Cottage Inn

Pismo Beach, California Coast

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. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with ‘make your own waffles’ gets the day off to a good start, providing you with energy aplenty to explore San Luis Obispo County. 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 deluxe Continental breakfast. 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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May 14, 2019 MendonIllinois Mendon, Illinois

The room was just what we were looking for, view and location to the beach was a plus, along with hot tub and fire pits. Beach location was far from the pier, but seemed like our own private area. Downside was the walking distance to the town
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy Charm with Breathtaking Views

May 9, 2019 Srucker4271

We loved this place! The room was very spacious and clean with a gas fireplace and comfortable beds. The restaurant and lobby were cozy and charming. The property had amazing sitting areas with fire pits, a hot tub, and breathtaking views. There were steps to access the beach. We ate a lovely dinner at Willows, walking distance from our room. I… Read more
We loved this place! The room was very spacious and clean with a gas fireplace and comfortable beds. The restaurant and lobby were cozy and charming. The property had amazing sitting areas with fire pits, a hot tub, and breathtaking views. There were steps to access the beach. We ate a lovely dinner at Willows, walking distance from our room. I hope to return soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great rooms: clean, very comfortable bed, delicious breakfast, Reception staff are friendly and accommodating.

May 7, 2019 QueenLP

We did a group rate and the management were easy to work with and rooms were all great accommodating for all. Beds are the best! Clean rooms, easy to find off road and easy on and off freeway. Awesome breakfast!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous hotel

May 3, 2019 AndrewW2072

We stayed for one night on our trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, it was early evening when we got there. Reception staff were really friendly and very helpful! The room was really big with a huge comfy bed, fantastic bathroom and all was super clean!! Facilities were all great, loved the fire pits overlooking the ocean, amazing!!!… Read more
We stayed for one night on our trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, it was early evening when we got there. Reception staff were really friendly and very helpful! The room was really big with a huge comfy bed, fantastic bathroom and all was super clean!! Facilities were all great, loved the fire pits overlooking the ocean, amazing!!! Continental breakfast was good, again the staff were really friendly at breakfast! My husband and I loved this place and wished we’d had more time there! Cannot recommend it enough to anyone looking to stay in the area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic location by the sea

Apr 26, 2019 GirlDanni Plymouth, United Kingdom

We enjoyed a 1 night stay at the Cottage Inn by the Sea as part of a honeymoon road trip down Route 1. Cottage Inn excluded a wonderful charm from the moment we arrived and with that fantastic sea front location it was hard not to be instantly enamoured with the place. We declined the option to upgrade to an oceanfront room but our rooms still… Read more
We enjoyed a 1 night stay at the Cottage Inn by the Sea as part of a honeymoon road trip down Route 1. Cottage Inn excluded a wonderful charm from the moment we arrived and with that fantastic sea front location it was hard not to be instantly enamoured with the place. We declined the option to upgrade to an oceanfront room but our rooms still offered a glimpse of the sea which was lovely. The room itself was spacious, beautifully decorated and was lovely an light and airy. They have a lovely garden overlooking the sea with seating and fire pits which was a fantastic place to watch the sunset and relax. The beach is a short walk away (although if you have mobility issues be warned this is down some steep stairs). On the downside, the soundproofing of the room was not fantastic so when people were passing by our room you could hear every word and step. This didn’t cause any real issue as guests were all very courteous and we are early risers but could be improved. Breakfast was the biggest disappointment - a really poor selection and not well stocked - but that wouldn’t stop me returning. All in all a great location and hotel, just skip he breakfast. Read less