We (husband, teenage son, myself) stayed here for three nights at the end of Aug., arriving after dark. We went to their restaurant (next door), Steamers, for dinner, and enjoyed the good food, including their clam chowder, there. The next morning, when I woke up, I immediately went to the balcony, and was entranced at the lovely view. Every room looks out over the beach and the Pacific and has a balcony or patio. Even though it was a bit foggy, you CANNOT beat the views! And looking around, I saw several other people taking in the view of the Pacific. Most mornings, it will be foggy, then usually clear up. And what is also so wonderful is the sunset AND the moon views! The heated pool at the inn is also great--it stays open till 10 at night, and is warm enough. The proprietor told me the pool stays open year-round. The two hot tubs, in the pool area, are also nice. The room was spacious, even with a double and a queen bed. The balconies all have a little table and two chairs. The additional outside (of the bathroom) sink and mini-fridge are also nice touches. This inn is about an hour south of San Simeon (Hearst Castle--a must-see), and also not far from San Luis Obispo and Solvang. We will definitely come back to Kon-Tiki, maybe catching the monarch butterflies this time. All in all, a truly lovely experience.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kon Tiki Hotel Pismo Beach
- Kon Tiki Inn Pismo Beach
- Kon Tiki Pismo Beach