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. 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Oct 23, 2021 Roadcritic Ashburn, Virginia

The Cottege Inn is grossly overpriced for the product. The entire property needs a paint job. The rooms are dark and the carpets are gross… full of spots, stains, and badly in need to be replaced. The desk clerks and shift managers even admitted this to us, saying “corporate” is aware of the problems and intend to do something in the “future”. The… Read more
The Cottege Inn is grossly overpriced for the product. The entire property needs a paint job. The rooms are dark and the carpets are gross… full of spots, stains, and badly in need to be replaced. The desk clerks and shift managers even admitted this to us, saying “corporate” is aware of the problems and intend to do something in the “future”. The clerk on duty at check in showed us 3 rooms, each was as bad as the other. If the hotel was priced at half the rate we paid, then we would have gotten what we paid for. But at the price we were charged, it was grossly over priced. I suggest you stay away from this property until it is remodeled, unless you like grungy hotel rooms. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Older property with great views.

Oct 20, 2021 JudySanClemente San Clemente

This is a older property that needs some updating, however it has a great location and wonderful outdoor space facing the ocean with a beautiful view of the beach and pier. We enjoyed visiting and sitting at the firepit. Outdoor furniture was a bit worn as well. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. I heard they were going to do some… Read more
This is a older property that needs some updating, however it has a great location and wonderful outdoor space facing the ocean with a beautiful view of the beach and pier. We enjoyed visiting and sitting at the firepit. Outdoor furniture was a bit worn as well. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. I heard they were going to do some remodeling. There is a brewery type restaurant very close by. Read less
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Sep 24, 2021 johnsrca Santa Rosa, California

This was a great place to stay. We met our family here as it was half way between San Diego and the Bay area. The three year old enjoyed the beach, hot tube and the fire pit (with smores). Easy walking to two good eateries the Ventana Grill and Blast and Brew. Room was spacious and quiet. We will return again! Stayed an extra night with no issues.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2 WORDS-OVERPRICED AND FILTHY

Sep 7, 2021 567JenniferB Thousand Oaks

This place was a rip off. Would give zero stars if possible. Over $500 for one night, not even for a room with ocean view. The room was disgusting, stained dirty carpeting, bathroom gross, STAINED bedding. The bedding was shabby, pillows if you can call them that, no use. No breakfast service, even other less expensive hotels have managed to… Read more
This place was a rip off. Would give zero stars if possible. Over $500 for one night, not even for a room with ocean view. The room was disgusting, stained dirty carpeting, bathroom gross, STAINED bedding. The bedding was shabby, pillows if you can call them that, no use. No breakfast service, even other less expensive hotels have managed to have some prepackage food out for their guests. NOPE, not this place. People were partying outside our room both nights we were there, so didn't sleep, Front staff was rude as well. Spend your money elsewhere. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I’d give this hotel a 2 star review but it’s hardly worth a 1 star.

Aug 13, 2021 elizabethrB3349BU

We stayed at this hotel in 2018 and really enjoyed our stay. We were looking forward to our trip this week. Terrible disappointment, although we were told breakfast would be brought to our room, when we checked in we were then told no breakfast, no room cleaning during our stay and we had to get our own towels. Rooms haven’t been touched in 3… Read more
We stayed at this hotel in 2018 and really enjoyed our stay. We were looking forward to our trip this week. Terrible disappointment, although we were told breakfast would be brought to our room, when we checked in we were then told no breakfast, no room cleaning during our stay and we had to get our own towels. Rooms haven’t been touched in 3 years, very worn, desperately needs painting and cleaning. Carpets worn and dirty. Only 2 fire pits outside with all the vacationers there next to impossible to use. Outdoor furniture needs replacement immediately, worn, broken dirty. The price charged was outrageous for the value of accommodations. There are to many other outstanding hotels in the area that charge less for stellar rooms. This is our last time we will be staying at Cottage Inn by the Sea. I’m only showing a picture of the view as the hotel wasn’t worth a picture. Read less