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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had two cottages here in December. We only stayed one night but wish we stayed longer!!! The cottages were so spacious and clean. I would definitely stay here again if we are ever back. Unfortunately the night we stayed here, it was pouring rain the whole time so we couldn't take in the view; maybe next time!!

Thank Lillabet75
Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here while visiting Cal Poly Univ. Really liked the grounds, the firepit and the view are amazing. The staff was very nice as well and gave us very good dining recommendation. Felt very safe on property. Our room was two beds and nice size.

Thank mprovedor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little dissapointed when I arrived at our here, the pictures were very deceiving. The rooms were small and the shower even smaller. Even more dissapointing was the fact that only 2 other people were staying at the hotel when we were there for the night and I felt we were put in the worst room of the...

Thank Sam P
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel gets very mixed reviews. It appears that people who stay in the cottage/s are relatively happy and people who have a motel room are not. We had a motel room. We stayed for one night, passing through on our way to LA and i wouldn't want to stay here any longer. It was cheap and I suppose we...

Thank natclay
Thurmont, Maryland
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 1 January 2017 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 20 December 2016 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 4 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 29 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

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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
In your room
  • 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: RM382 - RM1,066 (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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