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Pacific Beach California Accommodations

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The Pacific Beach center point is approximately 1 mile north of Mission Bay Park.

When visiting Pacific Beach, California, you'll be welcomed to one of the most beautiful beaches and towns in Southern California. Affectionately called PB by the locals, the beach itself is long and sandy, tucked between the Pacific Ocean and a 3 mile long boardwalk filled with bars, restaurants, and plenty of shops. Whether you're here to play in the waves or to enjoy the endless nightlife, having the right accommodations is essential, and Pacific Beach has plenty of options to fit your budget and lifestyle. More from this guide...

Pacific Beach Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego
+1-888-389-4121
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.80 miles southwest of Pacific Beach
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking
  • Approx. half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
From$109
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Ocean Park Inn - San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
710 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.81 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$129
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Ith Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
+1-800-716-8490
707 Reed Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.82 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • 2 star hotel
Tower 23 Hotel : 723 Felspar St.
+1-800-805-5223
723 Felspar St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.83 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • High end Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$419
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Surfer Beach Hotel
+1-888-965-1860
711 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.86 miles southwest of Pacific Beach
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 53 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel is relatively luxurious
  • Delicious food
From$113
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel in San Diego
+1-888-788-5576
707 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.87 miles southwest of Pacific Beach
  • Midscale Oceanfront property
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
  • For 55%, maintenance was acceptable
  • Free Wifi
From$180
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Pacific View Inn - San Diego
+1-888-897-9207
610 Emerald St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.87 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • 2-star Beach property
  • 23 rooms in hotel
From$193
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Beach Haven Inn
+1-888-311-4278
4740 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.88 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • Low priced property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Popular among families
  • Affordable parking
From$100
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Pb Surf Beachside Inn - San Diego
+1-888-469-4795
4760 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.89 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 5 suites in hotel
Diamond Head Inn
+1-888-734-9421
605 Diamond St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.90 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • 2 star hotel
  • Great view
  • Worst wi-fi
From$74
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Pacific Terrace Hotel in San Diego
+1-888-841-5292
610 Diamond St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.91 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 73 rooms
  • Comfort level is high
  • Noise level is acceptable
From$199
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Pacific Shores Inn in San Diego
+1-888-455-5160
4802 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.94 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Excellent customer service
  • No cereal
Capri by The Sea - San Diego
+1-888-965-8297
4767 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~0.97 miles west of Pacific Beach
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 30 suites in hotel
  • Beach it was quiet
  • Security was exceptional
From$140
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego
+1-888-906-6358
1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.44 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • 95 suites in hotel
From$109
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Holiday Inn Express Seaworld Beach Area
+1-888-749-6785
4540 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.52 miles east of Pacific Beach
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$125
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SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach in San Diego
+1-888-878-9982
4545 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.54 miles east of Pacific Beach
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 03:00
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Wonderful sightseeing
La Quinta Inn San Diego Mission Bay by Wyndham
+1-888-389-4485
4610 De Soto St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.57 miles east of Pacific Beach
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Relatively new facilities
  • Comfortable beds
The Bahia Resort Hotel - San Diego
+1-888-389-4121
998 West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.73 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 4p
  • Shower can be a problem
  • High speed internet
From$119
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Rent Mission Beach
+1-888-675-2083
711 Island Court Mission Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 ~1.80 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • Luxurious 5 Star hotel
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
+1-800-716-8490
1441 Quivira Rd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~2.15 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • 4 star Beach property
  • Check-in: 4pm
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Breakfast is average
From$289
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The Dana on Mission Bay : 1710 West Mission Bay Dr.
+1-800-805-5223
1710 West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~2.16 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • 12 suites in property
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
+1-888-965-1860
1775 East Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~2.27 miles southeast of Pacific Beach
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$100
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Best Western Mission Bay : 2575 Clairemont Dr.
+1-888-788-5576
2575 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117 ~2.28 miles east of Pacific Beach
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • The hotel itself was old and dated
  • Towels were plentiful and clean
From$57
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Ocean Villa Inn : 5142 West Point Loma Blvd.
+1-888-897-9207
5142 West Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107 ~2.98 miles south of Pacific Beach
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla in La Jolla
+1-888-311-4278
6705 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 ~3.02 miles northwest of Pacific Beach
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 73 rooms
  • Staff at reception went out of their way
  • Wifi worked well
From$97
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Pacific Beach Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Pacific Beach, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Pacific Beach hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Pacific Beach is one of the oldest suburbs of San Diego. Established in 1887 with the College of Letters as the focus, however, the College failed due to a lack of students and Pacific Beach remained a sleepy farming community until 1920 with the building of the Crystal Pier. The pier became the main attraction with its grandiose ballroom and amusement center.

