rooms in the west wing (3rd floor) and a two-bed apartment in the main building, and stayed about two weeks. Views of the ocean were great... More 

5 Thank GarneauMeme
Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We had an amazing 3 night stay in this awesome location in Pacific Beach! First, the hotel room, although older in style, was very clean and fully equipped for our family. We stayed in the 3rd floor of the hotel portion (not the cottages) and I would highly recommend this. We would sit in our room with a full view... More 

2 Thank OlyArmyFam
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This hotel is in a prime spot at Pacific Beach - right off the boardwalk and in walking distance to many good restaraunts, shopping, and the popular Mission Beach. There is a grocery store across the street which was a bonus for us because we had a room with a kitchen. We stayed on the first floor of the main... More 

1 Thank servantsheart
Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

After leaving the over-priced glitz of Las Vegas this was the perfect place for us to stay. It was clean, comfortable, priced well and right on the beach. The staff was helpful and cheerful and we really enjoyed our stay. Sure the rooms aren't updated but we had everything we needed and wanted. We could here the people next door... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Beach Cottages are located right on the beach in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We are conveniently located near many great restaurants, shops, night life, and San Diego attractions. There is a Ralph's grocery store located right across the street which makes it very easy to prepare your own meals in any one of our fifty fully equipped kitchen units, if you prefer to do so. Our other twenty eight units have kitchenettes that include a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the tableware and glassware you need. The Beach Cottages is a perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation at the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Beach Cottages

Address: 4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $190 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Beach Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
The Beach Cottages Hotel San Diego
Beach Hotel San Diego
The Beach Hotel
Beach Cottages San Diego Ca
The Beach Cottages San Diego
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#21 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“Pick a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor for better views :)”
 of 5 bubbles 779celestet, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have refrigerator and microwave , bring your own bathroom materials , stay in the main building .”
 of 5 bubbles 227wayneg, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Get a beach cottage, ask for one in the very front row closest to the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles Rachill_Conway, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“3rd level floors have a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles vanessao38, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor main building for unobstructed beach view, or west wing for private back balconies overlooking PB pier!”
 of 5 bubbles SanDiegan77, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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