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Safety index

82 out of 100

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Beach

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Tower23 Hotel

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9.3

Excellent (1,167 ratings)

San Diego, United States - 

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140 m Crystal Pier

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420 m Mission Beach Boardwalk

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910 m Mission Beach

Hotel Overview

Tower23 Hotel is a well-regarded establishment located in San Diego, known for its modern amenities and prime location. Drawing from user reviews, people have shared both positive and negative aspects about their stays, which helps give potential guests a rounded view of what to expect.

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Hotel highlights

Food

Nature

Bar

  1. Location: Situated close to the beach and various local attractions, making it an ideal spot for those wanting to explore the area.
  2. Views: Many rooms offer stunning views of the ocean, providing a serene and beautiful backdrop to guests' stays.
  3. Room Comfort: Rooms are often described as clean, comfortable, and well-appointed, ensuring a relaxing retreat.
  4. Customer Service: Staff are frequently praised for their friendly and accommodating nature, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests.
  5. Ambiance: The hotel boasts a modern and chic vibe, appealing to those who appreciate stylish surroundings.
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Area for improvement

  1. Price: Some guests feel that the prices, especially during peak seasons, can be quite high compared to other options in the area.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its popular location, some guests have reported issues with external noise affecting their sleep quality.
  3. Parking: The hotel's parking options have been noted as limited and rather expensive, posing an inconvenience for those traveling by car.
  4. Limited Amenities: A few reviews mention a lack of certain amenities that might be expected at the price point, like a swimming pool.
  5. Food Quality: While not a universal sentiment, some guests feel that the on-site dining options did not meet their expectations in terms of quality and variety.

Amenities

Microwave

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

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Total 1,167 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.0

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9.4

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booking

192 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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expedia

975 Reviews

9.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Food

Nature

Bar

Location

Amenities

Breakfast

Cleanliness

Atmosphere

Sleep

Parking

Bathroom

Beach

Family

Restaurant

Couples

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Business

Nightlife

Hot Tub

Accessibility

Kitchen

Pool

Food was mentioned 176 times

5% Negative87% Positive

Reviews based on Food

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Nathan Harig6 months ago
5/5Google icon

Absolutely incredible service and a beautiful property. I stayed in a "Sanctuary Suite" also listed as a partial ocean view suite. There is nothing really partial about it, I had a great view of the pacific sunset from my suite's balcony! The bed was firm, but I like it that way, and the ameneties in room top-notch- lotion x1 and two shampoos/conditioners/body washes (which are all from the "Bathe by eds" line). Lighting was very ample in the room- I know some hotels like to keep it dark. The room has AC but it still felt a little warmer than what the thermostat was saying. I took advantage of parking, which is right in the facility and incredibly accomodating. They even offered to charge my rental tesla so I don't have to charge it up myself before I drop it off at the airport. I also made sure to use the jacuzzi tub, because why not! The water falls from a single spot in the ceiling, Getting the hot/cold mix was a little difficult at first, but other than that they have very clear instructions on a sign about how to use the tub. Shower is NOT a short-shower either, I'm 6'2" and that was a perfect height for me. The water pressure is also very great! I apparently had also signed up for a promotion that gave me 2 free drinks at the bar downstairs, great service there as well. The hotel also is one of those that allows DoorDashers to drop off things at your room. The bar has stairwells to the great patio landing area, families all gathered to watch pacific sunset #2 as well there, with drinks in hand! They were doing Christmas decorations and some touch up paint/lighting renovations on my floor in the hallways while I was here. All during the day, I thought it was amusing they were touching up the paint though because when I arrived the halls already looked great. The decorations are spectacular! The area is beautiful and safe, a lot of dogs and families taking advantage of the Pacific Beach hours they can run around and play. You're right by the pier, a lot of food options, and a beautiful vibe. There are four nitpicky things that leave me less enthused but should never dissuade someone from staying here. First, the lightbulb near the cough is a dimmable LED, but it can flicker due to the fixture if it's set halfway. You're often going to be all or nothing there. Second, the shower "Hot/Cold" line was hard to discern, at first it's cold, then it gets really hot, then you have trial and error to find the median point- it wasn't the same for me my two days here. Also, the bathroom door, even though the toliet itself is private, still has a bit of a crack when closed in the initial entry area that some may find offputting. I was solo, so it wasn't a problem. Finally, the in-room sink (for drinks, not for the bathroom) has it's own hot and cold lines mixed. Hot was cold, cold was Hot. I was here for a conference, this past year I got tired of Honors and Bonvoyaging and started staying at independent hotels when I can, so glad I opted to stay by a real beach with such great energy than in a stuffy conference hotel trying to fake that aptmosphere. Bonus- the price was better here for this suite than in the drab one-roomer the conference venue offered! Now I just need to convince my wife to let me fly her cross country for a great time here as well without the kiddos!

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J.R. Brissette5 months ago
5/5Google icon

Beautiful room facing the Pacific Ocean.Hotel is right on Pacific Beach facing the pier.If you want to feel like vacation is a lifestyle you must stay here Amazing food,all kinds of places to have a festive drink and just the outdoor beach life experience.OMG.Ok,I had to add the Sunset pictures from today,this is from the balcony of room 220 and it is exceptional.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 44

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Number of floors 3

WiFi Quality

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Idle

13

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220

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61

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Crystal Pier

140 m

Mission Beach Boardwalk

420 m

Mission Beach

910 m

Mission Bay

1.19 km

SeaWorld

4 km

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Getting around

Balboa Avenue Transit Center Station

2.5 km

Old Town Transit Center

8.5 km

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Airports Nearby

San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)

11.5 km

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Restaurants

Pacific Beach Shore Club

350 m

Pacific Beach AleHouse

350 m

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

210 m

Waterbar

420 m

Mavericks Beach Club

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

54 out of 100

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San Diego safety index

Safety

Crime

82

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

82 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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57

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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90

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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76

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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69

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

41

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

41 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

52

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Mugging or robbery  34/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  38/100

Violent crime severity

Low

39

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Physical attacks  33/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  22/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

44

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Insult or harassment in public  35/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  54/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $2.8

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Coffee

$3.7 - $7

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $2.7

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$11.6 - $39.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $3.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$56 - $144.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.5 - $18.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.3 - $13.8

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.2

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Public transport, monthly pass

$67.2 - $83.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.4 - $165.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$37.3 - $186.8

Weather In San Diego

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.59

PM1019

32

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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