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Cottage Inn by the Sea

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Corona, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a mid-week trip to SLO, so decided to take my daughter for a little R&R on the way home. Been to Pismo many times, but first time staying at the Cottage Inn. I was very impressed and surprised. I found the room a good size, and with the bed being one of my most important attributes, I will say...

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California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful Pismo Beach has many hotels some near the coast and some on the coast facing the ocean. This hotel was very nice. However, it was awkwardly set up for breakfast, so that it was difficult to get to the food without bumping into someone unless one was very careful. Also, the offerings were mediocre. Note that the stairway to...

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Pleasanton, CA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for just one night. Rooms are clean, bed was comfy. A bit worn down and you can tell the place has high traffic. By worn - I mean tile missing in the bathroom and furniture scuffed and a bit used looking. But nothing was skanky. Our room did not have an ocean view but there is an overlook...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to pick a ocean front room as you can hear the sound od of the waves during the night and the view is just stunning from the room. Also it helps to travel to this area after Easter when school children are back in school, which makes breakfast less crowded and more enjoyable.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent two nights (not long enough) in an ocean view room - perfect. Amazing room & view! Lovely complimentary breakfast, which was really welcome. Friendly staff throughout. Perfect gardens with perfect views over the ocean - great place to rest after long walks along the beach. Thank you Cottage Inn!

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

Dear Claire C, It was our pleasure! Thank YOU for taking the time out of your day to post your review, as we really appreciate hearing about your experience. Knowing our staff and rooms were so impressive gives us great pride and joy. The Garden Area is also a perfect place to relax and enjoy our beautiful views. Hopefully we...

Windermere, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and friendly boutique style hotel. Accommodations were quaint and the fireplace was a nice touch. The beds were very comfortable and the "continental" breakfast was delicious and deluxe. The resort is very clean and well managed. The front desk staff were warm and friendly and provided great suggestions for placing to dine.

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

Dear Vacationwaytoomuch, Going by your TripAdvisor user name, it sounds like you know how to vacation! Thank you for choosing to stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea and thank you for your kind appreciation of our staff. We are so glad we were able to impress you and set the bar high for any future traveling plans. The...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling with my best friend from San Diego to San Fran and we stopped in Pismo Beach for a night. We stayed in one of their rooms with two double beds. When we booked there weren't any ocean view rooms left but our room was certainly nice enough. It was clean and spacious with high ceilings and a...

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

Dear Ceckler, We are so pleased you and your best friend found our Central Coast location to be a perfect stopping point on your trip through California! A good night’s rest is a necessity for road trips, and I’m glad you felt welcomed and comfortable at Cottage Inn by the Sea. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend Cottage Inn by the Sea enough! We love to stay here, especially an ocean front first floor room. The front desk staff is always wonderful. After purchasing wine from a local winery enjoy going back to our room, put the fire on in the room open the door, listen to the ocean and enjoy our wine and each...

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

Dear Rachelle1006, Thank you so much for your recommending us to future travelers! We really appreciate hearing how relaxing your stay went while enjoying a glass of wine in front of your in-room fireplace and view. I’m sure the getaway was much deserved. Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Northumberland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent hotel, on the edge of the Pacific, with good facilities including a pool and fire pits and seating at the top of the cliff. The room was a good size and comfortable. Breakfast was complementary and very good. And Pismo Beach has a bakery famous for its cinnamon rolls.

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

Dear Irwindavid, Mm, those cinnamon rolls are delicious from Old West! We have some great local spots around town that our staff is happy to send our guests to, so I’m glad you enjoyed one of the favorites. I’m also glad you had a great time using our pool and beautiful fire pits. The surrounding view is definitely something to...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights recently here. The Inn has a beautiful location on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The landscaping and the look of the buildings is very nice and welcoming. The morning breakfast is a nice continental breakfast with the usual cereals and breads and waffle maker. The room is small, and it gets crowded getting your food, but overall,...

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

Dear RPINVA, Thank you for your honest opinion and feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your overall stay, and had a nice, hearty breakfast in the morning. I am sorry to hear you had potential issues with the in-room temperature controls, as this is something we are looking into improving. Thank you for your comments. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $165 - $380 (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:
Cottage Inn By The Sea Hotel Pismo Beach
Cottage Hotel Pismo Beach
Cottage Hotel By The Sea
Cottage Inn Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Rooms facing the ocean are much more expensive than ones not facing the ocean.”
like2Ctheworld, 4 days ago | Read review
“Rooms along the liff top have outside chairs and tables - for a relaxing drink while you watch the sun go down”
irwindavid, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for second floor. High ceilings add to open spaciousness feeling.”
billg296, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ocean View, top floor is the best!!”
thestokkas, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the hotel are close to the beach trail and pool.”
103cindyt, Mar 18, 2017 | Read review
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