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“GREAT INN - PITY ITS IN PISMO!”
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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Teesside UK
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“GREAT INN - PITY ITS IN PISMO!”
Reviewed 14 August 2009

We stopped over at the Kon Tiki for two nights on our way from Carmel to LA. The staff were friendly, the room was fine, the view, particularly at sunset, was terrific. The only problem was the limited choice of places to eat in Pismo.

We did eventually find a really nice Italian restaurant in town on our first night, so we decided to return on the folowing evening.However, we were unable to book and had to wait an hour for a table to become free.

Pismo itself was a great disappointment, with very little other than a long sandy beach to commend it.

We won't be returning to Pismo, but if we did, we would definitely stay at the Kon Tiki.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

Nice hotel, a bit basic but nice big room, toilet, shower. The room was simpel and clean!
The location was the most perfect one! We had our own terrace, we looked over the ocean, beautiful. The hotel has also a swimmingpool and 2 jaccuzzi's with an overlooking view over the ocean. Really romantic when you see the sunset in the evening! You can use the pc in the lobby for free and also use the gym in a building at the front of the hotel.
The city pismo beach is small with a few restaurants and shops. The breakfast is simpel and american but there's a subway in the neighbourhood!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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California
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

Where to begin? My husband and I have been staying at Kon Tiki every year since the first year of our marriage. Our children (13 & 9) love this hotel and the tradition of staying in Pismo.

The location and value is by far the Best! I cannot imagine going a year without staying here.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Huntington Beach
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

This is my 7th or 8th time visiting Kon Tiki Inn and I'm always sorry to go back home. Rooms all face the ocean, and have small refrigerators, and are VERY clean and nice. They have a very nice Continental breakfast every morning, when you have children this is a big deal. Here is another plus, every guest gets a free pass to the Health club & fittness center. Plenty of parking (wide parking stalls). The staff is very helpful, and pleasant. The pool & Spa (s), are immaculate. We visited Hearst Castle, the next day Justin Vinyards for wine tasting & dinner!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

There are not a lot of reasonably priced hotels along this stretch of coastline that offer value and a stunning view. The Kon Tiki Inn is a hidden gem. While the decor in the rooms is a little dated, the rooms are spacious and clean and have lovely private balconies with fantastic sea views. It was so peaceful and relaxing we didn't want to leave. There is also a small pool overlooking the beach and a fitness club. Pismo Beach town isn't up to much but this is a great base for exploring the surrounding area - San Luis Obispo is worth a visit for the Thursday evening market.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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porterville,ca
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

needed a few things, at different times during our stay, from the front desk. they were absolutely great! friendly & helpful! room was nice, clean, & spacious. location is great! close enough to walk to restaurants, shopping, & pier. beach is walking distance!! it's seen from the hotel. it's our 8th year vacationing here! so that should say alot. a car show is held in june also. & my family & i enjoy going to see the cars.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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California
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

My family has stayed at this hotel numerous times and we have never been disappointed. A few of the highlights include a complimentary breakfast (much more to offer than your standard continental!), pool and 2 jacuzzis, and balcony with gorgeous full ocean view from each room. Customer service is excellent and the entire staff is very personable. We are always greeted with a cheerful smile and usually engage in a friendly chat. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, 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 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa 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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