Cottage Inn

Pismo Beach, California Coast

Virgin rating

The hotel

With its charming English-style décor, the Cottage Inn by the Sea is a true seaside escape. In a fantastic clifftop location on Pismo Beach, overlooking a dramatic stretch of the Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed. As well as beach activities, there’s an ocean view pool and spa overlooking a true California treasure. Guest rooms are newly renovated and spacious but with a cosy gas fireplace for cooler evenings and a handy fridge and microwave. A wonderful base from which to explore, there is plenty to tempt you in the immediate area, including the 1,100 ft long Pismo Pier, Oceano Dunes and outlet stores. Further afield are the Paso Robles and Santa Barbara Wine counties, well worth a day trip or two!

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

In a dramatic location, on the bluffs of Pismo Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Pismo Pier, the Oceano Dunes plus shops, bars and restaurants are minutes away.

Hotel information

80 rooms on 2 floors in 4 buildings. Rooms all with ceiling fans, fireplace, cable TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi access, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee maker, bathrobes. Traditional King Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Double Queen Rooms are available but are on a request basis and would need to be confirmed by the hotel prior to your arrival.

Ocean View Rooms have the same amenities as Traditional King Rooms but with stunning views of the ocean and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cliff-top swimming pool and spa*. Complimentary cookies and apples in the lobby daily. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Business centre. Complimentary WiFi and self-parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights at all times for Saturday arrivals.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice property right overlooking the beach

Apr 23, 2022 700scottf Binghamton, New York

This is a quaint oceanfront boutique hotel just minutes away from the Pismo Beach Pier. It’s well maintained & has a nice area to walk the beach & enjoy a fire pit by the ocean. By only issue was that I assumed for $450/night an Oceanfront Queen would have a balcony. Small windows looking out at the beach was a bit underwhelming.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard to beat this place’

Apr 22, 2022 Maureen_wagner

Visited on our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We had an ocean front room with walk out. Everything was fantastic. Their ocean front seating and fire pits are gorgeous. Service was great. Highly recommend this place. Views cannot be beat.
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Apr 11, 2022 johnmH6219PI San Francisco, California

My husband & I spent a couple of nights here at this lovely hotel. We stayed in an ocean front room on the ground floor. It was great! Beautiful view & great people watching as guests from this hotel as well as others walked by. You can walk the path along the sea cliff from hotel to hotel. Easy access to the beach & a couple of restaurants… Read more
My husband & I spent a couple of nights here at this lovely hotel. We stayed in an ocean front room on the ground floor. It was great! Beautiful view & great people watching as guests from this hotel as well as others walked by. You can walk the path along the sea cliff from hotel to hotel. Easy access to the beach & a couple of restaurants are within walking distance. We would definitely stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome location!

Apr 8, 2022 lisavU5402HQ

We had a wonderful stay at Cottage Inn in Pismo Beach! You cannot beat the view of the ocean view rooms with patio. The staff was friendly and everything was very clean. We loved the fire pits at night! We will return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Mother Daughter Trip

Apr 4, 2022 SusanOMemphis Memphis, Tennessee

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our ocean front ground floor room had a beautiful view and a fire pit located a few steps away which is where we spent hours enjoying the lovely gardens and beach. The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to check in a bit early. Would definitely… Read more
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our ocean front ground floor room had a beautiful view and a fire pit located a few steps away which is where we spent hours enjoying the lovely gardens and beach. The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to check in a bit early. Would definitely stay here again! Read less