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Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

2100 N Broadway, Santa Maria
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria is located off Highways 101 and 166 on North Broadway. It is opposite Boomers family amusement center, and a short drive ...

Great hotel!The room was very clean and quiet. The front desk staff was great as well. Would definitely stay here again.
  Apr 26, 2017

$126

$126
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cerro San Luis Obispo and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. San Luis Obispo ...

Gem , Close to town Well kept, clean , good value with breakfast included, walking distance to town, yummy fresh bread/ breakfast / sandwich shop and restaurant options near. We were late getting in due to flight delays Sol ( owner) had held our room , meeting us at midnight was warm and welcoming and Consistently helpful ...
  Mar 1, 2017

$99

$99
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (43 reviews)

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

Easy get away The maitenence staff was outstanding and friendly, family fun atmosphere and easy access to everything.
  Jun 25, 2017

$269

$269
La Bellasera Hotel And Suites

La Bellasera Hotel And Suites

206 Alexa Ct, Paso Robles
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this romantic resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Peachy Canyon Winery, Windward Vineyard, and Castoro Cellars Winery. Veris Cellars ...

The greatest stop on an 8 day trip to CaliforniaThe outside of the hotel looks fabulous, the room (a suite in our case) was large, clean, great bed. The restaurant served excellent dinner, no need to look around. Breakfast was also great. The staff was friendly and we thank them for working on Thanksgiving Day.
  Nov 25, 2016

$179

$179
Spyglass Inn

Spyglass Inn

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

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pismo Beach motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Spa at Dolphin Bay, Avila Hot Springs, and Margo Dodd Park. Tastes of ...

Small and cleanThe room was booked thinking we were getting an ocean view as depicted on Travelocity but that wasn't the room we got so that felt like false advertising. Room was small and advertised as newly renovated but that occurred 18 months ago. Pool was small to our standards. Room was clean and beds were ...
  May 30, 2017

$188

$188
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (54 reviews)

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. ...

Great hotel, close to everything. Would stay again! Recommend! Free breakfast was filling.
  Jul 10, 2017

$159

$159
La Quinta Inn & Suites Paso Robles

La Quinta Inn & Suites Paso Robles

2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles
2.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, and Barney Schwartz Park. Ravine Waterpark ...

extra large room and new facilityThis is the second time I stayed here. Last time was in 2012 when this facility just opened. This time I stayed in an executive suite that has a full kitchen plus a sofa bed in the sitting area. The room is really large and very comfortable. It was on the expensive side as a single night was $265 ...
  Aug 8, 2016

$119

$119
Cottage Inn By The Sea

Cottage Inn By The Sea

2351 Price St, Pismo Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (19 reviews)

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) ...

This was a great location with stair case to beachIt was a nice place but needed some repairs fire place didn't work, bathroom door lock was broken, and several other things needed work. It was advertised as renovated which was not true. But all and all it was comfortable and we were mostly please.
  Sep 13, 2016

$224

$224
Best Western Casa Grande Inn

Best Western Casa Grande Inn

850 Oak Park Blvd, Arroyo Grande
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated in Arroyo Grande, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Yang Sheng Foot Spa, A Sweet Shoppe Named Desire, and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets. Phantom Rivers ...

Very nice hotel and grounds. Convenient location.Nice room and amenities. We stayed two nights. The breakfast was good. The location is near restaurants for other meals.
  Apr 26, 2017

$140

$140
Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo

Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo

1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (42 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Sunset Drive-In Theatre and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Cerro San Luis Obispo. Mission San Luis Obispo ...

Good for the moneyThis is a standard budget hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the area was quiet. We were on our way from one place to another and this place was good for an overnight stay at a budget price. I would stay here again.
  Aug 20, 2016

$89

$89
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Spyglass Inn
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San Luis Obispo Beach Hotel Guide

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.