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“Awesome walking distance to shops.” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean Breeze Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   250 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #27 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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“Awesome walking distance to shops.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

For the price it was great. Mgr checked our room before we walked in and stuck around to see if we needed anything. We were allowed to check in early and upgraded . Noticed they are doing remodel and beautification for summer. Right around corner from Splash and Harry's and boardwalk.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive review! we appreciate you noting what thousands of guests experience but never write.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here Christmas Eve. Would echo the other comments on tripadvisor that managers/owners give terrible customer service. They are just not interested in being helpful or friendly. Pool is covered but open to outside via large metal gate so the place is a cold and drafty unheated room. Dark and dingy at night. Water is warmish but the place is lit with just 2 flood lights. Kids thought it was spooky. After 1/2 hr the manager guy came in and turned on the in-pool light and left without saying a word.

No one in office at 7:30p to ask about continental breakfast. The guy never said anything about it at check-in. Next morning kids, wife and me go to office at 8a for breakfast but doors are locked. No one answers the bell. I call the phone number on the door and it's an answering service that takes reservations only! Minutes later the managers/owners drive up in their car, park, look at the 4 of us standing there then walk in the opposite direction without saying a thing! They live in #7 and have a dog. So much for being pet-free! We chose this place partly because my son is allergic to dogs and cats.

Anyway, the guy eventually walks up to the office and goes in via the other door without acknowledging us standing there. He locks the door behind him and I knock and ask if we can come in for breakfast. He says through the locked door "there's no breakfast...it's Christmas". If only he'd told us at check-in or was around the previous night at 7:30p we could have asked and planned ahead.

Rooms are borderline ok. Clean enough but small. No coffee maker. No hairdryer. No wi-fi reception despite supposedly free wi-fi.

Went to check out and again no one in the office. Finally the guy came back and I handed him the keys. Had to ask for a receipt. He spent the whole time on the phone talking with someone about having Christmas lunch! Never looked me in the eye.

Bottom line: very dodgy place to stay. We've been on many road trips and stayed at both chains and independent motels but this stands out as being the WORST! Definitely not worth $143+tax. Good luck if you need something or lock yourself out of your room. There's a 25% chance at best there'll be someone in the office to reluctantly help you!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
We appreciate your comments and have taken actions to review with our staff so that future guests will have a better experience. Thank you.
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Riverside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent the weekend here for the Annual Clamfest. We arrived on Friday for the Wine Walk. This hotel is not fancy, but perfect if you are looking for affordability, within walking distance to downtown Pismo and a block from the ocean. Our room was clean and decorated nicely. We were able to park the car and walk to all of the weekend festivities. We were also able to get a later check-out on Sunday. We will definatly stay here again....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write what thousands of our guests experience every year but do not have the time to write.
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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We made last minute reservation for the weekend on Thursday night. Took what we could get(was available). We wanted to stay by the beach/pier. After booking, went and read trip advisor for this motel. Should have read it first. Everything negative that was said on trip advisor was correct, We arrived at 3:15, check in time was 3:00. Nobody was in the office, other people were waiting and said they were out to lunch. When the person came back from lunch about 3:30-3:45, he blamed his absence on CA labor law(needing to take a lunch). He wasn't able to do it earlier in the day as the health department was there doing an inspection. This was also the reason that the pool was closed. Of course at no time was any discount offered for the lack of a swimming pool or late check in.
We got into our room and it was exactly as we expected given I read trip advisor. Room was adequate, but the bed linens were filthy. Thankfully we had brought our own sheets, pillows and blankets. Our reservation was non refundable due to our last minute reservation or we would have left and found other accommodations.
We love Pismo Beach and will go back again many times in the future, but we will never stay at the Ocean Breeze Inn unless they suddenly make some big changes..

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
We've reviewed your input with our staff to educate them on providing better guest experience. Thank you!
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Modesto, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for the past five years.This will be the last year. We prepaid for a room. This was the same room we have had for five years. When we got there they told us we didn't pay for that room. Tried to downsize our room to one that was smaller. The new managers are rude, harsh and if you ask for anything "like a pillow, or blanket" they act as if you are asking for them to come in a make your bed for something. I miss Charlene the old manager. She was so kind and always always had a smile on her face. PLEASE GET NEW MANAGERS. Noone from our group will stay here again. Loss for the hotel because we come twice a year with at least 10 rooms being rented out. My advise go to Beach Walkers inn. They're nice and the rooms have temperpedic beds.. Worth the two blocks up the road

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Guests had multiple rooms. Other guests in the hotel had to call the police @ 2:30 a.m. because these guests were fighting with loud voices. Police asked guests to quiet down, Guests again started to disturb other guests by yelling. Police asked the guests to leave the hotel.
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Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Greeted by not very friendly man behind counter. No laundry facilities and rooms small with not so comfortable bed. However good value for money especially for short stay and pool seemed good. This is a small motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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oceansedge, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Guest signed Check In form that states pets are not allowed and there would be a fee if pets enter the room. Guests had a dog they sneaked into the room.
Guest asked to quiet down after 10 p.m..
Next morning, manager asked about the Dog seen coming out of guest room. Guest argued and Guest left without paying fee for having Pet in the room.
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Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at this place ,the man and lady that run the place are very rude and certainly “NOT” customer service oriented people!!!they are in the wrong business,they couldn’t even make eye contact when we checked in! just mumbled.. they just snooped around all day...bad bad bad service! Housekeepers were nicer!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Ocean Breeze Hotel Pismo Beach
Ocean Breeze Hotel
Ocean Breeze Motel
Address: 250 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Breeze Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1/2 block from the ocean at Pismo Beach with Indoor heated pool. Beach style motel. Park and walk to restaurants and shops. Billiards, bowling, surf rentals are less than 1 block from the motel. Family suites with 2 bedrooms and/or kitchenette are available. Kids will love the pool.FREE Parking, FREE Continental Breakfast.Ideal for value minded guests who respect property and the right of others to enjoy Pismo Beach, reasonable rates, and convenience of a great location close to the beach, entertainment, and activities without having to drive the car after checking in.NOT RECOMMENDED for guests who wish to party loud after 11 p.m., or disturb other guests, or sneak in a pet, or smoke in the rooms, or allow kids to run around in the hallway/parking lot, or try to sneak in more guests then allowed in the room, or have a trailer or LONG VEHICLE, or would like to stay at a 5 star hotel but don't want to pay the 5 star rates and obey the 5 star policies. ... more   less 
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