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Pacifica Hotel

551 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Cheap, really good located, it's not extremely clean, could be a little better, shared bathrooms kinda clean, not something to be concerned... The rooms are a little warm, but they have a fan in the room, which is good. You dot have a refrigerator so you shouldn't bring any food. But they offer a microwave on the third floor I... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Staying here has been one of my worst hotel experiences. First of all, upon arriving, the manager, an old lady who only speaks basic English, tried to squeeze more money out of me: although it says $45/night (+tax) on their website for a single room, she said I need to pay $55/night + tax (the price of a double), and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hostel (really, that is what it is) is located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter - you couldn't ask for a better location. There are 3 pubs across the street and 1 beside the hostel, not to mention many, many restaurants within 3 blocks. The Convention Center trolley station is about a 5 minute walk from this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Would give the hotel 3 and a half rating if i could. Hotel is in a great location close by to public transport and many places to eat at and socialize. Room was pretty small and the bed was really small making it hard to sleep sometimes which is probably my only major complaint and no elevators so you will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for the basics. I had the single room with bath - it was clean, inexpensive for the area, and in a great location (which is right in the middle of the historic Gaslamp District). There are no "extras" but it was well worth it (for example no mini fridge or microwave), but it... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I knew when I made the reservations that I shouldn't expect a mint on my pillow, but I wasn't expecting to find bed bugs on my pillow either. I woke up with bed bug bites all over my face and body; two weeks later, I'm still waiting for the scabs to go away. I had to throw out my suitcase... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My wife and I traveled to San Diego twice last year and stayed at the Pacifica both times. We loved it. It's close to the beach, walking distance to La Jolla shopping & restaurants, but most of all because the staff was fantastic. Very kind, accommodating and not 'fake' friendly, but 'real' friendly. The hotel bar has live piano player... More 

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San Francisco
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This place is crawling with bugs in every corridor! We stayed here during Comic-Con and couldn't sleep thanks to half of the crap in our room. There is no A/C in this place, so you'll be sweating like hell all night as well. Even if there was A/C I doubt the slumlord owner would turn it on. The wifi seemed... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

You get what you pay for. Nothing special, cheap and affordable. Small private room with bathroom but very clean. Friendly staff. Good location.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

it´s the worst place EVER! .. we didn´t sleep there... when we arrived we got a terrible smell... the rooms are so dirty and smells like public restroom... i´m seriously you will find that everything i say it´s true, if you put a foot in the hotel...

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SanDiegoHotelman, Manager at Pacifica Hotel, responded to this review

We have several reviews on other sites (------- and -------) that are very complimentary about our hotel. We offer clean and secure accommodations for budget conscious travelers. This reviewer called and e-mailed us several times and reserved 2 rooms (without a deposit). As far as we know, this reviewer did not even visit the hotel, much less stay with us.... More 

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