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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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  • 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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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel is right on the beach. If you were any closer, you would be in the sand. The rooms aren't great but for the money., location, and accessibility to the beach, it was great. The hotel needs to be updated, but the beds are very comfortable, and hot water in the shower makes for a comfortable stay. If you're... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic location. Lots of interesting places eat and see. Easy to get to San Diego or travel up the coast to see the sights. A great place to make you vacation base. Nice rooms only issue the elevator is slow

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Northridge, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm originally from San Diego and have stayed at multiple hotels in Pacific Beach but this hotel by far has the best customer service and rooms. The stay was very nice and they upgraded my group to the Sunset Suite, free of charge. Absolutely beautiful and this hotel rates an A++ in my opinion. Incredibly close to the beach and... More

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

Dear Beyond Y, We are happy you were one of the lucky guests chosen to be upgraded! We often try to upgrade guests when we have availability because we love sharing our best rooms and views with our guests. Thanks for the great review. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being rather hard on this hotel a year ago, today this hotel has done a 180 turn for the best. It's like from night to day. This hotel is doing its best to provide the best in comfort, cleanliness and attention to its guests. The rooms show a marked improvement in a year from state of the art T Vs,... More

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

Dear Jesus S, Thank you for the great second review. I am glad you have noticed the positive changes.. We have made departmental upgrades and improvements and the staff is dedicated to providing excellent service to all of our guests. We appreciate the kind compliments and are glad you have noticed the difference. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager... More

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surfers beach is an old hotel in front of the beach . The location is perfect ! Unfortunately the rooms are old , with humidity, tiny bathroom, old furniture, no air-condition only an old and very dirty fan. Last but not least , it's expensive for the level of quality of rooms and services : + 300 USD by night.

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

Dear ArtCapella, Thank you for staying at the Surfer. You are right, the location is amazing. If the rooms were any closer to the water, our feet would be wet! We are constantly making improvements to the hotel and upgrading our amenities, so be sure to check back with us the next time you are back in San Diego. Thanks... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love the location of this hotel. Right on the beach; the pool courtyard literally opens to the boardwalk that lines the beach. It's right in the middle of the action of Pacific Beach, so anything you could need or want is walking distance. Plenty of beach shops and restaurants and bars all right there. Mission Beach and Belmont... More

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

Dear Kathy Z, Thanks for the great review of the hotel. Your family vacation sounded ideal. I am glad you were able to enjoy all that the Surfer has to offer. We hope you book again with us soon. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

Columbus
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular view of ocean and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. But at over $320 night you would expect a clean room, AC and HOT water for showering. Hotel has attempted to update rooms with new furniture but when drapes and curtains are disgusting and dirty along with ceramic tile falling off in bathroom, it's difficult to find the... More

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

Dear Traveltime008, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the high marks in service and I will be sure to follow-up about the hot water issue and the tile. Please email me at adam.dellarocca@trigildservices.com so I can pinpoint which room you are referring to. As to the other items you mentioned, we are upgrading all... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has great location ever !!! But the rooms are not good at all !!! No AC so is very hot inside the room. The carpet is very old and dirty ! No amenities at all and for the 3 person they offer a terrible sofa bed ! Hallway is very dirty and very noise ! Elevators are not... More

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

Dear Felipe, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. I have shared your review with my team in order that we can ensure that other guests don't have the same experience.Once again, I apologize for your disappointing stay. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca General Manager More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend were first time in San Diego. And the hotel next to the beach was just perfect! Very clean, very kind and responsible service, especially housekeeping and frond desk people. Want to say thank you to Umit Corut - frond Office manager. He was very nice and polite and could answer to all our questions and gave... More

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

DearJohnnySapir, We are so pleased to have received a five-star review from you. I am very happy to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your recent trip. Umit is an excellent Front Office Manager dedicated to providing excellent service to our guests and training our staff to do the same. He is always so welcoming to the staff and... More

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms tiny , no air conditioner , hotel very dated in need of refurbishment , very noisy at night , absolutey nothing like the photos on the net , v pricey for what u get !pool area chipped and broken up , windows dirty , entrance on parking , parking area dirty , vomit , cigarette stubs ! U get... More

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

Dear Waynestainforth, I am deeply disappointed that you posted a critical review. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We are located on a very active and popular beach. The ear plugs are for the convenience of those guests who would like to keep their patio doors open without being disturbed by outside noise. We maintain... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#22 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
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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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