What We Love
- Lounging on the private ocean-view deck and checking out the sunset by the firepit
- Free beach cruisers and skateboards to explore the boardwalk
- Claiming an alfresco table at JRDN restaurant for Sunday brunch
- Friendly, approachable staff
What To Know
- Prime location near buzzy bars, boutiques and the boardwalk, and La Jolla is just a taxi ride away
- The on-site bar is popular with locals as well as guests
- The property opened in 2005
- Valet parking is available for an additional $20 per night
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Gold and violet lights glow from inside the glass walls that encircle this Pacific Beach gem, by far the coolest waterfront hotel in San Diego. Architect Graham Downes, the design mind behind some of the city’s hippest clubs and hotels, mixed invisible windows with sleek white walls to create a visually stimulating presence amid the waterfront’s mix of restaurants and rental homes. The result is a sweet beach pad, named for the nearby Tower 23 lifeguard tower.
Bed & Bath
All of the guestrooms have modern amenities such as rain showers, flat-screen TVs that seem to float on white walls, and cushy platform beds. Some rooms face the sea; others look out onto a peaceful garden. Book a suite for chromotherapy whirlpool tubs by Kohler.
The indoor spaces are cool—we love the buzzy JRDN raw bar—but the main scene is under the sun. Pacific Beach attracts a fun crowd of surfers, cyclists, volleyball players and sexy sunbathers. Take one of the hotel’s free beach cruisers or skateboards to the boardwalk that runs from the more crowded community of Mission Beach north to PB’s green lawns, which front a gorgeous beach. Tower 23’s JRDN restaurant has front row seats overlooking the scene and serves award-winning steaks, seafood and sushi.
In the Area
Sign up for a surfing class at Pacific Beach Surf Shop, then sample the waves at Tourmaline Surfing Park. Or, stroll down the boardwalk to the Giant Dipper roller coaster in Mission Beach’s Belmont Park. Get the day going with a giant breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon and potatoes at Kono’s Café, beside the Crystal Pier. Join the fun in the pit at Bar West, the sleekest bar in Pacific Beach.
How to Get There
I loved this hotel; photos do not do it justice. Amazing location feet from the beach. Wonderful clean contemporary rooms. Fantastic panoramic views and the priceless sound of the ocean when you open the balcony door. Every member of staff, including valet, front desk, housekeeping and restaurant staff were professional, helpful, and friendly. I think we took advantage of every amenity offered included in the resort fee, welcome drinks, valet parking, beach chairs, towels, frisbees, and football, 24hr gym (about two blocks away), bikes, and daily newspaper. We had brunch at the restaurant and that was lovely too.
Great amenities, cordial staff, large comfortable rooms, directly across from the beach. Can’t get any better! Thank you, Steve, for having a lot of patience with us and for everyone helping to make our stay great.
Unbelievable experience! The room was large, comfy and beautiful! Watching the sunset at the bar was amazing. The food was fantastic, and the staff was very friendly. A special thank you to Dan, the valet who made us feel welcomed and taken care of from the minute we arrived and to Leslie at the front desk who was great and answered all the questions we had. They definitely went above and beyond. We unquestionably will be going back, might even become regulars!!
So easy giving this hotel five stars! I’d give it 10 if it would let me. This hotel will not disappoint👍 I love this hotel, I’ve been coming here for 5 yrs in a row......I’m addicted to this place. Wait till you see the sunset from your hotel view!!
wonderful location, great food but restaurant is very loud so sitting outside is very popular, spotless, friendly and professional, modern upscale. Safe underground parking which is a must at the beach where parking is difficult. Have been here several times and have already planned my next stay.