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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We werent sure were we would stay overnight when we arrived at pismo beach, plus didnt have much money so we lookd at 4 hotels and they were pricey so we drove up to the kon tiki inn hoping for the best, It sure was we had a Great room, first floor, we had an Amazing view and the room was clean we were very satisfied we ended up spending 2 nights instead of 1 we didnt want to leave Lol! We will be back probably in July and i cant wait :)

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is our 4th visit to Pismo and we have found our home for future visits. The staff was outstanding. Every interaction pleasant, and we were always greeted with a smile even when they were obviously busy. The rooms are clean and well-appointed, good quality HD TV with a more than adequate channel selection as well as several different HBO channels for movies. The complimentary Wifi is adequate for checking your e-mails. All the rooms have ocean views and we were able to get a room on the top floor and had absolutely zero noise issues during our stay. (Only heard the sound of the ocean waves:))The complimentary continental breakfast is adequate, and the free gym use at the Athletic club on the same property is an awesome feature. Steamers restaurant is on the property as well, so you have everything you need right there without having to drive. They have beach access via stairs behind the pool area. The price is very reasonable, and in this case was the best deal we found in relation to other comparable hotels on the beach. We stayed Thursday through Sunday 4/27 - 4/28 this trip and will be back in November for our annual anniversary trip!

Room Tip: All the rooms have great views. I would suggest top floor South end if you want to possibly see the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Kon Tiki Inn 4/22/14 for 2 nights. The front desk and staff was very friendly. We had a room on the 3rd floor. Rm 307. All rooms have a wonderful ocean view with beautiful sunsets (providing the marine layer stays offshore). The room was very clean, beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was very clean with plenty of towels. Coffee maker, mini refrigerator. The 100+ step stairs from the beach back up to the hotel is challenging but makes the beach access very convenient. 5 stars for the free parking. There is extra spacing in between car. No door dings in this parking lot.
We will definitely come back to the Kon Tiki Inn.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

I love the Kon Tiki. This is not a 5-star resort, it's a basic motel, but the reasonable price and outstanding view make up for just about anything. It's clean, comfortable, and all rooms have an ocean view. My (very rare) 5 bubble review is because I just couldn't bring myself to give it only 4. 4.5 is about right based on value.

Pros: View, price, clean, comfortable, pool, 2 hot tubs, nice lawn area with palm trees, free breakfast served in nice big room, free parking, free gym, friendly and efficient staff, easy walk to town and restaurants.

Cons: The pool towels are thin and small, and you have to go to the office to get them. As with every hotel/motel I stay in, they want us to re-use towels, but there are not enough towel bars to hang the used ones. I wish they would ditch the patterned bedspreads and go with the white sheet-type ones that seem cleaner and fresher. The breakfast is not outstanding; it's basic continental but fine for this type of place. You have to walk down a lot of steps to get to the beach, but that's part of what affords the great view!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

I stayed at the Kon Tiki for only one night on my way up the coast and I wish I had stayed longer. Of my 3 hotels during this vacation Kon Tiki was by far the best! The price was more than reasonable, they offer so many amenities (i.e. amazing work out facility, free breakfast, FREE parking...); the location was close to many restaurants and the pier; the view was incredible; the staff was friendly and helpful... I could go on and on.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Escalante, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

After six weeks of travelling around CA, Utah and Arizona, we ended up at Pismo Beach for three days in October 2013. I had booked in advance (Couple with a 2 years old toddler).
All rooms have a seafront view. We got a room downstairs, so we let the sea front door open and let our toddler run around on the well kept green and palms. The pool is fenced, so in theory, a toddler can´t go in accidentally. But the garden ends on a steep cliff, where no fence is keeping childs off. So parents be careful. When you are lucky and no clouds hinder the view, you can sit on the chairs of the terrace/balcony and watch a beautiful sunset...
We didn´t use the pool, so I have no idea, if it is well kept.
You reach the beautiful beach over a quite steep staircase.
Breakfast is in a not very inspiring room without sea view. But it is rich and quite good, and even when coming quite late, staff was encouraging us, having a sit and they didn´t take away the food as we were sitting there.
Maid didn´t take the money, we left on the bed the first day, but left a note, telling us, she wasn´t allowed to take any money, if not instructed otherwise by written notice.

Rooms are not new, but kept well enough, to really feel comfortable. No bad odor, bathroom ok. Some dust on vent slots.

Room Tip: Buy a good beer in advance to watch the sunset. I recommend "Pacifico" Clara. It´s really...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed three nights here and visited nearby attractions. However, it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the magnificent ocean view and the large heated pool. One evening a hang glider buzzed our balcony as we sipped wine in anticipation of the sunset.
Although the furnishings are somewhat dated, the staff is super and the rooms are very clean

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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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