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The end is on the ocean. It does not look like the pictures

Nothing it was old no air conditioning rooom was not what I expected it felt like a motel 6 I will never go there again

Room temp was all over the place. Couldn't get extra blankets and front staff unhelpful in resolving anything. Bed was undersized. Couldn't open windows with a beach view more than 2 inches max. Overall not worth the money

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Very clean and nice staff. I would recommend to other family and friends

Staff was super nice,Mitch was especially helpful,the cleaning staff were nice and respectful,the view was ,fantastic!

Staff was friendly Rooms were nice and clean I would recommend

Love the location and garden area. Rooms are a little outdated. I appreciate when a hotel has a couple water bottles or snacks this room didn’t come with it, I believe it was available for purchase up front.

The hotel staff and hotel it’s self was great!!! Would definitely be coming back.

The view is what we loved most, plus being able to walk (down) to the beach from the hotel. I did not realize they don't have air conditioning (!), and we were there during a heat wave. The problem was, there were some very noisy guests outdoors, so if we left our window open, the noise at night was disturbing. I would have liked air conditioning just to minimize noise at night.

Our stay at the Cottage Inn was disappointing to say the least. We checked in over an hour late, but still had to wait for our room to be ready. Our room was missing an iron as well as an ironing board. We had to request both. From day one we were only given one roll of toilet paper and one day's worth of towels, without any extra. When we requested more towels, the cleaning lady left two bath towels only. We were without a bathmat, face towels, and even a hand towel. We requested a roll of toilet paper when we ran out, and were given only one roll. We had to call the front desk to have someone light the pilot light so that we could use our fireplace. The hotel grounds were beautiful; however, we could not enjoy them fully because despite this being a no smoking property, on three separate occasions, while we were sitting outside, other hotel patrons were smoking. We were able to secure seats by a fire pit twice during our stay (in the morning), but were not able to enjoy the pits at night because when other guests were seated at the pits, they remained there for hours. There should be a limit to the amount of time one group can stay at a pit due to the limited number of pits on the property. No breakfast accommodations were provided- not even bagged goods. We were told that our rooms could not be cleaned during our stay due to Covid, even though cleaning staff entered our room to leave us an ironing board and towels. We lost sleep due to noise in the unit above us.

Your right on the Pacific Ocean the views are spectacular and you have easy access to the Beach

The rooms were clean and the location and views were perfect. They are located right near the caves so it was so much fun for my kids to go down the stairs and explore. The biggest complaint I had was how they managed COVID and pool reservations. We were able to get in the first day, and was put on a wait the second day. The second day I called later in the day to check on our wait and was told we were assigned a window and we missed it. I wasn’t informed of the time previously. Also on the first day it was confusing on how much time we received and the fact we needed to go to the office to get the key. Besides that, they don’t monitor the pool. We noticed many people using the hot tub when it’s state law for them not too use it and some people letting others in. Felt really disorganized and unsafe. It was hard for the kids to see. Everything else was good, just need to get the COVID rules and safety under control.

I loved ocean view side , it’s a peaceful hotel and the view is spectacular

Check in was easy, room was very clean and location had easy access to the beach. I would definitely stay here again.

Price St Pismo Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Pismo Beach Pier
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Motel District within a mile (2 km) of Pismo Beach Pier, Cottage Inn By The Sea is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Monarch Butterfly Grove. This 80-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All 80 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Cottage Inn By The Sea enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 King Beds

2 King Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Cottage Inn By The Sea

Everyone (26) Couples (9) Family (17)
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Family

The end is on the ocean. It does not look like the pictures

By on May 4, 2021

Review comment responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your stay. I'm sorry you did not care for our location. Hopefully we have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

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Family Family with small children Partner Couples

Nothing it was old no air conditioning rooom was not what I expected it felt like a motel 6 I will never go there again

By on Apr 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for leaving a review of your stay. Hopefully you had the opportunity to enjoy the ocean views, fire pits, and beach access during your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

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Partner Couples

Room temp was all over the place. Couldn't get extra blankets and front staff unhelpful in resolving anything. Bed was undersized. Couldn't open windows with a beach view more than 2 inches max. Overall not worth the money

By on Apr 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking this opportunity to leave your thoughts and comments on your recent stay with us. All feedback is taken into improving our property interior and exterior and improving customer satisfaction. We are so happy you were able to visit the Central Coast and we hope to see you again. Stay safe and have a great week!

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Everyone

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By on Apr 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2021

Good Morning, We'd like to take this time to thank you for leaving your thoughts and comments on the most recent stay you had here with us. The Central Coast is gorgeous and we are thrilled you were able to visit. Please know we value you and your opinion as our guest in improving our property in the best way possible. Thank you again and we hope you have a great rest of your weekend. We hope to see you soon!

4
Everyone

By on Apr 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2021

Thank you for leaving a rating of your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

5
Family

Very clean and nice staff. I would recommend to other family and friends

By on Mar 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We take our cleaning and safety precautions very seriously, so thank you for your great comments. We can't wait to welcome you again!

5
Family

Staff was super nice,Mitch was especially helpful,the cleaning staff were nice and respectful,the view was ,fantastic!

By on Mar 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 20, 2021

Good Morning, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts and feedback on the most recent stay here you had with us. We value you as well as your opinion and we hope to definitely see you visit us again here on the coast soon. Take care of yourself and have a great rest of your weekend.

4
Everyone

By on Mar 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2021

Thank you for leaving a rating of your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

5
Family

Staff was friendly Rooms were nice and clean I would recommend

By on Feb 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2021

Good Morning, We'd like to thank you for your recent feedback, thoughts and comments on the stay you had here with us at The Cottage Inn by the Sea. Please know you are very valued as our guest and we are always seeking out ways for improvement on our exterior and interior grounds. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2021

Good Afternoon, We'd like to thank you for leaving us a fantastic rating on your most recent stay with us and I'm so happy to see we exceeded your expectations. Please come visit us again and have a great afternoon.

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