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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The view is amazing. Hotel is a little dated

Nov 12, 2019 trishar785 Pinole, California, United States

We upgraded to oceanfront which means you get a small patio at the back of the hotel. Pro - The view is amazing Con - right over the patio is the communal fire pit and a public walkway. Room was nice but a little dated. Website said they had a Keurig but it was just a small coffee maker. They only gave one coffee pod so first morning we had to… Read more
We upgraded to oceanfront which means you get a small patio at the back of the hotel. Pro - The view is amazing Con - right over the patio is the communal fire pit and a public walkway. Room was nice but a little dated. Website said they had a Keurig but it was just a small coffee maker. They only gave one coffee pod so first morning we had to share a cup. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow!!!

Nov 4, 2019 Ema J

Can not speak highly enough of this place. It really was the highlight of our Highway 1 roadtrip. We upgraded to a ocean view room and did not regret it. Our room opened right onto the terrace with firepits and we could watch the stunning sun set from our room. Breakfast had a fantastic selection and I loved making my own waffles! The front… Read more
Can not speak highly enough of this place. It really was the highlight of our Highway 1 roadtrip. We upgraded to a ocean view room and did not regret it. Our room opened right onto the terrace with firepits and we could watch the stunning sun set from our room. Breakfast had a fantastic selection and I loved making my own waffles! The front desk were very helpful and provided quarters for the washing machine. They recommended local eateries but unfortunately they were all closed by 8pm! We ended up ordering Uber Eats. A must stay for anyone passing through. Enjoy! Read less
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Oct 24, 2019 madgreen409 Fort Mill, South Carolina

The room was clean, quaint, and comfortable. Loved the gas fireplace. The room was a little cold when we checked in but after only about 5 minutes the fireplace warmed up the whole room for the night! It was convenient to downtown Pismo Beach restaurants where we found the best Clam Chowder! We only stayed one night because we were traveling, but… Read more
The room was clean, quaint, and comfortable. Loved the gas fireplace. The room was a little cold when we checked in but after only about 5 minutes the fireplace warmed up the whole room for the night! It was convenient to downtown Pismo Beach restaurants where we found the best Clam Chowder! We only stayed one night because we were traveling, but I would definately return and stay longer next time. The man at the desk was very nice and helpful too! Complimentary breakfast was delicious! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay ON the beach if possible

Oct 21, 2019 Catherine V

This was a clean and beautiful place to stay. If you can get one on the beach side it is perfect. The check in staff was super helpful, giving great ideas for dinner. The huge beach is just down a flight of steps and you can walk to the pier from there. The pool is quite small but clean. They have a few gas fire pits along the edge of the… Read more
This was a clean and beautiful place to stay. If you can get one on the beach side it is perfect. The check in staff was super helpful, giving great ideas for dinner. The huge beach is just down a flight of steps and you can walk to the pier from there. The pool is quite small but clean. They have a few gas fire pits along the edge of the beach. Breakfast was very good with many options. Read less
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Oct 15, 2019 TereseKent Bakersfield, California

Kayla checked me in with a smile and was even able to upgrade my room to a partial ocean view room! The check in was smooth and pleasant. The room looked just like the picture on yelp! It was beautiful! There is a fireplace that makes it nice and cozy. The walk to the beach takes about a minute or two depending on where you are on the property.… Read more
Kayla checked me in with a smile and was even able to upgrade my room to a partial ocean view room! The check in was smooth and pleasant. The room looked just like the picture on yelp! It was beautiful! There is a fireplace that makes it nice and cozy. The walk to the beach takes about a minute or two depending on where you are on the property. With gas fireplaces and lounge chairs in the back, the view of the sunset is absolutely incredible! Newly renovated rooms make for a very comfortable stay. Anyone looking at this place should definitely check it out! Cheers! Read less