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Edgewater Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
280 Wadsworth Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"Clean room with a lot of amenities at a great location."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

Edgewater Inn And Suites
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5
651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $106 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,522 reviews)

"Beautiful and great customer service! We love the fact that the hotel is pet friendly and it’s very clean. We loved the room! It has a living room completely separated from my he room which worked great for my husband I when we needed to work “from home”. We are definitely coming back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Spyglass Inn
3 out of 5
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $97 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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 Monarch Butterfly ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,014 reviews)

"I liked the fire pits, the proximity to the Shell Beach, and the big queen beds. I didn’t like that the room didn’t have temperature control."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Spyglass Inn
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Dolphin Cove Motel
2 out of 5
170 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

4/5Very Good! (557 reviews)

"everyone has ocean view, office closes early and ice machine is located in there. The place was very clean a little outdated but still very comfy."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dolphin Cove Motel
Ocean Palms Motel
2.5 out of 5
390 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

4.2/5Very Good! (669 reviews)

"The hotel was clean and comfortable. It is within walking distance to the beach. I’d stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Ocean Palms Motel
Premier Inns Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5
555 Camino Mercado, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Arroyo Grande, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grover Heights Park, Pismo Beach Pier, and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve ...

3.1/5 (949 reviews)

"THE PEOPLE DIDNT ASK YOU OR FORCE ANY RULES BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST THEY ARE PET FRIENDLY.. ITS PROBABLY THE BEST PRICE AND BEST SERVICE HANDS DOWN.."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Premier Inns Pismo Beach
Motel 6 Pismo Beach, CA
2 out of 5
860 4th Street, US 101 at 4th Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $46 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve, Pismo Beach Pier, and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...

3.1/5 (994 reviews)

"Really decent place to stay with friends or family."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Motel 6 Pismo Beach, CA
Aloha Inn
2 out of 5
611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $70 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swinging Bridge, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, and Heritage House Museum and Gardens. Clark ...

3.9/5Good! (997 reviews)
Nice stay

"This will be our second time staying at the Aloha Inn and we have enjoyed our stay both times. The outside doesn't look too nice, a little run down but the indoors looks pretty well kept. I like that rooms include mini fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable also like that there's a table with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Aloha Inn
Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
490 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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

3.5/5Good! (752 reviews)

"Thought the room was great and the service was basic. Location was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
Sea Garden Motel
2 out of 5
340 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

3/5 (95 reviews)
Great stay

"It was great ..the owners r so nice we switched motels to the Sea garden/ from the motel 6 it was awful..so glad we found this motel walking distance from the pier ty for your hospitality Great stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Sea Garden Motel
American Inn Grover Beach
2 out of 5
135 S 5th St, Grover Beach, CA
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The price is $56 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Coast Casino and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Pismo Beach Pier is 1.9 mi (3 km) away. Grover ...

2.4/5 (344 reviews)

"The hotel was simple but upfront about expectations and had a fridge and fan which was nice compared to similar cheap hotels. It smelled a bit like cigarettes but we also had the windows open. The front desk was very nice and accommodating since I needed to check out at 5am"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

American Inn Grover Beach
Motel 6 Pismo Beach - Pacific Ocean
2 out of 5
250 Main St, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $94 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

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 (995 reviews)
Happy

"Loved the location and staff was very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Motel 6 Pismo Beach - Pacific Ocean
Blue Seal Inn
2 out of 5
230 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $120 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

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 (364 reviews)

"5 minute walk to the beach . My children loved it . Spacious room"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Blue Seal Inn
Seaview Inn
2 out of 5
150 North 5th Street, Grover Beach, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Coast Casino and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Pismo Beach Pier is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. Grover ...

3.2/5 (399 reviews)
Good stay

"No problems here. Very close to everything!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Seaview Inn
Arroyo Village Inn
2 out of 5
500 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Swinging Bridge, Heritage House Museum and Gardens, and Clark Center for the Performing ...

