Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection

800 Seacoast Dr | Imperial Beach, CA 91932  [SEE MAP]Imperial Beach, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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All-suite hotel
Self-parking not available, only valet
For recent visitors to the Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection, there were many standout features, starting with the location. Situated on Imperial Beach, about 15 miles south of downtown San Diego, the property offers a quiet spot to catch the sunset every evening, not to mention it's within easy walking distance to several of the neighborhood's eateries. But if you'd rather stick close to the hotel for your meals, hip up Sea180 Coastal Tavern, which serves coastal cuisine alongside views of the beach. A big point of praise for recent visitors: the rooms. Accommodations are outfitted with balconies, free Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and fully-stocked minibars. To make the most of the property's oceanfront location, visitors suggested requesting a room with a full beach view. When you're not admiring the view, get out on the water – the hotel offers kayaks, paddleboards and bike rentals. And if you need a break from the sun and sand, Pier South Resort also boasts a pool, a spa and a fitness center with complimentary classes. Another bonus: If you're a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can use or earn perks for staying here.
Imperial Beach, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 78 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Pier South also features the SEA 180 restaurant, a rooftop space with 360-degree views and Dames Day Spa, where guests may order up a salt glow, seaweed wrap or massage. Activities such as surfing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling are available nearby, and the hotel has a 24-hour fitness facility.



This Marriott-affiliated resort opened in 2014 as the first and only luxury lodging option in Imperial Beach, a quiet seaside community about 12 miles south of downtown San Diego.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 567 have reviewed the Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 567 reviews 4.0 (based on 567 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The sophisticated suites at Pier South Resort feature streamlined furniture, separate living areas with sea-inspired aqua accents and private furnished balconies. Open-plan studio suites — with 650 square feet of space — offer a partial ocean view, a king bed, a living room area and a luxurious bathroom with a shower and tub combination. Amenities include 42-inch flat-screen televisions, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, iPod docks, coffee makers and minibars. The hotel does not offer connecting rooms, but the one-bedroom suite with two queen beds and a sofa bed can accommodate a family or group.
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Bathrobes provided

Standard room size650 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the Pier South Resort is located on Imperial Beach 12 miles south of San Diego. After a total renovation, the resort opened in 2014 and now offers a full service spa, a heated swimming pool and a variety of spacious suites just steps from the Pacific Ocean. Restaurants, shops and entertainment options are within walking distance at Imperial Pier. Bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and boogie boards are available for rent, and the 6-mile beach is known for its excellent surfing. The LEED-certified, eco-friendly resort is a short drive from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Sea World.
  • 17 miles south of San Diego International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Named one of the Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America in 2015 by OpenTable, the SEA180° Coastal Tavern offers ocean views and serves coastal California cuisine in a refined setting. Specialties include tuna tacos, shrimp taquitos, Baja stone crab cakes, Rock cod chowder and local beer-battered fish and chips, as well as continental favorites like steak frites. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Local restaurants within walking distance

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The heated pool offers views of the beach and pier and is just steps from the sand. Although there is no lifeguard at the resort pool, the 6-mile-long Imperial Beach is staffed with lifeguards during the day.
  • Complimentary pool towels provided
  • Whirlpool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Dames Spa offers a full menu of services, including massages, body scrubs, facials and waxing treatments. Men’s services and couples treatments are also offered.
  • In-suite treatments available
  • Appointments required

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Pier South Resort welcomes children and offers a swimming pool, as well as direct beach access. Kids will enjoy the shops and restaurants at Imperial Pier — within walking distance of the hotel — and a variety of water sports are offered on the beach for an additional fee.
  • Childrens menu available at the on-site restaurant
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The 24-hour fitness center features cardiovascular equipment and free weights. A variety of complimentary fitness classes are also offered daily.
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, boogie boards and bicycles can be rented on-site
  • Surfing lessons offered for an additional fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Pier South Resort offers 2,200 square feet of meeting space, including an executive boardroom and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 125 guests. The resort also offers more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor event space with panoramic ocean views for special events and cocktail receptions. Meeting services include catering, high-speed Internet access, a custom reservations link for booking and audiovisual services like equipment rental and technical support.
  • Earn up to 50,000 Marriott Rewards points for meetings
  • Complimentary business center

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


AltaMar Rooftop, a 2,000-square-foot terrace with panoramic coastline views, can accommodate up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception or 100 guests for a seated banquet dinner with a dance floor. The ballroom features an in-house sound system and two flat-screen televisions.PierView Terrace West, an outdoor space, can accomodate up to 150 guests for a reception and up to 120 for a banquet. Certified Marriott wedding planners will create a custom website link for guests to book rooms.
  • Bridal spa services available
  • Earn up to 50,000 Marriott Rewards points for wedding bookings

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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