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“Hidden gem”
Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Bexley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the kon tiki inn for one night, what an absolute hidden gem, the facilities were great, it was a great location, breakfast was plentiful and the staff were so helpful, I could not recommend this hotel highly enough, 5 stars

Stayed July 2013
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Placentia, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

First time staying here. I honestly was a little concerned about how nice the rooms would or wouldn't be. We typically stay at Hilton's wherever we go so I wasn't sure.

The minute we walked into our room I was extremely happy. The room was nice and very clean. The beds were comfortable. The view was absolutely amazing. The grass area provided a place for playing catch with my son. People were in the pool. People were all out in front of their rooms enjoying the beauty. It was very festive!

The staff was extremely nice and helpful. This is our new place...can't wait to take a larger group so our family can enjoy this together.

The only downfall (which is not the hotel's fault) is there are 108 stairs to get to the beach. That said, because of the location it's almost like a private beach. No other access except the homes and hotels around there. There was a handful of people around us.

Great place to eat within minutes is Huckleberry's...for breakfast and lunch.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a "Hawaii" type feeling here in California!

Room Tip: Every room overlooks the ocean. The rooms on the Southern end have a better sunset view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Monrovia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a blast. Swim in the pool and whirlpool. Collect seashells by the seashore. Nice Continental Breakfast. Excellent Staff. Great price for all you get. Oceanfront view, swimmin pool, free passes to the Gymn, Contienental Breakfast. In room, tv, coffeemaker,air dryer, Iron and board ice box. whirpools. Nice Reclyner chairs.

Extra thanks to the staff member in breakfast conference room. You all my are time there safe and sound and enjoyable. We will be back!

Room Tip: Get the four floor if you can!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I love Kontiki Inn! My family and I have been staying here since I was a kid. Every room in the hotel overlooks the ocean. The hotel is on a cliff but has beach access through a small staircase. The beach is wide and spacious. There is a pool overlooking the ocean. The room is a little dated in style, I like to say its retro, but very comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights recently. My wife and I were blown away by the quaintness of this little town and the Inn. The location is absolutely perfect for a weekend holiday or even a week long getaway. You can't beat the ocean views, just incredible. The beach here is awesome. Great for walks and laying around. Always surfers around to watch. The Inn is located in a great spot to access the downtown and also to exit Pismo and venture over to San Luis Obispo quickly.

The staff was helpful and courteous. And the rates were reasonable considering the location. Try to get out on the pier to take in a sunset - the locals all clap when the sun disappears below the horizon. It was a revealing experience for 'Easterners'!

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a great place. All rooms face the ocean with a beautiful view. The rooms are spacious with a mini fridge and chairs for relaxing. The property is landscaped beautifully. Beach access down a Cliff via a staircase. Staff was bee friendly. My only regret is that I only reserved one night here!

  • Stayed June 2013
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kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place only takes bookings over the phone and does not use any of the booking websites, but it was really worth the extra effort .
It has an unrivalled position on the beach. From the dated exterior and the even more dated reception area you may think you have made a terrible mistake but on setting foot in the rooms you know you haven't.
The view is to die for and the rooms are so well cleaned that i walked straight into the glass balcony doors thinking they were open. The beds are huge and comfy and I will always remember falling asleep to the sound of the waves rolling on the sand ouside.
I loved it here , it had a very chilled atmoshere and the pool and hot tub were lovely too.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms open straight onto the lawn running down to the pool great for kids, all other ro...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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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
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#3 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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