Pacific Shores Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPacific Shores Inn San Diego
Excellent beach access
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pacific Shores Inn San Diego
We have stayed at this hotel for several summers... we love it! All the rooms have been recently renovated...it's close to everything...it's not the Taj Mahal but is a good value for hanging at the beach for a week...you could pay more but why?
Good location, that's about all
Stayed here with our granddaughter (11 years old) last summer. She's the one that noticed the mold on the ceiling first. Not much of a continental breakfast. Our rental car got keyed while parked there overnight. But it was fairly close to the beach (good thing since it's pool wasn't much to talk about) which was a good thing. Wouldn't stay there again, unless couldn't find a decent price elsewhere.
Great location Good price!
We have stayed at this beach for 12 years and have found it to be a great deal for the Pacific beach area. The staff has always been friendley and professsional. I would recommend this place for a family if you want to be close to the beach and do not want to spend $200. a night for a hotel room.Close to everyhting and the beach is right across the way.
Bad Service, Ok Rooms
We stayed here in Jan 2004. The room was clean, looked newly remodeled with furniture, paint, walls, carpeting. But, there were no hooks, towel bars, toilet paper holders, closet rods. It got irritating. The desk service was terrible. In the evening the electricity went out. The clerk said, "Don't use so much electricity". It went out again, and after more complaining, they did move us to a different room. I had a friend try to call me, but the desk said I wasn't registered. They spelled the last name wrong! And couldn't even figure it out! Pretty ditzy. The continental breakfast is a coffee pot in the office with some doughnuts and orange juice. The motel is very close to the walkway along the ocean, so that was convenient. We could walk to the store and to a few eating places. The maid service was excellent, no complaints. For the price, I'm not sure how much more you can expect.
Dirty, smelly, smoky, noisy rooms. Old mattresses and furniture laying around outside the rooms. Staff was surly and uncooperative. Worst stay at any motel/hotel ever! Beware!
Possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in!!!
Disregard the review from the guy who said it was a great deal - his standards must be incredibly low! This hotel was totally overpriced, dirty, noisy and mildewed, just to name a few things. It needs to be completely restored. The inital exterior as you drive up looks nice, but once you step inside the "lobby" the same smell of pee is readily apparent. We had one washcloth for three people at checkin, asked for more and were told they were all out and we would get them the next day. The next day we came back to our room after maid service to find NO washcloths. The sliding door to the window was stuck shut, the screen door was broken and off the track, the room was stuffy and the a/c didn't do anything to improve it. STAY AWAY!!!!!
Ya know, for the price and the room, this is a great buy. The location is awesome (75 feet to the ocean) The service is friendly, and it stores your stuff when you're running all over San Diego. I mean, if you travel just to stay in your room the entire time, you have serious social problems. I spent 6 hours per day in my room. Yep, that's the time it took me to sleep and recover from my hangover each day. What else do you need? If you want to stay at a resort, then this is not your place. But if you don't want to spend a fortune, check them out!
We checked into our room and the smell of urine hit us in the face. The room reeked and was filthy!
We were transfered to another room which was not much better, plus we were told we could only have it for two days. Don't stay here.
Please don't ever stay in this hotel...
If you want to enjoy yourself in San Diego, don't stay here. It is close to the beach, only about half a small block. It's not worth it! Pay more money and stay someplace else. Our room had no air conditioning and no heating. It was smelly and damp. The controls to the air conditioner had been removed. We're guessing to save money on electricity. The front office said they didn't know what had happened to them. Also, the room was lit with 2 watt light bulbs, making a dingy place seem like a cave. The worst part was the bed. It sagged very badly in the middle. They had placed boards under the mattress, but they didn't help. They only stuck out so you would stub your toe on them if you got up at night. Even if you think you can stay here because you'll only sleep at night and spend the rest of the time at the beach, don't do it.
The hotel itself isn't terrible, but the surrounding area is noisy, crowded and full, full, FULL of traffic! Parking is difficult if not impossible. We quickly moved to the Island Palm on Shelter Island for a much more relaxing couple of nights at not much more money.
TripAdvisor Reviews Pacific Shores Inn San Diego
Travel Blogs from San Diego
... would not be of interest, but to us, this is our type of place, out of the box.. It is modestly built from old wood fencing and rusted old metal parts. We took Ziggy for a walk and she made friends with many of the local dogs. While at the outdoor office checking in we were greeted by chickens, turkeys, and peacocks just hanging out. None of the fowl were afraid of the people or the dogs. Thankfully Ziggy is comfortable being around any animal. I sat next ...
... for anything beyond that with 5 people was a bit of a hassle.
We consider ourselves somewhat of zoo trippers having seen Adelaide, Taronga, Dubbo and Australia Zoos and were not sure that San Diego Zoo would offer much we hadn't seen before but knew that it is on the must see in San Diego and we would have been disappointed if we didn't go. We loved it and saw lots of animals we hadn't seen before up close.
We started on a double decker, ...
... City Hall building, the Wells Fargo Museum, Stables and all sorts. Nestled in-between museums were quaint shops, coffee houses and restaurants. It was such a beautiful and interesting place to explore all morning, and we even managed to hold back and not buy a single thing!
In the afternoon we drove to Harbor Island for a quick stroll around the sea front then we went down to the cruise terminal and parked up for a few hours. There was a Holland America cruise liner sitting ...
... the club in LA and more and more from staying with 40 sick guys in Eugene a week earlier. I left the dinner promptly at its conclusion, slept up, and saw some sights in Balboa Park the next day. I collection of museums, parks, a zoo, restaurants, and few other awesome things, a lot of the park was built for the 1915 Panama-California exposition and has some of the most beautiful public architecture I've seen so far on the west coast. I also did some ...
... and after hitting the streets for a meal, we are already regretting not coming here a few days earlier at the expense of Maui. The city looks so large from the air coming into land and there seems so much to do.
Anyway its off to bed and a early start.
Just for the record, we seem to have good free wifi which is great and the time differences are
NZ = 1 day 5 hours behind.
OZ = 1 day 7 hours behind.