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4.1 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 steppin ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Mar 2020

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).

Terrace, bar/lounge

A bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk are featured at this hotel, along with self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a library are also on offer.

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
$219* Per night/room Jul 12 - Jul 13

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 13 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Surfer Beach Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (2) Family (5)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2018 by Angelica

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

2 out of 5

Owners should be ashamed

Pros: The front desk person was very nice.
Cons: A wrecking ball and a new owner.
Location: One of the only other positives.
The owners of this hotel should be ashamed of themselves. The staff. They were pretty good given the situation. For what you are charging people on a nightly basis is absolutely insane that the rooms are 1) From the 90s. 2) Are in complete disrepair. I mean really bad. The carpet is absolutely disgusting. 3) The roll out air conditioners? Really? Can you not afford to install real ones in there 4) No chairs. Just go ahead and bring the lawn furniture inside if you want to sit anywhere besides the bed 5) The pool furniture is gross and old. 6) During the day, all you can hear is vacuum cleaning while they leave the doors open to all the rooms they are cleaning, how relaxing! What are you doing with all the money you are making? Slumlord hotel owners.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jul 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2018 by Angelica

Thank you for taking the time to rate us, Scott, your feedback is very important to us. I appreciate you pointing out the Pros & Cons The Surfer offers. Your feedback will be passed down to owners. I apologize for any inconveniences.

5 out of 5

Location

Perfect location! Restaurants all around, stores, plus the beautiful beach! The staff was amazing from front desk to housekeeping! We will definitely stay here again. Only down side was the pillows, but we can easily navigate around that issue!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 19, 2018 by Angelica

Thank you for such wonderful review, your feedback is valuable to us and we will address it. See you next time.

5 out of 5
Hotel was clean and friendly helpful staff. Very safe area to walk on the boardwalk at night.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Jul 31, 2017

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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. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance 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

  • 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) (15.1 km / 9.4 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. Guests can surf the web using the 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)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

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

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

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 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)

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. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. 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.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property allows parking for 1 standard-sized vehicle per room. Parking fees of USD 25 per day apply for all vehicles. No over-sized vehicles, such as buses, passenger vans, and campers are permitted.

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. 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.

  • 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
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • 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 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • 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 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

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  • Surfer Beach San Diego
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.