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SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93459   |  
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Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Ventura, California
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“Wonderful oceanfront hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The rooms have been updated, the private balconies provide a wonderful view of Pismo Beach, with stairs down to the beach, three jacuzzis, outdoor seating on the deck with heaters, comfortable beds and bedding and new shower jets. It's a wonderful property and includes breakfast. It's a real jewel at a great price. We will definitely make this one of our regular getaway spots.

Room Tip: Book one of the ocean view rooms. The deluxe corner rooms have a sitting area with great views.
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  • Stayed February 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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  • Location
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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at SeaCrest and I would come back without hesitation. This hotel is a great value (we booked the Ocean View King room) when you book in advance and get the advance purchase discount. Our king bed was very comfortable, our room was spacious and clean and the ocean view was spectacular. Steamers restaurant down the street had good food, good service and great views. There is lots to do in Pismo. We walked to the Monarch butterfly grove, and drove to Avila Beach. There are lots of local vineyards with wine tasting if that is something you enjoy.

Room Tip: Ground level rooms have sliding doors to the grounds and upper level rooms have balconies. We have s...
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  • Stayed January 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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Manteca, California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We have stayed at the SeaCrest for years. I think we have been going there for around 30 years. The old owners took very good care of us. The new Corporation is not personal like it used to be, but the Manager this last time took really good care of us. He said they want to be personal. He did everything he couuld do to make us happy with our stay and to take care of the room problem we had when we arrived. I would certainly ask to speak to the manager if the counter person can't help you. We love it here. They have upgraded the rooms and they are a lot nicer. It is a perfect vacation spot for families or just a couple. Walking distance to town and the beach is just down the stairs. Get in shape!! The walk back up the stairs will kill you if you are not in shape. We take our own food and cook it there. They have Bar B Q's and Microwaves. Nice picnic area looking at the ocean. Lights at nite so you can see if you want to be out there past dark. They also have nice heaters outside and a couple of fire places to sit around. Breakfast in the morning is ok.. Saves you money on Breakfast. ;) I would say go... Fun place, Nice big hot tubs. Enjoy

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

Terrific stay! Beautiful location, clean rooms, stunning view, perfect weather, and a few noisy kids in the pool at 7:30 am. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The pictures on the SeaCrest Hotel website tell the truth: it is on a dramatic bluff overlooking the Pacific, it has a large outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis framed by towering palm trees, and the patio seating has gas heaters and cozy fire pits with views of the ocean. I recommend taking advantage of all of it – no resort fee required! There’s also no fitness center, spa or concierge, but that’s why the stunning setting is reasonably priced.

Our room was stylish and large enough to accommodate our belongings plus two dogs and their crates. Yes! The SeaCrest takes pets, and it's always a challenge to find a pet-friendly hotel that's clean, comfortable, with plenty of amenities. Much to our delight, the rooms seemed to be well insulated so that noise was not a problem. Our bed was very comfortable - not too soft and not too hard - just right. All rooms faced the ocean (most at an angle) and had patios or decks.

The included breakfast is simple and convenient, featuring cereal, muffins, waffle-station and hard-boiled eggs. For dinner, we visited a lively, traditional Italian restaurant in downtown Pismo which is a quaint seaside town. It’s a perfect stop when traveling down the CA coastline.

Please note that the stairwell down to the beach is not suitable for small children or anyone who isn't in good condition; the risers are high and irregular, and the wooden steps are slippery.

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor, but still felt private due to the thick foliage around the patio...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Stayed here for one night on a roadtrip. Room was nice, clean and spacious. Would love to come back again in the summer as we visited in april.

Room Tip: I would choose a room with a beach view (if i could choose again).
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Just stayed here for the weekend while visiting family in San Luis Obispo.
I researched the varied Pismo hotels extensively, and despite one man's very negative review on here, I winded up choosing the Seacrest. Very glad I did.
Yes the Seacrest is a 3.5 star, no bell staff, spa, or fitness center, but it a WONDERFUL 3.5 star hotel, very fairly priced, with over 3 acres of public greenery, pool, hot tub, and lounges sprawled over cliffs above the Pacific. The hotel also has direct beach access which greatly adds to the Seacrest's appeal.
We upgraded to an ocean front king for a small fee, which was an excellent decision. Our room literally was one big ocean view, with a patio that led right into the common grounds just feet from the stairs to the beach. Resting, chatting, drinking, sleeping, etc. with the roar of the ocean, right outside, was amazing.
The rolling hills of the central coast above and just beyond the hotel were equally pleasing.
The hotel room was great; it's tastefully appointed mod-retro aesthetic worked with the Pismo vibe and the hotel's natural surroundings.
My only slight objection was our room's bathroom. I'm a bathroom snob, accustomed to 5 star eloquent bathrooms, so the Seacrest's clean but simple bathroom slightly underwhelmed me. It was fine, just not as great as everything else the hotel offered.
But the view, the spacious room, the very comfortable bed, the friendly fast service, the crazy CHEAP beer and wine (if you log into foursquare you get 1/2 off drinks - i'm talking $2 beer and $4 wine - delivered to your room until 10 ), I will undoubtedly be returning to the Seacrest.And in the very near future, I'm hoping.
So ignore the BS complaints here and just enjoy yourself under the stars, right above the Pacific Ocean. You'll be extremely glad you did.

Room Tip: Book an OceanFRONT room, or upgrade to one upon arrival. It's WAY worth it. You came for the oce...
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Address: 2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93459
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a 5-acre oceanfront bluff top our iconic hotel features direct access to the beach, outdoor heated pool and three hot-tubs. All retro-modern rooms have latest the amenities and technology, including Free WiFi, iPod docking stations, flat-panel HDTVs with DirecTV,complimentary Continental Breakfast and 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space including our roof top terrace with spectacular views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Seacrest Hotel Pismo Beach
Sea Crest Pismo Beach
Seacrest Pismo Beach
Sea Crest Motel Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach Sea Crest
Sea Crest Resort Pismo Beach

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