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“Fantastic view, great beach, retro room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kon Tiki Inn

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Kon Tiki Inn
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Paso Robles, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic view, great beach, retro room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Stayed (again) at the Kon Tiki in Pismo Beach California. The views of the ocean and sunsets are fantastic. Access to the miles of beach is just 89 stair steps away (seems like twice that many when returning!). The Steamers restaurant next door is all class. The continental breakfast is very nice - once you locate where it's being served. The drawback - the rooms are furnished with dated "island Style" - simulated bamboo - furniture. Could really use some upgrading here. Still worth the stay.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ray D
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Staying here with my 2 daughters. Front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. The room has everything you expect and is very clean. The views from the balcony are amazing. This will be our goto place in Pismo.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Our favorite hotel in Pismo we love it because of the expansive views, the affordable rates, the included breakfast, access to a gym and the charm of the rooms with balconies and patios. Rooms are clean and comfortable. We always ask for a room with a reclining loveseat where you can sit, read a book and watch the waves. Included is a coffeemaker, a small fridge, a nice safe, wireless internet and flat screen tv. It may seem a little old fashioned to some but that is part of the charm and is perfect for the Pismo Beach environment. To get to the beach you take the wooden stairway with 107 steps which is easy going down but a little tougher on the return. Go right and at low tide you can explore the cliffs and caves. Go to your left and walk towards the pier and the shops and restaurants. Of course you could always walk back via the road and avoid those steps and maybe stop by the Old West restaurant and enjoy one of their famous cinnamon rolls. Everyone here is so friendly. The grounds are meticulously kept and the pool and two spas are always clean. Try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Room Tip: All rooms offer a view, even the first floor. We prefer third floor and ask for a king with loveseat...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SPARKLELasVegas
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California
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I must admit, part of me doesn't want to give this place the great review it deserves, because we'll have to contend with more competition in getting a room! But if you like Pismo, you'll love their location, room views and even the free buffet breakfast (much more than stale muffins and cold coffee!) we've been there several times, and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Darlene A
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

All four times I have been here have been wonderful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The continental breakfasts are very good in quality and very well stocked. There are good restaurants nearby which include Steamers, Del's Pizzeria, and Ventana Bar and Grille. These three have been consistently good each time I have gone. You can workout at the gym in the parking lot for free as a hotel guest.

Room Tip: The rooms are numbered from 1-30 on all three floors. If you get a room in the 1-20 range, you will...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank J C
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Additional Information about Kon Tiki Inn

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 Spa Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 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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Kon Tiki Inn Pismo Beach
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