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Discover Gorgeous Ocean Views
at Cottage Inn by the Sea

Welcome to the Cottage Inn by the Sea - a Pismo Beach hotel inspired by the English countryside. Nestled in a scenic oceanfront location with spectacular views, our charming architecture is set against the dramatic backdrop of the lapping waves and golden bluffs of the great Pacific Ocean. Here, guests of our relaxing ocean view hotel in Pismo Beach can select from 80 ocean or garden view hotel rooms with cozy fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and ocean or garden views.

Explore the surrounding area and see Pismo Beach treasures like the Oceano Dunes and Monarch Butterfly Cove, or head downtown to scope out many boutiques, surf shops, cafes, and spas. Just a short drive away, Cottage Inn guests have access to vibrant Central Coast wineries, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, must-play golf courses, and the legendary Hearst Castle.

What Sets Us Apart

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Seaside Wedding Celebrations

Say I Do on the oceanfront bluffs of Pismo Beach, with the sparkling Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. 

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Cottage Style Comfort

With in-room fireplaces, coffee makers, and panoramic views, our cozy rooms are the perfect place to stay in Pismo Beach.

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Oceanfront Beauty

Bask in the charm of quaint, cottage-style accommodations and amenities with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Family Fun

From scenic parks in Shell Beach to surfing at Pismo Pier, guests can take advantage of exciting nearby attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

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Minutes from Downtown Pismo

With its Central Coast location off Highway 1, Cottage Inn by the Sea is just a 10-minute walk away from the Pismo Beach Pier and downtown area.

Featured Offers
Just For You


Everyone deserves a long weekend now and then. Stay a little longer and save even more when you book 3 or more consecutive nights with us.

Promo Code: SLS1

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*Website exclusive offer. Subject to availability. Minimum 3-night stay. Promo code: SLS1

Our Guests Say It Best

Bed by the sea

The view was fabulous right out over Pismo and the ocean. Beds were comfortable, and the room was clean. Staff was lovely and helpful, and it was a lovely place to stay.
- 1stHappytraveller

Our anniversary

This is truly a wonderful Hotel. The rooms are clean and beautiful. The grounds are impeccably kept, and the view cannot be beat.
- Paul T

The view was spectacular

A fantastic hotel on a cliff right on the beach. The place looked new, and the room was huge and very clean.
- Kaz

Great guest service, clean beautiful rooms, and awesome property!

This has been my favorite place to stay in Pismo for years! Thank you Kayla and Devin, awesome management!
- Scott F

Guest Rooms
Cozy Lodging
by the Sea

Choose between 80 well-appointed guest rooms designed in the spirit of the English countryside. Each guest room at Cottage Inn by the Sea - including accessible room types - is made complete with a fireplace, mini-refrigerator, and microwave.

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Meetings & Events
Great for Meetings & Groups

With two comfortable venues, picturesque outdoor space, and delightful accommodations with free WiFi and on-site parking, Cottage Inn by the Sea is the best destination for your next meeting or event in Pismo Beach.

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See the Very Best
of Pismo Beach

During your stay in Pismo Beach, take in the sights of classic California with a stroll along our golden beaches, or gaze upon scenic bluff tops and coves. Dramatic sunsets are second to none here, as are fun vacation activities.