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“Great Two Nights” 5 of 5 bubbles
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On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 6 Cayucos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northern California
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402 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Great Two Nights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and also visiting with some other folks from different states. It's always interesting to find out more information regarding the inn. Richard told us the inn was 8 years old and he was the second owner. All the beautiful furniture was Thomasville and the rooms had every possible amenity one could want. We were in Room 5 downstairs and enjoyed watching the people suit up to go out surfing. Our room had a great view of the ocean even though there was parking between us and the waves. Evening
hors d'oeuvres were very nice and wine was from a local winery. Their resident chef, Moreen, was most gracious and very friendly telling each guest what the morning specials were and serving everyone individually. I was really impressed with the locally grown very fresh fruit which is out of season at our home. Homemade scones, blueberry pancakes, frititas and breakfast casseroles were served the two mornings we were there. Meka, Sheri and Dezi were all very helpful during our stay and we learned that Dezi is also a great cook. We heard several people commenting that the food was one of the reasons they keep returning to this B&B. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dinner at Hoppe's is a must....across the street a block away and within walking distance.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the ocean so you can watch the surfers
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

One of the best establishments i have ever stayed in! Great friendly staff, great food and offers that something extra not to be found at other places! If you are in california doing a road trip and you dont stay here, you will miss out big time!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed this hotel. I say hotel because thus place seems like the perfect blend of B&B and boutique hotel. You get the friendly staff and great food and service of a B&B plus the privacy and amenities that you'd expect from a nice hotel including an elevator so you don't have to lug bags up stairs and a parking garage. The staff is very friendly and professional. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Luxurious bedding and yes the beach is right there as are lots of restaurants. Just be sure to check when they are open because since thus is primarily a tourist local, not every restaurant and store is open every day, especially Mondays and Tuesdays. Nice location if you are looking to do Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo etc.

We plan on visiting again someday!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Apple Valley, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

This B&B is in a perfect location, right on the water. 90 seconds walk from your room and you're on the beach. There are also some excellent restaurants within walking distance. Our room (202) was quite large, larger than it looks in the pictures, was nicely decorated, and was clean and well maintained. Wireless internet was very easy to connect to. A great ocean view from our balcony. The building has ample underground parking with an elevator that goes right to your floor. No carrying luggage up the stairs, a nice plus. The overall condition of the facility was excellent and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. However, my rating is only 4 stars because the breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres were nothing to write home about. The coffee was bitter and the wine was so-so. Overall, the food just didn't compare to the quality of the rest of this B&B

Room Tip: If you want an ocean view, choose the upstairs rooms as the street level rooms have parked cars bloc...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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richpho
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Driving down the PCH from San Fransico, we arrived around 9p. The office was closed and everything locked up. Alas, a note and phone number. We called, they gave us the door code and a key was taped to our room. That's how service is supposed to be! Great little town!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We spent two nights here on our California trip and it was TripAdvlsor that took us here. The only reservation I have is that the place is not literally on the beach as has been the case with a few places we have stayed in. But room 202 is huge and well appointed and has a great view of the pier area. The beds and bath are good and the breakfast and staff very nice. Do pay for rooms that are not on the beach side. We thought the price was fair.

The parking was the most secure we had all trip and the most convenient for getting to and from our room.

The sight of pelicans fishing and dolphins leaping, with yards of your room, is magical.

My one warning has to be the weather. We did arrive in sunshine and really enjoyed walking the pier and surrounding area that evening, but the next day was all fog and cold as it can so often be right by the Pacific. We were told Cayucos has better weather than Morro Bay, but beware. We spent most of that day at Hearst Castle and that was good because you are above the fog and look down on it which is quiet quirky.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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yosemite
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Room 202 was fantastic. You viewed the beach & the pier & of course, all the people. A very comfortable room. The ladies working there were also so helpful and nice. Keep up the good work. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
Address: 181 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cayucos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — On The Beach Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a luxury inn located in the small, casual, surf town of Cayucos, on the central coast of California. All ocean views are a full 180 degrees and all rooms have private balconies, jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces. ... more   less 
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