Let me start this right. If you are one of those people who like to complain about the carpet stain in your room don't stay here. If you are one of those people who enjoy your vacation for a breathtaking view, being steps to the beach, and being steps to great bars and restaurants than stay here. The surfer is in an A+ location with an A++ view of the […] beach and sunset. It's an old building as all in the neighborhood are but are you visiting to sit in your hotel room or are you visiting for the beach and town of PB. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best thing about hotel was location"
The hotel location was fantastic.....right on the beach....right on the bike/running/walking path....convenient to many restaurants/bars.....I'm usually a hotel snob and want the best hotels possible but we were on a budget and although the room was just ok we ended up having a great time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Outdated Simple Hotel"
No air conditioning and no closets or place to hang clothes and no chairs in room and shower not clean and rude front desk staff. Avoid this hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
Once again, this hotel catered to my needs perfectly, with great service, and they were able to book the room I requested no problem. It is right on the beach and is in the perfect location, close to restaurants and businesses, with ample parking and nice, clean, comfortable rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was so helpful & friendly. We enjoyed walks along the beach as well as restaurantsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty much a dump"
It was a hot, humid day and there's no A/C. They give you a box fan, but you have to have your front door open to get air flow. It was unbearable. Had work to do, but couldn't stay in the room. My ocean view was more of a view of the restaurant roof. Screen door was broken. No shear drapes. No real amenities. No coffee maker. No table or chair. Dressing […] area/sink was behind the front door. Noisy little fridge. Only one outlet for electronics and it was in a corner so my stuff had to sit on the floor. Small room. No way 2 people would fit comfortably. A lot of restaurants nearby. Yeah, but at 6:00 in the morning when they do the food deliveries, its not so cool. Trucks everywhere. Just a place to crash after beach all day and party all night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location on the beach"
This hotel is older and dated. They do a good job to keep it clean and kept up. It was nice to have a room facing the beach and surf. Small patio to hang out on. Too sunny and hot to be on patio in afternoon to sunset. Nice in am. Ok for the price. And we wanted to be active and not so much hang in the room. Our king bed was very comfy and waves crashing […] all night brought deep sleep and pleasant dreams! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"It's a bit run down, but clean and comfortable"
wasn't too happy to find out I had to pay additional for parking, I'm staying there why shoul I have to pay for parking too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"HOTEL RIGHT BY THE BEACH"
A very well worn hotel in all respects. The location is ideal for beach lovers and surfers. Breakfast quality and surroundings looked like we imagined 1970' BUTLINS would have been... Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. Hotels rooms were very basic without chairs and coffee maker. Also rooms had NO AIR CONDITIONING and only a portable floor […] fan...consequently the rooms were unpleasantly hot most of the time with some short respite during the night. Not worth the basic $ 167 per night for room only + sales tax + $ 15 per day in an open car park A HOTEL TO BE AVOIDED! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No Air Conditioning in Rooms"
No Air Conditioning in room, hotel was old and run down. Only good thing was it was right on the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is awesome. I went to San Diego for fun and to surf. Beach is steps away and the pool is nice. Some issues we had: no air conditioning so it was difficult to sleep at times. Parking was $15 a days. Hotels should not charge guests for parking. There was no chair in room. It would also be nice if the hotel loaned bikes to use. The outside of […] the hotel building needs a new paint job. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, location, location!"
Step off the patio to the beautiful Pacific Beach Boardwalk. Patio/Pool is directly next to World Famous restaurant, a little strange because people feel right next to you while in the pool. Clean, need more towels in the room because of location. Biggest disappointment was no Air Conditioning but I guess I understand when my screen door pretty much […] opened to the beach! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"All that I imagined it would be"
No surprises with this hotel. It's an older hotel and that's noticeable but it did the job and liked it's close proximity to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No AC No Ceiling fans to hot need some ventilationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We did plenty of research to look for a nice hotel on the beach at a decent price. After seeing pictures and wanting to stay on the beach. We decided the Surf Hotel would fit our needs. I thought we had booked a King suit with ocean/partial ocean view. We ended up in a cave on the 1st floor next the pool. The room is very dated. I remember having a […] dresser like that when I was 18 moving out and buying something from a garage sale. NO Air conditioning. However they do give you $15 floor fan. The beds are a complete joke. I have no idea how old the mattress is? And if you like sleeping on sand paper sheets. Than this is the place for you!! The staff was pretty friendly but definite room for improvement Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Awesom Beach Room"
My Boyfriend and I stayed a few nights here for a mini vacation and we really loved it. It's an older hotel, but has been well kept so I still rate it a 5-very satisfied under the condition/maintenance of hotel. It is right on the beach, with the second floors and above having the best view of the water. The room was clean and the bed very comfy. The […] hotel staff was super friendly and is within walking distance of several places to eat. We plan to stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expensive for what you get"
