If you are looking for the ultimate place to relax, then Pier View Suites is the place. This boutique hotel is charming, beautiful, and chic. We had a room on the top floor that was facing the famous Cayucos pier (which is, obviously, where the name of the hotel comes from), and it was just beautiful. Upon arrival, the owner, Jason, offered us a bottle of red or white wine (your choice) and offered us a pet beta fish to keep in our room during our stay with instructions on how to feed and take care of it. It was marvelously quaint!
The rooms also include full kitchens with all utensils provided which is extremely helpful if you don't want to eat out for every meal. There is also a dishwasher in the rooms so that clean up is very easy. Everything is extremely clean, which I really appreciated. Even in the nicest of hotels, I've found stains on the shower curtain or hair clogging up the bathtub, but there was none of that here. Everything was fresh and white and crisp! Even the towels smelled like fresh laundry and not like they'd been dipped in bleach.
There is also a great coffee shop right below the hotel, and out back there is a relaxing garden area with a nice grill that you can use at any time. I'm pretty sure that each deck on the room has a large lounge couch/chair that is perfect for a romantic lounge while watching the sunset or just looking at the pier and the ocean.
I cannot express how much I love this place! It is, by far, one of the best, cleanest, and most lovely hotels that I have ever stayed in. What really sets it apart is the service. The owner, Jason, was amazing. He made sure to check in to see if we needed anything, but the staff gives you your space in order to ensure your utmost relaxation. They are there at a minute's notice if you do need anything, though. 100% customer service, 100% hotel!