The four-story Surfer Beach Hotel is just a stone's through from the cresting waves and sandy shores of San Diego's Ocean Beach. It offers direct access to the boardwalk and The Strand, making it a popular destination among vacationers and holiday makers.
The hotel's 53 standard guest rooms and suites have been recently renovated to feature "mid-century dycor.'' The 37 standard rooms are outfitted with either one king bed or two double beds, and they come with ocean or pool views. The 15 one-bedroom junior suites have their own wet bar with microwave, a king bed in the bedroom and a queen-sized sofa bed in the separate living area. All units are provided with cable television, refrigerators, an iron and ironing board, and plush bathrobes.
A two-bedroom unit called the Sunset Suite is also available. It features 1,400 square feet of floor space, a single bathroom, a full kitchen with utensils, and a dining area that can seat up to eight persons. There are two 25-inch televisions and one 36-inch LCD-screen TV. The suite also has a 600-foot deck overlooking the ocean in addition to a spacious, separate living room.
The Surfer Beach Hotel is pet friendly, although accommodations are limited to small pets and a fee applies. An extra fee is also charged for wireless Internet access, which is available in all guest rooms, and for the addition of rollaway beds.
On an ongoing basis, complimentary refreshments are provided in the hotel lobby. Free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa are made available to guests 24/7, and hot cappuccinos can be made to order - a great way to start or end the day.
Among the Surfer Beach Hotel's on-site amenities are guest laundry facilities, safe-deposit boxes at the front desk, and an activities desk that can help arrange outings in the area. As a complement to the expansive beach in front of the hotel, there is also an outdoor swimming pool on the premises, where guests can relax in a deck chair or soak comfortably in heated waters year-round.
Located right on the boardwalk with an oceanfront view is the hotel's on-site restaurant called World Famous. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering authentic and contemporary California cuisine. Operating hours are 7am to 11pm, with bar service available nightly.
For those planning corporate meetings or social events, the hotel's Sunset Deck is available for gatherings of up to 125 guests. It is a casually elegant venue overlooking the Pacific. Outdoor barbecues can be held at the beach, and sunset receptions or candlelit dinners can be arranged under the stars, catered by the Executive Chef of the World Famous Restaurant.
The Surfer Beach Hotel is located at 711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, California 92109. From San Diego International Airport, take North Harbor Drive to Laurel Street, and continue to Interstate 5 North. Take I-5 three miles to the Grand/Garnet Avenue exit. Follow Grand west to Mission Boulevard, and then turn left. Pacific Beach Drive is a half mile further on, and the hotel is at the end of the street, where parking is available.