Just to the south of Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach offers fewer options in accommodations, but still delivers some stand-out gems.
OCEAN BEACH HOTEL
5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
It’s all about location, and you can’t really get better than this Ocean Beach. Located directly across from the sand in the heart of the Ocean Beach shopping and entertainment district, you’ll never be bored when staying at the Ocean Beach hotel. With free wifi, parking and some of the best fish tacos in town across the street, you may never want to leave.
THE INN AT SUNSET CLIFFS
1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
A 24 room, locally owned hotel, the Inn at Sunset Cliffs delivers stunning views. While many hotels offer views of the beach, The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is one of the few that can say they are literally on the coastline. Enjoy the patio while waves below and take a walk along sunset cliffs trail. This area feels remarkably quiet and subdued for being so close to the restaurants, shops and nightlife of Ocean Beach.
THE PEARL HOTEL
1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92107
Some may argue that The Pearl is technically in Point Loma, but it’s worth including for its retro, fun vibe. The Pearl Hotel is a hip destination even for locals because of their events like Dive-In Theater where classic movies are shown pool side on the big screen. Take a step back into the beachy 60’s and 70’s with this trendy refurbished hotel.
USA HOSTELS OCEAN BEACH
4961 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Another great option for international travelers on a budget, this hostel is located in the heart of the action in Ocean Beach. They’ve got a fully equipped kitchen and even have beach gear and musical instruments to loan. Meet other travelers at one of their many organized events, or just set out to explore from this central location.
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
No list of San Diego beach accommodations would be complete without the Hotel Del Coronado. Built in 1888 and distinguished as a historical landmark in 1977, the Del is an impressive structure. When built, it was considered a technological marvel including telephone service, elevators and indoor electricity. They even hold the distinction of having the world’s first outdoor, electronically lit Christmas tree in 1904. Actors, actresses, presidents and royalty have all passed through the Hotel Del. Marilyn Monroe was even known to have listed the hotel as one of her favorite vacation spots. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s a worthwhile destination for its history and beauty.