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Pacific Terrace Hotel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 24, 2011

From the moment you step into the place it feels like home. Gerrard the main man in charge on the front desk offered us a service the likes of which we hadn't seen during our Californian trip. PTH is warm and charming and the rooms are decorated in a way that wouldn't be out of place in a more expenisve...

3Thank Wesley T
Big Bear City, California
Reviewed May 23, 2011

This was a gift given to me from co-workers so I decided to use in for my Anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The room was upgraded for us to our surprise and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but not overly intrusive. We got room service in the morning and the food was excellent. We have decided to...

2Thank bigbearians
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Close to the beach if you wanted - but for me was not too far from my business meeting and restaurants close by - everything was in its place - quiet and peaceful after a hard days work - this will be my resting stop each trip to the area.

1Thank Utravelwithme
Brisbane Australia
Reviewed May 21, 2011

Not the cheapest but Right on the beach. Room ready upon arrival. Room had two queen beds with gorgeous wooden bed frames and furniture but tad squishy due to size of furniture. Shutters on windows didnt block all the light and light on outside of balcony did not turn off. The rooms as others mentioned were a bit stuffy- The...

1Thank Australianberry
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 19, 2011

We were booked into the Diamond Head Inn across the road, but left after seeing the badly stained carpets and general filth in the rooms. On the off chance we called in to see if the Pacific had any rooms. Only one was available and Gerard did his best to screw down the price a long way to a point...

9Thank TheRealBollidear
PTHSanDiego, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Pacific Terrace experience. It’s not often I get to hear feedback from the guests that pass through but do not end up staying with us for one reason or another. I will be sure to personally thank and recognize Gerard and we hope you will keep us in mind for your future San Diego travels....

Reviewed May 18, 2011

An exceptional hotel with great views. My only complaint is that there is not a bar in the hotel. I guess I got by on the mini bar in the room. I would definitely stay here again but I promise you I'll have my own bottle next time

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Medina, Ohio
Reviewed May 18, 2011

My family and I stayed at the Pacific Terrace Hotel during the third week of April, 2011. The location, as seen from the street, seems unimpressive, however the location as viewed from the balcony rooms and/or poolside is quite impressive. The room was clean and odor free (we're particular) and the accommodations were as promised. The front desk & staff...

1Thank Ohshihtzu
San Francisco, California
Reviewed May 17, 2011

Sun, sleep, sand/surf -- you never have to leave the hotel room. right on the edge of the beach, running biking trail with free beachcruisers, breakfast in bed -- altogether unbelievable. very nice staff and great service. could not have had a better time!

2Thank GavMom
St. Louis
Reviewed May 17, 2011

My family and I just stayed at the Pacific Terrace Inn in early May. We rented a family suite for just under $400 per night. We had 3 adults and 2 children (11 and 7) . We were in the Dominica Suite. The room was nicely furnished and had a refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs, and small enclosed patio facing...

1Thank europhilestl
Indianapolis, IN
Reviewed May 17, 2011

When traveling, we've learning that boutique hotels tend to offer more personlized service. We had the option of staying downtown San Diego, but we wanted to find someplace away from the hustle and bustle. Pacific Beach is an area full of character, and very laid back. We found the Pacific Terrace Hotel through TripAdvisor. This is our 2nd stay at...

3Thank HKF84
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, Legoland, Torrey Pines State Beach, and just eight miles north of San Diego's International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Terrace Hotel

Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $275 - $617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Pacific Terrace San Diego
Hotel Pacific Terrace
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#6 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Would recommend the top floor. We had the second to the most expensive room which was very spacious and had a nice balcony”
2017traveler798, yesterday | Read review
“To sit in your room & watch the ocean, get a room on the upper floors. First floor rooms are poolside & easy access to beach & boardwalk.”
sdvisitor2017, yesterday | Read review
“Demand Ocean View.”
881tonyv, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Water front views are amazing. Patios and balconies are very large and have super views of pool and ocean.”
LeighB295, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a full view room”
drthornton, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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