Known for its wide, white sand beaches, Pismo Beach is conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California’s central coast.
We researched more than 50 hotels in Pismo Beach—using location price, amenities and reviews—to bring you the best affordable lodging options in the city.
OCEAN PALMS MOTEL
From $80/ night
Guests love this property’s stellar location just 300 meters from Pismo Beach pier and a short drive to California Polytechnic State University. Amenities include HBO, an outdoor heated pool and free wifi. The hotel is also pet friendly. Continental breakfast is included in the price.
SEACREST OCEANFRONT HOTEL
From $269/ night
Guests can enjoy luxurious amenities such as a rooftop terrace, beautiful patios, three hot tubs, fire pits, grills and wine and beer delivery at this oceanfront resort. Each room includes a microwave, refrigerator, flat screen television and iPod docking station. Free wifi and continental breakfast are included in the price.
THE CLIFFS RESORT
From $305/ night
This property has everything you need to relax: a full-service spa, 24-hour gym, hot tub, outdoor pool and a sauna. You can also order room service from Marisol, the on-site Latin restaurant, which also has live entertainment. The hotel provides airport and Amtrak shuttle service and free wifi is included in the price.
From $162/ night
Located just off Highway 101, this property is convenient to several nearby tourist attractions. Pismo State Beach and Le Sage Riviera Golf Course are 10 minutes away by car, and Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve is five miles away. All rooms have cable, free wifi and a refrigerator. An on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
TIDES OCEANVIEW INN AND COTTAGES
From $171/ night
One of the most popular choices in Pismo Beach, these charming cottages sit atop a bluff with outstanding ocean views. With just 23 rooms, guests will enjoy a quiet, serene atmosphere and privacy. The mostly-white décor makes for a crisp, clean feel. Wifi and cable are in every room.