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Get an overview of this hotelCozy, intimate seaside inn in Pismo Beach, California

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business centre

Clifftop Pismo Beach

Set on a bluff overlooking Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this renovated English country-style inn provides convenient access to the 1,100-foot-long (335-meter-long) popular Pismo Beach pier.

Complimentary breakfast

Cottage Inn By The Sea's complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a cozy room with a fireplace. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout, including by the oceanfront pool and spa tub. The hotel was renovated in March 2015.

Fireplaces, bathrobes

Spacious accommodations at Cottage Inn By The Sea include gas fireplaces, bathrobes, microwaves, and compact refrigerators. Clock radios come with MP3 docking stations. Rooms were renovated in March 2015.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on a bluff overlooking Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this English country-style inn is a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the renowned 1,100-foot-long (335-meter-long) Pismo Beach pier. A 101-step staircase adjacent to the inn provides direct access to a swimming beach with golden sand.

Guests gather in the breakfast room with fireplace for a daily buffet breakfast with make-your-own waffles, breakfast breads, fresh fruits, and hot coffee. The outdoor oceanview pool and spa tub are open year-round. Guests can receive a discount at a nearby fitness center.

Wireless Internet and business center access are complimentary.

This hotel is entirely smoke-free.

Guests enjoy complimentary parking (1 car per guestroom). RV or camper parking is not available.

  • Picnic area 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Fireplace 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Pay movies 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The hotel serves a daily complimentary buffet breakfast, including make-your-own waffles, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, breakfast breads, pastries, juice, coffee, and tea.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Marie Callender's

F. McLintock's

Steamers of Pismo

Pelican Point Restaurant

Rosa's Italian Restaurant

Nearby Things to Do

This bluff-top inn offers a year-round oceanview pool, spa tub, and sundeck. An adjacent staircase with 101 steps leads to the golden-sand beach, considered safe for swimming. Guests can also drive about a mile to access the beach.

Popular water sports include surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Fishing and seasonal whale-watching excursions can also be arranged. Pismo Beach State Golf Course, 2.5 miles from the hotel, is open to the public.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site at Cottage Inn By The Sea, or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25. per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25. per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • Cottage Inn By The Sea Hotel Pismo Beach
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