Pacific Terrace Hotel - San Diego, California - Upscale Lodgings Facing the Ocean

Overlooking the sandy beaches of San Diego between Mission Bay and La Jolla, Pacific Terrace Hotel has been serving guests since 1986. Over the years, the three-story hotel has received a 4-Diamond Award from the AAA. Its rooms were most recently renovated in 2006 to feature a "Tommy Bahama'' motif.

In total, the Pacific Terrace Hotel has 73 guest rooms and suites in eight configurations, ranging from a simple studio with no view at all to the oceanfront Master Suite with its double balconies, spacious living room, dining area, wet bar, and private bedroom featuring a king-size bed. All units come with a desk, refrigerator, a flat-screen plasma television and DVD player, climate control, and an in-room wall safe.

Standard amenities also include a coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, multiline telephones with voicemail, and high-speed Internet access. Available in all bathrooms are luxurious bathrobes and European bath amenities. Complimentary newspapers are delivered to rooms daily. Some units come with microwaves and private patios or balconies. Aerobeds can be provided for $20 per night; children under 12 years of age stay free.

Located on site is a fitness center for guest use 24 hours a day. It features a SportsArt treadmill, elliptical machine, recumbent bike and free weights. Also on the premises are Spa Therapy Services, with treatments ranging from massages and aromatherapy to manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and bridal hair and makeup. Services can be arranged poolside or in-room as well as at the spa itself. Advance reservations through the concierge are recommended.

Although the hotel does not have its own restaurant, fresh, cooked-to-order breakfasts are provided to all guests daily. Menu items include breakfast burritos, veggie omelettes, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit and more. Bottled water and snacks can be purchased in the Gift Shop, too.

For other meals, the hotel concierge has arranged "Charge Back'' privileges with a number of San Diego's finest restaurants. Guests need only sign their names and room numbers at these establishments, and all charges will be billed back to the room. Participating neighborhood restaurants include Hennessey's Irish Pub, Miller's Field, and the Bare Back Grill, which also deliver room service to the hotel.

For business meetings, small banquets, and other functions, the Pacific Terrace Hotel has a 900-square-foot conference room available. Its custom-designed maple conference table can sit from two to sixteen. The room may also be set up in a U-shape, as a hollow square or theatre style. Facilities include a flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access, and a fully-equipped adjoining kitchen. Audio-visual equipment can be provided on request.

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is located at 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, California 92109-2444. From San Diego International Airport, take Interstate 5 North to the Grand / Garnet exit. Take the first left at the light after the ramp onto Grand Avenue and continue on Grand for three miles to Mission Boulevard. Go right on Mission for five blocks to Diamond Street. Take a left on Diamond and the hotel will be at the end of the street on the right. Driving time from the airport is about fifteen minutes (8 miles). Gated underground parking is available for $20 per 24-hour period, with free in and out privileges.

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