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The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages

2-star2 stars
2121 Price StreetPismo BeachCA93449United States of America

No-frills motel in Pismo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
Breakfast can be improved
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From 209 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages

from £83
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Guest)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Ocean View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

What’s around The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages


  • Pismo Beach Pier (17-minute walk)
  • Margo Dodd Park (26-minute walk)
  • North Beach Campground (28-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets (31-minute walk)
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (31-minute walk)
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve (38-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (43-minute walk)
  • Price Anniversary House - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 15-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 30-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 7-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 15-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 27-min drive
  • Free self-parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages’s small print

Also known as

  • Tides Oceanview Inn Cottages Pismo Beach
  • Tides Oceanview Inn Cottages
  • Tides Oceanview Cottages Pismo Beach
  • Tides Oceanview Cottages
  • The Tides Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Tides Motel Pismo Beach


Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 272 reviews

The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Carole,s review of Tides.
Reception staff are polite, pleasent and efficient. The rooms are clean but smelt a little bit 'doggy'. The road behind is a bit noisy but the sea view makes up for that. Overall excellent value for money.
carole, gb2 night family trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Location, Location, Location!!!
Out of all the hotels we stayed at during our road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles this was certainly the best! It ticked all the boxes even though we were aware that it was a hotel not built this century! But that was partly its charm. May not suit everyone, particularly those "corporate" accommodated types, but for us senior adventurers it was perfect. Can't wait to book one of the cottages for next year!
Tim, gb1 night romance trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
You get what you pay for
Pros: walking distance to downtown and beaches, friendly staff Cons: street/highway noise, broken shutters, and a burn hole on the blanket. We stayed in the King Oceanview room. Not much of a view, 3/4 of the view was a parking lot or buildings. The other 1/4 was obstructed by the television. Room is small, but we expected that. Compared to other places in the area, it’s definitely more affordable so you get what you pay for. The burn hole on the blanket did turn me off, but otherwise the room felt clean. I don’t know if we’ll come back to stay here again, I’d rather pay more for something nicer.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Poorly maintained
It has fire pits . Close walk to the Ocean . However, no hot water in my room,, Carpets are very dirty.No closet space. I did not feel comfortable sitting on the toilet seat.
Pier Paolo, us1 night trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Birthday getaway!
The room we stayed in was small but perfect! It had a full bathroom with tub. It also, came with a little microwave and mini fridge. The weather was nice and cool so we didn't even end up using the fan they provide in the room. The sea breeze was enough to keep us cool during the day and the heater warmed us up plenty at night. There's no beach access but it wasn't a big deal as we just walked to the pier and were there in minutes. But they have a few fire pits and chairs around the hotel. It was nice being on the little bridge they have. You can watch the sunset from there or from the end of the property. Pull up a chair, watch the waves come in and enjoy the view. I loved it. This place is perfect for a romantic getaway or any celebration or just because. I will definitely come back and recommend to my friends and family. This was a birthday we'll never forget! Thank you to Trish and Ashley for taking great care of us!
Sharon, us2 night trip

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