Looking for a One-of-a-Kind Boutique Waterfront Hotel Experience

on the Central California Coast? Morro Bay Nails It.  

Grand Opening This Week: New Beach House Designed Waterfront Hotel

Morro Bay, CA, May 8, 2019 – With the grand opening of the new hotel Salty Sisters at Morro Rock this week, travelers now can now choose from 10 unique waterfront properties that offer the ultimate #MorroBaycation. Each waterfront property has its own special niche and theme, much like the unique identity of this bay and beach town - find beachy luxury, romantic and contemporary styles, a classic motel with a local modern art inclusion, and a unique inn offering a Cape Cod experience right out of Martha’s Vineyard.

Recently named one of “The Best Little Beach Towns to Visit in Spring” by Coastal Living Magazine, the boutique hotel experience in the fab fishing village of Morro Bay takes waterfront travel to the next level. Morro Bay’s one-of-a-kind waterfront is located on the Central California Coast and features not only intimate boutique lodging, but also fresh & local dining and abundant recreation experiences combined with a true connection to nature and wildlife at every turn.

Take just a few steps out of your hotel door and you can be playing at the beach, eating at an exceptional restaurant, shopping at an artisan boutique (#nobigboxstoreshere), devouring fresh cracked-crab, touring a historic submarine, or taking a paddleboard for a spin on the bay. Balconies overlook serene vistas of sea otter families playing in the calm waters, kayakers weave in and out of moored sailboats as they paddle to the pristine sand dunes that abut the bay, abundant brown pelicans and seagulls soar overhead as commercial fishermen unload their catch of the day up and down the Embarcadero, right next to a plethora of patio diners gawking to see what will be on the menu that night. This is the waterfront hotel experience in Morro Bay.

Salty Sisters at Morro Rock
1170 Front Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 900-6000
Morro Bay’s newly opened hotel is now the closest lodging property to the iconic Morro Rock and offers a stunning panoramic view of the bay from a private roof-top deck. With six individual units designed with a beachy feel and bursting with inspired amenities, this property is a dream. Featuring beautifully decorated living areas with high wood beamed ceilings and hard wood floors throughout, this boutique hotel is an exceptional addition to the Morro Bay waterfront.

The layout of this property is ideal for groups and extended stay guests offering adjoining units and a full kitchen or kitchenette, dining rooms, bedrooms and game rooms in each rental perfect for serving company or just your own private party for two. Book one, all six or a combination of units to accommodate a family reunion or nice long getaway. Enjoy the private and semi-private decks and balconies, and a shared BBQ in the common area. Most rooms offer breathtaking Morro Bay rock and bay views, so visitors can sit back and watch the fishing boats depart early morning and return with their daily catch. 

Located on Front Street, next to the Maritime Museum, Salty Sisters at Morro Rock was built in 2019 on the waterfront Embarcadero, walking distance to restaurants, otter viewing, art galleries,  artisan shops, Morro Rock, miles of white sandy beaches and outdoor recreation.

Estero Inn
501 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-1500
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a revitalizing stop on your coastal journey, this waterfront inn with eight cozy suites is awaiting you with warm fireplaces, private balconies and wet bars. Watch sunsets from the seaside landing, enjoy complimentary wine tasting, panoramic ocean views and inspiring wildlife from sand and shore birds, to sea otters and harbor seals all from the private dock located at the inn. Estero Inn is on the Embarcadero, just steps away from boutique shopping and dining and outdoor adventure like whale watching and kayaking.  Always considered a favorite on the waterfront we recommend booking 30 days out for this property!

Anderson Inn
897 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-3434
This contemporary boutique hotel is inspired by the natural elements of sand, sea, and sky is located right in the middle of the Embarcadero. Beautifully unpretentious, the Anderson Inn is a reflection of their guest’s sophistication, good taste and lifestyle. Located right on the bay, each of the eight elegantly appointed rooms boast a private deck overlooking the sailboats, kayakers, otters and sea lions in the harbor. Breathe in the fresh ocean breezes and enjoy the hospitality of the Anderson family who personally run this boutique. The Anderson family is noted as one the for premier hotelier families in San Luis Obispo county and this property is their love. Savor the moment as the sun sets behind Morro Rock and the blue Pacific. The Galley Seafood Restaurant, one of the finest restaurants in Morro Bay, is located on site.

Harbor Front Suites
593 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 528-2888
This waterfront Inn is situated right on the Embarcadero and will remind you of renting a high-end vacation rental, perfect for long term stays. Well-appointed living rooms and kitchens will make your extended stay even more enjoyable. Park your car and all of your water adventure equipment in one of only two waterfront garages right outside this small six unit complex with incredible bay and rock views, and walk to the many restaurants, bars and shops nearby. From your own private patio watch sailboats bob up and down, see kayakers glide through the water, observe seals and otters and shorebirds as they play in their natural habitat. Stroll the Embarcadero to browse local art galleries, discover antiques, dine on the waterfront and explore museums. Walk out to Morro Rock and take in the fresh air wildlife views along the Harborfront Walk Way.

