Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection in Imperial Beach, you’ll be on the beach and close to Silver Strand State Beach. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Chula Vista Nature Center and Chula Vista Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 78 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a pool view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Imperial Beach? This hotel has facilities measuring 2200 square feet (198 square meters), including meeting rooms.
How to Get There
I booked this hotel to celebrate a wedding Anniversary and chose this one over others in nearby Coronado because of the Oceanfront Rooms. I did splurge for the top floor, oceanfront, corner suite which has a spectacular view of the beach and pier. The rooms are quiet and nicely appointed. The restaurant downstairs is nice with good food. They also have a spa and small pool. The ambiance in the hotel is light and airy with a touch of elegance.
I hesitated to give it a 5 star rating for a few reasons- (1) the check in process was a little inefficient/disjointed. (2) One of the pillowcases on my bed was dirty/stained. Generally, I think it may be time to replace some of the bed linens and retire them from circulation. (3) They were a little skimpy with towels and washclothes, and (4) we had to be super diligent about snacks in the room falling prey to ants (we hung our grocery bag of chips in the shower to keep the few stray ants we saw from calling in the troops).
Overall, it's a great beach with a nice restaurant and spectacular rooms (a select few) but they need to tighten up on the housekeeping end a little bit.
I hate to even write a review because I believe this resort is a hidden gem.
Small resort right on the beach with great views. Our children are grown and the pool here is small so there weren't very many kids here. This is a great adult, boutique style hotel.
Great food nearby and a great liquor store across the street.
The staff was friendly and the rooms were large and clean. The walls are very thin so bring a noise machine or fan. I read the many reviews about the noise and it is true but we came prepared and had a box fan.
The style and location makes this place so great.
This is my fourth stay at this hotel. This hotel is beautifully situated with most rooms facing the beach (rooms ending in 10-18 are the ones are directly ocean front) Rooms are immaculately cleaned, beds are comfortable and the property is beautiully decorated. The Restaurant is amazing and waitors and waitresses are attentive, responsive and super friendly. There are, however, great local cafes and eateries within walking/biking distance such as City Tacos directly across the street, Katy’s Cafe about 3 blocks away, and for those of you who are adventurous like me, the hotel has free bike rentals and even if they run out, there are usually Lime Rental bikes nearby that you can simply hop on to grab some amazing food. Example for Thai food, Siam Imperial, about a 11-12 block walk/bike ride is AMAZING!!! One SIGNIFICANT area of improvement at this resort, which charges lofty resort fees, is the process, management and attention of beach rental equipment. It is chaos. The chairs, umbrellas and furniture are all mixed-matched and there ARE NO tables for your food/drinks so you have to put your food/drinks in the sand. Plus some of the furniture is older. This is a BIG miss!!! Any one who is visiting the beach and NOT a hotel guest, can simply sit in the area reserved for guests. Institute a wrist-band policy to ensure hotel guests are accommodated, your staff does not have to fight with non-guests, and for God’s sake give your staff a shovel and drill to solidly mount unbrellas so when the wind kicks up, umbrellas are not flying away which I saw a few of them do. Nancy held it down on the beach by herself. Give that woman a raise!!!!! Fix tye beach issue and you’ll be back to 5 stars in my book.
The staff was for the most part very helpful. The website advertises robes but they are not in the room automatically you have to ask for them. You definitely want to get an Ocean Front room not an ocean view room. And the third or 4th floor would be my choice. Room was clean and a great view. Sink was extremely slow to drain, probably needs the trap cleaned out. The in house restaurant staff and food are very good but very pricey. The spa, D'ames Spa, was the highlight of our stay. We had a couples masssage and we both felt it was worth the money. The lady's in the spa make you feel very much at home. There were two nice places with great food outside within walking distance, the taco place across the street and Katy's cafe a block or so north on the same side of the street.
Ok...Marriott states this hotel is a category 8. DON’T BELIEVE THAT FOR ONE MOMENT. You WILL be disappointed as I was. (Room 310)
Pros: Nice staff, right on the beach, valet parking, restaurant on site, gym small but well equipped
Cons: located right beside public beach access and public park, rooms dated, food mediocre, not as pictured
Expectations ran a bit high for this price point and I was disappointed to say the least. The hotel is not located in a desirable area. Driving in to the property was a bit “sketchy” though not really unsafe. Valet was available 24/7. That was nice. The front desk staff, although pleasant, was not dressed as professional as I would expect for a hotel of this caliber. There was a “resort fee” and this is not a resort. They literally had 4 bikes out front you could ride and offered yoga, which I saw no one do, EVER. Still confused on why I was charged this daily fee.
Now the room...it’s dated. The walls are PAPER thin! I heard every footstep above me and every laugh next door. The sofa and chairs could use a good steam cleaning. The linens were clean, towels fluffy, but mold in the shower. Other than that, which is kind of a big deal to me, it was clean.
The view, when looking straight ahead was AMAZING! I could stand in the bathroom and see the ocean. It was so calming UNTIL... I stepped out onto the balcony. The hotel is situated right next to public beach access and a park. They had a community cookout on one of the days I was there. I’m all for community events but not while I’m trying to relax and DEFINITELY not right outside my window.
Not worth the money. Not high end. Not a resort. Stay somewhere else.
Found out I don’t care for authentic Mexican food either, did NOT like the taco spot right across the street. There were a couple other restaurants to choose from that were ok.
(3 stars ONLY for the wonderful beach view from inside the room.)