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Tower23 Hotel
Ranked #6 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Never had been to San Diego before, this is the place to be. Right on the beach over looks a huge pier, Surfing, walk way. My cousin had her wedding here it was beautiful, the food was awesome! And the people was very nice. It has outside dining and a nice bar area. I'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Always wanted to stay here, and now I know why. I've been to SD/PB dozens of times, this was the best, period. Let's start with the staff, very accommodating and helpful in every way(Jerimiah especially). Made sure we were happy with our room, which was full ocean view(I highly recommend this). The views are amazing. We woke up one morning to see dolphins playing about 250 ft out from the shore, my wife was in total disbelief. The Tempurpedic bed assured us 8-10 hrs of rest every night, unreal. Rooms are good size, well executed in style, and you will get too comfortable, we didn't want to leave. We are very critical of the places we stay and have found nothing to have any issue with here. The Tower23 is now the only place we will be staying for now on. We came home feeling relaxed and refreshed, isn't that what a vacation should do? Do yourself a favor, stay here, you will not be sorry. To the Tower23, thanks, we needed that.

Room Tip: Go oceanfront, trust me...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

I booked this hotel through a Jetsetter Promotion for my friend's birthday. We stayed one night and wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms are exceptionally nice, with nice touches like plush robes, H2O plus bath goodies and tempurpedic queen/king beds. As a special treat, the hotel left gourmet chocolates for my friend's birthday! We got a nice third floor room, but due to the great design of the hotel, all of the rooms we saw looked nice. The restaurant downstairs is a bit pricy, but great for drinks! What a lucky find!

Room Tip: Go for the third floor. Private balcony for every room and a bit more privacy. Rooms next to 311 loo...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Forest Hills, New York
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I lived in PB for many years before moving away and was looking for a nice hotel in the area when my husband and I came back for a friend's wedding. Tower 23 is hands down the best hotel in the area - it is luxurious, extremely modern and literally looks out onto the beach with stunning views of the water and sunset everyday. That being said - you HAVE to get yourself a Surf Pad to fully enjoy the views. The other rooms look out onto a court yard which is nice - but by no means has the amazing views that the hotel offers with their Surf Pads.

I was worried that it would be very noisy in the room due to this being one of the trendier spots in town (downstairs bar/eatery), but we never had a problem with noise. The rooms are a good size, so are the bathrooms. Tower 23 is also near a TON of things in PB if you're looking to explore the area - from bike rental, to literally steps from the beach, to stores, food and bars all within walking distance.

I will say that the valet was slow - so either look for street parking (it exists) or call down for your car every time.

Room Tip: Get a Surf Pad - they all have an ocean view and its worth the extra fee.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

My adult family has stayted at Tower 23 5 times over the last 4 years our son has lived in PB. It is consistantly a 5 star hotel. No better place to stay in San Diego, La Jolla area. Great views and the restaurant is also a class establishment. Don't stay anywhere else when in the area

Room Tip: room 212, king bed, walk out to the deck, ocean view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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T23Manager, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, 11 January 2012
Thank you for your continued visits to Tower23 Hotel. I'm so happy to hear we are a part of your family's travel plans. Our oceanfront and central SD location make T23 a great home base from which to explore all that San Diego has to offer. See you soon!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by how GREAT this hotel was! When you think of P.B. you think great beaches, frats everywhere and cheap hotels. I could not have been more wrong about Tower23! I attended a wedding and fell in love with the property and location.

- Location: Ideal, right on the beach and next to the path that takes you straight down through all the shopping/restaurants
- Rooms: Bright, white, clean, modern.
- Bar: Right in front of the ocean; great drinks and appetizers
- Communal courtyard on 2nd level: Gorgeous views, quiet, great place to suntan. My room opened right up onto the courtyard- some guests may not like this option, but I did. We had a large wedding block, so it was really nice to have everyone so close (think Melrose Place).
- Staff: Service was excellent from both front desk staff and valet

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We went here over NYE weekend, and we had such a wonderful experience! The front desk supervisor, Jeremiah, was awesome. You could tell he really cares about the customers' needs. I would recommend this hotel to all of my friends and I am definitely going to stay here anytime I'm in San Diego!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristen G
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Additional Information about Tower23 Hotel

Property: Tower23 Hotel
Address: 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Between Felspar St. & Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92113-1937
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#30 Family Hotel in San Diego
#40 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tower23 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy an Endless Summer at TOWER23 Hotel Beachside and Ocean View Accommodations. Each room features a private balcony, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, award-winning JRDN Restaurant offering Contemporary Surf + Turf, luxurious sun deck with fire pit and sweeping ocean views. ... more   less 
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