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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4 SUBMISSION)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
BORTZ JON E
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust [PEB]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman, President and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
7315 WISCONSIN AVE,, SUITE 1100 WEST
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/13/2019
(Street)

BETHESDA, MD 20814
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Shares 02/13/2019   A   35,055(1) A $ 0 720,038 D  
Common Shares 02/13/2019   A   15,526 A (2) 735,564 D  
Common Shares 02/13/2019   A   76,561 A (3) 812,125 D  
Common Shares 02/13/2019   F   44,480(4) D $32.7 767,645 D  
Common Shares               200,000(5) I By Wife

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
BORTZ JON E
7315 WISCONSIN AVE,
SUITE 1100 WEST
BETHESDA, MD 20814
  X     Chairman, President and CEO  

Signatures

 /s/ Andrew H. Dittamo, as attorney-in-fact, for Jon E Bortz   02/15/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) All of these shares are restricted common shares that were granted to the reporting person by the Issuer's Board of Trustees (the "Board"). 11,685, 11,685, and 11,685 of these shares shall become vested and nonforfeitable, subject to the reporting person's continued service as an employee of the Issuer or an affiliate, on January 1, 2020, January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022, respectively.
(2) The Common Shares were issued to the reporting person upon certification by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Issuer of the extent to which the performance objectives of the performance-based equity incentive award made in December 2013 to the reporting person had been achieved for the measurement period ended December 31, 2018. For that measurement period, the reporting person earned 14.21% of the target number of Common Shares issuable pursuant to the award. For more information on the performance-based equity incentive award, including the performance objectives and measurement period, see the Issuer's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2014.
(3) The Common Shares were issued to the reporting person upon certification by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Issuer of the extent to which the performance objectives of the performance-based equity incentive award made in February 2016 to the reporting person had been achieved. The reporting person earned 170.2% of the target number of Common Shares issuable pursuant to the award. For more information on the performance-based equity incentive award, including the performance objectives and measurement period, see the Issuer's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2017.
(4) Represents Common Shares sold to the Issuer as payment of tax withholding due upon vesting of 92,087 Common Shares.
(5) The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these shares held by an immediate family member sharing his household, and this report should not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of such shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

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