Star Rating
Hotel Name
Price Range (USD) to
Amenities

Oceanside California Hotels & Motels

Find hotels & motels in Oceanside using the list below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Oceanside, CA for your business or personal leisure travel. We show the best Oceanside, California motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Oceanside area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Oceanside hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Oceanside Group Hotel Rates

The Oceanside center is about the area of Oceanside Amtrak and 1 mile southeast of Oceanside Harbor.

California dreaming often misleads the inexperienced traveler to land in the middle of afternoon highway congestion instead of surfing the waves cresting against the Pacific Coast. Perhaps California's major attractions — Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Hollywood — have become too busy and overpopulated? Enter Oceanside, a picturesque part of California's San Diego County. Oceanside leaves a lasting impression on travelers by offering overnight hotel options for any budget and an array of attractions that immerse travelers in the surf culture inherent with this city. More from this guide...

Oceanside Hotels/Accommodations

The Fin Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Oceanside
+1-888-389-4121
133 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Three Star property
  • 26 rooms in hotel
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Tired of clicking around? Talk to an expert Hotel Planner: (855) 276-7561 or say...
alexa hotel planner skill"Alexa, ask Hotel Planner to make a new reservation in Oceanside" Get Alexa Skill →
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Oceanside/Downtown - Oceanside
+1-888-675-2083
110 North Myers St., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
From$159
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier : 333 North Myers St.
+1-800-716-8490
333 North Myers St., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Mid-scale property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests thought it was easy to get to the train station
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
From$105
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Comfort Suites Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area : 888 North Coast Highway
+1-800-805-5223
888 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Oceanside Ca : 901 North Coast Highway
+1-888-965-1860
901 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CALIFORNIA 92054
  • Low Cost Beach property
  • Check in: 15:00
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms - Oceanside
+1-888-788-5576
909 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Accessible parking
  • Clean rooms
From$88
Very Good 4.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Travelodge by Wyndham Oceanside : 1403 Mission Ave.
+1-888-897-9207
1403 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058
  • Economical Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
The Hotel Oceanside
+1-888-311-4278
937 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 3-star hotel
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Aquamarine Villas
+1-888-469-4795
711 South Myers St., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in: 16:30
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Ramada by Wyndham Oceanside in Oceanside
+1-888-734-9421
1440 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Ramada by Wyndham Oceanside in Oceanside
+1-888-841-5292
1440 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Economical property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Fair budget hotel
  • Headboard was never cleaned
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Rodeway Inn Oceanside Marina in Oceanside
+1-888-455-5160
1103 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 2 star Beach property
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Days Inn by Wyndham Oceanside
+1-888-965-8297
1501 Carmelo Dr., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • 80 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Popular among families
  • Kitchenette is acceptable
From$50
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Best Western Oceanside Inn in Oceanside
+1-888-906-6358
1680 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Friendly service
  • Most guests found the grounds to be nice
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina / Camp Pendleton Area : 1401 Carmelo Dr.
+1-888-749-6785
1401 Carmelo Dr., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 6 floors in property
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Need some questions answered? Talk to an expert Hotel Planner: (855) 276-7561 or say...
alexa hotel planner skill"Alexa, ask Hotel Planner to make a new reservation in Oceanside" Get Alexa Skill →
Oceanside Marina Suites - Oceanside
+1-888-878-9982
2008 Harbor Dr. North, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 3-star property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$90
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Beach Terrace
+1-888-389-4485
2775 Ocean St., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~2.89 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • 48 rooms in hotel
  • Beach cleanliness is ok
  • Great access to shops and restaurants
From$249
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Extended Stay America Suites Carlsbad Village by The Sea
+1-888-389-4121
1050 Grand Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~2.96 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Cheap Beach property
  • 106 rooms in property
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Terrific location
From$69
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Carlsbad Village : 1006 Carlsbad Village Dr.
+1-888-675-2083
1006 Carlsbad Village Dr., CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92008 ~3.01 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Two-star property
  • Hotel has 110 rooms
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort : 3075 Carlsbad Blvd.
+1-800-716-8490
3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.07 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 7 suites in property
  • EXCELLENT DINING
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Surf Motel Carlsbad - Carlsbad
+1-800-805-5223
3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.18 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge in Carlsbad
+1-888-965-1860
3180 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.23 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
