Pismo Beach

Spyglass Inn

Randi Redmon
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Why We Love It

  • Modern oceanfront inn with beachy-chic decor
  • Shell Beach is a 20-minute walk away -- watch the pelicans, cormorants and seagulls swoop and dive
  • Private outdoor space for every ocean-facing room lets you take in the scenic views in comfort
  • Short drive to downtown Pismo Beach and the area’s eateries and boutiques

Map & Directions

The Spyglass Inn is approximately 15 minutes by car from San Luis Obispo Regional Airport. Direct flights are available to here from Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. A taxi is approximately $40 plus gratuity.

Rooms & Rates

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The Spyglass Inn is just north of Pismo Beach, right off the famed scenic curves of Highway 101. The hotel is set back from the bluffs overlooking Shell Beach, with awe-inspiring panoramas of both the sea and the mountains.

The dramatic view is what attracts most people to this classic California beach town, and each ocean-facing room has a private balcony or patio space to sit and take it all in. Pelicans, cormorants and seagulls are abundant here and can often be seen swooping and circling as they search for a tasty ocean snack.

The former motel is made up of a three-story main building and an attached two-story building that snakes around the curves of the natural landscape. The hotel was completely renovated to a contemporary beach look. Graphic patterned wallpapers in ocean blues and sandy browns cover the walls of the lobby and rooms, while natural wood eaves and beams add a rustic vibe.

Curl up by the large stone fireplace as you plan your day using the free Wi-Fi. Choose between a walk down to the beach, a visit to Dinosaur Caves Park for the kids to play, or a 10-minute drive to downtown Pismo where tourists and locals alike stroll through town.

If you don’t like the feel of sand between your toes, the hotel has a heated outdoor pool, perfect for cooling off. After taking a dip, grab lunch at the hotel’s California casual restaurant, open for three meals a day.



  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Up to two children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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