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Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages



Check into this unique accomodation, and you'll actually sleep OVER the Pacific Ocean! That's right, cabins on the actual Crystal Pier.

We didn't stay here, but checked it out. They have studios, one bedroom and two bedroom Cape Cod style cottages. Rates begin at $190 per night, and go up to $400 per night for the two bedroom cottages.

The location is incredible.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Windsurfing, Water Sports, Surfing
  • Written July 17, 2006
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Capri by the Sea!: PB Residential @ The Beach!

This twelve story structure is a sample of living at the beach in PB. Most of the houses and residential type bulidings along this stretch serve a dual purpose, to live in or to rent out.

Many of the condominiums at Capri by the Sea can be rented for a minimum of three nights. The rates are high, but reasonable. The price for a one bedroom condo ranges from $150--$320 depending on the location of the condo. There are also two bedroom condos available and a three bedroom penthouse suite will set you back almost $500.00 per night. These prices will, no doubt be higher as time goes by so be sure to check before deciding. I haven't a clue of the cost to purchase, if buying is the object, but over the million mark at least.

These condos are individually owned so the style of decor and amemities will be different from one to the other. However, they all have everything one would expect of a furnished apartment and at this place you can expect a lot more than a fully equipped kitchen!

The Views are exceptional! Parking is free!! Most unique of all is the twenty-four hour security of building and parking. You might also need to know that this is a 100% Non-Smoking Property

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Luxury Travel
  • Written March 1, 2006
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The Surfer Beach Hotel: The Quintessential Name!

Another, "on-the-beach-hotel!" Not really priced in the "surfer's" budget range! Room prices start at $139.00 and go up to about $180.00 for the Sunset Suite, so you have an idea what to expect in that aspect. This hotel also charges $8.00 for parking and offers the standard amenities.

Near and similar to the BW Blue Sea Lodge, this offers a bonus of "Family Suites" with dining room seating eight! They have a sun-deck with swimming pool and of course are just across the boardwalk from the sand, Pacific Ocean and fantastic sunsets. One plus is World Famous, a restaurant and bar with great ocean view dining.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Family Travel
  • Written March 1, 2006
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The Crystal Pier Hotel: cottage #2 -- detail



Each cottage has a different cut-out decoration on its window shutters -- the insides are decorated in "beach style" -- spare but clean and functional.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 24, 2004
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The Crystal Pier Hotel: "sleep over the ocean"



The most unique quality is that these cotttages are on a pier over the water. The outsides look a bit funky, but inside they are nicely set-up for a comfortable stay. From the reviews on tripadvisor.com your experience can range from the lulling to the thundrous -- depending on the surf. As you can see from the picture -- you drive your car right onto the pier and park in front of your cottage.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 24, 2004
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Beach Rentals: Life At The Beach

All along the beach area there are condos for rent. Weekly rates and monthly rates are a bit high, but happily paid by those wanting to experience California beach living.

Spending a week, or more, on the beach is something even San Diegans do. Pacific Beach is full of appartment type buildings and cottage type buildings.

Off season prices are sometimes lower, but not always. Expect to pay on average $1,100.00 to $2,100.00 for a week's rental.

Most of these rentals include cooking utensils for the kitchens. Cooking at "home" will cut the cost of eating out all the time which makes the higher rate of renting such a condo, a little more affordable.

It is the proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the California Beach style living that is the main reason for paying so much for a few days. There are small walk ways from Mission Boulevard to the beach and on either side are cozy little cottages, many of these are for rent by the week. Though they offer privacy, you must also expect to hear loud music day and night, loud talking and lots of foot traffic anytime, day or night. This is the atmosphere especially during the summer, but not unheard of in the dead of winter either.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Family Travel
  • Written October 31, 2002
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Crystal Pier Motel: A Local Accommodation

As with all the hotel/motel suggestions I make for the City and County of San Diego,, I have not stayed here. I have, as usual, interviewed the staff and seen the insides of the Cottages and feel confident recommending this place for your consideration.

Crystal Pier Motel is located directly on the pier. It is pretty expensive but the cottages look great for that special romantic weekend. Take a Tour of the cottages before deciding.

This is a unique choice for a few nights stay. Be warned that during the day the pier is open to the public and it is not unusual for all manner of people to be seen passing the cottage doors on their way to a bit of fishing. Then be assured that at night the gates are closed and all is safe.

Each Cottage has a small balcony/patio to sit and relax with a view of the ocean. This patio is situated on the out facing rail of the pier so you'll have privacy from the people walking up and down the center of the pier.

Individual cottages along the pier with a small kitchen, a small balcony, a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and let's not forget the parking which is right in front of the cottage on the pier! This is the ideal place for anyone wanting to spend more time in their room than touring. Such as honeymooners.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written October 30, 2002
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Catamaran Resort Hotel: Catamaran Resort Hotel

$150-$315 but worth every penny

This hotel rocks. It is one of my favorite places to stay in the world. First of all the location is perfect. Once you park your car you can walk everywhere. The beach and bay is right across the street. The hotel itself is amazing. You feel like you walked into a tropical forest with trees, plants, flowers, and fish ponds everywhere. The rooms over look the bay and are so nice. I just love this hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written August 24, 2002

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