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Tower23 Hotel

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4551 Ocean Boulevard, Between Felspar St. & Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed her for a couple's weekend and really enjoyed the location of the property as it is beachfront. The rooms were simple, modern and not very generous in size but were large enough for the 2 of us to feel comfortable. We loved the view from our balcony but our room shared a wall with the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mod design, attentive staff and chic restaurant place Tower 23 and JRDN in a league of their own. Housed in a low profile building with sleek architectural finishes, the hotel and restaurant strike a perfect aesthetic balance - elegant but unpretentious - up-market in a classic california surf community. Enjoy an evening with San Diego's hip set at the bar.... More 

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review. We are passionate about our guests and service. Reviews like your help us know we are on the right track. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We inadvertently planned our first visit to San Diego during spring break and thought we had made a big mistake as we approached the busy beach strip crawling with people. As soon as we stepped foot in the lobby of Tower 23 we felt a tranquil serenity away from the crowd yet right in the middle of the action if... More 

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review. I'm so happy to hear Tower23 was an oasis for you and you enjoyed our oceanfront restaurant, JRDN. Thank you for your business! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to visit my daughter in San Diego and we had the best time at this hotel. We only stayed one night but it was beyond fabulous! The staff was so welcoming, especially William who took care of us from the moment that we got to the hotel and gave great suggestions on what activities to do in the... More 

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome location!! This hotel is located right on the beach. The sunsets are beautiful and the sand is soft. As for the hotel, it's very modern and clean. The service is outstanding. Upon check in, you will receive complimentary drinks sent to your room and then turn down service with chocolates on the pillow. I would spend the extra money... More 

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Fullerton, California
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel should not be in the 5-star luxury hotel category! The only luxurious thing about this hotel is its rates. It is more expensive than Hotel del Coronado or the Ritz-Carlton! Although right on the beach, the hotel is located in a seedy, boozy neighborhood and offers hardly any amentities. The area is swarming with young college-age people who... More 

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cest0vatelka: Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. While we offer luxury experience, we do not promote ourselves as a traditional 5 star resort. Instead we try to offer a quintessential Southern California casual beach experience that is authentically San Diego. I am truly sorry we did not meet your expectations. If you travel back to... More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best hotel in the area if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay on the beach. Staff was always willing to help. Greg answered all of our questions and had great recommendations for activities and places to eat other than the downstairs restaurant.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent 4 days here. Everything went great from check-in to check-out. The hotel restaurant was better than expected. Not only does it have a nice ambiance and a lively bar crowd, but the food was fairly high end and tasty as we sat outside and dine with the sunset. This hotel has a great location. Next to several really... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a new (8 years old) hotel fronting the beach and is beautiful with full amenities: complimentary bicycles, beach chairs and towels. The staff is attentive and the hotel is immaculate. It is modern with clean, crisp, blue, white & chrome decor. The bed linens and quilts are devine. Valet parking is $20 per night. Restaurants, pubs and eateries... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed here in April - we opted for a skypad room having tossed up whether the extra dollars for w sea view was worth it. We stayed in room 319 and it was billed as a "partial sea view" room but I can confidently say it had a magnificent sea view!!! The room was clean, well maintained and very... More 

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sydneywinelass: First, awesome screen name! Second, thanks for staying with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful ocean views and immaculate rooms. Hope to see you soon! Stacy More 

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