Cottage Inn

Pismo Beach, California

Virgin rating

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could have stayed longer lovely place

Apr 5, 2024 YorkshireMumDaughter Holmfirth, United Kingdom

Really nice overnight hotel on the way down West Coast. Nice rooms, very clean rooms and plenty of towels. Beds very comfy. They have a small coffee shop near Reception serving drinks and basic food. Fine as long as you have plenty of time but took 45 mins to get 4 coffees . We didn't have time to try the small pool but looked nice. Superb… Read more
Really nice overnight hotel on the way down West Coast. Nice rooms, very clean rooms and plenty of towels. Beds very comfy. They have a small coffee shop near Reception serving drinks and basic food. Fine as long as you have plenty of time but took 45 mins to get 4 coffees . We didn't have time to try the small pool but looked nice. Superb seating area overlooking the sea with a fire pit lovely for toasting marshmallows. Really nice restaurant next door Brew and Blast so it's a perfect stopping off hotel. Absolutely beautiful beach could have stayed here much longer. Read less
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Mar 31, 2024 cx6rlodm55 Tracy, California

Everything about the Inn was great. Friendly, knowledgeable desk officials. Wonderful atmosphere with gas fireplace in the room and on the patio. Only drawback is it's a long walk to the beach. Beautiful view of the ocean.
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Mar 28, 2024 raavi2024

If somebody just looking for a place to rest and sleep after, then its fine or good. Not otherwise with kids and family members, I would prefer a place where I can get few things without having to move outside of the hotel. Also the lady at the reception, she needs to be polite.
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Mar 27, 2024 nv8affus4f

Beautiful hotel lovely rooms beds that are really comfortable lovely pool which we didn't no it had till we got there just over all a lovely place to stay the views are stunning we also went to a stake house a few min down the road and the food was amazing
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Mar 18, 2024 Eli L

we were very disappointed with the fact that we paid over $900.00 for two nights for the best room they had and since they had a firepit a little over 10 feet from out door there were people there drinking and partying till after midnight and we couldn't rest . there was also no service on weekend so we had to go and get the morning coffee from… Read more
we were very disappointed with the fact that we paid over $900.00 for two nights for the best room they had and since they had a firepit a little over 10 feet from out door there were people there drinking and partying till after midnight and we couldn't rest . there was also no service on weekend so we had to go and get the morning coffee from the lobby if we wanted any because they said that they had no personal to bring it to us .. so our experience wasn't as pleasant as with other hotels we stayed at in the same area. Read less