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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister & I have stayed at the Surfer Beach Hotel for 5 years in a row for our annual trip to San Diego. We love this hotel! It's not fancy but we love that it is right on the beach and we can sit on our balcony and watch the ocean. It's close to lots of restaurants, a grocery... More 

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arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This four story hotel is right on Mission Beach. One walks out the coded locked rear door and you literally are on the walkway which runs the length of the beach. You cannot get closer to the sand and sea. The staff was very helpful and friendly. That said, the hotel is quite in need of renovation/refreshing/updating. The room we... More 

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

Thank you for your insightful review and your candid comments about your experience. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience and take our guests comments into consideration when making decisions. Our parking lot is small, but we are limited to the real estate we have and the number of rooms we have to make parking available... More 

CHANDLER, AZ
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is perfect if your primary objective is to stay on the beach. You've got the perfect Mission Beach location here, just above the World Famous restaurant. The only draw back is that the rooms are very small. The "junior suite" is barely the size of a standard hotel room. The hotel is also old, and shows some signs... More 

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

We are so happy to read that you will be back to join the legions of loyal guests who call the Surfer their "Second Home." I am glad that the couple of minor issues you had were dealt with quickly by our team. Thanks for choosing the Surfer. We will see you soon! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay here for 3 nights, great location within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. Great beach front room views and clean rooms. There is no air conditioning inside the rooms but this was not a problem we loved having the slider door open, listening to the ocean and feeling the breeze as you sleep. We did go in... More 

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Thank Vacation2414
Adam D, General Manager at Surfer Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the Five-Star Review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the friendly service offered by the Surfer Team. Thanks for the insightful tips for our potential guests on areas to check out. Sunset Cliffs and La Jolla are two jewels in the crown of San Diego. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented 2 rooms for a girlfriend's beach trip. Tara at checking was amazing. She was so accommodating. The hotel is steps from the beach. The beds were comfy and the room was quiet. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance. We took advantage of the microwave and frig in the rooms and saved money and time by bringing our own food.... More 

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

I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. I am very proud of our team and Tara, is the newest member. I am glad to see she made such a nice impression on you. Thanks for choosing the Surfer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was kinda nervous to come here with kids, since the last time I came with my husband, the room had no air conditioning (we had a ocean view) this time they put us on ground floor next to pool and there was a air conditioner! Awesome that way I was able to have windows shut at night for safety. It... More 

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

Thank you for the five-star review. We didn't advertise it too much (other than here on TripAdvisor) but we did add air conditioning units to all of the Standard room types. Now our guests have the choice of fresh ocean breezes and amazing views in the Ocean View rooms or Air Conditioning in the Standard Rooms. This was in direct... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came out with the family. Husband Wife 4yo and 2yo. We had an amazing time, very kid friendly, and well, you're right on the beach!! Angelica is amazing. Keith is amazing. Really everyone was amazing . So amazing we booked during our visit to comeback without the kids this time. See you soon

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! I am so pleased to read about your nice experience. Today, I had the pleasure to meet you in person, as you did come through and stay again! Thanks for coming back and I hope it was just as great sans kids. Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want beach action this is your place. Great location and plenty to see and do if you are on foot. Lots of fabulous restraunts and some good shopping. That being said, the hotel is in dire need of an upgrade and facilities maintainence. The staff is accommodating and friendly.

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

Thanks for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your friendly suggestions and feedback and is is useful commentary as we make future plans and upgrades. Sincerely, Adam M. Della Rocca | General Manager More 

Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We selected Surfer Beach Hotel to celebrate our parents' wedding anniversary, and it was pretty much the perfect choice. Our initial decision to book here was based on previous TripAdvisor reviews, so thank-you very much, reviewers! We ended-up with 4 rooms, which were each slightly different (a fun little perk of this hotel). All were clean with a private deck,... More 

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

As you mentioned, reviews are so helpful for guests to find the right hotel. So first of all, thank you for the in-depth commentary and thoughtful remarks. Secondly, thank you for the great review. Lastly, thank you for choosing to stay at the Surfer! We know you have so many choices when it comes to a great hotel and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is fantastic and so accommodating! Umit and Tara were absolutely great! So welcoming and accommodating. The hotel was literally footsteps from the beach and an awesome brunch place called Famous. The rooms were clean. It was a typical beach hotel, so not glamorous by any means, but I was pleasantly surprised that they had air conditioning. All in... More 

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

Thanks for the five-stars! We are pleased to read of your nice experience. Umit is our Assistant General Manager and Tara is a new Guest Services Agent. I am excited to share your review with them. They both work incredibly hard to provide excellent service. Thanks for choosing the Surfer! 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: $180 - $425 (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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