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610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
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#3 of 291 hotels in San Diego
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Perched on a sandy bluff overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides Four Diamond, beachfront accommodations in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. Kick off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing California coast.Treat yourself to a massage by the pool (charge),a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in our portable beach chairs, and sun umbrellas, out on the warm sand.Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids (and grownups)! Located at the far north end of Pacific Beach's oceanfront boardwalk, our central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing and cycling. We're also just down the road from the city's world-renown attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Mission Bay, Torrey Pines State Beach, and just eight miles north of San Diego's International Airport.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Free wifi in the business center
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Hiking
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Bowling offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 1 more
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kathybR6600QP wrote a review Yesterday
sacramanto6 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect location, literally steps from the beach, with an awesome staff! I’m so glad I found this place- they let you use their beach gear for free! We were boogie boarding within minutes of checking in-so easy! The parking was $28 but TOTALLY worth it. The hotel is on a very nice section of the boardwalk in PB North of the pier. Super convenient for beach, restaurants, and people watching. This place is AWESOME!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Wil_from_Va wrote a review Dec 2019
Fairfax Station120 contributions105 helpful votes
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This is really a great place. It is, of course, perfectly located on the beach with amazing views, a great pool and sauna. It is small enough to be quint and large enough for all the services that are needed. (3 floors of rooms.) The rooms are nicely decorated with modern yet stylish furniture. We loved the planter shutters that slide across the windows for privacy. The staff was extraordinary nice and did everything to get us into our room as soon as possible. (We arrived at 7 am!) They do charge for parking but we were able to find places on the street. The warm afternoon cookies in the lobby added a nice touch. We often ask ourselves if we would return to this hotel. The answer here is unequivocally yes. Finally the off season price was a steal. Consider going in December. The weather is still nice and the price was half of full season.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Dear Will, Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful and detailed review of your recent visit to the Pacific Terrace Hotel. So pleased you had such a perfect stay and enjoyed our amazing beachfront location, hotel amenities, and rooms. But as you mention, we are known for our warm and friendly staff and happy to see that is reflected in your comments. Thank you also for your recommendation and for sharing your experience for others to read. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another memorable stay.
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traveller4224 wrote a review Yesterday
Denver, Colorado50 contributions38 helpful votes
We have stayed here probably 5 times over the last several years, and it never disappoints. The location is one of the few in San Diego that are right on the beach. We like the full ocean view rooms, and love to spend time on the balcony watching the ocean, as well as the people going by in the boardwalk. The pool area is small, but it is protected from the wind by glass walls, so even when the beach is slightly chilly, the pool area is often warm enough to lounge poolside. They have cruiser bikes to lend - biking down and around Mission Beach is my favorite thing to do! Also beach chairs and umbrellas to use. The only slight negative is that there is a pretty significant homeless population along the beach, but that seems true everywhere in that part of California - and the hotel and the entire area are still very safe and lots of fun! We sometimes consider staying elsewhere when we come to San Diego as we don’t usually stay at the same places, but are always happy that we stayed here and likely won’t stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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midwest_gal2014 wrote a review Oct 22
Platte City, Missouri70 contributions5 helpful votes
This place was amazing from start to finish. They were gracious enough to accommodate us when we decided to upgrade our room to one with a better view. We had planned to visit the San Diego Zoo on the day we were to change rooms, and while we continued with our plans, they moved all our stuff from the old room to the new. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful! The rooms are awesome, comfortable and definitely worth the price i paid. Loved the ability to order drinks and food poolside, although wasn't quite expecting the additional service charge, but the drinks were tasty so still worth it. The hotel is steps from the beach, and secure gates surround the place requiring your room key card to access the property, and parking is underground and also gated, which i felt is a great added reassuring safety factor even though the entire area seems quite safe to start with. There are so many things within walking distance, that if you stay put, you don't even need a car. The list of positives i could say about the place could go on and on. Honestly i could write a novel about how amazing our stay was with Pacific Terrace, but you really just have to try it out for yourself.
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Sassyred719 wrote a review Oct 20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Everything about this hotel is perfect! The hotel staff was very accommodating, friendly, and provided great customer service. They were able to offer local dining recommendations for delicious food as well as fulfill any request we needed at the hotel. The hotel location is perfect and very convenient; settled right above the beach with beautiful views. It is also within a few blocks from great local eateries, the boardwalk and a short car ride to downtown to visit places like Little Italy or the gas lamp district. There is no doubt that I will definitely make this a routine vacation spot.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Partial oceanview room almost full oceanview. Outer rooms seemed quieter (no pool noise)
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PRICE RANGE
$266 - $547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pacific terrace san diego, pacific terrace hotel, hotel pacific terrace
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoPacific Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Terrace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mission Beach (0.2 miles), Bare Back Grill Pacific Beach (0.1 miles), and Pangea Outpost (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness center, and a poolside bar.
Which room amenities are available at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Baked Bear, Kono's Cafe, and Bare Back Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Pacific Terrace Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pacific Terrace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Swedish, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Pacific Terrace Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (2.8 miles), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.8 miles), and Whaley House Museum (4.9 miles).