We stayed at the Beach Haven Inn for a weekend trip. It was one of the less inexpensive hotel on Pacific beach. The area is fun with lots of bars, caters to a younger crowd. But this hotel needed some serious updating.
Our check-in took forever. 50 minutes. The person checking us in was running around doing other things at the same time, and telling us really useless information, like the city wanted to install parking meters on the street in the future. Really? We're only staying a few days.
The rooms were not very clean. The beds seemed ok, but the shower really needed some work. I didn't want to look too closely at the shower seams, because there was some black stuff there. We were with friends who had another room, and they said they had a real gnats problem. We were told our rooms were "updated", so I'd hate to see what the non-updated rooms looked like. FYI, the room did not look "updated" at all, unless what they meant by updating was to paint it and put a new mirror on the wall. However, the beds were comfortable, and seemed clean.
There is no "continental breakfast" as was stated-- it's just hot water and coffee. Most motel places will at least give you a packaged roll or an apple.
When we stayed it was really noisy at night. Not the hotel's fault because it is on Pacific Beach, but something you may want to be aware of.
Our door was broken so we couldn't open it from the inside (uh, fire hazard!). Our friends had to let us out of our own room. They did fix it the next day though.
The rooms are quite cramped. Not much shelving space to put your stuff down.
Obviously, I was not paying for 5 stars, but I did have the minimal standards of cleanliness and efficient service. I don't think Beach Haven Inn met these standards this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood, Beach Haven offers a family-friendly hotel experience that puts the best of the Pacific just outside your door. Enjoy an easy walk to shops, restaurants, parks, and of course, the beach. Surround yourself in a sun-drenched, easy going, beach hotel experience inside and out. Enjoy the surf, stunning sunsets over the Pacific, and everything the neighborhood has to offer right here at Beach Haven hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Haven Hotel San Diego
- Beach Haven San Diego