Good hotel on the beach A review of SeaVenture Hotel
Visited this hotel for 2-nights on the way up the coast to SF. Did not know what to expect, but were impressed. Architecturally 'interesting' looking from the outside, but more conventional inside - good sized, pleasantly decorated rooms, which are clean and modern with v. comfortable beds, bar area with sink, and a medium-sized balcony for checking out the views (with hot tub!). What most reviews do not seem to mention is the excellent restaurant on the top floor - either sit at the tapas bar, or book a table in the adjoining restaurant. Both options have fabulous views over the beach to the sunset, with good seafood menus and a good wine-list, including local central-coast wines. Pismo beach is an unpretentious place and this is reflected in the hotel - very well run, with friendly staff, and relaxed atmosphere. Loved the breakfast basket which was delivered to the room in the morning - nice touch. My only gripe is that half the rooms with 'sea view' actually face sideways, and look onto a quiet residential street - the sea view is there, but off to one side. Which is not quite as good as the rooms on the front looking directly over the beach, but is more sheltered if the wind is blowing - your choice!