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 Good hotel but needs maintenance

Sep 19, 2019 chandni503 New Delhi, India

We made a last minute booking at this hotel as we needed some place to break our journey and all the hotels were packed being a weekend. The location is nice and there is easy access to the beach. You get wonderful ocean views from the room and can hear the ocean at night as you fall asleep if u leave the windows open. The landscaped garden and… Read more
We made a last minute booking at this hotel as we needed some place to break our journey and all the hotels were packed being a weekend. The location is nice and there is easy access to the beach. You get wonderful ocean views from the room and can hear the ocean at night as you fall asleep if u leave the windows open. The landscaped garden and firepits are lovely to sit and relax. I have only one and a big complaint about the hotel - the lack of cleanliness and housekeeping . Our room was not really clean and its a big issue since i am somewhat a germaphobe. The carpet was really dirty , we found loose change behind the chair, used laundry bag from some other guest in cupboard, minifridge had wine stains in it . The stairs and corridor outside the room were dirty and there were leaves, bird feathers and droppings all around. I feel the management should do a better job at maintaining this place as it has a lot of potential. We stayed at their sister hotel in Cambria which is under the same chain but a lot better maintained in terms of cleanliness. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Totally chilled

Sep 14, 2019 266janetb266 Leeds, United Kingdom

This was the first stay of three on our trip from San Francisco to Vegas, and I so wished we had booked for more than one night. Romantic, quiet, soothing stay right by the beach . We had a very cosy , nicely decorated room, which had a back door that you stepped out to a beautiful view of the ocean and a fire pit to sit round at night. The place… Read more
This was the first stay of three on our trip from San Francisco to Vegas, and I so wished we had booked for more than one night. Romantic, quiet, soothing stay right by the beach . We had a very cosy , nicely decorated room, which had a back door that you stepped out to a beautiful view of the ocean and a fire pit to sit round at night. The place doesn’t have a bar , but they sell beer, wine and champagne at really good prices that you buy from reception and can put in the fridge in the room and enjoy at night while you listen to the waves running up the beach. The room was so cosy you find it hard to leave , especially with the lovely log fireplace ( not real) but looks and feels it , so very nice on a cold night . There is a lovely walk along the beach, and the town is in walking distance for picking a nice restaurant ( or it was for us) , worth a visit. We would definitely like to stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy overnight stay

Sep 12, 2019 OlaEmbro Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Booked last minute the overnight stay on our way from San Francisco to LA. Spacious room, clean and cozy, comfortable beds, helpful staff, beautiful beach. Would rate higher but didn’t like the poor breakfast. Apart from this no complaints!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Value and a comfortable stay

Sep 9, 2019 Andy08W Manchester, United Kingdom

We booked last minute en route on the PCH. The Inn is in a great location. Close enough to town to walk, ideal after driving most of the day. The beach is superb and Pismo itself had plenty going on for an overnight stop. The hotel was very clean, staff very friendly and had everything we needed. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice and no rush… Read more
We booked last minute en route on the PCH. The Inn is in a great location. Close enough to town to walk, ideal after driving most of the day. The beach is superb and Pismo itself had plenty going on for an overnight stop. The hotel was very clean, staff very friendly and had everything we needed. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice and no rush or hassle. We had a great stay, we could have easily stayed a couple more nights. Read less
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Sep 4, 2019 lcarringtontaylor Irvine, California

We love this hotel and have been coming here for years! The king room with an ocean view is just perfect. The redone landscaping and fire pits are wonderful! The views are spectacular! We really enjoy going into Pismo and having dinner at Giuseppe’s and visiting the nearby wineries.