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“Family moving” 5 of 5 stars
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The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2121 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Formerly The Tides Motel)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
1 review
“Family moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful stay. Staff was very friendly accommodating. Rooms were clean and comfortable but in our room we only had a shower no tub and my 4 year old son really likes to take a bath but we managed with the shower no problem. There was a nice grassy area right outside our first floor room where my son played and loved it. The hotel does have beach access but due to them trying to make repairs on the walkway/stairs down to the beach for the safety of there guest it is closed while they are getting the correct approvals needed to do the improvements. The hotel right next to the tides has public beach access that we used. We were at the hotel well past checkout time on checkout day due waiting for a tow truck for my husband's Harley that was having front tire issues and the staff was very understanding and allowed us to stay with charging us extra. The kurig in the room was wonderful!!! I wish every hotel would have kurigs in there rooms! GREAT HOTEL WE WILL DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN!!

Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are clearly updated the entire property. There were new railings, everything looked freshly painted inside the room. New linens, new tv, nice dresser, clean carpets. Nothing looked worn, so everything might have been new or just very well taken care of. I loved having the windows allow the ocean breeze to come in. Dorm size refrigerator and snacks was a nice surprise. Office staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend the second story with the view.

Room Tip: 2nd story great views, my even numbered room had bed facing the view.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a south-to-north coastal drive and dropped in without a reservation. The staff was very freindly and offered us the internet rate as drop in customers. The room was fine - clean and recently updated - though it is close to hiway 1 so there is some noise but was also away from downtown noise. The bed was comfortable so that made up for it. There wasn't a tub which my wife wanted. All in all pretty decent. Got a great suggestion for breakfast (Shell Cafe).

Room Tip: Would suggest a top (2nd) floor and/or end room, as the walls aren't soundproof.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jason G, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review, 1 week ago
So glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Tides! Shell Café is one of our favorites as well.

Hope to see you again soon! Jason Gentry General Manager
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Clovis, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is an honest review from a mom on our stay. We loved the view! From our second story room we loved seeing such a beautiful sight. However, next time I would get a first floor room only because my 2 year old son was quite loud thumping when he walked on the floors and if someone had been in the room below us they probably would have been quite bothered by it. The location was a little far from the town to walk with two small children, but I liked that it was a quieter location and felt safe staying there. There is beach access, but it was closed for updates during our stay. We look forward to using it on our next stay. The room we stayed in only had a shower, no tub for the kids, but the bathroom was updated and nice :) The room had a small fridge, microwave, Keurig, and basket of snacks. As previous reviews stated all of the staff members were nice and friendly. The windows opened just fine, we had hooks for the towels, and a bedside lamp. Overall, I think it was great value for the price!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jason G, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind comments about our property. I am happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back again soon. Jason Gentry General Manager.
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Madera, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were treated like special guests. Small issues were attended to immediately and the staff was amazing. Thank you Jason the property manager for taking care of us. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room further from the highway.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jason G, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Jason Gentry General Manager.
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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

As described in other reviews...a true gem! Great location, very inexpensive...An older property that has been nicely freshened up by the new owners, very clean!!! And friendly service. Perfect getaway spot! Seems to be a "family friendly" property as well.

Room Tip: room 210 BEST view!
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jason G, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your recent visit with us. I am happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you back again soon. Thank you once again Jason Gentry General Manager.
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Fresno, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed the night a couple of weeks ago after finding the Tides on Trip Advisor. I called for a reservation and asked if all the rooms had been remodeled and was told they were. I asked for an upstairs room which I was told we had. When we arrived we were greeted and checked in by a very pleasant lady and the manager. It was a very warm and sunny day and when we entered the room it was very warm and stuffy. It also smelled of new carpet and paint. I immediately tried to open the windows, but they were painted shut. I asked the manager if he could help us and he was able to get two of the windows part way open. However, the bathroom window was screwed shut and there was not fan in there, so that was not good. He informed us that the new owners were putting in new windows and he brought us a box fan.

Plus: Clean and newly renovated rooms, great view of the ocean, great location.
Minus: Windows didn't open, no ventilation in the bathroom, now towel bars or hooks for the towels, no bedside lamps, no chairs or bench in the room to sit. There is a desk, but no chair? The night stand blocked the closet door, so you couldn't actually use the closet. No privacy curtains on the windows. All the rooms have blinds on the very large windows which allow you to see directly into the rooms if you have them even halfway open to take advantage of the view.The stairs to the beach were closed.

I spoke with a different lady at the desk the next morning and asked about the renovations. She said the new owners planned to completely redo the outside as well as the room remodels. Hopefully, they will take in to count the recent reviews and pay closer attention to details. At $100+ a night I would expect at least to be able to hang up a towel and turn on a lamp at night. A ceiling fan would make a great improvement on warm days with no AC.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room if you want a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jason G, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
We sincerely appreciate your feedback. We’ve got exciting plans for our quaint property and will be sure to take your comments into account. If your travels bring you back to Pismo, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly, and we’ll do all we can to ensure a positive, memorable stay. Thank you once again. Jason Gentry General Manager
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Address: 2121 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Formerly The Tides Motel)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Ocean Front bluff overlooking Pismo Beach, the Tides Oceanfront Inn & Cottages features convenient amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi. Each of our Pismo Beach rooms and cottages provides guests with all the comforts of home. ... more   less 
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