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“Extremely happy after stay”
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Surfer Beach Hotel
Ranked #102 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Extremely happy after stay”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Before checking into the Surfer Beach Hotel I must have read every review... they were all quite good except for one that I remembered about paying for an ocean front room and only seeing the ocean from a corner of the terrace... when we checked in and the registration clerk circled our room on the map, I realized we had that room. I was worried... but as it turned out, it was a great room for us! I look forward to returning and even requesting that same room! The terrace was huge, it wrapped around. The room was large and gave us more room than I expected or booked! Great location, great staff, great coffee in the morning, laundry facilities that lock which is nice, Overall very good! And I plan to return!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear MDob2014,
I am so happy that you loved your room so much! The Family Suites 301 and 401 are both designed as you describe and they are my personal favorites as well for the wraparound balcony. Thank you for the wonderful review!

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My family and I, along with the dog, had a wonderful unexpected staycation at this beachfront hotel. The very friendly, understanding staff, complimentary coffee/hot cocoa and ocean views made this a perfect refuge from our forced evacuation by the nearby fires in mid-May (thank you firefighters and first responders!). If there was a downside to this hotel, it was that there is no air conditioning to be had anywhere in this hotel - but I think that 99% of the time, that's not a big deal because the ocean breeze keeps it quite cool and, if needed, they have portable fans. If the heat was ever unbearable, we walked out the door and stepped into the ocean!

If you have young kids, make sure to go out a bit earlier at night as it can get a bit raucous later - nothing crazy, mostly college age kids having a good time. Some decent, walkable places for grub are PB Ale House (esp. for kids who love sports - TVs everywhere), The Mission and The Baked Bear - the walk back to the hotel is very peaceful when the kids are stuffing their faces with some of the best ice cream-cookies sandwiches ever!

The Surfer Beach Hotel's proximity to the beach,the walking path and Mission Beach and Pacific Beach restaurants is incomparable! We truly enjoyed our stay and we would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Smrties73,

I am sorry to hear that you were evacuated from your home. We accommodated many guests over those two days and I am happy to say that all were able to return safely to their homes thanks to the efforts of the brave San Diego Firefighters. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for sharing your compliments with us.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Payson, Utah
1 review
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had a great experience with this hotel! The service was awesome with Laura, Chirion, Stella, and Umit Corut the office manager. Whatever we needed they were fast to help us! We loved the location on the beach close to all restaurants!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear 356Bonnie,

I am so pleased that our staff made such a a nice impression on you. They work very hard for all of our guests and it is nice to see them receive recognition. Thanks again for the kind review.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Henderson, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The staff at this hotel are wonderful! We've stayed in every type of room they have there the sunset suite is the very best for a family vacation the jr suite is the next best thing & the view amazing

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Linda92253,
Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments. We are honored to have you and your family join us year after year. Thanks again for the review!

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I wanted a room with a patio over looking the beach to propose to my girlfriend. They found me the perfect room and Justin the front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. Helped me make it a perfect night. Thanks Justin.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Dakshitha P,
Congratulations on your engagement. You join the esteemed ranks of many couples who have used the beautiful backdrop of a Pacific Sunset during their stay to pop the question. Justin is a great part of our team and I am glad he had a positive impact on your stay. Thanks again for choosing the Surfer Beach Hotel. We hope to see you again, maybe on your honeymoon...

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed at room closet to beach. Size was good, never used kitchen, furniture was older, shower leaked from sealant onto floor and no bathroom counter space. Just great access to beach and main areas. Bathroom was only set back as a female and furniture needs replacing.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear 8517,

Thank you for your feedback about the Surfer Beach Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your hotel. I will certainly have the Engineering Department look into the bathroom leakage. We appreciate the feedback.

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
General Manager
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you're not expecting much from this place than you'll be completely satisfied. The rooms are dark and basic - NO AC. The pool area gets very loud so you'll have to decide between peace and quiet with suffocation, or loud noise and fresh air. Some of the rooms had great ocean views, not mine (201). The pool area was simple and the towels provided were barely bigger than a hand towel. The parking lot was jam packed and the spaces were tiny, so just be prepared to pay $15/day with the possibility that your car will be bumped by someone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ROC1616
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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Roc1616,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Surfer Beach Hotel. Being located on the beach does mean that real estate (and parking) comes at a premium. We understand that can be a hassle but we do want to ensure our guests have a place to park at the end of a long day on the beach or out and about. Most of our rooms are ocean view, but the ones that aren't (like 201) are less expensive (they are listed as standard rooms on our website,) Thanks again for staying with us and enjoy the warm New York summer!

Sincerely,

Adam M. Della Rocca
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Property: Surfer Beach Hotel
Address: 711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Surfer Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel in Pacific Beach has stunning views of the pacific ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Rooms offer refrigerators, free Wi-Fi,42 inch plasma televisions, and are located a few shorts steps away from the sand and surf. ... more   less 
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