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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
Ranked #15 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Bishops Stortford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We have stayed here twice and each time we enjoyed our stay. There is nothing better than going to bed with the waves crashing below. The beds were comfortable, however, the place in general needs some updating. Since it is on a pier, I am not sure how much updating can be done, so I don't fault the property at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Extraordinary location directly over the pier. The view is breath taking. The cottages are modest but quite lovely. At night you can sleep to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore. Haven't slept that well in a long time. Staff is completely friendly and professional. Best spot on the beach...step outside your door with your coffee and you're... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is the only place in California that you can 'sleep' in a cottage on a pier over the Pacific ocean. The cottages were clean, open and quaint. Very pleasant. Of course the views are great. We were on the north side, so we enjoyed the sunsets. Parking for 1 car is in front of the cottage, but any other... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our cottage seemed to be recently refurbished. We stayed in #19 2br - 2ba. The views from any point in the common room were spectacular. The roar of the, larger than normal, surf was loud and clear with the open windows, but never got annoying; Very soothing. The furnishings were practical with a touch of beatnik. The kitchen is complete... More

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Additional Information about Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

Also Known As:
Crystal Pier Hotel And Cottages
Crystal Pier
Crystal Pier Hotel
Crystal Pier San Diego
Crystal Pier Hotel San Diego
San Diego Crystal Pier
Address: 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in San Diego
#21 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$

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