3200 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.28 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 100%
  • Clean pool area
From$270
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanside Near Camp Pendleton
+1-888-897-9207
3170 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$70
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Extended Stay America Suites San Diego Oceanside : 3190 Vista Way
+1-888-311-4278
3190 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00
From$99
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hyland Inn Near Legoland
+1-888-469-4795
3570 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.53 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • 2 star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 2:00PM
From$53
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - North : 3666 Pio Pico Dr.
+1-888-734-9421
3666 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.63 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Two star hotel
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Average beds
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
+1-888-841-5292
3700 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~3.71 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Oceanside
+1-888-455-5160
3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 125 suites in property
  • Most guests loved the menu selection
  • Generally very clean
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Courtyard San Diego Oceanside
+1-888-965-8297
3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$88
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Oceanside Ca : 3708 Plaza Dr.
+1-888-906-6358
3708 Plaza Dr., OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92056
  • Low-priced hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
West Inn & Suites : 4970 Avenida Encinas
+1-888-749-6785
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~4.98 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • High end Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 04:00 PM
  • All guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Fabulous property
From$119
Excellent 5.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Carlsbad Suites - Carlsbad
+1-888-878-9982
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~5.16 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach - Carlsbad
+1-888-389-4485
6450 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~5.98 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Staff was pleasant and helpful
  • For 87%, parking prices were too high
From$135
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
850 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~6.00 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Clean pool area
  • Most guests thought the management was tolerable
From$78
Average 3.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa in Carlsbad
+1-888-675-2083
5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.02 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • 250 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Average value
  • Good cocktails
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Legoland California Resort : 1 Legoland Dr.
+1-800-716-8490
1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.16 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • High end Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
From$159
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
The Cassara Carlsbad Tapestry Collection by Hilton : 5805 Armada Dr. Building B
+1-800-805-5223
5805 Armada Dr. Building B, Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.18 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • 4 star Beach hotel
  • 90 rooms in property
  • Approx. half of guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Fairly good value for money
From$249
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Carlsbad East Ca
+1-888-965-1860
6117 Paseo Del Norte, CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92008 ~6.33 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Economical hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - East : 6117 Paseo Del Norte
+1-888-788-5576
6117 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~6.33 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Low Cost property
From$40
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad : 2000 Faraday Ave.
+1-888-897-9207
2000 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.84 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 121 suites in property
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad Legoland Area
+1-888-311-4278
760 Macadamia Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~7.22 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 110 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
+1-888-469-4795
760 Macadamia Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92009 ~7.24 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 14 suites
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Great service
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Best Western Carlsbad by The Sea in Carlsbad
+1-888-734-9421
751 Macadamia Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~7.25 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Home2 Suites Carlsbad
+1-888-841-5292
1901 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~7.32 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Midscale hotel
  • 142 rooms in hotel
From$189
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach Ca
+1-888-455-5160
750 Raintree Dr., CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92009 ~7.34 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Economy hotel
  • 162 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad in Carlsbad
+1-888-965-8297
1929 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~7.38 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call BookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach An Ihg Hotel : 751 Raintree Dr.
+1-888-906-6358
751 Raintree Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~7.43 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$93
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
+1-888-749-6785
5835 Owens Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~7.60 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
  • Internet works perfectly
From$132
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Cape Rey a Hilton Resort in Carlsbad
+1-888-878-9982
1 Ponto Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~7.72 miles southeast of Oceanside
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach property
  • 8 suites in property
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details

