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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Oveanside
2 reviews
“A great place and very pet friendly...”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here three nights with
our two kittens in an oceanfront room that was delightful. The rooms were quaint and well appointed with fridge, coffee maker, microwave and gas fireplace. We were greeted with a framed sign that welcomed our kittens by name. A nice touch. Real cute. The front desk staff were impeccably professional and cordial. Breakfast was a doable continental breakfast with a make-your-own waffle machine. Rebecca, who helps out with breakfast, is delightful. There's a hotel adjacent to the property if you need grass for your dog. Not a walk at all. You may want to do that since there's a beautiful garden and path behind the hotel not suitable for your dog. This isn't a Hyatt, it's a very nice beachfront hotel on the bluffs...a quite nice one at that. We're coming back. Get an ocean view...it's worth
It!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you so much for the kind comments about our hotel. I am happy to hear that you and your adorable kittens enjoyed one of our pet-friendly rooms. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was the 4th hotel on our fly drive to Las Vegas. Very clean and quaint hotel. We had 2 large rooms that were well furnished and very clean. There was a microwave and fridge as well as coffee machine. Ceiling fan in the rooms that was adequate but not sure how it would fair in the height of the summer! Good views over beach. Internet and breakfast included. Breakfast (continental) was self service style and was set out as if you were in a farmhouse kitchen. Batter was provided for you to make your own waffles! Loved it! No parking charges!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed the accommodations during your recent stay at the Cottage Inn. Hopefully you had the chance to see all of the Monarch butterflies in the gardens overlooking the oceans. There is a migrating location just up the road from our hotel and the butterflies are an amazing site. We hope to see you on your next visit to the Central Coast.

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Jed
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We booked at Cottage Inn because we were traveling with our two small dogs and needed pet-friendly accommodations. Unfortunately, "pet-friendly" rooms at the Cottage Inn mean that your room will be directly adjacent to the street and the highway. To make matters worse, the only windows in our room were on the highway side. Since the windows were the only way to get any air, they had to be open all night, which made for an anything but a tranquil stay. Some of the rooms have the windows to the other side, but then you have windows at the front, so anyone walking by can look right in your room.

The outdoor potty area behind the rooms is absolutely disgusting--just dirt, no grass--which the dogs then track in your room. And the area is open to all dogs using those rooms. If you don't want to use that area (which we didn't) you had a walk your pet a good distance to find grass (behind hotel next door). Not ideal!

Although the front desk folks were nice, our request to have the window screen that kept falling out and the lower curtain rod that was falling off the wall yielded no results.

The spa and pool were very disappointing. The pool water was cloudy and a strange color. Not remotely inviting, even on a hot day.

The free continental breakfast was mediocre. Fine if you just want juice or some coffee, or some cold cereal, but the pancakes weren't worth eating. WE went elsewhere for breakfast.

The beach was a bit of a hike from the hotel, but once you make your way behind the adjacent hotel and down the stairs, the beach was nice.

This hotel is probably much more enjoyable if you get an ocean front room, or one on the second level which is likely to quieter and more private. But of course those rooms also cost a good bit more...

Room Tip: Avoid "pre-friendly" rooms if you don't like hearing traffic noise all night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. I am very sorry the stay did not meet your expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you further opportunities to improve the guest experience in some of the areas you mentioned. Please contact me at your convenience.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of our coach trip, wish it had been longer.lovely sunset and sunrise. Large rooms with free wi fi ,fridge , microwave, coffee facilities.The only hotel that had a complimentary breakfast which was very good including make your own waffles. There were a couple of restaurants in walking distance .

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us. The complimentary breakfast is really popular with our guests because it’s such a great way to start your day. Come see us again soon!

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Jed Bickel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our trip up the pacific coast highway. Large room. Great location close to the beach. Great view over Pismo Beach. The pool was small but a nice place to chill out and watch the sun go down. Continental breakfast was ok. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed here for a night, in the area for a football game. Location is of course perfect, on a bluff above the pacific. Seems to have been renovated relatively recently. Lighting is its worst point; dim compact fluorescents. Our room also got too hot in the afternoon and took a long time to cool down (to be fair, the weather was very unseasonably warm and there was very little breeze). Star attraction here is the sitting area overlooking the pacific. I wish I'd had more time to spend there. Breakfast was pretty standard fare, nicely presented.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your most recent stay at the Cottage Inn. We are always looking at ways to improve the guest experience and glad to see that you have noticed the work we have put in so far. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to see what is new at The Cottage Inn.

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Jed Bickel
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stayed here for 1 Night on our recent trip to California, best hotel we stayed in the entire trip ! The rooms were very large and beautifully decorated, even had a log burner, we had a continental breakfast which had a good selection.
The views are stunning over the beach, staff were attentive and very helpful, all in all it was such a shame we were only there the one night!

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the car park, but even that did not deter from us thinking it was lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had such a great experience with us. Please let us know if we can do anything for you in the future.

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Jed Bickel
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Property: Cottage Inn by the Sea
Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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