The Beach Cottages
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Arriving into San Diego, nearing the end of our Pacific Coast Highway journey, we went in search of accommodation around Pacific Beach, an area a local girl we had met in Napa had recommended. The task was harder than we had thought a combination of college summer holidays and a marathon taking place the coming weekend. We had decided we wanted to …
... und der halbe Zoo ist mit Straßen durchzogen. Es gab zwei Buslinien, der Expressbus für die ganz Eiligen und der normale Bus (damit können schon 75% des Zoos besichtigt werden), eine Seilbahn und Rolltreppen die zum höher gelegenen Teil des Zoos fuhren und eine kleine Eisenbahn. Die meisten Besucher stiegen vor einem interessanten Gehege aus dem Bus aus, machten ein paar Fotos und schleppten sich dann bis zur nächsten Bank oder zum nächsten Fast Food Stand um sich ...
What LP says: Some people say San Diego lacks weather, but the city’s residents seem to be surviving just fine without it. In fact it’s the mildness of the climate that, above all, defines the city. Though it’s big (and growing fast), San Diego manages to hang on to a resort feel even amid the skyscrapers and brick facades of its revamped downtown. A huge influx of visitors helps add to the vacation ...
... I had about a 9 every time I stepped with my right leg. FUUUUUUUUCK! Are you kidding me??? The DAY BEFORE I am to embark upon the trip of a lifetime I hurt my back???? Immediately I start thinking of worst case scenarios: I can't ride. I can't drive. I can't ride. How long won't I be able to ride??? You get the picture.
So here I am now the night before we head out of town for three months not able to move. Awesome.
... the city, and enjoying some great food. We spent the evenings in downtown crawling the bars, and also managed to catch Hangover 2 in the cinema (now being back in an English speaking country).
On our final day we decided to go to one attraction that San Diego is famous for; Sea World. Dan and I had been to the one in Florida with our family when we were younger, however San Diego is the original and also home to the famous Shamu Killer Whale. Even though ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Beach Cottages San Diego
The rooms were very nice and the response to any request was immediate and more than satisfactory.
Nearby restaurant Gringos was truly a delicious eating experience.
We met so many enjoyable interesting people at the Beach Cottages. It made our 7 day vacation a memorable occasion. Karen
Great Great Great
Great location, on the beach. Great staff. Great rooms, nothing fancy but kitchens, fresh air and it's on the beach. Great for families, your in the center of the beach people but the cottages cater to families and kids. (And your on the beach)
A very unique beach vacation
My wife and I have had a lot of beach vacations and this is one we'll definitely do again. We spent six terrific nights here.
1. The Beach Cottages We were in the third row of cottages and it was great. The cottage had a lot more room than a typical hotel room. The buildings are old but extremely well maintained. Not a single cob web, no insects and very, very clean. The full kitchen was really nice to have around. We didn't use it for lunch or dinner meals but used it every day for breakfast. And after breakfast we would take our coffee to the beach (about 100 feet from our door). The Cottages are not air conditioned which is not normally a big deal. The beach nights are cool but there were a couple of untypical 90 degree days where it was a little warm in the late afternoon. We would have appreciated air conditioning on those days.A comfy cottage on the Pacific - it doesn't get much better! The staff was excellent as well.
2. Pacific Beach This is the the place to experience the California surf and beach culture. Surfers, from 7:00 AM to Sundown - every day and lots more of them on weekends. Rollerbladers, skateboarders,cyclists, joggers and walkers all vying for space on the boardwalk but with never a collision and never a problem. This is beach action central with people of all ages on the beach and cruising the boardwalk. I suppose that if you like your vacations in remote, people-less places then this busy beach may not be for you. But we found it exhilarating. There are people of all ages on PB. The resident surf crowd is certainly 20 something but there are lots of 30s,40s,50s,60s and some 70s around. Lots of families too. The beach is very clean and well maintained with good swimming. They talk about Southern California rip-tides but I found the swimming excellent. The "pull" of the water was non-existent especially when compared to a place like Maui where standing in two feet of water almosts knocks you off your feet. One of the real surprises was PB dining. Every night we made a point of being back at the cottage in the late afternoon/early evening so we could walk to dinner. We dined in a different PB restaurant every night with the closest being a 1 minute walk and the farthest being a 5 minute walk. Walking from your cottage to a nice restaurant to watch a Pacific sunset - how good is that? We could have stayed for a month and not run out of PB restaurants.
3. San Diego It's my favourite city in North America. It got everything. 'Nuff said! From the Beach Cottages you're only 15 minutes from all the San Diego things to do.
Beach Cottages on Pacific Beach in San Diego. We highly recommend this if you're looking for a unique California beach vacation. Watch out though. You may find yourself wanting to live there.
Good location, not great cottages
Great location but cottages were a bit shabby. Had ants in the bathroom. Great place to stay cos you can walk down to OB, OB is excellent
Simply wornderful vacation at the Cottages
We have enjoyed going to the Beach Cottages for the last 5 years with our children. The cottages are perfect, simple and clean. We recommend this to any family who wants to establish fond memories and lots of time together....We must say the office and housekeeping staff are absolutely fantastic!!
Motel rooms need updating - guard your meds
The motel rooms need updating and can be a bit dismal but what I saw of the newer portions and the cottage part of this place looked great - would recommend those rather than the motel portion. Also, guard your medications. My father, thinking the staff was trustworthy, didn't lock up his medication and wound up missing some doses of some very vital medication. The administrative staff denied there was a problem - not very good PR.
Fabulous Find on Pacific Beach
Our family has been staying here for five years now and we love it!
It's a great location for adults and children. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The rooms are great for sleeping or hanging out - very spacious and clean. One of the few spots in Pacific Beach with plenty of parking too. This is a must try!
Our family loves the Beach Cottages. Great location. Ample parking. A safe place for the kids to play. Right on the beach. Close to everything. Several different sized rooms available. I've stayed in most, and depending on your needs, they're all great. Great place for families.
The Best on the Beach
Our family has been staying here for over 20 years and we love it. The rooms are clean, the staff friendly and the views are awesome. Located within walking distance of shopping and eating. Short drives to other attractions. It is a great place to stay. The only downside is there is no pool.
Best Value in San Diego
Over the course of nearly 15 years, I've stayed at several motels on Pacific Beach. My first choice is ALWAYS The Beach Cottages. Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms, ample parking, well manicured grounds (a rarity on the beach properties) and an awesome location. Excellent value. One suggestion -- the rooms in the main building could stand a little updating but that small complaint would certainly not keep me away. The biggest problem is that The Beach Cottages are so wonderful they fill up fast, so make your reservations early!