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501 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2217
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#2 of 31 hotels in Morro Bay
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Estero Inn is an intimate waterfront boutique hotel situated on the scenic Morro Bay Embarcadero. Whether looking for a romantic getaway or a quick stopover along your California Coastal journey, the Estero Inn is your ultimate location. Gently removed from the Pacific Coast Highway, our Embarcadero location provides exceptional shopping and dining interests all within walking distance. Enjoy magnificent Morro Bay views from the comfort of your private balcony in your luxurious suite. Observe playful otters, sea lions and seals from the warmth of your room or from our seaside landing. Experience kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, boating, whale watching, wine tasting and a stroll on the beach all within our quaint village. Estero Inn is located less than 30 minutes from the world famous Hearst Castle and over 300 of California's finest wineries. Come away with us and "Seize the Bay"!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Street parking
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Golf course
Water sport equipment rentals
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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gingersmommy wrote a review Sep 17
Riverside, California58 contributions46 helpful votes
Beginning with the reservation, Tai was a plethora of suggestions to visit in Morro Bay. That was a great segway into the Estero Inn. The hotel is very clean, quiet, and decorated very lovely. It is apparent that they are paying close attention to covid precautions and we felt safe here. The housekeeping staff took good care of us, making little towel animals and helping us with the ironing board! I can't forget being greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne! Lastly, the view was perfect! (Oh, and the Estero Adventures was super great! Zach was efficient) Can't wait to make another trip! We had the Ocean View room and we would ask for that room again! I would only suggest down pillows be available. Thank you Estero for a wonderful visit!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Andrew S wrote a review Nov 2019
Irvine, California6 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
My wife and I stayed here back in June for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and returned to celebrate 60th birthday this past week for 4 nights. Stayed in the Sunset Suite both visits and totally enjoyed our stay. We had 5 days of beautiful sun from sunrise to sunset. Michelle made us feel welcome and was always there to provide anything we needed. Our room was clean, and the bed was extra comfortable with No sagging mattress due to age and quality! All the viewing windows were clean every day and totally enjoyed the outside deck along with inside electric fireplace. The views of the Marina and Morro Rock were excellent. Bathroom was large, extra clean and everything worked! Nice to have a mini fridge and Safe too! Housekeeping woman was a sweetheart with her thoughtful personal touches with different characters she made from towels that were on the bed every day! She did a fantastic job keeping everything in order, clean and ready to use! The breakfast items were fresh and even met the Bakery Lady who makes them every morning as she was delivering more supplies! A quiet location away from all the locals and tourists. Parking was simple and space enough for a large SUV. We also enjoyed meeting and having great conversations with the owners Chris and Cindy. Very humble and genuine people. Keep up the great work! Kathrine and I thank you for your hospitality and making us feel so welcome!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from esteroinn, Owner at Estero Inn
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Come back and see us again soon! Safe Travels, The Estero Inn
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Anton D wrote a review Aug 2020
Pleasant Hill, California21 contributions60 helpful votes
We recently stayed here and we were very impressed with the Estero Inn! We stayed in the Sunset room and it did not disappoint. It's an upstairs, corner unit, with our own private balcony and an amazing view of Morro Rock with the sunset perfectly lined up with the front window. In the front window there is a little shelf and 2 bar stools to watch the sunset from inside with a glass of wine. Outside on the balcony there are two sitting areas to choose from, one protected from the wind and the other right in front. The room was spotless and the hotel is quietly located at the south end of downtown. The staff here is awesome! Super friendly, helpful and all following current COVID-19 safety protocols. Unfortunately our trip was cut short due to a family emergency associated with the fires in the Monterey area. We had to check out early and I was prepared to lose out on paying for our last night without staying. When checking out early, the woman (I wish I knew her name) immediately said she would credit us back 1 night stay without me even asking. What an amazing gesture of kindness! Estero is a true gem and we look forward to planning another trip to finish our shorten vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Cynthia Kostecka, Owner at Estero Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wonderful! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. So sorry you had to leave a bit early but understand evacuations from the fires were the cause. Thank you for sharing your experience with others here on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again in the near future. Safe Travels, The Estero Inn
