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Cottage Inn by the Sea
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed one night and had pleasant experience. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We were tired from long drive but were greeted with cookies and friendly staff. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The price was good....it is a family destination..pool adequate... great views of beach..

Room Tip: ocean view.....
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank kay m
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Fresh baked cookies and hot coffee--the perfect remedy for the “Long Drive Blues!”

Best Regards,
Jed Bickel
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This place has all you need to stop halfway San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway. Spacious rooms, great bed, good bathroom. An easy drive from the highway. Pismo Beach itself is nothing special, but who cares after a day's driving?

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
Thank EppoDied
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

We agree that Pismo Beach is a perfect location to stay over when travelling from between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We also hope that you will have more time on your next visit to discover the hidden attractions and scenic beauty of our area. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers.

Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed here for one night. Location is great. Walking distance to restaurants. Driving distance to excursions and attractions. Opt for the oceanfront room. Wish we had, the view is great and you might get more of the ocean breeze. Our room had no a/c and was a little warm during the day. The free breakfast was good. Waffles, toast, etc, with added outdoor seating.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank ale32931
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed the location of The Cottage Inn in Pismo Beach. We highly recommend our oceanfront rooms and we encourage you to reserve in advanced for the best selection.

Kindly,
Jed Bickel
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stayed in june. My wife and mother in law with me. It was a saturday night. The property is nice. Great views of the ocean and pismo beach. However the property is wide open and people pass thru all the time and run past your room which can make u upset late at night. Especially when u just paid close to 400 for the night. The room was niceand the fireplace was cool. But our brand new car received a large dent in the door from the cramped crowded parking lot. Anyway it was ok except for that. Oh the breakfast was so crowded with families with lots of kids that i had to slip in grab a yogurt and run. Well worth about 200 a night but 400 is pushing it.

Room Tip: Pick something away from where everyone walks thru which is the rooms with the good view
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank hydrostaticman
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am very sorry to hear about the mishap with regards to your car door. Please contact me at your convenience so that I may personally discuss your concerns with you.
Sincerely,
Jed Bickel
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

From the time I made the reservation to check out was a great experience. Cathy was very helpful when making my reservation, she even called me back to mention an event going on that weekend that I could surprise my husband with for our anniversary . We weren't expecting to be welcomed with a nice set up in our room to congratulate us on our 15th anniversary , or having display welcoming us at the front desk. That was a very special touch. The room was clean, beautiful, ocean view with steps to walk down to the beach. Couldn't ask for better scenario. And to top it off, there were whales easily seen from our room window as soon as we arrived. Kimberly provided great customer service upon check in and check out. We plan on taking the drive from Long Beach again to return to this beautiful getaway!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank 4evermama
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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you so much for celebrating your special Anniversary with us. We appreciate you mentioning the great service by Cathy and Kimberly, two of the best in the business! We look forward to your return visit.

Kind Regards,
Jed Bickel
General Manager

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