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Pacific Terrace Hotel

3.5 of 5 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Pacific Terrace for just one night in January. The staff was great and very accommodating. The room was beautiful and well-appointed. Our view was magnificent and the staff did get us on the third floor. It's pricey, but well worth it. I don't have anything negative to say about the hotel. Would highly recommend. I read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was beautiful, perfectly tasteful, gigantic, highest quality and wonderfully comfortable- both inside and outside the suite! Also the food was fantastic! I've never had better sea bass! The view was spectacular and the private balcony was huge! The pool/hot tub outdoor area was gorgeous with lit fire pit coffee tables and tiki torches after dark!

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Edgemont, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are lovely ; large and clean - the rooms with the view are worth it. Staff is very friendly and helpful. just one caveat re. extra charges - make sure they are explained - bikes...parking etc.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may only be rated 3-4 stars officially, however this is an example of a hotel doing a few things brilliantly rather than trying to be all things to everyone. The location on the beach with direct access to the boardwalk is great.....as is the proximity to a number of very good restaurants (some of which you can charge direct... More 

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Julie G, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

We're delighted to have you with us, all the way from London! So glad you enjoyed the hotel, and our beautiful stretch of beach. Our team appreciates your comments, and we thank you for taking the time to write. Hope to see you back with us, on your next visit to California! More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 Nights with my family. Paid 25 dollars Extra for a full seaview room on the top third floor and it was worth every penny. Rooms and beds were nice. Park on the street outside to avoid 25 dollars parring fed Per Day. We ate a good breakfast at konos nearby.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel every few years since childhood vacations with my parents, upwards of 20 years ago (when there was a resident parrot in the lobby)! With every visit, I see improved amenities, an upheld standard of excellence, and a refreshing consistency in the service, environment, and interior spaces of this hotel. A partial ocean view room... More 

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Julie G, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Wow - what an amazing compliment, to have you come back and stay with us for 20 years! It's so nice to hear your comments about the staff and the hotel, and I will make sure our team hears them, too. You are right, there is some GREAT people watching opportunities along the boardwalk! Thanks for writing this review, and... More 

San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Pacific Terrace over Christmas 2014. The rooms were huge, the property was well maintained but the thing that stood above these was the staff. Everyone was helpful, friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. The sunsets were great, the cookies in the afternoon were a lovely treat and the entire stay was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has the best location on on the beach. My husband and I came to San Diego for a quick get away for our anniversary. We stumbled across this hotel. The rooms are comfy. The staff is friendly. We had a couple of issues the second day of our stay but they were resolved. We wood defiantly stay here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this hotel. All staff I encountered were extremely friendly, the location was wonderful & they take extra steps to add little touches (such as complimentary robes & Christmas music playing in our room when we arrived). The only thing I didn't like was the amount of extra fees tacked on such as The San Diego Tourism... More 

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Julie G, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to post this review. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our staff (we think they’re the best in town!), and the little details such as the music & robes. Unfortunately, the tourism fees are mandatory for all hotels in San Diego to collect, we don’t have much of a say on the... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the Pacific Terrace for a mother/daughter Christmas vacation based on the reviews here. It's a nice enough place...the view of the ocean from our balcony was outstanding. But for $499 a night (not including an additional $14 "resort fee" and $25 daily parking), it would have been nicer if the jacuzzi had been clean and warmer than tepid,... More 

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Jen K, Manager at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MS, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your comments regarding our outstanding ocean views. We were disappointed to hear that you had such an unsatisfactory experience during the holidays. This certainly is not our standard of care for our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies and know we take all guest feedback very seriously. The... More 

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  • Pool area(9)
  • Full ocean view(7)
  • Hot tub(6)
  • Great Place(4)
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Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Pacific Terrace San Diego
Hotel Pacific Terrace
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#5 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego

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