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4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
Ranked #20 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is an outstanding experience. It has THE best view of the sea. It has a kitchenette for you to cook if you wish. We pretty much got our groceries and used the kitchen for dinner except the days when we went out for fun. It is a no nonsense hotel with great service. There are very few rooms.... More

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Oak Hill, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my all time favorite places. The view was breathtakingly Beautiful, it was totally relaxing. The cottage was so cozy, it was decorated cute and was very clean. we made a lot of wonderful memories. I hope to go back someday . ❤️ ❤️❤️

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Acme, Alberta
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

There are no words to describe how much I enjoyed this place. From the view, comfy bed, the lovely dog, great staff there is not one thing I would change. Parking is even as good as it gets! Trust all these reviews - they are all very accurate! yes, it's a wee bit pricey but you won't care when you... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our first visit to San Diego. We choose to spend a bit extra to have a cabin over the water. The staff at check-in were professional, kind and very helpful, we had arrived a bit early and they helped get us checked in very quickly. It was a beautiful spot, the rooms aren't fancy or upscale but the... More

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Bishops Stortford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a fantastic place to stay and enjoy San Diego - from the moment you arrive you feel yourself unwinding and falling in love with the cottages, the view, the sea and the sun. The cottage we had was beautiful and everything had been styled to compliment the view. As everyone notes the sleep you get whilst listening to the... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Crystal Pier is a great place to spend the Fourth of July. It is a great place for families and the beach is awesome. The cottages are among the most unique places to stay and provide a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The staff here is wonderful and after 19 years we've always felt welcome.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In Wisconsin, we call them cabins and everyone has, or knows someone who has, a cabin "up north". Crystal Pier Cottages remind me of the typical "up north' cabin. Nothing is really up to date, the cabinets and drawers don't quite close right, a little mold in the bathroom corners and a little water staining and few cracks on the... More

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Newbury Park, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It needed to be a special room as it was a weekend celebration of a milestone birthday and the Crystal Pier Hotel and Cottages delivered. The location is literally ground zero as our cottage was suspended above the Pacific Ocean below. I can't say I've ever had a better nights sleep listening to the ocean as the waves gently rocked... More

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The level of amenities have changed since 1975 ( once I could see the ocean through a hole in the floor in my cabin) It remains the one place I can feel away from the crowds. I park on the pier after stocking up at the local market and don't leave. Myself and the ocean, a formless fantasy! Can't be... More

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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed in this hotel 25 years ago and we are finally back. They have remodeled these cute cabins since our first visit. The staff was all very friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The cabins are a little pricey but with a kitchen available you can save money on eating in. The sound of the ocean is magical.... More

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Additional Information about Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

Address: 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Crystal Pier Hotel And Cottages
Crystal Pier San Diego
Crystal Pier Hotel San Diego
San Diego Crystal Pier

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