The Inn at Sunset Cliffs

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#99 of 263 hotels in San Diego
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to the Inn at Sunset Cliffs located in historical Point Loma, California. We are one of only a few San Diego hotels truly located on the Pacific Ocean, just steps away from Ocean Beach, with Sea World just a few minutes drive. Originally built in the 1950's, remodeled several times between now and then, thus creating a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to accommodate any San Diego visitor. No other San Diego hotel offers a view as breathtaking as from our spacious terrace overlooking the Cliffs, Ocean Beach and as far as La Jolla. The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is truly one of the only San Diego beach hotels that is actually a waterfront hotel. Oceanfront suites with the sea breeze just outside your door. Sea World is just a few minutes from us! Sunset Cliffs creates scenic atmospheres all year long, with million-dollar views everyday. Being a quiet privately owned San Diego hotel, we support our locals and want to help our community. San Diego Beaches are near, being just a few blocks away from us. Experience the great San Diego surfing with an awesome location to scope where to ride for your session just a few steps away from your room. Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing onto our property. Look out at the Pacific Ocean to see the beauty San Diego has to offer. When you feel like relaxing, our ocean view terrace allows you to view out over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Kick your feet up and let the waves take you away...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Hiking
Children's television networks
Car hire
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Water park offsite
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

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1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-3840
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Beth e wrote a review Sep 2022
123 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
4.0 of 5 bubbles
this Inn has great location along the cliffs and is beautiful and special. It is lovely and small with a nice pool and beautiful comfortable outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. The staff is lovely and helpful.

We had one of the two ocean facing rooms, and that was a treat.
However, the room is quite small for two people with barely any storage, so it gets tight for more than a couple of nights. The “couch” in the room isn’t even a love seat, it’s a chair that takes up a huge amount of space and seats one. There is only one nightstand and barely any surfaces in either the bedroom or bath. The bed is comfortable but VERY high.

The small bathroom has a nice shower with two heads but if you have bad knees beware the toilet is very low.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jujubee_303 wrote a review Aug 2021
Westminster, Colorado491 contributions100 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Room 209 for 3 nights - two bedrooms, a small bathroom, and a sitting area. The room was very clean and the space was large enough to be relaxing. The views from this hotel are amazing, and there are plenty of places to sit and watch the sunset. Parking was easy and free, with a small lot on hotel property and street parking nearby. This hotel is good for families, groups, and couples, but the noise from the swimming pool carries, so expect to hear a lot of that if you are around during pool hours. We would definitely return if vacationing in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It gets busy during sunset! Get a seat outside early before the crowd arrives.
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Dana M wrote a review May 2020
Escondido, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amazing! The room was very nice. We loved having the option to book the room with a separate bedroom and kitchen like a small apartment. The location is incredible and we loved eating while watching the ocean waves which we also could hear all night long! Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ShantanuKurhekar wrote a review Dec 2021
Redmond, Washington20 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is much smaller than it appears in the pictures. And it is not family friendly as there are no elevators, stroller ramps or kiddie pool. The rooms/suites are dated and very basic - floor is creaky, space is cramped and bath and closets are really small. The WiFi did not work the whole time we were there and while they offered to refund us some money for that, they ultimately did not. The TV did not work at first but the front desk guy fixed it for us. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy (liquor store across the street) and there are no grocery stores/restaurants at walking distance. Their backside deck which overlooks the cliffs is closed due to water damage. They charge a premium for the place (we paid $300+ per night), which is totally not worth what they offer. The price is supposedly for location and views, but with the deck closed, and grocery stores/restaurants not close by, that’s not a good deal. On the plus side, the place was very clean and the staff was courteous and responsive. They have a poolside area with tables and chairs that has good views if you want to sit outside and snack/enjoy the sun. To conclude, this is a fine place to crash with friends if you are looking to spend limited time indoors, but not a place to stay with family.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not for families, sketchy neighborhood, need a car for everything
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Cheryle H wrote a review Jun 2021
Kearns, Utah297 contributions149 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Pros: Great location as it is close to a lot, plus they offer a golf cart to the Beach. They have a small pool and a patio area to view the ocean cliffs. The rooms are nice and the kitchen (full) was well stocked with about everything you would need. The office staff are great and very friendly. If you need any extra items they are very accommodating. Very short walk to the Cliff overlook where we saw at least 2 Weddings in 3 days. You can also see and hear the fireworks from Sea World every night. The rooms and kitchen were clean and a family of 6 could easily be happy with the accommodations.
The Cons: No elevator for elderly or handicapped. (I traveled with my mother who was in a wheelchair with limited walking. The stairs were very hard for her and they did not have a ground floor room available for us even though I asked for one early in my reservation). One bathroom for 4 adults and no laundry on site. The golf cart was not available during our stay as it only ran Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on the Friday we would of used it they did not have staff to provide the service so we had to drive to the Beach and pray for a parking spot. The mattress is a spring mattress so not the most comfortable bed. The patio in the pictures on the website is no longer there. 1/2 the patio is now in the sea. They only have the upper area by the pool and no access allowed below due to safety. Sitting to view the ocean is limited because of that. They said it happened about 2 years ago, yet no mention of this on the website. The person I talked to said they plan on extending the upper patio. (may be a few years), The view is very nice and we enjoyed sitting and watching the ocean but note this is not by a beach or beach access, it is on a Cliff as the title says. Parking is also premium. Only a few spots on the side of the building or street parking. Simply put not enough parking spots for how many rooms are available. Though you may think my Cons out weigh my Pros I think this hotel would be perfect for most couples and families.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: No elevator. Lower floors may not have all room categories available
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rhondaolnick wrote a review May 2021
Olympia, Washington7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm a hotel snob, I admit it. I was a little hesitant to stay somewhere that wasn't part of a national chain or didn't have a restaurant or bar on site. This little place has changed me. We rented a one bedroom apartment on the second floor and were pleasantly surprised that it was equipped with most comforts of home. Toaster, pots & pans, little coffee maker. You could see the ocean from practically every room. Each night we left the bedroom window open and were lulled to sleep by the ocean sounds. (No sleep machine needed.) In fact the ocean sounds blocked out most noise from other hotel guests. It was a little too cold to use the pool, but it looked refreshing, plenty of chairs and it looked right over the ocean. The location was perfect, just steps away from a convenience store, amazing pizza and Mexican food a block away. We didn't have a rental car and found it easy to walk to Newport Street where there are a lot of places to eat/drink.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Brad B wrote a review Feb 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has potential because it’s a beautiful location and while it’s old the room renovations make the place a little better. I strongly question the management of this hotel. First, both of the 2 days I stayed here I had to ask them to turn on the hot water. If that wasn’t bad enough they are doing construction and they started working between 6:30-7:00 AM. It just shows a lack of respect for your guests. Overall, the price is not worth it and you would be better off staying at someplace like the Hilton where you get a more professional treatment.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gavin Fleming, General Manager at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Responded Feb 17, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. Unfortunately, we discovered a maintenance emergency and only had so much time to fix and remedy the situation. There are no excuses for the properties emergency maintenance that needed to be done. We do sincerely apologize for the noise being made and will gladly compensate you for your troubles if you'd like to contact us directly. Thank you for your time. We do believe you'll experience something much different and enjoy the property as we are known for our tranquility at the hotel.
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Zalyn B wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is absolutely amazing! Check in was extremely easy and was in my room within 5 minutes of arriving. The front desk was very friendly and informative and the place was flowing with ocean air and the aroma of flowers from the rose garden that goes throughout the property. I was blown away to find that my room came with a FULL kitchen as well as an ocean view from literally every window. To top it all off there was a heated pool and a awesome lounge area that practically sits on the water. This will definitely be my go to place when I’m in town.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the king suite, facing the ocean during my college graduation weekend. Trent, the front desk attendant was kind enough to put up a "Congratulations" banner over our door to celebrate the occasion, in addition to providing us a number of awesome tips for restaurants and activities throughout the city. Definitely will be staying here again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Evan R wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolutely unforgettable travel experience - will definitely be back!! With over 20 years of travel experience, I've stayed in countless hotels, airbnbs, etc. and can confidently say the Inn at Sunset Cliffs is at the top of my list. Everything about my stay was pleasant - the fantastic ocean views, positive vibes of the staff, and the cleanliness/security of the room/hotel.

