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Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego

3-star3 stars
711 Pacific Beach DriveSan DiegoCA92109United States of America

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Mission Beach
  • Free WiFi
Beautiful beach
Great location
Could use a good cleaning
More comfort would be nice
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From 746 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego

from $161
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 53 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 41-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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. Open daily.

Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40.00

Self parking costs USD 20 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego


  • In Pacific Beach
  • Mission Beach - 25 min walk
  • Belmont Park - 28 min walk
  • Mission Bay Park - 44 min walk
  • Bird Rock - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • SeaWorld - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • La Jolla Cove - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Ocean Beach Park - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 23 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 34 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 40 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Old Town Station - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station - 17 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 18 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 725 reviews

Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
One night stay. Front desk clerks very friendly. Older hotel but very clean, comfortable bed. Right on the beach, very enjoyable.
Lily, us1 night trip
Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego
Old style beach hotel
This is an old showing its age beach hotel. The walls are thin, they provide ear plugs on the night stand. The crowd is young, which means late night parties and drunk talk outside of your door into the early hours, think 2-4 am. That said staying close to the beach, and the ability to walk to restaurants and take early morning walks on the beach are worth a lot.
Stephen, us3 night trip
Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Right on the beach and very convenient location. Assuming you dont plan on spending much time in your room and want to enjoy the beach it is definitely worth staying at. If you plan to relax in your room for extended hours I would find different accomadations as it is slightly outdated.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Just a beach hotel with a view
The ocean view and beach boardwalk location was great. Good proximity to bars and restaurants. The noise from the rooftop HVAC unit was so loud that you could barely hear the sound of the ocean waves. The condition of the hotel was that of a typical old beach hotel, in need of repairs and updates. The staff was very helpful & accommodating.
George, us3 night trip
Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Ok hotel in great location
It was ok. The beds sucked, but the location made it worth it
Reuben, us3 night trip

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Surfer Beach Hotel, San Diego

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