Pacific Beach is one of the best beaches in San Diego. Commonly referred to as “P.B.,” the neighborhood is well-known for its nightlife, thanks to the bars and restaurants along its 3.2-mile-long boardwalk. North P.B. is a popular destination for families. Due to its popularity, there are lots of places to stay in Pacific Beach. 

Beachfront Hotels and Resorts

If you’re planning a beach vacation for your family, you may be wondering what your beach hotel and resort options are. There are a number of hotels that offer stunning views of the coastline and direct access to the beach and boardwalk. 

You can enjoy views of a private beach at the Polynesian-themed Catamaran Resort Hotel. The luxury hotel features a pool, several on-site dining options, a spa, and other amenities.

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is another luxurious lodging option that offers beachfront views and the chance to view the ocean from the pool and hot tub. 

The Ocean Park Inn is a beachfront hotel that’s located right on the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. The hotel has a pool and hot tub, which offer breathtaking views of the ocean. 

Vacation Rentals

If you’re traveling with a larger party, you might be interested in vacation rentals. The good news is Pacific Beach offers a number of these at various price points. 

One standout option is this Penthouse by the Beach, a two-bedroom 4th-floor condo. It offers beautiful views of the ocean, a pool, hot tub, and private parking. 

Another option is See the Sea 52, a condo that features two beds and two baths. It has gorgeous views of the ocean, direct beach access, and a lovely patio lounge area. 

Bed and Breakfasts

If you enjoy staying at bed and breakfasts, then look no further. There are some really great options in Pacific Beach. With its beautiful rooms and pool, Beach Hut Bed & Breakfast in P.B. has been named the best B&B in San Diego on Tripadvisor. 

Pet-Friendly Hotels 

There’s nothing quite like bringing Fluffy or Max to the beach with you, but it’s not always easy finding accommodations. Fortunately, there are pet-friendly options in the Pacific Beach area. 

Located within walking distance of the Boardwalk, the Surestay Hotel by Best Western allows pets and has a pool.

The Catamaran Resort Hotel is a luxurious pet-friendly lodging option. 

Booking a Hotel or Vacation Rental

Since Pacific Beach is a vacation hotspot, it’s ideal to book your lodging accommodations as far in advance as possible. In addition, you’ll want to read about the hotel's policies. Look for unexpected fees, such as those for parking and pet boarding. Be sure to find out what the cancellation policy is in case you find yourself needing to reschedule or cancel your vacation.