Every Oxford Collection property strives to reflect the communities they are a part of. This commitment is carried through to the design process, with property design highlighting the unique character of the region. Color palettes, room layouts, and custom pieces represent the natural area and local history, giving the property the look and feel of a boutique hotel – and the Oxford Suites Pismo Beach remodel exemplifies this approach.
Fresh artwork and custom furniture throughout the hotel reflect the nearby Pacific Ocean, Pismo Beach pier, and well-known Monarch Butterfly Grove, while a one-of-a-kind ‘Oxford Suites’ surfboard stands tall in the lobby celebrating one of the area’s most revered sports. Tropical details and serene hues pull from the Central Coast’s natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. “We wanted to blend coastal and modern elements together to create that relaxing getaway guests are looking for,” shared Michelle Rispoli, an Interior Designer for the Oxford Collection hotels.
The Oxford Collection brand has a strong commitment to sustainable practices and a healthy planet, and the remodel provided another opportunity to go beyond the typical standards of eco-friendly hotel operations. Low VOC paints and LED lighting were used throughout, headboards, wardrobes, and vanities were among items refurbished and reused, and custom bed throws were made from 100% recycled yarns. “We were tasked with refurbishing a lot of the existing furniture pieces, which made this remodel a special challenge,” said Rispoli. "It also gave us a chance to embrace the existing architectural elements — the lobby transformation is a great example of this — we added a fun, custom wall covering behind the front desk that made the area come to life.”
Eco-consciousness does not mean a sacrifice in quality or amenities – and Rispoli’s favorite part of the remodel, the guest room bathrooms, exemplifies this. “It’s an entirely new bathroom experience; glazed porcelain tile floors and rainfall showerheads give it a spa-like feel.”
Purchased in 1992, the property had yet to receive a renovation of this scale aside from intermittent improvements and routine updates. Oxford Suites Pismo Beach has been a favorite among Central Coast travelers and has consistently been named a Travelers’ Choice hotel by Tripadvisor travelers.
To see photos and to learn more about the hotel, visit oxfordsuitespismobeach.com.