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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 #156 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lakeside CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

OK, You are right ON the beach -- out your door, down the hotel steps, across the boardwalk and onto the sand!! Believe me, there aren't many hotels in San Diego that are like that!! Let me try to explain the room locations, as some have commented about this. The hotel is L-shaped. Any room 2nd floor or above has... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

The beach access was the best part of this hotel. The internet pictures make this place look a lot better than they actually are. The world Famous restaurant was great. The rooms were very small and not user friendly. I did not have a hair dryer, or microwave like it was advertised. The TV was old and the remote did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

I gave it an overall 4 stars because of the location! It is right on the beach and for the price it is hard to beat! Stay on the 4th floor or your view will be obscured by a restaurant (I took this advice from this site and BELIEVE ME on this one!). I can't say anything about the pool.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

definitely not fancy---no free breakfast, no coffee in room, you have to pay for parking, no jacuzzi, the room was adequate. However, the view from the fourth floor was fantastic---just beautiful, 2 minutes to the sand! I would stay again.

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Tamworth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

Awesome price for a place right on the beach in the coolest town. Wasn't fancy but didn't need to be. Pool was clean, on-site restaurant rocked, and the front desk staff were nice. Got to check out very late (8PM) and only paid 1/2 price for the extra time. We were there in off -season so it was quiet. I'm... More

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Poole England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

My Partner and i ended up here for what turned out to be 2 nights instead on just one....the view was just too nice and the welcome was warm and friendly -they guy checking in before us will probably write a bad review but he was rude and impatient....so got no sea view.....we followed......but got a sea view...go figure! Will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

The Surfer Beach Hotel is in a great neighborhood with tons of restaurants within walking distance. It's also right on the beach, which is nice. But, that's where the good stuff pretty much ends. First of all, while their "ocean view" rooms do, in fact, face the ocean, their visibility is severely hindered by the room of another 1-story building... More

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Victoria BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

This hotel is literally right on the beach, the views are amazing! We had a monster balcony as well with chairs and table already set up. We had our six year old with us and he loved it, the staff were very friendly, and the pool was nice and warm:) Our room was huge, two double beds and a pullout,... More

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BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

Stayed at Surfer Beach last week and it was really great - it's right on the beach and in a really busy part of San Diego. It was my first time in San Diego and Pacific Beach where the hotel is has lots to do. The hotel has external access to the room, with all the rooms facing towards the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights with husband and children, and my parents stayed also in their own room. I made it clear in reservations that we were traveling together, but when I checked in they had us on 2 different floors and could not give us rooms closer together. The front desk lacked much customer service most of our stay. The... 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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#21 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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