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“Lovely place to stay & eat @ Pismo Beach” 4 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay & eat @ Pismo Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After a long drive from San Francisco, it was a welcome relief to find Spyglass inn and check into our room. We thought about finding another restaurant in Pismo Beach, but after reading the reviews, we dined in the Spyglass restaurant. It was midweek in October, so a bit quiet, but the food and waitress was excellent. We would be more than happy to stay there again, especially as the Elephant Seals can be found up the coast, just a few miles away!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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Walnut, California
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

By necessity, I requested a room on the first floor (no elevators). This was great as long as I could open the door and get an ocean breeze. There is no AC, the day temp was over 80, so it was not pleasant at night all closed up. For me personally, no AC is a deal breaker, but many people won't mind that. Fire place if it is cold. OK room other than that. Did hear noise from nearby rooms.

Room Tip: Try for ocean view on the second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed this weekend (Sat night only) at Spyglass and found the dining experice was excellent.... Our hotel was unbearable until around 7 pm due to heat and with zero AC not a good mix... The hotel had a wedding that evening and one room connected to the wedding kept the party going till 3:30 in the morning... Many rooms around us were upset to say the least... We called front desk that did nothing to shut it down... Nice view, food but make sure no wedding so they can't ruin your time on the central coast...

Room Tip: Ocean view is the only way to go...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Corona, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

had a good view of ocean from our room #216.the bed was good t.v good room needed some repairs broken lamp with short in it.lamp on night stand didn't work.sliding closet doors needed new rollers very hard to open and close doors.fan blades needed cleaned or painted maybe both.on top of t.v. cabinet people left empty bottles and half empty ones maid just left them there.i pulled down and put in trash.the restaurant that is there needs some help food not that good and service very slow coffee served cold.tables needed cleaned up instead of leaving dishes and food there for long periods of time.maybe short of help or need bus boys.prices were high on food.we ordered steak and got cube steak not that good.

Room Tip: #216 if they have fixed things i told them about.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After a long journey we arrived at the Spyglass inn and were a bit disappointed on the first viewing. It didn't look anything like in the travel agents brochure. Once we were given our rooms things did not improve, our 'bay view' was actually a view of the car park and the adjacent building! After complaining we were moved to better rooms but quickly realised that the only rooms worth having were the ocean view rooms. (All of which were already occupied). All the rest of the rooms might as well be anywhere with a view of a car park and/or road. The pool was also disappointing, a small fenced in area in the middle of the car park. No A/C in the rooms also made for an uncomfortably warm evening. Some good points were that the rooms were spacious with fridges in the rooms. There was also free wi-fi which the kids appreciated and on-demand movies. Very disappointed with this hotel after high expectations as it looked so nice in the brochure!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We ate here on October 14, 2012. If you are headed down the California coast this place is worth stopping for. The food was very good as was the service. I would definitely eat here again if the opportunity presented itself.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Centennial, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed at the Spyglass Inn for 3 nights and had a very enjoyable time. Our room was on the first floor with a wonderful ocean view and a sliding door that opened up to a nice outdoor sitting area. The king bed was extremely comfortable and the room was equipped with frig, coffee maker, fireplace, TV and nice bath products. The beach access was a short walk away and we enjoyed strolling on the beach and walking toward San Luis Bay. The Spyglass Inn restaurant offered delicious hearty breakfasts (not complimentary). The Dolphin Bay Resort and Cliff's Resort were located right next door for over twice the cost, and offered the same beautiful ocean view (there were weddings at Dolphin Bay during both days we were there). The Spyglass Inn was definitely showing some wear, and we had problems with doors - the closet sliding door did not slide, the screen was torn on the sliding door to the outside, and the main room door was stuck and had to be closed with much force. The floors were creaky and we could hear noise from the guests above. We were attending Parent Weekend at Cal Poly, so we received a 15% discount on the room rate, which made for a reasonably priced visit to Pismo Beach. Spyglass Inn is definitely not a luxury hotel, but if you're looking for an affordable ocean front property with great views, walking trails, convenient restaurant, and is dog friendly, I would recommend Spyglass Inn.

Room Tip: Highly recommend an ocean-facing room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Spyglass Inn

Address: 2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass Inn 3*
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