Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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We stayed here for 3 nights and it was a dream. The hotel has a beachy vibe from the moment you walk into reception. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. The room (430) was lovely with a separate bedroom and a loung with a sofa bed where the children slept. We each had our own TVs. We had a balcony overlooking the beach and residential area which was great. It has a table and 2 chairs, would have bee. More comfortable with padded seats.
We shared en-suite with massive shower. No bath but we don’t use those on holiday anyway.
Small pool with glass panels surrounding. Open 8am-10pm right on beach. Bit old and worn but the kids loved it. Has a hoist for disabled access to pool. There is also a jacuzzi which was very hot also with a hoist.
8 beds in pool area and more outside
Gym small - peloton bike
2 x trainers
2 x treadmills
Snacks (apples and cereal bars) and water
Resort fee includes daily use of basketball, bikes, body boards, beach chairs, buckets and spades and umbrella. Brilliant! Best use of a resort fee we’ve had.
Kids menus for breakfast $5.95? Juice, milk, pancakes/french toast and fruit cup quite big. Good service.
Towels available at the pool- one each.
Breakfast right on the beach. Short walk to restaurants. Lovely chilled surf town.
Little playground, basketball court and fitness area. Very good and in good condition.
Free parking on street or valet only parking $27 per day.
I stayed at Pier South Resort for 3 nights and very much enjoyed my stay. My room on the 4th floor overlooked the beach and pool area. The views out toward the Pacific were beautiful. Room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was one day where the room wasn't cleaned until a little later in the afternoon, but that wasn't an issue for me. By and large, everything was taken care of and I was very happy.
A small fridge in the room will chill that bottle of wine you buy until you're ready to drink and enjoy it on your balcony. Get some snacks too! If you're bringing a laptop, there's an in-room safe to store it while you're out. Bedroom is separate from the living area, with TVs in both rooms. In the bathroom, one of those lovely mirrors that illuminates like a frame and makes you look 10-years younger!
The little gym onsite might be a bit disappointing to those who need their daily workout fix. However, no worries, there's a fitness area in the park right next door where I saw a couple of trainers and their clients getting their reps in. Also, the beach is long and provides a good workout for running or walking. Of course, you could take a surf lesson (I did that once and was sore for 2 days) or hop on the free bikes provided by the hotel. Be a champ and cycle the path to Coronado.
I've noticed some complaints about outdoor furniture not being up to standard. Yes, this was something I noticed, BUT I'm also aware that the salt air from the Pacific can be very corrosive. This did not impede or diminish my enjoyment of my room or the property. Pretty minor actually.
Over the course of 3 nights, 4 days I rented a vehicle. Valet parking at the hotel is $27 per day, however I was able to find free street parking without issue. If you decide to do the same, be aware there is a limited amount of time you can park at some areas street side. If you're looking for adventure, drive to the light rail station (about 15-20 minutes away), park for free and take the train north to San Diego or south to the Mexican border and walk over to Tijuana (bring your passport if you cross the border!!).
All-in-all I had a great time and will definitely revisit Pier South. I know I've offered some other destinations to visit (SD, TJ), but I'm not sure why you'd want to leave Imperial Beach. Plenty to do here and I hope to be back sooner than later.
One caveat – if you do decide to enjoy water sports, keep in mind the Pacific Ocean can be very unforgiving. Be aware of the undertow and be safe.
This hotel is right in the heart of Imperial Beach. It is a beautiful laid out hotel with amazing rooms. There is an evening reception for guests included as well as free activities such as bike riding and yoga. The hotel is right on the beach or you can use the outdoor pool. There are bars and restaurants all around within walking distance.and it's close to Imperial pier which is worth a look. Valet parking is available at $27. Would highly recommend this hotel for a couple of nights it is well worth the money