San Diego

Tower23 Hotel


Tower 23 is a glass paneled paradise that combines a luxury lifestyle with beach culture. This premier hotel is an unmatched destination when cruising down to San Diego's coast. Take in a SoCal sunset from the tower deck with the feet up and a cold beer in hand. 


BY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer

TOWER23 isn’t like the other hotels we feature. It isn’t dark and cozy with a speakeasy vibe or have a bar that focuses primarily on whiskey-based drinks. But that’s what makes TOWER23 special.

Like life, you sometimes need to get away from the “norm,” the usual places you’d stay for something different, something light and freeing, and that’s what TOWER23 provides in San Diego.

Grab a coffee in the morning or a beer in the evening and enjoy it on your patio, most of which have full or partial views of the ocean.

Hailed as the only luxury, lifestyle hotel on the beach, TOWER23 offers a beach stay while being close enough to the city for meetings, attractions, and nightlife. It’s a 19-minute drive from downtown San Diego and 25 minutes to the Gas Lamp Quarter, San Diego’s premier nightlife district. La Jolla Beach is only 20 minutes away by car – but really, why would you want to leave the beach that’s just steps from your room?

TOWER23 feels like a vacation spot. The rooms are clean and neat with a trendy ocean-themed style and amenities such as minibars, flat-screen TVs, Tempur-Pedic beds, glass showers, and robes. Some suites have deep tubs for a nice soak after a long day. Grab a coffee in the morning or a beer in the evening and enjoy it on your patio, most of which have full or partial views of the ocean.

Some rooms look out onto the Tower Deck, a space with a dip pool and comfortable couches nestled next to firepits. It looks out to the sea providing front row seats to a stunning San Diego sunset. New and old romance thrives here.

Before sunset, grab dinner at JRDN, the on-site restaurant which has a California coastal vibe and serves food from breakfast through dinner covering everything from scrambles to fish and chips, scallops, and sushi.

Is it a hotel without grit? Yes. Is it a property where tropical cocktails outrank straight whiskey? Of course. But hey, we could all use a vacation from the norm at this beach property in one of the most chilled, easy-going cities in SoCal.

TOWER23 bartender, hit us with a Bloody Mary and a charcuterie board by the pool. We’ll take another after we hit the beach.


Adjacent to the Pacific Beach Pier for sunsets and beers

Easy access to downtown San Diego

JRDN offers California inspired eats and cocktails

Tower deck offers cold drinks and cool music to watch the waves hit the sand

In room spa treatments to loosen up your spirit

Ocean view rooms with balconies catch the breeze