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Ocean Palms Motel

390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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  • Location
    4 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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San Bernardino, California, USA
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived early so my room wasn't ready yet. The nice manager told me to come back in a half hour. Very short walk to the beach, which was amazing. Came back and got the key to room 116. Nice room, but the bed was horrible. It seemed all the other rooms had big, cushiony beds (maids had doors/windows open... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Convenient for Highway, pool was nice, room was spacious. However, the staff struggled to speak English which was a little "difficult"! The breakfast was adequate but a little cramped. Overall, it was fine for 1 night but that was enough.

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived to be told by reception that as my booking agent hadn't forwarded my credit card details the room had been cancelled. However all was not lost. The motel could give me a room at the same rate as I had arranged through my booking agent. Discovered later that I had been charged the fee for the room and a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A typical American motel at a reasonable price. Clean and decent size room though no air conditioning - a fan is provided, meant the room got pretty hot. Friendly and attentive staff. Good place as a stop off, not much to do in Pismo Beach for a longer stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My God .... This beach is very, very nice. Just imagine a dream. This dream beach. What most surprised you from seeing all the beauty. Transparent and spectacular coastline. Rare creatures in the sea floor. Combining the colors of the sky and the sea. Clean sand beach. Beach safe for swimmers and children. Hotels and motels are very suitable for... More 

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Milton Keynes
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Consistent with other reviews - good location for striking out on the freeways etc. Pismo itself does not have much to offer, but has enough for a few days with a selection of restuarants, although tending to close early (9pm seems to be a weekday close). If you like your karaoke or 70s American rock, there is a resonable bar.... More 

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Dublin
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101 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The owners were friendly and the rooms were clean. However, there was no air conditioning in the room which is unusual. It was less than a 10min walk from the centre of Pismo. The breakfast was fine. Enjoyed making the waffles. Good for a one night stay while on the road.

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Newport, South East Wales
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

clean and tidy, with excellent shower, basic breakfast included, cereals, waffles and breads, my only gripe is that is close to the roads, and quite noisy in the morning. no ac in the room, so might get hot in the summer, April was fine. I found the receptionist friendly enough, and we chatted a while.

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52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good motell. but NO A/C! good locations, located in waøking distants to the beach/restaurants/bars, and short deiving distance to the outlets at groover, and the shopping/restaurants at arroyo grande. Great pool, good parking facilities. the breakfast was small but sufficient for a motel. Be carefull when entering the parkinglot, there's a huge dip at the entrance, dont damage your car!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place was good for the price paid, we had a clean large room with TV, coffee machine and bath. Close to local restaurants, friendly manager and well kept motel. Swimming pool is in the parking lot so we didn't use it. Breakfast is very basic but it was free. Wifi seemed to be patchy. Overall would recommend for a... More 

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