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“Amazing views and fab steaks!” 4 of 5 stars
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Tower23 Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4551 Ocean Boulevard, Between Felspar St. & Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)   |  
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Amazing views and fab steaks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Tower23 was the first stop on our honeymoon tour of California and it was a nice start to the holiday. We were upgraded on arrival and had a bottle of Cava delivered to the room which was a nice touch. The bedroom were spacious and clean but lacked character but the roof top area with comfy sun lounger beds more than made up for it with its amazing views and delicious mojitios delivered by really friendly and helpful staff. If you are staying here you must eat in the resturant - the steaks are to die for and there is a really great vibe every every as the sun goes down.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had requested a quiet room, which had been acknowledged, but instead we were offered the 2 noisiest rooms in the hotel, either over the bar or an interconnecting room on level 2. We slept really badly, the walls are so thin that we could hear full conversations next door and full movement above. Overall the staff were fantastic, especially Jackie in Concierge, but the manager on charge didn't really seem to care......merely offered to move us back to the noisier room! Dinner in JRDN was good but expensive, breakfast took an hour. Think could be a great hotel if they sound proof the rooms, but wasn't impressed for the price.

Room Tip: Insist on a room on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Perfect place to stay in PB. Celebrated my husbands birthday last week and stayed at T23 for 4 days. The staff did an excellent job - from my experience booking to check out I have nothing to complain about. Attention to detail, caring staff, energetic staff. Way to go T23 - will stay here again and recommend to everyone. Thanks for making this a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Had a great one-night stay at T23 and wish it was longer!

Spotless room with clean-lined, modern furnishings, spacious bathroom and wonderfully comfortable bed. Outstanding service from the valet, to reception, dining room/bar and room service. No pool but if you don't mind braving the fresh waters of the Pacific, the hotel will lend you beach towels.

Great location right on the beach, with a great beach-side walking/running/cycling path for the energetic. While safe, the area is a little grimy with a 'frat boy/party town' kind of vibe, which means the food options nearby are price-driven and limited in quality (Denny's anyone?) although we did find a decent sushi restaurant close by. For quality food you'll need to get in the car and drive up to La Jolla, only 5 minutes away.

Overall, we highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again if in San Diego.

Room Tip: The partial ocean view rooms were stunning and much quieter than the full ocean-view rooms, although...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I just got back from our little stay at Tower 23 and we can't wait to go back. Everything about our stay was fantastic. From the second we walked in to the second we left we felt like we were taken care of. The room was perfect for our get away. Fresh, crisp, and clean linens were on the fabulous king size bed. The modern bathroom was a great way to relax after wandering on the boardwalk. There was never a no from the staff. Room service was excellent and prompt. Our view from the Sanctuary Suite was exactly like the pictures you see. JRDN was AMAZING!! The best dining experience we have ever had. We are recommending Tower 23 to all our friends. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Stay on the third story with private balcony to enjoy the sunset in private.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do our best to accommodate all of our guest's requests to help make their stay as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Martensville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great location and staff with modern clean rooms. The front desk staff offered us a complimentary cocktail at check in and it was served to us in our room within moments of entering. Nice touch :)
We had a perfect nights stay! I found the rates to be reasonable and would recommend Tower 23 without hesitation. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Mt wife and I spent three nights at this hotel recently. We have travelled the world extensively and have stayed at many 4-5 star hotels and were disappointed with Tower 23 in terms of the value that it provided. The area in which the hotel is situated is a little grimy and if we knew the surrounding area, we would have rather booked a hotel at La Jolla. Tower 23 stands out in the area as it is seemingly a "high end" hotel in a rather "down town" area? The beds were very uncomfortable and the food pricy. It is not that the hotel is not a "hip" hotel, it is rather that the rate is not consistent with the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Between Felspar St. & Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
#40 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tower23 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy an Endless Summer at TOWER23 Hotel Beachside and Ocean View Accommodations. Each room features a private balcony, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, award-winning JRDN Restaurant offering Contemporary Surf + Turf, luxurious sun deck with fire pit and sweeping ocean views. ... more   less 
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