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The Beach Cottages
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All reviewsping pongmain buildingpacific beachbedroom cottagewest winggrocery store across the streethotel portiongreat beach hotelocean viewair conditioningproperty offersopen the windowplace to stayprivate patioboogie boardsfull kitchenwell maintained and clean
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

My wife & I were thoroughly happy with our Beach Cottages experience during the week including Christmas 2010. Booked an oceanfront cabin (5 months prior). The view from our windows? Well, I would have to say it ranks in the top five - ever. Gorgeous Pacific Ocean sunsets. Magnificent swells curling through the Crystal Pier to the North. Early morning walks on the beautiful beach. Breakfast at "Konos" (outstanding value + fun spot). No stuffy "upscale" hotel atmospherics. Jus' friendly folks. I can understand why the rates more than double in the Summer. Even though the December chill prevented swimming (water and air both around 55), the gentle sounds of ocean waves was a definite plus to we desert dwellers. Highly recommend for people and families who appreciate simple, clean accomodations in a nearly perfect setting.

Room Tip: Book early - six months if possible.
Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
1  Thank cactusbill23
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

If you are expecting the Ritz go somewhere else. But if you want a great fun location, clean rooms and old school California ambience, come here. We have been visiting for years and hesitate telling more people only because we want to keep it to ourselves. It is not fancy, no huge screen TVs, room service, etc. But what it does have is soul. You feel it the moment you arrive. Ping pong tables for the kids, outdoor grills for the whole family, laundry and walking distance to grocery stores (if your lucky enough to get a cabin that has a kitchen). And then, of course, there are clothing stores, surf shops and bike rentals if you are into that sort of thing. And then there is the beach and the boardwalk: directly in front of the place. Its busy and people watching central, so have fun with it! Make coffe in your room, or go get it at any of the number of really hip places around. Or pour some wine, then walk on the beach and let your cares melt away. All the while knowing your family is having fun too...

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Jennifer N
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

The Beach Cottages is one of the best places to stay for families who want a San Diego beach vacation. We have stayed in both the cottages and motel rooms and have enjoyed both. Not having to fight for a parking space just to go to the beach is fantastic, the kids can run back to the room to use the restroom or get a snack, and, in the case of my husband, he can go back for a nap. A grocery store is nearby to pick up all the food you'll need for your stay. The Beach Cottages has several barbecues for grilling and patio tables to enjoy eating outside every night. If you're tired of the sand and water (but really, who would be?) they have ping pong and shuffleboard in the courtyard. Get your reservations in early in the year as they fill up fast.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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4  Thank tightwadmesa
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

We stayed at here over 4th of July weekend. Great location, right on the beach - can't be beat. Older place, lots of families. The only downside was the noise noise noise. We were expecting this since we were right on the beach & during a holiday weekend but we were exhausted from lack of sleep by the end of our stay.
If you have a family with children, this a a great place. Lots of other families, shuffle board, ping pong, grills, picnic tables etc... but if you're looking to get away w/ your significant other, this may not be the best place. We would consider staying here again if its possible to get a room on a quieter side of the property. The location is hard to pass up.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Solful1
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Reviewed 9 June 2010

My family and I have been goin to the beach cottages for about 35 years, every year in July we always look forward to going, we have barbeques, play ping pong tournaments, go meet new people, as well go to SeaWorld and Belmont Park, which is a great local theme park. The service is great as well , and restaurants near by are great to eat, My favorite restaurant Konos just down the boardwalk near Crystal Pier and right next door is the Green Flash, great service. For anyone to relax and have fun at the beach I recommend going to the Beach Cottages

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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