Fireside Inn

Fireside Inn

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3.5
#20 of 32 hotels in Morro Bay
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.5
Value
3.7
The Fireside Inn is located 1 block from the waterfront in downtown Morro Bay and is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. We offer affordable luxury rooms with King or Two Queen beds, with select rooms at the Fireside Inn offering views or balconies. All rooms include microwaves, fridges, coffeemakers, air conditioning, 32" HD TV's with multiple HBO and cable channels, and Free High Speed Wireless Internet.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Boating
Children's television networks
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Hiking
Fishing
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

730 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2134
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Jimbo wrote a review Aug 2020
Canton, Georgia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided on a weekend break up the California coast to Morro Bay and chose the Fireside Inn to stay at for the weekend. During these COVID times, the Inn practiced social distancing protocols with our check in being fast and good. Upon entering the room, there was a smell of bleach, which in the past would have been issue but told us the room was being sanitized. We open the doors and let the cool breeze in to air the room out.

We were in 221 second floor and the rooms are big enough for two people with a nice bed, fridge, microwave, etc. We did like that the soap, shampoo, containers were not the little throwaway bottles most hotels use and is a huge plastic waste. The location is good with free parking and easy walking distance to all the sites, restaurants, and the Morro Rock.

Now the one thing and as you read in the previous posts, the walls are super thin. First night the room next to us played music until midnight and then stayed up until 2am doing what young couples do. We didn't want to cause any ruckus and ask them to quiet it down, but where is the common courtesy. No fault of the Fireside INN but sounds like this is a common occurrence at the Inn. Probable reason the prices are a little lower than other in this good location. You will hear the birds all the time and see the droppings everywhere but that is Morro Bay.

