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Masterpiece Hotel
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Masterpiece Motel recently. I would consider this to be the best value in Morro Bay. Though a bit outdated, the room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The parking lot is on the small side and might pose a problem if the motel was full, but we stayed mid-week so didn't have any issues. They have a wine and cheese reception in the evening...a very nice touch that we really enjoyed. They had wine for the adults, sparkling apple cider, various cheeses and crackers, and an assortment of cookies for the kids. We enjoyed the wine and cheese far more than the continental breakfast. The breakfast is very minimal; we snacked on a few things but then went out for a real breakfast. Still, for under a hundred dollars a night in a coastal town, it was well worth it and we'd stay here again with no hesitation.

Although we didn't have a chance to use them, the hotel has a spa and gym located downstairs. We're looking forward to staying here again in the future to use the spa.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

We were happy to read that you enjoyed the wine & cheese and look forward to seeing you again. Definitly try the spa and workout room on your next stay with us.
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I have stayed at the El Morro Masterpiece on multiple occasions, and plan to do so again soon. I go there to get away and write, and I have brought a team of 7 research assistants (college students) with me in December of 2011, and the hotel has been very gracious in meeting our needs in any way they can. I am planning to bring another team in the near future, and this is where we will be staying. Great value, clean rooms, excellent service, and friendly staff make it hard to beat in Morro Bay. This is the hotel I recommend to all my family and friends who visit the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2012

The Masterpiece thanks you for your review. We could'nt have said it better ourselves. We look forward to seeing you and your group again.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This Inn is located downtown in Morro Bay California near shopping, restaurants and within walking distance of the bay (3 or 4 blocks). The parking lot gets crowded quickly when the Inn is full, and there are no elevators. If your room is on the second floor you have to use the staircase, but the staff will help with your luggage if you appear helpless. The El Morro Masterpiece Motel offers a complimentary Continental breakfast each morning including make-it-yourself fresh waffles. They also serve complimentary wine, cheese and crackers/cookies in the evening. A sitting area off the lobby with tables and chairs is available for breakfast and the rest of the day for whatever reason you may want to use it. A hutch filled with paperback books and boardgames are available for lending. There is a small gym downstairs with a treadmill and resistant training equipment. A large Roman Bath type jacuzzi is also downstairs which is quite refreshing. Artwork of Masterpiece prints hang on the walls throughout the Inn and in the rooms. The upper rooms have small balconies and most face a view of Morro Rock in the bay. Some rooms come with fireplaces. The rooms are also equipped with bathtub/shower combo's, irons/ ironing boards, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, telephones, televisions with premium channels and free wifi. This motel is older and could use some updating but it has plenty of charm. The staff are cordial but not overly friendly. The rooms are clean and the beds are more firm than soft. The rates are slightly higher than expected since there are plenty of other motels in the area with better rates that are closer to the bay.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We were happy to read of your pleasant stay with us. And yes always call us for the best available rate and exact room type you want. Come back and check out the new landscaping we are working on.
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

First impression was pretty good. Boy behind the desk was very helpfull, the room was spacious and neat. But then when we went to wash our clothes, left to unpack and after the desk employee told us he would keep an eye open for us, the hotel closed the door of the washing room. Even after calling the nightmanager no one could/would let us in to get our belongings. Wich, as I told the nightmanager, caused a pretty big problem for us. Seems like such a small thing to help us with but nothing was possible. Hopefully this will change in the future. We're not staying here anymore.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

We apologize for any inconvience you experienced regarding finishing your laundry. The hours for the laundry room are clearly posted, it does close at 10:30 out of respect for our guests. We wish you future happy travels.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

My sister and I stayed here for a weekend. We booked a deluxe room but I didn't really find anything deluxe about it. I guess the deluxe part was that we had a small balcony and a fireplace. The decor was dated and kind of dingy. If you don't mind a long walk with the tail end of it being uphill, the motel is relatively close to restaurants and shopping. The staff were very nice and friendly. There was no elevator and it was not fun having to schlep our luggage up the stairs. There is a very large indoor hot tub but it was down in a basement with no windows and with the dark feel of the motel I would have been nervous about using it. The parking was sparse with very tight spots. The daily wine and snacks and included breakfast were a nice touch and there is a sitting area off the main lobby that had ample seating where you can chat with other guests. That was enjoyable. I see that couples give this place great reviews, so maybe that's the element we were missing. I think I'll be trying someplace different on my next trip to Morro Bay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

We at the Masterpiece Motel were disapointed to read that your stay was less than you expected. Too bad you didn't try the beautiful spa located next to our fitness rooms we're sure you would have enjoyed it. Nevertheless we wish you pleasant journeys.
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

The charm of this motel starts in the parking as you scan the exterior. The front desk staff is professional. The entire Hotel is maintained by an efficient cleaning Staff. It is apparent that the management has an excellent training program for all staff members. Great place for a restfull sleep or a get away for the weekend. AJB@Kazoo

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful review. We were so happy to read of your pleasant stay with us. We'll have the spa hot, and breakfast ready for your next visit.
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We just spent three nights at this hotel and had a wonderful stay! The staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to be accommodating.The large spa, morning breakfast and evening wine and cheese were an added plus aso! We will definately stay here again on our next visit to Morro Bay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M.Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2012

The Masterpiece Motel was so happy to read of your excellent stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. We'll have the spa hot and breakfast ready!

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Additional Information about Masterpiece Hotel

Address: 1206 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2008 (Formerly El Morro Masterpiece Motel)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range: $76 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Masterpiece Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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