Stars of the Industry: Honoring One of the SeaCrest’s Own

LaMont SimonaroThe California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has named the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s LaMont Simonaro as a Stars of the Industry Award Winner in the category of Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year.

The term “dedicated employee” doesn’t begin to cover the kind of valuable team member LaMont is. Though a hotel of the SeaCrest’s size finds employees wearing many hats, LaMont is known for taking on duties far beyond the scope of his principal role in maintenance. He is frequently called upon to assist in security and housekeeping duties but, above all, it’s his adopted role in guest relations that often finds him making the biggest mark.

Read Full Post

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel Employee Receives California Hotel & Lodging Association Award

CHLA Stars of the IndustryThe iconic SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel on the Pismo Bluffs in Pismo Beach, CA ( is proud to announce that LaMont Simonaro is a recipient of the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s CH&LA/CABBI Stars of the Industry Employee Award as Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year. The awards ceremony takes place on November 19, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.

This prestigious award is given annually to recognize those individuals who consistently perform their duties at a superior level of knowledge, dedication and guest service.

Read Full Post

A Time for Many Thanks

give thanks

November in Pismo Beach is festive, thankful, and generous. The trio of events highlighted below kick off the holiday season in grand fun and good karma. Whether you’re a Pismo Beach native or visitor, there are opportunities to be entertained while also finding ways to give back as you settle in with those you love on Turkey Day.

Mmmm… Bacon

Have you ever envisioned the state of California as a tempting slice of sizzling, fresh bacon? The organizers of the SLO Bacon Fest have! And it is beautiful. During a month that culminates everything we’re thankful for, it’s only proper to celebrate one of America’s favorite foodstuffs: bacon.

Read Full Post

Hook and Line: Fall Fishing (and Good Eating) in Pismo Beach

pier fishingLooking for a water “hobby” with a slower pace? Maybe you just want to experience something new during your stay in Pismo Beach. Fall is one of the best times to go fishing off of the Central Coast. From the Pismo Pier to full days of chartered sport fishing, Pismo Beach offers some of the most unique opportunities to fish the waters of the Pacific Ocean. And even if you’re throwing back your fresh catch, there are plenty of downtown Pismo Beach eateries that serve up some of the best seafood in California.

Read Full Post

Halloween Events Galore: Get Your Boo on in Pismo Beach


Pismo Beach might be known for surfing, clams, and temperate days, but this city is no slacker when it comes to Halloween haunts.

Halloween Fun for Your Pets

Knock on the door, peek in… and say, “Woof!” The 5th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest will be held at the Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic on October 26, 2013, for pets and their people. Registration commences at 12:30 p.m. and a panel of local experts will judge costumes beginning at 1 p.m. Winning titles will be awarded to the best pet duo, best human and pet duo, best canine costume, best feline costume, and best exotic pet costume. Food, drinks, and prizes galore – and did we mention it’s free?

Read Full Post

Harvesting Hope and Welcoming Butterflies in Pismo Beach

Monarch Butterfly MigrationPeople come to Pismo Beach for various reasons but fall offers a bounty of opportunities to pitch in, give back, and be rewarded by the beauty of the Central Coast. Here are two of our favorite fall celebrations.

Read Full Post

Get Ready for a Musical Autumn in Pismo Beach

marching band drummerFrom crunching leaves to smashing pumpkins, there are any number of sounds associated with autumn, but one of the greatest notes about this season in Pismo Beach is the musical celebrations. Here are two of our favorite fall music gatherings.

Read Full Post

It’s Harvest Time in Pismo Beach

FallThis is sunny California, and the Central Coast knows how to do autumn right. Fall events in and around Pismo Beach highlight the season in delicious ways so visitors will feel at home, nurtured, and completely satiated by their visits to San Luis Obispo County.

Read Full Post

Boogie on Over to the SeaCrest for Fun Pismo Beach Events

beach partyWhile we certainly don’t have the monopoly on fun in Pismo Beach, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s location makes it easy for our guests to take advantage of a multitude of area events and attractions during their stay. Here are some of our top picks for October entertainment in Pismo Beach.

Read Full Post

Savor a Warm September in Pismo Beach

seacrest pismo beach hotel viewIt might be September, but the summer vibe isn’t completely over. This month of the year brings some of the finest weather to the Central Coast, so get busy with these festive outdoor activities on your vacation in Pismo Beach.

Read Full Post