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applejanna wrote a review Jul 2020
Apple Valley, California863 contributions35 helpful votes
Wow, what an amazing place to stay in Morro Bay!!! We booked our 2 night stay here with our teenagers based on its waterfront location and fantastic customer reviews and we were certainly not disappointed. Our two teens occupied the Marine suite because they each needed their own queen bed and they were quite thrilled by their spacious waterfront accommodation! It was an impressively luxurious and large space. My husband and I occupied the Morro Rock suite which was the furthest back from the water upper unit, but still had a fantastic view of the rock. Our suite was smaller than the kids handicap accessible suite, but it was plenty spacious for us and very well appointed. I like that every suite has a fire place and a nice counter area with a fridge, microwave and sink. You can easily prepare your coffee and simple breakfast in the room and I really appreciated both the fridge and microwave which we used daily (especially during this time of Covid when the guest breakfast room is temporarily closed, understandably). Our patio had 2 chairs and a small table that we enjoyed sitting on in the evening and have a glass of wine and watch the sun set. Another option was a nice bar with 4 stools on the second level facing the water front where we could sit and have wine, or our breakfast or a take away dinner. An additional waterfront option for outside is a lovely gathering area down by the dock with several Adirondack chairs and a couple of bistro tables and chairs, but we didn’t get a chance to enjoy that area. I like the choice that fir such a small Inn, we had multiple choices for enjoying the outdoors to relax. One evening for dinner we got take away from the American Fish company (which I recommend for eating!) and used the nice bistro table with 4 chairs in the kids suite to have a lovely waterfront view for dinner yet in the comfort of our accommodation and safe from Covid exposure. I loved the VERY comfortable bed and pillows at this Inn and the shower water pressure and quick hot water were superb. All the staff who work here are so nice, genuine and welcoming, they were certainly a very positive part of our stay and are sincerely interested in their guests comfort and good experience. The owners daughter, Katie, who works also at the Estero Sports (who we rented one of their electric boats to toodle around the harbor, worth every penny!) located on the property, was also very concerned that we were happy and having a great time. The location of this Inn was also desirable being waterfront and a little at the southern end of the tiny waterfront district of Morro Bay. Within a couple minutes walk are multiple restaurants and bakeries to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our teens liked having a little independence to walk in the mornings and get cinnamon rolls or other baked goods for breakfast. Our only regret with Estero Inn is that we didn’t stay one more night, which would’ve been perfect. We can’t wait to return here and hope to before too long, it’s just such a special Inn and such a special place to be!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Cynthia Kostecka, Owner at Estero Inn
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others here on Trip Advisor. We sure appreciated your detailed review and hope to see you and your family again in the near future! Safe Travels, The Estero Inn
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SKAY18 wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada164 contributions46 helpful votes
It all starts with John, at the front desk. We called for a reservation and he reviewed the different rooms and views. Reserving was seamless. On check-in, he was what you would expect from a 5-star resort. A wealth of information. Made reservations for us, after discussing the options for restaurants in the area. He helped us with our luggage to our room. Great location. Great service. Great room. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Try to reserve the two rooms overlooking the bay and waterfront.
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Response from esteroinn_morrobay, Owner at Estero Inn
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed your stay. John is the best! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe Travels, The Estero Inn
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$193 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyMorro Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Estero Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Estero Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morro Bay Skateboard Museum (0.2 miles), Morro Rock (0.2 miles), and The Shell Shop (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Estero Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at Estero Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Estero Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Estero Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Estero Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Windows on the Water, Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe, and Blue Sky Bistro on the Bay.
Is Estero Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Morro Bay.
Does Estero Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Estero Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Estero Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Estero Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.