Neighbouring each other along the southern San Luis Obispo coastline in California, in the gateway to the region’s famed wine country, the small cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach combine a pleasing mix of laidback beach vibes with character and charm. In historic Arroyo Grande, its quaint, historic centre hums with activity thanks to a bustling shopping and dining scene, while Grover Beach’s sandy shoreline attracts a steady stream of sun worshippers and water sports fans.
There are several accommodation options in both Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach catering to every budget and taste. To help find the right one for you, we’ve done some research and picked out 5 hotels varying in location, price, amenities and style. We hope you find our selection useful.
From $114/ night
Situated in the heart of Arroyo Grande, this stylish boutique hotel offers a delightful mix of warm hospitality and sustainable design. Inspired by the craftsmanship and history of downtown Arroyo Grande but with a distinctive modern twist, each of the spacious, tastefully designed guest rooms and suites feature ultra-comfy, high-end tempur pedic beds that guarantee a good night’s sleep after a day of exploration, and some also come with private patios and Jacuzzi tubs. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a fitness centre, a business centre, a heated outdoor pool, a communal hot tub, and complimentary continental breakfasts served each morning. Free private parking is available for guests arriving in their own cars and a 24-hour front desk is on hand with tips about the local area and excursions further afield. A number of antique shops, acclaimed eateries, and noteworthy wineries are all within walking distance.
From $289/ night
Perched on a Arroyo Grande hilltop looking out over some of California’s finest vineyards, this charming hotel combines a privileged location with some great amenities. There’s an outdoor swimming pool set in a tranquil garden, a dining room serving breakfasts and dinners, and a quaint patio area where guest can relax and unwind. Each elegant and uniquely decorated guest room features a TV and iPod docking station, a fridge, and outdoor decking affording stunning countryside views. Talley Vineyards & Bishop’s Peak Winery is within comfortable walking distance.
From $112/ night
Part of the renowned Holiday Inn chain of affordable hotels, this 2-star property is positioned just off a major highway in Grover Beach, making it convenient for guests travelling by car. Notable on-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a cozy fireplace in the lobby, and a well-equipped business centre. Guest rooms are furnished in stylish dark woods and come with a balcony, free WiFi, a TV, a fridge, and a coffee machine. Hot buffet breakfasts are served each morning. Pismo State Beach is 4 miles away from the hotel.
From $128/ night
A heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a business centre, and an on-site laundrette are among the amenities at this upscale Arroyo Grande hotel. There’s also 24-hour reception and hot breakfasts served each morning. As for the guest rooms, each one is decked out with chic wood furnishings and comes with free WiFi, cable TV, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Families with kids will enjoy the proximity of the acclaimed DOC Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, which is a few minutes away by car, and retail therapy can also be found nearby at the Premium Outlets outdoor shopping complex.
From $71/ night
Situated about 20-minutes by foot from the sandy shore of Pismo Beach, this budget hotel in Grover Beach is ideally placed for enjoying the city’s outdoor leisure spots. There’s free WiFi in all areas of the property and for guests arriving in their own transport there’s also free private on-site parking. Guest rooms are basic but comfortable, and contain a private bathroom, a TV, a fridge, a microwave, and a work desk. For golfing fans, Pismo Beach State Golf Course is one mile away.