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“Want to hear the waves crashing while you drift off to sleep?”
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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Grover Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Want to hear the waves crashing while you drift off to sleep?”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The Kon Tiki Inn in Pismo beach is probably one of the best kept secrets on the Central Coast. They don't do a lot of advertising, and it's probably because they don't have to. Word-of-mouth gives them plenty of business. The service is great from the desk clerks to the housekeeping staff. They have nice clean rooms with ocean views and you can sit in the pool or jacuzzi pool and look out at the ocean. There is beach access, a continental breakfast and a gym. We had one of the best stays of our travels here. The price was not bad either!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

What a terrific location! On the bluff overlooking the beach and the breakers...112 steps to the sand...very pleasant grounds. Walking distance to several restaurants and a nice dive bar. Wonderful staff! EVERY room faces the ocean and the sunsets are spectacular!
There is a small refrigerator in the spacious room!

Room Tip: Keep your slider open and the blackout curtains closed for a earfull of ocean sounds!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Great place. On cliff overlooking ocean. Stairs to ocean. Pool and two hot tubs with lots of grass next to cliff. All rooms have great ocean views and balcony or patio.
Great service as well.
Nice and quiet and walking distance to town.
Updated rooms with frig.
Great palce to stay.

Room Tip: If you have kids get ground level room. ame great view and lots of grass for them ti run around. Als...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Each room has a great view of the ocean, could hear the surf all night and this is a plus for me. Beach access is through a long stairway. Older hotel but well maintained. Great grassy area around pool and hot tubs. Rooms are a little small but if I stayed for several days would only sleep in the room anyway. Balcony off the room on the ocean side with two chairs. Well maintained grounds. Breakfast was pretty much standard motel stuff. Nothing exceptional. Good location in town. WIl stay here in the future when weather is nicer. Off season rate was not spectacular- $100/night. Website does not give room rates- I had to call. Kind of odd but the front desk person that took my call did a GREAT job. Steamers restaurant next door a bit of a disappointment though.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Quincy, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Unsurpassed ocean view from atop the mesa. Beautifully maintained grounds.

Older motel very well maintained. Nice, clean rooms. Well priced. Great outdoor pool with 2 hot tubs, comfortable even when weather in the 60s.
Free light breakfast. Free access to adjacent health club complete with weight rooms, indoor lap pool, indoor hot tub, racket ball courts, outdoor tennis courts.
Very friendly, helpful staff.
I found it refreshing that the maids would not take a tip left on the dresser without a note from the guest. Wow, that's honesty.
This was our 3rd or 4th stay.... we'll be back.

Room Tip: All rooms have ocean view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

The view from the room is amazing, the gorgeous sunset and the sound of the ocean - fantastic. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. However, the hotel is older and the decor is outdated. The water in the shower did not get hot, they provided a teeny bottle of shampoo for 3 adults and no conditioner. The continental breakfast was ok, waffles, pastries, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, tea and coffee. Nothing special. There is not a microwave in the room.
The proximity to the beach, the view, the friendly staff and the affordable price make this is a good hotel choice for Pismo Beach, but I will look around for something a little nicer next time.

Room Tip: i believe all the rooms face the ocean.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Newport, Oregon
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Every winter we leave the Oregon coast and go to Pismo for warmth and sun. We always seem to find it, and we always stay at the Kon Tiki. We have stayed in different rooms over the years, and all offer spectacular views, and private sun balconies facing arguably the best cliffside plateau view of close-by Pismo Beach pier and beach action down below to the south, and communities of Shell Beach, Avila Beach, and distant smalltown-fisherman-wharf-style San Luis Pier to the north. From the Kon Tiki, it's literally just a couple-minute drive to some great restaurants in downtown Pismo, including Rosa's Italian. Stay at the Kon Tiki if you can. It's often booked on weekends if you wait too long to reserve your room.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kon Tiki Inn
Address: 1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swaying palms, a smooth sandy beach and the sounds of the Pacific Ocean all welcome you to the Kon Tiki Inn, where every room features a panoramic ocean view. Located on the coastline midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our oceanfront inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning and serene Pacific Ocean. From the comfort of your guest room watch a glorious sunset or catch a glimpse of a whale. During the day choose from a variety of outdoor activities and at night fall asleep to the rhythmic sound of ocean waves.The guest room décor reflects our seaside location with a neutral and ocean-toned palette accented by natural wood, tropical prints, and rich detail. Our hotel features rooms with one king bed or one king with one queen bed. ... more   less 
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