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Sundown Inn

640 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2291
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#6 of 31 hotels in Morro Bay
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A charming Morro Bay motel that has been featured in the Los Angeles Times. Walking distance from the waterfront, golf course, state park and other city attractions. Only 30 minutes from Hearst Castle. Clean, comfortable, and cozy rooms to brighten your stay in Morro Bay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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English, Chinese
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Johnny Trekkie wrote a review May 14
San Diego, California8889 contributions532 helpful votes
I use Yelp and Tripadvisor extensively when picking out hotels and was excited to see this as one of the very few 4.5 star rated places in Morro Bay. BUT...keep in mind this is a one story MOTEL! PROS: -Clean room and clean bathroom, surprisingly for a motel! -Quiet location -3-5min walk to the waterfront's shops and restaurants. -Free Parking -One of the highest rated places in Morro Bay CONS: -It is a "Motel", cars and people will be right outside your door. -Saturday night rate of $220/night(inc taxes) is a ripoff for you get. I'm sure the weekday rate is much more reasonable. -Thin walls, as in any older motel. -If you're looking for a "romantic" getaway, this is not it. I would've given this a 5 Star if it was $150 or less.
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Date of stay: May 2021
isapeza wrote a review Apr 2021
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma75 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed one night here pre Covid. Although it’s been over a year, I wanted to give them a review as we had a great experience. Often when traveling and staying at similar small hotels, the rooms are old, tired, and dated. The room we stayed in was very clean and both the bathroom and the room had been recently updated. The location is wonderful - a short walk to all of the shops, bars, and restaurants. What stood out the most was the service from the owners. I was having issues with the TV (user error on my part lol), and she cheerfully and patiently helped me with it multiple times. Now that things are starting to open up, Morro Bay would be a good weekend trip for people living in LA. Hope this small hotel made it through Covid.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
nvgolde wrote a review Oct 2020
Carlsbad, California51 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in Morro Bay and we chose the Sundown Inn for it's location and price. The bed was comfortable and the room had all the amenities we needed: microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, TV, space to prepare our own breakfast & eat it at a small table with extra chairs. The shower had very attractive tiles and the room's ceiling had beautiful slats of wood. The inverter style air conditioning was effective & quiet. The couple owning and running the motel were very nice and attentive. All the rooms were on the ground floor so no stairs to climb or people above you. We easily walked to the waterfront and nearby park. The only thing "missing" would be some outdoor space to sit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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justg975 wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California34 contributions27 helpful votes
Although this motel is not located in the town of San Luis Obispo, it is located in one of the closest little beach towns near it, Morro Bay. The town itself is quaint, quiet, and has a beautiful waterfront with plenty to see and lots of food options. If you want to experience the coast and also visit SLO, this is a great spot to grab a room. The couple that runs it are very kind and offer exceptional service. It is very clean and well maintained and has a blast-from-the-past charm to it. The beds even have one of those built-in massagers where you drop a quarter for 15 minutes of vibration for tired muscles. What a hoot! It is 3 short blocks to the beach, the rooms are spacious and clean, and I was surprised to find the shower towels to be soft and plush, an added bonus. If you are looking for a tremendous value coupled with great service, some reminders of a bygone era of traveling, and a close proximity to the waterfront, you cannot go wrong with Sundown Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: There does not seem to be a bad room at this place...the street and area are quiet and peaceful.
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Steve G wrote a review Jul 2020
Columbus, Indiana23 contributions25 helpful votes
While motorcycling the coast of California, we stopped at the Sundown Inn. We were extremely pleased. The owners are on site, very attentive and so friendly. The place is clean as a pin. We loved it! We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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$63 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sundown Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sundown 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 Sundown Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and hiking.
Which room amenities are available at Sundown Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sundown Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sundown Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe, and Windows on the Water.
Is Sundown Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Morro Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sundown Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Sundown Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.