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PB Surf Beachside Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Right off the bat when we're checking in the man at the front desk was extremely rude and giving me and my friends attitude. We get to our room and its not ready yet so we say ok no worries and have no problem waiting. After about 20 min we get in the room and try to relax, later that day we get a call from the front desk asking if we knew how to speak Italian we told him no we spoke Spanish and hung up. We then get another call from the front desk saying to go over there now in a demanding voice. We get to the front desk just for the man to ask us to connect another guests phone to the wifi. Fast forward to the middle of the night I'm asleep when I start to feel something poking my arm I wake up and its a roach. I immediately spas out and turn on the lights, my friends wake up scared wondering whats going on so I tell them. Its 3 am the front desk told us they were completely booked so there were no rooms available. Later that morning we decide to give the room another chance and when we're getting ready we see another roach in the bathroom. We go to the front and of course complain and were told they were water bugs. We get another room and the AC doesn't work, it wasn't fixed until the last day.

Super close to the beach, bars and restaurants. Room was a bit small but very clean and modern.

Tv buzzed LOUD when off, no phone, ironing board or blow dryer. Claimed to use clean remote but they didn't. Extreamly rude desk staff. Drugs in the room. Bathroom flooded every shower. Location was great and good food near by.

Easy access parking could be better and occasionally loud people in the Courtyard.

Comfortable. Good location and reasonable price. Good value.

Very pleased with the location (1 block from the ocean) and the room itself was very nicely updated. Great bed, linens, tasteful beach decor. Only negative was the room location...Do Not Accept 108 it is downstairs with windows to the dumpsters, pretty gross. Fun Bars and Restaurants nearby. I would stay here again when we're passing through...just not in that room!

Good overall would stay there again and probably will again in the future God permitting

Clean, quiet, reasonably priced and very close to great waterfront walkway.

We booked this hotel last minute and reserved at a discounted rate. We got what we paid for. The best part of our stay was check in and we ended up checking in at Pacific Shores because it was after 11pm. The front desk guy was friendly and helpful, especially when it came to parking because it very limited and we had to park on the street. He saved us from getting a ticket. The room was comfortable but no desk and we did have some work to do. We only requested maid service one day out of our 3 night stay and our room was not cleaned. There was still sand on the floor and in the shower. We also did not receive new towels (they took the old ones). This is a no frills, no amenities hotel but with decent prices and a great location.

very comfortable and the service very good i really enjoy staying here!

Close to beach, and all restruants. Good surfing and clean state beach.

Only about 8 spaces for guests at this property. IF you're able to get guidance from the front desk, they'll tell you to park at a nearby hotel (also owned by this hotel). Good luck. They're full too. Try to find a place on the street in a beach town in the summer.

Parking was a huge problem. Otherwise, good place to stay.

Decided to take my daughters and granddaughter to a quick beach get-away to find some cool breezes, summer surf and relaxing downtime. This could not have been a better location - just a block from the beach, north of the crazy and noisy portion of Mission Blvd and walking distance to food, surf, boating and more. Though the hotel is quite small and has abysmal parking (along with no pool, but they do share with a sister property just a block away), the location could not be beat. Great beach food was just a short jaunt down the street, a grocery and drug store were within a walk, and the beach was just down the street. The rooms were good, the AC cold, and the space quiet, for the most part. Get a back room to avoid the Mission Blvd traffic noise. Rates will be high if not planned ahead, but frankly, they were still significantly lower than a beachside location. Apart from the parking issue and a very, very limited "breakfast" on site, all my girls were thrilled to be there. But then, they only slept in the room. The rest of the day was spend out on the beach, walking the boardwalk, eating fish tacos and have a grand time in the ocean. Score one for dad!

One of the best hotels. Can walk to the beach in no time. Loved that they had the air on for when we got to there that night so it was nice and cool from all the running around getting off our flight late and getting our rental. Will definitely use them again! Can't wait to come back in September.

Staff very courteous and helpful rooms were cleaned daily great beach getaway!

Staff was very nice and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Also the beach was walking distance as well as restaurant's. I would recommend this stay and I hope to come back again.

This hotel has well maintained rooms with quality furniture and sparkling clean bathrooms all within a single block from the shore. Why pay extra dollars for beach front when you can have high quality at lower cost just on block back. Lots of local restaurants and bicycle rental stores within a short walking distance. Off street parking was a little tight if you have a large SUV but compact cars fit well. Breakfast was minimal so don't count on a major meal here. WiFi was extra cost but reasonable and worked well. I would recommend you check this place out.

