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Family reunion

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Family reunion

We are looking for a fab place to enjoy a family reunion on the beach: restaurant, gathering place. There will be about 20 of us, and anything near Pismo, Avila Beach, Shell Beach would be fine.

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1. Re: Family reunion

For a large family gathering like that, I'm thinking San Luis Bay Inn. http://www.sanluisbayinn.com/

Its very close to Avila Beach Golf

http://www.avilabeachresort.com/

Its got a great beach for the kids nearby to play on; a golf course for those so inclined; its by the ocean.

They have mini suites with kitchens (which makes it nice to make snacks, etc.) to share with the family reunion.

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2. Re: Family reunion

In Pismo check out Pismo Lighthouse Suites....as another good possibility.

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3. Re: Family reunion

For a totally unique and very relaxing time together, consider a retreat environment at Sycamore Springs Resort (www.sycamoresprings.com) which is located just off Hwy. 101 on the road to Avila Beach. Very attractive buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens. Lodging, spa, health activities and restaurant are all there. Altho' it's not on the beach, Avila and Pismo are just a short drive away.

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4. Re: Family reunion

some good restaurants to check out while you're there - Pezzoulos, Guesieppes, Steamers, McClintocks...

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5. Re: Family reunion

I just returned from a family reunion of sorts at Pismo Lighthouse Suites. There were 14 of us, for my Dad's 60th. We had ages from 3 to 85 there, and we had a great time. The hotel is very nice, fresh, clean and cheerful. The room setup is what sold us, though. The rooms all have 2 bedrooms to them, and 2 bathrooms. In the oceanfront suites, there is one bedroom with a living room in the second room, instead of a bedroom. With our large group, it was great to have that space. We were able to sit around and chat, and even have meals in there. There is a wetbar with a fairly large mini-fridge (it held a Costco sized bundt cake, lots of drinks, cheeses, deli meats, dips and veggies for 14!) and a microwave. Between that and the small dining table, we were able to feed and hydrate everyone. The continental breakfast was sufficient, and was nice to keep our costs down. The pool and jacuzzi were heated, so that even though it was foggy the whole time, our kids had a blast. Another nice thing they included: Bath & bodyworks toiletries!

The best thing, though, was the level of service. We told the front desk about our event, and they were very helpful, even helping us pull one over on my Dad :)

Although the rooms are more than other hotels, they are really 2 rooms in one - plenty of privacy for all occupants. This brings the price down considerably.

We will definitely go back - hopefully soon!

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6. Re: Family reunion

The Sea Venture Resort in Pismo is beautiful, right on the beach. Have you check out The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach? :)