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Pacifica Motor Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   200 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Pacifica
sacramento,ca.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“quick trip for the 4th”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Not our usual spot, but the most comfortable beds around, good ocean view, quiet, would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Visited Pacifica in 2011 but stayed in the city, and decided that we wanted to come back and stay at this place which was right next to the beach! We weren't disappointed at all! The room was very affordable and close to anything.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The motel is a 2 minute walk from the beach, which was a nice way to unwind every evening after full days of business meetings.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Surrey, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We loved Pacifica - tiny little sea town off San Francisco, Pacific highway 1. Waves our amazing here, and I saw the best sunset I've ever seen here - which is why we stayed the night.
Hotel was clean, big, staff friendly and we got a sea view room which was very nice. Free wifi, close to San Francisco, lovely little town. Out of everywhere we visted in the 3 weeks we travelled Cali, Arizona and Nevada, this town was our favourite :) I'm rating it Very good, mainly because of the lcoation but the room was good value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We were traveling back from our 30th anniversary trip, and decided we did not want to drive all the way back to Sacramento that evening. so we stopped in Pacifica and I checked for a room.
Only problem I had was the bed, but since you will really find a hotel with a bed you like I will never mark them down for the bed unless it is broken or really old and this was neither.
Great for a quick stop and sleep for the night. Ask for a room with a view

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

My husband and I went to Pacifica to celebrate our 16 year anniversary. We stayed at the Pacifica Motor Inn, and though it was your typical little beach town motel, it was still a nice stay. The staff was very friendly. It's very quiet, and the beach is so close, perfect location for relaxation!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

This is a very basic, no-frills hotel, so don't expect to find anything fancy when you check in. Here is the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about this hotel:

The Good:
- Location is good, if you want to be outside of the hustle bustle of the city. This hotel is right off of Highway 1 in Pacifica, in a cute little shopping center, just a 1 minute walk to the beach.
- Free parking
- The room we had was clean, for the most part -- mostly just outdated curtains and carpet, which made it appear a bit unclean.
- The room we had was very large, with 2 double beds and a lot of space.
- The room we had was equipped with a large mini-fridge, an outdated microwave, and a TV (not flat screen) and with a few channels.
- The shower was outdated, but for the most part clean. There was also a complimentary wall-mounted hair-dryer in the bathroom.
- There is complimentary WiFi througout the property.

The Bad:
- This hotel is very worn down and could use a huge renovation. The elevator was slow, the stairs were splintery, and the stair railings were rusty (eww!).
- If it matters to you -- this is what I would call a "motel", not a "hotel" -- meaning, the entry door to the guest rooms is from the outside, rather from an indoor corridor. I think motels provide less safety than hotels for this reason.
- The sheets on my bed had holes in them, and so did 2 of the bathroom towels I used. The hole in the sheet was the size of a cigarette (hmm), and the towel was so ripped it was embarrassing. Seriously? Can't they afford to replace the worn out towels?
- The pillows on the bed were terrible -- flat and lumpy.
- The walls were super thin - I could hear everything the neighbors were saying. Also, I could hear people and their rude children running up and down the outside walkway all night and in the morning, dragging their bags along. Again, this is an old building -- the walkways are not very sturdy, thus they are loud.
- The continental breakfast is a joke. It consisted of some cheap danishes in plastic wrap and some terrible coffee.
- The complimentary internet was very very very slow (don't know if this was due to the service, or the wireless router, or what)

The Ugly:
- The rust! I realize this hotel is practically on the ocean, and rust is a factor when there is that much moisture -- but still. Eww! The doors were coated in rust, and so were all the stair railings.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless you really want to stay in this area and everything else is either sold out or too expensive (which is what happened to us -- we actually wanted to stay at the Holiday Inn Express next door).

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pacifica Motor Inn

Address: 200 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
Location: United States > California > Pacifica
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Pacifica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacifica Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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