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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

In early December I visited my very good friend who lives in the San Diego area. I had a few requests and one was to spend some time at the ocean. She booked the Crystal Pier as she had heard good comments from friends and we both were totally impressed with how fresh and clean the cabin was. Both of...

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bchapman23
Reviewed 26 January 2012

This property is a must see and stay whie in San Diego. We stayed here two nights, the view was never the same. The cottages are comfortable and have enought space to make them functional. It would be hard to replicate the views anywhere. The only odd thing about this property is the cottages shift slightly when the waves hit...

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3Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Very nice cottages, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in early December. You hear the waves crashing both from your private deck as well as from the interior of the cottage. The cottage had a wall furnace that quickly heated the place at night, plenty of windows, a private parking space right in front of the cottage. The LARGE semi-private...

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6Thank SanDiegoPhil
San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 December 2011

This is an expensive hotel. We got a special on Groupon and paid half price for two nights which made it affordable. Now, don't expect a luxury hotel. This is a "beach hotel" It is nicely appointed with basic items, but no frills. Each cottage does have a full kitchen which is great if you are staying for more than...

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5Thank BethP67
Virginia, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 November 2011

I had never been to California and wanted to stay on the beach. This is a real beach expierence. The ocean is there 24/7. We stayed in a cottage right on the pier. It was lovely. A bit pricey, but for a family of six well worth it. Nice ambience, kitchen facilities,comfy beds and the sound of the sea! Plus...

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4Thank Ironmaid
CA
Reviewed 14 November 2011

The pier is definitely a tourist destination and staying in a cottage on the pier is a one time must do. That being said, the cottages are rustic - we had #14 and would have liked to be further out on the pier. Our friends stayed across at #15 and their unit was in slightly better condition than ours. There...

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5Thank mishottie
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 11 November 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Crystal Pier on the recommendation of a co-worker and it was everything she said it would be. We rented the last cottage at the end of the pier, right above the ocean, and I've never slept better in my life as the sound of the surf and the occasional "bump" from the waves...

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3Thank Darren Z
CALIFORNIA
Reviewed 9 November 2011

A group of friends and my husband and I have been going to these cottages now for four years. We go in April every year and loved it so much we now go for a weekend in November every year. None of us can ever wait to have out little fun weekend there. We always gets our two cottages side...

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2Thank LIPSTICKLOULI
Payson
Reviewed 3 November 2011

We rented cabin A at the end of the pier. What a delightful experience. Sleeping OVER the Pacific Ocean is pretty special. They close the pier to the public at sunset which leaves the entire pier to those renting cabins. Great privacy. Quiet. ZERO traffic. All night we could hear the breakers crashing and the pier GENTLY rocking at high...

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5Thank Steve-KRIM-FM
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 July 2011

I love this place. There's nothing quite like being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves directly beneath you. My wife, on the other hand, is not a Crystal Pier fan. What’s not to like? The pier itself (not the hotel) is a wildly popular tourist destination. So it’s true that throngs of people descend on the pier...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages

Address: 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $296 - $526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Crystal Pier Hotel And Cottages
Crystal Pier San Diego
Crystal Pier Hotel San Diego
San Diego Crystal Pier
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in San Diego
#22 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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