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Surfer Beach Hotel is located within 2 miles of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay Park and Belmont Park. Seaworld is 2.4 miles from the hotel.
This beachfront hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and offers direct access to the beach and boardwalk. The property also offers business services and complimentary wireless Internet access. For guest convenience, Surfers Beach Hotel provides laundry facilities, concierge services, and parking for a fee. The front desk is also open 24 hours and a multilingual staff is on hand to assist. Coffee is available in the lobby area. Adjacent to the hotel is a restaurant/bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The four-storey beach hotel features 53 rooms on 4 floors. Beds have pillowtop mattresses and are dressed with premium bedding. Each room offers a refrigerator, iron/ironing board, wireless Internet access (surcharge), phone with voicemail and flat-screen television with cable service and premium channels. Rollaway beds are available in all rooms. Bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers (on request). Housekeeping (daily) is provided.
Given the worst possible room, but was able to switch. Difficulty with key/cards. Remote tor tv had no batteries. Had to run around in the shower to get wet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely not a 3 Star"
For starters, we were left ear plugs on our night stand at check in. And we needed them! And what hotel does not have air conditioning?! Very hard to sleep in 78 degrees. Hotel room looked recently remodel, and done nicely. But the rest of the hotel was VERY run down. Also, old stairways were poorly lit at night, and gave off a very unsafe feeling. […] Definitely won't stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beach front value"
Great location and staff. No A/C in my room but didn't need it as long as the door was open to let in the breeze.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Disgusting, do not stay here."
Horrible, disgusting, dirty, gross, I don't recommend this to anyone. Not as advertised in the pictures at all. Stains on comforter, boogers on ceiling, tobacco spit all over balcony, no seating in room, only bed. Did I tell you it was dirty! We refused to stay and went to a different hotel it was that bad.Genuine Expedia guest review
"surfer beach hotel"
Great hotel in a great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spring break fun"
Great hotel. Lots of fun. Steps away from the sand and surf. Many ammenities within walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Grubby Mold Pit very close to beach"
We knew we weren't booking the fanciest place in town, but the pictures here on hotels.com and the description of the rooms and property lead us to believe this place would at least be a clean spot to crash after a day on the beach. Sadly that was way off. Our groundfloor room featured soaking wet carpets, an uncleaned bathroom with half-used toiletries […] and no ventilation whatsoever. We left halfway into our stay and retreated to a nicer hotel for the same price, at the price of losing direct beach access. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean hotel but very noisy"
My family and I arrived on a Thursday. When we first got here I went to the front desk to check in and the lady working that day was very rude. After we got our keys we went to our room. The room was very spacious. It had a little kitchen, living room area, bedroom, and a bathroom. The room appeared to be very clean. At night as we were getting ready […] for bed we noticed there were ear plugs by the bed...well that's because we were on the first floor in front of the pool and bar. It was noisy all night long! I wish they would of have me an option when I booked because I would have never booked that room. So if you plan on staying here make sure it's not on the 1st floor. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"friendly, no frills, on the beach"
The Surfer is the only place I stay in San Diego. Get an ocean front room and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Walking to everything, the view was great, the service was good, the towels were cheap and rough, the bed and sheets were nice, the walls are thin, the nearby restaurants are really good, the beach is awesome, i'll stay there again anytime, great bang for your buck!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great spot, not so great hotel"
the hotel room was not nearly as nice as the website lead us to believe. Our partial ocean view was a small window over our couch.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the beach!"
Great hotel if you like to surf/bodyboard. it's not called Surfer Beach for nothing:) Walk out of the hotel and you are on the beach. Hotel is a motel type thing. But I was pleasantly surprised at how clean everything is in the room. Nice carpet, flat screen TV, decent furnishing and so on.. No funny smells, no strange stains, etc. No, it's not fancy […] but is very neat and clean. In room complimentary WiFi is a joke, I am not sure, it feels like a bad dial-up. Otherwise service is just fine, fast and easy check in, fresh coffee at front desk (and coffeemaker in the room). Have I mentioned it's right on the beach with a great surf? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was not our first stay at the hotel, and we will go again. The rooms are not fancy, but comfortable enough, and it's nice to have a little fridge. The location is terrific - right on the beach and you can walk to everything you might need.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved being right on the ocean."
