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The Ocean View Hotel is a hotel on Ocean Drive in Ocean Beach, Vice City in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The hotel is prominently featured in GTA Vice City as the player's first safehouse in the game.


This hotel is available at the start of after "In The Beginning...". It is a green, white and yellow Art Deco hotel facing the eastern beachfront of Ocean Beach. The hotel boasts an interior that includes a detailed lobby, including the stairway and hallway leading upstairs to Tommy Vercetti's suite. The lobby is styled in a dark Art Deco design, while the suite itself is quintessentially 1980s in design with artsy furnishing and light colors.

In GTA Vice City, the hotel serves various purposes:

The hotel as a structure still exists in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and is given a cosmetic refinement, as are with many Ocean Drive buildings in the game. However, the hotel exterior is painted green and yellow and it lacks its "Ocean View Hotel" signage. It is also inaccessible to the player and plays no role in the storyline.

The design of the hotel is partially influenced by The Clevelander Hotel in Miami. The in-game depiction simply widens the facade of the hotel, resulting in a hotel design that appears larger.




Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Items in Ocean Beach Hotel

In GTA Vice City, Tommy Vercetti's Ocean Beach suite will be filled with various memorabilia either available from the start or available after completion of a specific mission:


During Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the following songs can be heard playing inside the hotel:

  • Unaesta - "La Vida es Una Lenteja"
  • Tres Apenas Como Eso - "Yo Te Miré"

Both songs are Rockstar Games originals composed by Craig Conner and are featured on Radio Espantoso.

Stationary vehicles

No vehicles can be saved here, but an Oceanic with a yellow-white paint job constantly spawns in front of the hotel.


  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, on the Funland Miniature Golf course located in Firefly Island, one of the holes has a scaled-down model of the Ocean View Hotel.[1]
  • In the beta, the Ocean View Hotel was originally going to be called the 'Clevelander', after the real-life hotel it is based on.[2]
  • The hotel suite and the Vercetti Estate are the only safehouses to feature rewards or changes after completion of storyline missions and side missions.
  • The magazine 'Crime' on the suite coffee table (which features Ricardo Diaz's game art on the front cover) is most likely a parody of Time Magazine due to its similar sounding name, identical masthead, and 'Man of the Year' award (which the magazine is known for).
  • The window in Tommy's suite allows bullets to pass through, allowing the player to snipe pedestrians when aiming down the street.
  • The yellow-white Oceanic parked at the hotel is a reference to the Oldsmobile Super 88 in front of the Avalon Hotel on the real-life Ocean Drive.[3]