Best Hotels in Pismo Beach

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Pismo Beach based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
    Pismo Beach, CA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Pismo Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 486 reviewsTripAdvisor (486)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The beauty of the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach goes undisputed. The backdrop against the jagged Pacific Ocean coastline is breathtaking yet soothing. Guests praise the extraordinarily spacious rooms with their full kitchens, large windows, dining rooms and private terraces or patios. The on-site Lido Restaurant also garners good reviews for its gorgeous ocean backdrop and delectable local ingredients. And, if lounging by the saline pool or along the nearby beach doesn't fully remove the stress of everyday life, book an appointment at the in-house spa, which offers everything from massages to mani-pedis. Most recent visitors say that they feel lucky to have found a quality resort with such incredible accommodations, excellent service and easy beach access, all for a reasonable price. You can find this property north of downtown Pismo Beach along Highway 1.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Inn at the Pier
    Pismo Beach, CA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Pismo Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 273 reviewsTripAdvisor (273)

    Inn at the Pier, which opened in fall 2017, is an oceanfront luxury hotel in Pismo Beach, California. All 104 rooms boast 55-inch flat-screen TVs, private balconies, Amazon Echos, minifridges and espresso machines. Guests can choose between one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds in the rooms (which offer up to 420 square feet of space) and suites (which offer up to 850 square feet of space). When deciding on accommodations, note that there are only four suites available on the property. Overnight valet parking is included in the $25 daily resort fee, in addition to concierge services, high-speed Wi-Fi access and fitness center access. The hotel's rooftop features a bar, lounge and heated pool. Inn at the Pier offers the only rooftop bar in Pismo Beach, and recent reviewers say the property's views of the Pacific Ocean are not to be missed. Additionally, hotel guests have quick access to the Pismo Beach Pier and can rent beach cruiser bicycles through the concierge. For dining, guests can enjoy small plates on the roof or take a seat at Blonde Restaurant and Bar, which offers upscale beach fare in the morning, late afternoon and evening.  

    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
    Pismo Beach, CA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Pismo Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2421 reviewsTripAdvisor (2421)
    Free WiFi

    SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, in Pismo Beach, California, stretches across five acres of oceanfront property. Those looking to get some sun will enjoy direct beach access, plus an outdoor pool with three hot tubs, a terrace with fire pits and gas grills. All rooms feature private balconies or patios, plus flat-screen TVs, microwaves and docking stations. Dog-friendly rooms are available, and free Wi-Fi access is offered throughout the property. There’s an on-site restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner, plus a market with to-go picnics you can take the beach. Visitors can also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, plus fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon and beverage delivery service to the rooms. Venture out of your room to explore the property or nearby golf courses. Downtown Pismo’s restaurant row and shopping along the pier are both within walking distance or reachable by bicycle, which the hotel has for rent. Recent guests add that the beach views and customer service make for a great road-trip stop or weekend getaway. The only drawback for some is the room’s outdated furnishings.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1130 reviewsTripAdvisor (1130)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on a cliff above Shell Beach in Pismo Beach, California, this breathtaking property is a favorite among long weekenders looking to escape to the water and travelers hoping to host a memorable event. With direct beach access and a heated oceanfront pool, guest won’t be hard-pressed to find a place to relax. Ocean-inspired decor adorns modern rooms, which feature Italian marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, plus work-stations and minifridges. The property also offers pet-friendly rooms and accommodations with fireplaces and balconies. What’s more, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. For those looking to unwind, the hotel’s lounge features a fireplace with a library and plush seating. There is also an on-site spa, which offers massages, facials and body treatments. And when visitors work up an appetite, Marisol, the on-site restaurant with locally sourced seafood and produce, will provide. The restaurant also hosts happy hour specials, Sunday brunches and live music. All of this doesn’t come cheap though: Recent guests have noted the high price tags, but they also rave about the unique and unforgettable experience.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Cottage Inn By The Sea
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1421 reviewsTripAdvisor (1421)
    Free WiFi

