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La Serena Inn
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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San Diego, California
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Value”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Decent sized room, clean, and good location. Second sink in the shower/toilet area helpful when travelling with family. Fridge also good to have. Wifi was a bit unreliable though, but the kids always enjoy making their own waffles.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
The staff of the La Serena Inn thanks you for taking the time to let us know about your enjoyable stay. We also offer rooms for your 4 legged family members.

Best Regards,
La Serena Inn
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Glendora, California
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

While visiting the area, we decided to stay overnight and didn't have a reservation and stopped in at La Serena Inn. The front desk clerk was really nice and helpful. The front lobby area was nice and clean with beverages and cookies. Definitely request a room on the bay side of the facility. We were originally given a room that overlooked the parking lot for the liquor store. However, the front desk clerk was more than willing to switch and it was worth it. We woke up with a view of Morro Rock.

The rooms are average and clean. The decor could use a little updating.

Overall our stay was good.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We are so happy to know we provided you with an enjoyable stay. Your right the view of Morro Rock in the morning is special. We look forward to providing you with excellent customer service again on your next visit.

Best regards,
La Serena Inn
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Taft, California
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is nicer then most hotels in Morro Bay. This place is clean but could use a little updating. it's 2 blocks from the Main Street, but easy to walk to. Beds are comfortable, and they have a coffee machines, micro-waves and refrigerators in all rooms. They have separate rooms for pet friendly people., But best of all they have a continental breakfast. I had a small problem with the girl taking care of the breakfast area. I was trying to make a waffle in the waffle machine but the batter wasn't coming out of the dispenser. I went to the girl who was in another room and on her cell phone and asked for help. she blew me off by saying "just push the button" I had already done that and it wasn't working. After trying again and getting no where, I went back and said" could you come out and fix this" she reluctantly did, and I finally got my waffle, but I was upset. When I checked out, the girl at the front desk asked if I had any problems so I told her the story. Hopefully they will train there people that the hotel guests come first,, and not the cell phone.

Room Tip: if you don't have a pet -.don't take the pet rooms
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
The staff at the La Serena Inn would like to apologize for the negative breakfast experience. Be assured your experience is not typical of the service given at the La Serena. Our General Manager has been notified and will address the issue. Thank you for your input, we hope you will return and give us another chance for a more pleasant breakfast.

Regards, La Serena Inn
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My fiance and I made a last minute decision to head to the coast for President's weekend. We found La Serena Inn because it was pet friendly. This hotel was great for what we needed and we will be back!

Room Tip: We had a view with a partial view of the famous Morro Rock. We enjoyed the view very much! Even if y...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks for the feedback regarding your stay with us. We are pet lovers ourselves and were so happy that we could provide lodging for both you and your pet. We'll be here for you on your next visit to our beautiful area.

La Serena Inn
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Beautifully maintained hotel located conveniently close to the waterfront. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. An excellent, included breakfast offers cereals and waffles. The staff are professional, friendly, and extremely helpful.

Room Tip: Some rooms have beds with Tempurpedic mattresses.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
The staff of the La Serena thanks you for taking the time to share your excellent stay with us. We look forward to providing you with another superior experience the next time you visit Morro Bay.
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La Serena Inn
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at La Serena Inn for 2 nights while travelling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We were on a driving holiday and actually only made the booking on the same day as we were arriving. It was a very reasonable price and for that reason our expectations were not particularly high.

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. There was plenty of parking available and staff were very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. Our room was extremely spacious and very clean, and the bed was really comfortable. A complimentary breakfast buffet was offered, which offered a good choice and was tasty. The location of the hotel is perfect - very close to plenty of restaurants and shops. We really enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in returning.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Our staff was so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll be here for you on your next trip to our beautiful area.
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La Serena Inn
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice and quiet hotel. I stayed there for one night on my way to san francisco. The room was clean. However, the hall way was a little moldy. Breakfast area was on the top floor which is a little awkward. The price was reasonable for the area.

  • Stayed December 2012
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
The La Serena Inn thanks you for your comments and we've notified Housekeeping regarding the hallway. Next time you stay try breakfast on the open terrace right outside the breakfast room, there's a beautiful view of the sea and the rock from there.

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:
#3 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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