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The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages

2-star2 stars
2121 Price StreetSan Luis ObispoCA93449United States of America

No-frills motel in Pismo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Great location
Reasonable beach
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The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages

from £70
  • 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages


  • Pismo Beach Pier (16-minute walk)
  • Margo Dodd Park (25-minute walk)
  • North Beach Campground (27-minute walk)
  • Price Anniversary House (29-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets (30-minute walk)
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove (30-minute walk)
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve (38-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course (42-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 16-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 29-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 6-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 14-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 27-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 305 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
Simple but great view!!!
Clean and comfy room. WiFi a bonus although no aircon left it very hot.
David, gb1 night family trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Fabulous hotel
We really enjoyed our stay here. The location was great with a view of the ocean. Room was extremely clean and very modern. The staff were friendly and on arrival there was a small hospitality basket with apples and biscuits etc. we stayed here for a week and would definitely stay again if we were in the area.
John, gb7 night romance trip
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Walls of Cardboard
Not the best. Walked in and asked for price then used their wifi to book this motel through Room appeared fine at first but the problem was the soundproof quality. Terrible nights sleep, the noises included toilets flushing, tv's on, gang of teenagers in room next door shouting and squealing till 4am (and yes, they were very very lucky I am so placid) even people walking about their rooms made the whole place shake. No point complaining as no staff available at night. Checked out feeling five years older but a whole lot wiser. Will always check rooms for noise issues in future and sticking to hotels from now on. This place was the only stinker on our 19 night trip :(
Wyn, gb1 night romance trip

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