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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 #158 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surfer Beach Hotel is right on the boardwalk can't get any closer to the Pacific Ocean. Casual laid back and the perfect spot to stay. Fabulous view of the ocean. Walk to restaurants, shops and close to pier for fishing. Just a great place to stay. Rooms are clean, but plain, big screen TV. World Famous restaurant is attached to... More

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

Dear Kkv, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review. I am delighted that you had such a great stay and appreciate the recommendations for our potential guests. We look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have vactioned at the Surfer Beach for 5 years - twice a year. A week in April for his Bday and a week in September for mine.We book it 6 months ahead of time so always request room 415. When we leave I always mention that if it is ever listed, I would buy it as... More

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

Dear Lucy P, Thank you for your excellent five-star review. More importantly, thank you for your loyal patronage. We are honored to be able to be a part of your family's special days. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent service in a phenomenal oceanfront location to you and your husband. See you in September! Sincerely, Adam M. Della... More

North Royalton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up to the Surfer on Friday, July 11, 2014 for a two night stay. We had just driven 2 ½ hours to get here and needed to clean up and rest so we could spend the day with our son that lives in SD. Upon arrival and entering the room, I thought my wife was going to die. It... More

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

Dear Steve S, I am sorry that you did not receive what you expected. Our hotel does not have air conditioning, but our oceanfront location provides fresh ocean breezes to keep the rooms comfortable, even throughout the summer. We do advertise the fact that we do not have air conditioning on our website. On other online websites, we are only... More

Sacramento, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here at the hotel for one night and it cost $280, which for the location on the beachand last min was pretty good. Until we got there and realized you had to PAY for PARKING! lol when did you have to pay to park at a hotel? Then once we got into the room we realized there was no... More

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

Dear Charrise N, I apologize for the faulty TV connection in the room. Thank you for pointing that out to us. Our Engineers have rectified the situation already. Being located right on the beach, during the summer the prices in all of San Diego tend to inflate. I would suggest to those looking for good deals to travel in October... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are in town for my little sister's wedding. We visit SD yearly and usually stay at the Beach Cottages (which I HIGHLY recommend). However, we are traveling with my mother this year and she will not leave home without her beloved dog, Finn. So...we found ourselves staying at the Surfer...BIG MISTAKE. As I am typing this... More

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

Dear Sunny M, I must apologize for your disappointment. It seems that the first part of your stay was not up your expectations. I wish you had addressed our staff before you posted a review, but I am glad that we had a chance to talk and help you enjoy the remainder of your stay. You did point out during... More

San Anselmo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price advertised on Expedia is very inaccurate expect to pay nearly $300/night they add in $26 dollar taxes and if you have a car it is $15/night so basic price is $41 above advertised price plus they add $30 dollars if you want to have an ocean view. I booked a room on expedia and after asking for an... More

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

Dear Phoebe V, I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. While our hotel is a Pacific Beach favorite among many travelers, I apologize that you did not have that same experience. When booking a hotel rooms on third party sites (Expedia, Travelocity, etc.) the rate is listed without taxes, though that is listed in the reservation as... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in San Diego for a week, but only stayed here for 3 days. We wanted part of our stay to be on the beach and this was the most affordable option. What a great choice! Hotel directly accesses the beach: open the door, walk across the sidewalk, and HELLO beach! Could not have asked for a better location.... More

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

Dear Jenn C, Thanks for the five star review! The best thing about being located right on the ocean is those incredible ocean breezes. They make such a difference on those hot days and cool the room in a flash. Thanks for visiting. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca P.S. The "completely random... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again had a great and relaxing time thanks surfer staff for making us feel at home Watched fireworks from balcony they were awesome . Room had a great view of the ocean and beach. Again thanks to Adam and your staff Mark & Cindee Melton

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

Dear Markm320, Thank you for the five star review. The Surfer is the best place to enjoy the fireworks on the 4th! Thanks for your repeated patronage. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

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

So this was a last minute pick, we just wanted to be close tot he beach. It was perfect. Close to the beach (on the beach), view and sound of the ocean. Get a rm on the 4th floor facing ocean you will not regret. A special call out to the staff, Daniel? Sorry I can not remember :( The... More

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

Dear M G, Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad you were able to secure one of our last rooms over the busy weekend. Having a hotel room right on the beach in the heart of summer is definitely an ideal cap to a vacation. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to San Diego for work every other month and normally stay in a different hotel each time in search of the "ideal spot". Well I will be back to the Surfer Beach Hotel in June. My view was amazing and I was just a short walk to the beach. I was able to surf right out in front... More

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

Dear Joshua K, Thank you for the five-star review. We are always delighted to receive five star reviews but even more so when the reviewer has stayed around Pacific Beach and knows that we offer excellent ocean views at a great value. Thanks again for your review. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

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Additional Information about Surfer Beach Hotel

Address: 711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Surfer Beach Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Surfer Beach San Diego
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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
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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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