Best Western San Marcos Inn

Best Western San Marcos Inn

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4.0
#15 of 32 hotels in Morro Bay
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.2
Value
3.9
Located in Morro Bay,CA, the Best Western San Marcos Inn is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

250 Pacific St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
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Rick F wrote a review Aug 2023
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We like Morro Bay for a quick get-away from home and staying at BW San Marcos Inn is a great location. The view of the Rock and ocean from the balcony is perfect and it is within walking distance to the Embarcadero and downtown Morro Bay. We especially enjoyed the hot sauna with is huge, about 12X20 or so. The staff was very friendly and there was a breakfast each morning. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Aug 28, 2023
Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us.! We hope to see you next time you visit Morro Bay!
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E3Mom wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego10 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a couple days, close to the main streets. restaurants in walking distance. Breakfast was bagged bottled waters, apple and muffin which the muffin was fresh. The one thing that stood out was the manager who was very nice offering coffee and checking out guests. When my husband lost his ring and thought it might have fallen off the nightstand, the manager herself went to look for it and found it! She was kind to mail it back to us.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Thank you for your review! We hope to see you the next time you visit Morro Bay.
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AsherJones wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom36 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here to break up the drive along the coast and had just been in the big Sur for a few days. Rooms are basic but clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Perfect for a quick pit stop! We upgraded to the ocean view room as the views looked great and it wasn’t that much more, sunset was beautiful 😍. A number of hotels we paid more for were not as clean as this one so we were very happy that we received great value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from mamamorro, Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Feb 11, 2020
We appreciate your fantastic review on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you the next time you visit the central coast. Happy Travels!
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Kat&Mac wrote a review Mar 2021
Woodland Hills, CA60 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is older and may need a few touch ups but rooms are very clean snd sanitized. The views from the Ocean side rooms balconies cannot be beat. The staff is wonderful and so very helpful. The value is great especially midweek when we travel. This is our “go to” hotel in Morro Bay.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Mar 29, 2021
We always look forward to seeing our repeat guests. Thank you for staying with us and we will see you next time!
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oceanview117 wrote a review Mar 2022
Oxnard, California19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 4 nights at the San Marcos. We have been staying here for the last 17 years every year and it was a joy to return post pandemic travel. We live only 2 hours away and like to drive here to hike the trails a few times a year. We were delighted to see new room decor, furniture , amenities extra towels , ceiling fan etc… Antoine at the front desk was excellent in arranging our stay and gave #1 service. We appreciate how the owners and management continue to improve each stay from year to year and also provided a special ‘Anniversay/65th Birthday welcome.

The included breakfast selections are a welcomed start to the day. After miles of hiking, relaxing with a glass of wine in the reception area is an added touch that shows that the owners, management and staff care about their clients.

As this is an older property with a covered atrium , we have learned to use our ‘quiet voices’ as sounds and conversations do carry. The San Marcos sits higher up on the bluff one block back from the Embarcadero so we highly suggest to spend a bit more for a Bay View room. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you Best Western San Marcos . (The McD's )
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Spend a bit more for a Bay View room.
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1realredhead wrote a review Feb 2021
San Diego, CA10 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall the room was clean and basic. The front desk was not very friendly I would say maybe even curt when checking in. Maybe she had a bad day. However, the reason I am writing this review is because of the shower. The water pressure was so poor it hardly washed the soap off. Forget about washing your hair. The body wash dispenser gave you a teeny tiny bit of soap to match the trickle of water coming from the shower. I didn't feel clean. I would pick a different place to stay next time we are in town because of this issue.
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Date of stay: February 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Feb 23, 2021
We are sorry about the water pressure issue. Thank you for letting us know. I have notified our maintenance manager so he can take a look at it. We hope you will come stay again and give us a chance to provide a better experience for you.
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Max G wrote a review Jan 2020
Varna, Bulgaria16 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel generally was ok. Breakfast is good. Location is good. One point, that I wanted to make is to ask the management: please, explain Antwon that cheating and bullying people is not very good. In BW application there is no information about the deposit. He was lying into my face that there is (I showed him app and he told me, that the phrase "The payment for your stay will be charged to guarantee your reservation" means, that he will hold additional 50 bucks on my card. I told him repeatedly - I am not arguing about paying, I just want to be warned in advance. As a response to this, he told me, that "If I am not paying I will not stay here and this is not a problem for the hotel". I saw such a relation to the client first time in my life, honestly, and I am staying 75 nights a year in different hotels.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Please accept our apology. We assure you that none of our front desk staff ever cheat or bully anyone. There was obviously a miscommunication and again we apologize if you felt cheated or bullied in any way. While you may not choose to stay with us again, nevertheless we wish you happy future journeys. Regards, Best Western San Marcos Inn
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JetSkiRacr1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Temecula, California297 contributions113 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Why is this not the first line of every review? I know we are by the ocean but it is a hotel and there is not much air flow. Room was too warm and stuffy for me to be comfortable. If it was really cheap, fine but was the same price as others with air conditioning. Definite deal breaker.

Rooms feel really small but have everything including fridge, microwave, coffee. Bathroom is so small I can barely fit at 6’ tall. No exhaust fan? A window that can be seen easily by people walking by.

Staff is very friendly and service was good. Complimentary coffee all day, wine in the afternoon. Breakfast is standard eggs bacon, pastries, cereal, waffles. Good for free.

Good location, quick walk to the bay. Easy to park.

Overall it is average but I need a room that has a better layout and please some ventilation!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Jan 28, 2020
We appreciate your feedback and have noted your comments. Please accept our apology that your room was not as comfortable as you would have liked. While you may not choose us again we nevertheless wish you happy future journeys. Regards, Best Western San Marcos Inn
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steve g wrote a review Mar 2021
Benicia, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I try to stay at a Best Western hotel whenever we travel because the wheelchair accessible rooms always work well for me. There is ample space to move about the room, bed and bath. We also almost always find the hosts friendly and helpful for any needs we have. The BW San Marcos Inn is out go to hotel when in Morro Bay.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded Mar 5, 2021
Thank you for your review, Steve! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Morro Bay!
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DarrellRS wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California148 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So, we stayed here for three nights in March 2022; since we are retired, we stayed during the week and not weekend.
We requested a King ADA Access room which is located on the 2nd floor overlooking the office and parking but no bay view.

If you want a bay view you will have to request a room facing the bay or sit on the comfortable bench which is placed in the front of the hotel that offers a perfect view of the bay. A good place to enjoy a good cup of coffee, made by BW staff.

This was a special occasion for us as we were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet, no noise from people or other things.

The staff is friendly and very helpful. And a talented group of people, who have the ability to constructively deal with all problems. Quickly and efficiently.

As mentioned above, the hotel’s coffee was outstanding, they contracted with a local vendor to supply them with coffee and tea: it is worth a stay here just to drink the coffee. The breakfast was under covid rules meaning that it was good but not home cooked.

If you are spending a few days in Morro Bay, stay here you are close to everything: meaning you walk to the beach, restaurants, parks, whatever.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: you have two choices: get a room facing the bay or not. In this BW all rooms are good!!
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Response from Stacey Richmond, General Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn
Responded May 31, 2022
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us.
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus san marcos hotel morro bay, best western morro bay, morro bay best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS San Marcos Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyMorro Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western San Marcos Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morro Rock (1.0 miles), The Shell Shop (0.08 miles), and The Garden Gallery (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western San Marcos Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, Windows on the Water, and House Of Ju Ju Morro Bay.
Is Best Western San Marcos Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Morro Bay.
Does Best Western San Marcos Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Best Western San Marcos 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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