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Pacific Terrace Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
SF Bay Area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and really had a great time. We had a room on the third floor with a full ocean view. The room had a kitchenette and a table to eat at. There was also a balcony overlooking the pool and beach. The hotel has a nice layout which made it seem as if there was no one next to you. In the evenings it was nice to watch the sunset from the balcony. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They were very responsive and had lots of great advice for nearby eateries. The hotel was so close to the beach and was easy to walk to. They also have beach chairs and umbrellas that you can rent. They have an outdoor shower with warm water to rinse off after coming back from the beach. The hotel offers room service, but it’s not 24 hours and it’s from a nearby restaurant. They also have breakfast, but we didn’t try it. Location: The hotel seemed to be in a “young” part of town, but it wasn’t rowdy. My husband and I were traveling with our two kids and it felt safe. It isn’t close to downtown San Diego, but when you’re standing there looking at the ocean from your room it didn’t really matter. It was wonderful to open the patio door in the evening and just listen to the ocean. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a very nice hotel. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The breakfast is VERY good (we had the AAA rate which made it a really good deal). They loan out chairs and sand toys to take to the beach which is right out the back door. It's walking distance from many restauants and is close to the zoo. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We booked adjoining rooms on the non-ocean side of the hotel. While we only had a glimpse of the water, the rooms were plenty big and clean. The breakfast was better than most buffets. Getting to Sea World was an easy ten minute drive. Downtown was about 15 minutes (no traffic).

The staff was really great. We were cheerfully greeted every time we walked in or out of the hotel.

Only a walking path separates the pool from the cliff that the ocean is just beyond. Tall glass walls allow for a stunning view, but you still feel the breeze on a colder day.

There is bar service at the pool. Order a smoothie for the kids to make them feel special. For dinner, think ahead as there aren't that many great options close by.

All around great experience.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money and get a room on a higher floor that directly faces the ocean. You'll lov...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We stayed at the PT in a large executive suite this time. It was not crowded for 5 and we even entertained numerous guests! The bathroom was large enough to be a bedroom. The room was very large as well, with nice furnishings and a great view from the balcony. The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating!!! The happy hour cheap wine was a very nice touch. We did not otherwise use the dining facilities for breakfast. There are many restaurants in the area. The pool was warm enough for the kids. I might have swum a bit more if it were heated to about 29 deg. C. The hot tub was clean and definitely hot enough. All in all we have no complaints and would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We decided on this hotel because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were so happy that we trusted it. We had an oceanfront suite with jacuzzi tub and two balconies. Not only was the room beautiful and spacious, but the people there were absolutely wonderful! Joe Sutherland was one that really stood out as being very friendly and helpful. Diego too. The buffet breakfast every morning was really good. We wish it would've been included in our rate, but not a big deal. The location of the hotel is perfect. You can walk to any restaurant/bar right down the boardwalk in front of the ocean. We were able to walk to a CVS also to get necessities. We didn't have great weather, but it was one of our best trips ever. We were able to sit at the pool and hot tub one day and that area is beautiful too.

Room Tip: spend a little more to get full oceanfront on 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed there for a weekend and enjoyed our stay so much. The hotel was beautiful inside and out. We had so much fun, and would recommend it to friends and family. The staff was really friendly. We met the front desk manger Enrico, and he was very helpful made us feel welcome. The hotel was so cute! We will be back :)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Golden, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I just got back from 5 days at PT hotel. Had room 318. Very nice and clean. Spacious enough with a great balcony over the pool/ocean view. Drawback was the weather did not cooperate to see a nice sunset or sit on the balcony and watch the ocean, but great trip anyway. We are big walkers and you can walk anywhere from here. Ocean walk is very busy with lots of activity and great people watching. Everyone and I REALLY MEAN EVERYONE is friendly and nice at this hotel. Not one person, from maintenance to front desk, hesitate to greet you when you walked by even if they were very busy doing their job. We ate at the Fishery nearby which was great. Did not use pool or hot tub since it was cool although plenty of people were there. DId not do the breakfast although it looked good. I asked the housekeeping woman if we could have extra regular coffee packets and she handed me 3 of them. Several other places I stayed at made it such a hassle to get more than one packet. Pacific Beach is a unique area and even though it appears to be more spring breakish, it is family oriented. Just walk the neighborhoods. The main part on Grand and Garnet can be a little challenging. Certainly saw some interesting characters. This hotel is at the north end of the beach and seems quieter than further south. Not sure who is running the place, but GREAT JOB!

Room Tip: 3rd floor is nice. Be sure to get the ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#5 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront, 4-diamond hotel between Sea World and La Jolla. ... more   less 
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