This is an average HIX - certainly not as nice as the SLO property about 15 miles up the road - and not walking distance from the beach. The rooms are not terribly spacious and the HVAC system (wall unit) is functional but a bit antiquated. Checkin was quick and was happy to be pre-assigned to a top floor (3rd) room in the middle of the wing. Nice view of freeway but reasonably quiet. Standard HIX bathroom with curved plastic shower curtain but with 2 sinks. Frig and 32" flat screen, std free wifi. Unimpressive free breakfast which upset my stomach one morning - beware of non-baked items. The bed was lumpy, pillows were mediocre. A broad range of clientele here including families, partyers, etc. but not upscale and mostly 1-night travelers looking for a place off the freeway.
There is a CVS across the freeway if you need provisions, and a Vons down the road towards Grover Beach with a starbucks.
Sad to say, but this property is better than many others in the area, all of which are overpriced due to location and seasonal weekend demand. Was debating the rating - it's really 2* on an overall scale (with Ritz and Four Season at top) but for HIX quality it is close to average, and average for the area, so I'll be generous with 3*. I doubt we will stay here again unless they replace the beds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach, California is placed perfectly in between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the sunlit central coast. Hotel guests are just two swift miles away from the attractions at Pismo Beach, where they can enjoy beach recreations such as surfing, sailing, fishing, and ATV riding. Guest can also take full advantage of the areas numerous outdoor activities like golfing at over ten prestigious golf courses, tennis, walking trails, horseback riding and bike riding in addition to an abundance of wineries and tasting rooms. We are just a quick drive from San Luis Obispo where California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is located. The neighboring communities of Cambria, Morro Bay, Nipomo and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our hotel offers a calming getaway with newly revamped, spacious rooms. All of our rooms have a balcony, mini-fridge, new beds and linen and new bathroom fixtures. ... more less
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