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Cottage Inn by the Sea

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2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice room for a nights stay, just a little over priced for what it was. Did not like the fact that the stairs to the next level were right next to our bathroom with a window looking in, which also made it noisy. Room was nice size for us and Breakfast was ok

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Ellicott City
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice surprise visit, liked it so much we decided to spend an extra day/night there. Room is laid out very well, terrific anytime of the year as it has a fireplace. Worth the $60 up-charge for an Ocean view. Personable staff, breakfast is decent, great tip from the front desk to visit "Ventanas" for sunset and dinner. Hope to... More 

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Poway, California
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After looking at the inn's website I was looking forward to the ocean view, but when we arrived the room that we were given was backed up to the highway. We were able to upgrade to an ocean view room for an additional $60. The room was nice and the view was awesome. If we were staying for more than... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved our room - very plain and simple and yet elegant, with a fireplace and a super comfortable bed. It was very quiet and I slept like a baby (the ones that actually sleep). There is a pool outside, a walking path with fascinating views leading to the beach. The receptionists were very helpful and welcoming. Overall, I... More 

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Thank AnfiskaC
CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear AnfiskaC, Thank you so much. The Cottage Inn is a very special and charming place to retreat to and we are glad you had a wonderful experience. The pathway leading down to the beach is one of our favorite spots to spend the afternoon enjoying the view. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, with welcoming staff and pretty good (free) self-service breakfast. Big room (unfortunately no view for us - backed on to the highway) with a gas-fire hearth. (We're quickly learning it's not always hot & sunny in N Calif.!) The fire has a pilot light, that halfway through a gasping night (NO air-con in the rooms) I realised was... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Dredd123, I'm so sorry to hear the room got overheated from the pilot light. All of our in-room fireplaces are equipped with that light and it has the potential to generate heat. Please know our Front Desk is staffed all throughout the night, and next time we will someone to turn that light off for you and get your... More 

Doha, Qatar
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving from LA to San Francisco and decided to stop for a night in Pismo Beach, which is almost exactly halfway between the two cities. Pismo Beach itself is a pretty little seaside town. Check-in was quick and easy. Our room was very nice. The view was exceptional - we loved looking out over the beach and beautiful... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Jdsvarley, We would love to see you again on a future visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and feedback on breakfast. We are always looking for ways to improve and we appreciate hearing how much you loved your room. Best Wishes, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was a good size, but dark. There were two windows near the door (facing the parking lot and the walkway) and one window in the back that faced another hotel. I thought I had read I was getting the "partial ocean view". There was no ocean view for this room. I was told I'd have to pay more... More 

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2 Thank Rio L
CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Rio L, Thank you so much for your feedback. I was sad to read the room location did not meet your satisfaction. We try our best to provide all our guests with a breathtaking experience, and I'm sorry to hear we fell short in doing that for you. But thank you for complimenting our staff and breakfast, and please... More 

Quartz Hill, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the cottage feeling! Hearing the waves crash as you sleep, and that great little fireplace, and porch with that ocean view......WONDERFUL! Morgan at the front desk was great! Would absolutely return again! Ocean View is simply a must and worth spending a little more!!

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Evantime, Thank you so much!! It was so sweet of you to mention me by name! You were an absolute pleasure and I'm so glad you fell in love with The Cottage Inn by the Sea. Hearing those waves crash just outside your window at night, with a warm fireplace keeping you cozy inside your room, does sound very... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week, for the first time, during our annual Pismo beach family vacation, and we absolutely loved it. I wish I would have gotten an oceanfront room, but the upgrade was $100 more per night. The room was cute, small, fireplace, fridge, microwave, keurig, no balcony or patio, kind of outdated bathroom, AMAZING BEDS. We slept... More 

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CottageInnGM, Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear NorCalBay, We are so happy to read you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for recommending The Cottage Inn to all your friends and for sharing your experience here. We hope you choose us again on your future travels! Thank you. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson Assistant General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled during week of June 22 ... Based on reviews and price I thought this to be a nice boutique beach front hotel ... Booked the room for $404 a night We were terribly dissaointed The room had no A/C and there were no screens on the Windows... Our room was full of flying pest after 30 min We also... More 

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Thank Rick M
Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Rick M, I apologize we were not able to provide the superior service our guests have come to expect. We do our best to ensure all guests have an enjoyable stay and unfortunately that did not happen for you. If you would like to discuss further, please give me a call directly. Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $176 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
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Cottage Hotel Pismo Beach
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Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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