The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
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Lots to like
We took the advice of other reviewers and stayed at the Inn in early February 2005. How much you enjoy your stay may depend greatly on which room you pick.
We took a king suite (ask for the discount) at $170 a night. This afforded us a perfect view of the ocean. The room itself, while a tad small, had everything we needed. Comfortable bed, TV/DVD player, beautiful shower with dual heads, fridge and microwave. The only problem, and it was kind of a big one, is that the walls are thin. There was a group in the room next to us that was up to about 3 a.m. I don't think they were probably all that particularly loud, but you could hear them quite clearly.
There were only two of us, with no children, so the slightly out-of-the-way location was not at all a problem for us, as we didn't have to be near the zoo, Seaworld or other kid-popular attractions. The main highways are only about two miles away.
The desk staff was very friendly, though their office hours may be a bit limited for some. No breakfast during the week, but I'm told they offer something on weekends.
I would just say to be aware that you're paying $170 (or more) for the view and not for the amenities that you find at some chains. That said, if a view and the sounds of the ocean are what you seek, this is the place.....just make sure you ask for the right room.
Great place, great location
We stayed at the Inn at Sunset Cliffs for five days from January 1 through 6, 2005. The location is simply spectacular, with an incredible view from the inn's private patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. San Diego's downtown is about 10 minutes away via the freeway. The place was probably built in the late '40's or early 50's, but it's in impeccable condition, and the room was quite comfortable. It had a small color tv with basic cable, as well as a small fridge and microwave. I would recommend, however, that you book a suite for an extended stay, since there isn't any lobby or common area, per se, and the room can get a little claustrophobic. There is a nice (if small) outdoor heated pool located in the beautiful courtyard that's just a few steps away from any guest room. We swam in it on January 2, which was quite a treat for us New Englanders. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and complimentary coffee and the local paper are provided each day. On weekends a "continental plus" breakfast that includes waffles made to order is provided, as well. I own a bed and breakfast in Maine, so I know what to look for when it comes to such things as cleanliness and professionalism. The Inn at Sunset Cliffs hits all the marks.
The Inn at Sunset Cliffs Best Kept Secret in San Diego
We stayed in the one-bedroom kitchen suite November 25th thru 29th. Step into a living room that has a sofa bed. Charming little kitchen fully furnished including coffee makings. Bathroom has double shower head and very roomy. Bedroom is in the back with queen-size bed. T.V. in both living room and bedroom.
You are steps away from a full size heated pool with beautiful flowers all around. Additionally there are two areas directly in front of the Pacific Ocean with plenty of seating. We enjoyed the continental breakfast here on the weekend that includes waffles - delicious. The very best coffee is here each morning, as is your free newspaper.
We took long walks along the cliffs top - views are just fantastic. This is a quiet area but we walked into the local restaurants etc. It is not far from all the major attractions by car. Added bonus is the free parking located either along side the building or on the street. Friendly very helpful staff.
This little Inn only has 24 rooms so almost afraid to let others in on the secret for fear of not getting a room when we return.
Really Lovely Hotel
We stayed at the Sunset Cliffs for two nights in November. The Sunset was recommended to us by friends who have stayed there before. We were not disappointed. We had a two bedroom suite, plenty of room. The views from the deck were wonderful. My husband and I sat on the rocking chairs and watched the sun set.
Very convenient location for Sea World, Gas Lamp and the Zoo. Also easy to reach Ocean Beach.
We would stay here again.
Stay There Please!
An unbelievable place! Absolutely fantastic. Extremely comfortable rooms with extremely comfortable beds. The grounds are so well maintained. The views are unbelievable. Stay here please. So worth your money.
Our Honeymoon was AMAZING!!!
All I can say is that this hotel is even better in person!!!
We stayed at the Inn at Sunset Cliffs for 5 nights for our honeymoon. We were in the King suite room overlooking the beautiful ocean. Although upon first glace the room seemed small, it ended up being the most perfect, cozy place for my husband and I to stay. We had a comfortable king size bed with gorgeous bedding! With the windows open, we could hear the waves crashing down below us morning, noon, and night. We were literally lulled to sleep by the waves!! :)
The bathroom was nice. It had a shower with a double shower head in it and plenty of towels were always on hand. There was a nice sized refrigerator and a microwave stored away in the closet where you first come in. There also was a nice flatscreen television with a dvd player built in. Literally, it had everything we could've possibly needed for us to enjoy our stay there!!
We also had a great experience with the staff. They were very accomodating!!
We will definitely return to this hotel again!! :)
Stayed here April 11th to the 14th of this year. What they say on their web site is true and then some. Great views of the ocean and coast line.
The grounds are well maintained with many flowering plants. The suites are large and comfortable. In a nice residental area with a good sandwich shop and restaraut a block away. And the staff are great, helpful, pleasant and so nice. They made it a wonderful stay. Thanks again.
We recently stayed at the Inns at Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, San Diego. It is located close to our son's apartment and we had seen good reviews at this site. It turned out to be quite a nice place. The location is excellent, right on the cliffs in Ocean Beach with beautiful views up and down the coast line. Our first room was in our price range, a little small, but perfectly fine for the two of us. It also had a refrigerator and microwave. The second room (which we had to move to because of advance bookings for the last night we were there) was much bigger (a bedroom, livingroom, kitchen, bathroom unit) and nicer but also much more expensive. Still, it was nice to be able to have our last breakfast with our son in the unit before we left San Diego. We would definitely stay there again.
Wow pretty much says it all. Fantastic might work,too. Very clean!!
Great ocean view..nice pool
When we were there last, the owner had 3 room suites with kitchens which worked out well for families and the fact eating establishments were a little distant. I believe the new owner is converting the suites and slowly getting rid of the kitchens which I feel is really too bad. The previous owner, Mr Garvie, kept the area clean including the pool area. Maybe you have more on this.
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