Surfer Beach Hotel

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On the beach, surfing
On the beach, surfing
On the beach, surfing
Outdoor pool

Overview of Surfer Beach Hotel

Surfer Beach Hotel

3.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor space
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA, 92109

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMission Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMission Bay6 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)21 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Zoo24 min drive

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

  • 208 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

  • 208 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Ocean View Jr Suite

  • 200 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

  • 208 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

  • 208 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 208 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

  • 215 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

San Diego

Surfer Beach Hotel is located in Pacific Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is in the entertainment district and on the beach. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Seaport Village and Fashion Valley Mall. Belmont Park and Hotel Circle are not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Pacific Beach Park - 1 min walk
  • Mission Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mission Bay - 6 min walk
  • Crystal Pier - 9 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Morena - Linda Vista Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 21 min drive


  • La Playa Taco Shop - 3 min walk
  • Baja Beach Cafe - 5 min walk
  • The Green Flash - 5 min walk
  • PB Shore Club - 6 min walk
  • Pacific Beach AleHouse - 6 min walk

About this property

Surfer Beach Hotel

Ocean-view aparthotel with a bar/lounge, near Mission Beach
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free aparthotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Each apartment offers comforts like a pillowtop bed and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and an LED TV with cable channels. A refrigerator, a coffee/tea maker, and a portable fan are among the other amenities available to guests.
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 aparthotel 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.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool.

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

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 30 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Family friendly

  • Cribs (infant beds): USD 15.0 per day

Restaurants on site

  • World Famous

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds: USD 25.0 per day


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Library


  • 41-inch LED TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities
  • Near laundromat


  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 66.42 per accommodation per stay
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the boardwalk
  • Near the airport
  • Near a metro station
  • Near a train station
  • In the entertainment district
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Parasailing nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 53 rooms
  • 3 floors
  • 1 building
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 66.42 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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

Property is 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
Surfer Beach Hotel San Diego
Surfer Beach Hotel Aparthotel
Surfer Beach Hotel Aparthotel San Diego

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 366 out of 986 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 358 out of 986 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 149 out of 986 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 67 out of 986 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 46 out of 986 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Neat little hotel. The rooms are small and no frills but what you’re paying for is location and the location is excellent! Positioned right on the beach and surrounded by restaurants and within walking distance of multiple attractions. All-in-all it’s a good deal and a great place to stay for a beach getaway.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Fabulous location and amazing staff. Rooms could use some upgrades.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Very close to restaurants AND the ocean! Very clean!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I have stayed at this hotel throughout the last 10 years because of its location. Our recent stay was our last. The cleanliness of the room was distrusting. There was bugs all over the ceiling in the shower and in the bathroom. I expressed this through the questionnaire on Expedia. The manager messaged me stating maintenance would come in and when would be a good time. I replied a time, but then they said maintenance wasn’t comfortable coming. They then said the would “upgrade” me to 1st floor room. I was currently on the 2nd floor with ocean view. It wouldn’t have been an upgrade because there wasn’t a view. After that I didn’t hear back from management. That same night our ac unit in the bedroom went out. Maintenance came and fixed it, but it went out again. They had to replace the portable unit with a new one that was much smaller. The unit did not cool the place down very well at all.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I don’t often leave reviews but I read them, and wan to set the record straight for all you people who read the reviews and worry -I had concerns before checking into Surfer Beach Hotel myself… However, once I did I knew without a doubt I had chosen the right hotel and believe me I looked and re-looked and worried due to the silly reviews I had read. Let me just say, a hotel does not remain in business for years without being special, and Surfer Beach is. If you want a 5 star posh indoor hotel, stay across the street at the Catamaran but if you want to be on the boardwalk facing the ocean then Surfer Beach is the place. I arrived with two teens and two pre-teens including myself. We rented a Jr. Suite. I brought a twin size air mattress that allowed me to sleep alone. The room is updated and everything worked. We stayed on the second floor- all rooms somewhat face the ocean. It does not seem so when you enter your room from the outside of the hotel but all the rooms (with exception to the first floor) have a private balcony and overlook the pool and face the ocean. I heard the waves the whole trip. It was peaceful, I only called the front once for more towels and they quickly brought me as many as I requested, and to get another room key which was not an issue. I had wanted to bring my chihuahua but did not due to reviews that made me feel it was unsafe but next time - and there will be many more next times, I will bring her. This place is GREAT! I want to go back!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022