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Surfer Beach Hotel

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711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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Kelowna, Canada
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100 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, this is not 'luxury' hotel domain... but .. it's Fun :) right on the beach, you hear the surf all night , or put in the provided ear plugs if its' too much - room has all you need inc. a small balcony to sit and watch the ocean - it's old, it's kitschy and it's fun --- and... More 

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Calgary
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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just had a very pleasant stay at Surfer Beach Hotel. It is so well located right on Pacific Beach and offers rooms at a very reasonable price. It is a rather shabby place, not updated at all, but the rooms are clean and spacious. The people at the front desk were cheerful and accommodating. There are a couple of... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback when it comes to room choice. Our website provides a list of all the amenities and a way to compare room types so you can plan accordingly for comfort and budget. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to your return stay. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have found The Surfer Beach Hotel! This hotel is pet friendly, and directly on the ocean! Everyone here is professional, kind and friendly. Whether it is a friendly greeting in the office, hallway, poolside or by text...they are kindly attentive without being intrusive. What a gem! We are thrilled to be here!!

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad we are achieving in practice, what we set out to do in theory: being kindly attentive without being intrusive. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to thank Laura Manu for services she provided.Great services and thank you for hospitality and info.provided related to attractions spots in the area.We will return.The room was clean and coffee very good.

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

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay! Laura is a valued member of our team and I am she impressed you. Thank you for being our guest. Regards, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Julian, Ca. And my now 26 year old son flies out once a year, on the last night we always rent a hotel the night before he flies back home. The Surfers Beach Hotel was a great choice, the location was great, the beach view was good, and the staff was professional, and polite. Maybe next year... More 

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

Thanks so much for the excellent review. A Julian Pie goes a long way here...a commodity to be valued! We look forward to your return visit...and that slice of pie! More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxed part of town, great views, great staff - all around loved it! Perfect spot to enjoy the ocean, boardwalk, the bayside, and ocean towns like La Jolla nearby. It is right next to a bus stop and you can get anywhere quickly. We came for our honeymoon and were not let down. Would go here again. The staff... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent wedding! Umit, the Assistant General Manager is truly dedicated to offering the best service to our guests. I am pleased to pass along your comments to him and the rest of the team. Thanks for the great review! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad- it was clean, the check in person (Carla? Clara? Can't remember which) was funny and friendly and efficient. The pool is definitely NOT heated as much as they said it was- way too cold to use. The Towels are small and thin- upgrading those could go a LONG way towards making this place better. Convenient location to the... More 

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

Thanks for your comments Paul. I will look into the towel situation. The pool is heated to a steady 82 degrees. I just checked it before I wrote this response and ensured it's temperature. However, San Diego experienced below average cold temperatures and days of rain and that could have impacted the pool temp while you were here. We will... More 

Las Vegas
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen this hotel many times while staying at another nearby. We needed a hotel for the night and gave it a try. The hotel is so much better than I thought. Clean, great location, comfy bed and pillows. The staff is very friendly and sent me a text in the morning to see if all was well. I... More 

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

I am so pleased that you decided to stay with us. It is our opportunity to make you a life-long guest like so many of our guests who return year after year. We have been using this texting service for about a year now, as a non-intrusive alternative to check-in with guests during their stay and a convenient way for... More 

El Cajon
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst hotel experience and I travel quite frequently. First I had to change rooms because rain was pouring into my room from sliding glass door. Disliked the second room, the layout was not convenient, had to squeeze through doors to get in and out because of location of door to wall. No microwave in the room and had refrigerator turned... More 

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

I am very sorry to read about your recent experience. The downpour we experienced during your stay was the worst one the hotel has endured in recent memory. I am sorry we did not anticipate such a deluge overwhelming the drainage on your balcony. I will have Engineering look into the refrigerator issue. We do charge a nightly parking fee,... More 

Cozad, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip to the Surfer Beach Hotel. Adam and his staff were more than accomodating to our large group. Check in was a breeze with more than 25 people! Cannot beat the location. Staff was friendly and helpful with any of our needs. Will be returning soon!

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

It was a real pleasure hosting your staff retreat. The Surfer makes for a great destination for work retreats and it is exciting to meet work teams from around the country. Thanks for choosing the Surfer and we look forward to your return this summer! More 

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