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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2009

Upon every vacation there's always one spot or hotel that stands out from the rest, Cottage inn by the sea was that hotel, located atop cliffs that overlook the ocean it was perfect in every way, from the cleanliness to the in room fireplace to the high vaulted ceilings, balcony, hot tube, pool and sitting area on top the cliffs overlooking the ocean this place was absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful walkways and stairs that led to the beach were we discovered awesome rock formations and near by boardwalk made it a perfect stroll into Pismo beach town square area.
Little things like extra pillows, friendly staff and complimentary breakfast were much appreciated; we truly enjoyed the views and amenities this inn had to offer.
Due to our packed southern California tour schedule the only regrets we had were that we did not stay more than one night. My wife & I plan on returning to this delightful Inn without the kids for a weeks stay.
I would recommend this gem of a Inn to anyone that's looking for an excellent value for the money, we give this Inn 5 stars, other hotels can learn from this place.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

My husband and I spent 2 nights here last week as part of a week-long California vacation and had a wonderful time. Our ocean-view room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and we loved walking on the beach. Although we found the ocean too cold for swimming, the small pool and jacuzzi were good for cooling off. The continental breakfast was nice, and we went to two good restaurants nearby for dinner, the Cracked Crab and Guisseppe's. It was an easy, scenic drive north to Paso Robles for winery touring. The sunsets were amazing! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank IGAK
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

Stayed for 2 night in August w/ 2 adult friends. We had an oceanfront room which was huge, comfortable and clean with a lovely view! We were on the 2 floor, so no private patio, but could just walk downstairs and sit out in the chairs on the terrace overlooking the ocean. The staff were friendly and efficient, the breakfast was normal continental breakfast fare. But you go for the view, and the sound of the pounding waves coming in through the open windows all night long....2 nights were not enough!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank NBPINVT
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Reviewed September 4, 2009

This hotel is right next to the freeway and looks nothing like the pictures. They hired a saavy photographer who used a fish eye lense to make the tiny boxes of rooms look bigger and the hotel look like a quaint cottage on the sea. Its a pig with lipstick. We arrived at 10 pm and asked for an upgrade to a nicer empty room and she charged my husband 70$ for a quieter room away from the highway! Then, I used the the restroom and the toilet overflowed! Pig with lipstick! Awful! Will never be back because I do not appreciate being deceived. For my $260 I expect 4 to five star.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

This is a nice hotel, nothing particularly special. The rooms are fine, quite big and clean. The view is really good, we sat and looked at the sea for ages and spotted dolphins playing in the surf which was great to watch. You can walk down onto the beach and walk to the town from there which takes about 20 mins. I wouldn't rush back to this hotel, the swimming pool is tiny and other than the view (which you would get in all the hotels along the beach) there was nothing to stand this hotel apart from the crowd. The pictures on their website make it look nicer than it is.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank TamsBrighton
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

Chose for pet-friendliness. Great ocean view! Small patio with view for enjoying wine or coffee. Lovely garden sitting areas on the cliffs overlooking ocean and Pismo Beach Pier. Spotless room and bath; comfortable bed; fireplace; no a/c, but fresh ocean air aplenty with open windows. Great warm-to-hot temp on jacuzzi! Nice breakfast also. Attentive and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

We have been staying here for the past ten years and what is most impressive is how they keep striving for better service and are always updating the room decor.
The front desk is extremely responsive to their guests needs and the maid service does a fantastic job of maintaing the cleanliness of the rooms. The Cottage Inn is the best value on the Central Coast.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank tibaldi
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Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Address: 2351 Price Street, 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: $119 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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