We gave it 3.5 because of the noise and very thin walls. If your light sleeper this is your warning. Overall we did like the location, but next time in Morro Bay will pay more for peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: second floor room
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to review us. While we are glad that you had a great check-in experience, we are sorry for the smell that bothered you. We believe it might be from the disinfectants, and if the irritation persists, we will look into it and resort to making the necessary replacements. Again, we are happy to hear that you liked the in-room amenities, location, and free parking. But at the same time, we regret the inconvenience caused to you due to the noise issues. Had you advised us at the time, we would have rectified the situation immediately or possibly offered a room move. Please know that we are always there to assists you with your needs. We thank you for choosing us and we do hope to host you more successfully in the future! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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brianphoto wrote a review Oct 2023
Manteca, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fireside Inn has good prices, clean rooms, and they are conveniently located to the harbor where you can just walk to virtually all the attractions. The staff is friendly and there is ample parking. Definitely give this a shot when you are planning to come to Morro Bay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2023
Dear guest, thank you for your positive feedback about Fireside Inn. We're delighted to hear that you found their prices to be good, the rooms clean, and their location convenient for accessing the harbor's attractions on foot. It's also great to know that the staff is friendly, and there's ample parking available. Your recommendation is much appreciated, and we hope that your experience at Fireside Inn encourages other travelers to give it a shot when visiting Morro Bay. If you have any more comments or suggestions in the future, please feel free to share. Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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JLR94402 wrote a review Jul 2021
San Mateo, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great, just a short walk from the water and our room had a direct view of the famous Rock. Check in and check out was also easy. Some notes: 1) there are birds EVERYWHERE. Warning: they will crap on your car, so try to get one of the covered parking spots (there's 3? available). 2) Hella birds = hella bird poop & bird poop smells (not the hotel's fault, but you need to know). 3) The hotel is located directly in front of a self service car wash. Excellent if you're trying to wash the bird poop; just know that you'll hear random vacuum and other cleaning noises. 4) The internet is terrible. If you need this for work, don't bother. 5) The lever to flush the toilet is fussy. We had to keep lifting the tank cover to flush. This was annoying.
Overall, the room was fine. To be honest, I'm not sure we'll return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Aug 4, 2021
Hi JLR94402, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your review. We make every effort to ensure that our guests have a flawless experience and so in the process, we welcome every feedback that comes our way to help us make your next stay better. We will look into these issues and endeavor to make the necessary changes. We hope that your next stay would be better and enjoyable! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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BlissfullyChaotic wrote a review Jun 2020
Fresno, California
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is as bare bones as Motel 6. It is also not clean. Upon arrival I had to have them come change the sheets because there was hair all over the mattress cover under the sheet. I just happened to stand up and the sheep pulled off and exposed a lot of black hair underneath. As I started to look around the room I realized that nothing had been wiped down properly. The doorknobs were sticky. The smell of urine in the room is very strong as others have posted in their comments about this hotel. It is not just the bathroom although it seems to radiate out of there. We stayed for two days and didn't even bother to use the shower because this hotel and everything in it felt unsanitary. They do not properly care for the exterior of the building as well as you can see in some of the photos that I posted. We will not be back to this hotel for any reason and although it seems like a deal I would pay a little more money and stay at a place where you feel safe to sleep as far as hygiene. Especially right now.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Hi BlissfullyChaotic, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We are sorry for the inconvenience that marred your time with us. Although we are very particular about cleanliness, we are absolutely surprised to hear that it was no up to the mark this time. We apologize for that and we assure you that we will definitely have a word with our housekeeping crew to ensure that this does not happen again in the future. This is not the standard of service that we aim to provide to our guests and we will definitely be more vigilant towards this going forward. We hope that you will give us another chance to allow us to earn back your trust and to host you better in the future! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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sukhoi_584th wrote a review Jan 2020
California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is good, but not unique as Morro Bay has many hotels in walking distance of the waterfront. We had a single queen room, and while it was ok, I wouldn't go back. The situation with the room is odd - it's like it was renovated not too long ago but with the cheapest possible furniture and then only lazily cleaned since then. The furniture is pretty beat up with lots of dings and scratches revealing the wood below the painted finish. Nothing was disgustingly filthy, but the cleaning left a lot to be desired. The bathroom floor clearly hadn't been swept before our visit, and the corners were dirty like they're never cleaned. The hand towel rack by the sink had a year's worth of dust on top of the mount even though it's right there in your face. The sink was just a big hole with a missing stopper. No fan in the bathroom, and the window looks right into the building behind. No breakfast, though there are some good bakeries nearby. Noise isolation was pretty poor, though none of the guests our night were being excessively loud.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go for upper floor for some quiet
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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside Inn
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Hi sukhoi_584th, Thank you for your review. Although we are glad that you liked the location, we are sorry if your overall experience was not up to the mark. This is very unlike us as we believe in providing our guests with a first-rate experience. Again, we take cleanliness very seriously and we are sorry for missing the mark this time. We will definitely intimate our housekeeping crew to be more particular about this in the future. We are still in the process to make way for more improvements and we will surely convey your feedback in this regard to the management. We are sorry if our service left a lot to be desired. But we will strive harder to provide you with a flawless experience in the future! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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Donna R wrote a review Aug 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is walking distance to food and shops but the moldy and mildew smell is really bad. The toilet rocks around and the carpet seems dirty. It’s a run down hotel for $100.00 per night. They make it clear there is no refund and now I know why, always check the room before checking in. We could here the guy snoring next door and since I didn’t sleep at all in this moldy room I could hear all noises around us. We could not wait to leave in the morning and got up and it of there. We will not stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Hi donnarodrigues846, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us which will assist us towards betterment. Whilst we are glad that you found the location convenient, we are sorry for the things that marred your overall stay. We have noted all your concerns and will definitely address them on a priority basis. We are sorry for all our shortcomings. However, we have it in us to improve and to provide you a flawless stay in the future! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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Jason C wrote a review Jan 2023
Toronto, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the Worst review I have ever given from my 200 TA reviews.

After a 4 hour drive from San Fran we checked in with the Manager and he said we didn’t prepay so I showed him my Motels.com receipt and he still refused to give me a room. We called Mary at Motels.com customer service and she said there were technical difficulties and just Cancel the room online with Motels,com and she would give me a $165.44 credit and then rebook. I did this right in front of the Fireside Inn Manager in seconds and found out yesterday that Motels.com will not honor their written promise on my Refund bc of their problem with their suppler Fireside Inn.

