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“Affordable, clean and lovely staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   601 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Affordable, clean and lovely staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

If you are driving US101 between LA and San Francisco & want somewhere easy, affordable and clean, stay here. The staff are welcoming, the homemade clam chowder delicious and the waiter, Richard Chamberlain(!), is an asset.

The rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and warm. Gym was small but handy to have and the pool inviting (although I didn't swim).

Don't expect it to be near the beach, it's right off the highway.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

nicelly managed hotel, good size room, convinient location, reasonable prices.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

A short note to provide some info on this hotel. Location is great if you are visiting the Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, or even San Luis Obispo (10-15 minutes North).

The hotel is clean and modern. There is a pool and spa, fitness center (small, but with newer equipment), a library with books, a conference table and flat screen TV. Business center with free use of computers and printers. Small restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner.

The rooms are large and include a bathroom with two sinks (one inside the bathroom proper and one outside the bathroom door). One concern that I had with the hotel directly above Highway 101 (PCH) was the noise...I am extremely happy to report that I could not even hear the traffic at all! Great insulation and windows did the trick!

I would stay here again without hesitation. An excellent choice when staying on the California central coast.

Room Tip: Room was very quiet, even though it faced the freeway.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Well kept hotel, clean, large rooms and batrhroom; comfortable bed. Not too close to the beach though - you will need to drive 5-10 minutes. Great value for the price!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a suite with one and a half bathrooms. I stay in a lot of hotels as part of my work, and this was one of the nicest HGIs that I have stayed in. Although the hotel is right off the freeway, the room was quiet. We'd go back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

overall a good stay, however no complimentary breakfast included.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Enjoyed a brief stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach. It's a really clean hotel located just outside the downtown Pismo Beach area. Easy to get to off the highway and from the airport.

Interesting set up at the hotel. When you arrive you actually walk in to the lobby which is the 4th floor. To get to the restaurant go to the 3rd floor and to get to the fitness center and pool go to the 2nd floor. I'll include a few pics with this review to show you what I'm talking about.

The views from the lobby are what you'd expect to see at a resort. Just past the front desk is the bar with a big window overlooking the town of Pismo Beach and the beach itself.

Whole hotel feels fresh and new. My room was comfortable and clean. No complaints.

Room Tip: Request ocean/pool view room
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach

Address: 601 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 120 spacious rooms and suites, the Hilton Garden Inn Pismo beach is your new Central Coast vacation headquarters. Amenities include the Great American Grill restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, room service, Pavilion Lounge, free wireless and hard-wired internet access, pool, spa, business center, Pavilion Market serving snacks and beverages, a fitness center, a guest laundry, and over 1,600 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Close to great restaurants and the Pismo Prime Outlets, and only minutes from the beach, the Oceano Dunes, wineries, golf courses and quaint coastal towns. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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