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“Excellent Stay -- Outstanding Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Spyglass Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Ranked #15 of 28 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay -- Outstanding Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Inn is, essentially, oceanfront. (Note … NOT beachfront!) The rooms overlooking the water have balconies with great views. Rooms are older, but large and well maintained and refurbished. Cabinetry is dated, but countertops are new, and there are 40” flatscreens in the rooms. Excellent beds and bedding. Restaurant on premises is very good (and popular). Easy access to Shell and Pismo Beach. The less expensive rooms (around $100 a night) are not fancy and lack views, but for a place that’s on the ocean, a 1 minute walk from a breathtaking Pacific vista, with good sized rooms with a large flatscreen TV and a good bed, that’s a great value. People that complain the rooms at that price either don’t realize how expensive oceanfront rooms are, or didn’t look into the extra $40-50 per night you could have spend to get a junior suite with a balcony that overlooks the Pacific. We'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 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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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Yes, the location is amazing. It was probably worth the price of the room just to be able to walk down the cliffs and play in the tide pools. Our room, however (#101, overlooking the pool), was a typical motel room. Musty-smelling, noisy, etc. For the price, it wasn't bad, but don't expect much charm.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

It was my pleasure to stay at the spyglass inn in Pismo beach. I did upgrade to an ocean view and well worth it. My balcony had the most perfect view of the ocean, so beautiful I painted a picture. Quiet room, spacious, great bed, big tv and a fridge. I stayed two days and loved the weather. The restaurant and bar have a dynamite view way up on the cliffs. Four stars for this place

  • Stayed June 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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Crestline
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We've been coming to Pismo Beach for years and we've never explored Shell Beach. Spyglass is near Pismo but not walking distance to the pier. This spot is more secluded but near two other larger/more expensive hotels. The walking path along the cliffs is beautiful and the stairs down to the beach are fine. The room with a partial ocean view was more than 'partial' as from our private deck we could see the mountains or the ocean. I was grateful for the small conveniences in the room, small fridge, qtips, extra outlets and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. I wished we would have been able to stay longer - next time!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
I would like to personally thank you for your comments regarding your stay. I truly appreciate the time that you took to let us know how we performed during your visit. As the part of the team at the beautiful Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach, I’m happy that we more than met your expectations overall. Thank you for your kind words.
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Benicia, CA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The location of the hotel is very nice. It sits right on the bluffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The room was rather large, more so than your typical motel room. Our main problem was the lack of cleanliness. The bathroom floor was covered in someone else's hair, and the coffee pot had old coffee in it. The beds were comfortable and the sheets appeared to be clean. We just stayed in a Comfort Inn and that place was spotless for half the money. We told the front desk, and they offered to clean the room. We were checking out in 3 hours, so a maid doing her job again was not going to make the situation any better. The front desk stated that they would adjust our rate, but gave a late check out instead. We will not stay here again, as there are much better hotels for the same money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
We are all troubled by the challenges you experienced during your stay at the Spyglass Inn, I can assure you that myself and the staff are working together to make the necessary changes to ensure that these challenges do not happen again in the future. We strive daily for excellent cleanliness and the opportunity to make all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We will continue to work hard to make every guest's stay an enjoyable one. Your comments will help us improve both our service and our product.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I stayed thr for business, but wld love to bring my family for a few days.

  • Stayed June 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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Arizona
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Excellent site, quite, beautiful rooms, large and open, great location. It was great!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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