You can see from the pictures this place is a dive with mold, dust, stains, duck tape and dirty beds. We quickly got up at 6am due to a lack of sleep to get out of this place. Ohhh, and don’t pay extra for a view bc this motel isn’t even on the Water. We should have stayed at the Best Western down the road after being double charged totalling $330US or $480CDN for this dive for 1 nite.

After 10 years of numerous Hotels.com bookings I will never use this 3rd Party again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Double charged for this Dive so stay away!
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Parker I wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This property is nestled a block from Carmel's artists shops and fantastic selection of restaurants.
The charm lies in it's odd layout of rooms and little gardens.The walkways wind through the gardens of jade, petunias, and of all things rosemary!. The staff is super friendly. The continental breakfast was very good having fruit, yogurt, bagels and more. It is an older property and is dated, but very clean and well kept.
It was within walking distance of more than enough things to do. Monterey is a short drive. Pebble beach is even closer.
I recommend this little spot.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: If you plan to spend all your time in your room, this is not for you but, I highly suggest this...
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Hi Parker I, Thank you for your stellar rating and response. We are glad that you liked the location and overall design. Thank you for describing the overall experience in such varied detail. Our staff would be immensely happy to read your positive comments. Again, we are happy that you liked the overall breakfast. Nothing makes us happier than a guest leaving with a first-rate experience. We look forward to having you here with us once more! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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Michael C wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights here and loved the entire stay. Staff is responsive, courteous and helpful. This property is close to everything you'd want to do in Morro Bay. Downtown is just around the corner, the Embarcadero is just down the street. The rooms are extremely comfortable, clean and probably mose impressive, they excel at blocking sounds. A couple of times we could hear excited folks fellow-shipping in the parking lot, but only because our window was open. We closed it and no more was heard. Our balcony had a great view of the ocean. We kayaked, rode our bikes to Los Osos, and enjoyed a stroll among the shops and restaurants. One aspect that I thought could be a bigger deal turned out not to be one. The room is only made up when you check out which worked great for us. We did need some additional towels at one point and they showed up to the door within minutes. Really cannot say enough about this motel, awesome value. We will be back
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Our room looked out on Pacific Street and a look to the right would give you an excellent view of...
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Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Jan 20, 2021
Hi T6627FGmichaelc, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. I am glad that you found our hotel a good place to stay, and that the proximity to the most commonly visited places suited you. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to be better each and every day. We are pleased that you enjoyed so much of our establishment, and would be honored to have you return to our hotel in the future! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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123456789Jen31 wrote a review Apr 2021
Bishop, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the affordable price of this hotel. It was a perfectly acceptable hotel for the price. Nice balcony on our room and it’s had everything we needed. They don’t clean in between days to keep price down which was fine for our three night stay. It’s a great location a couple blocks from restaurants on main st and a couple blocks from the embarcadero with shops and restaurants near the bay. We loved driving over to Montana de Oro and SLO. Spring is a beautiful time of year on the central coast with green rolling hills and poppies in bloom.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at Fireside Inn
Responded Apr 5, 2021
Hi 123456789Jen31, Thank you for your kind words! It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel, and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a hospitable experience. Our staff would be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thank you for being our guest. We eagerly look forward to your return! Best Regards, Jennifer, Fireside Inn Guest Experience Team
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David A wrote a tip Jul 10
80 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only a couple restaurants open early for breakfast most don't open until 1100 o'clock. "
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Patricia soto wrote a tip Jul 2023
Fresno, California5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't think of anything plenty of parking nope no complaints from me "
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Jason C wrote a tip Jan 2023
Toronto, Canada194 contributions93 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Double charged for this Dive so stay away!"
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Riles13 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Chino Hills, California115 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beware of Seagulls!"
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jg wrote a tip Jun 2022
Prairieville, Louisiana38 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor for convenience of parking outside your door. 2 queens standard room plenty big for family of four."
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$101 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyMorro Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fireside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fireside Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Garden Gallery (0.1 miles), The Shell Shop (0.1 miles), and Bay Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fireside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Fireside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Fireside Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fireside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, Windows on the Water, and House Of Ju Ju Morro Bay.
Is Fireside Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Morro Bay.
Is Fireside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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