$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 1, 2014 Check-out: Oct 3, 2014

Surfer Beach Hotel

2 stars
711 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
19 reviews
Groovy place

It's not the Waldorf Astoria but it's a great place reminds me of my youth in the 60s don't change... See full review

  • Stuck in the 60s
  • Feb 19, 2014
I had a great stay

This hotel is right on the beach. Excellent location. Do not expect a 5 star hotel and you will be... See full review

  • Bday Vacation
  • May 11, 2013
This beachfront hotel is located in the famous Pacific Beach area of San Diego. At the Surfer Beach Hotel, you will be in the middle of the beach action! The hotel is centrally located in Pacific Beach and you can walk to restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Stay at the beach all day or travel to the area attractions nearby: Sea World, downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District or the San Diego Zoo. This hotel is great for families who want a vacation filled with fun and relaxation. If you visiting on business, we can mix in a little pleasure while you're here by just staying on the beach. The Surfer Beach Hotel parking fee is $12.00 per vehicle, per night.

Hotel Map

32.791 -117.2549
Area served
San Diego, Pacific Beach, CA
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Area description
Area attractions include: Pacific Beach, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp District, Convention Center and Balboa Park.

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Surfer Beach Hotel Rooms

Double Room
Comfortable and bright room with 2 double pillow top beds, direct-dial phone, flat screen TV including have HBO, Disney, ESPN and CNN. Room features full bath (tub/shower or shower stall) and private balcony with ocean view - rooms either face west toward the ocean or south down the shoreline.
King Room
Comfortable and bright room with king pillow top bed, direct-dial phone, color TV including HBO, Disney, ESPN and CNN, and in room refrigerator. Room features full bath (tub/shower or shower stall) and private balcony with ocean view - Rooms either face west toward the ocean or south down the shoreline.
Jr Suite
Comfortable and bright room with king pillow top, queen sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV, wireless internet access. Room features full bath (tub/shower or shower), private balcony. Rooms either face west toward the ocean or south down the shoreline.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Pacific Beach: 1 mi
  • Belmont Park: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.3 mi
  • Sea World: 2.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.2 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 4.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 4.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 4.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 5.5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 5.8 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.9 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 1 mi
  • Belmont Park: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.3 mi
  • Sea World: 2.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.2 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 4.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 4.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 4.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 5.5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 5.8 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 7.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 7.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 7.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 7.3 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 7.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 7.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 7.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 7.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 7.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 7.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 7.6 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 7.8 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 7.9 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 8.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 13.8 mi
  • Legoland: 23.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 24.6 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,121.1 mi

Dining

Beachfront Restaurant and Lounge
Featuring American cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also offering seasonal fish dinner specialties.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Surfer Beach Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
traveler1985
Business
Huntington Beach
Aug 20, 2014

Absolutely Not!

Not like the photos. NO AC and its hot!!! Given the option to move downstairs and sleep with the door open and screen locked...its PB...not exactly the safest place for 3 girls to sleep with a door/window wide open. NEVER AGAIN, the place across the street is amazing, go there.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Beachmom53
San Diego
Feb 11, 2014

Family loss

First 2 nights had to put up with loud noise coming from room above us had 1 day no water for over 8 hours spoke with front desk about these things sorry was the response nothing was done I feel we should have been compensated for some of this we have been staying at this hotel 2 - 3 times a year for the past 18 years & never have been treated with such disregard before makes me want to look else where for another place to call home away from home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CHICAGO COLD WEATHER
CHICAGO, IL
Jan 24, 2014

NICE LOCATION TERRIBLE BATHROOM

THE HOTEL COULDNT BE IN A BETTER LOCATION. WITH THAT SAID, THE HOTEL WAS VERY SMALL AND THE BATHROOMS WERE EVEN SMALLER AND VERY BELOW AVERAGE. THE HOT WATER WAS BASICALLY COOL, AND THE CABLE WAS WORSE THAN BASIC TV.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

7-10 BEACH CLUB

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
axelestrada
Hermosillo, SON, México
Aug 24, 2012

close to beach

its nice to be close to beach and running track on mission bay, but without a/ac in room i couldnt rest at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

nice restaurant at hotels corner

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JoFo
Jackson, WY, USA
Nov 5, 2011

Get what you pay for

We signed up for a king-size bed/standard room and we booked it months in advance for a couple of nights in November. We were initially put on the bottom floor facing away from the beach and the room was very small and not what we signed up for with this hotel. Luckily, we asked to move to another room and there was a room available on the second floor, semi-facing the ocean that was much bigger and it had a couch in it. The hotel is in a good location for walking the boardwalk and going to eat/have drinks at any of the bars or restaurants on the beach.

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

Great happy hours deals at most of the places around the hotel. Young nightlife crowd

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LAS1
Business
Perth WA, Australia
Feb 2, 2012

Not a bad stay

Overall the stay at Surfer Beach hotel was average. I was very happy to have a full kitchenette in the unit from there the ammenaties went down hill. The internet connection was the worst I've ever had, worse than when dial up was first invented and the TV reception was subpar. But most people don't go to the beach for internet and TV. The location was great, right on the beach and the house keeper was wonerful.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Onlyuno
san diego
Jun 11, 2013

good night

Only stayed here one night, but was impressed with the location and staff friendliness. Not ideal for families though.

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

3
5.01.0
boltup35
san diego
Oct 17, 2013

another weekend in San Diego

the pool was being re-done and the construction made it pretty noisy. No air condition in the rooms so we slept with the slider open (on second floor) Shower had someone elses soap still in it so not sure how clean it really was Beds were very comfortable and the staff was extremely helpful. Older motel maybe needs a little more TLC. Great location right on the boardwalk close to everything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

go to Lahina Beach House for breakfast or lunch. Great food

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lynn21
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Feb 20, 2012

Great location

The hotel was very clean and nice. Great location. The bed was comfortable and bathroom area was perfect for getting ready.

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

3
5.01.0
James Esq.
pacific beach, CA
Sep 12, 2013

good location

my room had no table or chair. bathroom floor tiles loose

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
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