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Pacific Terrace Hotel
Ranked #5 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Doesn't get better than this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

A week in this hotel was like a month away we were so pampered. We stayed in a third floor suite, king bed, balcony overlooking the beach, right next to the boardwalk. The first thing, and best feature, were the people. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful! Rooms and common areas were spotless. Though there's no restaurant on premises the staff arranged for room service from a restaurant close by when we arrived quite late at night, and food arrived promptly. Recommendations on other places to eat and things to do were excellent. Lots of families, couples and older people all can have a fabulous time here!

Room Tip: Rooms on top 2 floors facing ocean are the best.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank JRT2013
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Location right on Pacific beach so that jogging and some people watching can be done before breakfast. The best surf spots on the beach is just a few hundred meters away from the hotel. The pool and jacuzzi area is very good with quality sunbeds, towels and free drinks (water and lemonade). Perfect to spend 2-3 hours between a good hotel breakfast and lunchtime. The rooms are well equipped and there was no disturbing noice during the night. Lots of parking. Good thing is the gym that is unattractive for most people so that I could have it for myself all the time!

Room Tip: For families: ground floor with pool view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank andersth
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PacificTerrace, Director of Sales at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thanks - so glad you enjoyed the surfing! Some of our employees are surfers, too, and they actually keep their boards downstairs in the surf lockers! See you again, soon -
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Vancouver
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

The high ratings from tripadvisor did not dissapoint! Our family of 4 had a 3rd floor ocean view. It was truly amazing. We slept to the sound of waves and enjoyed the sunset everyday. It was a great way to spent our christmas. They have free wifi, but parking is $25 per day. We parked in their garage for 3 nights, but they somehow forgot to charge us. When I aksed them, They said to just leave it. We ended up having 3 free days of parking! : D We wouldn't have minded paying thouhg, becuase it's in a very busy area with lots of other hotels nearby, so parking is sparse. They also have lomonade and cookies and a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival.
All the staff were friendly and with a smile on their face.
One afternoon we rode their free bikes along the beach walk. It was just like those california beach scenes in the movies:)
We had 4 people in the room, and I requested an extra air bed so we all had enough space to sleep.
There are lots of restaruants near by also we shopped a couple times at the Trader Joes near by.

Room Tip: Third floor ocean view. Definitely worth the money!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ching_wa
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Windsor, Ontario
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Incredibly helpful staff. They truly made our family vacation. Pacific terrace staff specifically that we're outstanding we're Marty, Cameron and Kyla. Thank you for an amazing trip. The third floor suites were clean, spacious and we all slept so soundly. Excellent facility.

Room Tip: Suites were so spacious.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GMOT95
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Greeley, Colorado
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our third visit to Pacific Terrace and we were not disappointed. You can't beat the location and accompanying views of Pacific Beach, the Boardwalk, and ocean. The staff is incredibly friendly and consistently offer to assist guests in any way.
If you choose to stay here, you are better off to make your reservations on the internet rather than by phone to the hotel. I have found the rates are better through their website or travel websites.
You can't beat falling asleep the the sound of the waves and the beautiful views and grounds you find here...........

Room Tip: I would recommend a second or third floor room for the views....they are spectacular!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I just returned from 5 days at the Pacific Terrace Hotel. Our room was on the first floor with a large patio next to the pool with the beach and ocean just across the "boardwalk". The views were magnificent, the room nice, the hotel staff all very friendly. The mattress was great. There are tiki lights lit every night around the pool and a fire pit table lit every night as well. Glass "walls" around the pool help reduce sound from the pool but still allow views from the beach. We liked the easy access from our room right out to the boardwalk. The property is accessed from the boardwalk via locked gates.

Do not expect to get into your room early. Check in time was 4:00 and our room was ready at 3:50.

Room Tip: We loved our first floor room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KateWheatRidge
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Findlay, Ohio
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Very luxurious hotel room with an amazing unobstructed ocean view that is just above the beach. Our room was on the 3rd floor. We slept with the patio door open every evening so we could be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach.

The room has two very high quality and comfortable queen beds, a TV entertainment center with a DVD player. The room also has a medium sized refrigerator, a mini bar with a key, Kureg coffee maker, blow dryer, iron, and many other amenities. All rooms appear to have balconies with quality metal tables and cushioned chairs.

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our reservation included a 50% discount on the breakfast buffet which had both quality and variety of hot and cold breakfast items. Complementary coffee, tea, ice tea, and lemonade is available most of the day. Fresh baked cookies are put out at 4pm and two varieties of apples are available in the evening. The hotel has a heated pool and a hot tub. There is a $25 a day charge for hotel parking. However, we were able to find free street parking all but a few days. I am so glad we chose this hotel for our holiday stay in San Diego.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Pacific Terrace Hotel
Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#6 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront, 4-diamond hotel between Sea World and La Jolla, offering jacuzzi suites, honeymoon suites, and family suites. Luxury accommodations and award winning service. A Tripadvisor favorite! Heated oceanfront pool. ... more   less 
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