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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jul 16, 2019 641MarkR641 Fresno, California

We’ve stayed here many times. Even tried a few other places nearby. But we always return here and are never disappointed. A recent landscape re-do on the bluff looks fantastic with new plants, hardscape and fire pits.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stopping off point

Jul 16, 2019 rozrae Glasgow, United Kingdom

Quaint hotel right on the sea cliffs. Could do with a lick of paint but otherwise a great stopover. Friendly staff. Cookies on arrival. Fire pits on the cliff and lots of relaxing chairs overlooking a great view of Pismo Beach. Comfy beds & good sized rooms. You can walk through the next hotel to the beach.
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Jul 13, 2019 la222222 Stroud, United Kingdom

This is small motel site jammed between a noisy busy highway and a cliff edge where a few of the rooms happen to have an ocean view. Words like cottage, pool, boutique, and garden may lead you to believe this place is classy, it just isn’t. The pool is a small fenced area adjoining the car park along with most of the rooms.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing views and amenities if next door guests don’t steal them!!

Jul 12, 2019 Heather_nicolle Palm City, Florida

I love this hotel. It’s my husband’s and my favorite spot to stay in Pismo for the view and amenities. However, the guests from the hotel to the North come over and take over the fire pits, the tables by the ocean, and even the hot tub. It’s ridiculous! I’ve stayed here many times, but I don’t know if I will continue to do so if they don’t do… Read more
I love this hotel. It’s my husband’s and my favorite spot to stay in Pismo for the view and amenities. However, the guests from the hotel to the North come over and take over the fire pits, the tables by the ocean, and even the hot tub. It’s ridiculous! I’ve stayed here many times, but I don’t know if I will continue to do so if they don’t do something about the guests at nearby hotels hogging the amenities. It’s a small hotel and is easily overwhelmed by the neighboring hotel guests. It’s a shame. Read less
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Jul 8, 2019 Rickdu1

This is our favorite getaway location. Amazing views and wonderful accommodations. The beds are very comfortable, a nice breakfast buffet, and the sights and sounds of the ocean right outside your window.