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“Nice hotel for Morro Bay, but still an old property” 4 of 5 stars
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La Serena Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   990 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442   |  
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Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Fresno, California
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“Nice hotel for Morro Bay, but still an old property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

If you live in the central valley you visit Morro Bay in the summer and also know that there hasn't been any new Hotel construction in a long time in this small coastal town. Many of the properties that I remember as a kid in the 70's are still there and have undergone various ownership changes and various remodels. La Serena is a nice hotel but still an old property and the smell is the give away. In the second floor hallway you can smell the old of the property. It's an ok hotel, but maybe on the high end for prices.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are continually working to improve not only the appearance but also the functionality of the property. Come back and see us the next time your in the area.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

A large, clean and comfortable room. There was a nice sun lounge area adjacent to the breakfast room, which meant we could take breakfast outside. Our room had a balcony, with sea view (albeit a side view).
Very helpful staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
We were so happy to read of your pleasant stay with us. We'll save you a chair on the sun deck for your next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

At $87/night good value for money. Quiet, walking distance to the harbor for dining and shopping, and plenty of parking.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to providing you with excellent customer service and comfortable accomodations the next time your in our area.

Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Our room was large, clean and comfortable. The hotel is close to the harbour, shops and restaurants. The breakfast was fun too, we really liked making our waffles. The staff were helpful, and all at a good price too. We would gladly stay here again if in the locale.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
We look forward to seeing you again and we'll have the waffle iron hot for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This mid-size motel is located about two blocks from all of the action in Morro Bay. The rates are great - king size bay view room for $104 a night (with a $15 off per night TripAdvisor coupon). My traveling companions had a double queen bed room for only $74. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with a microwave and small refrigerator. Two sinks (one just outside the bathroom). Included is a full continental breakfast with waffles and eggs and late afternoon sparkling cider and snacks. A great bargain!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, May 13, 2012
The La Serena Inn thanks you for your nice review of your stay with us. We love to hear when everything comes together to make a wonderful stay for our guests. We hope you will come back and see us again.

Happy travels,
La Serena Inn
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We choosed this hotel for a stop on our way from L.A. to San Francisco. We were delighted by everything. Our room was quite big, perfectly clean, with the nice old style furniture. Free parking. Helpful staff at the reception. Breakfast included in the price.
In a room we found a booklet written by the hotel owner, who described how he felt in love with this hotel and Morro Bay. He recommended bird watching, as this area is famous for this activity.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
We at the La Serena were very happy to read of your enjoyable stay with us, thank you for the lovely review. Come back in January for the annual Winter Bird Festival we have here in Morro Bay.

Best regards,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel once a month for 3 years and was always given a great deal. But yesterday I had to cancel my stay due to a change of plans. I was told the hotel was at 72% occupancy and so I would be charged for the room. When I called this morning I was told that the hotel was at 99% occupancy and since my room wasn't rented I would be charged. I understand that 24 hour cancelation policy is standard. You'd think that after 3 years of my business some exceptions would be made!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
The La Serena Inn would like to apologize for any inconvience you experienced as a result of the cancellation policy. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will be staying with us again soon.

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Address: 990 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#7 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#13 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Serena Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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