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.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 6, 2021 MBMNIKO

Looking to get away this is the place right over the beach. Being able to sit outside and just listen to the waves crash amazing and awesome home vibe even for pets. Can’t forget the fire pits for late night relaxation while listening to the ocean.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Felt ripped off. Highly disappointed.

Jun 27, 2021 coles86 Los Barriles, Mexico

We travel frequently and felt like this hotel was nothing like it was represented as. One would expect for $650 a night a level that matched the price. The bedding was well used and close to Thread bare. There is no AC, windows would not fully open and the blinds looked like they came from Walmart. The room was small with mismatched furniture.… Read more
We travel frequently and felt like this hotel was nothing like it was represented as. One would expect for $650 a night a level that matched the price. The bedding was well used and close to Thread bare. There is no AC, windows would not fully open and the blinds looked like they came from Walmart. The room was small with mismatched furniture. The Table top was ready to fall off and there was peeling paint on the bathroom door. Don’t stay here. Read less
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May 21, 2021 foodhoundBurbank_Ca burbank, ca

Our oceanfront room had seen better days. The bed could use upgrading. Enjoyed the fire pit, one of the few amenities that highlighted our stay. The swimming pool was inviting, but the weather didn’t encourage swimming Overall, a good place to visit.
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May 14, 2021 Margaret F Birmingham, United Kingdom

Reception staff were friendly, professional and welcoming, and we had a relaxing time. It's on the road into Pismo beach, a couple of miles out of town. High above the beach, with a long, long flight of steps down. There's a walkway/ footbridge with clear perspex sides that links it to nearby hotels and a good restaurant half a mile away, which… Read more
Reception staff were friendly, professional and welcoming, and we had a relaxing time. It's on the road into Pismo beach, a couple of miles out of town. High above the beach, with a long, long flight of steps down. There's a walkway/ footbridge with clear perspex sides that links it to nearby hotels and a good restaurant half a mile away, which is a great feature to avoid the traffic noise on Price Street - and of course for those ocean views. There's a small pool and beyond that a landscaped seating area overlooking the sea with several clusters of seats round fire pits. Bedrooms have gas fires, good TVs and internet. So, lots of positives. Things to be aware of: most rooms do not have ocean views. Be sure to ask if you want one, and it will come at a premium. The buildings are weird; supposedly English country cottage, but in reality old style motel architecture with rooms accessed from the outside, skillfully jumbled to fit the contours of the site, covered in southwest USA stucco and roofed in curving asphalt, so maybe it's film set olde English. They have a very pleasant breakfast room, but were not serving food. The rooms were clean, but my travel companion and I noticed that the bedside clocks were set hours wrong. This is an odd inattention to detail, given the price. Read less
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Apr 28, 2021 Hockeylover59 New Jersey

Outstanding place. We absolutely loved it. We stayed in The Acacia Suite. The bed was incredibly comfortable the room was spotless clean and very cute. There was an adorable fountain that was also a fire pit outside our room the only downside is that the fountain runs all night and if you're a light sleeper maybe it will keep you up but it didn't… Read more
Outstanding place. We absolutely loved it. We stayed in The Acacia Suite. The bed was incredibly comfortable the room was spotless clean and very cute. There was an adorable fountain that was also a fire pit outside our room the only downside is that the fountain runs all night and if you're a light sleeper maybe it will keep you up but it didn't bother us . The morning pastries were delicious and Kelly could not have been more personable and more helpful. We loved it here and would definitely come back Read less