Retro-Chic Beachfront Hotel Overlooking Pismo Beach Cliffs and Sand Dunes
Located on top of a bluff along California’s central coast, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel offers panoramic views of sand dunes, cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and even gray whales during migration season. SeaCrest’s RoofTop Terrace has the best views, along with couches and lounge chairs for enjoying the mild temperatures. At lobby level, there’s a heated pool, three hot tubs, and fire pits. The hotel sits on 5 acres of park-like land, with a short walk to sandy Pismo Beach.
Decorated with retro patterns and bright splashes of orange and yellow, the hotel pays homage to the ’60s and ’70s, yet modern furnishings and amenities—including flat-panel high-definition TVs, Keurig coffee makers, and iPod docking stations—keep it from feeling like a time warp. Rooms are fresh and energizing, especially the deluxe oceanfront units, where sunglow-yellow walls complement the blue of the ocean just outside. Each room features a furnished terrace and is just steps from the pool and fire pits.
In the morning, a complimentary continental breakfast includes coffee and hot chocolate; fresh-baked cookies are available the rest of the day. For a full meal, make the short walk or ride a bike to downtown Pismo Beach.
Pismo Beach, California: Seaside Surf Town Close to Wine Country
Located along the Central California coast about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pismo Beach enjoys 315 days of sunshine each year and temperatures ranging from 66 to 84 degrees. The weather is ideal for surfing and sunbathing along the 23-mile white-sand coast. Visitors also enjoy hiking the Oceano Dunes and exploring tide pools.
The warm weather and misty mornings provide great conditions for winemaking in the nearby Edna Valley. With one of California’s longest growing seasons, the region has some of the state’s best wineries, producing large quantities of chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah.