Before you hit the mile-long white sand beach of Pismo, a visit to the Welcome Center will help you to organize your stay so you can get the most out of your visit. The center is next to the Prime Outlets of Pismo Beach, so after you get the lowdown on where to go from the experts, you can pick up a new bathing suit or trendy shades at the outlet mall. The mall is conveniently located right off Highway 101 and 4th St., which is only blocks away from the Pismo State Beach Golf Course, the Amtrak Station at Grover Beach, and the Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve.
Between daybreak and sunset, you can step out of your hotel and into adventure. From horseback riding and a grand exploration at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Wildlife Refuge to wine tasting at one of the many local vineyards, your trip to Pismo will be more than satisfying.
Pismo Beach, CA Has Weather for Goldilocks: “Just Right!”
With only 17 inches of rain annually and no snow, Pismo promises a sunny day 282 days a year. For the year-round average of 70o with a January low of 42o, a sweater should be enough most of the time and too much the rest of the time! If you're looking for a great Instagram or Snapchat picture, Pismo Beach can provide the perfect backdrop at any time. For more serious photographers, the gracious weather will help you make the most of your stay. You can find perfect ocean shots off the Pismo Pier (hold on to your hat; it's a bit windy out there), or on the Pismo Creek Trail. Birdwatchers will love the bird life on the Pismo Creek Trail, which begins at Addie and terminates at the ocean.
Pismo Beach gives you easy access to all the outdoor activities that the perfect climate typically allows year-round. You could begin your day with a kayaking trip after morning coffee, go hiking in the Montana de Oro State Park (a short drive away), visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove, one of the largest areas for wintering Monarch butterflies in the U.S., and end the day on a quiet fishing trip. Or maybe you'll be in the water all day catching the surf on your board and soaking in the sweet California sunshine!
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Pismo Beach, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Pismo Beach, CA. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the best months to stay in Pismo Beach for upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotel Options in Pismo Beach, CA
4 Star Average Prices: $329.14
If you're looking for luxury, the SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant has a lot to offer. For $205 and up per night, you get a wide range of amenities for your travel comfort. The Full Ocean View room offers a king-size featherbed, a fireplace, a private balcony with a hot tub, and a 180o view of the ocean. The Partial Ocean View room also includes a personal hot tub on a private balcony, plush robes, and a wet bar. Other amenities at this hotel include rooms with skylights, complimentary internet, and cable.
The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa has luxurious rooms beginning at $355 per night and suites beginning at $505. The Suites can sleep up to four guests, with cribs and beds available for children. Each suite is equipped with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. Everyone who loves the beach knows the thrill of sand everywhere! Having a washer and dryer right in your suite will make your stay so much more comfortable. In-room massage is also available, there is a heated pool, and the room is easy accessible through exterior corridors. The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is just under two miles to Avila Hot Springs and Margo Dodd Park.
Affordable Hotels in Pismo Beach, CA
3 Star Average Prices: $178.67
The hotels in Pismo Beach offer easy access to Pismo State Beach, which includes a sixty-acre stretch of inviting white sand and mossy rocks, the famous Pismo Beach Pier, volleyball courts, the Harbor Lights Gallery, several parks atop the bluffs, and sporting activities from fishing to kayaking. At the Quality Inn Pismo Beach, rates begin at $89 per night. The hotel features amenities such as a hot breakfast, outdoor pool, and business center. Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge rates vary with the season and can be found as low as $189 per night, but typically run $259 and up. Ocean-view rooms tend to be more expensive, typical of most of the hotels along the coast. Breakfast is included at the Best Western, and there is a pool with magnificent views from the deck, as the hotel sits atop a rocky cliff.
The Spyglass Inn, situated with a beautiful view of the ocean, offers rooms from $159 per night, with averages around the $200 range, depending on the season. Some rooms include a fireplace and a view. There are no rollaway beds available, and breakfast is not included at this hotel. Meeting rooms and screens are available for business. This hotel is about four miles from the Prime Outlets and three miles to downtown.