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Tower23 Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Close to the beach, food and shopping. Hotel is very clean, staff are accommodating and friendly. Hotel gives off contemporary yet relaxing vibe. Really appreciated that since this was a family trip. A win win for everyone.

Cant wait to go back. Next San Diego Trip we will be 100 be staying at this hotel!

Staff was excellent! Very helpful with dining suggestions and directions. Room 319 has an awesome view of the ocean and the tower deck below. Would highly recommend for cleanliness, friendliness and a great overall first time in Cali experience. Would definately return!

It was awesome stay . The location is great ! The ocean made it all happen for us. This hotel had complimentary bikes who he's we enjoyed very much. So coming back !

The hotel is right on the beach, the view was unbelievable. The staff was helpful and pleasant, the only thing I would fix was the noisy bed, while it was comfortable it was very noisy when getting in and out of them.

Overall hotel was great. Beautiful view... especially loved the 2nd floor terrace for hotel guests. The hotel has a nice restaurant (expensive but delicious).. and also located to some good fast food spots and bars. One negative... we were basically kicked out of our room right at checkout (like right on the minute). The guy was literally knocking at our door and waiting for us to pack up our stuff and leave. Other than that.. great experience.

The staff provided excellent service. The room was nice. The restaurant is pricey but the food is good. Thellocation is great. There is plenty to do on the boardwalk and the tourist attractions are all 20 mins away. Overall a great place to stay.

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Tower 23. The king size bed in our Sky Pad room was the most comfortable I've ever slept on. You can't help but relax when you melt into the multiple fluffy pillows that adorn the bed. We loved the deep bathtub because we are both tall and were able to keep our legs extended and still have the bath water up to our chest. The staff was friendly and helpful. Complimentary cocktails were sent to our room upon arrival and when we asked for a couple forks they arrived within moments. If you ask at the front desk there are beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas available to check out at no cost. The valet parking is $20 a night with in/out privileges. There is some free parking nearby, but I never saw it empty. There is also free wi-fi in the hotel. After turn-down service every night housekeeping leaves a couple of delicious chocolates on your pillow. I thought that was a nice touch. The location was wonderful for us. Tower23 is right on the beach so you can either walk in the sand or along the boardwalk and browse the local shops. There are also several wonderful restaurants within just a couple minutes walk of the hotel. It's also only a 15 minute drive from La Jolla where I highly recommend the sea cave kayaking trip. The only downside to Tower23 (and it really isn't that big a deal) is that there is no pool. I realize the beach is right there, but I'm a wuss and hate the cold, so a warmer pool or a jacuzzi would have been nice. There also is no workout room if that's something that's important to you. But I was perfectly happy to jog on the beach.

Great location, close to restaurants and bars and great service by hotel staff!

This place was outstanding, great view of ocean, boardwalk, and the staff was great. I will def be staying here everytime I come to Pacific Beach...

Very attentive staff and fabulous location RIGHT on Pacific Beach just north of the Crystal Pier. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. I rented a bike from Pure Life ($10/day for three days) and rode around Mission Bay and up to La Jolla. Great bike paths!

Good quality, small, boutique hotel with a minimalist design and friendly staff. The restaurant and terrace are great and the location is good for going out in Pacific Beach and the ocean is thirty seconds away. The rooms were too expensive however.

The experience at this hotel was terrific. It had incredible rooms, an updated, chic, modern look, and a superb outdoor deck that looked right out onto the ocean front. Our hotel suite said it had a "partial ocean view" but this view was more astonishing then anything that I have seen in a while. Just staying in that atmosphere was comforting and it made you feel right at home. While there we didn't have a car, so our trips anywhere became very expensive, but with having to pay for valet parking and not knowing the area, we were trying to figure out if the renting a car was a better price, or the taxis. Still not sure. There was a ton to do right around the area and we were always able to walk anywhere we needed to be. The friendly staff was always willing to help and it didn't hurt that everyone working there is extremely good looking. Who doesn't want a great looking person helping them out? Haha. They were always willing to call us a cab, gave us advice on the best way to get somewhere, or even just make recommendations on things to do. It was a true joy to meet these people. It was a superb trip in an exceptional environment. I completely give this establishment 5 stars. Thanks for everything Tower 23!

