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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Have Stayed there 4 Times”
Reviewed November 25, 2008

My wife and I go to Pismo Beach every year for a marriage retreat and we stayed at the Cottage Inn the first time. The other 3 times we have been back we have made it a point to stay at the Cottage Inn.

This time we recieved an email about a month prior to our trip and it was for a discount, so I rebooked and upgraded to an ocean view room. It was truly amazing. We had a small patio and a wonderful view of the oceans and the pelicans. The staff is always more than accommodating and the breakfasts are plentiful.

We usually go our for steaks at Jocko's. They are the best steaks we have ever had. Just make sure you make an early reservation or you will wait a long time.

The Cottage Inn is great and we look forward to staying there again.

  • Liked — The Onean View Room
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Florence, Kentucky
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74 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2008

This is a place where you feel at home from the time you arrive until you leave. I stayed here overnight on business, and liked it so much I made sure to stay again when I returned a week later.
When I had trouble getting onto the wireless, the staff was extremely helpful. Rooms are very casual-classy and the views from the bluff are awesome. This is not a place if you want to be right down on the beach, as it it on a bluff overlooking the Pacific.
All of the staff were extremely friendly, the lady taking care of the breakfast area even made a waffle for me.
I am looking for a reason to return to Pismo so I can stay there again!

  • Liked — Great Staff, comfortable rooms
  • Disliked — Internet problems
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Southern California
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Reviewed September 29, 2008

We come here every year with friends and we have never been disappointed. The rooms with the ocean view on the bottom floor have a lovely patio area with chairs. It is wonderful to sit out and watch the ocean and the sea birds. The rooms are nicely decorated and have a cute gas fireplace that also acts as the heater. The staff is top rate and the breakfasts are great. We have never stayed in any other rooms, but the ocean front rooms with patio are wonderful! We look forward to our next trip.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank arwcalifornia
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Windsor
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2008

First, let me say the people were friendly & accomodating. The rooms, however, needed work. The carpet was stained & old. We did have a view of the ocean but the curtains were dirty, frayed & in need of replacement. The windows were dirty , so even getting a glimpse of the ocean didn't lift my spirits! The paint was peeling on the windows. The beds were okay. The wallpaper needed replacing. In general, the place needed updating. I'm beginning to feel like Trip Advisor is no longer going to be a useful tool to use. Apparently, the fact that places aren't well-maintained doesn't bother anybody but us. I cried when I entered our room because it seemed gloomy to me. This is the third place that other people have rated in the top 5 that are poorly maintained with stains, peeling paint, wallpaper, etc. It''s unacceptable to me to pay good money to stay in a place that is not clean, in good repair with decent lighting. The breakfasts were decent although crowded.

  • Liked — It had ocean views
  • Disliked — The overall upkeep of the place.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank 12journey
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Bogalusa, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2008

We were driving up Hwy 1 in California and decided to stop off at Pismo Beach for the night. We were delighted to find this place. It's very romantic and the receptionist was very kind and we were able to get a room overlooking the water with a fireplace in our room.

Beautiful place and would love to stay here another time especially for a longer visit.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2008

Stayed 3 nights here. Had a room with an ocean view. Make sure you get one of these rooms. Short walk down the stairs to the ocean and the view is great! Very pleasant place to stay. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank ABKBPeoria_AZ
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Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2008

We were looking forward to staying at Pismo beach abd taking a dip in the pool overlooking the ocean. We opted for a room without a view as we thought we would stay by the pool. To our disapointment the pool was closed.. We could live with that but it would have been nice with some kind of compensation.

The second thing was the cancellation policy. When booking (at the hotel website) it was said that there was a 48 hour cancellation policy. Much to our surprise, five days prior to our stay we recived a second confirmation stating that during "peak season" the cancellation policy is 7 days... That is not OK, especially since we were notified two days too late.

  • Liked — The lovely rooms
  • Disliked — The change of cancellation policy
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Business 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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