Beach Haven Inn is an excellent choice for the hordes of surfers who flock to Pacific Beach surf spots near the pier and at nearby Tourmaline Surfing Park each year. This simple hotel, a block off the beach, offers accommodations with two queen beds providing a great value for small groups of singles. Enjoy large and comfortable rooms with a minimalist vibe featuring comfy beds, a large desk, flat screen TV with cable, bathroom with bathtub/shower or shower only, and a full length mirror. Light wood furniture and white linens give rooms an airy, beachy feel. Rooms also feature ceiling fans and air conditioners. Free Wi-Fi is available to upload all your epic surf pictures to your social media accounts after each session.
Families or couples looking for a modern, relaxing retreat near the beach may be interested in any one of the renovated Beach Haven Inn suites. Choose from single queen bed suites, or the single king bed suites. Both include a contemporary full kitchen, and a comfy living room with a queen size sleeper sofa. You can choose from a light, airy, and beachy décor, or a warm, romantic, and cozy décor. Every suite includes spacious bathrooms, dining tables that seat four, plasma televisions with cable, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The suites in this small, affordable hotel are on point for those looking for a more residential experience than a typical hotel experience. You’ll be able to take it easy and have some quiet time at the end of an active day and still be close to all the action.
The modest amenities at Beach Haven Inn include an outdoor heated pool and spa with plenty of lounge chairs to spend time basking in the sun. There are also charcoal grills for guests to enjoy some good old-fashioned barbecuing; you can get supplies from Ralph’s at Mission Boulevard and Grand Avenue, or Trader Joe’s at Garnet Avenue and Everts Street. You’re only half a block away from the ocean, which is the real reason to come to this beach community. You can rent surfboards, boogie boards, and other water sports equipment nearby for a fun day at the beach. Plenty of neighborhood shops also rent bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards, so you can cruise the boardwalk all the way to Mission Beach and Belmont Park.
Pacific Beach loves its surfers and offers several surf shops, bars, and restaurants that cater to them. Beach Haven Inn is only a block away from Surf Taco PB, a surf-themed Mexican restaurant where you can grab quick breakfast burritos in the mornings. Two blocks farther is Burger Buddies at the corner of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard, where you’ll find incredible burgers or stacked sandwiches guaranteed to satisfy after a long surf session. At night, check out the surf inspired Dirty Birds Bar & Grill, a casual neighborhood bar a block from the hotel that is known for outstanding chicken wings – all you can eat on Tuesdays, a wide variety of beers, and several flat screen TVs for sports enthusiasts. Ramiro’s Taco Shop on Mission is open late nights for something satisfying after the bars close.
Families will enjoy this hotel’s location right on Mission Boulevard. The kids will love New York Pizza on Mission; it’s about a block from the hotel on the opposite side of Mission Boulevard. Bare Back Grill is a fun New Zealand Kiwi-themed casual restaurant that is reasonably priced and offers interesting food for the whole family. Ice cream sandwiches from The Baked Bear will quickly become a family favorite just blocks from the hotel. You’ll find all kinds of beach and souvenir shops along Garnet Avenue as well as along the boardwalk. Crystal Pier is an excellent place to watch the surfers gliding along the waves, or the occasional dolphins racing by. Grab a seat on the wide sandy beach and watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean each evening.
Several San Diego attractions are a short drive from the Beach Haven Inn. Seaworld is one of the closest attractions. Take a left on Mission Boulevard to Grand Avenue, turn left and continue to Ingraham Street, turn right and continue until you reach Perez Cove Way, make a left and follow the signs; it will be on your right. Make your way downtown to enjoy the Gaslamp Quarter or take in a Padres game. Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are just minutes away. Head toward downtown and take the Pershing Drive exit off Interstate 5 and follow the signs. To get to La Jolla and enjoy all the family-friendly activities near La Jolla Cove, go left on Mission Boulevard, left on La Jolla Boulevard, right on Pearl Street, and left on Girard Avenue. That will take you to the heart of the action. From there you can explore other parts of La Jolla including La Jolla Shores Beach, Torrey Pines Gliderport, Torrey Pines Public Golf Course and more.
Beach Haven Inn offers a Romance Package for those staying two or more nights, where a basket with wine, two glasses, and chocolates will be waiting for you in your room upon arrival. It’s the perfect way to kick off your romantic getaway. They also offer a promotion for those staying at least three days, if you pay for two nights you’ll get the third night free; note that it is not offered during high season, which runs June through September. If you are traveling with a group you may be eligible for group rates; you simply need to visit their website and email the hotel directly to apply. Once approved you will receive a promotion code to use when you book your rooms or suites.