10 Unique Boutique Waterfront Hotels in Morro Bay

If you’re visiting the Central Coast, stop in Morro Bay for some beachy relaxation and adventure. The cute beach town is the perfect spot to lounge on the sand and watch sea otters play, while dining on seafood such as fresh-cracked crab at delicious local restaurants. (We’re fans of The Galley Seafood Grill and Bar.)

You can also take a tour of a historic submarine, go paddle-boarding, kayaking, and shop at artisan boutiques. Morro Bay is a short drive from Hearst Castle, beautiful sea-view hikes, and elephant seal watching! Travelers visiting Morro Bay will love the unique waterfront hotel options, each with its own special niche and theme. Here are 10 one-of-a-kind boutique waterfront hotels for the ultimate Central Coast vacation.

Salty Sister at Morro Rock 


Morro Bay's newly opened hotel is now the closest lodging to the iconic Morro Rock and offers stunning panoramic views of the bay from a private rooftop deck. With six individual units designed with a beachy feel and bursting with inspired amenities, this property is a dream addition to the Morro Bay waterfront.

Estero Inn 


Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a revitalizing stop during your coastal journey, this waterfront inn with eight cozy suites is awaiting you with warm fireplaces, private balconies, and wet bars.

Anderson Inn 


This contemporary boutique hotel is inspired by the natural elements of sand, sea, and sky, and is located right in the middle of the Embarcadero.

Harbor Front Suites 


This waterfront inn is situated on the Embarcadero and will remind you of a high-end vacation rental, perfect for long term stays.

Inn at Morro Bay


Surrounded by 4,000 acres of rugged woodlands overlooking Morro Bay and the Pacific Ocean, this newly renovated hotel is a serene destination for your next coastal getaway.

La Roche Suites 


These wonderful harbor front suites are a perfect retreat for parties of two to four, reminiscent of luxurious vacation rentals.

Front Street Inn & Spa 

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Front Street Inn & Spa offers two deluxe and very private custom guest rooms with outstanding views of Morro Bay.

Gray's Inn & Gallery 


A historic hidden gem right on the Embarcadero that feels like your home away from home.

Bayfront Inn 


Besides being on the waterfront, this 16-room motel uses individual themes accented with colorful paintings created by the owner. 

456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites 


Pleasure, serenity, and relaxation await guests at the newly-redesigned and stylishly renovated boutique waterfront hotel.

For more Morro Bay travel ideas, visit Morrobay.org.

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