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La Serena Inn

990 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2138
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 31 hotels in Morro Bay
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level

See why so many travelers make La Serena Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Morro Bay. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as La Serena Inn offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features outdoor furniture, express check-in and check-out, and a sun terrace. Plus, La Serena Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Morro Bay be sure to experience local crab favorites at Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant, Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, or Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley.

If you’re looking for something to do, Anchor Memorial Park, Tidelands Park, and Centennial Parkway are a nice way to spend some time.

At La Serena Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Morro Bay.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Parking garage
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ephrem B wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California45 contributions
I decided to go on a road trip to escape the lockdown blues and also check off an item on my bucket list. I've always wanted to go here for cultural reasons. Morro Bay is regarded as the spot the first Filipinos set foot on Northern America soil in 1587. I came to see the commemorative plaque that was placed there. The hotel was listed as a two star and it provided a comfortable bed. I got a single, king bed for me and my friend but there were only two very airy pillows. Once you laid your head on one, it would flatten and the sides would rise up beside your head. I had to fold it in half to get an okay support for my head. The amenities were sufficient for the one night stay. The location was near perfect for my historical and tourist sightseeing goals. The hotel was also only a couple of blocks from the waterfront where the majority of tourist shops were open till 8pm due to the lockdown.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from nick yellin, General Manager at La Serena Inn
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Hi Ephrem! Thanks for staying at La Serena Inn. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morro Bay and Thank you for leaving us a review!
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M L wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions
Wifi was inconsistent. Bathtub was missing stopper so only shower was working. Toilet paper holder was not attached properly to the wall. Trash in parking garage. Huge dumpster parked in front of hotel and people were scavenging it. Ants in room including on bed linens. Light fixture for balcony was not attached to wall and just sitting on railing. Have been here before but never again. It is evident management is incompetent or does not care or both.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from nick yellin, General Manager at La Serena Inn
Responded Aug 5, 2020
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.
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hoturkey wrote a review Feb 2020
Fethiye, Turkey600 contributions28 helpful votes
We spent one night here. It was a pleasant hotel with an excellent location near the centre and the sea. It was clean and comfortable. The staff were excellent, especially the girl who was working the late afternoon - early evening shift (I'm sorry I don't remember your name!). We needed to use the laundry but we were confused about how to operate it as it asked for 50c coins?! She helped us figure it out so we were able to do our laundry, but when we wanted to use the dryer, the fuse blew in the laundry room! She let us use the dryer in the housekeeping room so we could dry our clothes. Thanks again for all your help. The room itself is large, nicely decorated and clean, although it is a little tired. The hotel was clearly designed with a lot of love and care and you can find literature in the room explaining how the owners bought the hotel and how the lovingly created this place, which makes it even more shocking that there were 3 huge rips in our net curtain! I had actually seen this in one of the reviews I'd read before booking so it didn't surprise me but why leave it like that, especially when it was mentioned in previous reviews?? I am not sure if more than one room has this rip in the curtain or if we got that specific room by coincidence but for something that is so easy and cheap to fix, why they would leave it like that is very hard to understand.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from nick yellin, General Manager at La Serena Inn
Responded Jul 22, 2020
Hi There! sorry for the late response! I am so sorry for your experience with the curtain, we thought that we had gotten all of the damaged ones taken care of but must have missed that one. Good news is that since your stay we have been remodeling our hotel and guest rooms and will be tackling our standard rooms this fall. We hope someday in the future if you return to California that you'll stop by and check out our remodel. Thanks again for staying with us!
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JohnKr wrote a review Jan 2020
Folsom, CA55 contributions43 helpful votes
Nice from the front. Nice, roomy lobby with friendly staff. All rooms are interior which is nice. Room was clean and roomy. Breakfast included but we didn't get a chance to try it as it didn't open until 7:30am. However, they did make a sack breakfast for us (boiled egg, fruit, yogurt) which was nice. The room had a microwave, coffee maker, and mini fridge. Price seemed a little steep for what it is.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from nyellin, General Manager at La Serena Inn
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
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anybody_10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Clovis, California65 contributions16 helpful votes
We were there with friends to see a concert. When we got there, we found out we could upgrade to a suite for just a few dollars more. The suite wasn't worth it. To the hotel's credit, it was an upgrade in their opinion, just not my preference. The mattress was memory foam (we don't like memory foam) and the bed had an elaborate headboard and footboard. We tend to sleep with our feet hanging off and the footboard would be in the way. The room we ended up with had an adjoining room. We could hear our neighbors who had a small child. They checked out, but we could hear our new neighbors. This room had a footboard, but it wasn't attached to the bed, rather, bolted to the floor. Future stays at this hotel will request a room that is not adjoining, not memory foam and no footboard. You can see the bay from a 2nd floor room, but the view is mostly of the other buildings between you and the bay. The breakfast consists of yogurt, cereal, hard boiled eggs, grocery store pastries, waffle batter (make your own) and some fruit, with tea, coffee and hot cocoa mix. We made reservations at Dorn's for a much better breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from nyellin, Manager at La Serena Inn
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will consider us again.
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$73 - $217 (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 La Serena Inn
Which popular attractions are close to La Serena Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morro Bay Skateboard Museum (0.2 miles), Morro Rock (0.2 miles), and The Shell Shop (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Serena Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at La Serena Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Serena Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Serena Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Serena Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, Frankie and Lola's, and House Of Ju Ju.
Is La Serena Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Morro Bay.
Are pets allowed at La Serena Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Serena Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Does La Serena Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is La Serena Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.