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EC San Diego: Standard The Retreat Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • ATM in Building
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bike Racks
  • Business Centre
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's Playground
  • Cleaning Service Provided
  • Communal Dining Room
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Free-Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Meeting Room
  • Multimedia Room & Lounge
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking Space
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public Computers
  • Roku TV Streaming Device
  • Rooftop
  • Sauna
  • Sport Premises
  • Underground Storage
  • Vending Machines Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the rear of the building.
  • Luggage drop-off service available. If students arrive prior to 4 PM check in, they must notify the school at least two weeks prior so arrangements can be made for luggage storage prior to check-in at the unit. Otherwise, the student must wait until after 4 PM to enter the unit and deposit their luggage.
  • Utility bills are included
  • Kitchen utensils are provided
  • Luggage storage closet under the stairs
Room Type
Twin / Single / Triple
Bathroom Type
Shared Bathroom (3 students will share one bathroom)
Board Status

Description of Local Area

The Retreat is a row of four town homes located in Pacific Beach where many students in San Diego enjoy living. It is around the corner from Grand Avenue and the Bus #30 stop which goes directly to the beach and also to EC San Diego.

Description of Accommodation

This building is newly renovated and has upgraded amenities. Each town home can accommodate up to 6 students. Each bedroom has three beds; however, students can choose to book a bedroom as either a single, double-shared or triple-shared room based on availability. The kitchen will have the following amenities which students can use: Stove and oven, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, plates, cups, silverware, and all the necessary cooking utensils to prepare meals (pots, pans, etc.).


The Retreat
2735 Hornblend St.,
San Diego,
CA 92109

Phone Number

+1 (858) 456-1212

Emergency Number

+1 858 449 3758


Year round

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival Day: Saturday 
    Check in: after 16:00

  • Departure Day: Saturday
    Check out: before 11:00
    Late check out is not allowed

Journey to school

You only need to walk around the corner to reach the bus stop on Grand Ave. Take bus #30 north to Silverado and Herschel Avenue. The bus ride is about 30 minutes. Get off the bus at Silverado and Herschel and walk a few blocks north to 1225 Prospect St, La Jolla.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing within 14 days of arrival date, for reasons other than visa denial, will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4 week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

Airport Pickup

If you booked an airport pickup, a driver from La Class Transportation will wait for you at the information desk in baggage claims area, holding a sign with your name on it. If your flight is delayed, or for any other emergency, please call the EC San Diego emergency phone number at +1 (858) 449 3758. If you do not have a phone, ask the information desk to call the number for you as they are always more than happy to assist.

Other ways to get to your residence

Take a taxi to the residence by giving them the address listed above. 

Arrival Procedures

Check-in is after 4pm. Students may go straight to the apartment. There is a lock box code with instructions on the information sheet which is provided to the student or agent by email before their arrival. The lockbox is located on the front door of the unit.


  • Single Room Shared bathroom low season - $550 ; high season (13 Jun 2020 – 12 Sep 2020) $590
  • Twin Room Shared bathroom low season - $285; high season - (13 Jun 2020 – 12 Sep 2020) $320
  • Triple Room Shared bathroom low season - $205; high season (13 Jun 2020 – 12 Sep 2020) $235

House Rules

  • Students need to be 18+ to choose this accommodation
  • Guests allowed:
  • Smoking is prohibited indoors
  • While we promote and support diversity, we cannot guarantee language mix. However, we always encourage students to use English to communicate, be respectful and inclusive of others
  • EC provides a clean living space for all students and expects a basic level of respect from all students. For example, if something is dropped, pick it up; do not leave clothes and belongings on the floor; place rubbish and leftovers in a garbage bag

For more accommodation terms please refer here