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“Beautiful Holiday Week” 4 of 5 stars
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Cottage Inn by the Sea
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Holiday Week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The room was nice but needed a little updating. The bathroom sink handle fell off and the paint on the ceiling was discolored. The weather was great so we had the windows open all night and could hear the crashing of the waves. Breakfast is very disappointing.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bergen, Norway
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has very good service and nice rooms. The swimming pool is not big but it is very nicely situated. It was also easy topark our car outside our room. The beach is very beautiful and just a short walk down from the inn. It was very interesting to walk on the pier with many rather tame pelicans. A short distance we also found good fish restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
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18 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Right on the cliffs of the ocean. The room was clean with high ceilings and a perfect view of the sunset. The fireplace keeps the room warm even with the windows open. There are walkways between the hotels and down to the beaches. This hotel was within easy walking distance to the downtown area. Pismo Beach is worth the jag to the ocean, especially if you haven't been in a while. You will be impressed.

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  • Stayed December 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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Mississauga, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Spent one night at Cottage in by the Sea in October. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The room was clean and well maintained. We didn't get a room with a view of the sea, but the sea and walkway was so close to the hotel that it didn't matter. The bed was comfy and the hotel was quiet for sleeping. A nice variety for breakfast the next day, although the breakfast room got pretty crowded. Fresh cookies available at all times in the lobby. Lovely grounds and easy access to the beach for long walks. Sunset was amazing sitting in the garden at the back of the hotel.
Would have happily stayed longer if we could. We enjoyed our stay. Close to the town and within walking distance of great restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

When trying to pik a place to stay in Pismo for my 36th birthday, I stumbled upon this place under pet friendly hotels, and boy was it pet friendly! Wr arrived to our puppies name on a welcome board in the Lobby and a treat for her in the room! The pet friendly rooms were very nice and such easy access to the area where we could take her potty! Beyond being very accommodating for your pet the office staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were very nice! The location was what I liked best with it being right on the ocean with beach access! All if the rooms have nice fire places in them which is defiantly a bonus! Would definatly recommend this hotel , pet or no pet, and will stay again or sure!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay at The Cottage Inn. While only a select number of rooms are pet friendly, we are very glad you found the accommodations to exceed your expectations. In answer your question, all of our rooms have fireplaces. We look forward to seeing on your next visit.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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ridgeway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was one of the best values and experiences in our drive down the #1 from San Fran to San Diego. We had a ocean front room that was beautiful, with a view of surfers in the evening and the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep.

I'd return

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, January 14, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind words about our hotel. Providing value and an exceptional experience are two of the most important goals we try to meet for all of our guests. We are happy that we exceeded your expectations during your stay.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Canyon Country, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We love this place. I would like to begin by saying we never write reviews because frankly, you get what you pay for. Some times more and some times less. We stayed here at Cottage Inn by the Sea in August 2013 because the pictures looked nice and the hotel reminded us of a story book type cottage. When we got there the staff was outstanding and extremely attentive. The property was clean and neat. The room we stayed in had two King size beds and a fireplace. I loved the King beds because my wife and I had a bed and the other bed was great for our very tall, very active 3yr old son. He loved that he had a big bed. The bed was super soft and the sheets were sooo comfy. We stayed for a 4 days and could barely leave the room because it was so comfortable. So we went back November 2013 and stayed for 3 days and had the same wonderful experience and the staff was great. The beds were better than I had remembered. Its picture perfect scenery, beautifully manicured grounds and warm staff make all the difference in the world. We plan on retuning in February 2014 just because we enjoyed it so much. We plan on staying in the room with the fireplace going and snuggling up with our son.

  • Stayed November 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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Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We promise you a good night’s sleep, but we warn you there’s so much to do nearby, you may not want to sleep. ... more   less 
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