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"In it's desperate attempt to be hip, The Pearl forgets some of the standard sophistication generally seen in hotels of all quality today. My first bi ... " More

By norcalorbust, from San Francisco, CA on Sat 25 Jun 2011

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Hotel Description

3-star boutique hotel near Shelter Island

Point Loma stay

A stay at this Point Loma hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of San Diego Bay and 2 miles (3 km) of Shelter Island. Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Old Town San Diego State Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a snack bar/deli are also offered.

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$240* Per night/room Jul 6 - Jul 7

Junior Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grand Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grand Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Pearl Hotel ratings based on 14 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 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Pearl Hotel

Everyone (5)
5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 18, 2019 by JB

Thanks so much for the 5 star review. We sure appreciate it and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019

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Aug 2, 2019 by JB

Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again very soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 16, 2019 by JB

Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by JB

Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again very soon.

3 out of 5

good value, but tragically hip

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, incompetent staff, no soap
In it's desperate attempt to be hip, The Pearl forgets some of the standard sophistication generally seen in hotels of all quality today. My first biggest disappointment was the lack of soap in the room for my full 5-day stay. Soap is an amenity that even the scummiest of places provide, but here the staff suggested I go buy my own since they were out. Secondly, the restaurant staff at the hotel were clueless and clearly untrained in how to seat people. I was told I could not be sat at a two-top being just a single, which is unheard of; then the hostess told me to stand at the host station and wait for a bar stool while other customers swooped into empty stools directly at the bar. I ended up leaving. Finally, the rooms are nice, but there are some things that have not been updated since the mid-century, such as the shower, plumbing system as a whole, and the a/c (whose loudness is great for drowning out the annoying event noise- movie night is a great idea, but they clearly are not equipped to host so many people and allow people to sit directly against guest room walls, another tribute to the flaky staff).

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Jun 25, 2011

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5 out of 5

Amazing value!

We loved staying at the Pearl. I grew up in the Point Loma area and was able to take my husband to some of my favorite spots with a short walk. Point Loma Seafood is only a couple blocks away!.. And definitely worth a visit! The people working the front desk were incredibly helpful, the bar & restaurant are lovely, the pool is fantastic, the decor of the entire place is amazing. Wednesday nights the hotel hosts Dive In Movie Nights once a week and shows classic movies projected over the pool with service from the restaurant and bar available. The movie is definitely worth staying in for! Our only complaints were that a sink leaked (which they fixed our first day there), the road noise from being located right on Rosecrans was a bit loud (but easily covered up with the sound of the fan), and that the room smelled a bit like the pool outside. We will definitely be staying at The Pearl whenever we are in the San Diego area.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010

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1 out of 5

Horrible, dirty and noisy!

The staff was less than helpful. I had to ask for toliet paper and the rooms were not clean. The atmosphere of the hotel would be fine if you like to party and be up all night, however I would not recommend this hotel for families. Over priced and awful.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009

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5 out of 5

The Pearl In San Diego

This place is a pretty great hotel. It's centrally located but not in a busy area. It is 2 block from a pier. There is a dennys for breakfast and even a cafe right down the street. I would recommend it for young people who like to go out and don't mind loud noise at night. Every night the place was packed until about midnight. Nothing obnoxious, just a party at the bar. There was an art show while we were there. The rooms are very cute. If you want space i would definetly recommend upgrading from the smallest room to the middle room. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The pool is a heated saltwater pool and was amazing to swim in. I had absolutely no complaints. The main thing that everyone complains about on the reviews is parking. Those people must be very lazy. The hotel itself has about 5 parking spots. lol. But the neighborhood around it is very safe and during our 5 night stay we never had to walk more than a block. literally, it was a 2 minute walk to the hotel. we never felt threatened or unsafe. it was all around a great stay and if i ever come back to san diego, i will be returning. please stay here for a great time!

Posted by on May 14, 2009

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5 out of 5

Cutest Gosh-darn little hotel !!!!

Very small, but well priced hotel. We had a pet betta named Greta in our room. In the pool area were movies on the wall of surfers. They had a special in the bar of Creole food for Mardi Gras including cocktail. Chic mod, Ikea style.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2009

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Property Features

The Pearl Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly The Pearl Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a television in a common area. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Deli
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Old Town Transit Center (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Pearl Hotel offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and complimentary weekday newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 50-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include bathrobes and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Eat at the Pearl - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

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

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 10 for adults, USD 8 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Pearl
  • Pearl Hotel
  • Pearl Hotel San Diego
  • Pearl San Diego
  • The Pearl Hotel Hotel
  • The Pearl Hotel San Diego
  • The Pearl Hotel Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.