The Inn is nestled just outside of San Diego in Ocean Beach and is within walking distance of many local shops, restaurants and the beach. It's also a convenient 10 minute drive from the airport.  The hotel is not very large but it's good because you end up receiving more attention from the staff and feel like a member of the family. It was also quiet and didn't feel crowded. The room itself was quite spacious and had plenty of amenities such as a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. I also lucked out and got a room close to the ocean so I could fall asleep to waves each night.

I want to give a shout out to three staff members - Gavin, Katie, and Richard, who consistently went above and beyond to ensure myself and the other guests were having a great stay. All of them had consistent positive energy, attention to detail and 5 star hospitality service to both the guest and the community, something I had not experienced with other previous hotel accomodations. From the first interaction, it was clear you could see the enthusiasm and passion they have for helpings others.

On the last day of my trip, the Inn hosted its 1st annual car show with over 50 cars, a DJ, food truck and afterparty. It was an absolute blast!! However, what stood out the most was seeing the Inn raffle off prizes with ticket proceeds benefiting local charities. At the end of the day, the Inn at Sunset Cliffs is still a business but it was refreshing to see them give back to the community.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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JMF asked a question Dec 2018
Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France15 contributions4 helpful votes
Do you have charging stations for Electric Vehicles, or even a 110 plug accessible from parking spots for EV charging?
Answer from magic1128
Peoria, Arizona75 contributions60 helpful votes
There are no charging stations
Road382425 asked a question Aug 2017
San Marcos, California
are you pet friendly?
Answer from Gavin F
San Diego, California
We love our furry little animals but unfortunately, we do not allow pets.
kmbbrooks asked a question Jun 2017
Mesa, Arizona66 contributions73 helpful votes
How far is a beach we could boogie board from?
Answer from Gavin F
San Diego, California
A great spot to boogie board is just 1 mile from the hotel! Consistent waves with a great beach to relax on before or after. Ocean Beach at lifeguard tower 2. If you're staying with us Fri-Sun, we have our beach mobile available to give you rides back and forth for a small fee.
beachbumz09 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of things close by to do and wonderful restaurants too!"
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Carole B wrote a tip Oct 2023
22 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for ground level if mobility is an issue. You are on your own handling luggage."
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Lisamb1 wrote a tip May 2023
Saint Paul, Minnesota213 contributions94 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is free parking and we always got a spot, but if you don’t get a spot there is a lot of street parking near"
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marianne k wrote a tip Apr 2023
10 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"The days of this place are numbered since the storm took a big chunk away right below the pool deck. If room service is offered then ……"
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ShantanuKurhekar wrote a tip Dec 2021
Redmond, Washington20 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not for families, sketchy neighborhood, need a car for everything"
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PRICE RANGE
C$303 - C$486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoOcean Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Nearby attractions include Sunset Cliffs Natural Park (0.3 km), Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park (1.1 km), and Jon Koehler Sculpture (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Raglan Public House, Little Lion Cafe, and Breakfast Republic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at Sunset Cliffs?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabrillo National Monument (7.1 km), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (6.1 km), and Whaley House Museum (6.0 km).
Does The Inn at Sunset Cliffs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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