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Cottage Inn by the Sea

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

More of a very well appointed B&B than a hotel, the Cottage Inn made a refreshing change from other hotels used in our trip from San Francisco to San Diego. This was a one night stop over en route to LA. Lovely rooms and a great setting atop the cliffs with a walkway down to a spectacular beach. Small pool... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok looking motel on the beach front. Good looking rooms without air conditioning or safe deposit box. I think that not having air conditioning in the room needs to be communicated in the motel description. Pool is small, dirty and has no seating around it. Not one of the best beaches to visit. I would not stay again.

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mpo100m, I’m very sorry we did not meet your expectations, as that is our number one goal. I can assure you we have been undergoing the installation process of our brand new safes and you can expect every guest room to have one within the next week. Thank you for your feedback. Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to check in to the hotel early after a long drive which was very welcome. Our beach front room was spacious and spotlessly clean with large opening windows giving fantastic views of the beach and the marine wildlife. The beds are extremely comfortable and with the sea breeze we all slept soundly! The hotel exceeded our expectations... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Ben C, We are so glad to hear you had such a pleasant stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea. It was our pleasure to check you into your room early, and I am happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful ocean breeze. Until next time, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

El Segundo, CA
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the ocean and greeted by little rabbits every morning. Family loved looking over the ocean. We saw whales, dolphins, and seals. Very exciting! The only drawback was our patio was located right next to a walk way to the pool and beach, so it was very busy. Also, the overnight receptionist Ellena was very helpful with all... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Joeymedina, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and recognizing our staff member, Elleana. We are so glad your family enjoyed the Ocean View Patio rooms and you had a chance to take in the serene wildlife that visits our quint area of Pismo. We hope you are planning another trip over here soon! Thank you,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room with ocean view and patio. Walk out to small patio with fantastic view of the ocean. Adirondack chairs by the railing overlooking the ocean below. The room was great with some extra touches such as a Keurig coffee maker. The wi-fi was excellent as we tried to contact family back home. The fastest we found on our trip.... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Timgard, Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy you found our complimentary in-room Wi-Fi to be fast and you were able to quickly connect with family members abroad. I’m sure they wished they were here when they saw your Ocean View room! Safe travels, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very, very pleasant, and the rooms were clean, but they need to be updated. They were musty and damp; bathroom door did not close properly. Refrigerator smelled really bad. (we could not locate the source). They charge a bit too much for a bottle or water or wine. Don't stay in the rooms close to the highway,... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mamrobl, Thank you for your review and your kind compliments to our staff members. I do apologize that hotel in its entirety did not meet your expectations. I hope you give us another chance to really knock it out of the park! Thank you, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Pismo Beach and we were charmed by this quaint hotel. Like many other hotels, it is located on a bluff above the beach. The room was cozy with a little electric fireplace and soft bedding that conveyed a very cottage-like vibe. No air conditioning but probably not necessary at night most of the time.... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Chistieanddevin, We are so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea. It sounds like you had a great experience taking in the ocean view from our Garden Area and you thoroughly enjoyed the feel of the Cottage Inn. Thank you for your review! Sincerely, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely European style cottages, clean, comfy bedding and nice breakfast however the big WOW is the Ocean View from their patio garden on top of the bluff overlooking the beach. Enjoyed a glass of wine at sunset and a cup of Joe watching the sun rise. Doesn't get much better than this. If you want a view from your room... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Retreat4US, Thank you so much taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Cottage Inn style and found the location to be one of the best parts of your stay. We agree that Giuseppe’s is one of the best restaurants around, and we’re very lucky to be within walking distance. Please... More 

Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like they say...Never judge a book by it's cover. In my case it would be the opposite. Pictures were beautiful but real life not so much. If you plan on staying in the near future make sure you get a room upstairs. We were downstairs and all night someone must of been running around in their room. All I heard... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Queenbee2015, I am very sorry we fell short in providing you with a quite night’s rest. Please know we take noise compliments very seriously, as we want to provide the most restful night possible to all our valuable guests. Please contact me directly before your next stay, as I would like to personally ensure we get you in the... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my 6 year old daughter. Though the beach itself is quite a hike up and down stairs from the cliff side, the beach was beautiful and there were barely any people down there. The breakfast buffet was adequate. I had one of the ocean view rooms and though there was no balcony on the second floor,... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Melanie, I am so glad you and your daughter slept like babies when you visited our hotel. We love having our rooms right on the cliff of the Pacific Ocean, so guests can fall asleep to that calming sound of the waves hitting the shore. Thank you so much for your feedback. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

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