As luxury resorts go, the Pacific Terrace is a little tired and understaffed, but for the most part delivers. There are a ton of great things about this hotel, it's not a sprawling hotel complex so the beach and pool are really accessible. The pool is small but great, right on the boardwalk so you have fun people watching. And good poolside staff like Marcela, very attentive and friendly.
The problems are in expectations. Staffing issues make some things take time, as they play zone defense trying to serve your needs. The valet might also be your porter. Also strange loud noises are often heard. The area around the hotel is... colorful.
Soooo I did have a great time at this hotel, but you have to know what you want out of it. Definitely clean, friendly, close to the beach, great food nearby, granite countertops, surfing lessons right there. But it's not a Four Seasons. Best to get this hotel when it offers 3 nights for the price of two. You'll feel better about your choice.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pacific Terrace San Diego
- Hotel Pacific Terrace