Cayucos, one of America’s coolest small towns, is everything you want in a mellow beach community — an anomaly on the increasingly built-up coast. While the vibe is decidedly relaxed, two things get residents fired up: serious waves and serious food. Just off Highway 1, Cayucos requires a dedicated detour, which has helped it remain untouched. – Yahoo Travel
Pier View Suites is located in the heart of the historic downtown section of Cayucos, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Approximately 70 steps across the street from Cayucos Beach, the boutique hotel lies within easy walking distance to all restaurants, shops, parks, surfing, kayaking, and nightlife in town. Bordered by the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo wine regions, Central Coast state parks, golf courses, Hearst Castle, and the Seven Sisters volcanic peaks, Pier View Suites is centrally located for guests to experience a large selection of sightseeing, local cuisine, culture, and world-class wine tasting, all within minutes from the property.
Occupying a dramatic stretch of coast , San Luis Obispo County is nothing if not well-positioned. It has the Pacific to the west, the fertile San Joaquin Valley to the east and a delicious Mediterranean climate. It is here, on an isolated hill overlooking the ocean, that William Randolph Hearst built his bizarre, opulent castle (worthy of a visit). Like California itself, San Luis Obispo (SLO, as it’s called here) is both a place and a lifestyle. Sprawling and rural, it sits at the intersection of surf culture, cowboy culture and California cuisine. And that is a fine place to be. – New York Times