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“Great little place” 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
Hertford, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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“Great little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night on way to LA, great place to stop and break the journey, such a cute little town with a gorgeous seaside. The room was nice & spacious, the whole place is very clean & tidy. The smell in the reception office is a bit off putting so we decided against breakfast. We would return.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very friendly owner, good location. Carpet in our room had some (old) stains but other than that the room was immaculate. I was worried about road noise being close to the freeway but it wasn't really a problem and I didn't need earplugs. Clean and well-maintained property. Everything worked as it was supposed to. Sometimes staying in independently owned motels can be chancy, but this one is the equal of any similar price range big chains, and better than most.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Lakewood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here for one night in Dec. 2013 with my 2 kids. Was pleasantly surprised by how clean and updated it was, considering it is a motel, not a hotel. The manager was very nice and friendly. Free wifi, free continental breakfast. Very close to the beach, and literally next to the 101 on-ramp. I would stay here again. It's nothing fancy, but it did have a flat-screen TV with plenty of cable channels, a large mini-fridge and microwave.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Overall, this little motel is a great deal. My girlfriend and I went for a quick weekend getaway for the weekend and only stayed one night. The location is great. We walked just about everywhere we wanted to go. The room was clean. The shower had great pressure and stayed hot for a long time. The owner checked us in and was super helpful. I would stay here again.

The only downside was the noise level. We could hear when the door closed to each room and heard the kids in the room next to us.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It was an absolute delight staying at Ocean Palms. Bob, the owner, is really nice and helpful - and the rooms are very well-equipped and maintained. In fact, I would go as far as saying that this is the best motel I have ever stayed in. The beds and pillows are super comfy, the shower is hot and strong, the ammenities are modern, and everything is very clean. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Cannock, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Clean, spacious room that provided a great place to rest our heads overnight while driving the PCH.
Friendly reception and ok complimentary breakfast, with usual muffins/toast/cereal etc.
Not really much going on in Pismo, but a good stopover point.
Overall good value for money motel .

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice little Motel run by a nice guy called Bob. The Motel is offering excellent accomodation at a small price. We stayed there for two nights on our trip along the coastal highway. Room was on second floor. Spacious, with a high ceiling and well equipped. Comfy king size bed, big enough for the three of us (2 adult, 1 child) large flatscreen. Bath was spotless. Wifi worked fine. The rooms have no A/C which could be a setback when it's hot outside. We valued the heater, though warm at daytime it got quite chilly at night.
The pool is small but well kept. Highway is close but not much noise from traffic. Breakfast is the standard but ok. Food options and shops nearby though Pismo Beach offers not so much. I recommend a trip to SLO which is just 13 Miles.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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 > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 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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