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Central Coast California hotels and places to stay

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
3 out of 5
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
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The price is $118 per night
112.12 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"It was great, very clean property and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
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The price is $154 per night
112.12 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (3,726 reviews)

"Nice location. Beachfront. My husband and I did a picnic on the beach and then went to our room. Room was clean, staff was nice,"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Monterey Tides
Cottage Inn By The Sea
3 out of 5
2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $174 per night
22.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,099 reviews)

"Clean and parking was not crazy. I hated the walk down to the beach but I wished they gave more than one toilet paper. In each room. Especially if we stayed for 2 nights"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Cottage Inn By The Sea
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Inn at the Pier
4 out of 5
601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $214 per night
22.71 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)

"Great location. Rooftop bar was nice despite limited menu... Disliked; reserved room with a view but had to go back to desk to request a real view. Was charged an extra $113"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Inn at the Pier
Inn at the Cove
2.5 out of 5
2651 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $269 per night
22.35 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (963 reviews)

"We had a great stay there, the room was nice and clean and slept great. Will definitely be going back"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Inn at the Cove
La Playa Inn
116 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $125 per night
83.48 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)

"It was perfect for my family and I. The room was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

La Playa Inn
Madonna Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $208 per night
16.6 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,947 reviews)

"Very nice, clean, and check in was super easy and the please are very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Madonna Inn
Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
3 out of 5
100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $206 per night
22.76 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,693 reviews)

"The staff was friendly, rooms were clean and stocked well with towels. The receptionist gave us a free S'mores kit for my grandgirl's birthday, which was a lot of fun at the fire pit. I will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
Vespera on Ocean, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
147 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $329 per night
22.77 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (62 reviews)

"The Vespera is a nice hotel. Some of the staff are nice but a 1/3rd needs help/training. Because of the virus. No one from the hotel can come into the room. We had to leave our towels and trash outside the door. When we leave. The housekeeping staff will clean the room. We brought cleaning supplies ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Vespera on Ocean, Autograph Collection
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 out of 5
5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
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The price is $116 per night
78.3 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (821 reviews)

"Coffee maker was broken Th bed cover was with some Orange spot that went through the sheet too( dirty) we call asking for another clean cover and sheet they never show up to Change it"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
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Visiting Central Coast California

Travelers to Central Coast California give high marks for the beaches, must-see aquarium, and array of wineries. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its restaurants, cafés, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Estrella Warbirds Museum, and Morro Bay State Park.

  • There are 2529 hotels and other accommodations in Central Coast California
  • The closest major airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), 37 mi (59.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Central Coast California

Cultural venues in the city include Estrella Warbirds Museum, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo, Dennis the Menace Park, and Monterey Bay Aquarium are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Morro Rock, and Mission San Miguel.

In Central Coast California, you'll be able to select from 2529 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Inn at Croad Vineyards - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to a winery and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its location and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • J Patrick House Bed and Breakfast Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • The Casitas of Arroyo Grande - This 4-star bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and pool.

Other favorite sights in Central Coast California include Morro Bay State Park, Pismo Beach Pier, and San Simeon State Park.

Getting Around Central Coast California

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Luis Obispo Station, Paso Robles Station, or Grover Beach Station. Central Coast California may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Central Coast California?
Estero Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveler reviews also recommend Simpson House Inn and Spanish Garden Inn as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Central Coast California, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in Central Coast California.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Central Coast California?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Central Coast California, head over to our customer service page.
What are some accommodations with pools in Central Coast California?
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel: 3.5-star hotel located near Pismo Beach Pier. Offers free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort and Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach are a couple of other choices with an onsite pool.
What's it like to stay in Central Coast California?
Travelers to Central Coast California give high marks for the beaches, must-see aquarium, and array of wineries. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its restaurants, cafés, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pismo Beach Pier, and Hearst Castle. In Central Coast California, there are 3160 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Central Coast California?
Cultural venues include Santa Barbara Bowl, Fremont Theater, and Ah Louis Store. Attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Santa Barbara Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Landmarks like Hearst Castle, 17-Mile Drive, and Mystery Spot might be worth a visit.

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