We stayed in the penthouse unit, which was really like a small apartment. The views from the room were nice, and there were wicker recliners in the bedroom you could use to relax with a glass of wine to enjoy them. The bed was comfortable, but the pull-out sofabed was lumpy and uncomfortable. Though we didn't use the full-service kitchen, it had all the appliances you would need to get you through a few days, or a week, and who wouldn't want to cook while watching the ocean waves coming in and listening to the surf? There was a nice TV and a Teac stereo radio, but we could only get one station.
The unit was clean, but it had an odor that may have been coming from the bathroom (?) septic system. It smelled like a pelican had lost its' meal of fish or something, and, no matter what I did, I couldn't get rid of it. That spoiled the experience. Otherwise, it would be a great spot for a romantic weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sand Dollar Inn is just one block from the ocean for long beach walks. We offer 1 & 2 bedroom guest rooms and Cottages designed for family fun and romantic getaways. The Pacific Beach area is known for pristine beaches and natural beauty without the crowds. The perfect place to relax, reflect, fly kites, build sand castles, or just enjoy a campfire. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sand Dollar Hotel Pacific Beach