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Tower23 Hotel
Ranked #9 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This place is great. Location can't be bettered - right on the boardwalk next to the somewhat Scooby-Doo pier - and reasonably priced valet parking too. Spacious rooms with excellent beds and bedding. We had a room overlooking the courtyard on the 2nd floor where there are fire pits, loungers etc and the same great view. There was music playing and one day it was a little loud but the staff turned it down straight away when I called down. The restaurant attracts a smart and trendy crowd and the food is really excellent - again right on the boardwalk. You should go. PS There is no pool but you are 30 yds from the sea.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I very well remember the hotel, and only the good side. One can talk endless good words about it! I am often in hotels, but emphasize the TRYP Times Square South among others. Very disciplined and friendly staff, free internet, fantastic cuisine and chic design - it describes the hotel. There's an atmosphere of elegance, yet hospitality and kindness. The next time will be in town, be sure to visit the this hotel.

Room Tip: "Rooms on the south side are quieter"
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

After umpteen rounds of bars and restaurants in near PB...mostly frat-party hangouts with mediocre food, sports on the big screen and copious amounts of beer (which would have been right up my street about 5 years ago!) we gave into our need for somewhere with a little more style. Tower 23 delivered. In fact, this is an understatement. The bar /restaurant was faultless - friendly staff, delicious food and quirky cocktails made from fresh ingredients. We had the sliders and Baja fries at the bar. The sliders were probably the best burgers I've ever had and the fries...covered with melted cheese...something so bad for you never tasted so good! It is a must for those looking for somewhere a little more up market.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank vicky d
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Loved Tower 23! The hotel is right on the beachfront, and offers amazing views no matter what time of day. We loved sitting on the loungers on the 2nd floor terrace during the day, and around the fire pit at night.

Check out Kona's restaurant next door for breakfast. (If you're facing the water, turn left.) You can get a massive breakfast for $6! There was a line up out the door, but it moved really quickly. We also enjoyed rollerblading down the long boardwalk that goes all the way to Mission Beach. My husband took surf lessons through the hotel, and had a good time.

We loved the hotel's decor - whites, blues and turquoise. Everything felt really clean and fresh. The room was spacious, and the bathroom was really cool. Loved the soap and toiletries that they give you! My only complaint would be that the bathroom door slides to close instead of shutting tightly. It's a little awkward having that open gap.

La Jolla is less than 15 minutes away by car, as is the airport. Great location!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dansay
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

My husband and I spent one night at the hotel and absolutely loved it! We had an oceanfront room, which I highly recommend. The bed was very comfortable, which made it difficult to get up in the morning. We had breakfast in the room on the balcony. The chilaquiles were amazing! The whole atmosphere around the hotel was very nice. Next time we are in San Diego we will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank kladuke
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

It is not often that you get to stay directly on the ocean front in a 5 star boutique hotel. We felt very lucky to stay at this fabulous place. Rooms are modern, clean, bright and luxurious. Loved the bed, the linen, the robes, the products, the beautiful bathroom and the amazing VIEW. Pacific Beach is a really fun area and perfect for exploring nearby La Jolla too. Enjoy sundowners on the roof terrace. The bar and restaurant downstairs are also good and very popular with locals too. We were on our honeymoon and got upgraded to a Surf Pad room.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Wonderful staff, great attention to detail, warm and friendly, excellent service. The room was spacious with a fantastic ocean view and dinner in the restaurant was really memorable. My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday, it was our first visit, we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MsSR41
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Additional Information about 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
#5 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: £182 - £333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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