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Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

800 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1803
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
Updated 07/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Imperial Beach
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Pier South is not just a resort - it's an eco-wellness destination. Situated on the sand of Imperial Beach in San Diego, discover everything classic San Diego has to offer. Our modern beach resort hosts 78 perfectly appointed spacious guest suites with separate living areas. Private balconies afford 180 degree shoreline views, while bike, kayak, paddleboard and boogie board rentals invite guests to dive right into our SoCal lifestyle. The adventurous can also sign up for surf lessons while enjoying San Diego's 267 days of yearly sunshine. Our full-service D'ames Spa provides signature treatments while our sparkling beachfront heated pool and cabana chaise lounges offer a relaxing respite. Foodies will enjoy our Imperial Beach hotel's popular culinary destination, SEA180, a coastal tavern at Pier South, led by the Cohn Restaurant Group and Executive Chef, Ken Irvine. Best of all, the hotel is Silver LEED Certified, outfitted with solar heating/cooling technology.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness classes
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Tennis court offsite
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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mlkarny wrote a review Oct 2020
Long Beach, CA54 contributions31 helpful votes
Our experience with the hotel is mixed. We stayed last weekend for our wedding anniversary. The staff of the hotel is very nice and polite. As a Titanium Marriott member, we received an upgrade to an oceanfront suite. The hall ways are in bad need of a refresh. The room doors and the halls all are showing much wear and tear. The suite itself was spacious, nicely decorated and had an amazing view of the pier and beach. The sound of the waves was also a highlight. Getting two small bottles of sparkling wine as an anniversary gift was a nice touch. Our main complaint about our suite was the air conditioning not working. When we came to the room, the temperature in the room was 78 degrees. We called downstairs and a gentleman came to "fix" it. He assured us that the A/C would kick in into high gear eventually. We left our room and came back around 11pm. The AC wasn't working and the temperature went down to 76 degrees due to us keeping the door open to the oceanfront balcony. We did not sleep well due to the lack of air conditioning. The beds, linens and pillows were okay but a Motel 6 level. If you're looking for an oceanside location, this hotel can't be beat. If you're looking for a 4 or 5 star experience look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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nyackgirl47 wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York583 contributions213 helpful votes
We booked a 2 night stay here at the end of a 2 week long, grueling (but exhilarating!) trip across the US by car on Route 66. It was an excellent move on our part. We have friends and family in the area, so that also factored into our decision to stay in Imperial Beach vs San Diego. When we checked in, we were offered a room upgrade for an additional fee, so we took it. Room 212...a most spacious room with a huge outdoor balcony overlooking the Pacific (it also hangs over the restaurant below, but that didn’t bother us). The front desk staff was superb. The bell hops were also terrific, as we needed to valet our car and bring in a lot of stuff we used while on the road that we were leaving behind in California. We availed ourselves of the dining options at the restaurant and they were superb. Dinner was amazing. The calamari, the short ribs, burgers, salad, and delicious desserts. Also had breakfast twice. Prime rib hash, blueberry pancakes, eggs Benedict, and another southwestern breakfast dish that I can’t recall the name of. Great, locally roasted coffee! Our breakfast servers were on their A game. This was a tremendously successful stay. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it is not possible to experience all of the amenities at the hotel right now, due to Covid, but I suspect that the spa and fitness center would probably make it worthy of that last star. My only other comment is that I think they need to do a bit more cleaning in the public areas. The hotel was very busy the weekend we were there. The public restrooms near the pool and the elevators needed a good scrub down (but our room was spotless).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
lispee49 wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions
I was a little worried about some of the reviews I saw on this hotel. Some people site dirty areas, and rusty room items. Well, it is the beach, and it was the most fabulous vacation spot! I’ve never been happier. It is ON the beach. The areas were not dirty, it was sand. The rust on a lamp should be expected. The salt air is very corrosive.My room was 213, oceanfront, and worth every penny. The staff was so very accommodating, and despite the Covid closure of the rooftop and daily cleaning, I had everything I needed, right after requesting it. Extra towels, coffee, cups. I cannot rare this room high enough. I have found my home away from home! So many nice places around, breweries, cupcake shop, on-site Sea180 restaurant (not cheap, but worth it!)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jason P wrote a review Sep 2020
Redondo Beach, California17 contributions8 helpful votes
his was my first hotel stay post COVID and it really left both my wife and I disappointed. The hotel has a great location and i loved the view from the room. The restaurant downstairs was also surprisingly good and we loved eating breakfast basically right on the beach. Staff at the restaurant were also wonderful. On the downside- the hotel is really in need of an update. Our room had rusted door hardware, peeling wall paper, and the shower/tub switch was broken. Due to COVID there was no housekeeping which meant I had to call multiple times to get extra towels.. which when they came were all frayed. I also noted holes in the sheets that came for our sofa bed. The public areas were not much better. The hot tub was out of service and there was a broken glass door in the pool area. The latch of the side door leading to the beach was rusted and the showers used for sand removal didn't work very well. Staff seem friendly but also not very professional. When we arrived the bellman couldn't help us because the only luggage trolley was in use. Huh? This was all so disappointing because the pictures on the website look beautiful. My wife and I really looked forward to our first post COVID getaway but given how it turned out... we likely would've passed.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Todd Husted, Owner at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your visit. I must confirm however, that we are most certainly not "Post Covid" are currently in the heart of this unprecedented situation. With a fraction of our team and resources, we are striving to achieve a pleasant coastal experience for those looking to get a break from the new normal we have come to accept. We are hopeful that we will soon return to our traditional standard and become once again the wonderful ambassadors of Marriott and our hidden little town, Imperial Beach. Thank you, Todd Husted General Manager
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one1stop wrote a review Sep 2020
Palm Desert, California135 contributions34 helpful votes
We needed a get away from the 115F temperatures in Palm Desert and found availability at the Pier South. Location was perfect: right on the beach with everything within walking distance. The beach room was comfortable, if not modern, and the view was wonderful. Staff was friendly and responsive to our request. The visit was during COVID outbreak but all recommended precautions were observed and we felt safe. The only recommendation would be to do a better job on maintenance. The walk ways were in need of deep cleaning and a bit if touch up painting would enhance the overall appearance of the resort. Overall, we were extremely pleased with our stay and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Todd Husted, Owner at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Dear Favorite Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. With our limited team and resources, we are still striving to provide a comfortable and relaxing guest experience. We will take your recommendation to heart and keep pushing to be the perfect coastal boutique property. We're anxious for a quick return! Thank you, Todd Husted General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Imperial Beach Pier (0.2 miles), Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (0.5 miles), and Seaside Candy (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include katy's cafe, SEA180° Coastal Tavern, and Coronado Brewing Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Imperial Beach.
Does Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting South Bay Salt Works (2.7 miles), Gunpowder Point (4.3 miles), and Boone Store and Warehouse (3.9 miles).
Does Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.