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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
Hollister, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“So lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great location, stunning views, beach access, nice staff...our stay was pleasant and we would certainly return here. We stayed in a King Ocean View with a private patio and direct access to the seating/viewing area overlooking Pismo. The comp breakfast was sufficient to send us on our way home (2.5 hour drive) without needing to pick up breakfast elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Chicago, Ilinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's simply impossible to capture the feel of this place with words.The room we stayed in was right by the shore. We opened our windows, turned on the fireplace(yeah, they have one in every room) and delighted in the sound of the crushing waves! Later on we walked down to the beach and collected sand dollars!

Room Tip: The view of the rooms by the shore are amazing!
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  • Stayed May 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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San Francisco, California
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28 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Spent two nights here and enjoyed the spacious room with excellent beds, nice Philosophy toiletries, ceiling fan (you don't need AC in Pismo), and the special pool/beach towels that were provided. In-room coffee was very good (for a change) and the continental breakfast was above average-it included real oatmeal (not the packets) and hard-boiled eggs. If you get there aroudn 4PM (before they're all gone) there are fresh-baked cookies in the lobby. There's a nice garden behind the pool where you can sit and look out at the ocean, and it's a short walk down the steps to the beach. Very friendly, helpful front desk staff. Only negative for me was the large family group that were talking loudly for hours outside my room, but that wasn't the hotel's fault. If you get an upstairs room, you won't have that problem!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter. If you like a view, it's worth paying more for an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Stayed here for one night whilst travelling up the coast.

So glad we found this little place as it's beautiful. Staff were really friendly and helpful, the room was very homely and the free breakfast was excellent.

Our biggest regret was only being able to stay for one night.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pleasant Hill, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Beach was accessible from the hotel and when we got too cold we headed to the heated pool and hot tub. Pismo was nearby. Hotel got us some milk at 3am for our little one. Overall a nice stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Orange County, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Cottage Inn for 2 nights last weekend. We booked a full ocean view room and am so glad we did. The view was amazing. When we arrived we pulled back the curtains and we were so happy. We noticed a woman down below us on the patio area intently photographing something. We followed her lens and noticed a pod of dolphins swimming by! SO gorgeous. It's not too often that we see dolphins swimming by our window. :)

The room itself was clean and roomy but you could tell the property is an older one. The bedding was comfortable and clean. The free wi-fi was great. I sat overlooking the ocean and looked up things to do on my laptop. Perfect.

The bathroom was tiny which was kind of a bummer but it worked just fine.

We slept with our windows open and enjoyed the ocean breeze. Perfect temperature.

The breakfast was fine, but nothing special. There were the regular cereals, fruit and waffles. They had some hard boiled eggs and oatmeal too.

I will definitely stay here again for the location and view! So beautiful!!

Room Tip: Definitely pay to have a top floor room. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moorpark, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed here three nights for a Valentines weekend getaway. The service is good and friendly, especially the woman who serviced the breakfast room. The fresh-baked cookies were very good, but you've got to be there when they are put out to get the chocolate chip ones. The location is great for access to the beach (be able to climb about 100 steps, though, or return via the sidewalks through town). It's an enjoyable mile walk along the beach to downtown or 2-mile walk to the butterfly grove. The beds are comfortable. It took us a night to get used to using the switch-operated fireplace to heat the room -- get your room to a comfortable temperature, then turn off the fireplace and crawl under the covers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 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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