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Spyglass Inn

3-star3 stars
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449, United States of America

Waterfront motel with outdoor pool, near Avila Hot Springs
  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
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Good internet service
Great location
Great room
Tasty breakfast
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Spyglass Inn

from £129
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Ocean View
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial View

What’s around Spyglass Inn


  • On the waterfront
  • Avila Hot Springs (33-minute walk)
  • Margo Dodd Park (32-minute walk)
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • North Beach Campground - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Avila Beach Community Center - 4.3 mi / 7 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 14-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 29-min drive
  • Grover Beach Station 9-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 13-min drive
  • Guadalupe Station 26-min drive
  • Free self-parking
  • Free parking nearby

About Spyglass Inn

Beachfront hotel with ocean-view restaurant, outdoor pool

Steps from the surf

Perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the March 2015 renovated Spyglass Inn is a 2-minute walk from the sand, surf, and sunsets of Shell Beach and a 2-minute drive off Highway 101. The Pismo Beach Pier is 4 miles south, and Edna Valley wineries are about 10 miles inland.

Hearst Castle, aquarium

Hearst Castle, a scenic hour's drive, is an architectural treasure filled with art from around the world, and tours are offered daily. Sea life in Avila Bay is on display and in touch pools at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach, a 7-minute drive.

Heated pool and hot tub

The Spyglass Inn Restaurant serves up California cuisine and local wines, complemented by spectacular ocean views - you might even spy a whale from the heated patio. There's a hot tub and outdoor pool for a relaxing dip, and beach umbrellas for picnics and naps in the sand.

Free WiFi, premium TV

The 82 spacious rooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels; some rooms feature oceanview balconies. You can listen to your own tunes on the iPod® docking station, enjoy a snack from the mini-fridge, and brew a cup of gourmet java in the coffeemaker.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 82 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 569
  • Conference space size (meters) - 53
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Built in 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Spyglass Inn Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specialises in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


On Site

  • Spa tub


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spyglass Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Spyglass Inn Pismo Beach
  • Spyglass Inn
  • Spyglass Pismo Beach
  • Spyglass Hotel Pismo Beach


  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Optional extras

    Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 6 and USD 20 for children (approximately)

    Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 10.00 per night (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.6 From 878 reviews

    Spyglass Inn
    Highly recommend
    Absolutely wonderful stay. Hotel is perfect and the location is fantastic!
    Nicole, gb2 night romance trip
    Spyglass Inn
    Lovely location.
    A really nice hotel. Doesn't look all that as you enter the courtyard/car park area but that is deceptive. Our rooms were on the Beachfront side of the property. Very nice sized room with doors leading to a patio looking out over the sea. The room had a King-size bed that was soooooo comfortable it was almost indecent. The Hotel has a number of "Firepits" in front of the beach. These are lit in the evening and are a great place to meet with friends and have a drink as the night draws in. Nice Bar and restaurant with a number of other eating places nearby.
    Kevin, gb1 night trip with friends
    Spyglass Inn
    good for away from it all rekaxation
    Enjoyed our stay. Reception staff very helpful. Great views from hotel restaurant. Only problem bit far away from main town
    , gb1 night romance trip
    Spyglass Inn
    Very Good8.0
    spyglass Inn.
    Only one night. Room was very nice inside but some with sea view much better externally. Bit outside Pismo so car required as not a lot of activity close. Inn on site has lovely views of bay.
    , gb1 night trip
    Spyglass Inn
    Very Good8.0
    Pismo Dunes
    Room overlooked corridor and pool/car park area. We could also see the sea. Although room was on road side, it didn't have a window in that direction and so no road noise. Sea View rooms cost considerably more for August but 2nd floor had lovely views. Nice pool area with Jacuzzi. Fridge and tea/coffee maker in room. Nice bathroom area. Comfy beds and nice spacious rooms. Nice restaurant connected to hotel with nice views out to sea - busy around late afternoon until sunset. We went to Pismo to quad bike on the dunes. August is busy and we were there at a weekend. I dragged my kids out of bed at 7 to arrive by 8 (3-4 miles drive from hotel). It still took until 10 for us to be setting off on the dunes. It was an excellent move - as by the time we were getting back the beach was packed out. Large queues to be sorted onto bikes and transport across beach was full (empty when we went out). It was also hot then and VERY busy on the dunes - not good for safety. So set the alarm - it's worth it!
    , gb2 night family trip

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