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“Stunning Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tower23 Hotel
Ranked #6 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Stunning Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We spent 4 nights at Tower 23 in January 2012. The location is spectacular....the sunsets are so beautiful. We had a surf pad with a great view. The beds are extremely comfortable, and there are several different pillows to choose from. The staff was very helpful, and the maid service timely and thorough. The bar and restaurant were busy the night we went down there, and the service was horrible, so we didn't stay to eat dinner.

Room Tip: Surf Pad with full ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

We stayed at T23 for a week in early January and it was a great experience. A room overlooking the ocean with balcony couldn't be beat. The first room had an annoying electrical hum and they cheerfully moved us the next day to another room. Overall excellent service and great hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RTG_12
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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed at Tower 23 for over a week in November 2010 (I had to check March 2011 because I waited too long to write this review). This hotel is so cool, a famous indie rock band stayed in our same room the same week.

Location: RIGHT ON THE BEACH. The sunsets were out of this world. We were addicted to the sunsets from our room at T23...we raced to the hotel to see them.

JRDN: This restaurant is truly gourmet--and at a hotel. We shared 4 dinners at JRDN over the course of the week. We knew our waiters by name. The food was OUTSTANDING. Best oysters I've ever had--we compare all other oysters to the ones we had at JRDN.

Room service: Room service was interesting because it wasn't just a room service delivery--it was like the restaurant came to you. We had loads of delicious breakfast foods included in our room rate. Every bit was executed with perfection. They were prompt and we loved our server, Meredith. And Josh--well, there were 2 Josh's. All were so much fun.

Room: The products--OMG, the products!!! I can still smell them when I think back to Tower 23. The balmy lotion was my favorite. Seriously awesome products. The mini bar was well stocked, there were loads of snacks, and even souvenirs you could buy from the room. The robes were a good weight and we wore them a lot. The bed was enormous with tons of fluffy pillows. Chaise lounge was handy and comfortable. We loved our balcony, too. Nice sized closet and great TV.

Service: I've mentioned the service was perfection. We were on first name basis with so many of our servers by the end of the trip.

Do yourself a favor--stay at Tower 23. The vibe is unique and this place will make your trip to San Diego. It's worth going to San Diego JUST to stay at this hotel. Enchanting location for couples.

Room Tip: Get the ocean view. The sunsets will blow your mind.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DallasFlysolofemme
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T23Manager, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Awwwww..... thanks for the great review. We strive to make every guests' stay as wonderful as yours! So glad you were able to enjoy San Diego's famous sunsets from our oceanfront hotel. Tip: our bath products are H20+ and available for retail purchase online. Try the body scrub, it is amazing.

Happy traveling!
Stacy
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We just recently stayed at Tower 23 on 1/22/12-1/28/12. I have been to San Diego before, and the area that this hotel sits in usually has a lot of students coming in to party. I was traveling with my family and I did not know what to expect. Fortunately, Tower 23 was able to dispell some of my worries. We arrived and our room was spottless, and they brought our bags up promptly. We stayed in a ocean-view room on the 3rd floor. Our balcony opened up to the main patio, but it seemed to be sound proofed really well. Even when the patio was full we were never disturbed. Housekeeping did a great job. Valet was always on point, we never had an issue getting our vehicle. The employees were great with my son also, which was a big plus! Tower 23 sits on a great beach, with a spectacular view. Sunsets are amazing from the pier. There are plenty of restaurants around the property. Try Kono's for breakfast. You get a big breakfast for a reasonable price. Make sure you bring cash, because they don't take credit. Also try Narraya's Thai Cuisine and Fillippe's Pizzaria, they have great pizza! They also have the usuals around like IHOP and Denny's, that are in walking distance. La Jolla is not far away, and they have good places to eat there too. Mission Beach is close also, try Olive Cafe for breakfast, you won't regret it. You also can take Grand Ave to I-5 to go back into town to check out the Gaslamp District or go east to the fashion district, or to University. San Diego is a great town, and Tower 23 gave us another place to consider when we return.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paypay14
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Seth M
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LAdesigner101
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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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