We loved this hotel! The location is perfect, literally feet from the beach so you can hear the ocean from your room. The courtyard is quaint and very well kept - it was also great for events. The rooms were a good size and having your own mini fridge came in handy. We had the opportunity to meet the owner. The hotel means alot to him and he takes pride in keeping it clean and having a friendly and helpful staff.
Ocean Beach was once known as the Haight-Ashbury of San Diego. The community became an attraction for hippies, who eventually became accepted by many local business establishments. The Black headshop opened on Newport Avenue. Soon to follow was an organic food store – the People's Market – on Voltaire Street. Beginning in the early '70s, local development and land interests pressed for the development of Ocean Beach's oceanfront, with plans for tourist-oriented resorts, hotels and a marina outlined in the Ocean Beach Precise Plan. With the passage of a 30-foot (9.1 m) height limit in 1972. From Wikipedia