Rooms were a bit small. No real table seating for in room dining. Bathroom lighting not very addiquate. No pricing on menues, found out meals are VERY expensive. Beds were comfortable, friendly staff. Great ocean view from main deck, but you don't want to rent a room facing deck because of noice and traffic. Found people there not registered at hotel. Address is on beach walkway, so if taking any shuttles or cabs you need to check with hotel first to get directions for drivers.

Great location and very comfortable beds. If you like modern decor, you'll love this place. It was a bit austere for my tastes.

I had a great time at Tower 23. The staff was very attentive and the location was perfect - great beach location. The rooms were very comfortable with a radio to use with my Ipod and the food at JRDN is spectacular. The Good Morning Sunshine breakfast was delicious [...]. The restaurant has an uber cool feeling and if you don't want to spend so much (I had soup and salad though and worth it for sure) you can go to Gringos an excellent Mexican place a block away. The only drawback is they don't have a pool, but it is a little chilly for a pool in springtime anyway and the beach is right there so.... Love Pacific Beach and will stay there again when returning to San Diego.

From what i've heard, the hotel is only couple years old... so its clean, very nice modern minimal design, we stayed in a suite, that had an access to a patio with a bangin view of the ocean, - the location is perfect, right on the ocean, with Surf rental right @ the door and lots of bars, - about 20 min drive to downtown and bunch of other sightseeing attractions.. 20-30 min drive to the airport (which is downtown also).. JRDN restaurant in the hotel was top (service, food etc) - may b a little pricey for some people, but definitely worth it... Staff was really attentive... 5 out of 5... my next San Diego visit im stayin at T23

Staying here was cozy, luxe and romantic. There was a private deck w fire-pit perfect for evenings and friends hanging out together. It was super comfortable with an incredible locale on the beach. We couldnt have had a better time in the hotel and out. Drinks downstairs was a party in itself; like staying upstairs from the coolest hang-out. Dinner and lunch was great; although not cheap. The nearness of downtown, La Jolla, etc was great!

i loved the location because the hotel was right on the beach. the staff was very friendly. when we arrived at our room, it was dirty, but the staff acknowledged the problem right away and put us in a new, upgraded room, and gave us another round of complimentary cocktails. i also loved the balcony and outdoor seating area overlooking the beach. it's not a very big hotel, so there weren't many amenities (ie. jacuzzi, gym)

We were in a Surf Pad, specifically Room 320, at the very end of a long corridor on the top floor, southern part of the hotel's U-shape. Has to be the best view in the house IMO. The two surf pads next to us had views partially blocked by palm trees. Location in the hotel was a pro and con... walk to room was a bit long, but things were quiet with the lack of people moving by, $20 per night valet parking, tax included, with full in-out priviliges. Grocery store right next door. Easy to find, fairly convenient to most of what we wanted to do out in San Diego. Maintenance was very prompt when we reported a problem with our A/C interlock switch that was hooked up to the sliding door (no A/C if the door is open, but that's fine seeing as the ocean is a football field away). Free X-Box and game rental, though game selection was limited. Just remember to ask the front desk for it if you want. We played and watched a couple movies with it. Mini-bar is excessively priced, with less-than-can-sized mixers costing $4 a bottle, and the alcohol just silly expensive. Easier to head to the convenient stores around and bring in your own. On-site restaurant pretty expensive. Had 2 appetizers, 2 alcoholic drinks and a virgin drink... ran over $50 with tip. Overall, nice and clean. Amazing location that's hard to miss, and if you pay the premium price, you'll get a great view of the Pacific.

