SpringHill Suites in Oceanside is a quick walk from the beach. — Photo courtesy of SpringHill Suites San Diego/Oceanside Downtown
Travelers visiting San Diego or even residents looking for a seaside staycation now have another stylish option. The new SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown by Marriott is just steps from the beach, which also means that guests enjoy ocean views from some rooms.
The all-suite hotel's downtown Oceanside location also means easy access to Camp Pendleton, Oceanside Pier, Mission San Luis Rey and LEGOLAND California. The hotel is also just behind the famous Top Gun house, where Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise filmed romantic scenes in the famous movie.
SpringHill Suites is near the famous "Top Gun" house. — Photo courtesy of SpringHill Suites San Diego/Oceanside Downtown
Suites are larger than typical hotel rooms and include separate living, working and sleeping areas. Note that this doesn't mean these areas are all separated by walls; however, the suite is configured to give each space as much privacy as possible.
The hotel offers luxurious linens and plush pillows along with a comfortable pull-out sofa bed and lounge chair in each room. The bathroom includes modern touches like a marble-top vanity, iridescent tile walls and creative lighting features. The cheery decor is heavily influenced by the hotel's coastal location.
Business travelers will appreciate the suite's desk, ergonomic chair and high-speed internet. The hotel also offers use of a business center, large meeting space, guest laundry facility and same-day dry cleaning.
A convenient market with 24-hour access to food and drinks is in the lobby, which is also a great venue for casual meetings or socializing. The warm decor and free WiFi here are meant to draw in guests to stay and linger for a while.
A rooftop pool and fitness center help travelers burn off calories. Note that parking is either valet or available in a pay lot on the street.
Feel good about spending the night here. The property has been designed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, a voluntary rating program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that provides third-party verification of green building.
Daily hot breakfast is included in the room rate. However, guests can also dine at the long-awaited Hello Betty Fish House, which is adjacent to the hotel. The seafood restaurant specializes in Baja SoCal beachside favorites such as margaritas and fish tacos, San Diego's signature dish. The rooftop deck boasts amazing ocean views.
How much, you ask? Despite the spacious suites, stylish design and amenities, the goal is to offer both leisure and business travelers accommodations at an affordable price. Rates are seasonal, so check the hotel's website for specifics.