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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 #38 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been staying at the Crystal Pier for 25 years and have lost count of the number of times I have been a guest there. Last week I returned from my umpteenth visit. If you don't mind a clean, cute, older cottage with a shower, no tub, no luxury touches, then you are in for a treat. A well-equipped... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I saw these cottages years ago and had tried several time to get reservations but sadly they were always booked (months/years in advance). However, this Jan. I got lucky and obtained reservations for a two day (mid week) stay. I reserved Cottage A and couldn't have been happier! It was clean, cozy, comfortable and with a sunset view to die... More 

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17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A group of 4 women rented cottage #2 for an annual get together. The cottage was on the N side and really was fine. Some sun in the am when we had coffee in the am. $420 each night in non summer season. We booked it in Oct. of 2014. It was bigger than we thought it was going to... More 

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Waddell, Arizona
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I am in love with Crystal Pier. I would leave my husband if I could live here. We stayed in cottage B, which I highly recommend. It is the last cottage closest to the ocean. It was completely private, except for the seagulls that visited. You have a nice deck area with a couple of chaise lounges and a table... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There are two different aspects to this place - its location and its cottage. The location on the pier is 4 stars, the actual cottage is more like 3. We were here the first weekend of January and chose a 1 bedroom cottage toward the end of the pier. When you drive on, of course the reaction from adults and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

the folks that run this place are super nice and the cottage and location were all very nice. what I wished I'd known before we stayed there was how much this cottage moved, shook, shuddered and the booming noise of surf on the pier below...(we originally booked for 4 nights, but gave up after 3 as it was too hard... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

OK we live in San Diego and have always wanted to stay here ..WOW what a great idea that was!! here it goes.. PROS: 1. Right over the water . You can hear the waves crashing so calming. 2. Ocean breeze and the smell is so relaxing. 2. Private deck so you can watch everyone on the beach in comfort... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed in cottage A ar the beginning of november for our birthdays. Check-in was great. Driving on the pier all the way to our parking spot at cottage A was also unique. As we entered the private secure gate of our cottage we were stunned by the veiws. The cottage was nice perfect for a romantic... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 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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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
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in San Diego
#21 Romantic Hotel in San Diego

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