While the hotel is right on the Beach that is about the only great attribute. The rooms were clean but lacked any nice details with cheap not chic carpet, curtains, furniture etc. EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT YOU GET!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location on the beach"
We stayed before a couple of days ! this time we stayed the entire week - very quiet and pleasant - everything you need is around - great food recommandation - you don't need a car - Con parking is pricey $15 a dayGenuine Expedia guest review
"not what i expected at all"
Location was perfect, walked right out to the beach and that's exactly what we were looking for. Now the hotel itself what definitely not what we expected, at least not for the price we paid for. The shower was super small there was a smell through out the room. It just did not feel comfortable. With all the money they charge per night you would think […] they would have some money to updated it. Will not be going back Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
No air conditioning this hotel is like a frat house ran by incompetent people its super dirtyGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a great location if you want to spend most of your time on the beach. Access to the beach was within minutes. It's not the best hotel, but, for the price, it works. It's next to a really good coffee shop "Woodys" that has excellent coffee and food. It's near alot of activity and we had a great time. The rooms are equivalent to an Inn so don't […] expect alot. We wanted to be close to the beach so we expect much from the hotel for the price. It's a typical cheap beach room. We would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Unclean Rooms and No AC"
Room had beautiful ocean view and was within walking to distance to shops and restaurants. But at over $320 a night you would expect a clean room with AC and consistent hot water for showering. Drapes and carpet extremely dirty plus ceramic tile falling off in bathroom. Hard to find positive in this hotel even when you're on vacation!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is not worth the price. We were shocked and disappointed by the condition: The building was old, outdated and in poor condition, we did not get the 3rd floor as we were promised, the first floor room to which we were assigned did not have a "partial view of the ocean," as we were told (only a partial view of the pool), the sleeper sofa was […] dirty, old and uncomfortable, the tiny bathroom and shower curtain smelled horribly like mildew, there was no fan in the bathroom, the windows were old, the window screen was broken so flies and bugs came in, the tiny coffee maker was cheap and broken. Every morning we awoke to gallons and gallons of water pouring off of the roof (or somewhere from the building onto the sidewalk next to our door), and it lasted for over over an hour each time. The hotel claims that it is "green," but the pouring water was extremely wasteful in this drought. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The beach was great.."
But they could improve the room. Put in ceiling fans. Clean the mold from under the plastic chairs & tables... The showers could be bigger.... The bath cabinet needed to be undated (real dirty)!!!! Take out the carpet, it smells... The curtains were dirty... But the beach was great....Genuine Expedia guest review
"On the beach"
Not a comfortable room. Tiny, and very muggy, no air conditioning. Ugly shower with only cold water. The outdoor shower was much better. I left after the first night, and stayed else where for the next 2 nights of my trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No AC in the room?"
We just stay at this hotel it was okay, but no AC in the room and it was hot hot hot. What kind of hotel in 2014 dose not have AC???Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in a great location. We stayed on the fourth floor and all te rooms have balconies facing the ocean, so that was great! We saw dolphins swim by every morning, which was awesome! That is what you're paying for when you stay here...the location and view. The hotel itself is nothing extra. If it wasn't on the beach you'd probably pay $60 […] for it. If you're looking for luxury stay somewhere else. If you're more interested in the atmosphere and the beach it's great! My only complaint is we were very warm the whole time. I know it's been an unusually hot summer in San Diego so normally their rooms would probably be fine, but no air conditioning and 85* outside is not too fun. They do have a box fan in the room which helped and we called the front desk to see if we could get another fan which they brought up to the room for us. With both box fans running and the balcony door opened it was okay but air conditioning would be a great addition to this hotel. The staff was very nice. I would stay again if it was in a cooler month. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location but not worth the price"
Arrived around 4:30 and hotel room was hot but no ac, which is not mentioned on the website. Talked to the front desk and they said it is mentioned on their website but not expedia. I would have not booked the room without it.Great location and everything was easy to get to, parking is tight but no problems there.Genuine Expedia guest review
We picked this hotel because it was beachfront, but that was its only redeemable quality. The sheets were dirty and stained. The room was dirty; the table lamp's faux leather peeling off. The top of the headboards were covered in dust. The screen on the door was broken so the door could not be shut properly. And because there was not ac; we needed to […] keep the door open. But we couldn't do that and and have a locked door. We called the front desk and were sent immediately to voice mail. There was no hot water. Tried to shower at 11 at night and at 10 in the am. No hot water either time.Enjoyed being so close to the beach, but was VERY GRATEFUL that we stayed only one night. Will never stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the beach!"
