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2121 Price Street at Ocean Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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The Tides Motel
Ranked #23 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Visalia, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there about 4 months ago. It was clean and reminded me of wonderful trips as a child. Is it the fanciest hotel no but walk to the beach, wonderful staff and beautiful views. Price is great and my 5 year old loves it. Sold! Just reserved a spot for this month. Can't wait!

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Newport Beach Ca
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

i am used to expensing hotel rooms. i took a personal trip through pismo and picked the tides motel for location and price. I stayed in a small room with charm and character and was very clean. yes the tv was not a flat screen but it was fine. the private lockied gate to the beach down below was in... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I rented a the small house 22B I had stayed in one of the rooms years ago, and loved the view! This was so dirty and scary the locks on the doors and windows don't work, the window almost smashed my fingers and the carpets were torn ect... I wish that I would have rented another hotel but this was... More

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Lemoore, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

24 yrs ago started com'n to Pismo.Stayed in all motels along the beach in Pismo & this is the one we like the best.The private steps to the beach are the strudiest & the walk to town is best along the beach & the pier is so close.Choice of room or cottage to fit ur guest size.Can bring ur bar-b-que... More

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Fresno
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Spent the 4th and 5th of July in a cottage at this motel (I believe it was built in the 1940's). With two bedrooms (king bed in each), a hallway sink, full bathroom, living room with full view of the ocean and full kitchen, my family was able to cook all of our meals and having a relaxing getaway from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

The tides is a cool place to stay if you are not to good for a older motel. The staff is very friendly , grat views close to beach ,great price, it is older and some things show it but no big deal at all to me and my wife. I will stay here everytime i come to pismo, and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Should never trust reviews online. We checked into this place- walked into the room and ran out. Dirty, worn, paint peeling, carpets stinky and moldy, hair all over bathroom and beds, beds sagging with worn linen. Need I say more? Trip advisor- please consider removing this place from your list. I can put up with a lot- and have-- but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

Staff was very friendly.... The motel is older but kept up very well and clean.... The view was amazing from our room... Had a wonderful experience here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

we got in late the first night we also got up late. the girls were so nice it turned out that in the morning we had no hot water. the girl was on it come to find out the water heater busted..she took care of it quickly too..so we decided to another night and moved across the way.it was awesome... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

My wife and I are locals on the central coast. Our home is having repairs where we need to find a place to stay for 4 days. The first girl at the tides showed us several rooms. Even though they are very old and run down she was so helpful gave us a decent price we decided to make a... More

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Address: 2121 Price Street at Ocean Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Also Known As:
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