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Room type

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Oceanview 1 King

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Traditional 2 Queens

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Cozy, intimate seaside inn in Pismo Beach, California

Facing the Pacific

Set on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this English country-style inn is in the peaceful seaside community of Pismo Beach; an adjacent path leads to steps with beach access.

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.

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.

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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.

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

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Washer/dryer
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Pay movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Television
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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

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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.

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


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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

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