La Roche Suites
575 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 528-2888
These wonderful harbor front suites are a perfect retreat for two or four vacationers and are reminiscent of a luxurious vacation rentals. Decorated in fine European style, with kitchens and livings rooms these waterfront suites are located on the Embarcadero, perfect for anyone who loves the ocean. Sitting on your private balcony, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the bay and the fresh sea air, and when you leave the complex you are only steps away from restaurants, bars and lots of shopping. Guests enjoy unparalleled views of Morro Bay harbor, Morro Rock, the sandspit and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Comfortable outdoor seating is provided so you can enjoy your coffee in the morning or your glass of wine in the evening while you relax and watch the world go by.  La Roche Suites is only one-of-two properties that offers guests a private garage for your vehicle.

Front Street Inn & Spa
1140 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-5038
Front Street Inn & Spa offers two deluxe and very private custom guest rooms with outstanding views of all things Morro Bay. From every window in your room you can watch the fishing fleet, visiting yachts, the harbor, Morro Rock, the sandspit and the ocean beyond. This waterfront hotel has a rustic, warm and comfy feel, styled by the owner using old growth redwood throughout on the beds, cabinets and ceiling beams. The Front Street Inn spa treatments are steps away, performed in two specially appointed rooms above the hotel, with some of the best views in Morro Bay. Walking distance to restaurants, galleries, museums, and salt water taffy, this custom inn offers everything you can imagine from a waterfront boutique property.

Gray’s Inn & Gallery
561 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-3911
An historic hidden gem right on the Embarcadero, Gray’s Inn truly feels like your home away from home. This waterfront property offers one-bedroom, fully furnished hotel apartments with full kitchens, large rooms and some of the most amazing patio decks in town. Reviewed as the "The Best View in Town," guests can step out or look out the window to see a picture postcard view of otters, boats galore and the amazing Morro Rock. Just a few steps away is Gray’s Art Gallery with unique, one-of-a-kind pieces created by area artists.

Bayfront Inn
1150 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA; 805-772-5607
Each Morro Bay property has its own special niche and theme; none more so than Bayfront Inn. Well-known California artist and property owner Jayne Behman designed her 16 room motel using individual themes accented with her own colorful paintings. Ms. Behman’s love for Palm Springs shows in her contemporary design and styling of each room using modern linens and fixtures, while the hotel still maintains its classic CA motel vibe and offers bay and rock views. This property is a walk up with two floors and a raised deck out front where guests can breathe in the sea air and enjoy amazing views.  Bayfront Inn sits side-by-side with two locals’ favorite eateries Frankie & Lola and La Parisian bakery. Bayfront Inn is one of the waterfront properties that welcomes pets so all your whole family can enjoy the Morro Bay lifestyle.

456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
456 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-2700
Pleasure, serenity and relaxation await guests at the newly redesigned and renovated 456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites. Enjoy the tranquility in this stylish boutique with 29 guestrooms and four luxury suites all with balconies offering vistas of Morro Bay Estuary, Morro Rock and the Pacific Ocean. This family owned and operated inn is uniquely located on the South-end of the waterfront Embarcadero and provides pet-friendly accommodations. Guests enjoy strolling to Morro Rock, beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and along the bay to discover beauty and nature. 456 Embarcadero Inn truly has defined luxury in every aspect of the property including their secluded location. Located as the farthest south property on the Embarcadero you’ll find the view and the breezes even quieter and lovelier if that’s possible.

Inn at Morro Bay
60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-5651
While not boutique, this dreamy Inn is the best of both worlds with its Cape Cod styled exterior and luxurious lobby, bar and restaurant. Located on the bay in the Morro Bay State Park, surrounded by 4,000 acres of rugged woodlands, across from the only waterfront golf course in San Luis Obispo County, this newly renovated hotel feels just like you checked into a wistful hotel on Martha’s Vineyard. The beautiful restaurant and bar offer floor to ceiling views of the serene bay and Morro Rock, and the outdoor patio allows you to become one with the abundant wildlife soaring past at all times of day. This waterfront hotel offers seemingly never ending sunsets and invites guests to indulge in a seaside vacation like no other. With 100 rooms you can choose from five different room types overlooking the sparkling pool, lush green gardens or the bay and National Estuary, all nearby hiking and kayaking in the Back Bay Marina. The Inn at Morro Bay is a perfect retreat for a family reunion or group of any size with several meeting spaces with various break-out options.

For more info on where to stay in Morro Bay, please visit www.morrobay.org.


About Morro Bay
A true #outdoorhub, this active seaside fishing village with bustling waterfront offers a picture-perfect getaway for travelers who seek food, wine and outdoor adventures found in nature. Located along coastal Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County just south of Big Sur, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Morro Bay offers year-round activities in an unspoiled slice of California.  From ocean-side golf, kayaking, sailing, hiking, fishing, surfing, biking, and bird watching, to kite flying, shopping, dining, wine bars, local craft brews and miles of unspoiled beaches, there is something for everyone.

Sitting majestically between the beach and the harbor lays the iconic and historic landmark Morro Rock, welcoming travelers from miles away as they approach Morro Bay. Located just minutes from world-renowned Hearst Castle, historic missions, breathtaking Montana de Oro State Park, and surrounded by vineyards from Paso Robles to Edna Valley, Morro Bay is a destination designed to fit any style and budget for families, couples or groups. Morro Bay also offers a myriad of year-round events including food, wine and music festivals, art fairs and car shows unique to the town. For more travel information visit www.morrobay.org or follow Morro Bay on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and Pinterest.


Susan Hartzler
Public Relations Manager
Mental Marketing