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711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
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#80 of 282 hotels in San Diego
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This boutique hotel in Pacific Beach has stunning views of the pacific ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Rooms offer refrigerators, free Wi-Fi,42 inch plasma televisions, and are located a few shorts steps away from the sand and surf.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Coffee shop
Beach
Children's television networks
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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English, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish
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hanna g wrote a review Jan. 2023
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jehrich was very helpful with our stay at this hotel! very good service and understanding!! he helped us move rooms when our room we got was not the one we wanted. nice staff and a good hotel to stay at
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Meredith C wrote a review Dec. 2022
The view was amazing from the third floor, the location was just perfect for getting to the beach, and the help from Jehrich was stellar following a mixup with our reservation due to planes potentially being cancelled due to weather up north. Highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Joyce D wrote a review Nov. 2022
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I love this place! By the ocean. And next door to World Famous restaurant. Best customer service. Friendly people! Been staying there during the holidays for years. Highly recommend! You will love it@
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
We just love having you return to us, Explore310828! Our staff aims to provide excellent guest service while you enjoy all the food and activities nearby :)
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Global46594848519 wrote a review Nov. 2022
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We chose the Surfer Beach Hotel on our very 1st stay in San Diego and they earned our loyalty immediately! Jehrich is the MAN behind the counter, with invaluable local insight and genuine above-n-beyond attention to detail. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
We appreciate your raving review, Global46594848519! We are a simple beach hotel with a lot of personality :) Thank you for spotlighting one of our hard working agents!
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Jim C wrote a review Nov. 2022
Checked into Surfer Beach Hotel today and our front desk rep was Will. He was very friendly and efficient, and he actually took us to view 2 different rooms before choosing one. Excellent service and great attitude. Same good experience with a couple of post-check-in follow-up things. The room is clean and well laid out, with a partial ocean view (and we can hear the surf). We recommend Surfer Beach Hotel and appreciate Will's service.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Dec. 3, 2022
It was our pleasure having you choose The Surfer Beach Hotel! Thank you, jimcU4182CE, for taking time to leave a 5/5 rating and review :) We are so happy to read that our front desk agent, Will, was able to provide friendly and helpful service to find the best room for you. Our staff is small but our efforts to provide the best guest experience is huge; we look forward to your return.
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RileyDS wrote a review Nov. 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions
We came to stay for a couple of days to destress. This hotel is literally steps away from the beach. This was our first trip in four years and we wanted to return to this hotel. This was our second great experience. The first one was in 2015 and left quite an impression! The staff is great, the rooms are comfortable and clean. The views are magnificent and you cannot beat the location! The prices are very reasonable considering its location. We LOVE this hotel and plan on making this our go to location for every trip to this area which we hope will be several times a year! Thank you so much for our great retreat!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Dec. 3, 2022
Thanks, RileyDS, for sharing another beach getaway with us! The Surfer aims to offer a good price for simple accommodation nearest the Pacific Ocean :) We appreciate you spotlighting our hard working staff! Open 24/7, 365 days a year, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Robert G wrote a review Oct. 2022
This is a great budget hotel in the heart of Pacific Beach that is right on the ocean. It is a few feet from the boardwalk, and close to multiple restaurants, bars, and shopping. The hotel also has a great restaurant of its own! The staff was young, friendly, and helpful. I booked an ADA room because I had an injury which left me hobbled, so I don't know what a "regular" room looks like. But, what I received was spacious, the shower was enormous, and the bed was super comfy. There was also a fridge & microwave in the room. Additionally, I had a sliding door that led straight to the heated pool! Since it is budget, some of the finishings weren't perfect & the AC unit was portable. That didn't really take away from the overall, comfy experience, but bears mentioning. Parking is also a challenge in the area, so best to pay extra for a hotel parking space. Totally recommend this hotel👌
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get parking at hotel. It's just easier.
