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“Pismo Beach Getaway”
Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Ventura, California
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114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Pismo Beach Getaway”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Every room has a great view. The stairs to the beach allow for direct walking access from the motel to the surf. The rooms are very clean. The continental breakfast is modest but very convenient for cereal/coffee/toast/bagels. My wife and I have been going to the Kon Tiki regularly for 20+ years and have yet to be disappointed in the service and value. The use of the fitness center is a plus. Parking is ample. The security guard at night is reassuring to travelers and I doubt other motels offer this protection.

Room Tip: If you have kids you will want the first floor for easy access to the pool. The two upper floors are...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clayton, California
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My daughter goes to Cal Poly SLO and I have stayed at Kon Tiki at least 20 times in her two years there! I feel like it is my home away from home. The rooms are just so-so, however the view from each room (I always stay on the 1st floor) is exceptional. The restaurant next door is great! Hmm, maybe I shouldn't be doing a great view on this hotel, but wanted everyone to know. And, the hotel staff are soo friendly!!!

Room Tip: Love the first floor!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Extremely clean, beautiful views, comfortable room, beach access, kind staff, terrific continental breakfast, easy parking, 5 minute walk to town and quiet at night. I could write a ten page review on how much I enjoyed this place but this about sums it up!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at the Kon Tiki Inn for 3 nights for our anniversary and wish we could have stayed longer! We stayed on the 3rd floor (only 4 rooms are on the 4th floor). Room was quiet. Our room had a king and a queen bed. Table and 2 chairs inside. Small table and 2 chairs out on balcony. All rooms have views of the ocean, pool, and 2 Jacuzzis. Lawn area. About 3 flights of stairs down to the beach. Huge beach area where you can find shells, sand dollars and cool small rocks. At the north end of the beach there are rock caves to explore and a significant rock mound with clusters of mussel shells, crabs and anemone. Easy walk to downtown Pismo and the wharf, either by beach or road. Rooms are very clean, have plenty of storage for clothes, 2 sinks, and a small refrigerator. Apparently the 4 rooms on the 4th floor have a fireplace and a microwave - and only a king bed with a sofa bed. No pets allowed at the hotel (bummer). Continental breakfast was pretty good - cereals, fruit, pastries, bagels, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, as well as good tasting waffles you make yourself, juice, coffee. There was a staff person in there to help out and keep food replenished. She was very helpful and cheery! Can't wait to go back. The young man who greeted us when we checked in was very kind and helpful. The lady who checked us out, not so much (never said thank you for staying with us, nothing). But that won't stop us from returning. Sunsets were beautiful by the way!

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor, midway in the building, underneath one of the 4th floor rooms. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This Bed and Breakfast Hotel , located right on the ocean front has good clean room, every room having a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. We were there first week April this year, was pretty cold and windy.The heated pool has a glass wind breaker, we did not venture into the pool. There were quite a few children and a few adults in the pool.There is an extra sink outside the bath room which I felt was a good idea.
The buffet breakfast was quite good.
Spending a week end is a great idea.
I liked the place.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean. The ground floor rooms would be ideal for elderly people
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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mill valley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Perfect view, comfortable room, loved the decor, good bed. I'd have liked to stay another day. You feel removed from the noise and crowds of Pismo Beach even though you are very close to the town. You get a free membership at an athletic club that is very well equipped.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Manchester
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited this hotel again after an initial visit as part of a previous holiday in 2008. We were impressed then and, if anything, it was better this time. Then hotel has fantastic view, has a lovely design and is clearly which run with great care and attention. Highly recommended.

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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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