Tower 23

723 Felspar Street, San Diego, CA

Action Bar

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Complimentary gym access for two for the length of stay (a value of US$10.00 per guest per day)

  • Complimentary continental breakfast for two (Vouchers provided at check in; a value of US$15.00 per guest per day)

  • One complimentary glass of champagne or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival (a value of about US$9.00 per guest)

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18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
60
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

The hotel was beautiful, designed with great taste, great details, well maintained - nothing weird like peeling paint ANYWHERE. It was almost impeccable, quite frankly. We liked the size and the location and were excited about the food.

What the hotel could do better:

The staff could NOT get their act together. I so wanted to just adore this hotel - and we did with respect to the food, atmosphere, quality, linens, view, everything but the staff. They were nice, but clueless. When I checked in, it was the gentleman's first day and when I went to upgrade, he didn't know anything about the size differences, etc. His supervisor came out and I tried to book some spa appointments. They said the concierge would contact the spa and she came back and said I was all set, they'd have the room and the spa services ready within the hour and I should go up to the pool and they'd get me. About an hour and 20 min later I got a call from the spa saying they'd heard I wanted to make an appointment. I told them I already had appointments, and they assured me I didn't. That took 4 phone calls to straighten out and I eventually got an appointment. Then my lunch check was someone else's and there were 4 people involved, literally in that. Then Stephanie, the manager said she had just come on shift, was so sorry, would take care of everything. Things continued to be bumpy that day and the next day, each staffperson saying, "Sorry, this is my first day", etc. Then when we went to check out and the guy at the desk asked how everything was, I said it was ok, but the service was super challenged. Stephanie hadn't communicated anything to him, he didn't know anything of what had gone on, etc. It was really odd. There were a million ways they could've just fixed things or gotten their act together and they didn't. I'm so bummed because I would've loved to include it in my regular spots! :(

Marley

Stayed June 2015

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Hotel Description

Poor overlooked San Diego — not even California’s second city, it’s long been overshadowed by Los Angeles, San Francisco, maybe even Orange County. Of late, however, overlooking San Diego means overlooking some ever more stylish hotels — Tower 23, for example, would turn heads even in the fashion-forward L.A. scene.

Don’t go imagining some kind of Tokyo-style skyscraper hotel. Despite the name, Tower 23 is no high-rise — this 44-room compound is named after a lifeguard tower on Pacific Beach. Inside it’s more fashionista than beach bum, however, with the sort of pared-down minimalist décor we’re more accustomed to seeing in Hollywood or Miami.

Rooms come with all the modern conveniences they could pack in, including LCD televisions, Bose stereos and Xbox game systems. The better ones look out over the ocean from private balconies, and suites have whirlpool tubs with chromatherapy lighting.

Jordan, the restaurant, serves steak and seafood in a beachfront space by the architect Graham Downes, and the open-air Tower Deck upstairs serves drinks and lighter fare to hotel guests only. One small caveat: while the Pacific Beach location is obviously perfect for seafaring types, those hungry for nightlife will have to either learn to love the Tower Bar (certainly no chore) or spring for a cab ride to the Gaslamp quarter, San Diego’s dining and entertainment district.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 44 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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