The Pacific Motel

399 South Ocean Ave, Cayucos, USA
20 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

There’s every chance you haven’t heard of Cayucos, California — and that’s half the appeal of the place. After all, it’s been decades since Malibu or the beach towns of Orange County felt like undiscovered territory. But here, a few minutes’ drive from San Luis Obispo, is exactly that: a California beach town that remains accessible, affordable, and blissfully underdeveloped. It’s here, a block and a half from the ocean, that you’ll find the Pacific Motel, where a local couple — a contractor and interior designer in their professional lives — have turned an unremarkable motel into an unforgettable seaside boutique hotel.

Its 20 units include a couple of standalone bungalows as well as superbly renovated king and queen rooms, and the style throughout is impeccable: whitewashed, minimal, but warm and inviting all the same. All feature Parachute linens and robes, Tivoli radios, and carefully stocked minibars; the bungalows add gas fireplaces, perfect for cool Central Coast nights. And while the on-site food and beverage service is limited to coffee and drinks, the compact downtown strip starts right at your door, and includes enough restaurants, bars, and shops to sustain you for the length of your stay.

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The Pacific Motel
399 South Ocean Ave, Cayucos, USA

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: welcome gift and voucher to Hidden Kitchen Restaurant provided in room on arrival.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 11 am

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions