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Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5
651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$94
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,646 reviews)

"Very clean, close to food, shopping and freeway access. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Large clean rooms and breakfast is top notch."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Spyglass Inn
3 out of 5
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$112
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Avila Hot Springs, Margo Dodd Park, and Pirates Cove. Pismo Beach Pier and Pismo Beach Prime ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,011 reviews)

"Location, beautiful ocean view, loved the overall look of hotel property, landscaping, room, easy check in and check out, staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Spyglass Inn
Edgewater Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
280 Wadsworth Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$78
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Offering direct access to the beach, this Downtown motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Beach Campground and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo ...

4/5Very Good! (1,460 reviews)

"Good location walk to beach. Very clean. Staffs are very nice. Little bit noisy at that night. Free parking."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Edgewater Inn And Suites
Motel 6 Pismo Beach
2 out of 5
860 4th Street, US 101 at 4th Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Free Cancellation
$50
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...

3/5 (1,420 reviews)

"Clean, quiet place very good for the price. Good location."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Motel 6 Pismo Beach
Ocean Palms Motel
2.5 out of 5
390 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$58
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and North Beach Campground are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (405 reviews)

"The friendly staff and the clean room as well as the convienent location to restaraunts and the beach"…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Ocean Palms Motel
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5
230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$59
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in the heart of Pismo Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and Price ...

3.4/5 (1,815 reviews)

"I stay here on my business trips everytime. The location is quieter than other hotels in the city. The staff is friendly and accomodating. The jacuzzi and pool are always open and a very nice amenity. I enjoy the thick comforters on their beds. Prices are very reasonable. The hotel is making improvements. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Quality Inn Pismo Beach
Dolphin Cove Motel
2 out of 5
170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$89
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach Campground and Pismo Beach Prime ...

4.1/5Very Good! (395 reviews)

"room was clean staff was nice overall give it a 5 star"…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Dolphin Cove Motel
The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
2121 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$84
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Motel District, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pismo Beach Pier, Margo Dodd Park, and North Beach Campground. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Monarch ...

3.6/5Good! (512 reviews)

"Had a lovely window view of the ocean. Very quiet! Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages
Blue Seal Inn
2 out of 5
230 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA
$48
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Located in Downtown, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pismo Beach Pier, Monarch Butterfly Grove, and North Beach Campground. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...

2.4/5 (331 reviews)

"It was walking distance to everything! And dog freindly! Reasonable room prices. I liked everything"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Blue Seal Inn
Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
490 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$52
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and North Beach Campground are ...

3.5/5Good! (573 reviews)

"Great location! Came to surf and eat good food. Very short walk to the beach and Downtown area. Everyone is nice and Neil at the front desk was very helpful. I'd definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Pismo Beach - Pacific Ocean
2 out of 5
250 Main St, Pismo Beach, CA
$66
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Pier, Monarch Butterfly Grove, and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets. North Beach Campground is ...

3.1/5 (991 reviews)
Great stay!

"Loved how close I was to the beach! My partner and I really enjoyed being able to visit the room and go back out in the town and beach as we pleased. Due to being central to everything I didn’t have to move my car. The room felt cozy and provided us everything that we needed. Highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Motel 6 Pismo Beach - Pacific Ocean
The Palomar Inn
2 out of 5
1601 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA
$65
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Shell Beach, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Margo Dodd Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs. Pirates Cove and ...

3.4/5 (348 reviews)

"Price was right. Property was ok. Bedding was good. Overall property a bit dated"…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

The Palomar Inn
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Cottage Inn By The Sea
Cottage Inn By The Sea
3 out of 5
2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
$87
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.3/5Excellent! (2,008 reviews)

"It was very close to the water, cliff view and spectacular with a table seating for two in the room at the window. It was perfect for having wine by sunset and breakfast by sunrise."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Cottage Inn By The Sea
Inn at the Pier
Inn at the Pier
4 out of 5
601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, CA
$119
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (844 reviews)

"All of the employee are friendly and helpful. The rooms should have more things for disabled person. The toilet is low and should have a bar to help get up. The hotel should have shower portable shower chairs removable shower head"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Inn at the Pier
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
$123
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,212 reviews)

"I LOVED everything. I definitely will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
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Pismo Beach Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 14 low-cost motels in Pismo Beach among the more than 99 hotels and other accommodations. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Pismo Beach has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Pismo Beach Pier in Pismo Beach, as well as Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park in the area.

Fun fact: Motels began in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the weary traveler taking a road trip along America's major roadways. Motels often offer free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' favorite Pismo Beach motels to select from:

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and a manager's reception.

Spyglass Inn

  • A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs.

Ocean Palms Motel

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier.

Motel 6 Pismo Beach

  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier.
  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.

Quality Inn Pismo Beach

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier.
  • Enjoy access to the fitness center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

What to Do in Pismo Beach

In this walkable area, enjoy its scenic seaside and top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing. Those visiting Pismo Beach have good things to say about the cafés.

Here are favorite places in and around Pismo Beach:

  • Pismo Beach Pier
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
  • Morro Bay State Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • North Beach Campground
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve

You'll find these family-friendly attractions in the area:

  • Central Coast Aquarium
  • Mustang Waterpark

Pismo Beach is also known for its:

  • Surfing
  • Excursions
  • Bird watching

Best Time to Visit Pismo Beach

Figure out the ideal time to visit Pismo Beach by checking the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 63° F and nighttime temperatures average 44° F
  • April-June: 66° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 68° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 67° F during the day and 44° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 16.34 inches in a year

How to Get to Pismo Beach and Around the Area

Pismo Beach Transportation
NameTypeDistance
San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) Airport 6.9 mi (11.1 km)
Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) Airport 19.8 mi (31.9 km)

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