The staff at the Surfer Beach was amazing. I thought I had a reservation for Saturday, March 23 but when I arrived I discovered I was homeless. The staff called near by hotels for me and found my daughter and I a wonderful hotel several blocks away. The staff could have said sorry we do not have a reservation but went above and beyond. Thank you so […] much!! I am looking forward to my next visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Pacific Beach experience"
The hotel is perfect for a Pacific Beach experience. Its a one off hotel just like most retail establishments are in Pacific Beach. The location is outstanding - depending on your room, you're just steps away from the beach. But the room was quiet, clean and the bed was comfortable. My room lacked an ability to get fresh air without having the patio […] door open. The parking is complicated. The spaces are so small that if you park next to a big car, you can't open your door. But I always found something. Try the local pizza hole in the wall across the parking lot. It was very reasonable and really good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was perfect for what I wanted. Many of the reviews were negative and I'm not sure why. Yes, it's an older hotel so don't expect extra amenities. My room had a great view of the beach. The location is great. It is walking distance to downtown bars and the beach, what more could you ask for for a weekend getaway? The hotel room was fine for […] my needs. You're 20 steps from the beach, so why would you spend any time in the room anyway? I will definitely go back to this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Forget about sleeping"
Great location on the beach but surrounded by party bars that stay open until 2 AM and impossible to even think about trying to sleep until 3 in the morning. Very loud. First floor rooms are caves looking into a small pool. Would never go back!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Affordable Hotel"
This was my first visit to San Diego, and I was so happy with my hotel choice! As a single female who travels frequently and is pretty picky, I wanted something safe, clean,comfortable, affordable, and on the beach yet close to the airport, and that's exactly what this hotel is. The staff was friendly, the room and bathroom were clean and updated, the […] bed and linens were comfy; the refrigerator in the room was convenient. It was both soothing to leave the patio door open at night to hear the ocean, and energizing to go for a walk in the morning right outside the door on the path along the beach. I had a wonderful experience at this hotel and would recommend it as a more affordable, but no less comfortable option than a resort. I actually loved this location, right on Pacific Beach, much better than being secluded at a resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"fantastic hotel! :)"
I absolutely loved my stay at Surfer Beach Hotel.Staff was very friendly. The beach was literally at my fight. My view was fantastic! (I chose an ocean view room) People were constantly cleaning.The room was very clean and modern. The bed was super comfy! The housekeeping staff was very helpful and whenever I requested anything (more coffee, towels), […] it was brought quickly. The location is great! There are so many different shops and different food places everywhere. I recommend trying Kahunas homemade icecream... Delicious! Belmont Park was down the street too so that was awesome. Only complaint would be neighbors, but I did choose Spring break weekend andy neighbors were drunk college kids so that was expexted. Will definitely stay again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"location, location, location"
Not a bad place to stay. Nothing extravagant, but it's a great bang for the buck. Not to mention Pacific beach is literally just a few steps away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect for PB"
Its right on the beach, and the rooms are perfect for the price, nothing fancy but it was great for a family. We had trouble with our first room so the next night they switched us to a different room with a beautiful view of the beach, very accommadating!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a good stay, staff was very helpfull. Room was clean,Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was unfriendly. Hotel in great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location & Value"
The Surfer is not the grandest of places. It needs a lot of simple improvements. However, we stayed here because of the location and its price. It was worth sacrificing a few niceties for the prime location. The staff was very friendly and accomodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what we expected"
The pictures make it look nicer then the really are. We had a bottom level room that we upgraded to ocean view. We happened to be there during spring break. Wrong neighborhood for a quiet family get a way. They had earplugs waiting for us by our room phone. Which we had to end up using. The first night was loud and very hard to sleep with a toddler, […] but once we moved to the top floor and all the college kids were gone it was better. Rooms are small. Not even a bathtub or a microwave. Great location though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed here in the past. We decided to stay there again due to the fact it is moderately priced, and we were supposed to be in a junior suite, which was pictured on Hotels.com when we made the reservation. When we arrived, the suite was nothing like what was described/pictured. We informed the front desk, and their reply was basically that is […] all we have. The pictures showed a room with two TVs. The staff said none of their rooms have two TVs. It was full of loud college kids the entire time. I think the staff made a point to keeps the noise levels under control, but they can only do so much. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed 2 nights. We were given no cups on the first night. We did not get any towels the second night. Parking was $15 per night but places were cramped and scarce.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great beach location !"
Just steps away from the beach,with great views from your balcony .Genuine Expedia guest review
"cheap hotel on the beach"
The hotel is an old hotel that had some upgrads by painting. Room was sall witha small bath If your looking for an inexpensive and clean hotel for a one room and only a shower. It had a sall wall heater next to the bed. if your looking for a cheap hotel for a short stay at the beach, as it is clean with easy access to the beach and dinningGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice cheap hotel right on the beach"
It was ok. Great location. Walls were very thin. Seemed llike a college party hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good choice for vacation."
The best thing going for this hotel is the view. You can't beat looking at the ocean. It could use a few little things, more comfortable balcony chairs, small table in the room, that kind of thing. But overall it was very nice and CLEAN room. The price is very compareable. The staff helpful, and knowledgable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice, but more then I'd like to spend"
honestly this is more then I'd like to spend on a hotel, but it was nice. And the area really is perfect for chillin. I will say this though, there are a TON of hotels around this place and a lot of them look cheaper. Including a hostel less then 0.1 mile away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old Nasty Hotel."
