Old Pismo Hotel

During a recent trip to Pismo Beach, California, I noticed a very old hotel in the middle of the main drag. I had seen the rooftop sign in the distance from the Pismo Beach Pier and walked up the road to check it out. The hotel just looks different than the other restaurants, shops, and hotels that line the main road. The Pismo Beach Hotel has some interesting architecture and brickwork; I am sharing for Dan’s Thursday Doors.

Classic sign atop old hotel in downtown Pismo Beach, which is only a couple hours from Hollywood, California.

Old Pismo Beach Hotel has been around since 1887 and stands out on the main road leading up to the pier.

Intricate carvings and a unique brick arch detail the door to the Pismo Beach Hotel.

Pismo Beach Hotel, updated in 1937, was frequented by old-time Hollywood stars, such as Clark Cable, Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, and Joan Crawford.

Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend!

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

14 thoughts on “Old Pismo Hotel

    1. Thank you. 😊 I really wanted to go inside and take photos. I could see through the windows that it was full of intricate brickwork inside too…but it’s strict here in California. Can’t go inside unless you’re a guest.
      I did some digging and the date on the building is just for one of the many renovations, so it’s misleading on its creation. It was one of the original buildings from 1886.

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  1. That’s a brilliant archy door. I passed Pismo, funnily enough, on my only visit to the USA. I remember because in my language, Slovenian, pismo means a letter (that you send or receive). We didn’t stop unfortunately, but continued to San Francisco. What a lovely coast you’ve got there!

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    1. Oh, that’s so cool about the Pismo meaning in your language. Depending on the time of year, you might have been right to head to San Fran. It is gorgeous up there, and the crowds don’t seem as bothersome as they would in a little coastal town. 😎

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  2. What a nice find and California has some cool
    I like the bricks and the photo showing the tall Pismo sigh reaching high into the blue sky and also showing us the artsy style that was in when this was built

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I think it would have been neat to see the architectural style before all of the renovations and additions. It is a good thing the sign was so tall—that’s why I went over there to check it out. 😎

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