Located about midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside has one of the country’s best climates, with mild year-round temperatures and little rainfall. Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort is situated directly across from the beach, making it easy for guests to enjoy the wonderful weather. Whales, sailboats, and surfers can be seen out on the water; check them out up close during a boating trip or harborside dinner.
Bring the whole family: Spacious two-bedroom suites accommodate up to six guests and feature kitchens, living areas, and washer/dryer units.
Go surfing: Rent a board and hit the waves or take a lesson with a local surfer. Afterward, study up on the sport’s history at the nearby California Surf Museum.
Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool and hot tub.
Nearby attractions: Legoland and the San Diego Zoo
Borrow a board game from the seventh-floor library, which also has books and DVDs for free rental.
Oceanside, California: Coastal City with Family-Friendly Beaches and Historic Spanish Mission
Home to Camp Pendleton, Oceanside was once defined by its longtime military presence. Thanks to its sunny climate and active harbor, however, the SoCal city has recently emerged as a prime vacation destination. Nearly 4 miles of sandy beaches are stretched out along this part of the Pacific Ocean, and surfers, paddle boarders, and boaters share the water year-round.
There’s always action at the historical Oceanside Pier. At 1,192 feet, it’s one of the longest piers on the West Coast. Locals and tourists line the wooden slats to fish for halibut and sea bass, or spot dolphins and seals through coin-operated binoculars. Steps from here you’ll find the Harbor Village shopping center. It has an old ice cream parlor with shakes and saltwater taffy, as well as many boat charters clustered along the shore.
One of Oceanside’s most popular attractions isn’t near the ocean at all. Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of California’s 21 missions, and also one of the most beautiful. Take a tour through this 18th-century landmark and you’ll see hand carved wooden doors, elaborate wall paintings, and hammered copper art. There’s also a cemetery here where some of California’s most important religious leaders are buried, including the Picos and the Bandinis.
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What You Get
Stay for three in a standard room or for up to six in a two-bedroom suite
Dates into October
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi
Library with books, DVDs, and board games
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
A major credit card required at check-in for a $150 security deposit, which is released within 24 hours of scheduled check-out
Not valid with reward points
Daily housekeeping not included, may be added for a nominal fee.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
* One king or queen bed and one sleeper sofa
* Standard occupancy: 3
* Maximum occupancy: 3
* One king bed, one queen bed, and one sleeper sofa
* Standard occupancy: 6
* Maximum occupancy: 6
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 10 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Daily housekeeping may be added for a nominal fee.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airports: McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD; about 10 miles) and San Diego International Airport (SAN; about 39 miles)
Nearest transit stop: Oceanside Transit Center, via North County Transit District bus no. 302
Distance from San Diego: about 38 miles
Cab fare: about $35 from CLD
Being situated just two blocks from the train station and one block from the crossing intersection, train sounds can be heard throughout the property 24 hours per day.