The pier soon fell into disrepair until its revival in 1936. Lengthening of the pier, as well as the building of cottages, brought visitors flocking to Pacific Beach, and to this day, visitors still come to watch fabulous sunsets, surfers playing in the waves, and to fish from the pier.

Surfers and sun-worshipers absolutely love Pacific Beach and you can easily spend the day walking the sandy beach or shopping and eating along the boardwalk. Pacific Beach is a great place to stay when you're interested in visiting any of the other major attractions around San Diego, such as historic Old Town, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, or to golf on the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. No matter why you're visiting Pacific Beach, booking the right room is important for an enjoyable and comfortable stay.

When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Pacific Beach, CA?

Summer is absolutely the best time to visit Pacific Beach. The weather is warm during the day with just a touch of fog in the early mornings. However, summer is also the busiest time of year, as college students and families off from school enjoy staying in this prime area of San Diego. Rates are the highest during the summer and rooms are often difficult to find because people book them well in advance, so don't hesitate to book early.

Spring is a slower season for the San Diego area, except during spring break, when again college students and families come to relax and enjoy all that Pacific Beach has to offer. If you come before or after spring break, the rates are lower and rooms are easier to find. You'll see plenty of greenery and wildflowers in the hills after the winter rains and there are fewer crowds at the attractions.

Winter is the slowest season, except during major winter holidays. The days are short and, even though the area doesn't receive much rain, only around 8-10 inches annually, November through early March is when the rains fall. There are fewer visitors and you can easily find solitude as you walk along the beach. Rooms are easier to find and rates are lower, except during the holidays, so you shouldn't have any trouble scoring a good deal on a room.

Mid-September through mid-November experiences some of the finest weather all year. The fog doesn't roll in, the days are nice and warm, the trees are turning colors, and the college kids and families have left. You'll find lower rates than summer, with plenty of availability during these special months.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Pacific Beach, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in Pacific Beach, CA. Browse these charts to determine the least expensive time to stay in Pacific Beach for any future trips.

Where Are the Best Hotels in Pacific Beach, CA, for a Luxury Stay?

4 Star Average Prices: $192.66

There are several really nice hotels close to the beach. Tower23 is one of Pacific Beach's most popular upscale hotels. This luxury boutique hotel sits with fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and has a great location right near lifeguard post 23, thus the name of this hip hotel. Each room offers luxurious Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding and you can relax on a private balcony or patio.

Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi or watch premium cable channels on the flat-screen TV. Enjoy a full breakfast, for a fee, at the hotels' restaurant or, in the evening, enjoy a drink at the on-site lounge. Note that there is a resort fee to cover certain amenities.

The Blue Sea Beach Hotel is another luxury hotel located steps from the beach. You'll enjoy swimming in the beachfront hotel swimming pool in Pacific Beach with stunning views of the water. The surf-inspired rooms offer guests complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room movies you can watch on a 50-inch flat-screen TV. All rooms have a private balcony where you can sip a cup of coffee you make from your in-room coffee maker. Get a good night's rest on premium bedding so you will feel refreshed the next morning to enjoy playing in Pacific Beach.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Pacific Beach

Are There Any Budget-Friendly Hotels in Pacific Beach, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $147.19

When you're looking to save money on lodging and be close to the beach, nothing beats the PB Surf Beachside Inn. After a fun day playing at the beach, shopping, or enjoying the local attractions, relax on your comfortable bed and watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen television while sipping a cold beverage that you can store in your mini fridge.

