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PB Surf Beachside Inn

#105 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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4760 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2539
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stayed here with a friend for our stay in San Diego. Check-In was a bit complicated, because your hotel didn't received our reservation and we had to wait a long time before we've got our room. Room was clean and spacious for that price. Breakfast wasn't special, some juices and cerials

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We recently upgraded our systems, and we have realized some growing pains within our reservation system. Not that you are required to, but I always recommend confirming prior to arrival to be certain we have everything exactly how you want before you check in. I hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at this "beach motel" because we were visiting our daughter in Pacific Beach and it was close to her place. My husband and I went in with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised! It was located a block away from the beach,(the "Capri by the Sea" was in front of us) plenty of bars/restaurants within walking distance, super... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, that was a very nice statement at the end! Of course, being close to where your daughter lives will hopefully always make us your first choice when you come into town to see her. Please remember to let us know about her proximity, and that you are a return guest. Both of these give you a break on... More 

Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Excellent Location...Just a block away from the beach. We really enjoy early morning and evening walks along the beach. Beautiful view of the sunset each night. Very clean rooms. Staff is very nice and friendly. We enjoy staying here every opportunity we have to visit San Diego. Lots of Restaurants and Shops within walking distance. Everything is great!

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Perfect! The sunsets are something, as the they are spectacular here most of the time, especially when the marine layer holds back. You probably noticed the crowds that stop doing whatever they are doing to witness the sun sinking into the ocean to yet again end another beautiful day in PB! Thank you for staying with us! More 

Bremen, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I want to write my experiences down by the chronological progress. We came here from Laguna Beach and checked in on time. Because of limited parking lots on this location my wife went into the lobby for check-in while I was waiting for a free lot. Happily, I got a p-lot after another guest has left the motel. As I... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry for the reception you received at the front desk upon arrival, and I do encourage a friendly atmosphere with conversation upon arrival. But, not something as strange as you described in detail. We are striving to feel like a home away from home, and want each and every guest to feel welcome! As for the WiFi, eventually it... More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My fiance stayed here for 3 days while at a wedding. We waited till the last minute to book our hotel and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It was perfect for our weekend stay.

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

I am very happy that you decided to give us a try at the last second. We just hope you will plan on staying wit us again soon! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We picked the cheapest we could through Expedia, and this was it. We were absolutely floored when we got here. It was so much nicer than we thought it would be. The bathroom was super modern and they provided Bath & Body Works soaps. And the bed was so comfortable! Everything was clean and we had a microwave and fridge.... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

So many people are very surprised to see their room when they arrive, especially with the rate that is associated with their room. Everything is basically still new, and we take great pride in making the guest experience a memorable one. I like that you noticed the little things, like the bathroom amenities for example. I'm glad to hear about... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I've stayed at the PB Surf for one night. The staff at the reception was not welcoming, cold, and looked like they hate their job at this place. The room looked new, but did not look clean and I noticed some bug bites on myself after i checked out in the morning.

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't feel welcomed at out property, as it seems that my entire staff loves their jobs with us. I am usually here at the PB Surf Beachside Inn, and if I notice anything like what you are mentioning, I take care of it immediately. I do admit there are times the front desk is overloaded, and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a great seaside hotel. One block from the beach. With in walking distance of World Famous. Room was clean top to bottom. Staff was beyond pleasant and accommodating. No charge for parking. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! Yes, we are almost on the beach, but not quite, but only about a one minute walk from the sand. You mentioned World Famous, and this is just one of many choices for lunch or dinner within walking distance from our property! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Oedheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There is no doubt about this, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel with a sublime outstanding service,the room looked so completely renewed I even thought I was the first time to use it.I noticed that the furniture was clever placed so that I really felt at home right away.The PB Hotel is only 5 minutes walk to the... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Jean Pierre, of course I remember meeting and talking with you. It was truly a pleasure being able to accommodate you for the many nights you stayed with us. Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments, and mostly, I hope you will come to stay with us again soon! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Half a block from the boardwalk! We stayed here for half of our vacation and the kids loved it. We were close to many amazing restaurants, steps from the beach and within walking distance of the pier. No pool here, and the internet is run by an off site company, who did refund half our our fee but did not... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review

We are really working on getting the Internet service to be complimentary to the guests. The good thing is that the service is responsive, but does run into access point malfunctions and modem issues from time-to-time. In fact, the modem was down for one entire day about three weeks ago, and I know they were refunding some part of the... More 

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