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Surfer Beach Hotel

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7.7
Good
1,139 reviews
+1 858-483-7070

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center

Surfer Beach Hotel - A Waterfront Hotel in San Diego

What Do the Rooms Include?

These modernly decorated and furnished rooms are spacious considering the prime real estate they occupy. Junior Suites are available for travelers who need more space or for small groups of people. If you're looking to splurge, book the Sunset Suite: It comes with a full dining room table for eight. Refrigerators are available in all rooms. The ocean-view rooms are the best choice if you're looking for an especially calming experience.

What Amenities Does the Surfer Beach Hotel Offer?

This San Diego hotel is a great choice for travelers looking for all the amenities of home and more. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, so you’ll be able to go swimming year round. An attached restaurant is available for those days when you just want to stay close to your room. There’s also direct access to the beach and boardwalk, which means you’ll feel like you’re staying in a high-class hotel without footing the bill.

What are the Rates Like?

Depending on what time of year you visit, you can find some decently priced rooms here at the Surfer Beach Hotel. The off-season rates range between $140 and $200 per night, with the double room with double beds setting you back the most. Peak season rates are between $350 and $425.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

The hotel is surrounded by all you’ll ever need while in San Diego. Beach lovers can head to Mission Beach, less than a mile and a half away. Animal lovers can choose between a short drive to SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo. If you need a good place to go for a run, Mission Bay Park and Belmont Park are fairly close as well. Foodies can head into downtown for the best food in town.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The reviews of Surfer Beach Hotel are extremely positive, especially for a hotel that is so affordable in the off seasons. Past guests have been very happy with management and have come back to visit again because of the great service. If that isn’t a sign of a good hotel, we don’t know what is.

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Pacific Beach
711 Pacific Beach Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
7.7
Good
Beach
"Right next to the sea" "Close access to beach"
Beach sports facilities are great, according to 90%.
Location
"Great restaurants nearby" "Fabulous location"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Service
"Staff were exceptional" "Brilliant staff"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
95% said the reception staff was great.
Food
"Excellent restaurant" "The best pancakes"
For 85%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
Unclean dining area, according to 90%.
Breakfast
"Best breakfast" "The best breakfast"
Room
"Sink in the bathroom was tiny" "AC broke"
Beds were acceptable for 57%.
55% said rooms were dirty.
Value for money
"High Priced" "Hotel too expensive"
WiFi
"Wi-Fi was not working" "Horrible wi-fi service"
86% said the wifi quality was bad.
Cleanliness
"Carpet with stains" "Dirty beach hotel"
55% said rooms were dirty.
68% thought it was rather dirty.
Comfort
"No working air conditioner" "There was no extraction fan"
Beds were acceptable for 57%.
75% said rooms were small.
Amenities
"Dated building" "Dated decor"
71% thought the building wasn't nice.
100% thought the facilities needed updating.
Vibe
"Everything so old" "Dated building"
90% criticized the unstylish hotel.
59% didn't like the unstylish hotel.
Wellness Area
"No hot tub"

Good to know...

AC needs updating
Hotel could use some updating
Good restaurants & bars in the area
Rooms could be larger
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
Choose this place for its great location—right on bustling Pacific Beach. Guest rooms are still simple, though they include pillow-top beds, upholstered headboards, retro accents, and...
Choose this place for its great location—right on bustling Pacific Beach.
Lonely Planet
Beach bums aren't settling for Bermuda shorts and crusty shacks these days. They head to the Surfer Beach Hotel, at the crest of the beach-hotel wave. Ride the swell on in, and you'll...
oyster.com
The lower-middle-range Surfer Beach Hotel enjoys an unbeatable location steps away from the sand and surf of the world-famous Pacific Beach. Guests can walk for miles along the boardwalk...
Hotel Information
Features
Bar or Lounge
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
53
Fees
Add-ons
  • Early Check-in Fee: USD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Parking Fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Late Check-out Fee: USD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 10.0 per day
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible