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Blue Seal Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   230 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #26 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at this motel earlier this month, and will not likely try it again. Pros: Comfortable bed Mostly clean Location is very close to town, beach, and pier, although the immediate area did not seem safe to walk outside alone, at night. Decent furniture, and room upgrades (new doors/windows/paint) Fairly quiet, away from Hwy 1, and from neighbors. Cons:... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Don't get me wrong, I love this place and we have stayed there many times since 1999, but they need to improve seriously.... From broken lamps to torn sheets to faded painting... They have upgraded some items but still not up tp par....this motel gets high rates for the summer due to proximity to the beach and large pool (unheated)......... More

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San Diego CA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
36 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

This motel is located towards the south end of Pismo Beach. It is painted very "blue". There is a string of one story cottage type in-line buildings and a newer 2-story building. The place is not fancy, but there are regular and family rooms with multiple rooms and bedrooms. Most importantly, it is clean. The rates rise past the point... More

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Visalia, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I booked this hotel for a Friday and Saturday night stay on September 27 and 28, 2013 along with another couple. I chose this hotel because it is just 3 blocks from the beach and walking distance to the Pismo Pier, restaurants and downtown shops. All four of us agreed that the beds were very comfortable (pillow-top... More

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Oceanside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Nice to see such a good deal so close to the beach, pier, and all restaurants. The service from the minute we walked in the door was very friendly and he was very patient with us and our needs. Our price was amazing for two people and I am sure that doubles during the summer, but I think it is... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you are only looking for a place to rest on your way up or down the coast then this is the place for you. Otherwise if you plan to stay more than a few days, don't stay here. Internet: Intermittent at best and extremely slow. Their continental breakfast is less than as well and their beds feel like chicken... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stay in Blue Seal motel driving from Los Angeles to San Simeon. Its very nice, cozy, clean motel. Great hospitality in front desk. Nice, comfortable bed. We met tourist from Germany and France in this motel. They were also very pleased. We got a good rest and continued our trip.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

When we arrived the price for one night was suddenly higher than expected. The fridge was way too cold so some of our food was spoiled in the morning. The bed was clearly very old (sagging mattress) and we did not sleep well at all. The bathroom smelled a bit strange. There were stains on the floor of the room.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

ok so all i wanted to do in my time in america was go to pismo beach. after growing up listening to many references to it by bugs bunny on looney toons i was very excited! now the blue seal. well it is definitely cheap. it suited our budget and was for only one night on our way to san... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great spot. Just need a/c for the summer. Rooms get pretty hot. It was a great location, very close to everything necessary to have a good time. Very well priced for a week day rate. The room was cleaned very well& left neat. Excellent front desk customer service &well trained staff. Only problem was the room temperature got very high... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Seal Hotel Pismo Beach
Blue Seal Hotel
Address: 230 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Blue Seal Inn 1.5*
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