$160 Avg/night
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Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

4 stars
610 Diamond St., San Diego, CA 92106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
200 reviews
On the beach in San Diego!

Have been to San Diego numerous times, but did not think we could afford to stay on the beach.... See full review

  • BoraBora98
  • Aug 3, 2014
Road trip

5 star road trip. Stayed here. Wonderful suite with patio opening to pool and ocean. Staff was... See full review

  • Puesi
  • Aug 1, 2014
San Diego resort overlooks Pacific Ocean
As its name suggests, the Pacific Terrace Hotel is situated on bluffs between Mission Bay and La Jolla, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is decorated with a tropical theme and all of the 73 rooms include patios or balconies, many with an ocean view. The resort also features a heated outdoor pool and in-room massage treatments. Though the property doesn't have an on-site restaurant, it has arranged charge-back privileges with local restaurants where guests can sign their bill to their hotel room.
Highlights
  • Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy convenience of charge-back privileges at many local restaurants
  • In-room massage treatments
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Within walking distance of beachfront shops and restaurants
Rooms

The Pacific Terrace Hotel's 73 rooms, including 30 suites feature Plantation shutters, tapestries and silk fans. Many rooms offer patios or balconies with views of the Pacific Ocean. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, in-room safe and plush robes. Nintendo games, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are all available.

Features

The Pacific Terrace Hotel has received a four-diamond award from AAA. It is actually situated in the community of Pacific Beach, an area known for its great nightlife and beaches.

All guests receive complimentary access to the heated outdoor pool, as well as access to the on-site fitness center with TotalBody elliptical trainers and SportsArt treadmills. The hotel offers in-room massage treatments (fees apply), as well as treatments out near the pool (fees apply).

Guests can have cooked-to-order breakfast every morning (fees apply). Though the property doesn't have a formal restaurant on-site, it has worked out charge-back privileges with local restaurants where guests can sign bills to their hotel room. The room service menu is comprised of dishes from some of the neighboring eateries (fees apply) as well. Parking is also available for an added fee.

Transportation
  • San Diego International Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
Attractions
  • Sea World (4 mi/6 km)
  • La Jolla (5 mi/8 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (10 mi/16 km)
  • Gaslamp Quarter (11 mi/18 km)
  • Coronado Island (15 mi/24 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Executive boardroom measures 900 square feet
Policies and fees
  • Starting 15 Nov, the hotel's parking fee will increase to $25 USD.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

32.7995 -117.2579
Area served
San Diego
Nearby airports
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Area description
Pacific Beach

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Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego Rooms

Non View
Non View - These non view rooms are located on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor and most open out to a patio or balcony. Two queen size beds or 1 king.
Partial Ocean View
Partial Ocean View - These rooms are located on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor, and either open out onto our pool level or face north or south to the California Coastline. These rooms offer Plasma Flat screen TV, 2 Queen Beds and private balcony or patio.
Ocean View Room
Full Ocean View - These are guaranteed to be on the 2nd and 3rd floor and offer our best views of the Pacific Ocean. Rooms offer Plasma flat screen TV, 2 queen beds and a large balcony overlooking the ocean and surf.
Junior Suite
Partial Ocean View Junior Suite - These rooms feature a private balcony or patio, and open out onto the Ocean View Pool, or face the California Coastline. The interior offers either a king-size bed with a sleeper sofa, or two queen-size beds with a dining table or breakfast bar area.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Pacific Beach: 1 mi
  • Belmont Park: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.5 mi
  • Sea World: 3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3.6 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 4.8 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 4.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 4.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 5.7 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 6.1 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 7.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 7.4 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 1 mi
  • Belmont Park: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.5 mi
  • Sea World: 3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3.6 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 4.8 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 4.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 4.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 5.7 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 6.1 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 7.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 7.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 7.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 7.5 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 7.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 7.8 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 7.8 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Botanical Building: 7.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 7.9 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 7.9 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 7.9 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 7.9 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 8 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 8.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 8.5 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 8.6 mi
  • PETCO Park: 8.7 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 14.3 mi
  • Legoland: 23 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 24.1 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,121 mi

Dining

Breakfast
From 7am - 10:30am daily, The Pacific Terrace offers a fresh, cooked to order breakfast. Enjoy everything from a satisfying San Diego breakfast burrito, to a nutritious veggie omelette, to a decadent Belgian waffle served with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (200)

Ratings and reviews for Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
200 out of 200
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marjun
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Nov 14, 2011

Best on the Beach!!!

