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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

#32 of 271 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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have wanted to stay here for a very long time. Finally we have. It is amazing to go to sleep and wake up to the ocean breeze. The cottage is clean and has everything you need except a dishwasher and a washer and dryer. Highly recommend staying here.

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San Diego, California
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16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay. First in Room 24 - it's bedroom overlooks the street and is a bit noisy but wasn't too bad. You get a 180 view of the beach from the front deck. No place to secure bikes and didn't want to haul them up the second floor but Manager showed me a place to secure them. Parking... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We enjoyed two nights in Cottage #15. This cottage is on the pier over the beach and opening the shutters each morning to an unobstructed ocean view was a glorious experience! The cottage is historical, but well maintained, clean and rather minimalist. We were impressed that repairs/maintenance were on going in other cottages. The staff seems to take pride in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The cottages are beautiful. We stayed in cottage 19 which is two bedrooms and plenty of room for our family of five. The ocean was below and we could watch the sunset each night. The pier is very busy in the day but after sunset the gate is locked to pedestrians and i felt safe each night. The beds were... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is nothing like staying in the cottages on the pier! So peaceful and relaxing. Once we parked we never drove again. Riding bikes around the bay was a great way to explore. Be sure to try the breakfast at Kono's!

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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We needed a 2 bdrm cottage (with futon in the living room is addition to the 2 bdrms) to accommodate our family of 6. Cottage 22 is not yet on the website map. It's the first cottage on the right when you enter the Pier. It's on the pier, but at the base. The surf does not come up that... More 

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