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“We loved staying at the Kon Tiki Inn!”
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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
MN
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We loved staying at the Kon Tiki Inn!”
Reviewed 25 January 2009

We loved our stay at the Kon Tiki Inn. We booked a price much lower than the other highly rated places in Pismo Beach and couldn't have been happier with our room and view! Every employee that we encountered was nothing but friendly, polite, and helpful! The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfy! We were able to witness a very beautiful, romantic sunset from our balcony. We would highly recommend the Kon Tiki Inn to anyone!

  • Liked — the view,
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank BThiele
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Sacramento
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Reviewed 21 December 2008

We enjoyed our overnight stay at the Kon Tiki Inn in Pismo Beach. We loved our room with the balcony overlooking the ocean, infact every room has a beautiful ocean view. Our room had 2 KS beds in it, so we put our 6 year old to bed early and sat on the balcony enjoying some wine until she was asleep. The bathroom was clean and the room decor was modern. The heated pool and 2 hot tubs were a big bonus for us & our little girl. We meet some interesting people in the hot tub and our little girl played with other children around the pool area.. We climbed down the steps to the beach. It is a lovely beach even in the winter time, dramatic cliffs. We walked along the beach to the peir, unfortunately there is not much around the peir area. We were a bit disappointed with the selection of restaurants in Pismo beach but very happy with our hotel choice. The hotel breakfast was adequate but not fancy. We paid $110 per night.

  • Liked — The room, the pool and hot tubs, the beach.
  • Disliked — No restaurants nearby
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank vivnoaln
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San Luis Obispo, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2008

So here's the deal with the KonTiki. You can't beat the location. Clifftop above the beach, you walk down several stairs to get to beach. Pool overlooks beach. OK BUT, the place could use some revamping. There is lots of updating needed. Some stuff has been done, but there's ALOT to go. The staff----um, there's a couple of nice people but the rest make you feel like you owe your stay to them and don't treat you with the respect that you feel like you need when you are enjoying a vacation. An occassional smile would be nice. Plan on eating breakfast elsewhere if you are hungry---bagels and juice/coffee don't cut it for most.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the staff
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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5 Thank slolvr85inc
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2008

After staying for a night at the Kon Tiki Inn in 2006, we relived the experience in 2008

You just cannot fault this hotel for views, cleanliness and above all value for money

Had no problems with staff - very courteous and helpful - it was misty during our stay (disappointment) but the drop off to sleep with the sound of the crashing ocean outside your window is unforgettable

The next time we hope to stay for longer ... the Kon Tiki Inn cannot be beaten

  • Liked — Views
  • Disliked — Nothing at all
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank RJtraveller62
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CARMARTHENSHIRE UK
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2008

Picked this hotel from TA reports. Great choice – lived up to expectations and more. Would stay there again certainly. Booked a King room had a King & Queen bed in the room we were given. Balcony overlooking the sea. Great sun sets when we were there. Nice heated pool big enough to swim & two Hot Tubs. Also you can use free the leisure centre across the parking lot for free – just get a pass. There is a bigger pool there but it is for swimming only not leisure and all the other types of things like gym etc. Easy to get to off the interstate. Rooms were clean and well appointed. The breakfast was continental but juice, fruit, toast, bagels pastries available so plenty of choice and plenty of supplies.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank JBBT
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Woking
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2008

We only stayed here for 1 night Sunday 7th September. We had a ground floor room with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean. The bar attached at Steamers restaurant was great, the barman was very friendly and even offered to take my husband and I to a bar in town when this one was closing early as it was Sunday. We awoke the following morning to what we were told was a typical morning at this time of year with a marine mist, grey and murky but just listening to the ocean hitting the shore made up for this. Opening up the patio doors we were delighted to see dolphins jumping around and swimming in the ocean. We spent the morning walking on the beach and watching the dolphins before we regrettably had to leave on our journey along the Pacific Highway. Our only regret was that we did not stay at the Kon Tiki for longer. Next time! The room was huge, clean and with coffee facilities, the continental breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful.

  • Liked — Location above beach and fabulous rooms
  • Disliked — Grey morning mist!
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ukjro1
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Cotswolds UK
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2008

I read a review on this hotel and made notes for my visit to California as we did not know if it would tie in with our trip.
We arrived mid morning to see if they had any vacancies and they told us we would have to be put on a waiting list as they did not know if everyone would check out that day.
We were lucky enough to get the last room later that day.
All the large rooms have a sea view with balcony the views are fantastic of the ocean and Pismo Pier.
There is a pool and two spas in the grounds.
All guests have free access to a fully equipped sports centre on site which has an indoor swimming pool and you can join in any of the classes.
The hotel also has Restaurant and laundry on site.
It is an easy walk into Pismo itself where there are some good restaurants.
The room rate was so reasonable for the standard and location of the accommodation. We would go back there tomorrow if we could.

  • Liked — The location and the quality
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LuLuCotswoldsUK
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic 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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