"The hotel room was spacious, but it had a nasty smell. There was a lot of noise from outside and the room above ours. The toilet didn't flush, and the caulking around the bathtub was discolored and nasty.2021-11-15"
"I was given a handicap room, and it didn't smell good. I had to call the hotel clerk and request clean bedding or a room change. She said no other rooms were available. No continental breakfast.2018-07-17"
"Less than a mile from shops and restaurants. The beds in our hotel room were doubles, not queens. The pool was small, and the breakfast area was overcrowded. Poor parking. Don't recommend.2016-08-15"
"Close to the military ball, but we had a terrible stay at this motel. It's not a pretty place, and many of the rooms were being renovated. The staff was nice, but that was it. The room smelled like cat urine and cigarettes, so we had to air it out. Decent bed, but not enough electrical outlets nearby. There was no hot water for showers, and since it was cold outside, it was horrible having to shower in cold water. Noisy guests woke us up repeatedly. The laundry room was gross. This was the worst place I've ever stayed.2015-12-07"
"Terrible motel stay. If you have asthma, you might die. Management had no care in the world.2015-03-15"
"Everything was great, and the room was clean. I recommend this hotel.2018-02-13"
"Right on the highway, so the traffic noise was deafening; at the pool and inner patio, the noise drowned out conversation. The hotel was spotless, and housekeeping was stellar. My room was large and well-appointed, but the pillows were puffs of nothingness. The employees were professional and helpful, though I wish they'd been more knowledgeable about area restaurants. The breakfast area was large and terrific, but the food left something to be desired.2017-09-21"
"Close to Legoland. The hotel room was clean, and the employees were nice. I got a good night's sleep. Complimentary breakfast provided.2016-06-22"
"Great experience. The hotel was right next door to the train station, so if their horns bother you, don't stay here. The check-in clerk was helpful and professional, even though I didn't arrive until 10 PM. The room was spacious and had a sofa, desk, and king bed. I loved how clean it was, and it had good energy. 2019-07-07"
"The hotel room was nicely appointed, but I was quite disappointed that our room was right next to the train tracks. Trains blew their horns right as they went past our window. Only stay in rooms on the beach side.2016-08-19"
"Everything was great. The hotel clerk was nice and helpful. Because of him, I'll stay here every time I visit my son. Book a room.2019-05-27"
"The hotel was clean and up-to-date, and the beds were new and comfortable. The staff was friendly, and breakfast was delicious. I stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay.2019-02-07"
"Everything was fine but the sofa bed; I could feel the springs in the mattress, even when we put it on the floor. We had to ask for extra towels every day since there were 5 of us and we were only given enough for 3 people.2019-01-22"
"Ideal location for accessing freeways, but the hotel was a bit run-down. Our room was quiet. The curtains were tattered, and there was hair in the bedsheets. We reported the problem and got replacement linens. Pleasant housekeepers. The hallway carpet needed cleaning. The TV in the exercise room only had one channel. Some breakfast items weren't properly cooked. On a positive note, the hotel clerks were pleasant to talk with, and it was great having laundry facilities. The outdoor fountain was a nice touch. Walk to the beach and restaurants.2016-07-21"
"Good experience. The hotel wasn't new, but it was clean. Short walk or drive to the beach. The room was clean, and it was great having a hot breakfast. No pool or exercise room.2019-11-13"
"Nice, clean hotel. A storm knocked out the computer system, so I wasn't able to get a receipt.2017-01-27"
"Good stay. The hotel was quiet and not crowded.2016-07-10"
"Reasonable rates, and the room was as nice and well-appointed as a premium hotel. A bit of a walk to the train station and pier. I'd stay here again.2016-01-26"
"Price seemed too high for a small hotel with few amenities. But the room was clean and spacious, and the staff was friendly. Heard a dog barking at night in another room. Didn't like the breakfast.2015-02-26"
"Great rates. I stayed at this motel two different times in one week. The 1st room was so nice; the 2nd wasn't as nice, but it was clean. The employees were pleasant and helpful. There was a $50 deposit that was refunded.2021-04-15"
"Good value. The motel room was clean and well-stocked, and the bed was comfortable. The front desk service was excellent. If you don't mind tile floors or freeway noise, you'll like staying here.2019-12-09"
"Terrible motel. Stay somewhere else.2016-08-16"
"A horrible experience. Don't stay at this motel.2015-12-29"
"This was my 2nd stay at this hotel. It was so nice, clean, and comfortable, and the check-in clerk was accommodating. The room had everything I needed, and I loved the bedsheets and pillows. There was a lovely observation deck on the 6th floor to watch the sunset, and a small bar area by the lobby. Excellent breakfast prices. Ice water and coffee were available in the lobby. Easy parking. Great place; I'd stay here again.2018-11-03"
"Pleasant, well-equipped room. The staff was knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive. Good on-site restaurant with a nice selection. This hotel is a great option.2016-03-02"
"The motel was close to the beach and some restaurants. The coffee was expired; I asked for new coffee, and got more expired coffee. There were holes in the floor under the carpet.2022-07-13"
"You can't beat this motel for the price. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly.2019-12-29"
"The motel was close to the beach and restaurants. The room was clean, and the staff was nice.2019-11-17"
"The motel room was clean.2018-02-06"
"The motel was well-kept and right by I-5. Walk to the Oceanside Marina and a plethora of restaurants. The rates were reasonable. Nice, clean room with granite counters and shower, a fridge, microwave, iron, coffee maker, a small safe, and good towels. The clerk was wonderful in assisting me with directions and some issues unrelated to my stay, and the clerk the next day was also pleasant and helpful. There was a guest computer and printer in the office. Typical continental breakfast. Stay here.2018-01-05"
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