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Beautiful. We booked a return next year!
One of the most unique hotel experiences in San Diego, the Crystal Pier Hotel offers guests the amazing opportunity to sleep over the ocean, on a renovated pier. Originally built in 1927, the hotel primarily features original cottages, restored and renovated to allow guests to vicariously travel back in time.
Cottages can sleep between two and six guests. All of the cottages feature a private deck on the pier, overlooking the beach and ocean. All but one unit includes a kitchen, allowing guests to provide their own meals. The hotel also offers five suites, located at the entrance to the pier, by the office. It is worth noting that the hotel is in high demand so that there are seasonal minimum night requirements for guests.
Since the entirety of the hotel is found on the Crystal Pier, there are not the full suite of amenities or restaurants found at resort environments. However, this is more than made up for by the amazing neighborhood. A walk off the pier puts guests directly on to the beach, ready for a swim or a stroll. The hotel also has access to San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood and its vibrant community.
Within a short walk, guests can find their way to the boardwalk, full of casual cafes for meals. Further away, guests can find Mission Boulevard, excellent for shopping and nightlife.
The ability to stay in a private cottage, perched over the ocean makes a stay at the Crystal Pier Hotel absolutely unforgettable.
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- Nice building
- Friendly service
- Clean rooms
- Great view
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
What is the decor like at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages?
A pier hotel, these are beach cottages with their own separate entrance. Each room is furnished with white wicker furniture. Canoe paddles, sailboat models and ocean photos complete the look and give the rooms a real beach feel. Its outdoor patios have chaise loungers and table sets with an umbrella for shade on sunny days.
What kind of activities can I enjoy during my stay at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages?
Being right on the ocean, you can participate in an array of water activities during your stay here. You can enjoy hang gliding, surfing and stand-up paddling. Step out on the pier to go fishing or simply walk along it to try and catch a glimpse of a dolphin. The pier and this area of beach is open to the public during the day, however, after hours, only hotel guests are allowed on Crystal Pier.
Are there any pubs or bars within walking distance of the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages?
The PB Ale house is just steps away from the hotel. Along with a variety of craft beers, it has a menu featuring beer foods such as fish tacos and seafood dishes as well as crab and lobster. If you’re more in the mood for a cocktail, you can check out the Pacific Beach Bar & Grill. It specializes in drinks from Mexico such as margaritas. This bar also has games such as billiards and shuffleboard for diners to play.
Why would the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages be a romantic venue for a honeymoon or anniversary?
You’ll be away from the hustle and bustle of the city when you stay in these cottages. Adding to the romantic vibe, you can have dinner in your room while taking in views of the Pacific Ocean. At night, you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and in the morning, you can watch the sunrise on your private patio together.
Is there a tackle shop close to the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages?
Convenient for hotel guests, there is a tackle shop located on the pier. To make it easy, the shop sells ocean fishing packages, which include poles, bait, a bucket and more.
Are the kitchens at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages fully equipped?
The kitchens at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages include everything you’ll need to prepare a meal. This includes necessities like glassware, cutlery, chinaware, pots, and pans. Along with a stove, oven, toaster, and microwave, you can also request a grill from the front desk for barbecuing.
What is the difference in the cottages at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages?
There is a total of 29 cottages at this pier hotel. Choose from either a 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom unit for your getaway vacation. You can request a room over the water or one that is closer to the beach. Stay in the suite above the hotel’s reception area or cottages A-F for the best views of the water.
Where is Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages located?
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages is located at 4500 Ocean Blvd in Pacific Beach, 8 miles from the center of San Diego. Mission Beach is the closest landmark to Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages.
Does Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages offer free Wi-Fi?
No, Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Does Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages offer free parking?
No, Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages does not offer free parking.
Does Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages from the airport?
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages is 5.6 miles from San Diego. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages is 23 miles from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar.
Does Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages have a pool?
No, Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages does not have a pool onsite.
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