Next: See My Oceanside Hotels with Pricing

Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Oceanside Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Oceanside, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Oceanside hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The 2010 U.S. Census reported that Oceanside's population was 167,086. Oceanside is the third-largest city in San Diego County and forms a tri-city area with neighboring cities Carlsbad and Vista. As the last metropolitan area before crossing the Orange County line, Oceanside is an oasis for many before entering the county that houses tourist attractions like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.

Oceanside is quickly becoming one of the hallmark vacation destinations in California, so finding the ideal hotel for your stay is essential to uncovering the best of what Oceanside has to offer.

When to Visit Oceanside, California

Oceanside, California, experiences favorable weather most of the year. The average high temperature is about 68 degrees, with lows around 54 degrees. The daily mean temperature is 61, but combined with the sunny, semi-arid climate of Oceanside, it seems roughly 10 degrees warmer.

Oceanside experiences little rain between May and September, making this stretch of months some of the most favorable for experiencing the city's scenic beauty and historic beaches. Oceanside experiences more precipitation from January through March than the remaining months of the year, but even during this time, Oceanside rarely sees more than 2 1/2 inches of rain.

If you plan on visiting Oceanside during the summer, expect most hotels to offer less leniency on pricing. While it's not impossible to find a good deal on a hotel, travelers who want to stay as close to the beach as possible will note the liveliness of the season clearly reflected in hotel pricing. However, missing out on Oceanside's lively outdoor culture — which includes droves of surfers carving through the water, markets lining the beaches, and parasailers coasting through the air — negates any pricing concerns.

You can spend the summer months in Oceanside on the beach soaking in the sun. As the temperature starts to drop slightly during the fall transition, the water cools and the coastal winds attract crowds of people to the beach for sports. Large-scale beach football and soccer games are common during the fall and winter seasons, but you'll undoubtedly find plenty of surfers snug in their wetsuits a dozen or so yards from the shore.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Oceanside, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Oceanside

Oceanside by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean rate patterns by star rating class in Oceanside, CA. You can use these charts to evaluate the cheapest months to make a reservation in Oceanside for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Oceanside, California

4 Star Average Prices: $204.01

Although Oceanside, California, doesn't offer any distinct, luxury hotels, many of the corporate hotels residing close to the beach are upgraded versions of the classic hotel stylings that have made hotel chains like La Quinta and the Hilton so popular. La Quinta Inn San Diego Oceanside is a four-star hotel offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast and large, comfortable, contemporary-designed rooms. SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown offers posh suites, a rooftop pool, and an impressive central location.

If you're looking to trade in the traditional hotel room for something more like a condo, the Southern California Beach Club is one of the strongest options. The exceptional casual beachfront condos feature balconies or patios, wood floors, and kitchenettes. The rooftop deck features a hot tub and other amenities for families. Interestingly enough, this resort also features indoor parking for your vehicle. Studio and two-bedroom units also make up this chic resort.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Oceanside

Affordable Hotel Options in Oceanside, California

3 Star Average Prices: $161.95

Oceanside, California, offers travelers an array of hotel options for vacationers looking to find an affordable place to stay during their vacation. Comfort Suites Oceanside Marina offers a full suite of amenities found at all Comfort Inn locations, plus its only 4.4 miles from the city center.

The Ramada Oceanside is another popular option for those looking for an affordable place to stay. The surprisingly inexpensive rooms, fitness center, and self-serve laundry make this hotel an affordable accommodation. Oceanside Inn & Suites offers travelers a bungalow-style retreat only a half-mile from the waterfront. Although its rooms are smaller than you might find in other hotels, the spaces offer free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking.

Vacationers who want to stay as close to the beach as possible without overspending their budget should look no further than the affordable hotels mentioned above.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Oceanside

2 Star Average Prices: $109.63

2 Star Hotel Prices in Oceanside

Best Discounts in Oceanside, California

Many of the hotels and resorts in Oceanside offer special discounts for qualifying patrons. Knowing which discounts to find, however, can be tricky without a little help. The Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area offers special package deals for AAA members that increase the volume of amenities given to the room. Also, this hotel offers 24-hour fitness facilities, free parking, breakfast, a bar and lounge, and an outdoor pool. The Travelodge Oceanside offers discounted rates for AAA members to sweeten a hotel package deal that already includes free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Senior citizens, military personnel, and AAA members all enjoy reduced rates at the Best Western Oceanside Inn. The Best Western Oceanside Inn is within 2 miles of the Oceanside Amtrak and the Oceanside Airport. Additionally, this hotel is within 6 miles of Legoland and only 2.6 miles from Oceanside Harbor. Surrounded by an array of restaurants and shopping areas, this hotel makes an ideal resting place for those looking to spend their vacations comfortably.

Lastly, the Rodeway Inn in Oceanside offers 15 percent discounts for AAA and AARP members. This quaint, three-story hotel is also close to Oceanside's famous California Surf Museum.

Best Value Options in Oceanside, California

Finding a good value on a hotel room in Oceanside, California, is relatively easy; however, getting the most for your money requires a keen eye and a little help. You can find one of the most comfortable and spacious rooms for under $150 at the Extended Stay America –San Diego – Oceanside. The rooms here are both affordable and comfortable enough for longer vacations, plus they feature expanded kitchenette areas and areas for pets.

Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside offers some of the best-priced rooms in Oceanside with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Harbor Inn & Suites is also one of the best-valued hotels for those who want a hotel that allows them to stay close to the beach. Although the building is a somewhat older structure, a gracious and dedicated staff maintains the property. The breakfast deck is a treat, so don't miss out on the view.

