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Reviewed 30 November 2012

This small hotel was perfect for our family vacation (2 adults and 3 children). I was impressed with the size of the rooms, the great staff, and the location of the hotel! The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable! Nothing is better than swimming in the hotel pool and being able to see the ocean right next to...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

Small hotel in a beautiful location at Pacific Beach. No restaurant but they do a really nice breakfast. Plenty of places along the oceanfront to eat. The staff are just lovely. So helpful from the time you arrive until the time you leave. Loved it and highly recommend!

Thank Reilly1716
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 29 November 2012

My family of four recently stayed at the Pacific terrace Hotel for 4 days over Thanksgiving and we were blown away. Within feet from the beach and the Pacific Ocean this hotel and the view it offered us was out of this world. We travelled from PA for a western vacation through southern California and I can't imagine a better...

Thank Grant Y
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 29 November 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Pacific Terrace. From the front desk always greeting us, to the housekeeping always having a smile. We got to San Diego early and they let us check in, having us look at two suite so we could have the view we wanted. Very helpful with restaurants and things to do. We slept great,...

Thank Lisa S
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 28 November 2012

I got a really good deal on this hotel through Southwest Airlines vacations. It included our flights from Phoenix, a rental car, and five nights at the hotel. The staff was super friendly and helpful, especially our bellhop who told us about area restaurants and showed us all the amenities of the hotel and our room. It was a near...

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PTHSanDiego, Manager at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for writing about your stay. I’m glad you enjoyed the room and I agree the partial view rooms still have incredible views. I like your recommendations for the odd bathroom space in those particular rooms and we will keep them in mind during our next remodel. Thank you for the housekeeping notes, I will look into them...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Not for the business traveler for sure. The view is amazing but who cares if you arrive late and leave early. You need a good night sleep. Check in: efficient and pleasant Location: lost of restaurants around + the usual Starbucks/Ralph/CVS Room: very nice "island" feeling BUT: very noisy guests who would not tone it down when the reception called...

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PTHSanDiego, Manager at Pacific Terrace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Pacific Terrace Hotel and for writing about your stay. I am very sorry for the excess noise you experienced and that you were not able to enjoy the views or the pool. I do hope the staff was as responsive as they normally are in their assistance with the noise levels. We have...

Northern California
Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days in the "low" season. A bit pricey, but I guess appropriate for the beach community. Especially being literally on the beach. The room was very nice and clean, very much a "Tommy Bahama" feel. The shower was clean (which is a big must for me). The staff was great. We were originally in room...

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Lisbon, NY
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I will rate this as one of my best all time experiances at a hotel. The facilities and the location were amazing. The staff was extreamly warm and friendly. They truly made you feel like a VIP! The boardwalk and the beach are only a fews steps from the door. We also enjoyed the use fo the hotels bicycles to...

Thank RiverRatLisbon_NY
Clinton, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I picked this hotel based on the location and beautiful pictures on their website - all of which were accurate. I was disappointed at check in when my full ocean view room (209) was partially obstructed by a large (albeit beautiful) palm tree. They didn't have any other rooms to move us to that evening so we decided to stay...

Thank BrendaMen
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We spent 11 nites at the Pacific Terrace, it is difficult to find 1 thing lacking at this hotel, beyond excellent staff with knowledge in all areas, a great breakfast buffet, very clean, and so close to the beach. This is where I would stay again and again. The personal attention paid to each and every guest was excellent. Thanks...

Thank Darwin G

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a sandy bluff overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides Four Diamond, beachfront accommodations in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. Kick off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing California coast.Treat yourself to a massage by the pool (charge),a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in our portable beach chairs, and sun umbrellas, out on the warm sand.Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids (and grownups)! Located at the far north end of Pacific Beach's oceanfront boardwalk, our central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing and cycling. We're also just down the road from the city's world-renown attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Legoland, Torrey Pines State Beach, and just eight miles north of San Diego's International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Terrace Hotel

Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109-2444
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $382 - $860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Terrace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Pacific Terrace San Diego
Hotel Pacific Terrace
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#6 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
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