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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a break from big hotel type inns - this is the place. Feels a little back in time to the 60's in some ways - small cottage looking buildings. We booked at last minute on Valentines day. Traveling back to LAX from Fresno. The staff was helpful and attentive. I definitely recommend paying the price...

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

Dear Swoodson, You are so welcome, and we wish you could have stayed longer as well! Thank you for choosing to try us out on Valentine’s Day and for providing such a wonderful review. We are so glad you guys had a chance to explore and take-in our beautiful garden area and beach. We hope you will make more memories...

Beaumont, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is right next to the ocean overlooking Pismo Beach. The pool, picnic, fire pit overlook the coastline. Steps lead down to the beach. Each room has a fireplace and ceiling fan, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, fridge. We had the King Size bed with very comfortable sheets and pillows, Noise was minimal. Parked next to the room. Friendly staff even...

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

Dear Q327HCmichaelf, Thank you for sharing so many things that make The Cottage Inn by the Sea so special! We appreciate hearing your feedback about all our great amenities, inside the room and around the property. There certainly are lots of things enjoy when staying at our hotel. Thank you. Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager

Morgan Hill, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy, warm and clean. Friendly staff and always a wonderful breakfast. Love hearing the ocean crashing on the shore all night, the fireplace keeps the rooms toasty. Easy access to the freeway and other places to visit on a day trip. We just loved having an easy relaxing time at the Inn, bringing our own food, wine and book to...

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

Dear Firstshott, Thank you for painting a beautiful picture of what a stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea can look like. Pismo Beach is a great town to explore, and being centrally located is a huge advantage. We are so glad you took in every moment while you were here, and you really pampered yourself. You’re on vacation,...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bed was comfortable but pillows thin. Rooms have no air conditioning, which shouldn't be an issue in mid-February. But we found the room very warm at night. The fireplace (only source of potential heat in the room) was off and the fastest ceiling fan speed was so slow it could barely be felt. The window and balcony door could have...

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

Dear MonthlyTraveler, Thank you, we appreciate your feedback about the temperature of your room and we are actively pursuing steps to remedy this concern in the future. I’m glad you and your family enjoyed most everything else about your stay, including a nice breakfast waiting for you in the morning. I hope you give our hotel another chance to impress...

Sitka, Alaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was spacious and nice but too warm and no thermostat. Turned on ceiling fan and opened windows - that helped. One window shade was broken - would not hang straight. Overall a comfortable place but not sure it deserves a 3* rating.

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

Dear R W, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We really appreciate your feedback about the room and it's comfortably. I'm glad to hear you felt it was nice and large, but I'm so sorry to hear it was a little too hot. Please rest assured we are actively seeking out an installation of in-room air...

Monterey County
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a good choice for us in Pismo Beach. I loved the comfy beds, renovated fixtures, carpets and furniture. As well as the warmth of the fireplaces. And the customer service was one of the best experiences I've had at a hotel. They were all super friendly, and seemed like genuinely happy employees, which was such a pleasure...

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

Dear TravelLover93923, Thank you so much for your kind words about the hotel and for taking the time to appreciate our staff! Everyone here works hard to provide the best customer service possible, and we are thrilled to know you were given that top-notch quality service you come to expect with Cottage Inn. We all enjoy working in the hospitality...

Concord, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Front staff exceptional. Room large with 2 very comfy king beds, clean and modern except for a beat up sliding bathroom door which was an eye sore. Only problem was that our room was to close to the highway and on the first floor so it was noisy (I'm a light sleeper), also no ac just a fan so I...

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

Dear Heather R, Thank you for sharing your review and feedback. We are beyond pleased to read just how much you enjoyed the entire staff here at The Cottage Inn by the Sea. We are happy they represented the hotel well and are the leading reason you might come back in the future to try out our beautiful Ocean View...

Winnebago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights. Ask for room 521, located overlooking the beach on the second floor. Outside are two nice fire rings, a nice pool and hot tub. Friendly and accommodative staff and management. Comfy beds, clean rooms w a fireplace. Stay two nights and save on your stay.

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

Dear VirtusCapitalPartner, Your continued loyalty to the Cottage Inn is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for sharing your great review of the grounds and staff, as well as providing some helpful tips to future travelers! The “stay two nights” ocean view deal is available at pacificahotels.com. Until Next Time! Morgan Thompson General Manager

dallas, tejas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here after driving down PCH Hiway 1 from San Francisco. We got to the end of PCH and there was a rock slide, so we had to backtrack ALL the way back to get out and to the main hiway. So, we rolled into the Cottage pretty late, checked in and went right to bed. The rooms are...

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

Dear Shaunwtx, So glad you and your wife got here safe with the temporary closure of HWY 1 by Big Sur. It sounds like an exhausting trip and I am so pleased it was like heaven when you finally arrived. Our beds provide an amazing night’s sleep, and enjoying your early morning coffee on your private ocean-view patio sounds incredibly...

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older hotel with no air conditioner in the room. We have to keep the window open to get some air in the room. Not worth >$200. The breakfast is nice add-on. Basic American breakfast, but it's nice to have.

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

Dear Mommyphant, We appreciate your feedback and want to let you know we are actively working to bring air conditioning to all guest rooms. We recently renovated the hotel, and we feel this last phase will put us over the top as the best place to stay in Pismo! Thank you for the review. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $122 - $353 (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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“526 ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles reynoldsbackyard2016, yesterday | Read review
“Spend a little extra and get a ocean view room.......you won't be sorry.”
 of 5 bubbles 758halh, 2 days ago | Read review
“Can't recall elevators, so ask if you take a 2nd floor room and that is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles EaglesHonour, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pay the cost for oceanfront room. Ground level units have private sitting areas outside your door on water side.”
 of 5 bubbles swoodson, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms with no ocean view are less expensive than ocean view rooms. Ocean view is a short walk from any room.”
 of 5 bubbles Q327HCmichaelf, 1 week ago | Read review
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