Very close to the beach. Only a five minute walk. Small parking lot. If you park at night you need to park on the street or next door. But perfect location for any beach goer!

We rode our bikes from the hotel and had a great stay.

4760 Mission Blvd San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Pacific Beach within a short walk of Crystal Pier, PB Surf Beachside Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bird Rock. The 50 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Near the airport, it's also near SeaWorld and Mission Beach.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find WiFi and cable TV. Free toiletries are also standard.


Property features

PB Surf Beachside Inn features WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. You'll find limited parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room Selected At Check In

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for PB Surf Beachside Inn

Everyone (20) Couples (19) Business (5) Family (11) Friends (4) Other (8)
2

only good thing was being close to the beach

Everyone

Right off the bat when we're checking in the man at the front desk was extremely rude and giving me and my friends attitude. We get to our room and its not ready yet so we say ok no worries and have no problem waiting. After about 20 min we get in the room and try to relax, later that day we get a call from the front desk asking if we knew how to speak Italian we told him no we spoke Spanish and hung up. We then get another call from the front desk saying to go over there now in a demanding voice. We get to the front desk just for the man to ask us to connect another guests phone to the wifi. Fast forward to the middle of the night I'm asleep when I start to feel something poking my arm I wake up and its a roach. I immediately spas out and turn on the lights, my friends wake up scared wondering whats going on so I tell them. Its 3 am the front desk told us they were completely booked so there were no rooms available. Later that morning we decide to give the room another chance and when we're getting ready we see another roach in the bathroom. We go to the front and of course complain and were told they were water bugs. We get another room and the AC doesn't work, it wasn't fixed until the last day.

By , from Bay area on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2017

Thank you for your comments. Without your comments, we would not know that there was an issue with your room and with your service. I will have both of these looked into, and do apologize for the experience you had while staying with us. I do hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in San Diego.

4
Everyone

Super close to the beach, bars and restaurants. Room was a bit small but very clean and modern.

By , from Pittsburgh PA on Jul 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 20, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We really value the time you took taking the survey.

1

close to the beach but that's it!

Everyone

Tv buzzed LOUD when off, no phone, ironing board or blow dryer. Claimed to use clean remote but they didn't. Extreamly rude desk staff. Drugs in the room. Bathroom flooded every shower. Location was great and good food near by.

By on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 25, 2017

I hope this is an exaggeration, because it does not sound like my property at all. We do not allow drug users to stay with us, and our rooms are new! If the shower does leak, this is something we need to know, since the installation was just completed. As for the remainder of the items, we have ordered everything new, and have almost completed that aspect of the rooms. I do apologize either way. So, I am completely shocked.

5
Everyone

Easy access parking could be better and occasionally loud people in the Courtyard.

By on May 5, 2017

Review comment responded on May 8, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We have someone all night on location, so if we do not notice the noise, please let us know. I hope you will stay with us again!

4
Everyone

Comfortable. Good location and reasonable price. Good value.

By on Apr 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 23, 2017

Thank you! We do hope you will stay with us again.

3

nicely remodeled older motel

Everyone

Very pleased with the location (1 block from the ocean) and the room itself was very nicely updated. Great bed, linens, tasteful beach decor. Only negative was the room location...Do Not Accept 108 it is downstairs with windows to the dumpsters, pretty gross. Fun Bars and Restaurants nearby. I would stay here again when we're passing through...just not in that room!

By on Feb 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2017

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we do have that "room" that does face the alley. When you stay with us again, please request to not be placed in that particular room.

5
Everyone

Good overall would stay there again and probably will again in the future God permitting

By on Jan 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2017

Well, we look forward to your return visit with us! Thank you!

4

pb is my favorite place to stay in so cal.

Everyone

Clean, quiet, reasonably priced and very close to great waterfront walkway.

By , from Utah on Dec 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2016

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

2

no frills no amenities great location

Everyone

We booked this hotel last minute and reserved at a discounted rate. We got what we paid for. The best part of our stay was check in and we ended up checking in at Pacific Shores because it was after 11pm. The front desk guy was friendly and helpful, especially when it came to parking because it very limited and we had to park on the street. He saved us from getting a ticket. The room was comfortable but no desk and we did have some work to do. We only requested maid service one day out of our 3 night stay and our room was not cleaned. There was still sand on the floor and in the shower. We also did not receive new towels (they took the old ones). This is a no frills, no amenities hotel but with decent prices and a great location.

By on Nov 7, 2016

5

love it

Everyone

very comfortable and the service very good i really enjoy staying here!

By on Nov 3, 2016