After reading other reviews I was pleasantly surprised. People need to realize that this is a beach hotel. It is NOT the Hyatt. I noticed all of the things that previous reviewers wrote but none of them were a problem. The fixtures will rust being so close to salt water. There is no A/C. Don't need it with the sea breeze. The only "Noise" I heard at […] night was the waves. I can deal with that noise anytime. Staff was friendly. Parking spots are small but usable. (If other guests park straight and within lines) We had a nice stay. The location cant be beat. Close to shopping and restaurants and of course the beach. Views were wonderful. We were on the third floor. Very pleased. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the beach"
The very best thing about this hotel is that it is just a quick walk to the beach and that you can see the ocean from most rooms. Although it is an older hotel, they have done a good job of upgrading it. The bathroom is small but serviceable. The desk people are very friendly and helpful. No breakfast, but coffee in the lobby. This is not a four-star […] hotel, but still very nice for the location. I don't know how the staff keeps up with all the sand, but they do! Don't expect air conditioning, but it does cool down at night and there is a box fan in the closet. Parking is extra, but having a spot is essential on this busy beach. You can walk or bike just about anywhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not to good"
The location is wonderful, when I booked my room I was told that they just hold the room on a credit card but when you get there you can pay cash. I was not told that they require a credit card for incidental hold until you check out. The rooms have no air conditioning, and are very small. The shower is extremely small and when I checked in I was given […] a room that was being worked on. To top it off my car was hit in the parking lot and they did nothing about it!! It was a hit and run so my family trip turned into a nightmare, their parkings are ridiculously close together!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Your paying for the location and the location is great! Hotel does not have A/C but they include a fan in the room. Room also has a small fridge but theres only one trash can and it's in the bathroom. I paid double for one night over the weekend would of been nice for hotel to include parking since it is their parking lot instead I had to pay an additional […] fee for parking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location hotel needs major renovation"
We were supposed to stay 4 nights after 1st night moved to a different hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"By the sea"
Arrived late and room was good. Has a little kitchenette. It was unusual to not be able to have a cross breeze, add opening the patio door leads right to the pool and community area, was not a safe option without a way to secure preventing entrance to the room. You can walk right out to the ocean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love the location"
The rooms are very nasty especially the sofa I just didn't want to touch anything you need to bring something to cover it along with house shoes. The nightly rate of 265.00 should bring something cleaner.I would check out the hotels before renting here.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel by the Pacific Ocean."
it was just truly an amazing experience! watching the waves having tons of restaurants around you and shopping truly awesomeGenuine Expedia guest review
I thought it was awesome. I loved the view from the room. I loved the location. A very small shower, and a very tight parking lot. Not great if you have a full sized truck. Overall, I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ocean View Hotel with tough parking"
Hotel views and beach experience is excellent. Beach is just out front. Not my first time at this hotel. However, management and staff seem to lose control over the rules and surfer customers and local beach crowd take over. Personal beach items sometimes clutter up around the pool and corridors. Noisy hotel guests w surfboards and beach equipment are […] sometimes trailing sand and water through the outside corridors. Parking is atrocious...lines are tight...trucks and sedans are near impossible fit...had to crawl out passenger door 2 times w/ a compact. Parking is made worse with locals poaching on the lot. 5 cars were attempted to be towed and guests were asked to go to other locations to park and then get validation from a restaurant. BTW the hotel charges $15/day extra for parking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is a little run down, but was clean and the front desk attendant was very nice and friendly. I loved the location! It was just down a flight of stairs, past the small pool, out a back door, and we were on the beach! For the money, the access to the beautiful beach was worth every cent!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Decent hotel right on the boardwalk and beach."
Great beach hotel. Nice enough. Rooms a little small and carpet a little damp and sandy but i'm sure thats hard to keep up with. Can't beat the location, the pool, the restaurant and Woody's coffee shop all within steps of your room.Genuine Expedia guest review
We booked this online not knowing that the entire hotel doesn't have any AC, the staff was very nice Umit the manager actually upgraded us to a room on the 4th floor but it was hot! Would not stay here unless it is winter/spring.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the pacific ocean"
This Hotel is all about location, if one wants to be by the Ocean this is the place to be, most roons has a ocean view, very easy to get to all the attraction in the SD area. All furniture but the bed need to be replace, the deck on the balconi need to be repairedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will be back"
The location was great. I didn't have to get in my car once the whole vacation. The staff were attentive and friendly. I will be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great time. Staying on the beach is the best way to go hotel staff was very friend Danny at the front desk was great to usGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the beach"
Don't know if we were given the worst room at the hotel, but hopefully other rooms are better. No air conditioning. If you leave door open for air, you have a huge light shining in your room all night. Room was 10 ft from metal gate to pool, so every time anyone went in or out is slammed loudly. Couldn't leave drapes open because everyone that walked […] by could see in to room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The facilities and room are very dirty. On top of all this theres no AC! Great location but not worth what they charge.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Be careful if you want beach view"
My room, 201 was advertised as beach view and it was literally facing a wall with a sliver of the beach in sight. Otherwise it was a nice hotel. Very clean and a great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel feels more like a hostel, but it's on the beach. convenience wise- excellent. the hotel staff are pleasant but largely incompetent, and the rooms are pretty gross. we had to make about 3 trips a day to the front desk for new keys because the ones they issued had about a 4 hour lifespan. i wouldn't stay here again, but the proximity to the […] beach is pretty great. on their website it mentions you can request roll-out beds in any of the rooms. this is false. and don't eat at "world famous" because there was hair in every single plate we ordered. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth the Money!!!!"
This is a motel that was upgraded with some cheap paint . The room was disgusting with Visable stains on everything from the bedding to the sofa. The one good thing was the beach but there are plenty of better hotels with much better views. Don't stay here unless your used to sleeping in cheap motels with an expensive price.Genuine Expedia guest review
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