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“Good Hotel for a Small Budget” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Pismo Beach

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Motel 6 Pismo Beach
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   860 4th Street, US 101 at the 4th Street exit, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #25 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Fresno, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Hotel for a Small Budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have stayed at this Motel 6 a few times. They are close to the beach, don't charge for small dogs and have a Dennys within walking distance. There is nothing fancy about it, but if you're there just for a clean place to clean-up and sleep, it's just fine. They also have a nice lighted area for walking dogs.
If you're there for shopping, the outlet mall is only about a block away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We will not stay at this property again.

While we were ostensibly in a non-smoking room, the entire room absolutely reeked of cigarette smoke. (We stayed three nights and it never did air out despite my efforts.)

It seems management is ok with this, because there was a hotel-provided ashtray in the room, with a rather contradictory "no smoking" symbol on the bottom of it.

Also, after our first night our room never got cleaned.

The one upside was the very friendly and professional desk clerk who was there when we checked in.

If cigarette smoke doesn't bother you and you're just looking for a low-end place to crash, this is an ok choice. Rooms are small, bedding and towels are sparse. But the water pressure in our shower was great.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gilroy, ca
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not much to describe...you get what you pay for.....very small rooms, paper thin beds.....rooms were clean...easily accessible from highway 101. I would not stay again....my vehicle would have provided more comfort...

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atwater, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A small group of us friends were visiting outside our rooms drinking coffe at ten pm, when we were ordered to go inside our rooms. We told the Assitant Manager there is no way our group is going to all fit in there small rooms. He then left called the cops and 3 cops from Grover BEACH told us we would be arrested if we did not comply. We have never ever been treated like that. We are looking into our legal options.

Room Tip: Anywhere but here.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

stayed here before - FYI, the inside rooms are quieter.

The mattress was BETTER than what I have at home - I should have stripped the sheets to see the brand.

Nice people at the desk.

Take 4th down to Pismo and the beach.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Very busy location in July. Staff was very helpful x patient with busy lobby. Great Value! Quick access to town x beach. Will stay here again. No big issues. Dennys next door. Freeway access. Staff took time to give me tips on local restaurants x things to do etc.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berkeley, California
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Motel 6 in Pismo Beach is acceptable for the price. We stayed here without making a prior reservation and paid about $55 with tax. The room was small and dated but not dirty. The bathroom had soap but nothing else. The premises seemed less sketchy than other Motel 6 locations I've come across. It's close to the freeway and a short drive from shops and restaurants. The neighborhood is fine but not very interesting. Overall, this Motel 6 gets the job done if you are looking for overnight accommodations en route to somewhere else, but I'd definitely upgrade to something nicer if the Five Cities were my final destination.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Pismo Beach

Address: 860 4th Street, US 101 at the 4th Street exit, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Pismo Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Clam Capital of the Central Coast! Motel 6 Pismo Beach CA is 2 miles from Pismo Beach Pier. Area dining is within a mile. Visit Avila Valley Hot Springs 7 miles and Lopez Lake13 miles. Relax with Wi-Fi in all guest rooms for a fee. ... more   less 
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