Another option for those who want to save money on their hotel room without compromising quality is the Motel 6 Oceanside Marina. The standard room comes with two queen beds for slightly more than $100. Are you traveling to Oceanside with another couple or some friends? Pair up for one of Oceanside's premier hotel values.

Top Oceanside, California, Destinations

Oceanside is close to some of California's most recognized and popular visitor attractions. You'll find the city within driving distance of Legoland, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Disneyland is slightly farther but still viable as far as attractions go, but you'll want to be ready for your drive back to Oceanside after your visit.

Legoland is an ingenious theme park for children and adults. Recall the building blocks of your own youth as your children ride coasters and use their imaginations to bring the Lego Kingdom to life. If you're ready to leave behind the beach but still yearn for more aquatic adventures, SeaWorld has plenty of attractions to entertain you, including the Manta, Riptide Rescue, and Wild Arctic.

However, the city of Oceanside is also home to many enticing visitor destinations as well. First, don't travel to Oceanside without paying respects to the California Surf Museum. Some of the current exhibits include A Brief History of Surfboards, San Onofre: Birthplace of California Beach Culture, Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton, and the Secret Spot. This museum packs its exhibits with interesting historical facts and stories about one of the most extreme sports ever invented.

Sailing, kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and surfing are all popular hobbies in Oceanside. Take a walk down to the beach and ask one of the locals for a few tips, and they'll likely happily oblige to offer you information. Oceanside is also home to the Ironman 70.3, one of the ultimate triathlons in the country. According to the event's website, this region supported the development of the sport in the early 1970s.

Oceanside's bodega-style beach culture is the foundation and lifeblood of the region. Throw on a bathing suit, step out into the ocean, inhale the salty air, and become a part of the culture of one of California's classic surf towns.

'What separates a successful idea from a failed one is that the former has always been the latter at some point of time. It's impossible to see success unless you know the face of failure like the back of your hand.

Thomas Keller, a noted businessman and restaurateur from Oceanside, CA, thus spoke of the importance of being persistent and to learn from one's failures, in one of this media interviews.

Best known for his various restaurants in the State of California, Mr Keller is one of the shining beacons from Oceanside, now a mid-sized city that houses nearly 100,000 residents. 

Located on the southern edge of the state, Oceanside is a popular summer retreat for locals as well as outsiders, featuring many beaches, fancy restaurants, luxury resorts and various water activities. 

A trip to Oceanside will help you rediscover that laidback side of yours, helping you get a footing in this fast moving world. In today's time and age, it's important for each and every one of us to look after our own mind, and keep it fresh as a daisy to help us face the demands of stressful life. That's why, cities like Oceanside have become epicentres of modern day weekend-to-weekend style of tourism, where the sole focus that tourists have is upon rewarding themselves for the hard work they put in. 

To help you plan your vacation to Oceanside better, we are thrilled to present this sure fire guide article to Oceanside hotels and what exactly you can expect to see here in terms of hospitality and sightseeing. 

Budget Hotels and Inns in Oceanside 

The best way that one can hope to curtail their travel budget is by staying at a budget hotel instead of a fancy, luxury one. Most tourists are aware of the fact that hoteling expenses usually form over half of the whole budget of a tour, meaning that there's much to be saved here than one usually knows. 

As far as cheap hotels are concerned, there is a healthy sample size to draw from the ones available in Oceanside. Of course, you cannot go check into a budget hotel expecting it to provide you the best of amenities money can buy. So, just being sure of what you are signing up for can save you a lot of hassle and disappointment that stems from unfulfilled expectations. 

Among the various cheap hotels that are available in Oceanside, our research yielded two fantastic options: Ramada Inn Oceanside and Rodeway Inn Oceanside. These are two pretty similar budget hotels in Oceanside that can offer you a comfortable and cosy stay (albeit, for short periods) without too much fuss and too many frills. 

Finding Luxury Resorts in Oceanside

It's quite easy “ anyone who has been to SoCal will testify “ to find luxury resorts in Oceanside. Being a beachfront city with regular tourists influx, there are over one dozen five star resorts here that can help tourists find the best of luxury at corresponding prices. 

Southern California Beach Club is a reputed members' club and resort where tourists can expect to find the best of luxurious amenities and facilities, including a full-fledged gold course, over 50 spacious suites and in-house sauna, gym and spa. 

