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“Great Location for the Money”
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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 March 2007

All rooms are ocean view, Balaconies with chairs and table. Rooms are roomy. Nice walk down to the beach. Great place for the money!

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mel R
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Reviewed 5 February 2007

This hotel is unbeliieveable, especially for the price. The hotel is up on a cliff right on the ocean. You can hear the waves crashing from your balcony or patio. We stayed on the third floor and it was incredible for just relaxing or watching the beautiful Pismo sunset. If you want to get down to the beach there are steps to get you there. Nice pool, 2 hot tubs, decent continental breakfast, clean room, and great staff. I will be returning to this hotel as soon as I get the chance. What a gem!

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank glenandaline
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Reviewed 16 January 2007

In two rooms my parents, my husband, five year old and I spent a really nice two nights at the Kon Tiki.

The first thing we noticed is that although the property is not new it was very clean and well kept both inside and out. Our rooms were on the ground floor and had a king and a double bed in each. There is an unobstructed view of the beach from the sliding glass door.

The continental breakfast was not fancy but is included and there is fruit, bread, pastry, coffee, tea etc and the attended service made sure nothing ran out.

The steps down to the beach are a little arduous (at least for the return trip). The beach is wide and has very fine sand. Great for strolling or running. My son found lots of broken sand dollars which was fun for him.

The health club on the property was very nice and included a pool, sauna and work out facility. A nice perk.

There are plenty of restaurants within an easy drive and lots of wildlife viewing, wineries and general tourist activities.

Overall a great location at a great price. We will go back if we can get a reservation!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank chimera22
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Reviewed 16 January 2007

Had a lovely stay at the Kon Tiki. Great location on the cliff, with steps down to the beach. A lovely short walk along the beach will take you into Pismo Beach itself, where there are some great bars and restaurants to entertain you.

The hotel room, a standard double, was very spacious, with 2 beds and a balcony overlooking the beach and pool area.

The room was very clean as was the bathroom. The staff were very helpful and parking is free and plentiful.

Breakfast was a bit of a free for all, but again, free and plentiful.

Would definitely return, love the kitsch tiki decor!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 7 January 2007

I don't have much to add that other reviewers haven't already stated in their reviews--this place was the best stay we had on our recent trip up the coast. Great for everyone--families, couples, etc.

I just always cringe when I'm forced to pay $10 to use wireless internet at a hotel like this. The night before I stayed at a place that wasn't half as nice as Kon Tiki and the internet was, as it should be, free. It's just an annoying fee in this day and age--if Kon Tiki gets rid of that the place would be perfect.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank tomjonesrocks
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Reviewed 3 January 2007

We (husband, teenage son, myself) stayed here for three nights at the end of Aug., arriving after dark. We went to their restaurant (next door), Steamers, for dinner, and enjoyed the good food, including their clam chowder, there. The next morning, when I woke up, I immediately went to the balcony, and was entranced at the lovely view. Every room looks out over the beach and the Pacific and has a balcony or patio. Even though it was a bit foggy, you CANNOT beat the views! And looking around, I saw several other people taking in the view of the Pacific. Most mornings, it will be foggy, then usually clear up. And what is also so wonderful is the sunset AND the moon views! The heated pool at the inn is also great--it stays open till 10 at night, and is warm enough. The proprietor told me the pool stays open year-round. The two hot tubs, in the pool area, are also nice. The room was spacious, even with a double and a queen bed. The balconies all have a little table and two chairs. The additional outside (of the bathroom) sink and mini-fridge are also nice touches. This inn is about an hour south of San Simeon (Hearst Castle--a must-see), and also not far from San Luis Obispo and Solvang. We will definitely come back to Kon-Tiki, maybe catching the monarch butterflies this time. All in all, a truly lovely experience.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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6  Thank keut
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Reviewed 17 December 2006

We had an outstanding view from our third floor room- palm trees, sandy beach, ocean- you might think you were in Hawaii! The hotel was very quiet and exceptionally clean. Being a non-smoking property was a plus for us. It is nice to be able to breathe the fresh ocean air without smelling cigarette smoke. The room decor was simple, functional, and restful. The funky Polynesian theme in the lobby was great. Front desk personnel were very kind and helpful. Pride of ownership was evident at this hotel. We are looking forward to returning as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank japansa
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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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