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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (36 reviews)

The hotel is within a 20-minute drive of dozens of wineries in the surrounding hills. Golfers can choose between 7 top courses, and shoppers need only walk a ...

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Perfect hotel Great breakfast, room was spacious and bed was so comfortable.
  Sep 7, 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) ...

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This was a great location with stair case to beach It 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

$149

$149
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 (52 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. ...

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Amazing price that included a full breakfast. Only stayed 1 night. Noisy neighbors or thin walls?
  Dec 5, 2016

$125

$125
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pismo Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Yang Sheng Foot Spa. Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve ...

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Overnight stay We spent one night here on our way to Northern California. Front desk staff was very friendly. We were given a room upstairs facing the freeway. Yes, it does overlook a storage facility, but if you look past that, there is a nice view of the hills north of the freeway. Bed was firm, with lots of ...
  Dec 27, 2015

$79

$79
Inn At Morro Bay
Inn At Morro Bay
60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

This waterfront hideaway is located within Morro Bay State Park, a haven for birding, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking; a golf course is adjacent, and Central ...

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It was nice Close to the bay, great views, nice rooms. Staff was outstanding!!! Front desk was very attentive to our situation. I think her name was Sierra. Thank you! Eric in maintenance/room service was a help! Good job!
  Aug 21, 2016

$98

$98
Madonna Inn
Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Madonna Inn is set on a 1,000-acre estate on Highway 101, an easy drive from many Central Coast wineries. Guests can reach Avila Beach in 15 minutes by car, ...

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Fun hotel **you lose the ability to choose your room by booking through travelocity*** It is an amazing hotel with wonderful amenities and restaraunts.
  Aug 25, 2016

$129

$129
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (42 reviews)

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

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Sea Crest retreat Great location. Rooms very comfortable. The fires in the terrace are great. Should be nice improvement if and when the restaurant opens.
  Mar 31, 2017

$149

$149
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 ...

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The greatest stop on an 8 day trip to California The 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

$152

$152
Spyglass Inn
Spyglass Inn
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (20 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 ...

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Best experience I've been coming to Pismo for decades and this has been my favorite. The ocean view room and the entire experience was way more than I could have ever hoped for or have ever experienced. I will definitely be coming back to Spyglass!
  Apr 3, 2017

$122

$122
Apple Farm
Apple Farm
2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo
3.5 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

This hotel is in San Luis Obispo, just over one-half mile from California Polytechnic State University and within 1.1 miles of the Fremont Theater and Mission ...

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Wonderful hotel close to downtown We enjoyed our stay at the Apple Farm! We had a large roo with two beds and a fireplace along with a sitting area. Very spacious! We also received coupons for a discount on a great breakfast. We were attending a class that we were able to walk to as well as visit downtown San Luis Obispo within walking ...
  Feb 7, 2017

$159

$159
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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.