2020 in Review: Through Your Eyes

Everyone at Pacific Terrace Hotel truly only has one goal in mind: to give our guests an unforgettable experience they’ll treasure forever. Everything we do revolves around guest service, comfort, and satisfaction. 

That’s why we’re always incredibly touched whenever our guests take the time to share their Pacific Terrace experiences with us or share reviews online. We were fortunate to receive some kind words from our guests in 2020, so we reached out to some of them to see if they would like to share their experiences with future (or returning) guests!

Here, reprinted with permission, is just some of what our guests had to say about their visits to Pacific Terrace this year.

Tania M. 

“This year has been tough for our boys…being thrown into homeschooling, not seeing their friends, and the uncertainty of what will come has not been easy. With my husband and I both being essential workers, we have had to rely on them to help each other with school. We — and especially our boys — deserved a family getaway from the world for a while. And it was what we needed. This picture of them smiling without a care in the world told me that everything will be okay and life will go back to the way it was again — and better.”

Robin S. 

”Our son was originally going to get married on July 2nd, 2020 in Vancouver. But COVID had other plans. A small wedding was put together on the beach on November 16th, and my husband and I were able to fly out and stay at The Pacific Terrace for the ceremony. Everything was absolutely perfect!”

E. Scott G.

“My four night stay at the pacific terrace hotel was a much needed escape to paradise. The warm sunshine, fresh ocean breeze as you fall asleep and amazing hotel location was like something out of dream. The pacific terrace hotel is pristine; from the hotel service, the rooms, the pool and the beach access location. The Pacific Terrace hotel will be my go to hotel when I travel to San Diego.”

Jeni W. 

“Worth every dollar to stay at this gem of a hotel which really feels like a resort. Very laid back but upscale feel — incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The terrace is lovely first thing in the morning to enjoy breakfast or to watch the sunset. Rooms are comfortable, clean, up to date — large patios are like another room. The hotel provides bikes, beach chairs, beach toys, towels — everything!!! Would stay here again without question!”

Ladonda D.

“We were hesitant about a vacation with the baby during COVID, but we took a chance. And the hotel did not disappoint. We felt clean and safe and it was well worth it to watch the waves from our room!”

Amanda F. 

“This picture captures not only the beauty outside of your resort, but the relief on my aunt’s face after having endured the unexpected loss of her husband recently. We took this trip to get away and help her have some peace. Our experience with Pacific Terrace met so many needs we couldn’t have expected. Thank you for the amazing property and hospitality from your staff! ❤️”

Kendra C. 

“I’ve been coming to Pacific Terrace each summer since I was born (in 1987), and have the fondest memories of each and every vacation here. The pool, ocean, warm afternoon cookies and lemonade, and the sweet staff make this place feel like home. I love sharing my love of this place with my own children now who are each already in love with San Diego! We can’t wait for this summer’s trip and all the trips to come!”

Jennifer A. 

“We could not have been happier with this choice in hotels. The location was absolutely perfect, the room was completely updated, and the little personal touches were appreciated. But the best thing about this hotel has got to be the staff! They are the friendliest group of people we have ever encountered. They go above and beyond to make your stay special. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and cannot say enough good things about it!”


“Pacific Terrace is our favorite beach spot! We enjoy your hospitality and your location can’t be beat!! It’s our home away from home, and we can’t wait to get back to our peaceful getaway!”

Chelle D. 

“I was shocked that they delivered this to my room for my birthday! This place is amazing and that just topped off my day.”

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our guests for taking the time to share such warm words with us. We’re tremendously pleased that we could help make your stay in San Diego a special one, and we look forward to seeing all of you again on your next trip to “America’s Finest City.”