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"Pool was closed but other hotels nearby were open, facility is run down and seems to need a good deep cleaning- location is amazing and they upgraded ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 22 Feb 2021

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Mission Beach

On the beach

At this Pacific Beach hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Mission Beach and Mission Beach Boardwalk, both within a 5-minute walk. Mission Bay and Pacific Beach Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 53 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. LED TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and portable fans.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$289* Per night/room Aug 22 - Aug 23

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Surfer Beach Hotel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Surfer Beach Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Family (6)
2 out of 5
We arrived at SBH 7/5/2021. Our check-in was smooth. Our first disappointment was no dresser in our room. No big deal, we lived out of suitcases. Second, the advertisement that says free coffee and hot chocolate is false. Third, the parking went up again! 30 a night to park in that lot is outrages! The next few days were OK until 7/10 (Sat) we returned to our room to discover a flood of water and urine from the ceiling above. Ironically this is the same night we were charged the most. (over 300) We were moved to a new room but the smell lingered in our heads for days. Some of my things were contaminated. When we checked out I asked for compensation. I was offered one free night parking. A 30 dollar credit. We won't be back.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2021 by -Guest Services

We do apologize for such an unexpected room development; we did our best to address this as soon as we were notified. Guest comfort is important to us; additional follow up is always attempted by our staff. We understand that you did decide to stay for the full length of booking. Currently, due to Covid-19 protocols, we have been unable to offer this lobby amenity. Parking can be tricky to find nearby for free, so it is at a minimal fee that guarantees (1) space per room.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021

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May 1, 2021 by Angelica

Thank you for your ratings.

3 out of 5
Pool was closed but other hotels nearby were open, facility is run down and seems to need a good deep cleaning- location is amazing and they upgraded our room at no charge - probably wouldn’t stay here again

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021

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Feb 23, 2021 by -Guest Services

We do apologize for the pool closure due to covid; we have taken extra measures to ensure that all guests are aware of this prior to booking. We are always looking to improve and we appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
We love the Surfer Beach Hotel. Our trip was planned around the birth of our grand daughter, so it was pre booked. When we arrived it was like stepping back in time to the 50's. The pandemic ordered everyone to "shelter in". Well I couldn't think of a better place! No traffic, no crowds, no spring breakers. Long walks on the beach. I saw hundreds of dolphins and a baby sea lion. We were still able to get carry out from Woody's and World Famous and the hotel has the best coffee EVER!! The front desk has been very kind and housekeeping as well. We actually had a few opportunities to catch some rays at the pool. But the highlight was visiting our Cali Fam. We plan on returning very soon. Here's to LilaRae, not even a pandemic could keep us away!

Posted by , from Florissant, Mo. on Mar 30, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 31, 2020 by -Guest Services

Thank you, Gidget, for being part of the Surfer Beach family! We are happy that we have such support from local restaurants to continue to provide food; for take away or delivery :) We appreciate you spotlighting of our hard working staff and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

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Mar 2, 2020 by -Guest Services

Thank you for the 5/ 5 rating! We hope to welcome you back again soon :)

5 out of 5
What can I say? It’s a lovely motel right on the beach. Nice and clean. Great staff. As with most San Diego properties it’s older but they have done a good job with the upkeep. It’s nice that it’s closer to food options so we could walk. We did upgrade to the Sunset Suite which is in essence a 2 bedroom apartment with our own balcony overlooking the beach.

Posted by , from Central California on Jul 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 19, 2019 by Angelica

Hello Kay, thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad you got the opportunity to upgrade to the sunset suite and enjoy the beautiful view it has to offer. As you mention it is a two-bedroom apartment and a great option for a family. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

5 out of 5
Staff was friendly easy check in and close to my sons place

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2019 by Angelica

Wonderful! I appreciate your feedback and high rating. We look forward to having you back soon.

3 out of 5
Right in front from the beach the room that I stayed in had something woke up with bites all over the body.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

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May 5, 2019 by Angelica

I am so sorry to hear- did you notify the front desk? We a have 3rd party company that comes twice a week to make sure all is well- and we have not had any concerns.

4 out of 5
Great location, right in the middle of the action on PB. Welcome desk personnel were always great and friendly.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019

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Apr 5, 2019 by Angelica

Thank you for your 4 out of 5 rating. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

5 out of 5
Best location in town! Can’t wait to visit again!!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018

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Dec 2, 2018 by Angelica

Thank you! I am glad you had a wonderful time. See you next time.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at Surfer Beach Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Surfer Beach Hotel offers 53 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 41-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

World Famous - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 66.42 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Restricted number of spaces per unit
  • Number of spaces per unit - 1
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 66.42 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach Surfer
  • Hotel Surfer
  • Surfer Beach
  • Surfer Beach Hotel
  • Surfer Hotel
  • Surfer Beach San Diego
  • Surfer Beach Hotel San Diego
  • Hotel Surfer Beach
  • Surfer Beach Hotel Hotel
  • Surfer Beach Hotel San Diego
  • Surfer Beach Hotel Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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