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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

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4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
Ranked #29 of 270 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pacific Beach earlier in the year and stayed at the Pacific Terrace. That was a nice place but while we walked down the strand ( ocean promenade) we noticed the Crystal Pier, an historical hotel. We decided to come back and stay. We reserved cottage 20, a new two bedroom unit. It is spacious, with a large deck... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been our dream to stay at Crystal Pier since we first visited California in 2011 and came across it when walking along Pacific Beach. 3 years later that dream came true and what better time than our honeymoon! The cottages along the pier are just lovely, with stunning views and you just can't beat the feeling of lying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just took our family for a stay at this quaint hotel right on the Crystal Pier in San Diego. We LOVED it, it's the perfect family get away. The rooms are very beach cottagey, they are a bit dated, but we had no problem with that because the location takes over. It's so fun to have a patio right on... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed for 2 nights at the end of our trip in cottage 12, which is north facing and over the beach. The cottage is very charming but a little worn - peeling paint, rust, some dust on areas like the tops of blinds and a broken light (although I understand it must be difficult keeping on top of the... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed here a couple of times. We loved the idea of sleeping over the ocean. Our first visit was just the two of us. We had a room on the pier closest to the tackle shop. It was small and quaint. Large enough for two. Our kids were small at the time and they came to join us for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to SoCal a few times a year, we always start our stay with a week in San Diego and we always base our stay on when we can get a week booked at Crystal Pier. You've got the pier, the ocean, the beach and Kono's. Whst else's could any one ask for?? Book far in advance, it's well... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 5th year we have come here for our anniversary. When we check out we reserve the same dates for the next year. It is truly great to "sleep over the ocean." The cottages are quaint with a patio in the back where you can lounge or hang out under an umbrella table. Crystal Pier is very central... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Incredible location - great views, but beware of their reservation and cancellation policy. They immediately charge for one night when you book a cottage and they keep $50 if you need to cancel for any reason - even months before you plan to stay. Be informed and know that you'll have no flexibility!!!!!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is so quaint. The cottages are adorable and it is so fabulous to stay on a pier right over the beach! The cottage was not air-conditioned, but with a cross-breeze it was very comfortable and very quiet at night. All you hear is the ocean. The front desk staff were very helpful. The location is great. Really close... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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): $$$
Number of rooms: 29
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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