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PB Surf Beachside Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4760 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2539   |  
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Ranked #82 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Netanya, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, inexpensive, friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A great place to stay at a very affordable price. The bed was excellent, as well as everything else in the room. Mind that there isn't a safe in the room. It got a bit loud at night from outside, but nothing too terrible. Randy the receptionist was very friendly and helpful.
The room wasn't ready on time and we got in an hour late, but we didn't mind at all.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for your very nice review! And, I will inform Randy of your comments. We hope to see you again soon!!!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a nice hotel located very conveniently one block from the beach. Close to boardwalk and walking distance to a large number of restaurants. Very comfortable bed, clean room and extra large shower (no tub). Room has a microwave, small refrigerator. Very helpful staff. Continental breakfast included. Located on Mission Blvd so there is a great deal of street noise.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Our location on Mission Blvd. does make it a bit loud with street noise. But, we did recently install double paned windows to help soften the noise. I'm so glad you were happy with everything else!
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Camdenton, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this hotel. It is well decorated and very clean (although the inside doors front and bathroom needed cleaned). Love the showers! Front desk was helpful and courteous (Randy). The price was very good as is the location, simply steps from the Board Walk with many restaurants/bars close by. Our last stay was in August 2013 and it was filled with a younger, stay up all night crowd. This stay was in February 2014 and it was much quieter hence a better sleep was had although I would like to stay on the back side and not on the street side next time. My husband complained about parking both times although we never had trouble finding a spot :-) A great place!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Yes, sometimes the idea of an issue is enough. We never know what kind of a crowd we will have stay with us, as it seems like we are gaining a lot of new clientele with the word finally getting out about the quality and pricing of our property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We'll see you again soon!
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We planned our trip last min, it was affordable and very comfortbale. We just wanted a place to leave our stuff and be able to walk to beach. Will definitly go back. Very accomadating for our early check in.....found a roach in the room....but its san diego so i didnt think much of it.

Room Tip: our room was backed in the corner with no view.....but it really doesnt matter in my opinion....this...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
That's definitely not acceptable to us, and do a lot to try to prevent this from happening. I'm glad that you found the accommodations nice and that you will be returning again!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This property has an unbeatable location and the rooms have been updated nicely. I really can't complain about the rooms, except the wet dog smell in our suite shower. HOWEVER, I can complain about the staff and the way they handled our situation. Upon arriving, the woman at the front desk said she couldn't find our reservation. It took her 10 minutes to find it - I booked directly through the hotel so it shouldn't be a problem. We booked a suite, however, we were checked in and sent to an accessible room without saying a word. We went straight back to the desk and got some story about electrical problems from a man who was suddenly at the desk. When we asked why she didn't tell us this upon check in, she had no response. We noticed lights on in all the suites but one but we believe they overbooked. We weren't compensated beyond the room rate lowered to the current rate. The next day, they didn't know when we'd get our suite so we left our suitcases by the door. When we returned from our day we did have our suite, but no apologies or compensation. Nothing. The next morning the office was closed when we left. The front desk staff was very dishonest and didn't even tell us that we couldn't have the room we paid for, they just sent us on our way to a different room. I travel enough to know that is not how they should have handled the situation. I'm not sure we'll be back.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
I am apologizing now for the service you received upon check in. We do, from time-to-time, have issues in the various rooms, like plumbing, and electrical. However, we should have perhaps given you more compensation at the time. I do hope you will return, and hope you can see the value with what we have done to the property. Thank you for your review!
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Sun City, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I knew from the beginning that it would be a great place to stay because I had to sort out a mistake in the reservation made before we got there, and Alpha who works there took care of it on the phone. When I checked in she was there at the desk with Randy, the manager. A very professional team. The rooms were large, clean, and the location in San Diego is the perfect place from which to tour the area. There is a rooftop deck with a great view.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for the terrific review! We look forward to your return very soon!!!
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Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights when in San Diego. If your goal is to be near the beach, this place is perfect! The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beach, and is in a perfect location to the water, bike rentals, the big pier, restaurants, and bars. However, we were there to go into the city, which was a 15 minute drive- not too horrible, but not as convenient as staying downtown. The hotel itself was very nice. The rooms were clean, albeit a little small. The breakfast was pretty simple, but enough to get you through the morning. My biggest complaint about the room, however, was how thin the ceilings/floors are. There must have been a child in the room above us, but it sounded like an elephant was stomping on the floor all night. But overall, this is a very nice option for the money when staying in San Diego.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jimsilver, General Manager at PB Surf Beachside Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thank you for staying with us! We are very sorry about the noises from the room above you, and hope this will not deter you from staying with us again. Thank you!
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Address: 4760 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2539
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #82 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — PB Surf Beachside Inn 2.5*
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