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beachfront hotel/lodging

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beachfront hotel/lodging

hi all...

even though i've been to san diego more times than i can count...it's been a while.

my wife and i are considering going for a few days at the end of august (mid week). we'd like to stay somewhere beachfront along either pacific or mission beach. i've checked out the blue sea lodge...but it's a bit excessive $ in my opinion. we'd 'like' to keep it around $100 - 150/nite, if that's even possible.

another beach area isn't out of the question. we just want to feel the breeze and hear the ocean from our lodging...aaaahhhhh!

(scottca...if you respond to this...what's up, amigo!)

many thanks!

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1. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

Silly Billy, what up? Here is the "pbhomey" list of Pacific Beach hotels, can't vouch how current the pricing is, but it shouldn't be far off.

This is the hotel/motel list for Pacific Beach:

Over the ocean:

Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

800-748-5894

How much? $165 to $375

Rooms & Cottages: 30

Pool: NO

http://www.crystalpier.com

Notes: Reservations can be made 11 months in advance.

At the beach from south to north (either beachfront or steps from)

Best Western Plus Blue Sea Lodge

800-258-3732

How much? $149 to $569

Rooms & Suites: 128

Pool: YES

http://www.bestwestern-bluesea.com

Notes: Family suites available.

The Surfer Beach Hotel

866-251-2764

How much? $114 to $390

Rooms & Suites: 52

Pool: YES

http://www.surferbeachhotel.com

Notes: Recently remodeled.

Banana Bungalow San Diego (Hostel)

858-273-3060

How much? $20 to $25

Dooms: 7 Rooms: 2

Pool: NO

http://www.bananabungalow.com

Notes: Private rooms available for $105 for the first 2 people.

The Beach Cottages

858-483-7440

How much? $90 to $275

Rooms, Suites, Apartments, & Cottages: 78

Pool: NO

http://www.beachcottages.com

Notes: Many options, including weekly rates.

Ocean Park Inn

800-231-7735

How much? $109 to $399

Rooms & Suites: 73

Pool: YES

http://www.oceanparkinn.com

Notes: Continental breakfast included.

Tower 23

866-TOWER23 (869-3723)

How much? $179 to $389

Rooms & Suites: 44

Pool: NO

http://www.tower23hotel.com

Notes: New, trendy, and has a great restaurant.

Pacific View Motel

858-483-6117

How much? $69 to $229

Rooms: 25

Pool: NO

http://www.pacificviewmotel.com

Notes: Steps from the beach. Some ocean view rooms.

Diamond Head Inn

888-478-7829

How much? $109 to $260

Rooms: 21

Pool: NO

http://diamond-head-inn.pacificahost.com

Notes: Steps from the beach. Two ocean view rooms.

Pacific Terrace Hotel

800-344-3370

How much? $250 to $899

Rooms & Suites: 73

Pool: YES

http://www.pacificterrace.com

Notes: One of the favorites in PB.

Capri by the Sea

800-542-2774

How much? Call for prices

Condos: Varies with tenants

Pool: YES

http://www.capribythesea.com

Notes: Condo rentals with a 3-day minimum stay.

On Mission Blvd. from south to north.

Catamaran Resort Hotel

800-422-8386

How much? $130 to $595

Rooms & Suites: 315

Pool: YES

http://www.catamaranresort.com

Notes: Sits on Mission Bay with spa and boat rentals available.

Mission Bay Motel

866-649-5828

How much? $70 to $90

Rooms: 50

Pool: YES

http://www.missionbaymotel.com

Notes: Good bargain in PB.

Beach Haven Inn

800-831-6323

How much? $125 to $185

Rooms & Suites: 23

Pool: YES

http://www.beachhaveninn.com

Notes: Kitchenettes available.

Seacoast Palms Inn

800-483-6780

How much? $69 to $129

Rooms & Suites: 50

Pool: NO

http://home.tiac.net/~cfiddle/seacoastsuites.html

Notes: Studios with kitchenettes available.

Pacific Shores Inn

888-478-7829

How much? $68 to $189

Rooms & Suites: 58

Pool: YES

http://pacific-shores-inn.pacificahost.com

Notes: Kitchenettes available.

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2. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

We stayed in a condo in the aforementioned Capri by the Sea in February. All of the units have a large window overlooking Pacific Beach. I recommend it.

We walked to dinner most nights although there is a good supermarket ablocks away which supplied us with breakfast ingredients and snacks and one night we did some great fresh fish at 'home'.

I think your budget is a little low if you want oceanfront.

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3. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

scott...

thanks for the never-ending list...lol. i've checked out quite a few of those. they're either unavailable for our dates or are more than i was planning to spend. what kills me is that we can stay in our usual ocean/beachfront condo on maui for far less than what many of these places charge.

perceived value....yeah, i know. we're thinking either san diego...where i'd much rather stay, or vegas...which i really don't care for and it's nearly as hot there as is here.

if anyone knows any hidden gems that scott didn't list...or possibly another area, maybe a bit further north for us...scott said he'd buy you a drink!

<edit> thanks, puter...i checked...they're booked. and yes...i know i'm shooting low on the price...maybe up to $200 might be a tad more realistic. we're no frills kinda folk...just don't want to stay in a dump

Edited: 04 August 2012, 00:57
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4. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

http://www.delmarmotelonthebeach.com/

Hi there Billy, long time no see on the AZ board! What this little gem has going for it in Del Mar is the location - on the sand, gorgeous wide open beach. Tucked between million dollar houses on the waterfront. Rooms are terribly outdated and in need of a good overhaul, but the common areas outside, patios, adirondacks, card tables, etc. are nicely done and updated. The view is awesome and it is right next to Jake's Steak House (my favorite) and also The Poseidon (OK, not as good), the train goes by a couple times a day and if you want you can walk into the village of Del Mar, which is charming.

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5. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

Not beach front, but walkable, the Hotel La Jolla at the La Jolla Shore has just reopened under Kimpton Hotels management. They may be running specials.

kimptonhotels.com/hotels/hotels-lajolla.aspx

Edited: 04 August 2012, 03:56
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6. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

Be careful about Del Mar. There's events at the Race Track end of August and 1) places to stay can be expensive 2) it will be very busy / traffic, etc.

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7. Re: beachfront hotel/lodging

thanks, azfan...long time no see...

thanks again, scott.

both very nice places...but just a tad more than i was planning on. (i'm SO cheap...lol...or frugal...you pick)

thanks for the heads-up, elizzie.

who doesn't love del mar and/or la jolla?

i'm still looking...

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