Oceanside’s cool California vibe and year-round sunshine attract visitors from all over the world who come to surf, swim, sail the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean, and stay in the best Oceanside hotels.
Oceanside is best known for picturesque Oceanside Harbor, adjacent palm-lined Harbor Beach, pedestrianized Strand, and iconic Oceanside Pier. Located midway between the heart of Orange County and downtown San Diego, the city offers easy access to SoCal’s most popular attractions.
Affordable accommodations here come with city and coastal views, unique amenities, and SoCal hospitality. All hotels on this list have health and safety measures in place. Check to see if there are any travel restrictions before you go. If you make bookings using the links in this post, I may be compensated.
1. The Fin Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Address: 133 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
This historic property was one of the first Oceanside hotels when it opened in the late 1920s and was popular with Hollywood celebrities. It was recently renovated into a true boutique hotel with 27 rooms and suites. You can expect modern amenities combined with tasteful historic charm.
Standard king rooms can be reserved for two guests, and double queen rooms can accommodate up to four. Upgrade to a king balcony suite for a room with indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Guest rooms are outfitted with upscale amenities such as an oversized HDTV, a Keurig coffee maker, premium toiletries, dimmer switches, and a screen you can use to project your favorite shows or movies from your phone. Accessible accommodations have extra-wide entryways, audiovisual alarms, grab bars and roll-in showers in the bathrooms, and lowered counter heights.
Complimentary breakfast is served daily, and the hotel’s concierge is happy to recommend nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner in addition to recommendations for the nearest spas, fitness centers, golf courses, theme parks, and things to do in Oceanside.
Suppose you’re wondering where to stay in Oceanside without a rental car. This boutique hotel’s location near the Oceanside Transit Center means it’s easier to get to the hotel from the airport and some sites using local and regional public transportation systems.
If you arrive by car, self-parking and valet services are available for an additional fee.
2. SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown
Address: 121 S Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
Part of the Marriott International family of properties, SpringHill Suites in downtown Oceanside is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure.
Business travelers flying into San Diego County’s McClellan-Palomar Airport by private plane or company jet from elsewhere in the United States find the hotel’s location ideal. The property is only 7.5 miles away from the airport and close to business parks that are home to a number of renowned sports, tech, and telecom companies.
High-speed internet, over 2,000 square feet of meeting space, copy and fax services, and pick-up and delivery services make this hotel a natural choice.
Travelers appreciate the many opportunities to relax and refresh at the hotel. Mornings at SpringHill Suites start with a free breakfast. Floor-to-ceiling windows gift you with sparkling ocean views and flood the dining area with light.
You can enjoy a leisurely morning strolling on the beach (a 30-second walk from the hotel) or lounge by the heated rooftop pool that happens to boast panoramic ocean views. Active guests can get a great cardiovascular workout in the fitness center using state-of-the-art equipment from LifeFitness.
After a busy day at work or play, you can relax on the outdoor terrace with Instagram-worthy views of the Oceanside Strand beach, Pacific Ocean, and the pier. Retire to well-appointed studio suites with queen or king beds, stylish decor, and lighted workspaces.
For an upgraded experience, book your city view or ocean view room with a balcony. Ocean view guest rooms also have less train noise (conductors occasionally blow the horns here).
3. Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort
Address: 333 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054
Whether it’s activities and events at the pier or Wyndham’s own signature activities, you’ll always be able to find something fun and exciting to do during your stay at Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort.
Choose from standard hotel rooms that can accommodate up to three people, one-bedroom condos that are a perfect fit for four, and two-bedroom condos that can sleep up to six. Three- and four-bedroom Presidential vacation rentals are also available.
The condos also feature full kitchens and dining areas where guests can prepare and serve home-cooked meals. Other dining options include an on-site restaurant and a wide range of neighborhood cafés, pubs, and bar and grills within walking distance.
Services and amenities include a sauna, hot tub, and outdoor swimming pool. There is also a video library, a fitness center, business services, and high-speed Internet access.
The resort’s meeting and event space can accommodate everything from business meetings to wedding receptions.
If you want to take advantage of the Oceanside hotel’s prime location (across the street from the beach and pier) for water sports like surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, you will find shops along the beach and downtown ready to rent you any equipment you need.
4. Southern California Beach Club
Address: 121 S Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
The Southern California Beach Club is one of San Diego’s best beachfront resorts with its oceanfront location and large accommodations. Options include studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom condos – perfect for vacationing families.
Ground floor condos have private patios, while those on the upper levels have balconies with views of the city or ocean. Bedrooms and living areas are decorated in neutral colors that complement the California-inspired furnishings and beach-themed accessories. Ocean breezes waft in, circulated by ceiling fans that keep rooms at a comfortable temperature year-round.
Single travelers, couples, and families will enjoy the convenience of in-room kitchens and outdoor barbecue grills. The kitchens are fully equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. There are also plenty of cafés, bars, and restaurants within walking distance of the resort where guests can have an afternoon cocktail or linger over an evening meal.
