We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The way a budget motel should be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Palms Motel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Ocean Palms Motel to your Saves list
Ocean Palms Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The way a budget motel should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A friend and I got a good deal for our two queen bed room ($84 ex. tax for a night). We stayed in a first floor room, which was very quite and clean with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom. We first planned to stay in one of the motels closer to the beach, but that wasn't necessary because the ocean is only a five minute walk away. And after a day at the beach, the (very clean) pool was a nice place to play cards and hang out before going to a restaurant in town, wich is less than 10 minutes walking distance from the motel. All this, plus the very friendly owner made this the best budget motel out of the +/- ten we've stayed in during our trip in California. The Ocean Palms is nothing too fancy of course, but from our other experiences in motels in this price range it doesn't get much better. If I get the same deal, I'll definitely come back to this place the next time I go to Pismo Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

187 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    54
    85
    34
    6
    8
See reviews for
39
86
14
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Wigginton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

If you want a bath you will have to sit on the plug as it is designed not to stay down! Otherwise a very comfortable stay in a first floor room. The pool looked good but had only attracted a solitary duck during our stay. Breakfast was pastries and microwaveable breakfast bagels. Located just off the Interstate and very close to the beach area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Crawley, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Good - Staff helpful and polite. Room good size and clean. Good shower. Quiet room. Quite good value really as a stopover.

Not so Good - breakfast was basic, with little room to sit. No air con but had fan which worked well.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We used this motel as a one night stop over en route from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. It exceeded expectations for a budget hotel.
Clean and well maintained,friendly and polite staff. Room large and quiet and well equipped. Excellent shower.
Breakfast adequate.
Will use again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Piedmont, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed there on our way from LA to SF and it was just what you hope for: a clean room, clean bedding with plenty of pillows, clean bathroom with new granite and relatively quiet even though it sits by the highway ramp. The breakfast (coffee, cereals, muffins) works great if you're on the go and the waffle maker was a huge hit for the kids. Overall, a great deal for your money. We'll recommend this place and will stay there again.

Room Tip: I would ask for the tucked in rooms where the window/ door is as far removed from the highway as pos...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed here for one night on a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles....really lovely Motel. Perfect location as only a few minutes walk to the beach and close to the highway (so we didn't get lost!) Lovely owners and nothing was too much trouble!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I visited this motel on 4/22/13-4/25/13 the room has a pool as well as the beach being in walking distance. I asked the maid for clean towels and I was told I needed to ask the manager. I told her u cleaned my room before I showered for the day I had taken a walk to see how close I was to the beach. I showered when I got back so I needed clean towels to bath that night or the next morning. Its pretty sad when they dont wanna give u clean towels because they're being cheap about it. You know people come for vacation and is likely to get in water multiple times during the day what are the suppose to dry off with after getting out the water as well as showering. I paid good money to stay there clean towels should not be an issue. I also had an incounter with the locals roaming the parking lot late night checking out the cars or should I say scoping out the cars and the belongs (those were the locals own words scoping out) so tell me what does that sound like to you?

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rashmi829, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Palms Motel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear tea 1976,

I wanted to take the time to reply to your review regarding your recent stay at the ocean palms motel in pismo beach, we would like to make it clear that your room was cleaned in a timely mainly around your schedule and activities and that your room was refreshed with ample clean towels, for your use, i would also like to explain to you, that we have never refused extra towels to any of our guest staying with us all they need to do is ask the front desk, and we have always tried our hardest to provide what is needed, you also end by writing something that is ONLY your opinion and NOt true Facts so i would ask that you not do so.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Ocean Palms Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Ocean Palms Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Palms Hotel Pismo Beach

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ocean Palms Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.