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“We are all year regulars,it`s that good.”
Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
bakersfield,California.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We are all year regulars,it`s that good.”
Reviewed 17 August 2008

Perfect,quiet ,with a very nice full gym included,it`s more for adults than people with young children.If you can find anything this nice ,location,clean & reasonably priced as this is post it please as we do not believe it exists.Their restaurant`s excellent also, "Steamers "it is a McClintocks operated restaurant,the building is owned by the same owner as Kon Tiki . A great place to stay on a very nice bluff overlooking a very nice beach.It`s a regular stop for us,Cambria became too aloof & overpriced for what they offer.

  • Liked — quiet,clean,location.
  • Disliked — nothing worth mention.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2008

The property was very nice, well maintained with a beautiful view. The location was good, right on the ocean, plentiful parking and a short walk to the pier and stores on the strip near the pier and to Marie Callender for dinner in the other direction. The free wireless was a nice touch.

I stayed two nights as I scheduled a rest stop on our trip up the coast. In retrospect I probably would have only stayed one night here as the town itself is a little bit tired and not a lot to do. It was too cool to enjoy the beach other than frequent strolls but a good central point to explore San Luis Obispo and nearby beaches.

I have one complaint, before 8 am they started to work on the plumbing of the room next door with a loud hammer drill. This continued on for several minutes but only to change to a quieter drill that probably could only be heard by me in the room next door. A half hour later they were back to the hammer drill. It was obvious the property is maintained meticulously but you've got to respect the guests a little more than this.

All in all I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again on another trip up the coast.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The noise from the worker early in the morning.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank These_are_my_travels
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2008

What a great little hotel! Little confusion on check in but soon remedied. We found this to be a convenient stop off for 4 nights after driving from San Diego before heading up to San Francisco. Free Parking was a bonus having already been stung in LA and San Diego. Rooms are clean and tidy - nothing flash but very serviceable. We had ground floor rooms with patio doors that opened straight out to the swimming pool area. The only problem was that the hotel is open to the cliff above the beach and we had a 20 month child who made a beeline every time we opened the doors. If you have young children - may be ask for a 2nd floor but then you have the worry of a balcony. Anyway, extra caution and being on guard was a small inconvenience for magnificent views of the ocean, whales, dolphins, pelicans etc.
Breakfast (bagels, mini muffins, coffee etc) was served in a small room and this was adequate for us. There is a restaurant next door for lunch / dinner called Steamers and we had dinner here twice in our 4 night stay as it was so good. Views of the sun set over the ocean as you dine. Very friendly with children. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — location overlooking the ocean
  • Disliked — open cliff top - worry with young child
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank rorydom
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Upland, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2008

What a beautiful view! You can walk down the beach into town. No problems with front staff, they were helpful and courteous. Rooms very clean and it's a well kept property. Steamers is a good restaurant right next store. Also ate at Rosa's (italian), very good and AJ Spurs in Grover beach, good food, interesting atomsphere. Overall a great experience.

  • Liked — The view!
  • Disliked — Small breakfast
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank skippydg1
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Illinois
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2008

We stayed at the Kon Tiki Inn for one night as we started up the coast from San Diego to San Francisco. The view and the sunset were gorgeous. Being up on the cliff made for a nice view and the steps down to the beach were in good repair. We enjoyed a walk on the beach in the morning.

My complaints were twofold. First the room was not as clean as we are used to (as a Hilton Honors member, we usually stay at Hamptons, Hilton Garden Inns & Homewood Suites when we can). Second, the breakfast did not have much variety and was not that appetizing.

Overall, it was not a bad experience, but it definitely could have been better.

  • Liked — The View!
  • Disliked — Not as clean as we like and sparse breakfast
  • Stayed April 2008
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1 Thank ILnaturetrav
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dublin
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208 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2008

From booking to departure our experience at the Kon Tiki was wonderful. The room we had on the 4th floor had amazing views of the ocean. The pool area was clean and well laid out with great views and easy access to the beautiful beach.

The room was simple but clean and spacious. A simple breakfast was included in a very reasonable rate. This place is great value for money.

Try steamers next door for dinner, great fish and a wonderful view of the sunset.

  • Liked — location and value for money
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Monterey, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2008

The Kon Tiki was a wonderful place to stay, but the staff members were rude and arrogant. I would love to come back, but I could not subject myself or my family to the poor treatment from the manament and staff. The maids and custodial personnel were the only ones who were kind and helpful.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Management & staff (except maids and custodial personnel)
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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7 Thank 6531
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Property: Kon Tiki Inn
Address: 1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Number of rooms: 86
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 
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