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“Stay like a Big KAHUNA!” 5 of 5 stars
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1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #2 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
San Leandro, California, United States
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“Stay like a Big KAHUNA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Parking was ample, very easy to find right off the freeway, about a 5 min. walk from downtown Pismo (10 min walk by beach), the grounds are kept in an immaculate condition, full gym facilities, multiple jacuzzis and heated pools to choose from and the view is AMAZING!!! We arrived around 1pm and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms have plenty of room to spread out and make yourselves feel at home. They are tastefully decorated with appropriate beach decor (I love the tiki lamps), the full Continental breakfast is amazing, and for all you younger couples it's quite refreshing to have a hotel care about their patrons. and last but not least, THE PRICE IS OUTSTANDING~!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I usually book flights and hotel on hipmunk.com due to the extreme convenience. However, Kon Tiki was not to be found in the online booking world. It turns out you must book entirely by phone - a throwback to the old days. Never mind this "inconvenience" - this place has amazing ocean views, is extraordinarily clean, so fresh, and pays attention to little details. The staff are friendly. The continental breakfast is well organized. The two chairs in the room actually rock back and forth - I have never seen anything like this. The parking lot even has wider spaces to protect cars from nicks and bumps. There is a built-in nightlight at the entrance. The door closes truly shut when you leave, but props wide open when you enter. And the list goes on... This was my first time, but I will be back on a regular basis. (I did not try the pool, the associated restaurant or the fitness center, being instead on the beach - all 108 steps down, and in the surrounding community).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

The view is spectacular and every room has either a balcony with chairs and a table or a patio. We were able to watch the surfing contest, at the pier, from our room. Balconies are very good sized and chairs/table looked new and very well taken care of. The balconies must be cleaned daily as everything was so clean and shiny...chairs, table, railing, floor... everything! Other reviewers have said that the hotel decor is dated and this is true, but the cleanliness is impeccable! The bed was as comfortable as ours at home (memory foam topper) and the pillows were definitely the most comfortable pillows I've ever had in a motel (also seemed to be a type of memory pillow, but not foam). We were given a room on the fourth floor, I believe there are only four, and it was extremely quiet. We knew there were no vacancies in the hotel, so we expected a noisy hotel, but we didn't hear our neighbors at all until the final day they left. The grounds are kept as immaculate as the rooms and the grass area is huge, giving families of little ones ample room to run and play. The continental breakfast is the normal fare, waffle machines, toasters, bagels, danish, muffins, cold cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee, milk, juices. All were kept restocked regularly...it's a very busy breakfast place, get a table as soon as you walk in or you might not find one. There is a full athletic club on the premises that guests can use also. In addition the hotel has air conditioning (central heat/air type, not ust below the window) that was BIG advantage given the western exposure to every room! All this, and only 2/3 the price of other beach front hotels in the area. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay again if we are ever in the area!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madera, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are nice with a great view off the ocean. We love leaving the sliding door open at night to hear the surf. The pool and hot tubs are a great place to relax.

Room Tip: Get a room on second or third floor for a better view of the ocean
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Best hotel of all we stayed in during a 3 week tour of California – unbeatable combination of location/view (above the wide sandy beach - c.100 or so steps down to the beach), large room (all with balcony facing the sea) with good facilities, high standards of cleanliness, free parking & breakfast with unrivalled value. Wished we had stayed there longer. Breakfast buffet was regularly replenished and kept clean. Steamers restaurant, adjoining, served ample and reasonable fare with spectacular view over the sea and setting sun. (Note room prices significantly more c.60 miles up the road in Cambria, perhaps due to proximity of Hearst Castle and the Big Sur – however, on reflection we would have added an extra night here rather than 1 in Cambria!)

Room Tip: None - they all have a glorious view of the ocean and evening setting sun...........
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We have stayed here a couple of times and will continue to do so. You must call the hotel directly because you can't book it anywhere on the internet. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the hotel is clean and located at the perfect spot right on the beach with the best view you could possibly ask for. The decor maybe a bit dated, but it is still in good condition and doesn't look worn. They have a refrigerator and coffeemaker in the room. Microwaves are available without a fee upon request. There is also free WiFi in the rooms, you just have to tell them that you want it when you check in to the hotel or call the front desk and let them know so they can give you the password. The beds are so comfortable! This is the only hotel I have stayed at where I actually sleep better on their beds than I do my own. The heated pool is overlooking the ocean as is the hot tubs. We stayed here during the fourth of July week and it was a full house, but it didn't feel overly crowded. It was so nice watching the fireworks that they let off over the pier from our hotel. I love that there is no smoking on this property, not even on the balconies! I especially enjoy this because I have asthma and would have to go inside if someone were smoking out there. The only negative thing that I could say about this hotel is that there are a lot of stairs to get down to the beach. I think it is around 110 steps or something like that. So, for older people or people that have a hard time getting around, it'll be a workout to get up those stairs. My husband had total knee replacement a few months before we went there, so we would go down the stairs slowly, walk down to the pier, and walk back to the hotel through the town as to avoid the trip back up the stairs. Still, this is our favorite place to stay in Pismo!

Room Tip: Every room has a beautiful view of the ocean!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel was just perfect for us, after a long day of driving we got into the hotel's jacuzzi for some good relaxation.
All the rooms has an ocean view and you can take a walk from your room straight to the beach. The rooms are big and very clean with a wide plazma screen.
The breakfast is really nice, there are fruits, Jam, 3-4 kinds of cornflakes and bread and good coffee to start your morning.
I'll definitely come back on my next trip.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swaying palms, a smooth sandy beach and the sounds of the Pacific Ocean all welcome you to the Kon Tiki Inn, where every room features a panoramic ocean view. Located on the coastline midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our oceanfront inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning and serene Pacific Ocean. From the comfort of your guest room watch a glorious sunset or catch a glimpse of a whale. During the day choose from a variety of outdoor activities and at night fall asleep to the rhythmic sound of ocean waves.The guest room décor reflects our seaside location with a neutral and ocean-toned palette accented by natural wood, tropical prints, and rich detail. Our hotel features rooms with one king bed or one king with one queen bed. ... more   less 
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