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“No better in Pismo” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Murray Bridge, Australia
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64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“No better in Pismo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Easy to find, two great restaurants in walking distance, beautifully appointed rooms, lots of towels, pillows, toiletries & great attention to detail. Even a fire. Great outdoor balcony right on beach. Ocean waves during the night. Can't be faulted. Includes breakfast. Would be awesome for honeymoon location. 10/10.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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oxfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

What a perfect resort!
We have stayed in a few otels accross the west coast, but the cottage Inn sticks out for the Location and service.
Right on the beach front (about 90+ steps down to the beach front) with some exellent views over Pismo beach.
The hotel rooms are very traditional, even with a working fireplce in them.
Simple decore, but all well maintained.
The grounds are stunning. Lush flowers and such a peacful setting.
The staff were more than helpful and so informative.
Free Wifi avaliable.
Tea and coffee making facilities along with a fridge and microwave.
The morning breakfast was continental, could make fresh waffles and had an arrangment of bagels and toasts etc.
Lovely Friendly staff working there too.
We will definatley be making a return to this hotel in the future.


Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hollister, California
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great location, stunning views, beach access, nice staff...our stay was pleasant and we would certainly return here. We stayed in a King Ocean View with a private patio and direct access to the seating/viewing area overlooking Pismo. The comp breakfast was sufficient to send us on our way home (2.5 hour drive) without needing to pick up breakfast elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Ilinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

It's simply impossible to capture the feel of this place with words.The room we stayed in was right by the shore. We opened our windows, turned on the fireplace(yeah, they have one in every room) and delighted in the sound of the crushing waves! Later on we walked down to the beach and collected sand dollars!

Room Tip: The view of the rooms by the shore are amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Spent two nights here and enjoyed the spacious room with excellent beds, nice Philosophy toiletries, ceiling fan (you don't need AC in Pismo), and the special pool/beach towels that were provided. In-room coffee was very good (for a change) and the continental breakfast was above average-it included real oatmeal (not the packets) and hard-boiled eggs. If you get there aroudn 4PM (before they're all gone) there are fresh-baked cookies in the lobby. There's a nice garden behind the pool where you can sit and look out at the ocean, and it's a short walk down the steps to the beach. Very friendly, helpful front desk staff. Only negative for me was the large family group that were talking loudly for hours outside my room, but that wasn't the hotel's fault. If you get an upstairs room, you won't have that problem!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter. If you like a view, it's worth paying more for an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed here for one night whilst travelling up the coast.

So glad we found this little place as it's beautiful. Staff were really friendly and helpful, the room was very homely and the free breakfast was excellent.

Our biggest regret was only being able to stay for one night.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a wonderful time. Beach was accessible from the hotel and when we got too cold we headed to the heated pool and hot tub. Pismo was nearby. Hotel got us some milk at 3am for our little one. Overall a nice stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Property: Cottage Inn by the Sea
Address: 2351 Price Street, 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
#4 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We promise you a good night’s sleep, but we warn you there’s so much to do nearby, you may not want to sleep. ... more   less 
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