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“Nice ! Right on the beach in funky La Jolla !” 5 of 5 stars
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Tower23 Hotel
Ranked #7 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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Reston, Virginia
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice ! Right on the beach in funky La Jolla !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very modern, clean, upscale. Nicely down. My room was facing the beach...very nice!! Great sunsets! One small downside...I was on the third floor right above the restaurant...if I left the door open to enjoy the Pacific breezes I heard every conversation (on every subject :)). Quieted down later, so no big deal. Not sure what it would be like on a Friday or Saturday night...
Would definitely recommend if you want to be on the beach!! You can walk along the beach or the paved path that parallels the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We like to visit the lounge area for appetizers that are reasonably priced and delicious. On our visit today I was impressed with the attentiveness of Juan, the floor supervisor. Our waitress seemed busy and as I looked around to locate her to make a request, Juan noticed and immediately offered assistance. He did this a few times and I felt he was our server. His eyes were always 360 observing the crowd and quickly noting the needs of guests and his personnel. As an experienced Hospitality Professional managing several departments in hotels, I notice superior customer service and feel comfortable returning to Tower 23 knowing that the service and cuisine will remain consistent as long as they continue to employ individuals like Juan.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Loved this hotel. Brilliant location, friendly staff, smart contemporary decor, great concierge, really good in hotel dining options, lively bar, fabulous sea views, free bike hire, free coffee in reception every morning, great glass-walled sun deck overlooking the boardwalk for sunbathing and people watching by day, firepit and comfy outdoor sofas for lounging by night. One of the cleanest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. Will visit again next time I'm in San Diego.
Only down sides - no pool but it's a stone's throw to the sea so that isn't really a problem and no on-site gym although there is access to a local one.

Room Tip: We payed a little more to upgrade to a Surf Pad which was right on the front of the hotel overlookin...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James M
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Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hotel on pacific beach was fabulous. Everyone was helpful, especially Zach! The location was perfect. The housekeeping staff was great as well. I can't say one bad thing about the place. We had a partial ocean view but the view was breathtaking right off of our balcony. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

On the boardwalk in Pacific Beach, this glass-sided building is refreshingly lovely. Bedrooms are stark white and minimalist. Suites have whirlpool baths and all guests have access to an ocean-facing roof lounge. Downstairs, is a buzzing bar lounge and first-rate JRDN restaurant, which specializes in seafood and mouthwatering steaks. For breakfast Mama's French toast is delicious. The liveliest place to drink is the rooftop bar, which comes with an incredible view, fire pits, beautiful people and water displays.

This hotel is spotless and suitable for older people as well as the young.

Room Tip: All rooms have an ocean view. Inside, the rooms were sound proof despite the younger crowd enjoying...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank su Y
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location if you love the beach and want to veg out in style. From fish tacos to fine dining Tower 23 and immediate area is superb. Jackie at the concierge desk was beyond helpful for tips about the Mission Beach area. Bikes, towels, beach chairs, all readily available at n/c. Even the window washer was great! The hotel is a little pricey...BUT...if you want to impress your gal or guy book it. Will definitely be back...ps easy to get around on public transportation from here.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank douglas r
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I recently spent 4 nights here for our first wedding anniversary. Coming from Las Vegas, the hospitality and "flashy room" capital of the World -- this quaint, yet chic establishment is a welcome mix of trendy and tranquility. From our moment of arrival to our moment of departure, Tower 23 was an absolute joy to experience!!

The entire staff (from front desk to service to maintenance) was genuinely friendly and approachable. Our suite was immaculate and even our "partial view" accommodation offered a stunning view of the ocean and sun deck. The food was delectable and features a popular bar and JRDN's menu offers a great variety with the impeccable quality of a 5 star restaurant (our server was Awesome). Watching the sunset, in a chaise lounge, mai tai in hand from the 2nd level deck is an absolute MUST.

Concierge, Daniel went completely above and beyond his call of duty to add special touches for the anniversary surprises which my husband had planned (and some were tricky!). Tower 23 has the absolute best location- steps from Pacific Beach boardwalk, as well as fun walking distance shops and local bars. Again, being Vegas locals...we've seen every over-the-top-shiny-glitzy hotel experience anyone could imagine -- but Tower 23 was a very pleasant surprise in comfort, quality, luxury and relaxation -- not to mention the 24-hour lull of ocean waves as a constant background soundtrack?? Very chic. Very cool.

Absolutely no complaints whatsoever :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank showgirlkitty
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T23Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your memories and wonderful photos! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. San Diego is definitely a whole different world compare to Las Vegas, however we offer that relaxing beach vibe that you can't quite find in Vegas.

We will be sure to recognize Daniel on his hard work and assisting you in creating a memorable experience for your first anniversary. We hope to have you back with us to share your second anniversary!
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Property: Tower23 Hotel
Address: 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Between Felspar St. & Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92113-1937
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#30 Family Hotel in San Diego
#40 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tower23 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy an Endless Summer at TOWER23 Hotel Beachside and Ocean View Accommodations. Each room features a private balcony, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, award-winning JRDN Restaurant offering Contemporary Surf + Turf, luxurious sun deck with fire pit and sweeping ocean views. ... more   less 
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