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I've stayed here a few times. The staff is always very courteous, helpful and accommodating with any reasonable requests.

Right on the beach with plenty of restaurants and bars close by.

We love how close it is to the beach, restaurants, bars, and shopping. For the price and location it can’t be beat.

Hotel was not very clean. Carpets and shower felt gross and the bedding wasn’t clean and had dead bugs

Great location and friendly staff. Building is old. Room smells musty. Website pictures must be really old because the room looked nothing like it.

WiFi was spotty and slow at times.

Location, location, location. Right on the beach. In the middle of a very busy boardwalk. Rooms are a bit outdated. Carpets could use a clean. Rooms have portable AC u it’s but they don’t get very cold and they leaked through the room making carpets soaked. Also couch had to go. Looked like it was 50 years old. If not replaced put a cover on it to cover rips and age.

Location and shopping

Love the beach access.

The location is great, right on the beach and walking distance to many restaurants and bars. The hotel itself could use some maintenance and updating. There was growth on the light fixtures and it seemed a bit run down. The pool doesn’t open until 11am which is also check out time so there’s no morning swim. They charge $30 to park in their lot which I thought should have been included considering the price. The lady in the front desk was also a bit snappy. But we had a great view and spent most of our time on the sand and at the restaurant so it was still a great stay.

Great location and friendly staff.

You can't get closer to the water! It's a great location next to lots of places to eat and shop.

Poor quality hotel! Dirty towel in room yet. Bed just thrown together not neat! Wood furniture very worn. Room is not empty for 24 hours before stay. Nice location is the only positive!

The sofa bed blocked bathroom when open. Floor was so sticky. Shower curtain kept falling down.

The beat location in pacific beach and the best bang for your buck in the area. It was the perfect weekend getaway hotel.

We were without hot water the first day. After that it was off and on. I think we should get some discount for taking cold showers

This is the most rundown hotel I’ve ever seen. The pictures are definitely not current! The outside paneling on the building was falling off the ENTIRE building!! It looked 100 years old with absolutely no upkeep! And for the price I paid I feel robbed!! You also have to pay $25 a night for a parking space there and all of the spaces are for compact cars so everyone takes a spot and a half! I paid to get door dings! The room was so so and definitely needed to be updated! I will NEVER stay there again!

The tv would not operate at certain time. The electricity what really touchy. As in bathroom lights would not work. Unless I turned off everything else in the room. There was rust or mold marks on the curtains and walls. Room had a must/mildew smell to it.

I liked The Fast friendly Service they gave us! And A Early Check In Was Awwsome!

Pacific Beach Drive San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Located in Pacific Beach, Surfer Beach Hotel is a short distance from popular attractions such as Mission Beach and Belmont Park. This 3-star hotel has 53 rooms and welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 41-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and portable fans are also standard.


Property features

Surfer Beach Hotel features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for USD 30 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Surfer Beach Hotel

Everyone (30) Couples (6) Family (13)
5
Everyone

I've stayed here a few times. The staff is always very courteous, helpful and accommodating with any reasonable requests.

By , from Anchorage on May 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2022

We will be sure to pass down your kind words to the staff. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your experience.

3
Family

Right on the beach with plenty of restaurants and bars close by.

By , from South Burlington on May 1, 2022

Review comment responded on May 1, 2022

We appreciate your time and feedback. Our staff strives to make your stay enjoyable.

5
Family

We love how close it is to the beach, restaurants, bars, and shopping. For the price and location it can’t be beat.

By on Mar 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2022

Hi Jeremy, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review.

2
Family

Hotel was not very clean. Carpets and shower felt gross and the bedding wasn’t clean and had dead bugs

By on Nov 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2021

Hi Jonah, I wish you had brought your concerns with us while still in house- our records show no mention of the room not being clean nor bugs in the bedding. Your concerns would have been addressed and resolved right away. Thank you for your ratings.

4
Family

Great location and friendly staff. Building is old. Room smells musty. Website pictures must be really old because the room looked nothing like it.

By on Aug 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to rate us 4 out of 5! We aim for guest comfort and will follow up with our room inspectors so we can address all rooms directly. Our staff appreciates your recognition :)

4
Family

WiFi was spotty and slow at times.

By on Jul 10, 2021

4
Family

Location, location, location. Right on the beach. In the middle of a very busy boardwalk. Rooms are a bit outdated. Carpets could use a clean. Rooms have portable AC u it’s but they don’t get very cold and they leaked through the room making carpets soaked. Also couch had to go. Looked like it was 50 years old. If not replaced put a cover on it to cover rips and age.

By on Jul 10, 2021

5
Friends

Location and shopping

By on Jun 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2021

Thank you for your ratings.

5
Friends

Love the beach access.

By on Jun 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2021

I am glad you had a wonderful time. Come back soon!

3
Everyone

The location is great, right on the beach and walking distance to many restaurants and bars. The hotel itself could use some maintenance and updating. There was growth on the light fixtures and it seemed a bit run down. The pool doesn’t open until 11am which is also check out time so there’s no morning swim. They charge $30 to park in their lot which I thought should have been included considering the price. The lady in the front desk was also a bit snappy. But we had a great view and spent most of our time on the sand and at the restaurant so it was still a great stay.

By on Jun 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2021

Our apologies that you found the front desk to be snappy; we aim for the best guest service and will certainly follow up with our staff. As far as parking, we do keep a reasonable daily rate for the area. We are so glad you did enjoy our ideal location for the sun, sea and great eats :)

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