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“Always a good stay”
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Tower23 Hotel
Ranked #7 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Always a good stay”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Tower23 is worth every penny. We just checked out today after our second stay at this property. The hotel is in a great location. It is oceanfront with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. The room service is prompt and tastes great. The rooms are large and clean. Basically, I have no complaints. Stay here. You won't regret it. I recommend an oceanfront room; the view is worth the extra $$.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tower 23 is perfectly situated at Pacific Beach. The view from the sundeck and the hotel restaurant is amazing, and you will never get tired of watching the beach and the boardwalk.
Rooms are nice and bright, try get a room facing the beach or the street instead of the sundeck (otherwise not much privacy). The onsite restaurant/bar is quite noisy due to the number of people visiting, but the rooms are actually pretty soundproof when closing the balcony doors. It would have been nice though being able to sleep to the sound of the waves, but the restaurant simply is far too popular. If you don’t want to make use of the hotel restaurant, there are several fine restaurants within easy walking distance.
We received fantastic service from all employees. It is rare to find so friendly and informative valet parking, and also the concierge was fantastic.
Pacific Beach is a great place to stay when in San Diego, and Tower 23 in particular.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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wales uk
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7 reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2014

After travelling for 2 weeks down the west coast this was just what we needed for a few days relaxing! Fantastic hotel looking right over the beach. Staff very efficient and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were a great size and very modern. Can"t wait to go back!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came to San Diego for three nights and stayed one night at Tower23 and two at Pacific Terrace. The two hotels are very close to each other. Both have lots of surfing at the beach in front of them. Both are very nice. But there are lots of differences too. Tower23 has a great restaurant, a great breakfast, and a great happy hour. On Wednesday nights they have a $20 wine special where a winery comes to do a wine tasting on the terrace overlooking the ocean. We met lots of locals that attend this event every week. The restaurant was very good with a beautiful view, good food, and good service. I loved their breakfast options, but they don't start serving breakfast until 9:00. The room was small, but nice. We had an ocean room view on the third floor and it was lovely! If I had brought my kids, I would have preferred Pacific Terrace, but I think as a couples' trip, Tower23 is better because of the restaurant, happy hour, and nightlife. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Tower23.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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T23Manager, Manager at Tower23 Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
So happy to hear you enjoyed Tower23's sophisticated restaurant and nightlife. Our weekly summer beverage series is always a big hit and a great way to discover a favorite new winery.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Being a San Diego native and also being in real estate I have seen and been to most every hotel in San Diego. I personally go to this hotel lobby and rooftop twice a month if not more. This is my favorite hotel with a view. The staff Ivan, Chi and Lacey (the main employees that I have personally been helped by upstairs) are of top quality. Always attentive and friendly never a bad experience.
Oh and obviously the food is great too =)

Stayed May 2014
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Verona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here for a wedding, and the staff was very excited and helpful with wedding things. This hotel is very nice looking, very modern, with a beautiful patio area and nighttime bonfire. Great view of the sea from some rooms. One particularly helpful person was Omar. He saw that my hands were full and I couldn't get to my key right away, and he offered to open the door to my room for me. Later, he brought up our room service quickly when they knew we were in a hurry. Definitely great service all around. I especially like the proximity to great food and shopping, and of course, the beach.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great location. Impressive bar, restaurant, view, and hotel all in one. Located in a very walkable part of Pacific Beach. Super relaxing venue and a nice guest only balcony above a trendy bar and restaurant with tasty food.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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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