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La Serena Inn
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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san francisco
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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“great home away from home”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Found this beautiful hotel through an exhausting last minute tripadvisor search. So glad I chose to stay here with my family & that they had availability. Cant miss deal.The hotel was very nice, clean and free wifi! Covered parking, also free. Room was a good size. Beds were comfy & TV with dish network. Oh and did i mention yummy breakfast, FREE! My sister had waffle withdrawls when we got home on Monday. Next time i definitely will inquire about the use of the pool and workout room at their sister hotel. Location couldnt be beat. 2 blocks from the bay, embarcadero st. (shopping and dining) and like a 1 mile walk to Morro rock & the ocean side. Believe me its a gorgeous walk to do first thing in the morning (i did it at 6am). I felt totally safe walking alone early morning and in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for sharing your awesome stay with us. When you come back be sure to use the spas at our sister properties they are wonderful. We look forward to providing you with another wonderful stay.

Happy Travels,
La Serena Inn
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alta loma
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

we just went back to La Serena for a second time, and again we were very happily greeted by the ladies at the front desk, the lobby is clean and cheerful, there always seems to be snacks being offered at the table there. In the elevator one of the staff had put a sign up wishing my husband and I a happy anniversary which was just a really nice and thoughtful gesture :-)
the bed is soft and inviting, the waffles are great, we will return again!

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor is best
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We were so happy to read of your wonderful stay with us again. It was truely our pleasure to welcome you back and hope to see you both again soon.

Happy travels,
La Serena Inn
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Provo, Utah
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The layout of this hotel worked well for our family. We were on the second floor in a corner room and the parking garage is underneath. So, we had less worries about the kids making noise on the floor than most other hotels we've stayed in. Hotel is only two small blocks from the Bay. We even walked to Morro Rock from our room. Were only planning to stay two nights, but we had such a great time in the area and our stay was so comfortable, the family voted to add a night.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are larger.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
The La Serena Inn was so happy to read of the pleasant stay you and your family had with us. There are lots of fun and interesting things to do here in Morro Bay and we certainly hope to see you all again on your next visit to our beautiful area.

Regards,
La Serena Inn
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was a great location to stay at. No view of the beach or boardwalk area, but it was less than a 5/15 minute easy walk to the pier area. You could eat your continental breakfast in a comfortable room or out on the glassed in patio at this inn. This was a fun location to stay at. Lots of food establisments within the 5/15 minute walk and really great tasting fresh seafood.

Room Tip: There might be a ocean view from the 3rd floor, but we stayed in 2 different rooms within 4 days and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Thank you taking the time to let us know of your enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Happy travels,
La Serena Inn
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were in a bind and this was the hotel that we got from Hotels by Me. They charged $280 for this hotel that was old and outdated. The hallways reminded me of a rehabilitation place where your aunt goes after a knee surgery. The beds were very soft and bouncy. The "breakfast" was breads and "cheerios" (as they advertised it) and the toaster did not heat the bread up properly. This hotel was WAY overpriced for what it had. My favorite experience was when one of the hotel guest came into the breakfast room without a shirt on. We could not leave fast enough from this place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
We were sorry to read of your unsatisfactory stay with us. We recomend always calling us directly to book a room. We can give you the best rate available and the exact room type you are looking for. Also you will recieve an exact description of the amenities we offer for example, our deluxe continental breakfast which consists of hot waffles,hard boiled eggs,both hot and cold cereals, muffins and danish,milks,juices and coffees.

We wish you pleasant journeys,
La Serena Inn
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Corona, California
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great location in Morro Bay. Beautiful views from our room. Staff friendly and helpful. Brought us extra towels and pllows immediately. This is close enough to walk to the Street fair, downtown and the Embarcadero. Nice breakfast area. You can eat inside or outside.

Room Tip: Beds very soft. Continental breakfast nothing great.. waffle batter out, eggs wouldn't peel...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Leona0212
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
The La Serena Inn thanks you for taking the time to let us know what you thought of your stay with us. We apologize about the eggs. We are perfecting out technique and hope you'll be back to give us another try.

Happy travels,
La Serena Inn
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London
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

La Serena Inn is conveniently situated just a few minutes walk from the harbour. We were very pleased with the standard off our room -a third floor room with a balcony. There was also a nice terrace off the breakfast room with a lovely view of the rock. The hotel provides complementary coffee all day and offer cider and biscuits at 5 pm. There were lots of cafes and restaurants nearby and the harbour was pleasant to walk around. We enjoyed our visit to Hearst Castle and watching the Elephant Seals at the beach just past Hearst Castle on Highway 1 -well with a visit. Overall we would recommend this hotel for a stay in Morro Bay.

  • Stayed July 2012
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We look forward to seeing you again.

Happy travels,
La Serena Inn
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Property: La Serena Inn
Address: 990 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2138
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#11 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Serena Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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