The high tide tonight at Shell Beach gave us quite a show. There was a large pod of dolphins off shore and birds flying and diving into the water everywhere; the Pelicans were my favorite to watch. Usually we come here during low tide to explore the pools, but this was a different experience and one not to be missed. Pelican hill Harbor seal hanging out on a rock. Best way to get up close is a kayak tour to the sea caves. According to Wikipedia; Another beautiful #sunset in #PismoBeach Resident Pelican!
#blue A fave spot to wander the beach or just nap on the warm sand, sometimes I'll even fly a kite! Another great Pismo sunset!
#BeachBound Abundance of sand dollars today! We made sure none were alive, of course. :) Stop by Pismo Beach off the Pacific Coast Highway for a stunning #sunset. On Sundays the locals light fires and gather with food and drinks on the #beach. It's a great little hidden place to the a week of travel. #california #roadtrip #beach #ocean #roadtrip #waterlust Boardwalk out to the dunes. The sunset was perfect tonight. Enjoyed a great dinner at Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach - make sure you time the booking for sunset! The most perfect sunset happened last night... Some of the loveliest sunsets ever! Sunset at Pismo Beach,Ca Shell Beach. This hidden gem can be accessed from the Cliffs Resort and Marisol parking lot (there are designated spots for beach parking). 69th annual Clam Festival! I like this laid back beach. #pismobeach #beachhopper #beachbum #palmtrees #centralcali #centralcalifornia #daytrip #roadtrip #sand #sandcastleinn Breathtaking view. Love these sunsets! Beachcomber I really like neon! This is a great old sign. View of the beach after coming over the dune out of the RV park. The view near Shell Beach Walking along Pismo Beach #pismobeach #beachhopper #beachbum #pointbreak #centralcali #centralcalifornia #beach #residents #wintergoers A must in this quiet little ocean town. This stairwell took me to a beautiful little stretch of beach below Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort.
Great tide-pools! Many years ago the Stairway was a bridge to the roadway. Now that a trending restaurant is next to it there are plans to repair it in the coming years. Massive tree that eroded off of the cliff and onto Shell Beach due to the intense rainfall the state had this season! Ye-Haw!
Neon outside the surf shop by the pier. This is a rib sampler. A must try. This years Clam Festival Clam Art! Miles and miles of dunes! Great place to fly a kite and watch wind surfing on a breezy day. Rent a sand vehicle and get a little rowdy with the local Whenever I head through the Central Coast of California, I always try to make a stop at Pismo Beach Pier. It's great for sunsets, people watching, or fishing off the pier.
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#AmazonDestinations #Spon Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach. Four wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicles are recommended for driving on the beach and to the camping and off-highway vehicle use areas in the park. This is one of the more popular beaches in Pismo, but the pier is worth the crowd. Sunset over Pismo Beach. #beachbound Love the view from up the stairs. View from my parking space at the resort. Amazing sunset at the beach. #sunset #californiacoast #beachbound #palmtrees All my favorite beaches have one thing in common, super soft sand. #beach #pismobeach #california
Tip: If you love collecting #sanddollars, be sure to walk along this beach. It has a treasure trove of them. Beach sunsets are the best 😍 Another beautiful overlook along the Pacific coastline. Great place for chowder. Sitting on the beach by he pier. Watching the world go by.
#BeachBound Saw The monarch butterflies hibernating . Clustered in one of the trees at Pismo Beach. Cowboys guide to life...
Unique place.. She's a master of her native Thailand! The owner is right there cooking for you. The wait staff are accommodating and quick, knowledgeable of the food! Must try. Good, long hike with pretty stations to view landscapes of Pismo Red sky after he sunset!
#BeachBound The Fun place to go
on Saturday night. Not a brewery, just a restaurant and bar. Sat in the bar - Good service and really good appetizers, highly recommend the Poke and chips, and the Brussel Sprouts.
Bummed that we are missing the clam festival. An RV decorated in a Some of the best Sushi around! Friendly place and fun entertainment! Setting sun Quaint little place for a coffee and breakfast. ☕️🍳 View from above Pismo Beach. #PismoBeach Rugged beach. I'm a sucker for weird stuff. Dinosaur cave park was no exception. We had to stop A park with an ocean view. Beach access from Cliff Resort. Some stair access were closed. One of the many coves at Pismo Beach, California. Beautiful Panoramic views are the Shell Beach, California Looking towards the city of Pismo Beach from this beautiful city park. Don't know about the food, but the neon was cool. Pismo Beach Pier - spectacular views and a great place to watch surfers hitting the waves. A great stop if you are driving the PCH.
Vegan delicacy! If not, the rest is Grass Fed and Organic! Cool small town place View from our hotel at Pismo Beach Nice Flat Water - cool Breeze no people - it works.
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Get an overview of this hotelCape Cod-style beach getaway on an ocean bluff

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

California coastline

In the peaceful coastal community of Pismo Beach, this intimate all-suite inn is 1 mile from the pier and 100 yards from a staircase with direct access to a golden-sand beach.

Breakfast with a view

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each day in Pismo Lighthouse Suites' oceanview dining room with wraparound deck. Spa services, a family play area, and an outdoor pool are also available.

Balconies or patios

Pismo Lighthouse Suites guestrooms open to balconies or patios with ocean or courtyard views, and have premium bedding, in-room safes, desks, microwaves, compact refrigerators, 2 bathrooms, 2 TVs with digital televisions service, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Languages Spoken

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In the seaside community of Pismo Beach, this Cape Cod-style hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A staircase with 101 steps, 100 yards away, leads to a swimming beach. Originally built in 1994, the property underwent renovations in 2003.

Recreation at Pismo Lighthouse Suites includes an ocean view outdoor pool with spa tub, a fitness room, picnic area and a family play deck with a putting green, badminton court, and a life-size chess set. Use of equipment is complimentary (subject to availability). Spa services can be arranged in guest suites or a private treatment room for a surcharge. A meeting room (860 square feet) and audio-visual equipment are available. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Guests can take advantage of a soothing spa treatment during their Pismo Beach vacation, either in the comfort of your guestroom or in the on-site spa treatment room.

An oceanview room with a wraparound patio is the setting for a complimentary daily buffet breakfast that includes make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit, and Seattle's Best Coffee.

This hotel is entirely smoke-free. Laundry service is also available.

  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1994 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 860 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 70 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Patio 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Second bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided from 7 AM to 10 AM each morning in an oceanview room with wraparound deck and includes make-your-own waffles, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, juice, tea, and Seattle's Best coffee.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Ventana Grill

Marie Callender's

F. McLintock's

Steamers of Pismo

Rosa's Italian Restaurant

Nearby Things to Do

An ocean-view, outdoor pool with sun loungers and spa tub are open year-round. On the family play and sports deck, use of equipment for the putting green, Ping-Pong table, badminton court, and life-size chess set is complimentary (subject to availability). Activities offered nearby include yoga and Pilates classes, bird watching, racquetball, tennis, and volleyball. Bicycle and moped rentals are also close by.

Beach access, 100 yards from the hotel, is available via a staircase with 101 steps. The golden-sand beach is considered safe for swimming. Popular water sports include sailing, motor boating, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Arrangements can be made for fishing expeditions and seasonal whale-watching excursions. Pismo Beach State Golf Course, 2.5 miles from the hotel, is open to the public.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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