3.6/5Good! (536 reviews)

"This is a wonderful place to stay if you're visting San Luis Obispo or the surrounding area. The most noticeable aspect was the extremely cleanliness of the room and especially the bathroom, which was impeccable. All the amenities, from hair dryer to iron to microwave, etc., worked perfectly. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Arroyo Village Inn
The Palomar Inn
2 out of 5
1601 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA
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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 is ...

3.4/5Good! (379 reviews)

"Great location and friendly staff close to the beach and plenty of food and stores"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

The Palomar Inn
Beachcomber Inn
2.5 out of 5
541 Cypress St, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $139 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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

4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Nice Touches

"Updated room with nice touches like Kurig coffee maker, but smaller than expected. Parking very tight for a larger car. Unfortunately quite noisy during the early morning hours with construction and truck noise. It definitely has a more intimate feel than a large motel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Beachcomber Inn
BeachWay Inn
2 out of 5
617 E. Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in the heart of Arroyo Grande, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Monarch Butterfly Grove. Swinging ...

3.2/5 (378 reviews)
Nice comfortable room

"Oh the weather was amazing love the location nice room comfortable I will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

BeachWay Inn
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
150 South 5th Street, Grover Beach, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Coast Casino and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Pismo Beach Pier is 1.9 mi (3 km) away. Grover ...

2.6/5 (458 reviews)

"I’m pretty sure the negative reviews are from ppl who don’t stay in “cheap” motels very often. This place was actually what my children needed and was despite all the nasty reviews NOTHING what they wrote applied. The staff was actually nice ; bringing us a portable heater cause heat wasn’t working. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Pacific Inn
Sea Garden Motel
340 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
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Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets, Pismo Beach Pier, and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Price Anniversary House and ...

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Cottage Inn By The Sea

Cottage Inn By The Sea

3 out of 5
2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $99 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.3/5Excellent! (1,228 reviews)

"The ocean view was beautiful, and staff was friendly! Downside was the pool was filthy and not being cleaned in between reserved uses. Also guests from another hotel were crashing the family reserved pool times."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Cottage Inn By The Sea
Inn at the Pier

Inn at the Pier

4 out of 5
601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $112 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.3/5Excellent! (1,346 reviews)

"I loved the ocean view, it was very clean and staff was courteous. The valet parking goes above and beyond, from what I seen, he’s running around in a suit making sure you get your vehicle in a timely manner, they deserve a raise."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Inn at the Pier
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

3.5 out of 5
2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $119 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,321 reviews)

"Was really nice and clean and great customer service"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

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)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Pismo Beach?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Pismo Beach. Top sights include Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’re likely to find free parking and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Pismo Beach?
Edgewater Inn And Suites: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Spyglass Inn: A restaurant and an outdoor pool are available during your stay, along with room amenities like WiFi. It’s located within a quick 2-minute drive of Avila Hot Springs. Oxford Suites Pismo Beach: Enjoy access to the bar, free breakfast, and laundry facilities. Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Monarch Butterfly Grove. The Tides Oceanview Inn and Cottages: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Free WiFi and a picnic area are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a coffee maker. Dolphin Cove Motel: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels will I find in Pismo Beach?
Expedia has 14 motels in Pismo Beach.
What things can I to do in Pismo Beach?
Take time out to enjoy the scenic seaside in this walkable, relaxing area while you’re sightseeing. Those visiting Pismo Beach like its cafés and restaurants. Must-see local attractions include Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: North Beach Campground, Pismo State Beach, and Margo Dodd Park. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Morro Bay State Park, Boomers! Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum.
What's the weather like in Pismo Beach?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Pismo Beach to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 59°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 54°F. Average annual precipitation for Pismo Beach is 17 inches.
What are my options for getting around Pismo Beach when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Pismo Beach to help you navigate your stay: Fly into San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), which is located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 19.8 mi (31.9 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.