Let me start by saying this hotel was hard to find. It should be rated on the minus side of scoring. The hotel was old, and the rooms were small, worn, dirty, no amanities, or parking. If you wanted to park in there lot they charged you 15 dollars a day that I was not told this at time of booking. They said if I did not like it I could find some where […] else to stay! Also, they said I should get my parking back from hotels.com its there problem! The ocen view I was promised did not happen, they laughed when I told them I was suppose to get an ocen view, my view was a resturant roof top! Needless to say this was a horrible experiance and I will not be using your service or saying at that hotel ever again!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice on beach hotel"
the staff was friendly .and the hotel clean .The only complaint I had was no in room coffee, they do have coffee for free in the lobby but of course you have to get dressed and go outside to get it.Genuine Expedia guest review
The blanket are dirty and the room is old. Has a unpleasant smell.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Pacific Beach experience!"
Was allowed to check in early, at 1:30pm. The room was small, but awesome. The view and balcony was perfect, as was the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location, location, location."
Overall this hotel is a little dowdy and our room, #407, was small and smelled like old dogs. However, we had a perfect ocean view, a balcony, and easy beach access for $70 a night. The staff was very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A little run down"
We wish that staff was more receptive to concerns raised.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location, location, location. This older hotel is right on the most beautiful beach!! Great in late January during the week. As the week-end approached, so did the crowds grow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel has great location and the "World Famous" restaurant, (yep, that's the name), has fantastic food. However, the hotel charges you twenty dollars a day for parking, the Wi-Fi was not working and our room key card quit working and we had to be continually let in by staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great rates, location, and people! VERY nice room."
We checked in at the hotel, the employees were very relaxed and nice, funny even. There's free cappacinos and coffee in the lobby. The saltwater pool wasn't as warm as I thought, but the ocean is RIGHT THERE. 360 degree view on our floor, we had an amazing 2 nights there. Walked to the amusement park at mission beach, and also had some time to surf […] and do some small adventures around the town. Great location, great atmosphere, safe, and fun. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room keys had to be recoded nearly at every entrance to room. Noisy place, w no microwave & lousy tv. Internet did not work in am, and was slower than dial up! It was very close to beach, could hear the ocean from "patio" door. That was the only good part-beach proximity. Glad the cost was discounted, because I've stayed at nicer motel 6's. Bed was […] comfortable, but room had no chair to sit in. It was the bed or the floor. No place to set up suitcase either. Only acceptable because it was at the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We did get warm sleeping, and they did not have air conditioning or ceiling fan.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Room without chairs or table"
The only hotel has no chairs or table in the room?Genuine Expedia guest review
"truly ocean front"
This was the basic hotel we expected. Ocean views and comfortable beds were our priority. The beds were comfortable and the location was great. We had two rooms for two couples for 7 nights. When we checked in we asked to be as close together as possible with the best view possible. I can't say the check in clerk was very accomodating. He tried to give […] one couple (us) the very worst room in the hotel. Right across from the loud mechanical room with a view of the restaurant. He moved us to a room with a slightly better view, but two queens instead of a king and a bathroom with a tiny shower. We know it was a busy week, but for our first few days, we could see that many nicer rooms were vacant. We're not quite sure why two couples staying for an entire week weren't important enough customers to accomodate in a better way. Now that we've seen the area, we feel we can find a moderately priced beach front that is more accomodating. That being said, every other staff member was kind and helpful. We might have tried to ask the manager for a change, but we were on vacation and didn't want to spoil it by alienating the staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
NOT MUCH !!! NO A/C, TV DIDN'T WORK, SLIDING DOOR BROKEN AND NO HELP FROM MANAGEMENTGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great funky place to spend a weekend or a week."
I have been staying here frequently since the early 90's but this was my first visit since 2006. I am pleased to report The Surfer has not changed since my last visit. It is still the same quirky,funky place I remember. The World Famous restaurant is still there and still serving very edible fare. The beach is right there and we left our balcony door […] open every night so we could fall asleep to the gentle roar of waves rolling in. This is not an upscale place but it it is comfotable and the staff is friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Location was good. Hotel was outdated. We had 2 rooms. The shower was so short you had to bend over to wash your hair.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location but so-so otherwise"
Was in Pacific Beach (just N. of San Diego) for annual family XMAS get together. Hotel location is next to beach and near local restaurants and shops ( Athena Greek restaurant about 1 mi. is excellent and reasonable). Area is not great for higher end shopping or dining, but fine for beach activities. Hotel is one of many old and run down ones along […] the beach. Our room had a nice beach view but many of the other rooms do not. It was reasonably clean but shower was tiny and room quite small. Had an old-fashioned electric wall heater with a knob to diddle for heater setting--which you need in winter. Afternoon Reception guy was not helpful, but AM checkout lady was fine. It's unlikely we'll stay here again, but it's far from the worst hotel I've been in. Best Western next door looked more modern and will compare next time we're here. Catamaran (much fancier, but still in major need of renovation) is across the street. We've stayed there too but they have upped their rates a lot. If you stay there make sure it's in one of their bungalows and not the high rise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right on the beach"
This is not a new hotel but it is well maintained and the room was clean and comfortable. It is within walking distance to restaurants, shops etc. The best part is that it is right on the beach which is why we booked it and why we will return!!!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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