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“A good little motel” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #17 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Tulare, Ca
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A good little motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Ocean Palms was a pleasant, clean, and budget friendly little motel. The room was spacious and the bed was comfy. They could use some newer towels and could improve on the breakfast, but we were otherwise very happy with it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great area, beautiful beach, great service. If you're driving down the weat coast, this is the perfect place to stay along you way. I stayed here one night, stopped with no reservation and everything was full, thankfully the gentleman found me a room ! Nothing fancy, but clean. Not expensive, but decent. Enjoy !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were very positively surprised by this motel - room and bathroom were spacious, nice and clean. Bed was huge and comfy, we slept very well. Parking and wifi was for free. Motel is close to the beach, check the pier with a lot of pelicans, they are really cute.
We would definitely recommend this motel, you will get good quality for low price.
Just don´t count on breakfast, there is almost nothing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This was our first time staying at Ocean Palms Motel & we were very pleased with the room. It was clean and beautifully decorated with all the necessary Amenities. The rates were very reasonable. We will definately return for years to come when we want to come to Pismo Beach!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Good-value. Big, clean but dark rooms. Easy to find and walking distance to the beach. Extremely unfriendly, unhelpful staff. The manager tried to cheat us, giving us a "good prize" when we wanted to extend our stay which was higher than booking on the net. Bad breakfast (pastries and old coffee). The pool (cold) is a joke, guests can't use it since they lock the gates.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

You hate to spend a lot of money on a motel when you're just traveling through, and after reading Trip Advisor reviews we made a reservation here. We still spent more than we wanted to, but hey, it's Pismo Beach. The motel was full up and, after some upstairs partying kept us up all night at another motel, we were worried about being in a first-floor room. To our relief, we had a quiet night--other than Hwy.101 traffic noise. (We had to open the front window because the room was too hot for us Northwesterners and could not be adjusted. Thank goodness for iPods!) The owner/manager was friendly and the room was clean. We didn't bother with the meager breakfast offering but instead hightailed it to Linnaea's Cafe in San Luis Obispo. Message to the owners: Please invest in some new white towels and washcloths. Tea-colored towels are just unappealing.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed here with my husband on our pacific coast drive. We had a first floor room which had a lovely high ceiling a large bed. The place was clean and the shower was good. There was a coffee machine, fridge and a microwave.
The breakfast was OK, we'd had better along our trip, I would have liked to see a bit of fruit but there was cereal, pastries, tea, coffee and a waffle maker.
The motel is not far from the beach and is at the end of a street of restaurants and shops. Good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach 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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