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Published – 05/01/21 – 10:00 | 5021 views | 0 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | to print
The exterior of the upgraded Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach.  COURTESY PHOTO

The exterior of the upgraded Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach. COURTESY PHOTO


Ocean Park Inn, a family-run hotel celebrating 30 years in Pacific Beach, is now open after a year-long, property-wide renovation. The beachfront hotel, located on the promenade just steps from the sand, unveiled a refreshed exterior, pool deck and lounge area as part of the second phase of a property-wide renovation .

The exterior of the building has a new look that echoes interior upgrades by Los Angeles-based interior design firm Clear on Black.

The newly transformed pool deck features an abstract mid-century pattern in recycled rubber and features crisp white lounge chairs with teak accents to complement the clean, modern aesthetic. The hotel also introduced a new brand aesthetic and website to reflect the community and underlying mid-century Tiki theme.

The Lai family has operated the hotel since 1967, introducing the Ocean Park Inn brand and its current location in 1991.

“Our reopening has been highly anticipated, but we are ready and extremely excited to welcome back our loyal guests and share our beautiful new home,” said CEO and President Elvin Lai. “We’ve been known for our impeccable service over the past 30 years and now our hospitality is matched by a youthful vibrancy inspired by the history and vibe of the surrounding Pacific Beach community.”

The Phase Three lobby upgrades are set to be unveiled in May 2021 and will feature contributions from local artists, including an art installation by Randall Engstrom of Randall’s Sandals, ocean-inspired table tops by Brett Olson of Wave Surface and a walking tour of Pacific Beach by photographer John Cocozza.

The fourth and final phase of the renovation is scheduled for 2022 and will include a surf and Tiki-inspired cocktail pool bar.

For more information, visit oceanparkinn.com.