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Ocean Palms Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #15 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good upgrades”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed on the second floor - high wood ceilings.Very clean and quiet. Excellent service and friendly host. Breakfast included waffles, cereal and juice.We consider this motel a very good value. Renovations currently under way.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Good location, a short walk down the hill to the beach. Sparkling clean and Bob is the perfect host. I had messed up our booking, but Bob sorted it out in no time - phew! The added bonus is that at breakfast I had the best cup of tea I'd had anywhere in the USA. Would definitely recommend this motel to travellers looking for somewhere decent, that doesn't break the bank.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I chose Ocean Palms Motel because of its perfect location. Although we arrived in town just shortly before needing to leave for our engagement, we still had adequate time to explore Pomeroy Avenue by foot. The manager, Bob, was very helpful and informative about the town and knew the location of all the businesses I asked about. The room was much more pleasant than I expected. It was very clean and met our needs wonderfully. Although it is close to the highway, (all hotels and motels in Pismo are relatively close to the highway as it is a small town that runs along the 101) the highway noise was no problem.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Schwäbisch Hall, Deutschland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The best hotel on our trip!! Cool location, big and clean room, huge and comfortable beds, bath room/wash basin is separate. TV, free WiFi, free parking, pool, short way to the beach, breakfast included. Bob the Manager is very friendly and helpful. Would go there again!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A great place just off the 101. Yes it is close to the freeway but with the window closed this didnt bother us at all. We had a fan in our room which was more than adequate in the absence of any air con. Comfortable, clean rooms which were more than adequate for our needs. Reception were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very basic but functional. Highly recommended for a stay in Pismo Beach, good starting point for exploring the Big Sur and beyond.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The West
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

On a recent trip along the central coast with my 87 year-old-mother we drove into this hotel 'blind'. We needed two rooms and Bob offered a discount, which was appreciated. The highway noise, as mentioned by others is a bit of a problem, but certainly not the worst. My mother is a very picky eater so the juice was the only breakfast option she could accept. You probably want to go out for breakfast. The rooms are simple but clean. Bob and his wife are the highlights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Newly updated property in a very good location next to Hwy 101. Noise from highway was not a problem because of double paned windows that blocked out noise. Walking distance to Pismo Beach pier and nice eateries. Reasonably priced. Appreciate the free WiFi, flat screen TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, free breakfast (Waffles, pastries, OJ, coffee, tea) and nice and efficient staff. Would recommend larger pillows or more pillows for comfortable King size bed.
I would recommend this as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Motel

Address: 390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Palms Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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