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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed just one night...but I love this place. Unparalleled view & service! Ocean view suite balcony can't be beat. Sleep to sound of ocean at your door. Wonderful breakfast bar. Even cookies of the day. Helpful staff. Highly recommend and we'll return!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were only able to stay in this wonderful place for one night, but I can still highly recommend it! Great location. Very friendly staff. Beautiful pool area. I cannot say enough good things about this location if you are looking for a place to stay in this area. We are from the east coast, so the the beach is...

1Thank April W
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a family of 5 and loved the room. (2 queens and a sofabad with table, kitchen area w/microwave.) Cookies daily at 4:00. Hot tub was great and walking to everything a breeze. We road the bikes and enjoyed our B1G1 drink specials by the pool. We watched the sunset from our balcony. Great Hotel.

Thank kayleen s
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of Digital Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kayleen s; Wow-A perfect stay, thank you so much! We are so glad your family enjoyed their vacation at the Pacific Terrace. Our goal is to ensure we exceed our guest exceptions and we are so pleased we were able to do so. While we are so glad you enjoyed all of our amenities , nothing beats a sunset...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a partial view family suite on the third floor and it was sensational. We were a family of four, mom/dad/8 and 10 year old boys. There was plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. The pool was really nicely kept and right on the ocean. The staff was so nice. Can't say enough good things about...

Thank Mary F
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of Digital Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review based on your recent stay with us at the Pacific Terrace Hotel, we appreciate it very much! We are very pleased to hear your family had a 5-star experience with the great views, room and staff. It is our goal to provide the best experience for our guests...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully relaxing spring break for our family of four (included 10 yr old and 12yr old). Hotel had bikes for our use, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels. Nice pool and pool chairs. Wonderful and kind staff. Great restaurants within walking distance. Surfboard rentals and lessons on the beach. Plenty of street parking around hotel. Hotel lobby had coffee, cookies,...

Thank TTN555
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of Dogital Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TTN555; WOW, what an incredible review. Thank you so much! It sounds as if you had a wonderful vacation, we are so pleased you and your family spent it with us. We will be sure to share your feedback with our staff, they take great pride in providing a stellar guest experience. Thank you also for noting our location...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen this hotel before and I was very curious about it. My wife and I spent three days there last week. Our view of the ocean was extraordinary, the pool and its facilities was very nice. Our room was impeccable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Thank ECJ47
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of Digital Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ECJ47; Thank you for your Five Star review and for mentioning the extraordinary view, room and and amenities. We are so glad you finally stayed with us here at the Pacific Terrace Hotel and we look forward to your next stay with us!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful, clean and steps from the beach. The view from my room on the first floor was gorgeous and it was fun to watch the people on the boardwalk. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The only thing that could have made it better would be a restaurant onsite.

Thank Billie C
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director if Digital Marketing at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Billie; Thank you for taking the time to share your Pacific Terrace experience. We are so excited to hear you found our location perfect and though we cannot take all the credit we are pleased you found the view gorgeous. Here at the Pacific Terrace we are always exploring options for additional space so thank you for your comments...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is one of very few good hotels on the beach in PB. The staff are welcoming, the rooms are dated but adequate, the feel is of an old cruise boat and the pool area is very well maintained. What is fantastic about the hotel is the view of the ocean from the front rooms with a balcony. Choose...

1Thank Michael E
Western Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed for a week (Spring break) in one of the family suites. That means being on the ground floor but you have a view of the ocean through the palm trees (across Ocean Front Walk). The bedroom has two queen sized beds and there's a pullout sofa in the living room. There is a sink, microwave,...

2Thank jsnover
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First realize that this is a kind of "grungy" part of the San Diego coastline...certainly not upscale La Jolla. If you want to be right on the ocean, have great service, and a nice clean room, at a reasonable price, this is the spot. Great access to La Jolla and downtown San Diego. I was in San Diego on business...

Thank TONY V
TerrySPacificTerrace, Director of ECommerce at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TonyV; Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at the Pacific Terrace Hotel. We are very glad that you enjoyed our oceanfront location, great service and accommodations. While we are located in the "beachy" area of San Diego, very much like most boardwalks on the coast, we are sorry to hear it was not to...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a sandy bluff overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides Four Diamond, beachfront accommodations in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. Kick off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing California coast.Treat yourself to a massage by the pool (charge),a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in our portable beach chairs, and sun umbrellas, out on the warm sand.Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids (and grownups)! Located at the far north end of Pacific Beach's oceanfront boardwalk, our central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing and cycling. We're also just down the road from the city's world-renown attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Legoland, Torrey Pines State Beach, and just eight miles north of San Diego's International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Terrace Hotel

Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $365 - $837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Pacific Terrace San Diego
Hotel Pacific Terrace
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#6 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Demand Ocean View.”
881tonyv, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Water front views are amazing. Patios and balconies are very large and have super views of pool and ocean.”
LeighB295, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a full view room”
drthornton, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for the ocean view which is more expensive but totally worth it. The sunset is spectacular.”
lararobkim, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor ocean view room”
Trish723, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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