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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Fresno
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“Comfort and reasonably priced”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Another favorite place to stay in Pismo beach. Very comfortable beds and linens. Ocean view rooms are not for the one who actually get out of room to breath ocean. Great place for couples.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

The cottage Inn is a great place to go with your family. We stayed in one of the rooms closest to the lobby. It was large, spacious and nicely decorated. The motel is situated so you can take a walk on the beach. It is in a great location on the way to Hearst Castle and Monterey. We used it as a stopover on our drive up the Pacific Coast Highway.

The included breakfast was a fantastic add on. It filled us up for the day. We found this motel to far exceed our expectations and would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Hull
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Had a fantastic night at the Cottage Inn as part of our honeymoon. The excellent staff made us feel so welcome and had even put out a sign in reception to say congratulations. They also left us a congratulations card and bottle of champagne in our room which was so thoughtful and made us feel extra special! The hotel is in a fantastic location, just a short walk from the main part of the town and the cosy rooms are so cute. Yes, the bathroom may have been a little tired but it was spotlessly clean, as was the rest of the room and our bed was the largest and most comfortable of our entire trip. Breakfast is an added bonus and the locally-sourced pastries and coffee were absolutely delicious. The cliff-top location offers easy access down to the beach and meant we could enjoy a morning walk before we left. We were very sorry not to be staying a second night.
I would also recommend Ventana Grill for an evening meal. This restaurant is just a couple of minutes walk down the road and not only was the food was amazing but the cliff-top setting was just fabulous.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Shared with my teenaged son a beautiful two queen bed room with a sllight view of the ocean. It was just terrific as you just wanted to walk the beach, take a million photos of all of the views. I would recommend the cottages with a view if you wanted to stay indoors. The cliff gardens and walks were very nice - stairs with railings going down to the beach in a neighboring property. The fluffy pillows and comfy beds made it a delight - we even put the fireplace on and it was very cozy. The bathrooms were outdated, but it did not diminish the entire experience for us. The breakfast was fabulous with oatmeal to waffles, various teas and coffees, muffins, bagels, cold cereals, etc. The staff were efficient at filling the inventory of food and I peeked into the back kitchen and it was spotless. This place was definitely a winner! Although I did not have a pet, it appeared pet friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Temple City, California
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed in a handicap room, the room was clean and nicely appointed, however, the bathroom was cavernous and outdated, a real disappointment. Even though prices are higher for a view, I highly recommend doing so. The view is simply beautiful. Nice breakfast where you can make your own waffles. For great seafood, try the Cracked Crab, excellent seafood and just a few minutes away from the inn.

Room Tip: Rooms fronting the ocean have the nicest view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Visalia, California
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

The rooms are nicely appointed with fireplace, comfortable bed, and the expanded continental breakfast is great. There seems to be a lot of wasted space as far as bathroom goes and it feels like a crowded Starbucks bathroom, not to mention not very clean. Kind of noisy, and although the swan towels were a nice touch. Great bargain, but without specials not worth it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gridley, California
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in an upstairs room facing the ocean. The room had a fireplace, which we didn't use because of the unseasonably warm weather. The bed, with lots of pillows, was very comfortable and we loved the towel sculptures that we found each day when we got back to the room. The hotel is located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with great views up and down the coast. The beach is accessible by stairs and is fun to walk and enjoy. All hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast each morning consisted of an assortment of breads from a local bakery, excellent coffee, cereals, and waffles that you cook. Our only issue, a minor one, was that the room was a bit small, especially for a 3-day stay. We are pleased that we stayed there and will return.

Room Tip: Ask for upstairs, ocean front. Some rooms face the parking lot, which would be a disappointment.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cottage Inn by the Sea
Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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