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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
New Milford, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed in an ocean view room and it was amazing. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and well put together - I loved having a working fireplace in there, and the staff was crazy nice. The cookies at check in are a must, the free breakfast was delicious and filling. The hot tub was very relaxing, and it seems that as long as you're quiet no one will bother you about being in there past 10PM.

Just realize that this hotel is not actually on the beach, it is on a cliff overlooking the beach. However, there are steps that access the beach on the property, and it only takes a minute to get down there. The Inn is also within walking distance of a great seafood restaurant called Steamers. Downtown is a quick drive away as well. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bourges, France
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Good hotel, good rooms, but many rooms are too close from the Freeway. It is quite noisy. Only beach view rooms are silent. The little garden facing the see is really nice. Breakfast is average. There are no transparent curtains on the windows, so when you walk out of the bathroom, either you are in the dark, or anybody can see you.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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gibbre, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
albertdespammie,

Thank you for your feedback. Our traditional rooms are only steps from our English garden with dramatic ocean views. These rooms do offer value to many of our guests. It is also true that our full ocean view rooms are perfect for any special occasion. We sincerely hope that you will have the opportunity to experience this option in the near future.

Brett Gibbs
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Atascadero, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

It looks just like the pictures--it's such a nice hotel! We stayed in an oceanfront room, and goodness it was amazing! Sleeping to the sound of the waves. The room was immaculate and gorgeous. The fireplace was wonderful. Most of all, what made our stay wonderful was the staff. Everyone was SO helpful and cheerful. From the time we arrived until we left, we felt like top-priority. Totally recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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newark
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and loved every minute of it, from arriving to leaving the staff were lovely breakfast was really nice, a wide variety of food to choose from. The location was just perfect the rooms were a good size with 2 big beds which were very comfortable. The cottages overlooked the beach a fantastic view, and a lovely walk into town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights on our travels down the pacific west coast. From the efficient and helpful reception staff, to the lovely lady who left lovely towel sculptures every day, our stay was great. The rooms are huge, the bathrooms really nice with good quality shampoos, shower gels etc. The complimentary breakfasts were magnificent with more than enough to set you up for the day.
We would thoroughly recommend this lovely, quirky looking hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our family of four just got home from a two week cross-country journey and wanted to end the trip by spending a couple of nights on the California coast. I found the Cottage Inn on the internet and made the reservations, and it turned out to be great thing! First of all the hotel is divinely cute. It's jammed in between two traditional-looking "big-box" type hotels, and its look instantly strikes you as different. It's literally a cottage style building complete with gorgeous gardens overlooking the beautiful blue Pacific. Our room was perfect. We had the second floor room on the far left of the facility, ocean front. So our room windows looked straight at the ocean and down on the pretty gardens (where we saw a cute bunny hopping around one day!) The hotel has no a/c, but we slept with the windows open and enjoyed the great sea breeze. The beds were very comfy with nice plush pillows, and there were robes in the closet, which is always nice. The garden area was lovely and made a great place to sit and chat or read, and the outdoor pool was heated and also "walled off" with plexiglass to block the cold wind. The staff was incredibly polite and helpful, too. The breakfast area was a bit crowded on the first morning we were there, and the way it's laid out doesn't help matters. (The counter has a big indentation that everybody seems to get funneled into) and the room also gets really noisy when full of people. But there are also tables on a pretty patio outside. The breakfast is billed as an expanded continental, so it's mostly cold cereal and pastries with the only fruit choices being apples or bananas. Another big plus was that yummy cookies from a local bakery were available in the lobby every afternoon.

Now for the minuses, and they are few. The bathroom and bedding were spotless, but the carpet in our room was rather dirty (so much so that if you walked barefoot your feet got dirty), and there were crumbs and stains on the chairs. Also the hair dryer in the bathroom was so weak and puny it was hardly worth even using. But those are the only complaints I have. The hotel was cute and charming, and we had a mellow relaxing stay there. If I were ever in the area again, I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Made reservations last minute.read trip advisor and yelp..really enjoyed my stay, front desk friendly, clean rooms, minor cosmetic wear, grounds well maintained, enjoyed beach access and the gardens overlooking the beach, continental breakfast was eggs, waffles, breads, pastries, yogurts, variety of hot n cold drinks, ladies at breakfast area were friendly and quick to pick up our dishes..our stay price was fair for this hotel we will definitely stay again here..

  • Stayed June 2013
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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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We promise you a good night’s sleep, but we warn you there’s so much to do nearby, you may not want to sleep. ... more   less 
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