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By a verified traveler on Mon 01 May 2017

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Hotel Description

At Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Crystal Pier and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Mission Beach. Highlights at this motel include free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 56 rooms feature WiFi, safes, and phones. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers a 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Pacific Beach motel include SeaWorld and La Jolla Cove.

Room Selected at Check In

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$90 per night

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Close to beach

We have stayed there before, room was clean and quiet

Posted by on May 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 3, 2017 by Jim

We hope you will stay with us again!

2 out of 5


Mold on the bathroom walls. Dirty carpet. Only positive was the gorgeous beach close by.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 7, 2017 by Jim

We would be very happy to move you to a new room. We are in the process of renewing every room. Also, we do apologize if there is a cleaning issue as we strive for a clean room every time.

1 out of 5


Hotel was dirty. Carpet disgusting. The ac was broken and tv volume didn't work. Only good part was it was close to beach and my balcony had a view of ocean. Staff was supposed to save a nicer room for me after I read on Yelp they had some updated rooms and they failed to do so. I had my baby with me so it was so gross. They were not friendly at all. Highly not recommend it

Posted by , from Riverside. on Jul 25, 2016

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3 out of 5

Okay for price?

We always stay here when in San Diego and I have to say this is the first time we were disappointed. The carpet was awful. We kept our shoes on. Otherwise it was clean. The coffee carafe was too small and had to be held up to get the coffee to drip. We will probably stay again but we will be better prepared.

Posted by , from California on Jun 4, 2016

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1 out of 5

Do Not Stay Here!!!

Arrived at approx 2:50pm to check in, the front desk agent made me wait approx. 5 mins before she decided to help me, while she held a random conversation with another employee. STRIKE 1. She then decided to assist and proceeded to check me into a room that was not yet available, per the maid the room was still being cleaned. I waited approx. 20 mins in the car with my daughters while they cleaned the room. I was then given a room key for an upstairs room, as requested, room 41 towards the back of the location. I was APPALLED at the condition of the room. The room itself had a nasty mildewed smell, the carpet was old, the bathroom was worn and dated, the "upholstery" on the chairs were soiled in some spots and looked as though a group of stray cats had used them as clawing posts in other spots. It was utterly disgusting. STRIKE 2. I immediately called the front desk and asked to be moved. She advised that there were no more of my room type available upstairs, but that she could have a maid show me another room to see if that one would be better. Enters room 27, lower level with the patio furniture outside. This room was just as gross, didn't have ac, had a weird patch on the floor were a 12x12 patch had been replaced, shreds in the curtains, filthy and damaged furniture and the bwst of all, they actuLly had a sign on the table advising that they prohibit the use of illegal drugs on the premises!!!!!..STRIKE 3. I then proceeded to the front desk and checked out. BEWARE!!!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016

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5 out of 5
Close to the beach awesome views and friendly staff. Upgraded hotel modern and nice

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: wasn't a chain
Cons: The pillows were horrible. That was only complaint
Location: Walking distance to local bars and restaurants
Wanted to be close to the beach. This was great location easy access and close to main hwy.

Posted by , from Fort Worth TX on Oct 28, 2015

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2 out of 5

Great location....

Pros: Location was great for beach going. Outdoor shower by the pool was convenient. Pool was fairly clean.
Cons: Fix the place up!!!! Make sure rooms get towels, etc. Provide coffee in rooms, not just pots.
Location: Beach almost right off of the property, closer than parking. Lots of restaurants in walking distance. Easy drive to zoo, whale watching....good spot.
Hotel staff is friendly and the location is great, just a short easy walk to the beach. Nice pool. Room was kept clean, and that's it for nice things to say. Room was run down! It had that post-underwater frat party ambiance, particularly in the bathroom. Door and surrounding wall was so water damaged the veneer was bubbled up and nailed back down. Door frame was rusted through. Walls were all bubbled up and painted over. Towel rack had been yanked out of the wall and rehung, but damage was not repaired. Shower design allowed for water to spill all over the bathroom, which probably accounted for some of the damage. Light cover missing, heat lamp missing. Front door appeared to have been kicked in and semi-repaired at least once. Doorless closet rack also had been pulled down and rehung without patching the drywall. Carpet had holes and stains everywhere. Missing bulbs. Coffee pot provided! No coffee provided, at all. Frig kind of worked. Microwave seemed to work. A/C only cooled the SW tenth of the room. Tiny cardboard towels were a luxury! First night, they gave the three of us 3 towels, 0 wash clothes and 1 hand towel. Second night 0 towels (they took the dirty ones), 3 wash clothes and 2 hand towels. We asked for more and got them about the sixth time we made the request. Third night we grabbed three pool towels (same as room towels) and literally followed a maid until she handed over some wash clothes. Forget hand towels, who has the energy to chase those down?

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Sep 21, 2015

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2 out of 5

Very Disappointed.

Pros: Location.
Cons: Everything else.
Location: The beach is great, and there are good restaurants.
The location of the hotel was good, and we had a room on the end nearest the beach. The room was a good size, and the shower had been updated. BUT--the carpeting and furniture were threadbare and should have been replaced years ago. When we arrived there were three bath towels but no wash cloths, hand towels or tub mat. The next day we received a mat and two hand towels, as well as our three bath towels (3 adults). The third day we were back to only bath towels. And on the second day the one towel rack fell off the wall in bathroom. The so-called breakfast was weak coffee and small, dried out pastries, with no place to sit. There was a coffee maker in our room, but no coffee and no cups. The front desk person when we arrived was friendly, but she was only there the one time. The others behaved as if they couldn't be bothered to even acknowledge us when we entered. Oh, and the parking is free, which is great, but there aren't really enough spaces for all the rooms. One evening we came back late and were told to park in a handicapped space at the opposite end from our room. All of this might have been okay if the place was a bargain price, but it wasn't. Definitely THUMBS DOWN.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015

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1 out of 5

The only nice thing to say is its location

The hotel is dirty and stinky, they only provide ONE tiny single use shampoo bottle for our entire family (2 adults, two grade school kids) and three towels....when we ask for more shampoo, they say they ran out. The wall air-conditioner is out like a hair blower/dryer...Staff is unhelpful and arrogant...and we paid $300 plus a night :-( Do yourself a favor and avoid this one, there are better ones out there...

Posted by , from Central Valley, CA on Aug 9, 2015

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About the Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach

Location 4802 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Property Features

Free breakfast is served. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach. Self parking is free. This San Diego motel is smoke free.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (16.8 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary toiletries. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast.

Nearby Activities

One hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel offers easy access to the beach and boardwalk.

The hotel is four miles from Sea World® and 13 miles from the San Diego Zoo.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 35 per pet, per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 6 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 6 per night (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pacific Shores Inn
  • Pacific Shores Inn Pacific
  • Pacific Shores Inn Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Shores Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Shores Inn Pacific Beach San Diego
  • Pacific Shores Pacific Beach San Diego