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Surfer Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Mission Beach)
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Ranked #182 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised at this hotel. Every room (except maybe the bottom floor) has an ocean view. That in itself gets a star. As a hotel, it's a bit run down, but seriously, it's right on the beach. I don't want to feel bad about tracking sand in the room, and the lack of carpeting was a good thing.... More

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Snowflake, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beds were very comfortable, and the rooms well furnished. However, although they had breakfast, the coffee and juice was gone (or machines broken) and the sausage biscuits were prepackaged and the size of a 50 cent piece. We went somewhere else. That still wouldn't have given them the 2 stars. My 2 star rating is for their dishonesty. I... More

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

Dear Irene H, I am sorry about your dissapointing experience but I believe your review was posted to the wrong hotel. We do not serve breakfast at our hotel nor do we have any roadside construction happening at our hotel. Although I can understand your frustration, please post this review to the correct hotel. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General... More

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I needed relief from the Polar Vortex winter of 2013-14 and we found it at the Surfer Beach Hotel on Pacific Beach in San Diego. We were welcome from the moment we called for our reservations and when we arrived at the front door. Aorusha made sure that we had a great room with a great view... More

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

Dear Scott V, Thank you for your excellent review. I would say that the biggest pride we take in our hotel (even more than our amazing location) is the service offered by our staff. They work incredibly hard to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for recognizing Aorusha and the rest of the team's efforts to go out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been staying at Surfer Beach Hotel one week in April and one week in September for five years. It's almost time. 4 weeks and we cannot wait! We have seen many improvements over the years and the staff is awesome ! See you soon !

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

Dear LPhillips12, Thank you for the kind "anticipatory" review. We look forward to welcoming you for your return trip to the Surfer Beach Hotel. You are just one of thousands of people who call the Surfer Beach their second home and we are honored to have you as one of our esteemed repeat guests. We look forward to your visit... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no frills hotel. A prime locale is all we needed. I lived in SD for 6yrs. I wanted to show my Fiance San Diego. Now personally the area is not my cup of tea. College-y douchey but for this trip I just wanted beach and a bed. We watched the sunset from our room and walked the... More

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

Dear kstarbop, Thank you for your 4-star review of the hotel, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Although Pacific Beach is a younger town in general, it tends to slide toward the college vibe every March as it is a top Spring Break destination. Thanks for staying with us and bringing your fiance to experience one of San... More

Washington, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only thing this hotel has going for it is the location. We had what they called the family unit. Two queen beds and a pull out sofa. The beds were terrible. The sheets were full of holes. The pull out should not be even attempted to sleep on. The carpet was dirty. The view is obstructed by looking on... More

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

Dear MarsJames. I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay. It seems that our standards were below par for your recent visit, and I can assure you this is unusual for us. We steam clean our carpets regularly and also intend to provide quality bedding for all of our guests, Unfortunately, you are correct about sofa sleepers, they are... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Nice place - very friendly, and helpful staff. A great location, a laid back and relaxed area. You can hire bikes close by near the pier - a friendly place as well. Lots of cafes close by as well. this is beach front heaven. No complaints - make this a compulsory place to stay if your in San Diego.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 5 Star Review! We appreciate you taking the time to share with others your opinion. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great location! World Famous restaurant is attached and has one of the best happy hours on the beach. Start your morning with an espresso at Woody's also attached and on the boardwalk. The service at the Hotel is great! Good value for what you get!

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

Dear Lakaidog, Thank you for the five-star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the phenomenal location. It is true that we are fortunate to be located right on the beach with such proximity to great food and drink. Thanks for sharing! Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

Rancho Mirage, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our room was three stories up with an inspiring view of the blue Pacific. Room was furnished in an eclectic fashion and roomy enough for the two of us and our dog who loved sleeping on the balcony overlooking the pool. Restaurants abound in the area and there is miles of walking along the world famous Boardwalk. Last of all... More

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

Dear Philip C, We thank you kindly for your excellent review. We are happy to be one of the only pet-friendly beach hotels in San Diego. We charge a one-time $50 fee for small dogs which goes towards preparing the rooms for the next guest who may not be traveling with a pet. We look forward to your return visit.... More

Moorpark, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This hotel is right on the beach which is exactly what I wanted and our room had an ocean view with balcony. Perfect for a comfortable getaway. Beds were comfortable and there were some nice, sort of random upgrades around the room. Eclectic but beachy feel. If you want a brand new slick decor and a 5 star feel, this... More

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

Dear Blizz8, Thank you for sharing your positive opinions of the Surfer Beach Hotel. The best advice our potential guests can receive is from our past guests. We hope to have you back again for your next oceanfront stay! Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

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Additional Information about Surfer Beach Hotel

Also Known As:
Surfer Beach San Diego
Hotel Surfer Beach
Surfer Hotel
Address: 711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#182 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Surfer Beach Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel in Pacific Beach has stunning views of the pacific ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Rooms offer refrigerators, free Wi-Fi,42 inch plasma televisions, and are located a few shorts steps away from the sand and surf. ... more   less 
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