Ratings based on 1,222 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Old hotel by the beach.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
They had water problems, although they were fixed it still was a problem. The room was small and not very clean. It did have a great view but not worthy of staying at this hotel again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel beside the beach!

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Good hotel, just beside the beach for an affordable price. Great staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 9, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for being our guest!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

You can't beat the view.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
The views from an ocean view room are spectacular. You can sit on your balcony and have unobstructed views of the sand, Pacific Ocean and nightly sunsets. Leave your sliding door open at night to be lulled to sleep by crashing waves. Woody's coffee is adjacent and has the best coffee, breakfast and lunch. While this is not a luxury hotel, you can't beat the price.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 9, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
Thanks for the great review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from canada

great location

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Close to the beach and some great restaurants(world famous) for lunch and dinner. And Woodys beachfront for a tasty breakfast.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 2, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
Thanks for the feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hotel direkt am Strand mit tollen Zimmern.

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Wir waren für 3 Nächte in diesem Hotel und hatten dort ein Zimmer mit Balkon für knapp 100 Euro pro Nacht. Meerblick inkl. Die Zimmer sind sauber und relativ groß (kleine Küchenzeile, Sofa). Auch die Zimmer ohne Balkon haben diese Größe. Einzig das Bad ist sehr sehr klein und ohne Waschtisch oder ähnliches. Nur ein einzelnes kleines Waschbecken. Tv Empfang war teilweise sehr schlecht. Das Restaurant nebenan ist sehe zu empfehlen (worlds famous)
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 2, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
Glad to read you enjoyed your stay!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 26, 2016
The hotel is right on the beach. The whole time I was there I had the sliding door open as I could and wanted to hear the ocean. The staff is friend and helpful. Just remember if you are driving a car there, there is a daily parking charge as parking is hard to find on the beach and in that way you are guaranteed a spot. I would stay there again if visiting SAN DIEGO. Close to everything!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 2, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for choosing the Surfer!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to the beach and friendly staff

Posted Jan 22, 2016
Pros: The location
Cons: The hotel can be updated
Good experience. Good location and all staff were friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
Thanks for the compliments. We are constantly improving the furnishings and accommodations. I hope you come back again to see the positive updates!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Breakfast is the best way to start your day!

Posted Jan 20, 2016
We stayed at a cheaper hotel for two previous nights and the free, accessible, healthy breakfast was worth reviewing that hotel higher than surfer beach. But we loved surfer beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay! We do not have the facilities to offer breakfast but are lucky to work with several surround restaurants who offer discounts to our honored guests.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from red Deer. Ab

Clean. Reasonable, right next to beach Free coffee

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Minimal issues promptly. Fixed. Quiet, good beds, Friendly staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 19, 2016 by Adam, GM, Hotel Management
We are pleased we were able to help out and you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for choosing the Surfer!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from california

Great location

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Pros: Comfortable.
Cons: Water to rooms
Location: Great for walking and nightlife
Ocean waves ,surfers,and Woodies for breakfast.Fun spot.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 21, 2016 by Adam. GM, Hotel Management
Thanks for choosing the Surfer. I am sorry that you had water issues. I am not sure of the exact nature of your issue. As an awarded Green Business in California, we do have low-flow showers during to reduce our impact during this current drought. This may have been the source of your comment.