Unfortunately, this is a big negative for a non-smoker, and may be a deal breaker. Although the website specifies several times all over it that they have only non-smoking rooms, and even stated that they are a “Non Smoking Property” in my confirmation email, this is not true at all. The people in the room next door smoked on their balcony, and the smoke came right into our room. There is only a 6” partition between balconies, and that doesn’t prevent the smoke from coming into the next room. Besides having to close our sliding door and lose the cool evening air, we were denied the use of our balcony, which we paid extra for. Luckily, the smokers only stayed one night, so our entire 3-day stay wasn‘t ruined. I did contact the front desk, and they informed me that they allow smoking on the balconies. They either need to stop advertising that they are a non-smoking property, or dedicate a wing of the hotel to smoking guests. Expecting a non-smoking guest to endure the smoke of their next-door neighbors is unacceptable. I sent a complaint letter to the management, but they have not bothered to answer.
The huge Armoire that contains the TV has very thick doors that open out, and must stay open to watch the TV. Unfortunately, they get in the way of everything while they are open. Maybe they will someday update to flat screen TV’s hanging on the wall, and solve that problem.
You must request an Iron & Ironing Board. The ironing board is a little tabletop thing, 3 feet long, with 2 inch high feet. It is pretty useless, as the part of the clothing you just ironed bunches up on the table and wrinkles again.
The refrigerator itself is the best I’ve seen in a motel ever. It actually has a separate door for a nice-sized freezer compartment (see picture). You can store quite a few blue ice blocks there. The fridge door is large enough to hold a half gallon of milk. Microwave works good, even has a turntable.
The showerhead is really great, the tub is very roomy and nicely tiled.
Walls are thick and well-made, you can’t hear your neighbors at all.
If you pay extra for the larger-sized balcony, there are two chairs and a little table, and a very nice view of the bay. No rock view, but you can see that anywhere in town. An added treat - we could hear the seals barking from our room (312).
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- Also Known As:
- La Serena Hotel Morro Bay
- La Serena Morro Bay