I have to admit that I am a fan … just like the four stars says. Right on the beach, this is a fantastic little boutique hotel that we often use for “Staycations” to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and Anniversaries. From the moment you pull into the covered parking, you feel appreciated and well taken care of.
The front desk staff is always friendly … the lobby complete with fireplace roaring on chilly days, or with doors open to the sea breezes in the Summer/Fall. After efficiently taking care of us including booking our dinner reservations (which we always do at the restaurant located at the top of the hotel so that we can have a bottle of wine or a martini with dinner and not worry about the drive), we usually find our room on the corner-view locations. It’s a little more affordable and still allows you a view of the ocean, privacy from the rooms to your right and left, and that wonderful, relaxing hot tub on the deck!
The rooms are decorated in what I would call “East Hampton Beach style” — with beds and other furniture made out of what looks like white picket fencing — and cute features like a white-washed armoire to hide the television, which we typically leave off when we are here. The fireplace is a great addition — because even during the summer the beach can get a little crisp at night.
Each room has a wet bar fully stocked with snacks and assorted drinks. With the refrigerator it makes bringing cocktail hour drinks and picnic items very easy.
While we have dined at the Sea Venture Restaurant many times, most of the time we are enjoying their Tapas — primarily cooked right in the large center bar area by the great Chef Craig! We love grabbing an outdoor table — screened from wind by glass and heated with patio heaters — and people watching as the beach goers amble by. There we share two or three of the scrumptious appetizers — my husband’s favorites are the perfectly cooked tenderloin tips and the oysters on the half shell. Mine are the “pizzetta of the day” and the nachos. A great wine list and martini menu complete the experience. But don’t discount the main restaurant — we have hosted events in the banquet rooms and celebrated New Year’s with their “prix fixe” menus and never been disappointed. From fresh seafood to superior steaks and specialty dishes, the Sea Venture is above average in hotel restaurant fare.
So from the fluffy down-filled beds to the relaxing hot tubs and cozy fireplaces … nestled right on the boardwalk and steps from the sand and Pacific … and with a delicious restaurant to boot … this boutique hotel has it all. You won’t need to leave the building for the weekend!
100 Ocean View Ave,
Pismo Beach, CA 93449