we were checking one thing off the bucket list, the Pacific coast highway from LA to San Francisco and needed to stop for one night about half way thru the drive. Pismo beach was a good spot and based on trip advisor reviews we chose kon tiki. Glad we did, even our room on the first floor had awesome beach and ocean views. The price was great too, $133/night including taxes. And as others have said you have to call to reserve, no website or other way to do it online. It is walking distance to downtown Pismo restaurants and a great place to watch sunsets or walk on the beach as long as you do not mind the long stairway to the beach.
Another nice thing about driving the highway from south to north is that you are on the inside lane along some of the step cliffs and narrow winding roads along the coast in case anyone in your group has issues with heights. An added bonus is that you can get up and leave the kon tiki mid morning and visit nearby Hearst Castle, (which is worth doing just for the view), and still make it to Carmel or Monterey for dinner easily. (at least on a weekday).
Room was clean, staff was helpful, couldn't ask for much more at this price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swaying palms, a smooth sandy beach and the sounds of the Pacific Ocean all welcome you to the Kon Tiki Inn, where every room features a panoramic ocean view. Located on the coastline midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our oceanfront inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning and serene Pacific Ocean. From the comfort of your guest room watch a glorious sunset or catch a glimpse of a whale. During the day choose from a variety of outdoor activities and at night fall asleep to the rhythmic sound of ocean waves.The guest room décor reflects our seaside location with a neutral and ocean-toned palette accented by natural wood, tropical prints, and rich detail. Our hotel features rooms with one king bed or one king with one queen bed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kon Tiki Hotel Pismo Beach
- Kon Tiki Inn Pismo Beach
- Kon Tiki Pismo Beach