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Surfer Beach Hotel
Ranked #102 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2009

definitely not fancy---no free breakfast, no coffee in room, you have to pay for parking, no jacuzzi, the room was adequate. However, the view from the fourth floor was fantastic---just beautiful, 2 minutes to the sand! I would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed 5 March 2009

Awesome price for a place right on the beach in the coolest town. Wasn't fancy but didn't need to be. Pool was clean, on-site restaurant rocked, and the front desk staff were nice. Got to check out very late (8PM) and only paid 1/2 price for the extra time. We were there in off -season so it was quiet. I'm sure it's crazy though in the summer!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

My Partner and i ended up here for what turned out to be 2 nights instead on just one....the view was just too nice and the welcome was warm and friendly -they guy checking in before us will probably write a bad review but he was rude and impatient....so got no sea view.....we followed......but got a sea view...go figure! Will stay again if/when we visit San Diego again

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

The Surfer Beach Hotel is in a great neighborhood with tons of restaurants within walking distance. It's also right on the beach, which is nice. But, that's where the good stuff pretty much ends. First of all, while their "ocean view" rooms do, in fact, face the ocean, their visibility is severely hindered by the room of another 1-story building in front of their hotel. We reserved a third-floor ocean view junior suite, but the reservationist entered the wrong date in their computer (good thing I had my printed confirmation). So, they offered either a 3rd floor suite with a king (a free upgrade) or a fourth floor regular with two twins. Even though it was our anniversary, we chose the room with two twins since the view of the ocean from the suite was blocked by that roof.
Still, the night stand literally fell off the wall while we were there. On the positive side, the bathroom was in decent shape.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2008

This hotel is literally right on the beach, the views are amazing! We had a monster balcony as well with chairs and table already set up.

We had our six year old with us and he loved it, the staff were very friendly, and the pool was nice and warm:)

Our room was huge, two double beds and a pullout, also very clean. The room had a sink, microwave and bar fridge so we were able to cut back on dining out as well.

You can't ask for a better spot than this!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2008

Stayed at Surfer Beach last week and it was really great - it's right on the beach and in a really busy part of San Diego. It was my first time in San Diego and Pacific Beach where the hotel is has lots to do. The hotel has external access to the room, with all the rooms facing towards the beach either front on or from the side, with balconies and the pool in the middle.

The room was clean and quite spacious, with TV and fridge, and the area was pretty quiet despite bars being a block away, since all the rooms face the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 September 2008

Stayed for 2 nights with husband and children, and my parents stayed also in their own room. I made it clear in reservations that we were traveling together, but when I checked in they had us on 2 different floors and could not give us rooms closer together. The front desk lacked much customer service most of our stay.

The room looked recently remodeled and was fairly comfortable. The view of the beach was over the top of a dirty restaurant roof. The pool was empty and under construction, though arrangements were made for guests to use the pool at the Best Western next door.

We had our door open to the sound of the waves all night, and did not hear any noise (we were top floor on the end of the building) Though my parents who were 2 floors down and in a room more toward the center of the building (it's an L shape) had a sleepless night with partying guests until 3:30 am, and then when they finally quieted down (after a call to the front desk), the neighbors above them came home and stomped around above them until 5am.

Our first morning we had to take cold showers because there was no hot water. I called the front desk, they said they would tell maintenance, but they did not seem sympathetic at all. The next morning was fine.

Though this motel (called a Hotel) was clean and comfortable (in our King room) I would probably not stay here again. I like to actually sleep at night, and it seems from experience and other reviews that it is hit and miss at this motel. I am not willing to take the chance. I would rather drive to the beach if it means getting a good nights rest.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £98 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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