Ratings based on 884 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Definitely won't be going back here. Our room was never cleaned while we stayed. It was noisy and hot in the room. If we didn't have the box fan it would have been terrible. Only plus was that we were close to the beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom bakersfield ca

Beautiful view

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Pros: The view and location.
Cons: Air conditioning
Location: Sports bars, restaurants. The beach is right there. They have bike and surf board rentals. The peir is close.
The hotels location is great. There are plenty of bars and restraunts in walking distance. It was a bit far from Qualcomm stadium, which was the reason for our trip. Other than that location was wonderful. The room are nice, nothing fancy but clean. The only comfort compliant is there is no air conditioning. I thought being right on the beach the breeze would cool the room down. However it was cool outside but very hot in the room even with all the windows open.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Phoenix, AZ

Nice location to the beach and area

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Pros: location and ease of the hotel
Cons: shower and bathroom size and lighting and cleaning of the bathroom
Location: location right off the beach and perfect! World Famous was right nextdoor to hotel and was central to all things PB!
We enjoyed our stay at the Surfer hotel as it was off the beach, perfect central location in PB and the sound of the ocean into the room with air was a comfort. the bathroom was small (shower) I mean closet small and could be cleaned better. However, the parking was good, was quiet at night during sleep time as they pride on this and very accomodating overall! Loved it and we would stay again and again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Glendale Arizona

One of a kind

Posted Oct 17, 2014
Everything was good. Definitely I'll go back. Feels like I got a new home. Nothing will put you to sleep better than listening to the ocean you're that close.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Great location

Posted Oct 8, 2014
Pros: Location is great. Near a variety of restaurants and cafes, and right on the beach. Awesome
Cons: Rooms are good but apart from the bed, and balcony there is not place to sit. An arm chair or a few chairs and a small table would be ideal.
Location: Right on beach with restaurants, bars, cafes all around.
Great location right on the beach next to restaurants and cafes all within walking distance. No AC in rooms is a negative but since the hotel in right on the beach it was not uncomfortable. You will need to leave the sliding door open and back bathroom window for air circulation which means there will be some extra noise. They leave ear plugs for you on the night stand so apparently they know this. Room is well decorated and well maintained. It's an old hotel so don't expect 4 or 5 star luxury but the beds are new and comfy. The area is quaint, like a local community beach style. Hit the beach or people watch at a cafe or out on the strand. You can do it all day long and not be bored.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Best thing about hotel was location

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Its an old hotel....nothing fancy at all. Would have been nice to drink cocktails at the pool....or even on the beach....but thats not allowed.
Location: Bars/restaurants.....and we used Uber to get around everywhere....gas lamp, navy ship yard, qaulcom stadium, balboa park....all within 15 minutes.
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.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom San Diego CA

Outdated Simple Hotel

Posted Oct 7, 2014
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!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New Yok

excellent

Posted Oct 3, 2014
Pros: Views are spectacular. Adam & Umet were were, very helpful. They made us feel at home! Views especially the sunsets every evening!!!!!
Cons: None
Location: Stores and restaurants are near and great. Rolarcoaster & Crystal Pier are near by so is Sea World where we saw from our balcony fireworks.
The staff was so helpful & friendly. We enjoyed walks along the beach as well as restaurants
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom San Jose, CA

Pretty much a dump

Posted Oct 1, 2014
Pros: Close to the beach and shops.
Cons: air conditioning, quality of building, pretty much everything.
Location: Plenty of things around.
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.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location on the beach

Posted Sep 27, 2014
Cons: Roll down shade on patio would be great
Location: Good food steps away... world famous and woody's!
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!