This was our first visit to San Diego.
We choose to spend a bit extra to have a cabin over the water. The staff at check-in were professional, kind and very helpful, we had arrived a bit early and they helped get us checked in very quickly. It was a beautiful spot, the rooms aren't fancy or upscale but the accommodations are clean and it was nice to have the full kitchen for our use. There was a grocery store a few blocks away that we walked to and picked up some items for in our room. The view from our private deck area was amazing, we both sat and watched the ocean while enjoying a glass of wine. The bed was quite comfortable and the pillows are good. The waves crashing in helped rock us both to sleep.
We brought our pedal cycles with us and walked them to and from our room to the front gates so as to not disturb the other guests. As bicycles and skateboards are not permitted on the pier this was the best solution. It was great to park the truck and just bike everywhere for a few days. We found that San Diego was fairly flat along the seawall for cycling however we found it difficult to get to other cycling areas of the city as they didn't seem that well connected. This may have just been an issue with us as well. There are spots along the seawall at are very congested and you need to watch for people, children and pets closely while cycling.
It was well worth the money to have the experience of staying at the Pier.
We ate at the Pacific Beach Ale House and found it quite good. We also tried Surfside Sushi and Spice Lounge. Both were good, not as good as some sushi and Indian we have had in other places but still quite good all the same. The number of restaurants within walking distance of the Pier are numerous and gave us lots of choice in the Pacific Beach area.
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Pier Hotel And Cottages
- Crystal Pier San Diego
- Crystal Pier Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Crystal Pier