    Cottage Inn by the Sea overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, California, and recent guests praise the property’s manicured landscape and fantastic views. The hotel has 80 accommodations with either an ocean or garden view, plus fireplaces, driftwood headboards, minifridges, Keurig coffee machines and luxury bath amenities. Guests can enjoy complimentary amenities that include Wi-Fi access, parking and continental breakfast. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Pismo Pier and downtown Pismo Beach. Guests can relax outside in the Adirondack chairs around a fire pit or take a dip in the heated pool. There are plenty of nearby dining establishments, and the hotel is a short drive to Edna Valley Wine Country. Despite all of the positive, some past visitors say that this property is a bit overpriced for what it offers.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Pismo Lighthouse Suites
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2141 reviewsTripAdvisor (2141)
    Free WiFi

    Pismo Lighthouse Suites offers travelers fantastic views of the beaches on the Pacific Ocean from its position in Pismo Beach, California. Most suites in this environmentally conscious hotel have balconies or patios that overlook the shore. Accommodations also include a coffee maker, a microwave and a minifridge. Meanwhile, bathrooms feature Bath & Body Works toiletries, an oversized soaking tub and a wet bar. After settling in, guests can lounge on the large deck, swim in a heated pool, play oversize board games or relax with an in-room spa treatment. Recent guests, especially families, love the hotel’s array of amenities. The hotel is also dog-friendly and provides free Wi-Fi access. What’s more, Pismo Lighthouse Suites serves a complimentary breakfast, hot beverages and fresh baked cookies. There is no on-site restaurant, but there are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. Plus, the property is near fun activities such as hiking in Pismo Preserve and soaking in natural mineral springs.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1450 reviewsTripAdvisor (1450)
    Free WiFi

    The Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach, located in California’s Pismo Beach, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and sits within walking distance of Pismo Beach Pier. The hotel boasts 75 recently-renovated guest rooms and suites with oceanfront patios, Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Suites offer added perks like a fireplace. Recent guests love the hotel’s third floor, which sports a large deck, with lounge chairs, fireplaces and heat lamps.  There is also a 24-hour business center as well as a convenience shop in the lobby. The Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach provides fresh fruit and coffee daily, which recent guests were frustrated with, but it plans to open a full restaurant soon. Some past visitors were also disappointed by the relative lack of amenities for such a pricey property. The hotel is a short drive from Edna Valley wine country, downtown Pismo Beach and Oceano Dunes.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Shore Cliff Hotel
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2731 reviewsTripAdvisor (2731)
    Free WiFi

    The Shore Cliff Hotel completed renovation in winter 2016 and wows recent guests with its view of Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Some past visitors warn that, depending on which way the wind blows, the hotel’s location can make for a smelly stay because of the nearby pelican population. All of the property’s 100 accommodations come with a coffee maker, a microwave, a minifridge and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Beachfront rooms have private decks or patios with ocean views. Other on-site amenities include a large oceanfront pool, complimentary breakfast and free parking. After exploring the hotel, guests can relax with in-room spa service. The Ventana Grill is adjacent and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Nearby Pismo Beach, California, attractions include Hearst Castle, hiking trails and the Oceano Dunes.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1014 reviewsTripAdvisor (1014)
    Free WiFi

    The Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach boasts a location off Highway 101 and near downtown Pismo Beach, California. It is also near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and the coast. The hotel completed a renovation in 2017, and its accommodations all feature a microwave, a minifridge, a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi access. After leaving their rooms, travelers can use the heated outdoor pool, the fitness center and the 24-hour business center. The on-site restaurant The Garden Grille serves breakfast and dinner, while the Pavilion Lounge is available for drinks. Some recent guests were disappointed to find that their stays did not include breakfast, but most of them were too busy praising the hotel’s location to mention meals. Complimentary on-site parking makes it easy to get to attractions such as Dinosaur Caves Park, the Oceano Dunes and Pismo Beach Pier. This Hilton Garden Inn participates in the Hilton Honors program, which means that members of the program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here. 

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Spyglass Inn
    Pismo Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1293 reviewsTripAdvisor (1293)
    Free WiFi

    Spyglass Inn is a waterfront hotel in Pismo Beach, California, and the hotel’s views of the Pacific Ocean wowed recent guests. The 82 accommodations have minifridges, Keurig coffee makers flat-screen TVs and robes, but none of them are air-conditioned. Some rooms also offer balconies and fireplaces. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi access, free parking and a 24-hour business center. Guests can also take advantage of a heated pool as well as fire pits at the property’s oceanfront park. Past visitors praise the on-site eatery, Spyglass Inn Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides visitors with tables overlooking the water. The Spyglass Inn is a short drive from Montaña de Oro State Park, Pismo Beach Pier and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. 

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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