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Sea Gypsy Motel

1020 Cypress, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and that was too much. The room was relatively clean with a double camping bed. The view was lovely and the sunset was fantastic however due to the sea front rooms having sun all day it was unbearably hot. We left all doors open with two fans but only managed two hours sleep between... More 

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this place is small, a bit run down, somewhat noisy and very dated, my family fell in love with the waterfront location and proximity to everything in downtown Pismo Beach. This is an old motel, if you are OK with those establishments, very small parking spots, a tiny pool by the parking lot, a few people with dogs, some... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a standard queen room at The Sea Gypsy at a very reasonable rate but with no view at all. I picked this place because it was right on the beach and it was walking distance to the pier etc. Room was small and a bit cramped but we weren't there to do more than really sleep. I would... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My family and I stay here several times a year. And every summer my parents bring me and my brothers families here for a large family vacation. Let me say now, this is an old and original hotel, nothing fancy, but well maintained and always CLEAN!!! We always get an ocean view room so we can hear the ocean with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel several times and there is quite a difference in the rooms. The ones with several beds are small but have full kitchens. The ocean front rooms have great views. Nothing fancy but you can hear the thunder of the waves to lull you to sleep. I also love the fact it is pet friendly.... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stayed on a weekday, great view, right on the beach! The staff is really nice, helpful, exactly how it should be. There was an older lady who checked me in who has a great front desk personality. Rooms are clean. I'm already planning a family vacation here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed at the Sea Gypsy for a week with a three-year old and had a great time. We had an efficiency unit overlooking the beach. It was spacious and everything was sand coloured (very clever!) with a pull-out couch and murphy bed. The kitchen was well equipped and there were laundry facilities across the hall. The sunsets from the... More 

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Los Osos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is my favorite motel to stay in when i'm visiting the central CA coast. There are rooms that aren't on the ocean view side - I would never book them. But the view sides are amazing. Sliding glass doors allow a full view with ocean sound effect and smells, plus a small deck to enjoy a glass of wine... More 

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Hanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed in a non ocean view room and enjoyed every minute of it. Although our window faced the parking lot, pool and spa we were pleased to know we could literally walk down 3 flights of stairs and be on the sand in seconds. Both our daughters stayed in a room with an ocean view and one room was... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My husband and myself wanted to meet one of our sons in Pismo for a short vaca. We have always LOVED the central coast and Pismo was it for us. He lives in San Diego and we live in Oakhurst. We originally planned to stay (3 nights) at Pismo Lighthouse Suites, which was really nice, but when we decided to... More 

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