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Huntington Beach, CA
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356 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd give it a 3.8. Lots of hotels here up on the cliff. Location is nice, there is a walking path down to the beach. The fire pits looked pretty in the photos but they weren't operational when we were there, that was a bit of a bummer. The room itself was fine and it had a fireplace which seemed... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the view and sounds of waves. We found the addition of the Kurig coffee makers in room great. Found that the room we had was to close to Motel/Hotel next door, as several dogs like to whine and yap at night.

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Thank Larry K
Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Larry K, I am so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thanks for taking the time to share the experience. We are always making improvements and next time you stay it will be even better! Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time staying here. We had an upstairs ocean view king for 2 nights. The room was wonderful. Great from the garden view below to the gorgeous views and sounds of the waves crashing, it was worth every penny! Easy access to walk the beach for sunset or collecting shells in the morning. The girls at the front desk were... More 

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Thank Cris D
Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Cris D, We are so glad you had such a nice visit at the Cottage Inn by the Sea. The crash of the ocean waves and getting to enjoy the stunning views is exactly the kind of experience we want our guests to have. See you next time! Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

Alameda, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop off point to head from the Bay Area to Thousand Oaks. Loved the room. Would love to have that room as a master bedroom--perfect size. Loved the fireplace and the view. Appreciated having the mini fridge and microwave. And great beach access. Heard some road noise and cars in the parking lot, but we had the windows opened,... More 

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Thank Teebone25
Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Teebone25, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. The Cottage Inn by the Sea is a magical place to relax when visiting Pismo Beach and we always do our best to make it as enjoyable as possible. Let us know when you are ready to return! Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am sitting in an adirondack chair looking over the cliff onto beautiful Pismo beach. The view is spectacular. The Cottage Inn Is our happy place whenever we come to Pismo. We love it here. The rooms with fireplace are great , clean and spacious. All the Staff are wonderful. Great coffee in am to sit and watch the ocean.... More 

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Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Ayre141414, Thank you so much for the very descriptive and glowing review of your most recent stay. The entire staff always enjoys seeing our repeat guests and we will look forward to seeing you again next time...the fire pits will be fully installed next time! Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

Fremont, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many places around where you get a much better value for money. We stayed in a traditional room with 2 QUEEN beds. The fireplace is too close to the second bed and it gets extremely difficulty to heat the room properly. The beds were terrible. There was no soap in the bathroom. Free breakfast was pathetic - some... More 

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Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear mtallam, Thanks for the feedback regarding your stay over the Thanksgiving holiday. I am glad I was able to speak to you since you posted this review to clear up the misunderstanding about your room. It is good to know that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay. I hope we get to see you again in the future.... More 

Walnut Creek, California
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53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here in September with my college room mates, revisiting our stomping grounds; it is very clean, the pillows/bedding are plush, and the views are spectacular. I would highly recommend staying here as the price is great for the location and the staff is extremely accommodating!

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Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Kaelen K, Thanks so much for the very nice words about your stay with us in September. The Cottage Inn by the Sea is indeed a magical place to celebrate and have fun with friends and family. We will look forward to seeing you again next time. Sincerely, Justin C. Friend General Manager More 

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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and comfortable cottage. Double Beds suitable for family of 4 Great views and amazing chance to walk and unwind. Free Parking- park right outside. Free light breakfast at the lobby area. Small pool for the kids and a jaccuzzi tub. Overall good value

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Justin F, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Brian S, Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your accommodations at the Cottage Inn by the Sea. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience and strive to be the premiere destination for visitors of Pismo Beach. Please let us know when you are ready to return. Sincerely, Justin... More 

Marietta, Georgia, USA
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there in October 2016. We did not get a beach view, but that was fine, because they have a great little grass area with chairs and a fence where you can see incredible sunsets. And after sunset, nobody can see the water! Great continental breakfast, all kinds of good options. Friendly counter staff. Room was big, the lights on... More 

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear David L, Thank you for staying at The Cottage Inn by the Sea and thank you for sharing such a great review! Sounds like you really enjoyed our Ocean View Garden, which is indeed open to all our guests to enjoy. Our staff found you to be a pleasure and we would love to see you back here again... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One nighter on a recent business trip. Arrived during the super moon so the hotel offers an upgrade to a ground level room with patio and views across the ocean for a small extra charge. It was worth it as able to sit and watch the sunset with the flying pelicans returning to their roost. The hotel does not have... More 

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CottageInnGM, General Manager at Cottage Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Per D, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea while traveling for business. It sounds like you had a great time! The Super Moon was sure a sight to be seen here, and I’m glad we got you a special room to view it from. What a great time to utilize the private... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Address: 2351 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $172 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
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Cottage Hotel Pismo Beach
Cottage Hotel By The Sea
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Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Upstairs partial view is a great value”
 of 5 bubbles Teebone25, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Small premium for the ocean view room is worth the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles 576perd, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ocean view and sunsets are great, get a room on the ocean side.”
 of 5 bubbles ss19482016, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is a toss up between the ground level and 2nd floor ocean view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SocalDD, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Liked bottom floor oceanfront.”
 of 5 bubbles 874BarbaraM, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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