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“Great find in Pismo if you enjoy an ocean view”
Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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22 reviews
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“Great find in Pismo if you enjoy an ocean view”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This has been a very relaxing three days! We actually extended our stay because we were enjoying it so much. Every room has a magnificent view of the ocean. The grounds are beautiful with a nice pool and two adjacent spas that overlook the ocean. If you want to workout you can get a free pass to the fitness center on the property. The rooms are very clean and spacious with very comfortable beds and all the typical amenities. The breakfast room is large and well stocked for a continental breakfast. The staff is exceptional and there is a great family atmosphere. Also, we were quite surprised how quiet it was. The location is great and we will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is the place to stay in Pismo.Gorgeous views, rooms clean and spacious,2 lovely spas and a fitness centre.Wish we had stayed longer but weather has been bad cloudy and cool.Book well in advance. Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

This room was immaculate to the point that you could have soaked in the pristine tub. The staff was awesome and so friendly. We had views of the ocean and sunset for a reasonable rate. The room is a bit outdated, but the cleanliness makes up for that. King bed was comfy, continental breakfast great, and free parking!!! Highly recommended and right off of the Hgwy. Perfect!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Kon Tiki is a very popular hotel in Pismo Beach because of its location (right on/above the beach and near downtown) and its good reputation. The service is always friendly and the room rates are suitable for what the hotel provides (view/location/service). Rates are better Sunday through Thursday. With all of my stays the rooms were clean and prepared for our arrival. This is a great motel for the area but know that it is not a 5-star establishment. It is an older hotel and I strongly suggest that you request a room above the first floor. First floor rooms are convenient in that you can walk right out the sliding glass door to the pool area and beach access. However, guests commonly get confused when returning to their rooms (no room #'s on the back) and it's not uncommon for someone to walk up to your room thinking they are walking up to theirs. The first floor and be a little noisy as well since the front doors are located very close to the parking lot. Like so many who enjoy staying in Pismo Beach, the Kon Tiki is always my first choice to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

After reading prior reviews, we made sure to book two nights in Pismo during a road trip vacation from San Francisco down the coast to Los Angeles. I was surprised that you cannot book this hotel online anywhere, but calling them to make a reservation was quick and painless. The rates were great (weekday and just before high season in June) and the rooms were very comfortable and spacious. The hotel design was really nice as each room has a balcony or patio that looks out on the pool area and ocean. We had a convenient ground floor room and walked from room out to pool and down the stairs to the beach with our 1 year old (who got to eat sand and dip his toes in the ocean for the first time!). Each morning we ate the continental breakfast (included in the room price). It was really good and plentiful. The women running it were friendly and very efficient (they had make your own waffles, cereal, fruit, danishes, yogurt, juices) - great start to the day. The hotel has an attached seafood restaurant that is a really good option for a high quality meal with great ocean views and fresh fish. The Kon Tiki Inn is certainly where we will stay again the next time we are in Pismo.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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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

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Placentia, California, United States
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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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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 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach 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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