Frequently Asked Questions

Which hotels in Pismo Beach have nice views?

Located on California’s famous Central Coast, Pismo Beach is a classic California beach town. As such, nearly all its hotels offer ocean views to the west and coastal mountain views to the east. What makes the SeaVenture unique is our location directly on the beach. You don’t have to venture down any cliffs or stairs to be right where the action is – on the beach! Just open your doors, and you’re literally steps away from long stretches of sand and spectacular sunsets.

How much is a hotel in Pismo Beach for tonight?

For two adults, a typical three- or four-star hotel in Pismo Beach ranges from a low of $165 to a high of $325 during the regular season. During the summer and peak travel dates those rates increase considerably, going as high as $530 per night. To check the rates for tonight, you can look here.

How much is a hotel in Pismo Beach for this weekend?

During non-peak seasons two adults can expect to pay $170 to $345 per weekend night for a three- or four-star hotel. That increases to roughly $225 to $600 during the summer high season or peak travel times. To check the rates for this weekend, you can look here.

Is Pismo Beach nice?

Pismo Beach is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the Pacific Coast and 101 Highways. With a population of roughly 8,000, it’s a classic beach town with a small-town feel. Its location in the heart of the Central Coast region makes it an ideal destination for enjoying area wineries, golfing, horseback riding, going four-wheeling on area sand dunes, surfing, or dining by the seaside. With long stretches of white beach and the stunning Pismo Beach pier, the town delivers leisurely strolls, stunning sunsets, and a range of activities for individuals, couples, and families. Hiking is another popular activity, and visitors can look forward to exploring the highly anticipated opening of the Pismo Preserve — coming soon! Other area attractions include the Monarch Butterfly Grove, Oceano Sand Dunes, Pismo Beach Premium Outlets, and dozens of area wineries. In a nutshell, yes, it’s nice!

How far is San Luis Obispo from Pismo Beach?

San Luis Obispo is a quick, 10-mile drive from Pismo Beach, and many visitors take advantage of this close proximity to visit the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Farmer’s Market, and charming downtown. Others venture a little further to visit Hearst Castle, visit the elephant seals, or travel to wine country.

Does Pismo Beach have a pier?

Yes. The Pismo Beach Pier was recently renovated, and its long wooden structure is visible from many of the local hotels and resorts. The pier is surrounded by a 60-acre regional beach and promenade, with access to public restrooms, sand showers, volleyball courts, children’s play equipment, benches, and drinking fountains. There is a parking lot adjacent to the pier and at the end of Addie Street that includes handicapped parking. You can walk from the SeaVenture Beach Hotel to the Pismo Pier in just a few minutes.

How can I find hotels near me?

There are multiple ways to find hotels near you. One easy way is to go to Google Maps and type in a destination or city name. Then, type in “nearby hotels” to see a range of options. Most map apps on smartphones also offer an option of searching nearby hotels. Searching travel services, like or, is another method.

Which hotels in Pismo Beach provide outdoor tennis?

The Shore Cliff Hotel and Pismo Lighthouse Suites both offer tennis courts, which must be reserved. In addition, there are public tennis courts available in Pismo Beach, including the Palisades Park courts.

What hotels in Pismo Beach are situated directly on the beach?

There are only two hotels in Pismo Beach that are directly on the beach — just walk out your hotel door and you’re there! One is our very own SeaVenture Beach Hotel and Restaurant, and the other is the Sandcastle Hotel.

What are the best hotels near Oceano Dunes Preserve?

The Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve is a popular tourist destination on the Central Coast that runs adjacent to two small towns, Grover Beach and Oceano. Visitors to the area usually stay in nearby Pismo Beach, which serves as the tourist and accommodation hub for the region. There are dozens of hotels to choose from, most featuring cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean, and some, like SeaVenture, that offer beachfront access.

What restaurants are near Pismo Beach?

There are more than two dozen restaurants in Pismo Beach alone, from bars and grills to the finest seafood restaurants. Some of the local favorites include Giuseppe’s and Splash Café. Here at the SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant, we have among the most highly-acclaimed Pismo Beach restaurants. Guests can view breathtaking sunsets from our third-floor restaurant, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We serve contemporary coastal cuisine using locally harvested produce, meats, and seafood.

Are there Pismo Beach restaurants with an ocean view?

Of the more than two dozen restaurants in Pismo Beach, roughly seven of them offer some sort of true ocean view. Those include the Ventana Grill, the Oyster Loft, and the SeaVenture Restaurant with our panoramic third-floor ocean views. There are additional restaurants in nearby Shell Beach, Avila Beach, and Grover Beach that feature ocean views.

Are there restaurants near the Pismo Beach Pier?

A popular tourist attraction, the Pismo Beach Pier has approximately 10 nearby restaurants within easy walking distance. Those include the Somerset Grill, Wooly’s and, of course, our own SeaVenture Restaurant where Chef Casey Walcott prepares seasonal menus, featuring the finest ingredients, locally sourced.

What is the best meeting venue in Pismo Beach?

There are a variety of venues to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for and the size of your party. Many area hotels offer meeting space, as well as area businesses such as the Avila Beach Community Center and the Four Sisters Ranch Vineyards & Winery. At SeaVenture, we offer meeting rooms and outdoor terraces for board meetings, retreats, seminars, and more. Our expansive ocean views bring a whole new level of sophistication to group events, with options ranging from 35 to 80 people. See our event facilities and floor plans for details.