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Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Surfer Beach. It is an absolute perfect location and really easy to get around. The restaurant in Surfer Beach is so good too and very reasonable!! The parking was convenient right behind the hotel and was nice. There wasn't air conditioning that worked very well (room got up to 78F and was a bit... More 

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Thank katiekay53
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay all-in-all. Your room-type was not an ocean-view room but a Standard Room. All of our Ocean-View rooms have better views of the ocean and access the fresh ocean breezes. Thank you for choosing the Surfer. I encourage you to revisit outside of the peak summer dates, to enjoy more affordable rates and cooler... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yuck! This place is disgusting! Built 50 years ago, desperately in need of TLC. Carpets, curtains, fuzzy headboards groaning with decades of filth. Sweat stains, yellowing towels, crumbling grout and no AC. I endured one night then checked in to the lovely, modern, cool hotel next door! Perfect location, lovely staff..could be soooo much nicer!

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Thank clarej2610
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you were so disappointed with your stay. I appreciate your feedback as it helps us steer the focus of our efforts toward what needs improvement. Thanks for your follow-up. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few friends and myself stayed at the surfer beach hotel in August. When we got to the hotel, we were shocked by the location. The hotel is right on the beach and boardwalk and near tons of great restaurants and bars. Upon check in, the hotel staff was extremely courteous and friendly and ensured that we had the best... More 

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Thank pdgalagan
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It gives us great joy to be able to surprise upgrade our guests! I am glad that it worked out so well for you and your friends. Thanks for choosing the Surfer! Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome location. AMAZING location. Cannot be beat! No AC? Who cares, it's ON the beach, you don't need it! Nice simple clean hotel room. Coffee in the room and breakfast at Woody's right outside the pool. Did I mention the amazing location??? We will absolutely be back!

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Thank Teresa B
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

And we will be honored to have you back! Thanks for the five-star review. We are so happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca More 

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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a "boutique hotel". It is a tired facility in desperate need of renovation. We prepaid for a junior suite, which in the photos looked large enough. Trust me, it isn't. The way the room is configured with the hideabed open you need to climb over the bed to reach the bathroom. We ended up moving furniture around... More 

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Thank Victoria H
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that the hotel is not what you were expecting. I appreciate the two points for service, as this is something that we work very hard on! San Diego is known for it's perfect climate, but there are some days here and there, where the temperatures are unusually hot. I am sorry if that negatively affected your stay.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is outdated and run down. Cost too much for what you get. Rooms get very warm at night. Carpet isnt clean. My room wasnt ready at check in time. The upside is it is very accesible to the beach and party scene. If that is what you are looking for.

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Thank Brenda P
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am truly sorry to read of your disappointment. Check-in is at 4pm and it is rare that guests have to wait past that time for a room. I apologize that we got off to a bad start at check-in. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was ok. On the second floor with sea view, but the view would be a lot nicer from the third or fourth floor. We paid extra for ocean view but we just got was a glimpse of the ocean. Comfy beds, and clean. Not that big but absolutley enough for the three of us. Nice pool area and... More 

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Thank Lave82
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending the hotel to others, it is the best advertising we can receive! We look forward to your next stay and please reach out to us with your room request so we can share with you all that we have to offer. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

san antonio texas
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in July with my sister and niece. As other reviewers have stated, you are paying for the location on the beach. That is the only thing this hotel has that would cause me to recommend it, and then only if the price were right. Some positives: the people were friendly and when we had a maintenance... More 

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Thank sanderson55
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review. I am sorry about your issues with Housekeeping but am encouraged by your positive comments about the staff and the maintenance team who were able to resolve your issues quickly. Thanks for choosing the Surfer and I hope you would change your mind and consider us for a future stay. Please email me personally... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here before and nothing has been updated. If anything, it's gotten worse. The hotel could be great if they did some major renovations to the outside and the rooms. Having rugs on the outside of the rooms on the walkway is gross. WIth the sand, water and humidity, who knows what's growing in there. The ocean view room... More 

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Thank Carol P
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are making improvements to the hotel all the time and adding new features and upgrades (we remodeled the Sunset Patio this year with new furniture, more lounge chairs and new conversation sets). We also added a Summer Movie Night under the Stars where we play movies on the patio after Sunset for our guests. There... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to the Surfer Beach Hotel and I'm sure it won't be my last! First, the staff is amazing. They are very friendly and accommodating. I had unintentionally booked a room without a view and Umitt helped get me into an ocean view room. It is close to everything and all the action. There are chairs... More 

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Thank Amy T
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased to read that Umit, the Assistant General Manager was able to help accommodate your request. Thank you for returning and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This boutique hotel in Pacific Beach has stunning views of the pacific ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Rooms offer refrigerators, free Wi-Fi,42 inch plasma televisions, and are located a few shorts steps away from the sand and surf. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfer Beach Hotel

Address: 711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $165 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Surfer Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Surfer Beach San Diego
Hotel Surfer Beach
Surfer Hotel
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
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