Use the resort as a home base for exploring the region. The resort’s Guest Services Agent can offer trip-planning advice or suggest in-house activities for guests of all ages and interests.
5. Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms
Address: 909 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
For more than 70 years, the award-winning Best Western hospitality brand has provided quality accommodations for travelers across the globe. This Oceanside hotel location is one of their upper-midscale Best Western Plus properties.
You can choose from three types of accommodations with amenities that include complimentary high-speed Internet access, LED televisions, and in-room microwaves and refrigerators. A double sofa bed in standard rooms provides additional seating and sleeping space, while the largest rooms have a separate kitchenette and dining area. Eight accessible rooms include ADA-compliant features and amenities.
The hotel’s rooms and community spaces are decorated in neutral tones with dark wood furniture and modern art that complements the geometric patterns on the soft furnishings.
Ensuites are supplied with natural bath and body care products from Pharmacopia, whose apothecary collection is vegan, and cruelty-free.
A full breakfast is served daily in the dining room on the main level and a small convenience store in the lobby has drinks and snacks available for purchase.
The hotel’s fitness center has a small selection of cardiovascular and weightlifting equipment.
Outdoor features include a BBQ grill, hot tub, and heated pool with an accessible lift, as well as a fire pit where you can relax with a cocktail on a cool San Diego evening.
Guests here on business can work at the desks in their rooms, or use the on-site business center equipped with desktop computers and a multifunction printer. A conference room is available for meetings and presentations and the hotel’s multilingual staff will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. Laundry and dry cleaning services will keep your wardrobe freshly pressed and professional.
Free 24-hour parking for cars, trucks, and RVs makes the Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms an ideal choice for a family vacation or those traveling on business.
6. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Oceanside
Address: 3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Just a short drive from Camp Pendleton, MiraCosta College, and El Camino High School, this Courtyard by Marriott property is conveniently located for families attending graduation ceremonies, sporting events, balls, reunions, and other gatherings.
Sizable guest rooms and suites have space for up to six guests with queen or king beds and optional sofa beds. You’ll find bathrooms with walk-in showers and oversized vanities are as roomy as the accommodations themselves. If you’re a business traveler, you’ll appreciate the ergonomic chair and generous workspace. When you’re ready to relax, you’ll relish the comfortable seating, high-speed wireless internet, and premium movie channels.
Choose a continental or full American breakfast for an additional fee, or order Starbucks beverages from The Bistro. The Bistro also has dinner and bar service in the evenings and a kids’ menu. If you’d rather dine in your room, you can order from the Bistro to Go menu or have meals delivered from area restaurants. For a midnight snack, head down to The Market, a convenience store in the lobby which is open 24 hours.
When you’re ready to work out, the Oceanside hotel’s fitness center is equipped with Lifecycle exercise bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights. A post-workout dip in the pool will leave you refreshed and ready to face the day.
Versatile meeting rooms and conference areas complete with TV/VCR combos and screens, whiteboards, and high-speed internet make the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego a go-to destination for business travelers.
The hotel’s indoor and outdoor event spaces are perfect for weddings and other special occasions. A dedicated event team can help set up audiovisual equipment, coordinate with the catering staff, and reserve blocks of rooms for your guests.
Other unique amenities include Marriott’s signature GoBoard, media pods, a Business Library, and kiosks where you can print your boarding passes.
7. Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
Address: 1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054
Located close to Camp Pendleton’s main gate, the Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area is a favorite of families coming into town for boot camp graduations.
Holiday Inn’s Kids Stay and Eat Free policy also makes it an economical choice. Guests under 18 can share their parents’ room at no additional cost, and kids under 11 eat for free at the on-site restaurant. Other ways to save include group rates, discounts for active-duty military and veterans, and packages that can include admission to LEGOLAND California Resort and Oceanside Adventures’ whale and dolphin tours.
Standard guest rooms and spacious suites include modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, HDTVs with premium channels, and a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. You’ll get a good night’s sleep with your choice of pillow from the pillow menu, comfortable mattresses, and black-out shades in every room. Rollaway beds and cots can be placed in the standard rooms, and suites have sofa beds for additional guests.
En suite bathrooms have either walk-in showers or soaking tubs and separate vanity areas. Oversized bath towels and complimentary toiletries are available for your comfort and convenience.
The hotel’s business center is open 24 hours and offers printing, scanning, and copying services. An 800-square-foot meeting room can be reserved with the in-house sales and event staff who can also help arrange for all your catering and equipment needs.
Breakfast and dinner are served daily in the Aryana Restaurant & Bar where you can expect great tasting American fare.
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SpringHill Suites, Wyndham, The Fin Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, and Holiday Inn photos are courtesy of Visit Oceanside. Southern California Beach Club photos are courtesy of Southern California Beach Club.