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“Very Charming”
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Masterpiece Hotel
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Los Angeles, California
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“Very Charming”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I booked this hotel through Hotwire. We really didn't expect much other than a place to rest from the days activites. That being said, our expectations were exceeded. Masterpiece Hotel is a very charming and quiant hotel. The artwork in our rooms and around the hotel was done very well. The jacuzzi looks more like a roman spa. Was pretty impressed with it. We stayed in room 222 and had a nice view of Morro Rock. Since the hotel is on a main street close to the freeway, we did hear a bit of traffic, but that was to be expected. The room itself was spacious. We didn't have AC in our room, but honestly did not need it. The ceiling fan and the weather was perfect. Upon checking, the front desk was very helpful and very courteous. They were very helpful in recommending places to visit and eat. The wine and cheese reception from 5-7pm were a nice touch. We had issues with the fireplace not starting. They did send someone up right away and took care of it. Like many others, we went to Morro Bay to relax and enjoy a three day weekend. Overall, we were pretty satisfied with this hotel and would stay here again..

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
We are happy to know we exceeded your expectations. Next time call us direct for the best rate and exact room type your looking for. We look forward to seeing you again.
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San Jose, California, United States
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We got this one through Expedia and it was a good experience. One of three owned by the same owner, the staff was attentive and helpful. The wine at the wine and cheese was very nice but made us laugh because it wasn't local but from Sonoma.

The bed was not bad but not remarkable. All in all, everything was clean and in good repair and we can recommend it.

Stayed August 2014
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for the nice review. Be sure to call us direct for the best rate and exact room type you'd like.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Travelling from San Diego to San Francisco up the Pacific Coast Highway, Morro Bay is an ideal stop over. It happened to be on the 4th of July so we had the bonus of a nice day of entertainment and fireworks in the Bay. When checking out a hotel to stay in needed to find one that could accommodate a family of six and Masterpiece fit the bill. Location was a few blocks from main area, so walking was easy. The hotel itself was a surprise as I was expecting less. The room was spacious and staff friendly. Room was clean and the entire hotel was full of fine art reproductions, so really a nice feel. Breakfast was adequate, what you'd expect. If you're looking for somewhere to stay for a quick stay in Morro Bay I would highly recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to once again providing you with a superior stay.
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We love quaint non-chain hotels for a change up...this met our expectations. The guest services was friendly, accommodating. We arrived just in time for the complimentary wine/cheese offering. The rooms and hallways boasted art works with a pamphlet to identify the artist. (I like that sort of thing, so I wished it would also state where the original now hung). Breakfast was included and was sufficient, although not elaborate. The rooms were adequate considering the age of the hotel. A negative was this: when we asked about the air conditioning, we were told to open the door to the balcony and turn on the ceiling fan. We were awoke quite early with the garbage truck picking up the trash underneath the window; our bad choice of days...A good value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We do apologize for the lack of air conditioning. We look forward to seeing you again. Be sure to call us direct for the best rate and exact room type.
Happy travels,
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We booked this hotel thru Groupon for 1 nice night stay with my wife.

Clean and classy by the Bay. Awesome breakfast and nice staff. loved the Jacuzzi .
Bedding might need some work and rooms were little outdated.

In overall was a good bargain for the value and money.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll return to see the upgrades we are making.
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Loved the quirky feeling of the hotel and the great background story about the owner and how he came to own this property. Fun, interesting artwork everywhere and great roman bath downstairs. Not in the best location, but convenient if you have a car. Friendly staff, okay breakfast, nice "happy hour" treats. Really came to like Morro Bay and close enough to SLO. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our little hotel. When your planning your return trip call us direct for the best rate and exact room type you'd like.
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Motto bay is perfect for kayaking and hotel so close!

Fireplace in the room. Large room with refrig and micro.

Great exercise facility, universal machine, tread mill and elliptical

Snacks in the afternoon and light breakfast including eggs

  • Stayed April 2014
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Masterpiece Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review. You've said it all for us! We look forward to providing you with another superior stay on your visit to our beautiful coast.
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Property: 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:
#2 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Masterpiece Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
El Morro Masterpiece Hotel Morro Bay
El Morro Masterpiece Bay

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