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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

#29 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
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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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Scottsdsale, AZ
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crystal Pier is my favorite place to stay, hands down. I've made several trips there, both during April and October, when the beach is less crowded. The cottages are clean, cozy and very comfortable. The best part is the deck overlooking the ocean! There are some great restaurants within walking distance. I really appreciate the extra security at night; the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous little gem: perfect beach cabins, located on top of a wharf! In Pacific Beach, San Diego! If you are here, life is about as good as it gets. I had no set schedule and was wandering on the Pacific Beach boardwalk when I decided to see if there was a cabin available. There's a 2 night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for our 30th and 35th anniversaries. Very clean and comfortable and as beautiful and relaxing as can be. Plan to be back for our 40th. Normally I'm a Motel 6 kind of guy but this hotel is definitely worth the higher price. Breakfast at Kono's is the icing on the cake.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The owner and staff were great! We asked for a grill and it was there in minutes. I loved the one bed-room cottage. It is like your own piece of paradise. I grilled looking at the ocean and you on on the pier! We went for Mother's day and stayed four wonderful days. If you just want to do nothing...read,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had to come back to these wonderful cottages over the ocean. For someone who loves "big water" I was in heaven. Not only do you get to sit and stare at the ocean all day long on your patio but you get to sleep with the ocean lulling you to sleep. We have already booked for next year. I would... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the first place my husband took me for a get-a-way 18 years ago! We have returned at least once a year since then. Our kids think Crystal Pier IS San Diego! There is nothing that compares to sleeping OVER the ocean! Each cottage is quaint & clean. Our favorites are the ones with private decks. We walk everywhere... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Spent two nights at the Crystal Pier Cottages. This was our second trip but will not be our last. We had been given two free nights since during our last visit there was construction going on which was right next to our cottage and made for a less than relaxing visit. This time was perfect. Weather was great and we... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was our third year staying in Cottage B for our anniversary. I booked eight (8) months in advance the first time. Now we reserve it as we leave each year, so we have already reserved it for next year's anniversary. There is something magical about staying on the pier. The view cannot be beat anywhere in the United States.... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've wanted to stay here for years and finally got in. We stayed in studio A which I feel is the best for couples. The crashing waves were the perfect sound to put us to sleep! The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen (although lacking counter space) was well equipped. We'll definitely be back next year.

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Madison, Maine
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Crystal Pier Hotel consists mainly of cottages actually built ON the pier, which means they are over the water at high tide. It is a bit disconcerting for those easily spooked, but what an incredible experience it is! Almost like being on a ship, but with a lovely summer cottage wrapped around you, and the whole of beach life steps... More 

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