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Orlando, FLorida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a gem. Got a great cyber Monday deal--had an oceanfront room on the second floor--no balcony but a great view of the ocean. The walk to the ocean is down a long set of stairs at the adjacent hotel but it's beautiful. We used this as our homebase to see the dunes and the Hearst Castle. The free...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this Inn via an online search and decided to try it. What a Fantastic place! It is very quaint! Our room was ground level with a Spectacular ocean view. Loved being able to walk right out the back French door to beautiful landscape and ocean view. Several seating options. We enjoyed sipping wine at night in the Adirondack...

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Tammie J, I am so glad you were able to take advantage of our lovely garden area that overlooks the ocean. It is such an inviting atmosphere that’s really a great spot to take in some special memories. Thank you for the review. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Bristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hotel, beautifully located, very comfortable, with a pretty decent breakfast thrown in. I'd certainly recommend it and would have given it more marks, but for some minor annoyances: - the wi-fi in our two rooms was almost non-existent; - the fridge hummed loudly all night long; - there's a light in the bathroom you can't turn...

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear TravisPickle, Thank you so much for recommending our hotel to future travelers! Also thank you for your feedback about your room, as you gave us a few things to look into it. I hope you come back to the hotel and maybe get to try our ocean view rooms. Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for one night on our family's trip up the coast. Pismo Beach is spectacular! The hotel's location on the cliff overlooking the Pacific was unbelievable. We were in awe. There are stairs (a lot of them!) that take you down the beach and we enjoyed checking it out and looking at the little caves and taking the...

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear BlackBird1219, I’m happy to read you enjoyed your stay (and our beds!) so much. We hear a lot of wonderful feedback about our new mattresses, everyone says you fall right to sleep on them. If you’re still interested, the name of the mattress is Felicity Simons II. Don’t make it too long before you dive into one of our...

Altadena, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This will be our third time staying at Cottage Inn and we keep coming back. This time we brought my mother who is in a wheel chair. The staff bent over backward to make sure she could be accommodated both in her room and in the jacuzzi. I recommend first floor ocean view because each room has a small patio...

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Emontague, It was our pleasure to assist you and your mother! We are so glad you came back and we would love for the tradition to continue year after year. Thank you for taking the time to post your TripAdvisor review. We really appreciate it! Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early (about 9:30am) and decided to see if we could check in. Not only were we able to check in very early, we were able to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and an upgrade to a room with a view of the beach. What an awesome room! From the windows and French door we could clearly see the ocean....

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Korrin C, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed your room so much! The ocean view upgrade is most definitely worth it, as you said, they make you not want to leave your room! Between the view, and getting cozy by the fireplace with some coffee in hand… it sounds like you really enjoyed a pleasant stay with us. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, out of the way place with a wonderful, broad accessible beach. Our room had a great view of the ocean, and was very comfortable. Friendly staff. A simple breakfast was provided in a big room off the lobby. Several decent restaurants nearby. A nice location for a restful getaway.

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Andre B, Sounds like you a soft and serene visit. I’m so glad very everything was quiet and you were put to a peaceful night’s rest. Please visit us again soon for more well-deserved R&R! Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Holbaek, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled around California for the christmas and new year holiday and stayed at 5 other hotels, and among these this was the best. Every little detail was taken of, and for a reasonable price. I can really recommend this hotel, and if we ever get back to LA or Pismo beach, we will surely be staying here again and...

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Lars E, What an honor, thank you! To say we are “the best” out of all the hotels you visited on your holiday trip, brings us immense joy. We strive to be number one and we are beyond pleased to read we topped your list. Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Cupertino, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in October and it was a little chilly. View was excellent and we picked the dog friendly room (which located at the corner on ground floor). Pool was decent, everything is nice. Room is good too but I think just a little dated.

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Ronald W, Thank you so much for providing a review of our hotel! I do have to clarify, we are not a pet-friendly hotel, however we do accommodate service animals in accordance of the law. We hope this doesn’t deter you from returning, as we really enjoyed you as our guest. Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my Pismo area favorites. They continue to upgrade the property which is already wonderful. Love: location, heated pool and hot tub, gardens & bunnies, easy beach access views. Like: breakfast - on par with hotels like Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Express, afternoon cookies, fruits, coffee tea always available. And staff is friendly. Coming soon: Firepits overlooking the ocean.

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Funnier1, Thank you so much for sharing everything wonderful about The Cottage Inn by the Sea! We are so glad you always love staying at our hotel and we sincerely appreciate your loyalty over the years. Thank you for taking your review to TripAdvisor! Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Address: 2351 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: £84 - £270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Cottage Inn By The Sea Hotel Pismo Beach
Cottage Hotel Pismo Beach
Cottage Hotel By The Sea
Cottage Inn Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Second Floor Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles familytraveler013, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the rooms near the highway”
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“Get a room with a view if you can.”
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“First floor ocean view.”
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“Do ask for a room with a view (why wouldn't you?).”
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