Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach

Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach

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4.5
#2 of 10 hotels in Cayucos
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
The only hotel between Monterey and Pismo Beach located directly on the beach. Family owned and operated since 1981. Fully updated, our beach-front building has full ocean views and our main building has varying views. Enjoy staying downtown and close to the pier. Pet friendly. Room amenities include complimentary toiletries, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and hair dryer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Wifi
Vending machine
Patio
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Room features
Private beach
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1605
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 79 out of 100
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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
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travelgirl7072015 wrote a review Jan 2020
Vallejo, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Shoreline Inn is clean and comfortable with genuinely friendly staff. We had the extra special surprise of 2 hours of whale watching from our balcony, that is furnished with 2 chairs and small table, so bring your binoculars. We had brought ours for watching the elephant seals at San Blas.The included Continental Breakfast with a nice selection was a plus. There were usb ports on both sides of the king bed. They recycle their lightly stained towels for pet use and are hung by the door. Further, they provide black hand towels for use in removing make-up as well as make-up remover packaged towelettes. Our bed was comfortable and there are extra blankets if needed. The bathroom is utilitarian but well-sized and extra towels are provided. In all; everything one needs.I can easily understand why the Shoreline experiences so much repeat business.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Shoreline I, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Thank you for your detailed review. Whales are so majestic and it's quite awesome when they're passing through or feeding in our bay. The staff tries to think of those "little" things that might provide for a more comfortable and memorable stay at the Shoreline; we so appreciate when they're noticed. Many of our guests become family and it warms our hearts to call them "regulars." Sincerely, Laila Kollmann
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Leah M wrote a review Aug 2020
San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spectacular location! We stayed in Room 122, a queen and a full bed. The only thing separating the room from the ocean is a small wall and a grassy area--we left our sliding glass door open all night and heard the waves...wonderful. My only issue is: I understand we are living with covid, so the breakfast service has been eliminated. We had just come from the Sequoias and also a stay on Catalina Island, and every hotel has adapted their breakfast service (example: delivering it to your room, etc). For the price, I had expected that they would find some way to give you breakfast as other hotels have managed it quite nicely. That being said, perhaps it is done to encourage you to buy breakfast from local businesses, which we did. There is a great coffee place just across the street. There is a coffee maker in the room. Use your own water if you can, because the taste of the coffee made with tap water was un-drinkable. Two very MINOR issues, none of which would deter me from staying there again! Like I said, location is UNBEATABLE. And dog friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Liked the lower floor as you walk right out to the beach!!
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Response from Shoreline Inn, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your thoughts. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and our amazing Cayucos beach. At the moment, serving or delivering breakfast is not an option on our property and we're exploring options for the future. Thank you for your patience and checking out other breakfast places in town. We hope the restaurant list given to you at arrival was of assistance. We hope you come again and thank you for being our guest! Sincerely, Laila Kollmann
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58Laurel wrote a review Jan 2020
Orange, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming here for over 30 years. It seems to improve every time we visit. Our room always has special touches....coffee and tea, wine glasses, bottle opener etc. This has become our favorite vacation spot.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Upstairs in the back....
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Response from Shoreline I, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Wow - 30 years! You are truly a "regular" and have seen a lot of changes. Thank you for noticing them. Next February (2021) we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. Sincerely, Laila Kollmann
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Lori M wrote a review Jun 2020
Oceanside, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this trip as a “safe” getaway from being stuck in our home for months during Covid. The Inn got wonderful reviews and we love the rustic beach. We booked it because it was dog friendly on a dog friendly beach. Boy, nothing could be further from the truth.

First of all, we booked a room on the first floor so we could take our dogs out our patio door for walks and to the beach. There is a nice grassy area, but absolutely NO privacy between your room and those next to you. There were several dogs staying there and our dogs had the nerve to bark at the other dogs, who, by the way, barked at our dogs. Dogs are supposed to be on lead, but several weren’t.

Then we had to deal with children looking IN OUR room to look at our dogs, so they barked. Talk about invasion of privacy! The room was very small, so when they looked in our room, they could see everything!

We had people yelling at us to clean up our dog’s poop, when they hadn’t even pooped!

Even though it was during Covid, most guests weren’t wearing masks, but wanted to pet our dogs.

The worse part was being told by the front desk clerk that there had been complaints about our dogs barking. Yes, our dogs bark at times, but a dog friendly hotel should know this. Our dogs were barking at people running across the yard because they wanted to play but were tied to our chairs, per the hotels rules.

Besides the dog issues, the hotel is no more than a two star hotel. The location is the only thing going for it. The rooms are small, no storage and super crappy coffee maker.

There was no housekeeping because of Covid, but we were not given any extra garbage bags or a broom to sweep the sand out of the room.

You can check my Trip Advisor record. I have only written good reviews. This place is so not dog friendly that I had to write this review. We got the feeling that if you are a “regular”, you can do anything. Save your money and get an Airbnb. The beach is not worth this mess of an Inn.

As I write this, we are waiting for the manager to call us. We are leaving early and the desk clerk said they won’t refund the two nights we aren’t staying. The manager has not called us, so I guess they don’t care about us or our unhappiness with our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shoreline Inn, Owner at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Dear guest, I met with your party personally and listened to your comments and I appreciate you listening to mine. We did honor your request to leave early and did not charge additional nights. We wish you the best in finding the place that makes you happy. Most sincerely, Laia Kollmann
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Snake6390 wrote a review Nov 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms have been updated recently. Unfortunately, the hotel staff have gone out of their way to eliminate a lot of things that made this place great, thinking slightly improved rooms give them full authority to jerk you around.