The rooms have lovely wood tones and blues reminiscent of the nearby ocean. Wi-Fi is available for a small surcharge, but, the continental breakfast is free and you can enjoy swimming in the adjacent property's heated pool.

The Red Roof Inn San Diego Pacific Beach/Seaworld Area is another great budget-friendly hotel. Just a couple of miles from the shoreline, the Red Roof Inn offers guests a microwave, a coffee maker, and a mini fridge for your snacking convenience. Relax on comfortable bedding watching cable channels on your flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi and breakfast are free, and if you're traveling with your furry friend, pets also stay for free. Take a dip in the new pool and, if you want, take advantage of the 24-hour in-room dining delivery.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Pacific Beach

2 Star Average Prices: $122.23

Can I Find Hotels That Offer Discounts in Pacific Beach, CA?

The La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay offers discounts for AAA, CAA, and AARP members, as well as government and military personnel and seniors. This modest hotel offers free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Keep beverages cold in the mini fridge or heat snacks in the microwave. Relax in comfortable bedding and watch shows on the 32-inch flat-screen TV. At the end of the day, take a dip in the outdoor pool.

The Best Western Mission Bay, just a few miles from Pacific Beach, offers discounts to AAA members, as well as military, government personnel and seniors. You'll enjoy comfortable bedding and you can relax watching shows on the flat-screen TV. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and fuel up for the day with the free continental breakfast. Your well-appointed room offers a coffee maker, microwave, and a mini-fridge. Enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool or work out in the fitness center.

Are There Hotels That Provide an Extra Value in Pacific Beach, CA?

One of the best mid-range hotels that offer extra value is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla Beach Area. You'll sleep well on premium bedding and blackout shades. Watch TV on the flat-screen TV or surf the internet with free Wi-Fi. You can fuel up with a free hot breakfast and keep your beverages cold in the mini fridge or heat snacks up in the microwave.

If you decide to stay in your room after a full day of playing in Pacific Beach, you can take advantage of off-site restaurant delivery. Start your day with a dip in the heated outdoor pool and get ready to enjoy your day.

What Are the Best Things To Do While Visiting Pacific Beach, CA?

Play in the ocean, walk the beaches, visit the San Diego Zoo, and so much more! You can spend days exploring, but make sure you schedule some time to walk in the sand along the beach at sunset. If you want to try your hand at surfing, schedule lessons or sign up for surf camp at the San Diego Surf School. Stop at any of the beach side restaurants along the boardwalk for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Learn about the Spanish history of San Diego and Pacific Beach by strolling through Old Town. Eat authentic Mexican cuisine and shop for beautiful hand-crafted Mexican souvenirs. Take the family to SeaWorld to experience animal encounters and exciting rides or take them to the famous San Diego Zoo.

Book a full-day tour of the gorgeous San Diego coast with Coastal Tours of San Diego, they can customize your trip with sightseeing, lunch stops, and even for a stop at one of the smaller beaches. Golfing is prime at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and you'll want to spend a day exploring the cute town of La Jolla.

No matter how long you stay in Pacific Beach, you want to find the best accommodations for your stay. Pacific Beach is a fun and magical place to visit and you'll find just the right hotel that will fit your budget and expectations perfectly.

FAQs about hotels in Pacific Beach

What are the top rated hotels in Pacific Beach?

Pantai Inn, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and Ocean Park Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Pacific Beach?

Rent Mission Beach, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and Tower 23 Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Pacific Beach city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Pacific Beach?

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, Ocean Park Inn, and Ith Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel are the properties closest to Pacific Beach city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Pacific Beach cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Pacific Beach can be as cheap as $122.23 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Pacific Beach cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Pacific Beach has been $147.19 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Pacific Beach cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Pacific Beach has been $192.66 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Pacific Beach?

Pantai Inn, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and Tower 23 Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Pacific Beach?

Best Western Mission Bay and SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Pacific Beach?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla, Holiday Inn Express Seaworld Beach Area and Holiday Inn Express Seaworld are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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