723 Felspar St San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa services

Located in Pacific Beach, Tower23 Hotel is adjacent to Crystal Pier and within 2 miles (3 km) of Mission Beach. This 44-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. On the beach, it's also near Seaworld and Ocean Beach Park.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 44 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Tempur-Pedic beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Tower23 Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for USD 30 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Room, Partial Sea View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room Selected at Check In

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Tower23 Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (16) Family (6) Friends (4) Other (2)
5

great pick

Everyone

Close to the beach, food and shopping. Hotel is very clean, staff are accommodating and friendly. Hotel gives off contemporary yet relaxing vibe. Really appreciated that since this was a family trip. A win win for everyone.

By on Apr 18, 2016

5

amazing hotel

Couples

Cant wait to go back. Next San Diego Trip we will be 100 be staying at this hotel!

By on Sep 30, 2015

5

everything advertised and more

Families

Staff was excellent! Very helpful with dining suggestions and directions. Room 319 has an awesome view of the ocean and the tower deck below. Would highly recommend for cleanliness, friendliness and a great overall first time in Cali experience. Would definately return!

By on Jun 13, 2015

5

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Couples

It was awesome stay . The location is great ! The ocean made it all happen for us. This hotel had complimentary bikes who he's we enjoyed very much. So coming back !

By on Sep 17, 2014

5

love , love, loved it

Families

The hotel is right on the beach, the view was unbelievable. The staff was helpful and pleasant, the only thing I would fix was the noisy bed, while it was comfortable it was very noisy when getting in and out of them.

By on Jan 30, 2014

4

great location/view

GetawayWithFriends

Overall hotel was great. Beautiful view... especially loved the 2nd floor terrace for hotel guests. The hotel has a nice restaurant (expensive but delicious).. and also located to some good fast food spots and bars. One negative... we were basically kicked out of our room right at checkout (like right on the minute). The guy was literally knocking at our door and waiting for us to pack up our stuff and leave. Other than that.. great experience.

By on Nov 25, 2013

4

our first trip to san diego

Families

The staff provided excellent service. The room was nice. The restaurant is pricey but the food is good. Thellocation is great. There is plenty to do on the boardwalk and the tourist attractions are all 20 mins away. Overall a great place to stay.

By on Jun 25, 2013

5

comfortable relaxing vacation in pacific beach

Couples

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Tower 23. The king size bed in our Sky Pad room was the most comfortable I've ever slept on. You can't help but relax when you melt into the multiple fluffy pillows that adorn the bed. We loved the deep bathtub because we are both tall and were able to keep our legs extended and still have the bath water up to our chest. The staff was friendly and helpful. Complimentary cocktails were sent to our room upon arrival and when we asked for a couple forks they arrived within moments. If you ask at the front desk there are beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas available to check out at no cost. The valet parking is $20 a night with in/out privileges. There is some free parking nearby, but I never saw it empty. There is also free wi-fi in the hotel. After turn-down service every night housekeeping leaves a couple of delicious chocolates on your pillow. I thought that was a nice touch. The location was wonderful for us. Tower23 is right on the beach so you can either walk in the sand or along the boardwalk and browse the local shops. There are also several wonderful restaurants within just a couple minutes walk of the hotel. It's also only a 15 minute drive from La Jolla where I highly recommend the sea cave kayaking trip. The only downside to Tower23 (and it really isn't that big a deal) is that there is no pool. I realize the beach is right there, but I'm a wuss and hate the cold, so a warmer pool or a jacuzzi would have been nice. There also is no workout room if that's something that's important to you. But I was perfectly happy to jog on the beach.

By on Mar 15, 2013

5

great hotel

Couples

Great location, close to restaurants and bars and great service by hotel staff!

By on Apr 9, 2012

5

amazing view

GetawayWithFriends

This place was outstanding, great view of ocean, boardwalk, and the staff was great. I will def be staying here everytime I come to Pacific Beach...

By on Mar 25, 2012