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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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With a stay at Back Bay Inn in Los Osos (Baywood Park), you’ll be convenient to Morro Coast Audubon Society Sweet Springs Nature Preserve and Morro Bay State Park. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Elfin Forest Preserve and Museum of Natural History.


Make yourself at home in one of the 22 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the bed & breakfast’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Snacks are also available at a coffee shop/café. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Back Bay Inn
1391 Second Street
Los Osos, CA 93402 United States


4.5 Very Good 265 Reviews
A Secret Beauty
Reviewed 2 months ago

Ah hell, I really don’t want to write this review because I want the Back Bay Inn to stay a hidden gem but alas, the cat’s out of the bag. The BB Inn is magical, a gorgeous waterfront inn hugging the shoreline on the back bay. My wife and I have been coming here almost twenty years now and we’ve seen how the new owner has really invested in the property. Now there’s an on-site restaurant (just opened), and they’ve expanded the number of rooms. I strongly suggest one of the rooms with a lanai facing the water, the views are unparalleled. They keep meticulous care of the flora on the property, so I’m sure the garden rooms are fine but be money, go for money, treat yourself to the water view you deserve it! The BB Inn is a short drive from Old Creek road which is a great route to take into wine country if you don’t mind winding roads. We love the Back Bay Inn and will continue going there for years to come.

View, view, view
Reviewed 3 months ago

This Inn is located south of Morro Bay. It is the perfect place for a peaceful get away. Charming rooms facing the back bay. Wonderful, caring hosts. Breakfast included at the local cafe. Fresh baked goods. Lovely place.

A Magical Place
Reviewed 5 months ago

We love staying here on what is called the back bay of Morro Bay. While the town of Morro Bay has motels and inns aplenty, Los Osos has this one beautiful spot and one other across the street. We love the quiet, the fact that the Inn is really on the bay and as the tide comes in and out, you can see a variety of birds right from your room. The rooms are simple, but comfortable. We began taking our little poodle mix dog, Bernie, just this past September and took him again in January. There are a limited number of dog-friendly rooms, though, and thus you need to make a reservation well advance of your trip. Breakfast at the cafe is always good. We will be going back to the Back Bay Inn over and over again.

Reviewed 6 months ago

What a little treasure tucked right up against the water. The room was lovely, a renovation from probably an old (50's-60's?) hotel. The complimentary hot breakfast is more than....more than what is usually offered and very good. But truly the 'take me back' aspect of Back Bay Inn is it's location. Open your door in the morning to the serene scene of the still water while locals quietly paddle away into the bay. I walked to the Elfin Forest which is easily accessible also by car. Bring your binoculars because from there the birdwatching is a treat. We weren't there long enough to enjoy the other outdoor amenities but we will return! I'd recommend bringing a paddle board, kayak, or canoe since the Inn doesn't have them available. The staff is accomodating, knowledgeable, and gracious.

Great soothing stay on the waterfront!
Reviewed 8 months ago

This is a lovely family owned business right on quiet waterfront at Baywood Park/Los Osos. There is a great restaurant adjoining called the Blue Heron and breakfast and lunch can be had at the Back Bay cafe. A voucher is provided for a delicious breakfast there. The gardens are lovely to walk in with hummingbirds and Monarchs in season.
There is a small wine reception every afternoon also, and there are some dog friendly rooms. Many great places to eat and stroll are nearby. The Sweet Springs reserve is a short walk away.
Pictures are of views from the room and boardwalk that runs a few feet from your doorstep!
Great stay!