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“Pismo Paradise” 5 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 #9 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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154 reviews 154 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Pismo Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

What an incredible surprise! My boyfriend and I decided to pay the extra $40 per night rate for the ocean view....worth it!! The rooms are adorable, and have a fireplace and ceiling fan. The min frig and micro were an added bonus. I love the patio door that allows us freedom to enjoy the of orders ocean. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and the front desk is exceptionally polite. I can't wait to return to this beautiful getaway; for work or pleasure!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 17, 2014
Thank you for your review our hotel. If you return to the area for work often, please ask us about our great Coastal Executive rate program. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tulare, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The room was nice and cozy, loved the fireplace. The fireplace gave the room a romantic feel which was nice. there was 2 disappointments from our experience we would like to share. We had a king size bed for 2 adults. They supplied us with 6 mini pillows. They weren't even standard size pillows. That made sleeping very uncomfortable. Also we found out the beach access (stairs) were down for repair. Even the hotel next door (Sea Crest)'s stair were down for repair. We had to walk a block and a half to use public access stairs to get to the beach. It would have been nice to know the stairs were out of commission when booking. That was one of the main reasons why I booked this hotel was because of the beach access. Otherwise, quiet rooms, spacious. Complimentary breakfast was delicious. I would go back again.

Room Tip: Bring your own pillows, the view from any room, even non-view rooms are still wonderful.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. We are very glad you enjoyed the coziness of our rooms. I do apologize about the challenges that you experienced. If you have a moment to discuss these with me directly, I would be happy to fully address your concerns.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Bakersfield, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I stayed at the Cottage Inn by the Sea for one night by myself and had a great experience. I was upgraded upon arrival to a partial ocean view room, and the ocean view (even partial) is one of the best places about this spot.

The rooms are well appointed and my favorite feature was the fireplace. Turn it on, open the sliding door to your balcony and you can hear the waves while nestled in front of a lovely fire. The Inn is more like a motel in that the room doors are all exterior, but there's really no street noise. The continental breakfast is very adequate, coffee, toast, danishes, yogurts etc. Perfect to get me on my way. I'd stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time post write a review about your recent experience at our hotel. With the soothing sound of the ocean waves and our cozy fireplaces, the Cottage Inn by the Sea is perfect for travelers who are looking to relax and unwind on the coast. We hope to see you during your next visit to the area.

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Jed Bickel
General Manager
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San Ramon, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

While having our continental breakfast we enjoyed talking with one of your employees, Maria. She helped make our waffles and showed us what was available to eat and drink. She was very hospitable and made us feel like royalty!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about one of our valuable Team Members. Maria recently won the Pacifica Hotel Company Employee of Quarter. We are very glad you were able to experience one of the reasons she received this award.

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Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Orange, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Excellent hotel. The staff was very helpful with reservations and gave us an exceptional waterfront room. The room was very clean and comfortable. Beds and bedding were heavenly. There were even robes provided. The grounds were immaculate. They provided a daily breakfast. There is also a Marie Callendars close enough to walk to for any meals you might want it also has a water view. Will definately go back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for your review of your first experience at our hotel. We look forward to your next visit.

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Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Walnut Creek, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Best partial ocean view ever, especially for the price. Spacious, clean, and very comfortable. We decided to eat in after a trip to a very good grocery store. The grounds and breakfast were also excellent. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Room 624 offers a very good partial ocean view and is spacious. Great room for the price.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. The grocery store you mentioned must be the California Fresh Market that is only 2 miles from our hotel. We also provide a fridge and microwave in the room for leftovers. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

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Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Fresno, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Cottage Inn in December for the second time this year (first trip was in the Spring). We absolutely love this hotel. The view from the cliff is incredible. Be sure to catch the sunset! Pismo is a great beach city with lots to do, and staying at the Cottage you will be close to everything.
The rooms themselves are very nice and come with a fireplace. Really nice setting for a couple looking to get away. We told them it was our anniversary and there was a bottle of champagne awaiting us when we opened up the door - nice touch. We sprung for the ocean front room this time and it made our stay even more awesome than the first.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms have a spectacular view over the cliffs.
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 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 15, 2014
Congratulations on your Anniversary! We are very glad your first experience was so positive that you came back for that momentous occasion. We hope to see again, twice, in 2014.

Kind Regards,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Family 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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