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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Paso Robles, California
1 review
“beautiful and comfy”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This was a beautiful place to go and stay!!!! The girl at checkout Kelsie was so sweet and kind and wished us a good morning with a bright smile:) and the breakfast was delicious!! the hotel was very accomodating to us when we called kinda late wanting a fan becuase the room was a bit toasty with the beautiful gas fireplace. it was a girls night and left the boys at home but i am deffinatly going to bring my man back with me next time and ask for Kelsie personally to help me with my reservation. The trip and shopping was amazing and the hot tub was great but i think as far as hospitality goes, i myself work at a hotel front desk as well for the same company, Kelsie was the highlight of the trip and she is a great employee!! DONT LET HER GO :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for your nice comments about your recent stay with us. Kelsie along with our other team members truly have the spirit of hospitality. We look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is my favorite place to stay in Pismo Beach, and I've stayed in several places here over the years. It's an older property, but very charming. Pool/spa with an ocean view. Lots of fluffy towels, microwave and fridge, coffee maker. Spa robes in the room. Comfy attractive furniture and nice sized room. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included, and while not much different from most motel free breakfasts, the breakfast room is large, and cheerful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for your review. We just upgraded our robes so we are glad that you appreciated the change. We hope you will come back soon to see what else is new at The Cottage Inn.

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Jed Bickel
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

And maybe he was - in spirits. My husband passed away from cancer a few weeks ago and he always wanted to see Pismo and Avila Beach. Unfortunately, the cancer was too aggressive and we had to let him go. Jed was so nice to accommodate me and my two small children last weekend, and we got to enjoy a lovely Ocean View room. It was perfect. The rooms are clean and more than I could have asked or hoped for. The view was simply stunning. Once we stepped outside we were in a lovely little garden, very well maintained (on our way down to the beach we walked through a neighbor hotel/motel and their garden was just boring - Cottage Inn, your landscapers did a lovely job!)

Pismo Beach and surroundings have so many things to offer, but we would always be back at the Cottage Inn by 4pm to enjoy the view, and later the sunset, simply stunning. Reception was very very friendly. Yummy cookies at 4pm. Delicious breakfast, and a very lovely lady working there was sooo kind to my daughter and made us waffles, kept the breakfast area very very clean.

I can't wait to come back, and we will stay at the Cottage Inn again. My 3 yr daughter said, as we arrived back home after a lovely weekend in Pismo Beach "No, mommy, I want to go back to our other home... the home at the ocean!". She had a wonderful time, and so did my 1 year old son. I have only good things to say about Cottage Inn. Thank you !!!!

Love, love love it!

Room Tip: Ocean View King Room rocks! 1st Floor has patios and you can step outside in their lovely little gar...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you so much for the thorough review. You will always have a "home at the ocean" at the Cottage Inn by the Sea.

Warm Regards,
Jed Bickel
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Londonderry, NI
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Easily my favourite hotel of all 9 hotels on our 3 week road trip...was only there for 2 nights unfortunately. The cottage appearance of this hotel with the immaculate gardens and sea view is amazing. The rooms are quaint & cosy with a fireplace. The pool and jacuzzi are overlooking the view which my daughters and I relaxed in while the stars came out...amazing.
The sunset was spectacular with the panoramic ocean views from the hotel gardens. The gardens have a wide variety of purple plants and wildlife including humming birds and rabbits which add to the cottage feel of the property.
The steps down to the beach are steep and although we went a walk on the beach I couldn't wait to sit and relax in the cottage garden and look at the view again.
Free parking and breakfast is included in the room price and pismo shops are only a 5 minute drive away.

Room Tip: Sea view is the only way to go in this property...what a view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for your review of your recent stay here at the Cottage Inn. To be considered the best accommodations of all the 9 properties you stayed at on your road trip is truly an honor. We look forward to seeing you on a future trip.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Pismo Beach is our favorite spot to hang-out when in central CA. We have stayed at several hotels in Pismo and by far found the Cottage Inn to be our favorite. The room (King Ocean View) was perfect. Only two complaints - couldn't find the "off" switch for the roar of the ocean and waking up every morning to sunshine got boring - being from Michigan, we're used to variety. All kidding aside, a great place to visit and great accomodations.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for posting the review. The ocean always puts on an entertaining show. I am happy to hear that the Cottage Inn is your favorite hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Pismo Beach.

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Jed Bickel
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We have been guests since the hotel opened and we continue to come back. They are always working to update the rooms in terms of flooring and decor. The friendly and accommodating staff always strive to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. From a cost perspective, you will not find anything better on the central cost.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are spectacular. A unique sunset every night.
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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, 3 December 2013
Thank you very much for posting a review. Feedback from repeat guests such as yourself is the yardstick we use to make sure we are doing things right.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed here while making the epic drive from LA to San Fran. This was the first stop on the trip.

This cute little motel is located on the cliff overlooking the ocean and offers amazing views. We got a ground-floor room which was nice as we had a little balcony overlooking the ocean. I was told while I was booking on the phone that the views from the 2nd floor are better - and they may be - but being on the 1st floor meant no dragging your suitcase up the stairs, you got a balcony, and we could easily walk from our balcony through a path/garden to look out over the cliff. Definitely the way to go. We spent quite a while on our balcony, listening to the ocean, drinking champagne and marvelling at what a great place this was. We watched the sunrise in the same way - taking it all in.

I should note - there is a path to get down to the beach if you want, which was also a great way to take in this scenic stretch of the coast.

We got there kind of late and didn't feel like eating a huge meal so ended up picking up a few things at a grocery store. The ladies at the front desk (Kelsi?) were terrific and gave us free run of the breakfast room - we took plates, cutlery and dishes as needed. They even had champagne glasses for us on request!

It's a plain little place but it's very clean and decorated to be cute and comfortable. The beds were great and the room also had a fireplace, small fridge and microwave. The breakfast offerings were good - typical continental along with a waffle maker and very good coffee.

It's really inexpensive, right on the highway as well as the ocean, and was a terrific choice for those looking to get off the highway, slow down a bit and enjoy a good night or 2 along the coast.

Room Tip: Don't bother with a 2nd-floor room, ground floor, ocean view is the way to go!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us during your trip from LA to SF. Safe travels back home.

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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
#5 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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