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“WOW! What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, WI
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“WOW! What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

I almost don't want to review this place favorably, because it is so great! The entire hotel faces the ocean, every room has a view. The hotel sits on a cliff, 50 or so steps down to the beach. Sand Dollars on the beach, tons of shells and rocks.

The hotel is QUIET! You cannot hear anything if the sliding door is closed. No neighbors, no cars, nothing.

The only thing I would change is the temperature of the pool. It is almost warm. But I am here in the beginning of April, when it is cool outside. Two hot tubs, one is normal hot tub temperature and the other is slightly cooler.

Very clean rooms with uber-comfy beds, decent towels, ask for extra for the pool. A mini fridge in the room works VERY well. Check the settings so your things don't freeze.

Continental breakfast offers coffee, teas and juices. Oatmeal, make your own waffles, pastries and breads, fruit, yogurt and hard boiled eggs.

Overall, a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: There isn't a bad room in the place!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Four of us stayed at the Kon Tiki on Thursday, 27 Mar 2014. The Kon Tiki is very conveniently located with easy access from the Coast Highway, and extra wide parking spaces.

The room patios have splendid views with direct beach access, which provides very attractive, relaxing and pleasant lodging accommodations.

The staff is cordial and helpful, and the rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. The Kon Tiki is a bit pricey, but not not unfavorably so considering the beachside setting, and the overall good condition the Motel

I would definitely stay at the Kon Tiki again when in the Pismo Beach area..

Room Tip: All rooms face east, so they all have beach views, but would recommend a first floor room for conven...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

You can not go wrong staying here. Hotel is very clean. Has lots of parking. Every room faces the ocean and has a private deck. Very quiet rooms, so staying on the second floor is no problem. Plenty of space in the room and a great treat when the room has one king bed and one double bed. Wish more places did that. Pool and hot tubs ( yes they have 2) are clean and allow you to view the ocean while soaking/swimming. Worth every penny (which is not a lot of them) to stay here.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

I knew from the photos this place would be nice, but it was even better. The balcony felt private even with everyone near by. You can look out at the ocean and not even realize there is someone next door. The rooms are the quietest I've ever slept in, we never heard our neighbors even late in the evening when the t.v. was off, all you could hear was the waves (we slept with our patio door open of course). The rooms are quite large and the bathroom is a nice size. There is a separate sink across from the closet and having 2 sinks came in handy. The staff were friendly and check out wasn't until noon which meant we could relax and enjoy our last morning walking on the beach and not rush to pack. The breakfast was good, no meat/protein choices except for yogurt and hard boiled eggs but there are so many great places to eat within a 5-10 min walk. The restaurant (Steamers) right next door had great food (try the steamed clams!) and a great happy hour. The walk to Pismo Pier is quick and beautiful along the beach. The hotel has 2 hot tubs and a heated pool so you can enjoy the day and evenings. I really can't say enough good stuff about this place, I would love to go back monthly if I could! It's beautiful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lake Arrowhead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

What a find! Perfect location, gorgeous views, excellent staff and reasonable charge for an oceanfront room in this great beach town! Owned by the same individual since built in 1974. Staff is caring and professional, hotel is clean and updated; just a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We've been coming to this hotel for years. The location can't be beat, with great beach views no matter where your room is located, although we prefer the 3rd floor. The decor is dated, with old furniture, but our room did have a flatscreen TV and the bed and linens were comfortable. The towels definitely need replacing; they are very thin and worn. However, the balcony views are fabulous and the staff goes out of their way to be helpful and to make your stay comfortable. Breakfast is included as well. We will return!

Room Tip: Third floor is quiet and has great views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Excellent location all ocean view. Very nice helpful staff. Decor was outdated but very clean. With in walking distance to shopping. Free breakfast. The hall where meeting was had a lot of room to move around. Thank you for a great business and vacation trip

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa 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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