Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego ★★★★

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$203
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Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016

Weekend Getaway

Would recommend Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Hopped into town from the east coast for a San Diego immersion weekend...was looking for a La Jolla retreat but chose the Pacific Terrace based on all the great reviews on line and the fact that it was on the beach (apparently there is cliffside but no beachside resort in LaJolla). You can believe everything you read about staff friendliness - they really do go out of their way for you. The grounds (pool area) was clean and comfortable ( smaller than I anticipated from the photos but large enough so that it never felt crowded). Quality lounge chairs and outdoor seating for morning breakfasts (which we did not indulge in but plenty of others were). We rented a king junior suite, partial view on the ground floor - ...Plenty big for the two of us and having our own private patio space with access to walk right out to the pool and boardwalk was a plus. (The downside was our neighbors were hosting some type of party in their outdoor area so we had to shut the door to block the sound - this would have been avoided had we chosen the 3rd floor unit). The partial view was truly full view (with the exception of the patio furniture and greenery being in front of us) andl better than I had hoped for. It was great to hear the ocean with the doors open. My nitpick on the room was that the decor was 'heavy' and 'dark' -but as seen in the photos - while the management clearly took pains to invest in quality furniture, fits and finishes I felt I was in Plantation mode more than light and breezy beach scene. If you can get past that you'll appreciate all the little extras provided. Access to the beach and boardwalk was a definate WOW, but if you've not been to Pacific Beach before be prepared to be underwhelmed by the surrounding neighborhood - more surfer dude / college vibe than upscale LaJolla and that's ok as long as you go in with eyes open. Still, it's close enough that you can hop over to Lajolla's fab restaurants, trendy shops and beautiful cliffscapes in less than 10 minutes. I'd definately recommend the Terrace, but due to the neighborhood can't give it the 5 stars it probably deserves.

| Morris Plains, NJ Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amazing place

Would recommend Mon, Oct 14, 2013
This was probably the best hotel at which I have ever stayed. We had high expectations (given the $300+/night pricetag) and they were exceeded. People were lovely, location suberb. The only negative would be the rather mundane (though affordable) breakfast buffet. No matter, much better options were always within walking distance.

| Milwaukee, WI Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Delightful mini vacation

Would recommend Thu, Aug 29, 2013
Booked hotel as it was priced right, appeared to be near the ocean, and was near zoo and Del Mar raceway which were on the list for a short trip. This turned out to be an outstanding property and I would have loved to stay longer. Joe at the front desk was super as well as every staff member we encountered~and an amazing thing happened~we arrived to be told the hotel a ccidently overbooked~so rather than the room I reserved~we were given room 306 which was a gorgeous luxury suite with 2 verandahs open to the ocean ,a dining room, sunken tub bathroom, and a giant heavenly bed! Wow! What a treat and great service! Joe directed us to dinner on the ocean just down the way at Jdan~impecable service and food. What a joy to find lovely place!

| Vegas Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Romantic getaway

Would recommend Wed, Jun 26, 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Pacific Terrace for 4 nights in June of 2013. We enjoyed the hotel and the location on Pacific Beach. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and our room was comfortable with a great ocean view. The best feature of the Pacific Terrace is the location! We did not need a car, as we could walk to bars, restaurants, shopping, etc. We enjoyed swimming in the hotel pool, laying out at the beach, and walking down the boardwalk. Pacific Beach has a lot to offer! However, it should be noted that the hotel does not have a restaurant on-site; therefore, you need to eat out for meals. They do offer room-service (until 10pm) from nearby eateries; however, the selection is slightly limited. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a relaxing beach getaway, especially if you are comfortable eating out and exploring the surrounding area!

| San Francisco, California Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Best Hotel of my experience

Would recommend Fri, Jun 21, 2013
This hotel was beautiful, clean, best beach access and friendly. We will definitely go back again. I really hope I get to stay at this hotel again in the near future!

Dining

Fat Fish

| San Diego, California Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Stay

Would recommend Fri, Jun 14, 2013
This is one of our favorite places to stay. It's always perfect !

Dining

Love Joe's Crab Shack

| Palm Springs CA Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Captures the essence of Pacific Beach

Would recommend Mon, Jun 10, 2013
The rooms were great, the view was amazing for the price and the location was perfect!! If you love Pacific Beach, CA... you want to stay here. Great restaurants in walking distance and the beach is right outside :)!

| Saratoga Springs, NY Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

fantastic!

Would recommend Thu, May 2, 2013
Great hotel! I highly recommend to anyone. Right on the beach.

| Colorado Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Perfect honeymoon gettaway!

Would recommend Tue, Apr 9, 2013
This trip was perfect and we couldn't of asked for anything better! The room was beautiful and the staff was so sweet and took care of us. It is right on the beach and we enjoyed the board walk.

Dining

Fat Fish

| phx, az Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Perfect Getaway

Would recommend Mon, Apr 8, 2013
We booked the hotel for a our babymoon. We wanted something near the beach with a pool. The pool area looks out toward the ocean, it was perfect. You can easily get to the boardwalk from the pool area as well. The staff was unbelievably friendly, they wanted to make sure we had all of our needs met. They have a breakfast buffet onsite ($14). We could have found breakfast for cheaper, but the convenience and selection worked for us. This was a great hotel for couples and families, highly recommend.

Money saver

A town car is the same price as a cab to/from the hotel. In fact, the town car was a few dollars cheaper.

| Minneapolis, MN Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5