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“Beautiful hotel in Pacific Beach” 5 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel in Pacific Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came to San Diego for three nights and stayed one night at Tower23 and two at Pacific Terrace. The two hotels are very close to each other. Both have lots of surfing at the beach in front of them. Both are very nice. But there are lots of differences too. Tower23 has a great restaurant, a great breakfast, and a great happy hour. On Wednesday nights they have a $20 wine special where a winery comes to do a wine tasting on the terrace overlooking the ocean. We met lots of locals that attend this event every week. The restaurant was very good with a beautiful view, good food, and good service. I loved their breakfast options, but they don't start serving breakfast until 9:00. The room was small, but nice. We had an ocean room view on the third floor and it was lovely! If I had brought my kids, I would have preferred Pacific Terrace, but I think as a couples' trip, Tower23 is better because of the restaurant, happy hour, and nightlife. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Tower23.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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T23Manager, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
So happy to hear you enjoyed Tower23's sophisticated restaurant and nightlife. Our weekly summer beverage series is always a big hit and a great way to discover a favorite new winery.

Stacy
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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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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Being a San Diego native and also being in real estate I have seen and been to most every hotel in San Diego. I personally go to this hotel lobby and rooftop twice a month if not more. This is my favorite hotel with a view. The staff Ivan, Chi and Lacey (the main employees that I have personally been helped by upstairs) are of top quality. Always attentive and friendly never a bad experience.
Oh and obviously the food is great too =)

Stayed May 2014
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Verona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here for a wedding, and the staff was very excited and helpful with wedding things. This hotel is very nice looking, very modern, with a beautiful patio area and nighttime bonfire. Great view of the sea from some rooms. One particularly helpful person was Omar. He saw that my hands were full and I couldn't get to my key right away, and he offered to open the door to my room for me. Later, he brought up our room service quickly when they knew we were in a hurry. Definitely great service all around. I especially like the proximity to great food and shopping, and of course, the beach.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location. Impressive bar, restaurant, view, and hotel all in one. Located in a very walkable part of Pacific Beach. Super relaxing venue and a nice guest only balcony above a trendy bar and restaurant with tasty food.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Truly great accommodations, helpful staff, beach access, people watching, and easy walking to great bars and eateries. A bit pricey yes but honestly, treat your gang to this, both young and old alike will love it.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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T23Manager, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thanks for choosing Tower23! So glad to hear you enjoyed our beachfront location and friendly staff. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was trying to decide to stay here @ tower23 or the catamaran resort. Julie the reservations girl helped me make my decision she ensured that we would love our stay here. Needless to say my stay at Tower23 in pacific beach was amazing. Cesar at the front desk checked us in without any problems, the rooms were clean and fresh. Alan helped us with our luggage and offer his services through out our stay. Loved the sunsets and night life. Lots of fun stuff to do around pacific beach. Will stay here every time i come to SD

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We loved every minute of our stay at Tower 23.
The service, unmatched.
The food, incredible.
The location, perfect.
We stayed in a surf room with a beautiful ocean / sunset view. The room was in perfect local to beach/sidewalk access, roof top fire pit, restaurant and bar. Also, very convenient to downtown, La Jolla and Zoo/Balboa Park.
My only complaint was a door card reader that took, on average, 20 swipes to allow entry into our room.
And, although on the pricier side, you definitely get what you pay for.
We will stay at Tower 23 on every return trip to San Diego.

Room Tip: Splurge on a Surf Room ~ it's definitely worth it!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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: 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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#31 Family Hotel in San Diego
#41 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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