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“Great views and great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pacifica Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pacifica
Sacramento, California
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views and great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This was a great place to stay. You can get an ocean facing room with a patio. The rooms are pretty nice with a jacuzzi tub. It's in a great location. Close to Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay, which are other great places to visit. Not far from the famous Sam's Chowder House. It was a nice stay.

Room Tip: Not all rooms face the ocean, so you may have to ask for one.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jaime B
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Tania M, Manager at Pacifica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Hello Sir,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. The pool is heated but I will personally check if anything is amiss about it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

We hope to see you again soon!
Thanks,
Tania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Typical Best Western, nothing fancy except its on the beach. Balcony is too small to stand on. Hotel needed maintenance, paint. Maid only came once to clean. Charged for bottled water that we never drank.

Room Tip: Get a room on the west side.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Doanld F
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Tania M, General Manager at Pacifica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Mr. Donald,

We are very sorry that your impression about our hotel is not upto the mark. We request you to give us another chance in the future.

I have made a note of your feedback and we will look into the matter as soon as possible. We hope to exceed expectations with all our guests. Hope to see you again for a better experience.

Regards,
Tania
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Oakdale, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel was fantastic, out of the city along highway 1, right on the beach. Well highway one separates from the beach but go out the room door onto a shared deck and the morning sunrise looking out onto to beach/ocean was fantastic. Ask for a spa in the room and they give you a spa in the room deep and large enough for my wife and I to relax in. some of the jets were lackluster but satisfying none the less. will definitely consider staying here again. oh yeah they say heated pool, dont know if we caught it on an off day but wasnt heated lol hope this review helps

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JPMoney309
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Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Last stayed im Nov. And was disappointed with hole in ceiling over shower and poor checkin. Due to oceanfront location and competitive rate, i decided to try again. Almost drove away after calling in advance thirty min. Prior when i got there once again, noone on desk at eight pm but note with cell #.Called and young clerk said shed be right there. Fifteen min. Later she came running in explaining that she had emergency. Heres the bottom line: its inexcusable not to have front desk staffed at night or to answer or return a call asap. Second night rm wasn't cleaned.Still fed up with repeat negative checkin experienced, i called front desk and blasted poor girl on duty unnecessarily.She couldn't have,been nicer and i repeat my apology . Room was cleaned impeccably for remainder of eight night,stay,so well i left $50 tip. Otherwise,no complaints.Slept well,exercised outdoors in am,enjoyed limited continental breakfast.Bathrm ceiling repaired and onsite renovation crew professional,and started at,a respectable eight am.Front desk staff are young,vivacious and pleasant but at some point,mgmt. Must improve the night checkin or hire security or,maint. Staff to,supplement front desk personnel.
Also,restaurant,still closed (plenty of dining nearby plus micro and fridge in rm)

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank scrapmetal
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Tania M, Manager at Pacifica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you very much for giving us another chance, I am very sorry your check-in experience was less than ideal. I would like to let you know that what happened to you at check-in is not something that normally occurs here and is also completely unacceptable. We do not make excuses and promise that if you decide to stay with us again we will go above and beyond to make sure you have the best experience possible! I am glad that everything else during your stay went well. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night there and we chose it because of its viscinity to SFO and to the sea and because of the competitive price. The hotel has definitely seen better days, but the fundamentals are still good. The rooms are still comfortable and quite large and the jacuzzi is working well. Moreover, most of the rooms offer a wonderful view to the nearby beach. One can even hear the sea. We would go back there.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kleopatra N
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Tania M, Manager at Pacifica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Hello,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We really hope you choose to stay with us again soon!

Thanks,
Tania
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Rohnert Park, California
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I found a good deal for this hotel at Hotels.com and so decided to spend a couple of nights there after a hectic holiday. We didn't really know much about Pacifica, but it's not far from where we live, so it was an easy short vacation. On our way, we stopped at the Treasure Island Flea Market (really fun!) and the Embarcadero for some coffee and window shopping.

Our room was at the end of a building on the second floor. We had a "partial ocean view" which meant that we could see the ocean through the trees from our front window, which was lovely. We were surprised to find a big, jacuzzi tub, which actually fit both of us comfortably and was very deep. That was heavenly. The room was clean and the linens crisp and white. The toilet, sink and shower were in good condition. There was a TV, small fridge and microwave which made it easy to store milk for coffee and such.

It is an older hotel, and this is apparent in the thin, stained carpeting and older furnishings, but it seemed clean and well cared for. I don't think there was an elevator, so I'm not sure it would be very accessible to someone with mobility issues.

The staff was very friendly, and pointed us to their favorite Mexican restaurant down the road called La Playa. The food was delicious and the margaritas were potent! The next morning, the hotel's continental breakfast was adequate (coffee, juice, milk, cereal, yogurt, packaged sausage sandwiches and danish.) On New Year's Eve we found a bottle of champagne and two plastic glasses with a note wishing us a happy new year - nice!

We would recommend this hotel for a relaxed, romantic getaway. Spend time walking the beach, and take a drive to Half Moon Bay for more restaurants and shopping, or drive into the city for nightlife. Both are less than half an hour away.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a jacuzzi tub and an ocean view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank beachfam_rp
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Bath
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very well staffed and delightful hotel for visits to Pacifica. The location is wonderful, high on a hill overlooking the surf. The staff is exceedingly helpful, the wifi worked perfectly and the coffee was good in the morning!
There are many interesting restaurants in the area and driving down or up the coast is easy - with easy access to the freeway or Highway 1.
Spacious rooms, lovely views and welcoming staff means that I will be returning soon.

Room Tip: They have a fabulous heated pool - and indoors, so don't forget to bring your bathing suit!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lindaurabath
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Tania M, General Manager at Pacifica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Hello Linda!
Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Do call us the next time you are in town, we look forward to having you again!
Thanks,
Tania
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Property: Pacifica Beach Hotel
Address: 525 Crespi Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044-3423
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Location: United States > California > Pacifica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pacifica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pacifica Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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