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“One of my favorite hotels ANYWHERE” 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 francisco, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of my favorite hotels ANYWHERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have been coming to the Kon-Tiki Inn for years and have not once been disappointed. It is a slice of Hawaii on the Central Coast. Gorgeous, clean, ocean view rooms, hot tubs and pool overlooking the ocean, reasonably priced, steps from the beach, great staff...what more can I say. There is a reason this hotel is always full! Cannot recommend it highly enough. I go there every chance I get.

  • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, WI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We found the hotel to be a great value. Our room had a beautiful ocean view. You have access to the athletic club on the other side of the parking lot. The staff was very helpful and friendly, they have lots of information on things to do. You can walk to central Pismo from the hotel.

  • Stayed November 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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Fresno, California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

we booked a group there with 15 rooms and the service was excellent, very helpful, the general manager came in to help. The views are great, the sunset was excellent, the next morning, we were leaving early, they opened the breakfast a half hour early for us. I have been to pismo many times over the last 28 years, but this will be my place to stay for now on. Funny, i had never been here before. highly recommend, spa was a welcome relief too after a hard day

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Monrovia, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stay at the Kon Tiki INN 3 nights Dec 2012. It was Our 12 year wedding anniversary. It was paradise for us. The price was very reasonable for what we got. A beautiful oceanfront view with palmtrees all around. Seagull flying. They had cozy reclinder chairs. King bed. Tv, icebox, micowave. Hair dryer, iron. A Cozy fireplace. Heated swimming pool and two hot tubs. They have Continental breakfast. Also while staying at Kon Tiki Inn they gave us free passes to the Great health spa. Which has everything for fun to a Great work out. Also the beautiful beach and pier to walk on is clean and so nice. They have safe is room, ice machines.

It was such a quiet room too. We had a wonderful time. It was worth the reccomendtions from Family members.

Room Tip: The fourth floor was a great room.
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were very happy with our stay at Kon Tiki. Every room has a balcony and the most spectacular view of the ocean! Sunsets were especially gorgeous! The room was clean and quite roomy. The bed was very comfortable. It was nice to have a coffee maker in the room and a safe too. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a million dollar view at a very reasonable rate!

Room Tip: Better view of the ocean if you're not on the first floor.
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  • Stayed November 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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed one night at the Kon Tiki in Nov 2012. It was like taking a small step back in time to about 1970 in terms of architecture, decor and the reservation system (telephone only, no web reservations that I could find); but every room has a great ocean view and stair access direct to the beach. We arrived the night before a storm moved in and the view of the sunset alone was worth the price of the room. They also have the largest parking spaces I've encountered in years!

Room was good size, but most of the space was taken up by the beds and furnture. I did not get exactly what I reserved, one king bed on top floor; but instead ended up with one king bed and one double bed on the 2nd (middle) floor. I mention this fact only because when I made the reservation I specifically stated I did not need the second bed and would rather have the extra floor space. In adddition to the bathroom sink, room also had a second vanity/wet bar sink above the undercounter frig. Sliding glass doosr open to a good size balcony with chairs. There's a pool and jacuzzi on the ocean side of the hotel.

A complete continental breakfast (similar to the spread at any Best Western Plus) is available from very early (I think they said 6:30am) in the morning until 10am. Breakfast included make your own waffles with both regular and sugar-free syrup, basic fruit (apple, oranges, bananas) , muffins, pastries, toast, bagels, hard boiled eggs, instant oatmeal and cold cereals (milk, 2% and soy milk, upon request) . The staff working breakfast were very friendly and made every effort to keep it well stocked.

A complete fitness center (not a little exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bike, but a real health club) is also on the property, ask the front desk for a pass to use it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Kon Tiki Inn prior to taking a Mexican Riviera cruise. The great reviews on this forum were spot on and the $100 per night was a deal. We visited the Hearst Castle and it was a one hour drive up the coast with amazing views most of the way. The staff was courteous, the room was clean and breakfast included the make your own waffles plus cereal, fruit, etc.

  • Stayed November 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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Number of rooms: 86
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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