I knew from the photos this place would be nice, but it was even better. The balcony felt private even with everyone near by. You can look out at the ocean and not even realize there is someone next door. The rooms are the quietest I've ever slept in, we never heard our neighbors even late in the evening when the t.v. was off, all you could hear was the waves (we slept with our patio door open of course). The rooms are quite large and the bathroom is a nice size. There is a separate sink across from the closet and having 2 sinks came in handy. The staff were friendly and check out wasn't until noon which meant we could relax and enjoy our last morning walking on the beach and not rush to pack. The breakfast was good, no meat/protein choices except for yogurt and hard boiled eggs but there are so many great places to eat within a 5-10 min walk. The restaurant (Steamers) right next door had great food (try the steamed clams!) and a great happy hour. The walk to Pismo Pier is quick and beautiful along the beach. The hotel has 2 hot tubs and a heated pool so you can enjoy the day and evenings. I really can't say enough good stuff about this place, I would love to go back monthly if I could! It's beautiful.