Stayed 11 nights at the Pier House. Room was clean and newly renovated. Shower with rain head was great. We had a "regular" room, which overlooked the parking lot of Island Dogs. No view but it was very quiet. We got an excellent rate so no complaints.
The staff were all wonderful - beach staff, concierge, front desk. Loved the Chart Room Bar. We had a nightcap here most nights.
The beach is small but well maintained. Water is very clear and saw lots of fish. Enjoyed watching a sailboat race on day from the beach. The location can't be beat.
Only down side of Pier House is their restaurants. Food is just okay and there many better options within walking distance (Garbo's Grill, Sunset Pier, any of the places on the Bight). Would not recommend breakfast here. Lunch is okay, but you are paying for convenience.
They have an acoustic guy on Fridays and Saturdays that you can hear on the beach. Okay -- added a little ambiance.
Would definitely return.