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“Best Value at the Beach”
Review of Beachcomber Shores

Beachcomber Shores
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Beachcomber Shores
Ranked #212 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Value at the Beach”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

I stayed here from September thru December 2011 having recently relocated to the area and looking for a long term apartment. I will attest to the fact that while the rooms are not the Ritz Carlton (this is a beach place), you simply cannot find a better deal at the beach.

Located in a nice area it is surrounded by a handful of restaurants, a grocery store, and two of the few gas stations in the area; The Beachcomber is close enough, but yet far enough away from the nightlife PB has to offer. It is a short 2.5 block walk down to the world famous Tourmaline Surf Park and at the base of La Jolla's Mt. Soledad. The beaches of La Jolla and Pacific Beach, Crystal Pier, Belmont Park, Sea World, and Downtown San Diego are all within a few miles or less. For the person who is looking for an inexpensive place to stay, who plans on seeing the sights and not huddling in their hotel room (who does that anyway), this is an excellent deal at less than $300 per week.

The staff is very attentive and there for you whenever you need them. I've even seen them helping tenants out at midnight. The two women who work in the office were absolutely of the best caliber. They really care about this place, and are intent on making your stay enjoyable.

I would definitely recommend the Beachcomber for anyone who is traveling through the area and wants to stay at the beach without forking over hundreds of dollars a night. Keep in mind, this is a beach place and should be considered as such. Think about your home town. What type of room do you get at a discounted rate of less than $40 per night. This is as nice or nicer. Enjoy your stay, you won't regret it!

Room Tip: All are pretty much the same. The one's closer to the office have a better wi-fi connection.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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English first
San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2011

I had lived in Pacific Beach before and upon moving
back needed an affordable and convenient place to
stay while in 'transition' looking for housing rentals.

Yes, it is older and is not going to suit everyone.. .
The rate for a week was $250+tax/100 cash deposit.
(which was refunded). That's about $40/day which is
very reasonable.

Roomy, clean, friendly with free Wi-Fi, queen bed,
tile floor, mini-frig, cable t.v. & two-top gas stove top.
Walking distance to eateries, little shops, 24-hr mart,
and grocery store. About 2 blocks to the beach.

I would recommend this place if you are looking for a
bargain and are okay without needing fancy upgrades.

I rather enjoyed my stay!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank dtabse
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2011

PERFECT north Pacific Beach location.. Close to all; the beach, Sea World, shopping, TONS of food, Zoo, etc.
EASY walk to local beaches along with some of the very BEST sunsets in So. CA... Nice and PROFESSIONAL STAFF, including an occasional visit from the owners .. I'll be back FOR SURE !
Many THANKS Beachcomer Shores :} ..

Room Tip: Call ahead .. !
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank hang21
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

This place is a complete dump. Not only are the rooms a joke; dirty linens with stains, carpeting that smells, showers that barely have pressure, very loud with kids & traffic, et al., the staff is comprised with ex-druggies who lack teeth and are very unpleasant.

They conduct in illegal activity for long term stays. BE WARNED: If you stay more than 28 days they insist you move to another room. THIS IS COMPLETELY ILLEGAL ACCORDING TO SAN DIEGO HOUSING AUTHORITY. If they ask you to do this, you can be awarded $500 by turning them into San Diego authorities. Do not let them get away with this illegal maneuver.

They are VERY unfriendly to foreign guests. They advertise free Wi-Fi - Only about 3 rooms get a signal and those are REALLY slow.

Street noise is very loud and a bar next door plays very loud music until late at night.

Avoid this place!

Room Tip: Go elsewhere
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  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Wow this place is great. Front office staff is awesome. They were very friendly and quiet knowledgeable. They went out of their way to make sure my stay was nothing but the best.
Very clean rooms, clean sheets and towels. All windows were sparkling and they have the cleanest bathrooms I have seen yet. Not to mention the landscaping beautiful jobs. All rooms look like they were just painted.
You could not ask for more. There is a variety of eating places including pizza.burgers,tacos and even The French Gourmet Restaurant it is to die for. There is a grocery store,bakery, laundry mat ,several gift shops and even yes a Chocolate store. There is nothing more you could want, honest.
This is a great place to come and get away and just relax... No one ever bothers you wow how awesome is that.
This is a great place for a awesome price in PB.
Thank you to all the staff for all help it was greatly appreciated.
I will be back in the very near future.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank cntrycali
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2010

Friendly staff, clean spacious room, great local amenities. For $32 don't expect art deco with spectacular views but this place is a great wee find with genuine charecter!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank the-wacdog
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Fresno
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2009

My girl found their ad on Craigslist. I knew the rate for the week in the middle of summer just blocks from the beach had to be too good to be true!
I should of been paid to stay there!
-Rooms horribly decorated
-Bed hard with springs poking out
-No air condition
-Janky windows
-Dirty Carpet
-Stained comforter
-People openly doing drugs!
-Children running around
-Roach infested
-Management is rude, unprofessional, I'm not sure what half way house they found them in
-NO PARKING
-We didn't even have drawers to put my clothes in
Those are only the things I can think of off the top of my head. The place was swarming with shady looking characters. My girlfriend wouldn't stay in the room alone!
This place shouldn't even be allowed to rent rooms!
The only way I'd stay here is if I didn't have a car to sleep in.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank K_JacobsFresno
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Property: Beachcomber Shores
Address: 907 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109-1145
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
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Ranked #212 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
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