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Pacific Terrace Hotel
Ranked #6 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
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“All those little extras!!!!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Christmas 2013 at this hotel was incredible. The room was clean and luxurious, beds were comfortable, hotel and surrounding area was quiet, and the view from our spacious deck was a dream. Buffet breakfast was wonderful (especially at half price!)...eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit, parfaits, waffels, juice, coffee, cereal. We got more than our money's worth with two teenage boys!! The breakfast staff were very friendly and patient...I think they scraped waffle off the iron every morning because someone new didn't spray it before adding the batter but these ladies always smiled and wished us a great day. All staff were super friendly and helpful from the front desk to the housekeeping staff. The hotel offered beach towels and chairs, boogie boards and bikes at no charge to guests which was a great added bonus. Lots of little things added to the experience...a list of restaurants open Christmas day left in our room, towel sculptures left by housekeeping staff, all day lemonade and iced tea available. There is an extra charge for parking in the hotel underground but the staff were very helpful in suggesting street parking and advising to watch for street sweeping signs when you cannot park on the street. I would very highly recommend this hotel. We will definitely be going back!!

Room Tip: We booked an ocean view room which we assumed would overlook the pool (west facing) but we were on t...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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PacificTerrace, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thank you for spending your holidays with us! We're glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the hotel and the breakfast, and we'll look forward to having you back with us!
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Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel has an awesome location. The service is excellent and the rooms are very clean. Full oceanview room is preferred if you want to hear the waves at night. The bike rentals are fun to cruise down the boardwalk. Seems to be a family friendly hotel too.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

A week in this hotel was like a month away we were so pampered. We stayed in a third floor suite, king bed, balcony overlooking the beach, right next to the boardwalk. The first thing, and best feature, were the people. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful! Rooms and common areas were spotless. Though there's no restaurant on premises the staff arranged for room service from a restaurant close by when we arrived quite late at night, and food arrived promptly. Recommendations on other places to eat and things to do were excellent. Lots of families, couples and older people all can have a fabulous time here!

Room Tip: Rooms on top 2 floors facing ocean are the best.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Location right on Pacific beach so that jogging and some people watching can be done before breakfast. The best surf spots on the beach is just a few hundred meters away from the hotel. The pool and jacuzzi area is very good with quality sunbeds, towels and free drinks (water and lemonade). Perfect to spend 2-3 hours between a good hotel breakfast and lunchtime. The rooms are well equipped and there was no disturbing noice during the night. Lots of parking. Good thing is the gym that is unattractive for most people so that I could have it for myself all the time!

Room Tip: For families: ground floor with pool view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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PacificTerrace, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thanks - so glad you enjoyed the surfing! Some of our employees are surfers, too, and they actually keep their boards downstairs in the surf lockers! See you again, soon -
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

The high ratings from tripadvisor did not dissapoint! Our family of 4 had a 3rd floor ocean view. It was truly amazing. We slept to the sound of waves and enjoyed the sunset everyday. It was a great way to spent our christmas. They have free wifi, but parking is $25 per day. We parked in their garage for 3 nights, but they somehow forgot to charge us. When I aksed them, They said to just leave it. We ended up having 3 free days of parking! : D We wouldn't have minded paying thouhg, becuase it's in a very busy area with lots of other hotels nearby, so parking is sparse. They also have lomonade and cookies and a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival.
All the staff were friendly and with a smile on their face.
One afternoon we rode their free bikes along the beach walk. It was just like those california beach scenes in the movies:)
We had 4 people in the room, and I requested an extra air bed so we all had enough space to sleep.
There are lots of restaruants near by also we shopped a couple times at the Trader Joes near by.

Room Tip: Third floor ocean view. Definitely worth the money!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Windsor, Ontario
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Incredibly helpful staff. They truly made our family vacation. Pacific terrace staff specifically that we're outstanding we're Marty, Cameron and Kyla. Thank you for an amazing trip. The third floor suites were clean, spacious and we all slept so soundly. Excellent facility.

Room Tip: Suites were so spacious.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Greeley, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our third visit to Pacific Terrace and we were not disappointed. You can't beat the location and accompanying views of Pacific Beach, the Boardwalk, and ocean. The staff is incredibly friendly and consistently offer to assist guests in any way.
If you choose to stay here, you are better off to make your reservations on the internet rather than by phone to the hotel. I have found the rates are better through their website or travel websites.
You can't beat falling asleep the the sound of the waves and the beautiful views and grounds you find here...........

Room Tip: I would recommend a second or third floor room for the views....they are spectacular!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pacific Terrace Hotel
Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#6 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a sandy bluff overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides Four Diamond, beachfront accommodations in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. Kick off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing California coast.Treat yourself to a massage by the pool (charge),a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in our portable beach chairs, and sun umbrellas, out on the warm sand.Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids (and grownups)! Located at the far north end of Pacific Beach's oceanfront boardwalk, our central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing and cycling. We're also just down the road from the city's world-renown attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Legoland, Torrey Pines State Beach, and just eight miles north of San Diego's International Airport. ... more   less 
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