So, you finally got the chance to head out to Oceanside Beach and are planning to stay for a few days or even the weekend. 

But, you got a slight problem, you’re on a budget and hoping to find accommodation close to the ocean that isn’t going to break your wallet.

 After all, you still got other expenses to factor in such as food or let’s not forget, grandma wants a souvenir so you gotta make sure you at least some money leftover for souvenirs. 

Well, have no worries, my friend, I got you covered. Here are 5 Oceanside California Beach Hotels for those travelers on a budget.

Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside

Harbor Inn hotel

Harbor Inn and Suites is located at 1401 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054.

According to Google Reviews it’s classified as a 2-star hotel. 

But, overall reviews give it a 3.4 stars. Average prices roughly can be found around $50 a night.

However, make sure to check their homepage since different prices will vary throughout the year. 

The nice thing about Harbor Inn is that breakfast is offered. Don’t expect a fancy breakfast! Let me repeat don’t expect anything as a fancy breakfast. 

When my sister and I stayed they had: cereal, bread, muffins, apples..A pretty basic breakfast, but we didn’t mind since we were on a budget and saving later to spurge at a restaurant near the beach.

The distance from the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches from the hotel is approximately less than a mile. We literally walked there which took us around 15 minutes. 

It was nice and sunny and the fresh air of the ocean accompanied us as we walked outside. 

Rodeway Inn Hotel

Rodeway Inn 

Rodeway Inn is near Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside.

It is located in 1103 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Like Harbor Inn and Suites Oceanside hotel it’s also classified as a 2-star hotel. 

However, most reviewers on Google give this hotel 3.4 stars.

You can expect this place not to break your wallet, for most prices fall under $69 a night.

Don’t forget though to always check as well their site to see up to date prices. 

Wondering if Rodeway Inn has got free breakfast? I can surely let you know they do! My sister and I always try to find hotels that offer this option.

Although, we may not always get the chance to eat their breakfast or might not find their breakfast appetizing. We still at least like the option of having this. 

Motel 6 hotel

Motel 6 Oceanside Marina

Let’s be honest, Motel 6 and 8 hotels have a bad rep for some people who have good reasons based on their experiences in staying at these type of hotels.

You can still find these types of hotels to be cheaper for those travelers on a budget. 

This Motel 6 is located in  901 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. Like the previous hotels mentioned it also ranks as a 2-star hotel in Google.

Interestingly, most people who gave it a review rank it 3.3 stars. That includes out of 659 reviews, currently.

Average prices a night seems to fall under $70, but as mentioned, please look up the direct site for more accurate prices. 

You may be asking, hey do they offer free breakfast as well? And I can tell you that they do not. 

Bummer! I know, I know, but, hey, on the bright side you have Pappy’s Market a grocery store which is a 6 minute walking distance from the hotel. 

Oceanside Inn and Suites 

Oceanside Inn Hotel

Located at 1820 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, Ca 92054 is where you can find this hotel.  

Like Motel 6 even if you are on a budget you will avoid this type of hotel like the plague or will be brave enough to take a risk and try it for a night. 

The reason why I state this is that this hotel seems to have a much lower favor than the other hotels mentioned. 

Considered a 2-star hotel on Google, most reviewers don’t seem to like it here. Out of 142 reviews it ranks as 2.8 stars. Reading the reviews most people state that the rooms are old and in need of renovating the place. 

But, overall, if you’re not picky about an outdated room, you can’t go wrong with the location. Approximately, 7 minutes walking distance from the South Oceanside Beach.

You can expect the average prices to be under $70. But, don’t forget to check their website to get accurate daily prices.

Just like Motel 6, expect no breakfast to be served. In addition, there’s no pool nor a fitness center at this place. As mentioned, this hotel doesn’t seem to have great reviews unlike the other hotels mentioned, so just be aware when considering to stay here

Travelodge by Wyndham Oceanside 

Travelodge- Hotel

Last hotel on this list is Travelodge, which resides in 1403 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058. It’s ranked as a 2-star hotel in Google. 

Out of 361 reviews from people it has 2.7 stars. Average price is roughly around $60 a night.

However, don’t forget to check it’s homepage for more up to date prices. 

A nice amenity of this place is that you can expect breakfast to be offered. In addition, pets are welcomed as well.

Don’t like what they offer for breakfast? Or would like to get some groceries? You’re in luck, because there is a Walmart grocery store within 10 minutes of walking. 

Unfortunately, the Oceanside Fishing Pier or even the closest beach coast is not 10 minutes away, like Walmart.

On foot it’s at least a 24 minute walk to get to the beach. However, if you do have a car it’s only about a 10 minute drive. 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO STAY

Of course, when deciding where to pick accommodation even being on a budget it’s good to ask yourself these questions before booking a place:

  • How far do I want to be from the ocean? Is it within walking distance? 
  • Any close amenities? Such as grocery stores?
  • Is the place in a safe neighborhood?
  • Is there a clinic or hospital in close proximity? Just in case!  
  • Any shopping areas nearby? 
  • What are their check in and check out times?
  • Any close restaurants or bars?
  • Does the hotel offer any free parking? Wifi?

These may not be all the questions you may be asking yourself, but these are some few questions my sister and I ask ourselves in deciding where to stay. 

oceanside-pier
Photo by Kat Carbone

THINGS TO DO AT OCEANSIDE BEACH

So, you might be asking what are some great things to do when visiting Oceanside Beach. 

Let me first clarify, Oceanside Beach is composed of several beaches. 

You have: Oceanside Harbor Beach, Buccaneer Beach, Wisconsin Street Beach, to name a few. The most popular one of all is Harbor Beach. Here you can find many things worth checking out, here

CONCLUSION

These are 5 Oceanside California Beach Hotels for those on a budget  trying to find out where to stay a night when visiting Oceanside Beaches. 

Out of all 5, Oceanside Inn and Suites ranks lowest favorite place to stay at for most people. Let me know what your opinions where of any of these 5 California Beach Hotels if you got the chance to stay in any in the comments below.