Hotel Awards

Consistently acclaimed among the best hotels in Pismo Beach

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel takes great pride in being consistently acclaimed among the best hotels in Pismo Beach. In addition to being presented the “Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality Award” for Employee and Staff Development at the 2017 Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality Awards Ceremony, we feature a long list of awards and accolades.  

Awards Won By the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel


  • CLIA Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality Award for Employee and Staff Development 




  • CLIA Excellence in Lodging & Hospitality Award for Outstanding Construction & Refurbishment 
  • HSMAI Adrian Award Bronze and Digital Marketing for Integrated Market Campaign for Consumers (B2C) for “Life Happens” campaign 


CH&LA Stars of the Industry Award—Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year: La Mont Simonaro 


  • CLIA Excellence in Lodging & Hospitality Award for Sales & Marketing Excellence 
  • A Proclamation of the City Council of the City of Pismo Beach Honoring SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel's 50th Anniversary from Mayor Pro Tem Kris Vardas 
  • California Legislator Assembly Resolution by Katcho Achadgian, 33rd Assembly District 


  • CLIA Excellence in Lodging & Hospitality Award for Outstanding Staff Person: Emily Eckhart
  • The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has named the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s Martin Cisneros as the Stars of the Industry Award Winner in the category of Outstanding Manager of the Year. 

California’s Central Coast is a popular destination for wine lovers, tourists, business people, nature enthusiasts, surfing aficionados, foodies, families, and more. While Pismo Beach and its neighbors are responsible for bringing visitors to the area, it’s hotels like the SeaCrest – and managers like Martin – that encourage travelers to stay longer and come back for more. 

Girl hugging her father and posing by the sea near SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel Pismo Beach

CH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards

The annual CH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards, presented by USA TODAY, are awarded to honor those who symbolize the quality service of the hotel and lodging industry. The Outstanding Manager of the Year award in particular recognizes exceptional performance by a supervisory employee to their subordinates, guests, and the surrounding community. 

“Our congratulations go out to each of these individuals and properties for their continued dedication and outstanding contributions to our state’s lodging industry,” says CH&LA president and CEO, Lynn Mohrfeld.

The SeaCrest staff is regularly recognized in online hotel reviews, and it is a sign of quality leadership from individuals like Martin that the entire hotel staff is considered warm, welcoming, helpful, and friendly.

Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel Employee Receives California Hotel & Lodging Association Award

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most helpful staff in Pismo Beach, so it was no surprise when one of our own was awarded with the honor of being the Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year from the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s CH&LA/CABBI Stars of the Industry Awards. 

LaMont Simonaro, of the Maintenance Department, has, for the past seven years been an integral part of the property’s promise of delivering a memorable stay for its guests. He has become an unofficial ambassador and fount of all knowledge to guests to such an extent he is regularly singled out for praise in both website reviews and thank you notes and letters from guests. 

In 2014 and 2012, our team was also awarded with the Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality Award from the California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA). The CLIA judges were especially impressed by the effectiveness of our sales and marketing message and the results it has amassed. 

Bird's eye view of rock by the sea with wooden walkway near SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel Pismo Beach