Breakfast disappeared during covid and never reappeared. It should be back by now.

The new TVs cannot be set to input modes at all. This is one of the only hotels that actually deactivated the button. Call the front desk and they tell you get lost. Want to stream something off a Roku/laptop or play a video game in the room? Too bad. Your only option is bad cable with commercials.

The property also began outright refusing any late checkouts without charging at least an additional $50 fee. This was only an issue previously on busy weekends and summertime. They're now doing it on nearly empty weekdays in November.

At this point, I'd go elsewhere, lots of options in the Cayucos/Morro Bay area. If the hotel can go back to the way things were they will be worth the money.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ira P wrote a review Mar 2020
Albuquerque, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rate the trip as five stars. The room was clean, on the beach and quiet so one could hear the ocean. The room was efficiently cleaned each day. The staff was friendly and helpful especially in recommending a restaurant when most were closed. We would definitely recommend the Cayucos Shoreline Inn as a place to stay and relax.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the ocean.
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Response from Shoreline I, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded May 23, 2020
I so appreciate your review. You stayed when all of sudden life was changed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our restaurants are now open, either for take-out, delivery, and/or dine outside. We hope you come back for another relaxing stay! Sincerely, Laila Kollmann
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SunandSandMike wrote a review Sep 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish the system would allow me to give this inn a strong 4.5/5 because it was really charming. No AC, which probably isn’t needed most of the time. It was a little warm in Sept., but still wasn’t bad. Oceanfront rooms are a bit small, but they are nicely remodeled and kept in good condition (as was the entire property). It was nice to walk out of the room and be beachfront! Everyone we encountered was friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had to make one small change to our reservation early on and it was handled with ease. We also had a phone call the week out to confirm and then another one the day of arrival. I wish all hotels were like this…Everyone at the hotel, employees and guests, seemed to be dog lovers. It really was SUPER dog friendly. Many of the guests seemed to be repeat visitors.

The hotel was in an excellent area that allowed us to explore Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Cambria with ease. Not being familiar with the area, the Shoreline Inn seemed to be a good pick and it lived up to our expectations. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Room Tip: Larger rooms are in the front building, furthest from the ocean.
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Richard U wrote a review Nov 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was fine, but the elimination of breakfast and a $75 charge for a one hour extension for checkout time left us with a bad taste in our mouth. The desk person used the old standard line of "its our policy" for check out fee and acted like she could care less about our displeasure. We will not be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Feb 2020
Clovis, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love this place and we love Cayucos. It's a great little town with lots of fun places to eat and walk to. Ruddell's Smokehouse does the best smoked fish (and other meat) tacos. There are several coffee shops to get a coffee and walk the beach. There's a fantastic little candy/chocolate/ice cream shop a short walk from the hotel. Once you park the car, you hardly ever use it until you leave.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The rooms are always clean and comfortable.
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Response from Shoreline I, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Mar 15, 2020
I'm so glad you enjoy staying with us. Little Cayucos does seem to have a bit of everything we like when we're on vacation. It seems that you know the little nooks and crannies to savor. We have a new restaurant in town. Hidden Kitchen just opened and they specialize in blue corn waffles - lunch and dinner. I look forward to trying it. Thank you for your review and we'll see you next time. Sincerely, Laila Kollmann
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Holly wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is such a find! Right on the beach, beautiful views. Real glasses and coffee mugs. Clean, tidy, well designed room. In the center on town with access to grocery, restaurants etc. Staff were very helpful. You feel like you have a Malibu beach house for a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Lunada restaurant for a fancy romantic dinner
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Response from Shoreline Inn, General Manager at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Responded Aug 2, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for comparing us to a Malibu beach house! What a compliment and it's very much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed the location as well. There's really no need to drive once you're at the Shoreline Inn. We hope you come back for another visit! Take care, Laila Kollmann
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Bonnie M asked a question Sep 2019
14 contributions
What is included in your breakfast?
Answer from mikesarah2015
Galt, California5 contributions
Hard boiled eggs, yogurt,hot and cold cereal,toast,bagels, and coffee and juice. Very simple but filling breakfast with a charming ambiance
Daniel D asked a question Nov 2017
Valley Springs, California4 contributions
Are you still pet friendly?
Answer from Shoreline I
Cayucos, California11 contributions
Hi Daniel, We are indeed still pet friendly, all of our rooms are pet friendly. Pet charge for pet is $35 and for pets $45 for the stay. Monica V. Shoreline Inn
vicki a wrote a tip May 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs if you want the view. Downstairs with beach access if you are with a dog."
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spikeandchopper wrote a tip Dec 2022
Simi Valley, California128 contributions86 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not a lot of dining options in Cayucos, but Cambria, Morro Bay are close."
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SunandSandMike wrote a tip Sep 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada296 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Larger rooms are in the front building, furthest from the ocean."
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BritinSoCal wrote a tip May 2022
Thousand Oaks, California631 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The ocean view rooms are reasonably compact - but you're going to be spending your time on that balcony."
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Holly wrote a tip Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lunada restaurant for a fancy romantic dinner"
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30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Nearby attractions include Brown Butter Cookie Company (0.10 km), Cayucos State Beach (0.3 km), and Old Cayucos Tavern & Card Room (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brown Butter Cookie Company, Duckie's, and Cafe Della Via.
Is Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Cayucos.
Are pets allowed at Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on The Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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