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“We endured a week smashing roaches...”
Review of Beachcomber Shores

Beachcomber Shores
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Beachcomber Shores
Ranked #217 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 31 January 2008

The Beachcomber Shores has a big banner out front saying "BEST RATES". They also runs ads without the hotel name but its phone number advertising cheap rates in the newspaper and other places. However the cheap advertised rate is never available when you inquire. Expect to pay $98 per night for a room after you take the bait and show up. The $250 and $275 a week rate is always "unavailable" as well. Expect to pay between $350 and $400. Its a classic bait and switch and they don't even try to hide it. They will tell you "Thats just an ad we run year round to attract coustomers."
I stayed for a week watching cockroaches crawl up and down the walls. They said they were "spraying for BEES" and to stay indoors one day. They threatened to keep my $100 deposit several times. Once when I had a friend over (they spy for this 24 hours a day) and another time when someone said my TV was too loud. Overall it was a hellish nightmare and I would sleep in my car before I stayed there again. For the same price you can stay at much nicer hotels alot closer to the beach with many less restrictions and much friendlier service. Heads up folks!

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2007

horrible "room" our parents and 82 year old grandmother slept on a box spring on top of a box spring, no joke. NO AIR CONDITIONING!!!
they forgot to mention it 95 degrees in August. No refunds and 2 night minimum. Terrible staff and no service. This motel is not for you.

ps. I saw more than 10 cockroaches in our room, there was a beehive between our rooms that the staff knew about, and 3 out of 6 of our guests are allergic........the list goes on. Not a deal at $122.50 a night

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank biogirl1976
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Reviewed 6 August 2007

Me and my friend stayed here for almost 2 weeks. It was definetly the best deal in town. Its only blocks to the beach. The main street where all the action takes place is walking distance. Perfect to be close enough to enjoy the bars and shops, but a nice distance away from the noise that takes place in the evening. The units have a small fridge and a microwave which was perfect for heating up left overs and late night snacks. The bus line is close by, making it easy acess to get downtown. The unit is more like an apartment than a motel room. There is no miad service, but all the supplies you need are available at the office. The staff was great! Very friendly and gave me great info on where to go in San Diego. I will for sure be back to visit. The place is perfect if you are looking for a great deal and want to spend money on San Diego, instead of expensive rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank funinfresno
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Reviewed 6 August 2007

If you want a great place to stay in San Diego, the Beachcomber Shores should be your first choice. A few blocks from the beach and from the multitude of shops and restaurants in Pacific Beach it's the perfect location. The staff is super efficient and great to look at too!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Thank judoboy7
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Reviewed 3 January 2007

The location is very convenient being close to the beach and everything else you'd need. Also the wireless internet was a nice amenity. You can't beat the price for what you get.

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled with friends
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Thank MsFlorida
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Reviewed 3 July 2006

Stayed for one week in May. Rooms were basic but clean ...no pool, AC, or room service. Easy walk tobeach and surf.. Large market block away. The PB club area was also close by. Parking was a problem at nite...not emough. Paid $275 for week...couldn't find anything less nearby PB...watch out cuz they don't take pets or 4 persons in a room.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 10 November 2004

Pluses: Four Blocks from the Ocean in a Nice Neighborhood

Minuses: Over priced at $275.00 per week, plus $100.00 deposit. Rooms are only partially furnished - no chest of drawers or bureau in rooms, no place to put clothes you don't hang up. Windows don't close completely. Advertised as a 'motel' but no housekeeping services. You can pick up sheets and towels at the office and borrow a vacuum cleaner there too.

Don't unpack your clothes here. This place has a major flea infestation problem.

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Additional Information about Beachcomber Shores

Address: 907 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1145
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
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Ranked #217 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range: £32 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Beachcomber Shores Hotel San Diego
Beachcomber Shores San Diego

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