Its been a long time since I stayed at a hotel with such a wonderful staff. Everyone was so nice. The hotel is easily the best on beach in Mission Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Kono's for breakfast just down the boardwalk from the hotel. Is cash only but the food is great, inexpensive and plentiful!!

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GBPackers
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Nov 9, 2011

Best Hotel in Pacific Beach!

If you're staying in Pacific Beach, stay here! By far the nicest hotel in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bear Back Grill. New Zealand style food. Healthier tasting burgers and sandwiches. Great staff, well managed. 1 block from the Pacific Terrace Hotel.

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MomNWife619
Business
Oakhurst, CA, USA
Oct 30, 2011

Perfect!

I was looking for a cheap room to stay in San Diego for 1 night. I couldn't believe the pictures on the web site, but the price was right. I was delightfully surprised to find the rooms were just like the photos on the web. The view was spectacular. Staff were very friendly and helpful. After driving all day to arrive, I was happy to have chosen this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HML1
Business
Denver, CO
Sep 30, 2011

Great Location

Can't beat the beachfront views!!! Great Staff too :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gncb
Sherman, TX, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Wonderful stay

We were upgraded to the third floor master bedroom suite. The room was beautiful two balconies overlooking the ocean. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. We were really pampered at this hotel. We will always stay here when we visit San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rested and Relaxed
New York City
Aug 20, 2011

Great view and ambience

We enjoyed listening to the waves, but were disappointed by the constant cloudiness and overcast skies (but this is obviously not the hotel's fault). We stayed a week and were able to find parking outside the hotel each day. The staff was great and the room very comfortable. It was relaxing sitting outside on the patio reading with that beatiful ocean view. We even used the fitness room once.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

We saw two great shows -Hairspray", performed by the San Diego Junior Theatre in Balboa Park, and "Amadeus" at the Globe Theatre, also in Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a wonderful place to visit - so much to see and do, and gorgeous too!

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Palm Springs, CA
Jul 19, 2011

Fabulous

The location of this hotel makes it a winner hands down. The beach borders the boardwalk that separates it from the hotel. Our ocean front room with balcony offered a spectacular view. The room was large and upscale. Island decor added to the ambience. We enjoyed the beach, restaurants and nightlife all of which were within walking distance. The car never left valet parking. The hotel provided a buffet breakfast which was handy since the local eateries were busy. It would have been nice to have room service, but with proper planning you could keep snacks and drinks in the wet bar in the room. There are plenty of food options close by so it was not an issue. We definitely would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Making reservations for dining shortens your wait time considerably.

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Team H
Pittsburgh, Pa
Jun 22, 2011

Great location and fantastic staff

My wife and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary. The staff at the hotel could not have been nicer and they were extremely helpful in providing directions, dinner recommendations, as well area attractions. Our ocean front room, which was a suite, was better than anticipated. Turn down service with chocolate candy was a nice touch. We ventured to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, hiking at Torrey Pines (awesome view), and La Jolla. All of these locations are easily accessible from the hotel with Sea World being 5 to 10 minutes to the longest drive being to the Safari Park of about 35 minutes. We will definitely stay at the Pacific Terrace Hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The staff provided a list of restaurants within walking distance that offered the best food for the the price. I recommend eating breakfast at cafe 976.

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston MA
Jun 19, 2011

Location location location

Room with huge balcony overlooking pacific beach. No retaraunt in the hotel but I rarely eat at those anyway. Thye did have a nice buffet breakfast. Would stay here agiain

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

on the beach

Review of Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Modesto, CA
Jun 18, 2011

Not nearly enough for what you pay

(1) room not ready. (2) checked into room that had a wet floor due to refrig broke. (3) they charge for parking and breakfast although neither are good enough (I had charges for parking removed) (4) Valet was late (5) I paid 30 % off but they still were not worth the money. Just a horrible experience. You will not get your money worth!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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