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Fresno, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved our stay at the Cottage Inn. We went there for our wedding anniversary in April. I liked the fact that it was secluded and peaceful. We had a great view the ocean from our room and had a very easy access to the beach. The place was clean and staff friendly. The included breakfast was good. We will definitely...

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

Dear LDM15, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you loved our location so much… you’re right, it’s nice that we are in a quiet spot just a mile or two from downtown. It makes our hotel a little bit more secluded, with still a great beach access! Thank you for sharing your experience. Sincerely, Morgan...

Fresno
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The beds are nice and clean, the rooms are big, nice location, but the breakfast is horrible. The pool was clean. Other hotels are cheaper and have better food selections. The cookies are not very tasty.

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

Dear Ikea299, I am sorry to hear that you felt the breakfast was not up to your liking. We are actively looking into potential changes to improve the guest experience, so your feedback has been helpful. But thank you for your kind words about our rooms, I’m glad you were comfortable. Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the place in December 2016 with the family booked a room for 3 adult is overlooking the sea for two days, and was one of the best days I spent in my trip, The place is very convenient and wonderful for everything except breakfast it was Completely bad.

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

Dear ThugLife85, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed a great stay at The Cottage Inn by the Sea! Thank you for taking the extra time to share your experience and provide us with some feedback. We appreciated hearing from you. Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights in January and LOVED it! Splurge for a second floor ocean view if you can- you won't regret it. Absolutely stunning views of the Pacific and cliffs. Very clean room, and nice toiletries offered. Front desk staff were friendly and helpful. There are stairs leading to the beach, but until late afternoon they end in...

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

Dear Gcbradford, Thank you so much for staying with us during these rainy days! Sometimes, it’s the best time of year to visit if you like to snuggle up in bed and enjoy the heat of the fireplace. Look out for some great improvements coming to our breakfast selection! We are so excited to improve on an already amazing place...

Orlando, FLorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a gem. Got a great cyber Monday deal--had an oceanfront room on the second floor--no balcony but a great view of the ocean. The walk to the ocean is down a long set of stairs at the adjacent hotel but it's beautiful. We used this as our homebase to see the dunes and the Hearst Castle. The free...

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

Dear Familytravelor013, We are so glad you found this “gem” as well, and for a great price! Thank you for sharing your experience and for providing some helpful tips for our guests travelling from out of the area. The Oceano Dunes and Hearst Castle are great Central Coast attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Glad you had fun and we will...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this Inn via an online search and decided to try it. What a Fantastic place! It is very quaint! Our room was ground level with a Spectacular ocean view. Loved being able to walk right out the back French door to beautiful landscape and ocean view. Several seating options. We enjoyed sipping wine at night in the Adirondack...

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

Dear Tammie J, I am so glad you were able to take advantage of our lovely garden area that overlooks the ocean. It is such an inviting atmosphere that’s really a great spot to take in some special memories. Thank you for the review. Sincerely, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Bristol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good hotel, beautifully located, very comfortable, with a pretty decent breakfast thrown in. I'd certainly recommend it and would have given it more marks, but for some minor annoyances: - the wi-fi in our two rooms was almost non-existent; - the fridge hummed loudly all night long; - there's a light in the bathroom you can't turn...

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

Dear TravisPickle, Thank you so much for recommending our hotel to future travelers! Also thank you for your feedback about your room, as you gave us a few things to look into it. I hope you come back to the hotel and maybe get to try our ocean view rooms. Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night on our family's trip up the coast. Pismo Beach is spectacular! The hotel's location on the cliff overlooking the Pacific was unbelievable. We were in awe. There are stairs (a lot of them!) that take you down the beach and we enjoyed checking it out and looking at the little caves and taking the...

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

Dear BlackBird1219, I’m happy to read you enjoyed your stay (and our beds!) so much. We hear a lot of wonderful feedback about our new mattresses, everyone says you fall right to sleep on them. If you’re still interested, the name of the mattress is Felicity Simons II. Don’t make it too long before you dive into one of our...

Altadena, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will be our third time staying at Cottage Inn and we keep coming back. This time we brought my mother who is in a wheel chair. The staff bent over backward to make sure she could be accommodated both in her room and in the jacuzzi. I recommend first floor ocean view because each room has a small patio...

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

Dear Emontague, It was our pleasure to assist you and your mother! We are so glad you came back and we would love for the tradition to continue year after year. Thank you for taking the time to post your TripAdvisor review. We really appreciate it! Thank you, Morgan Thompson General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early (about 9:30am) and decided to see if we could check in. Not only were we able to check in very early, we were able to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and an upgrade to a room with a view of the beach. What an awesome room! From the windows and French door we could clearly see the ocean....

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

Dear Korrin C, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed your room so much! The ocean view upgrade is most definitely worth it, as you said, they make you not want to leave your room! Between the view, and getting cozy by the fireplace with some coffee in hand… it sounds like you really enjoyed a pleasant stay with us. We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €96 - €318 (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
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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
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“Ocean front room are great.”
 of 5 bubbles LDM15, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second Floor Ocean View”
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“Stay away from the rooms near the highway”
 of 5 bubbles TravisPickle, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view if you can.”
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“First floor ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles emontague, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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