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Nov. 22, 2022
Thanks for choosing the Surfer Beach Hotel, H761FErobertg! We are happy that the ADA unit suited your needs; this unit is unique with a microwave in room and an accessible bathroom. Our location keeps every guest close to the sand, the sea and all the good eats :)
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debbipayne wrote a review Sep. 2022
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The staff is amazing and welcoming. We needed a wine bottle opener and they brought it right up. Extra pillows, towels, really anything we wanted was provided quickly and always with a smile. The view of the ocean is awesome. We have been staying here for years and it is always incredible. The entire staff really wants to make your stay great.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Nov. 18, 2022
Many thanks, debbipayne, for your 5/5 rating! As a simple beach hotel, our hard working staff is always available (24/7) to provide additional room items or local information :) We will be excitedly awaiting your return!
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Elizabeth B wrote a review Sep. 2022
Palo Alto, California21 contributions5 helpful votes
I was looking for a hotel that was on the beach in San Diego, reason it was for a girls trip and I wanted the convenience of the beach. I looked at so many places between Carlsbad and Coronado for the right hotel; many had a number of disappointing reviews etc, and so I figured as I got closer to leaving for SD I had to book a hotel ASAP. I picked the Surfer Beach Hotel and I am so happy I did. If you have ever been to Pacific Beach you know that it has a boardwalk and lots of places to eat and drink; well all of them are a 3 star hotel status (well in my eyes) due to wear and tear of being by the ocean. We arrived later (10:30pmish) on a Thursday and they emailed me on Thursday morning to confirm our arrival time (I appreciate this so much as I knew someone would be there). When we arrived the front desk person was so helpful and nice, we got our keys and headed to our double bed Ocean view. When I opened the door I was in the bathroom (no joke) and then the beds, small room and dated. It's not modern (except the bathroom was upgraded - shower area only) or fancy. I was not sure at that time if I made the right choice, went to bed and woke up to the most beautiful sound of the waves and a view you can't beat. I texted my sister and told her the hotel was quaint to set her expectations. I wasn't sure she would like it; but if we are being honest you barely spend time in the room anyways because there is so much to do. It's in a location where you can walk to food, bars, get surf lessons, shop all of it. If you don't plan on exploring other areas of SD forget renting a car because you don't need it, you can walk to everything including the grocery store (Ralph's - 2 blocks away). I saw tons of gripes about having to pay $30 for parking but when you get there and realize the area the hotel is in you are going to pay for parking no problem. This is a hotel that you need to request housekeeping, the pool is not heated, and if you are particular about your shower items bring those as well. If you can get over the "aged" look of the hotel you will be fine. The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable and the view is to die for. If you are paying those $250+ prices for these rooms get the view. I am going to make this an annual trip each year and stay here particularly; they care about you and your stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean view only - those are the rooms that are worth the price.
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Oct. 30, 2022
Many thanks, elbrowns1972, for taking the time to leave this review following your recent stay with us! The Surfer is a unique gem of a hotel in the center of all the action Pacific Beach (San Diego) has to offer :). Please com back for more sand, sea and sunshine soon!
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Jennifer G wrote a review Sep. 2022
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The Surfer Beach Hotel is amazing. The staff make sure your stay is the best. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and the views from the balcony are amazing. I come here all year long. Right on the beach, close to great food places.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mercedes D, Guest Services / Front Office at Surfer Beach Hotel
Responded Oct. 18, 2022
Thanks so much, VegasJen71, for your continued return and support! Our hard working staff truly aims for the best guest service on the beach while the hotel offers simple beach accommodations at every price point. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon :)
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US$164 - US$320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoPacific Beach / Mission Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surfer Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Surfer Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Promenade at Pacific Beach (0.1 km), Playa Tortuga (0.1 km), and Motu Hawaii (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surfer Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Surfer Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Surfer Beach Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surfer Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oceana Coastal Kitchen, La Playa Taco Shop, and Woody's Breakfast and Burgers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surfer Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Surfer Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Surfer Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Surfer Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (5.5 km), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (7.0 km), and Whaley House Museum (7.0 km).
Does Surfer Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Surfer Beach Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.