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Surfer Beach Hotel

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  • Terrible9%
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“pacific beach”(92 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. Our balcony faced straight out to the ocean. It was amazing. The beach was great. Sand dollars in abundance. My mother's first visit and we celebrated my 50th birthday. Would come back here AND recommend it. We got AMAZING sunset pictures...More

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Response from Angelica_711, Front Office Manager at Surfer Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Happy belated birthday!! you could not have found a better place than The Surfer ") to celebrate your 50th... so happy for you!!! so glad you captured some great sunsets to remember us by. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I loved my stay at The Surfer. My room was large and very clean. I arrived early so they let me check in and then called me when the room was ready. The staff was very friendly. I used the pool once which was clean...More

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Response from Angelica_711, Front Office Manager at Surfer Beach HotelResponded 9 October 2017

FIVE stars.... that great!! Thank you Becky1965 for the great feedback. Please note that The Surfer's parking fee ($17) is the lowest in the area- our neighbor hotels charge over $20 per night for parking. We are thrilled to hear you loved your stay. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be able to go to San Diego this last week end. I stayed at the Surfer Beach Hotel. There was no better service to be found. KIrby was the young lady who checked me in......what a sweet heart. She was...More

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Response from Angelica_711, Front Office Manager at Surfer Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ldredondo for your review! it was a pleasure having you. I am sure we will see you again. I am glad you got to have some family time and enjoyed your trip. Can't wait to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the beach at an affordable rate. With lovely staff as well. The rooms are very clean and spacious as well. I recommend this place to anyone who prides location and friendly staff over staying at a chain hotel etc.

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Response from Angelica_711, Front Office Manager at Surfer Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star rating!! the staff takes pride on their customer service and the positive feedback always motivates us more. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't beat the location of this hotel. Wake up every morning watching surfers! The hotel is old, however it kind of suits the "surfer" vibe from the whole area. The location, the price, the friendliness of the desk staff - all make this hotel...More

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Response from Angelica_711, Front Office Manager at Surfer Beach HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you loriandwayne for your review. Free coffee, tea, chocolate- beach, sunsets, people watching.... sounds like you had a great stay. We understand that the sound of crashing waves can get bit loud so we do provide ear plugs for your convenience. Please let us...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$101 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$101 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#14 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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