There are numerous reasons why the Pismo Beach hotels can make excellent California vacation bases. Their proximity to a long, white-sand beach is one reason, and anglers can fill hours on end fishing off the town’s pier. Teeing it up at a nearby golf course and visiting the area wineries are just two other options for things to do on a Pismo Beach escape, and it should be noted that all-terrain vehicles are permitted on the beach dunes.
While there are plenty of ways to keep busy on a Pismo Beach vacation, most visitors come primarily to indulge in the beach life. The town’s hotels are all on or near the 23-mile beach, so guests don’t have to go far to stake their spots on the sand. As far as price is concerned, the Pismo Beach hotels offer something to fit a wide variety of budgets, and since they are known to offer special packages and discounts from time to time, it never hurts to check for special deals.
Pismo Beach Hotel
Back in the day, Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable and Bette Davis used to frequent the Pismo Beach Hotel. This lends to its historic charm. Renovations have helped to keep the hotel current over the years, and the location just one block from the Pismo Beach Pier has always been favorable. The downtown shops and restaurants are also within easy reach. As for the Pismo Beach Hotel guest units, they include rooms, suites, and apartment suites with full kitchens. Some rooms and suites have fireplaces and/or jetted tubs, and the apartment suites feature hot tubs. Cable TV, a continental breakfast, and parking are included in the rates.
Cottage Inn by the Sea
Situated atop bluffs at 2351 Price Street, the Cottage Inn by the Sea offers dramatic views of Pismo Beach. This is just one reason to keep the hotel in mind when trying to find Pismo Beach accommodations. Other reasons include the large size of the guest units, the flat-screen TVs, the country charm, and the moderate rates. The free deluxe breakfasts and internet access also don’t hurt, and guests enjoy complimentary access to a heated pool.
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
The 70 guest unites at the Pismo Lighthouse Suites (pictured above) are spacious, contemporary, and well-equipped. As for the hotel in general, the oceanfront location at 2411 Price Street certainly contributes to the overall allure. Add in the opportunity that guests have to enjoy spa treatments at the hotel’s sister property in nearby Avila Beach, and it becomes even more clear that the Pismo Lighthouse Suites can make for a fantastic California beach vacation base. Standard amenity highlights in the two-bedroom, two-bath suites include Wi-Fi, cable TV, microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, and brand name bath products. General hotel facilities include a heated outdoor pool, a fitness room and a “Family Play Deck” area that features putting greens, a huge chess and checkers board and ping pong tables.
Best Western Pismo Beach
As is true of the Cottage Inn by the Sea, the Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge at 2555 Price Street enjoys a bluff top location that affords amazing views of the ocean. This isn’t the only reason to keep it in mind when planning a Pismo Beach escape, however. The 100 guest units have an elegant edge and feature such delights as pillow top mattresses, mini fridges, coffee makers, microwaves, cable TV and free high-speed Internet access. Deluxe suites with kitchenettes are available. Outside of the guest units, the amenities include a large outdoor pool and a sun deck that overlooks the beach. Spa treatments are available in the hotel’s spa room, and guests can also opt to enjoy treatments in their rooms.