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“24h stay - just passing through but loved it!”
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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“24h stay - just passing through but loved it!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Passing through, from Anaheim-San Francisco. We would have stayed longer if we could! Very neat and tidy, clean rooms with lots of space. Direct ocean front views!!! Beach was amazing. Plenty of sand dollars to find for souvenirs! Simple but good breakfast, included. We had dinner at the restaurant beside the hotel. It was great - a little too classy for our toddler but we managed! Can't wait to go back! Oh, almost forgot... hot tub with an ocean view is a nice bonus too!

Room Tip: Every room has ocean views.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Recently stayed at the Kon Tiki on a trip thru Pismo Beach.

This place is a bargain for a hotel on the beach!
The place is older and the rooms are dated and nothing fancy but the location is great!
Every room has a ocean view and balcony.
The grounds of the hotel are very clean and well manicured.
This place seems to do a lot of business because it was sold out on a recent Monday night.

The good:
Location.. on the beach!
Views!
Cheap! Our room was $100 a night.
Grounds are nice.
Lots of pillows on bed
Most of the room was clean including the bed and pillows.
Clean balcony with clean furniture you can actually sit on.
A staircase takes you down to the beach directly below the hotel.
Small fridge in room.
Safe in room.
WIFI.

Not so good:
Lady checking us in wasn't friendly or informative. She gave us no info at check in. I heard the other guy working there tell the people he was checking in about the continental breakfast and fitness center. Our lady didn't say a word, just gave us the key.
No water pressure in the shower!
They still use those NASTY bedspreads that never get washed! Gross. All hotels need to throw these away!!
Room was mostly clean except behind the nightstands which was very dirty... used Kleenex and plastic cups.... they need to pull those out once in a while and clean behind them!
Our room had leftover food (pizza) in the fridge from the prior guests!
That was a little gross. Called the front desk and they didn't seem to care so we put it outside the front door where it sat most of the day.

It ain't fancy.......... but definitely a good value!

Room Tip: Lower level better for families with kids wanting to use the pool. Upper levels better if you want a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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east coast
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place turned out to be highlight of our trip. Each room is direct oceanfront, with balcony. Decor is a bit cheesy (think pastel florals, light MDF wood furniture), but rooms were fastidiously clean. We ordered pizza, sat on the balcony, and shared a bottle of wine. DO THIS, it is the ultimate low-pressure, high-yield vacation night. Free breakfast, great work-out gym, and pool and two hot-tubs oceanfront, with immaculate grounds. The people running this joint know what they're doing...They don't try to be something they're not, and they are excellent at doing what they do.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Leandro, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Parking was ample, very easy to find right off the freeway, about a 5 min. walk from downtown Pismo (10 min walk by beach), the grounds are kept in an immaculate condition, full gym facilities, multiple jacuzzis and heated pools to choose from and the view is AMAZING!!! We arrived around 1pm and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms have plenty of room to spread out and make yourselves feel at home. They are tastefully decorated with appropriate beach decor (I love the tiki lamps), the full Continental breakfast is amazing, and for all you younger couples it's quite refreshing to have a hotel care about their patrons. and last but not least, THE PRICE IS OUTSTANDING~!!

Room Tip: Bring your bathing suit, and be ready to be relaxed
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cupertino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I usually book flights and hotel on hipmunk.com due to the extreme convenience. However, Kon Tiki was not to be found in the online booking world. It turns out you must book entirely by phone - a throwback to the old days. Never mind this "inconvenience" - this place has amazing ocean views, is extraordinarily clean, so fresh, and pays attention to little details. The staff are friendly. The continental breakfast is well organized. The two chairs in the room actually rock back and forth - I have never seen anything like this. The parking lot even has wider spaces to protect cars from nicks and bumps. There is a built-in nightlight at the entrance. The door closes truly shut when you leave, but props wide open when you enter. And the list goes on... This was my first time, but I will be back on a regular basis. (I did not try the pool, the associated restaurant or the fitness center, being instead on the beach - all 108 steps down, and in the surrounding community).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Galt, CA
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

The view is spectacular and every room has either a balcony with chairs and a table or a patio. We were able to watch the surfing contest, at the pier, from our room. Balconies are very good sized and chairs/table looked new and very well taken care of. The balconies must be cleaned daily as everything was so clean and shiny...chairs, table, railing, floor... everything! Other reviewers have said that the hotel decor is dated and this is true, but the cleanliness is impeccable! The bed was as comfortable as ours at home (memory foam topper) and the pillows were definitely the most comfortable pillows I've ever had in a motel (also seemed to be a type of memory pillow, but not foam). We were given a room on the fourth floor, I believe there are only four, and it was extremely quiet. We knew there were no vacancies in the hotel, so we expected a noisy hotel, but we didn't hear our neighbors at all until the final day they left. The grounds are kept as immaculate as the rooms and the grass area is huge, giving families of little ones ample room to run and play. The continental breakfast is the normal fare, waffle machines, toasters, bagels, danish, muffins, cold cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee, milk, juices. All were kept restocked regularly...it's a very busy breakfast place, get a table as soon as you walk in or you might not find one. There is a full athletic club on the premises that guests can use also. In addition the hotel has air conditioning (central heat/air type, not ust below the window) that was BIG advantage given the western exposure to every room! All this, and only 2/3 the price of other beach front hotels in the area. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay again if we are ever in the area!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madera, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are nice with a great view off the ocean. We love leaving the sliding door open at night to hear the surf. The pool and hot tubs are a great place to relax.

Room Tip: Get a room on second or third floor for a better view of the ocean
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kon Tiki Inn
Address: 1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swaying palms, a smooth sandy beach and the sounds of the Pacific Ocean all welcome you to the Kon Tiki Inn, where every room features a panoramic ocean view. Located on the coastline midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our oceanfront inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning and serene Pacific Ocean. From the comfort of your guest room watch a glorious sunset or catch a glimpse of a whale. During the day choose from a variety of outdoor activities and at night fall asleep to the rhythmic sound of ocean waves.The guest room décor reflects our seaside location with a neutral and ocean-toned palette accented by natural wood, tropical prints, and rich detail. Our hotel features rooms with one king bed or one king with one queen bed. ... more   less 
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