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Surfer Beach Hotel

711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the surfer beach hotel was in a word awesome. The front desk staff was courteous and helpful especially Robert. Upon entering the hotel for the first time to check in I told Robert my name one time and every time Robert saw me after that he always address me by name. We needed more towels and ran... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer H, Thank you for the five-star review. Robert embodies the service that we intend to offer to all of our guests: honest, caring and thoughtful. I am glad he made such an impression on you. I was very pleased to share your comments with Robert and the rest of the team. Thank you for being our guest. Sincerely,... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our stay at the Surfer Beach Hotel was fantastic! The staff, the room, the view/location. Our experience started by being greeted by the friendly front desk person. We were warmly welcomed and checked into our room efficiently. The room was simple but clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Had one of the best nights of sleep in... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DavePallesen, I am delighted to read you had such a wonderful stay. Thank you for the five-star review. Our staff is motivated by reviews like yours. Thanks again and we hope you return again soon. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Surfer Beach Hotel is set right on Pacific Beach. It's an amazing location with nothing but the ocean-front walking path between you and the sand. Nice! Now for the Pros & Cons.... Pros - Great location, with much shopping, dining and activities within walking distance. Off-street parking (for a fee) Extremely friendly and helpful front desk staff Safe and... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa J, Thank you very much for your candid feedback from your recent stay. Your review was discussed during a recent Housekeeping meeting to help ensure our standards are being met and our guests are enjoying their experience. In addition, we appreciate your valuable suggestions as we meet with the owners to pursue upgrades and renovations in the future.... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a huge fan of The Surfer Beach Hotel. And every trip to the Surfer just keeps getting better and better. The Staff is always friendly and ready to help in anyway ......especially Heather helping me with my reservation and Keith who greeted us and made sure we were happy with our room. Thanks again for a great and... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Beatriz P, Thank you so much for your repeat patronage. I am pleased to read that you think we are constantly improving. We make that one of our essential goals and Heather and Keith and all of the staff all contribute to getting us there. Thanks again for your five-star review! Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

Napa, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title says it all. I booked this hotel on "get a room" which I believe is an affiliate of Trip advisor. I booked at this hotel as it was right on Pacific Beach. I checked in and the lady said I should have booked directly with them. Yes, usually I do that but being as it was Trip Advisor,... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melect, First of all, I apologize that we have not connected yet. I did personally visited your room twice before you checked out, but you must have been at breakfast. Then I was hoping to catch you at the desk at check-out. After that, it did slip my mind, until I read your review just now and picked up... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by friendly staff at check in. Rooms were cozy, clean and beds super comfy which is always a nice surprise since my wife has a bad back... Slept like a baby. Nothing like waking up, opening the shades and watching the ocean waves crash on the beach from your balcony. Surprisingly delicious coffee in the lobby, kept going back... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chezy415, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your "staycation" from North County! Thank you very much for the five-star review. We hope you and your wife can come back again soon. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are tremendous and the restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance are great too! World Famous the restaurant feels like it comes with the place. The rooms are not the nicest rooms in the history of the world but they are really nice and clean. For the price the quality of the rooms are EXCEPTIONAL. The beds are... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy R, Thanks for taking the time to post a five-star review. We are appreciative of the feedback and hope you can return again soon. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started staying here when it was $89/nt. It's not that price any more but it's still the same. The place is awesome, hotel staff is super friendly and plenty of places to see and things to do. Beds are super comfortable and the rooms always clean. When you do come however, bring a smaller car as the parking spots... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adigerol, Thank you for your five-star review, but more importantly, thank you for your continued patronage. We are proud to be the vacation home to so many repeat guests. We are honored to be able to take care of our loyal guests and hear their memories and help them to make more. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here 4 times over the past few years, so they must be doing something right. First off the location can't be any better. The hotel is right on the beach, on the Ocean front walk. All rooms on 3rd or 4th floor pretty much have ocean view, so I don't think its necessary to request this providing you are... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CariLVNV, Thanks for the five-star review. We appreciate the specific feedback as we are always working to improve the experience for the guests. I am glad that Robert and all of the staff were able to take care of you and they left a positive impression. We are honored to provide great service for our guests. Thanks again, Sincerely,... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The carpet was so dirty, that it turned my socks black when I walked on it. The jacuzzi tub was old and nasty looking. I would not recommend it and would not stay there again. The only reason we chose this hotel was that it was the last available room on the beach from San Diego to La Jolla. We... More 

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Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie R, I am sad to read your negative review. I appreciate the feedback. Our team works hard to maintain the cleanliness of the rooms. Being a beach hotel with exterior entrances to all of the rooms, the carpets get more than their fair share of wear and tear. However we routinely shampoo and steam our carpets to keep... More 

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