Spring Hill Suites Oceanside is another good option for luxury lodging in Oceanside. It's not only conveniently located, it is also relatively cheaper than other options! 

Independent and Boutique Hotels in Oceanside

It is not always that tourists prefer traditional budget lodging or luxury resort experiences. For the liking of many tourists, these are two extremes of the spectrum, while what they are really after is a balance between them. 

Boutique and independent hotels in Oceanside can offer that elusive balance, and how! With independent villas and holiday homes, you can get to experience the kind of flexibility you would never associate with a hotel, while with affordable studio apartments for rent, you would be able to keep your travel budget on its legs! 

Top Sights and Activities in Oceanside

Oceanside, if one is to boil down its essence, is a beachfront city that is best known for its quality beaches and all other things that go with these beaches. While it's true that beachside towns and cities are usually lukewarm when it comes to actual worth of sightseeing potential. But Oceanside, somehow, seems to defy that idea by presenting a host of sights and activities to its visitors. 

Pious and religious people, along with those who are interested in the history of the region, can visit the San Luis Rey Mission, one of the oldest and the largest missions set up in California by Spanish missionaries in the late 18th and early 19th century. It is a beautiful sight to observe the sense of calm that prevails around the mission, allowing you some time to introspect and admire the beauty that the past beholds. 

Mount Ecclesia is another similar place where you will be sure to find some peace of mind. With exquisitely developed, kept and maintained gardens and parks, those who are fans of daily walking can find a huge avenue to explore their passion. The overall experience of the visiting Mount Ecclesia is surreal, to say the least “ with all those fabulously designed buildings adding to the beauty of it. 

Guajome Park can be visited if you have surplus time on your hands. It's a small preserve that has large duck ponds, petting zoos, riding trails and various other outdoor activities. 

Oceanside Weather: Nothing of Concern

Being a typical South Californian city, Oceanside manifests a pretty steady weather pattern that is pleasant (more or less) throughout the year. 

Summer brings hordes of tourists from around the country, making it rather difficult to find lodging here. At the same time, come summer time, and Oceanside hotels are certain to drive their nightly tariffs sky-high. So, considering weather and other factors, it would be quite safe to say that tourists are better off visiting Oceanside in early/late summer, or even spring. 

FAQs about hotels in Oceanside

What are the best rated hotels in Oceanside?

West Inn & Suites, Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms and Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Oceanside?

Cape Rey a Hilton Resort, West Inn & Suites and Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near Oceanside city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Oceanside?

The Fin Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Oceanside, and Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier are the properties closest to Oceanside city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Oceanside cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Oceanside can be as cheap as $109.63 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Oceanside cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Oceanside has been $161.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Oceanside cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Oceanside has been $204.01 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Oceanside?

West Inn & Suites, The Hotel Oceanside and Aquamarine Villas are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Oceanside?

SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Oceanside, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Oceanside and Courtyard San Diego Oceanside are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Oceanside?

Comfort Suites Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area, Quality Inn & Suites Oceanside Near Camp Pendleton and Rodeway Inn Oceanside Marina are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Oceanside?

Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms, Best Western Oceanside Inn and Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Oceanside?

Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach An Ihg Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Oceanside, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Oceanside, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great location near beach!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The proximity to the beach, being close to restaurants and bars, and the overall atmosphere.

Cindy C., from 07-Jun-2022
"I think I got my monies worth. Thank you!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I think I got my monies worth. Thank you!

Salvatore L., from 11-Apr-2022
"Everything!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything you need.

Keri P., from 13-Feb-2022
"Everything Needed!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything needed.

Keri P., from 12-Feb-2022
"Beautiful Beach View!"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's a beautiful view of the beach waters.

Lisa C., from 08-Feb-2022
"The harbor and ocean!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The harbor and ocean!

Olga S., from 27-Jan-2022
"Clean and spacious."
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean and spacious.

Cristina P., from 14-Nov-2021
"Great Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Oceanside is filled with all the major box stores, fast food chains and centrally located for Disneyland and Downtown San Diego.

Kim E., from 28-Jul-2019
"Wonderful Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Oceanside seemed nice. Like much of SoCal, you have nice, newer areas and older, rundown areas.

Scott N., from 05-May-2015
"Clean and Nice"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice city close to the ocean, clean, polite people.

Stanton O., from 18-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Oceanside, CA shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Back to Top