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“On the Beach - on the ball!”

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On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 6 Cayucos B&B and Inns
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Malaga, Spain
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“On the Beach - on the ball!”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Cayucos is a real find and 'On the Beach' is at its very heart! If you are travelling by road between LA and San Francisco, or anywhere else in central California, it's well worth a detour and a stopover. The location is literally on the beach right next to the Pacific Ocean - where the signature sunsets behind the pier are worth paying the money. Not cheap, but offering superb quality and a genuinely warm welcome from the staff; the wonderfully quaint and superbly styled rooms are spacious and come complete with cosy fireplaces, and a daily manager's 'get together' for guests features home-made canapes and excellent, locally produced wines and cheeses. Cooked breakfast 'American style' is included along with free garage parking. We hope we get the chance to go back again and cannot recommend it highly enough. Note: eat at nearby Hoppes Bistro - 100% amazing menu and wine list.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back with sunsets and ocean views to die for.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I can not believe some of the negative reviews I've read about "On The Beach".
We've been making this beautiful establishment our Thanksgiving get away for the past 4 years. 
I can't begin to express our continued delight with "On The Beach". 
First and foremost the staff is fantastic! They're the most pleasant, personable and professional group of young women who go out of their way to make one feel welcome. 
The rooms are large, super clean, and tastefully decorated. 
The sound of the tumbling surf never fails to lull me to sleep.
The breakfast offerings are to die for.
Each morning bring a new masterfully 
prepared surprise to bring your test buds to life.
Wine is poured freely along with tasty
snack every afternoon in the common area. It alway provided a great opportunity to meet fellow guests
and share travel adventures.
It's nice to see some of the same returning guest year to year.
I strongly recommend you give "On The Beach" your consideration if your travel
take you to the beautiful central California coast.


  • Stayed November 2011
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Hanford, California
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

The room was adorable, all the bells and whistles. The happy hour had great food not just snacky stuff. then later in the evening there was freshly made desserts. yummy. and the wine was not cheap. i stayed in a hotel in San Francisco that served $1.99 wine for happy hour. I know my wines. This hotel uses local and good wines for happy hour.
The breakfast was more than you could ask for. from 8 to 9am there was coffee, tea, juice, and rolls and then from 9 to 10:30 a full breakfast that the young ladies who cooked it served us. wonderful staff of young people.I was impressed. . The hotel is near the pier where cars drive & people walk on the sidewalk outside to the pier. We were surprised that we did not hear any loud or annoying noises. would love to return soon. love Cayucos..

Room Tip: The queen bed felt like a standard but we managed to sleep well enough
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dorset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2011

My sister and I called in at random for one night on our way form Los Angeles to San Francisco and for $175 got a beautiful massive twin room overlooking the sea complete with jacuzzi bath and heated towels and robes. Breakfast is gravy and biscuits, fresh fruit and yogurt and was great. Perfect for families, couples and young and not so young alike. The team make you feel at home and it was such a clean pretty place to stay. We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Having just arrived from Singapore, it was a last minute reservation! We were hoping for a quick break and a room and walk along the beach! It was perfect! Lovely room with fireplace, kind and helpful staff, great food, on the beach--literally at the foot of the pier! Cayucos and On The Beach B&B are two of California's best kept secrets! Autumn on the Central Coast--lovely! We'll be back!

Room Tip: The second floor sea-facing is best, but we were on the 1st and it was lovely too! You can hear the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2011

On this trip my wife wanted to stop at a quiet and quaint location near the ocean. This B&B provided her with everything that she desired and I left with her providing me with a four-star rating for finding this place. As I've said the hospitality, location and amenities were first-class. Every employee of this B &B were very helpful to any of our needs, or requests I would especially like to thank the night manager, Matt Finkelstein.

I'm sure, like everyplace and everything, someone can find some small points that could be improved. However, in this place, the overall experience was so wonderful that those small problems were not even noticed, even though I'm sure there were some. Would we return to this area? Definitely yes. Would we return to this B&B? Definitely without doubt.

Room Tip: Room location is a personal choice. Since my wife wanted to hear and see the ocean, I definitely wou...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We liked the food, the bed, the room, the ambiance. The Jacuzzi was a bit weak. There was either no air conditioning, or it wasn’t working in our room. Couldn’t find any air vents, although there was a thermostat. It was hot in the room until late evening.

Room Tip: Try for upstairs.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: On The Beach Bed & Breakfast
Address: 181 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Region: 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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