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Cottage Inn by the Sea
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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North Fork California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Thanks to the excellent staff for making this place shine the way it does. From the front desk reception to the breakfast staff, everyone was wonderful & friendly. The rooms are clean & comfortable. Kids loved the pool & spa and the views cant be beat! Lots of stairs to the beach below but its a clean beach with tide pools.
Thanks for a great time!

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs and you want beach access this is not the place for you. Lots of steep...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for the kind comments about the staff. We have such a great staff and they truly enjoy making our guests stays as memorable as can be.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I had hunted for a nice place to stay in Pismo. Came up with a few choices then saw Cottage Inn by the Sea. Hands down it was the nicest. Warm, well kept gardens adorn the ocean below. We had a patio room with access to the garden paths. The beautifully manicured landscaping was a beautiful forefront to the ocean. Room was lovely and very comfortable. We were so happy to be there. We instantly knew we wished we had booked it longer. I asked for a late check out so we could take another nice long walk on the beach and enjoy their great breakfast..... Kelsi, at the front desk was gracious and warm. Gave us an immediate yes for another hour and said to call the front desk the next morning and if possible they would extend it further. No, she didn't attached the " but we'll have to charge you" statement that you so often get. We felt that they were glad we were enjoying this beautiful place. 5 STARS

Room Tip: Stay away from room near ice machine... We didn't have one, but the machine was noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Great value, excellent location on the beach. Motel style rooms were comfortable with fireplace and great amenities. Free breakfast had good choice and staff were friendly. Free fast Wifi and good toiletries. Minor quibble water extremely hot in faucet but hardly a reason to avoid. Would recommend to anyone in the area. Nice pool but we didn't go in!

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hotel was a lucky find, and you can't tell when you drive up just how lucky you are to be staying there. Not only were the staff really friendly and welcoming, but the room was GORGEOUS. We had a beautiful ocean view, an incredibly comfortable bed (complete with towels folded into different animals), and a wonderful gas fireplace. There was some maintenance going on with the pool, so it was not usable & the path to the beach was a little bit soggy, but still a lovely walk in the morning with our coffee. Can't wait to go back, and we highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Ocean view! Worth every penny
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Lovely hotel with character right on sea front. Allocated as part of a tour and wished we could have stayed longer. The real bonus was a free breakfast with a variety of choices. Large room with large comfort bed and tea making facilities. Bathroom was dirty but when complained it was cleaned immediately. Recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Paignton, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Such a lovely hotel, beautiful spot overlooking the Pacific. Rooms clean and finished off with cute swan 'towel origami' placed on beds and in bathroom, complete with Philosophy bath products. Lovely big room with large log fire, refrigerator and tea & coffee making facility. Breakfast was brilliant, a Continental buffet style with an American twist. Plenty of choices making it difficulty to know what to have! I decided on making my own waffles with fresh fruit.....delicious. Also available were bagels, croissants, cereals & yogurts and a choice of fruit juices along with hot drinks. Wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy the area as well as the accommodation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The rooms in this hotel are certainly worthy of a WOW! This was my favourite hotel on our tour of the west coast of America. The rooms are big and have a wonderful log fire in them. Only sorry it wasn't cold enough to use it. Breakfast was given at this hotel, it was very much a help yourself to croissants, bagels and fruit etc. there was no rush everyone got a seat, the cereals, bagels were constantly being re stocked. It was run so well. A BIG thankful to
KELSI who was kind enough to help me with my computer. Thanks you so much you were so patient. Also worth adding Internet was free in this hotel. It is situated on a cliff above a beach. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Would I stay here again definitely. Loved it.

Room Tip: Good restaurant just next door.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. Being your favorite hotel on the entire West Coast is really something our team is proud of. Please come back soon to see what is new at The Cottage Inn.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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