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Thurmont, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were overcharged on our credit card with no one able to correct it or even understand what they had done. The room was not great and although the beach is within walking distance, the gate is locked giving no access to the beach. I would definitely never go there again and recommend that there are many nicer and less...

Thank mcprice2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up to Pismo Beach for a quick family vacation with our two teenagers and our Golden Retriever, and this was a great place to stay. The cottage was pet-friendly and had two bedrooms, one bath, and a full kitchen. Each bedroom had a king sized bed, and there was a queen size pull out bed in the living...

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother, father and I decided to take a trip from Redondo Beach to San Francisco. Instead of driving the entirety of the trip in one day my father decided to book a hotel half way up Pacific Coast Highway. My father booked this hotel and regrets every second of it. First of all, this hotel offers NOTHING. Rooms don't...

Thank Aviv A
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Hotel was easy to find and clean/ tidy. Only stayed here for one night whilst traveling down the coast. Parking was free and seemed safe. Nice reception staff. Was in walking distance to tourist strip.

Thank sheffieldmiller
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 November 2016

While the staff was polite and friendly, & the room was clean, there were a few things that bothered me. The wind was blowing all night & the door was rattling so loudly I couldn't sleep. Also, the blinds didn't close the whole way so the morning sunlight was streaming in. Consequently, we had to change hotels.

Thank scohen312
Clovis, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2016

To be fair, this place is passable for the price--bed was comfortable, wifi is good, and we had one of the few rooms with no view at all that faced the road, so I'm sure I'd feel a little better about it if it was one with a view. (We knew we weren't getting a view). But if you are...

Thank Bluebird823
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My wife and I were looking for a place with an ocean view on short notice. The Tides had a room and looked good online so we booked it. We arrived in town early so we drove by to take a look. It appeared run down and tired on the outside but we had little alternative. Our choice to stay...

2Thank Hal E
Sean N, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice comments about your recent visit. The Tides is one of the older properties in the Pismo Beach area and we work hard to maintain that "Classic California" beach feel while making these rooms as comfortable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sean Nolan

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The poorest place I have stayed in a long time ...... The rooms are old and dated with a gap around the door which was massive. The bathroom was the biggest shock it looked as if it had not be changed since the 70s. The shower was very old and took along time to get to a temperature that was...

Thank Greg221968
Sean N, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review

Although I wish the circumstances were of a more positive nature, I truly appreciate your taking the time to comment about your experience at The Tides. I apologize for the issues that you had to contend with during your vacation. The Tides is definitely an older property in Pismo Beach and we are working hard to maintain these outdated systems...

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

By looking at most of the pictures of the hotel, you'd never guess it's located right on highway 101...so you might have a brilliant view on the sea but won't hear much of the waves unless you're in one of the cottages. If like us you're in one of the normal rooms , then it's hello to a night of...

Thank JeroendeFrans
Sean N, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review

Like a lot of the properties situated along the Pismo Beach coast, we are nestled between the beautiful Pacific ocean and Hwy 101. I apologize profusely that the noise from the highway and other guests made such a negative impact on your visit. We will be making major modifications to this property in mid 2017 that we believe will rectify...

Los Osos, CA
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

On the way home from work. (Yes, that makes me a local) I decided i wanted to sleep on the ocean tonight. Kind of an instant staycation if you will. I have been espying this property for years. I found a great rate on Hotels.com. and found my ocean view! The young man named Chris checked me in and was...

1Thank Laurie S
Sean N, General Manager at The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for offering such a great review of your recent visit. Sometimes the best vacations are those where you get to be a "local tourist". We look forward to your return when the siren song of the ocean once again beckons. Sean Nolan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Ocean Front bluff overlooking Pismo Beach, the Tides Oceanfront Inn & Cottages features convenient amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi. Each of our Pismo Beach rooms and cottages provides guests with all the comforts of home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages

Address: 2121 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2107 (Formerly The Tides Motel)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $110 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Just would not go there.”
 of 5 bubbles mcprice2015, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want ambiance or outlets this isn't your place!”
 of 5 bubbles Bluebird823, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had the downstairs room on the very end, great view.”
 of 5 bubbles HalE396, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 117 or 118 have nice decks with a private feel.”
 of 5 bubbles jennylbrown51, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you need two bedrooms go for a cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles Timineer, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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