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Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach

3-star3 stars
2351 Price StPismo BeachCA93449United States of America

3-star Pismo Beach hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Great amenities
Awesome vibe
Great room
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From 1,324 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach

from $134
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed (Newly Renovated)
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds (Newly Renovated)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Newly Renovated)
  • Traditional Room, Two King Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View (Newly Renovated)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay movies
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Cottage Inn Sea
  • Cottage Inn Sea Pismo Beach
  • Cottage Sea Pismo Beach
  • Cottage Inn By The Sea Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Cottage Inn Pismo Beach
  • Cottage Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Cottage Hotel By The Sea
  • Cottage Sea


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25. per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach


  • Pismo Beach Pier - 19 min walk
  • Margo Dodd Park - 22 min walk
  • North Beach Campground - 31 min walk
  • Price Anniversary House - 32 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 33 min walk
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 34 min walk
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve - 41 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Golf Course - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 16 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 29 min drive
  • Grover Beach Station - 5 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 15 min drive
  • Guadalupe Station - 26 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 992 reviews

Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach
Friendly, clean and very accommodating.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach
Very bad experience
Worst value for money I have ever had. The check is at 4pm and check out is at 11am(!), only 1 parking spot per room "no exceptions", poor Wi-Fi - about 5 min to load any website, Room was super hot with no A/C, and even no complimentary bottle of water ($3 charge for a bottle of water!), pool and jacuzzi area was super dirty. I paid like it was the Mariott and felt like I'm in Motel 6.
Shai, us1 night trip with friends
Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach
Needs a refresh
Stayed her last Spring and had a terrific experiences, however his time was not the best experience. We arrived about 10pm, and waited 20+ mi it’s to check in due to the staff helping someone locked out of their room. The hotel is a wonderful location, but rooms closer to the highway hear the road noise. There are not any thermostats in the rooms, and the room was very warm, and opening the windows increases the road noise. The toilet needs a few tries to fully flush. That said it was very clean, the beds and pillows are super comfy, the fireplace is great when it is cold, but overall I am thinking a refresh is needed.
catherine, us2 night trip
Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach
It’s an okay place
Room smelled musty and wet like it had poor air ventilation, and at night it was really noisy. Our room was close to the highway and I could hear all the cars go by, I can hear all conversations happening outside my room and upstairs neighbors walking and running in their rooms. The queen sized beds didn’t feel queen size. The only cool thing was the beach access from the pool area down to the beach. It was just okay, but won’t stay here again.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach
Nice but a little disappointing
The hotel was nice overall but not as clean as I thought. It was right on the beach with great views and bunnies jumping around the garden. The fire pit we sat at was not working but 2 others were but it was full already so could not really intrude and sit down. The room was so hot we had to open the front door to let air in but did not help much. It was 65 outside and about 80 in our room. No air conditioning.
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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Cottage Inn By The Sea, Pismo Beach

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