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“No frills but a good place to stay.” 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 #26 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
Chowchilla, California
1 review
“No frills but a good place to stay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at this motel. The rooms have been updated since my first stay and I was pleased with that. The room was clean, beds are comfortable, TV worked, lots of hot water in the shower and a small refrigerator in the room. The upstairs patio area is what I liked the most. The rooms are small but the point is to be at the beach. The ocean is just a short walk away and I liked hearing the waves crashing all night. Splash Cafe, Harry's Bar, shops and the Pier are just around the corner. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We were able to check in early and also leave the car in the parking lot after check out while we enjoyed a few more hours in Pismo. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Breeze P, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write and to return to Pismo and to our hotel. We are continuing to make improvements on the outside and the inside. Our objective continues to be to provide value priced lodging close to the ocean in Pismo Beach. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Rating summary
  • 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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Emeryville, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

One of my worst stays ever at a hotel. Old, smelly rooms with dated furnishings and a torn bedspread. Thin walls and single pane glass = lots of noise from your neighbor, and the street - don't plan on sleeping well. Advertised a heated indoor pool - out of service for months. Advertised wifi - never worked. Staff has horrible attitude and no use for the truth. Hard for words to express how bad this place really is - avoid.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Breeze P, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you for your response. We did check the bed covering for any tears. The hotel does have single pane glass windows. The pool is closed and we removed advertising of the pool months ago. We do use standard hotel cleaning chemicals to sanitize and remove odors from the room. We hope you will return to Pismo in the future.
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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This place was dated, dirty and down-right unfriendly. I have traveled a lot and this one ranks in the sub-basement…..very ride front desk. I figured… well she might have just been having a bad day. It went downhill from there…..everything was below par.

There are lots of good places in the area… choose another and save the aggravation

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, December 16, 2013
We apologize for your experience. We continue to improve the facilities and we'll use this review to educate the staff. Thank you.
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San Pedro, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

What a joke. They charged us a premium price for a run down, small, dated, ugly room.

The only saving grace was that' it was steps from the beach and the pier. This place was recommended by the Chamber of Commerce tourist office in town. Shame on them!

The breakfast was a complete joke. Coffee and toast! Yummy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 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, December 16, 2013
We apologize for your experience and hope you will return to Pismo Beach. We'll use this to educate the staff. Thank you.
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San Jose, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I read the reviews prior to arriving so I wasn't expecting much. We arrived a little early (1pm) and thought we would try our luck checking in. There was an older man who was rude and said "no try back around 2:30" without even looking in the computer or offering a smile. When we came back a nice young girl checked us in. Being two females traveling together we asked for a second floor room but was told they were all taken. Once we arrived to our room it appeared run down and tired. We reserved a suite and there was a sign in the kitchen that said "$100 cleaning fee for leaving dirty dishes" I'm pretty sure it does not cost $100 to wash a few dishes, makes me wonder if other guests half [--] clean them to avoid the fee... lucky for us we didn't end up using any. Our door didn't close property so we were unable to lock the second lock. The bottom lock and the dead bolt were our only options, the windows didn't look like they had any kind of locks on them either. As mentioned before being female travelers on the first floor I would like to feel a little more secure. The pool was closed, which from the other comments seems like it has been that way for quite some time. The continental breakfast was a joke. Banana, a mini muffin, and toast were the only options. Not to mention the sign that said "be mindful of other guests" which basically implies not to take more then 1 mini muffin...

Only plus side: Location, its only a block from the beach. Restaurants and a few bars all within walking distance.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Breeze P, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We apologize that you could not check in early and the signs offended you. Guests check out at 11 a.m. and the housekeepers need time to clean the rooms so the check in time, like most hotels is at 3 p.m. (many hotels now have a 4:00 p.m. check in time) We did inspect the room and the windows do have locks. About the sign "$100" sign, the intent is to ask the customers to clean any dishes that the guests use. When housekeeping cleans the dishes and pots and pans, it delays other rooms being cleaned which could also delay other guests checking in on time. The breakfast sign is to kindly remind guests to not use the complimentary breakfast to stock up for a hike or a beach outing. Thank you and we hope you'll visit Pismo Beach again.
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Simi Valley, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed here the weekend of the Pismo Beach Clam Festival. The room was small but clean. Bed was VERY uncomfortable. Pretty noisy too as we were located on the alleyway. Seems like everyone who drove through there had really loud vehicles and the people with more than a few drinks walking past didn't think anyone could hear them unless they were yelling. ;-)

Other than the noise my only real complaint was that the hot water heater that feeds our room also supplies water for 4 other rooms, two of which have Jacuzzi tubs which were apparently used on Sunday morning. This left us without any hot water at all which was more than a little inconvenient. Even more frustrating was the lack of response from the front desk, aka not answering the phone, when I called to ask about it. I even thought I was being tricky and called the main number from my cell phone but still no answer. That was interesting to say the least. When my husband went to the office to get us some coffee he chatted with an older man and his wife about the hot water and the attitude was "Oh well". Not even an insincere apology or faking concern, just oh well.

Oh well, we probably won't stay there again. :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Breeze P, General Manager at Ocean Breeze Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We continue to improve the hotel so that guests can experience a great location at a value that leaves money to enjoy Pismo Beach. Interestingly, many of our guests post positive reviews that do not seem to post. We look forward to seeing you in Pismo Beach!
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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:
#15 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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