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Top San Luis Obispo Beach Resorts & Hotels

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel $159
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 45 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    This retro chic Pismo Beach hotel is located on California's Central Coast in the Five Cities area, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

    Edgewater Inn And Suites $86
    Edgewater Inn And Suites

    Edgewater Inn And Suites

    280 Wadsworth Ave, Pismo Beach
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 5 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Pier, North Beach Campground, and Price Anniversary House. Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Cottage Inn By The Sea $143
      Cottage Inn By The Sea

      Cottage Inn By The Sea

      2351 Price St, Pismo Beach
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 20 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        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.

        Sandcastle Inn $116
        Sandcastle Inn

        Sandcastle Inn

        100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 18 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          This Pismo Beach hotel on the beach, less than one-quarter mile from Pismo Beach Pier, and one-half mile from Oceano Dunes. The Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are one mile away.

          Spyglass Inn $125
          Spyglass Inn

          Spyglass Inn

          2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 21 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Pismo Beach motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Avila Hot Springs and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Margo Dodd Park. North Beach Campground and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Pismo Lighthouse Suites $179
            Pismo Lighthouse Suites

            Pismo Lighthouse Suites

            2411 Price St, Pismo Beach
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 20 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              In the peaceful coastal community of Pismo Beach, this intimate all-suite inn is 1 mile from the pier and 100 yards from a staircase with direct access to a golden-sand beach.

              Oxford Suites Pismo Beach $109
              Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

              Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

              651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach
                 
                4.2
                of 5, from 57 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                The golden sands of Pismo Beach are a 5-minute drive from this cozy hotel. Travelers in need of retail therapy can walk 10 minutes to Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. From November to February, guests can visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove, 4 minutes away by car.

                Cayucos Beach Inn $95
                Cayucos Beach Inn

                Cayucos Beach Inn

                333 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Cayucos, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cayucos State Beach and Cayucos Pier. Morro Rock and Morro Bay State Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                  Shore Cliff Hotel $159
                  Shore Cliff Hotel

                  Shore Cliff Hotel

                  2555 Price Street, Pismo Beach
                     
                    4.5
                    of 5, from 23 reviews
                    3.0 out of 5.0

                    Located in the heart of Pismo Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Margo Dodd Park and Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach Campground and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                    Quality Inn Pismo Beach $79
                    Quality Inn Pismo Beach

                    Quality Inn Pismo Beach

                    230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach
                       
                      3.3
                      of 5, from 48 reviews
                      2.5 out of 5.0

                      Located in the heart of Pismo Beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve. Price Anniversary House and Pismo Beach Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                      Avila La Fonda Hotel $175
                      Avila La Fonda Hotel

                      Avila La Fonda Hotel

                      101 San Miguel St, Avila Beach
                         
                        5.0
                        of 5, from 4 reviews
                        4.0 out of 5.0

                        On California's central coast, this hotel is in the four-block community of Avila Beach. The hotel is 1 block from the beach and within 10 miles of San Luis Obispo, Diablo Canyon, and Pismo Beach.

                        Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites $80
                        Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites

                        Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites

                        490 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach
                           
                          3.0
                          of 5, from 1 reviews
                          2.0 out of 5.0

                          Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pismo Beach Pier and North Beach Campground. Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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                          Zooming in, you frame the furry face in the center of your smartphone’s screen. You never knew about elephant seals before today, and now you’ll never forget them. With their goofy grins and prominent probosces, the pups and their parents scattered on this beach resemble characters straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. You tap the shutter button just in time to capture the creature’s yawn and share your photo. San Luis Obispo is already shaping up to be your dream vacation…

                          When you book a stay at one of the San Luis Obispo hotels on the beach, you can have an up-close experience with an elephant seal, or engage in any number of other outdoor activities. But before you chart a course for California, here are answers to some commonly asked questions.

                          What are some fun activities to do by the beach in San Luis Obispo County?

                          There’s no end to the adventures you can have by the shores of San Luis Obispo:

                          • Explore the dunes: Home to the most extensive coastal sand dunes in all of California, SLO is an excellent escape for campers, surfers, and off-road enthusiasts.
                          • Go zip lining: Experts and novices alike can soar through the sky at Vista Lago Adventure Park, a world-class rope course that’s just a short drive from San Luis Obispo.
                          • Hit the waves: Pismo Beach and Morro Bay are some of the state’s most famous surf spots, though many locals prefer to hang 10 at Montana de Oro State Park.
                          • Hiking: With more than 30 miles of trails for hikers of all levels, the peaks here offer unparalleled panoramas of San Luis Obispo.
                          • Mountain biking: Pedal your way along the coast and past inland wineries on some of the most breathtaking bike trails on the West Coast.

                          Where are the best beaches to visit near San Luis Obispo?

                          California is famous for its beaches, and San Luis Obispo is no exception. If you’re looking to spend some time on the sand, here are a few of the best beaches around:

                          • Cayucos State Beach: Perfect for antique-lovers and young families, the quaint town of Cayucos has accessible beaches that afford jaw-dropping vistas of Estero Bay, including its namesake beach.
                          • Moonstone Beach: This rugged beach affords unmatched views of oceanside cliffs and wildflower fields, and it’s easy to glimpse whales and sea otters swimming by the shore.
                          • Pismo State Beach: Enjoy great camping, fishing, and surfing at this inviting beach that is also a popular destination for butterfly watching.
                          • San Simeon: Aside from the famous Hearst Castle, there’s exceptional hiking here and the colony of elephant seals isn’t to be missed.
                          • Shell Beach: This narrow stretch of bluff-side sand can be a bit rocky, but it’s still among the most popular options for the college-age crowd and surfers.

                          Count on Travelocity to help you find the best deals on San Luis Obispo beach hotels at any time of year. Whether you’d prefer to stay at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, the Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo, or any of the other San Luis Obispo oceanfront hotels, choose your dates now and you could be seeing the elephant seals up close tomorrow.

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