If you are attending a workshop at the Hannon Art Barn, I would recommend selecting from one of the following. However, if you are attending a workshop at the Eckford Art Barn, you may prefer one of these options in San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande has a few hotels. Pismo Beach is very close and has WAY more hotels - many with ocean views.
Avila Beach is also a possibility.
All areas are within 10 miles and are an easy commute to Hannon Art Barn. I would stay in any of these cities (5-15 minutes away).
San Luis Obispo is a bit further and most appropriate for those attending an Eckford Art Barn Worskhop or those who wish to explore San Luis Obispo. FYI - the extremely popular Farmer's Market is held on Thursday evenings. If you're curious, arrive early on Thursday and head over to Higuera Street (at Broad) in SLO. This will put you near the center of it.
Arroyo Grande (Closest to HANNON ART BARN)
+ BEST WESTERN CASA GRANDE INN
850 Oak Park Blvd (Highway 101 & Oak Park Road) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
2.80 miles from Hannon Art Barn
Two workshop participants have stayed at this hotel - opting for the closest option. They were satisfied with the accommodations.
Members of AAA, AARP or GOVT receive discounts by booking via the “Find a Room” link on the home page. On this page, choose the appropriate option under the “View Additional Rates and Rewards” menu.
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Pismo Beach (VERY CLOSE to HANNON ART BARN)
+ HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, GROVER BEACH-PISMO BEACH
775 N. Oak Park Blvd Grover Beach, CA 93433
2.85 miles from Hannon Art Barn
We do not have firsthand experience of this hotel.
+ INN AT THE COVE
(3-star hotel, Trip Avisor 4.5 out of 5) 2651 Price Street Pismo Beach, CA 93449
6.14 miles from Hannon Art Barn
This hotel sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Many rooms have an ocean view, and there is access to a private area of beach (access via stairs). A past workshop participant enjoyed her stay here.
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Avila Beach(SLIGHTLY FURTHER AWAY from HANNON ART BARN)
+ AVILA VILLAGE INN
6655 Bay Laurel Place Avila Beach, CA 93424
10.51 miles from Hannon Art Barn
I (Jordan) have stayed at this hotel. Workshop participants who have stayed here in the past have become repeat customers. It is in the quaint Avila Village. The hotel is a lovely craftsmen style boutique hotel. There is no room service, but most rooms have their own hot tub and there is a restaurant/deli in the village (walking distance) where you can have a meal. There is also a walking path from the hotel to the beach. It is an easy commute to the workshop location.
Pet Friendly rooms can ONLY be booked through the hotel directly 800-454-0840. Restrictions apply.
All reservations are priced for double occupancy per room. Additional guests are $15.00 per night.
Please note that all of our rooms have 1 California King Size bed. We do not offer rollaway beds. Suite rooms have pullout sofas.
+ SYCAMORE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT
1215 Avila Beach Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
10.04 miles from Hannon Art Barn
We can recommend the bar menu, and have also received recommendations on their restaurant. A past workshop participant had dinner in the bar and quite enjoyed it.
I (Jordan) have been to the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort (In Avila Beach) and enjoyed the individual hot springs which are under an oak canopy as well as their day spa. I am not sure how their rooms are but have heard that they upgraded them. The setting is lovely and I like the amenities - just can’t speak for the room quality. If you book a day spa service (regardless of whether you are staying at the resort), you will receive a complimentary 30-minute individual mineral springs hot tub visit (you can even go sans clothes as the tubs are completely private).
This is a link to the San Luis Obispo Accommodations Page.
This is a link to a San Luis Obispo search I did on Trip Advisor which will show you many of the local hotels.
This is a link to an Arroyo Grande search I did on Trip Advisor which will show you many of the local hotels.
This is a link to a Pismo Beach search I did on Trip Advisor which will show you many of the local hotels.
Quality Inn, Pismo Beach
FYI – these are very basic accommodations.
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