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Best Western San Marcos Inn
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Clinton, Mississippi
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

This hotel was clean and comfortable, but could use some updating. The shower was a bit erratic with less water pressure than I would have liked. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2011
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
Thank you for posting your review. We are in the process of doing some major upgrading to the property and hope you will return so we can show off our progress.

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Salt Lake City, Utah USA
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

At $109 per night (AAA), this Motel was extremely nice. Rooms tastefully decorated and modern, everything was like new, double mirrored dressing room, heat lamp/fan in bathroom, balcony with view of the Bay and Morrow Rock. The Hotel Office area featured a small dining room and lobby with wine, cheese and crackers nightly, and breakfast juice, coffee, bagels, fruit, cereal and waffles in the a.m. Covered parking. An enclosed center courtyard with fountain, and a spa. Hotel staff very helpful and thoughtful, providing full menus for all local restaurants. Wonderful place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2011
We are very pleased to read of your excellent stay with us. It's always an extreme pleasure to receive compliments from a satisfied guest. Next time you're planning a trip to the area or just passing through, we would be happy to provide you with another pleasurable experience here at the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn.

Many Thanks
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Nice hotel and pleasant staff. Perfect location. Week-end rate for two with queen bed $104 plus 13% tax.

Excellent experience

Room Tip: Ocean view cost $20 more...Worth it I believe.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2011
The Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn will be here for you on your next trip through our beautiful area.

Happy Travels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We stopped off at the San Marcos Inn on a trip from Monterey to LA. We only stayed one night. The building is old and in dire need of updating. After a long journey it was not a welcoming sight . The hotel is full of seniors and so is quiet enough. The breakfast was adequate, but paper plates and plastic cutlery kind of brought the experience down. However the room was clean and the bed comfortable. For one night this would have been fine. However, the poor rating above reflects the absurdly high cost, over $150 for a one night stay! This is an absolute disgrace and considering the state of the building should be reassessed as a matter of urgency.

We booked this hotel in good faith, believing it to be a spa hotel with 'gourmet' breakfast included, wine and cheese provided and great views. It is none of these things, our view was of a car park. I would happily of paid $40 for one night in a clean room in an old fashioned, run down establishment with a basic 'toast and cereal' breakfast included. But we felt thoroughly ripped off at paying five star spa hotel prices for a very basic offering.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2011
We here at the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn value all our guests and their comments as they help to keep us focused on the goal of making every guest's stay as pleasant as possible. Our rates are very comparable to other establishments in our area. We offer two types of rooms, an ocean view or a city view and those are priced accordingly. We sincerly apologize if your stay was less than you expected. We wish only pleasurable experiences on your future trips.

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Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed at the San Marcos Inn Morro Bay, off the 101 California Freeway. What a find! Near the beach with sunsets to die for and get this, not only did our staff Nick and Kris provide helpful and exceptional service but ( and here is the secret) at 5-7 pm you get free, yes free, cheese, biscuits and a selection of Californian wines plus breakfast the next day.This hotel is a steal. Do not tell anyone else!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, May 9, 2011
The Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn was so happy to read of your wonderful stay with us. Next time try our hydrotherapy spa, you'll love it. We look forward to seeing you again!

Happy travels,
Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Staff is very friendly and very accomodating. Rooms are clean but are in dire need of some updating, including the beds. They are not very comfortable. The location is great. Just a short walk down to the shops and restaurants. Prices are decent. If you are a fan on Facebook they are always have promo codes for some nice deals. Breakfast is complimentary with cereal, muffins, toast, and a belgian waffle maker to make your own waffles. They also have complimentary wine and cheese in the evening. They have a nice Hydro Spa that is big has has a nice view of Morro rock. All in all not a bad place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, April 28, 2011
The Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are in the continuing process of upgrading our beds and room decor. With the help of your comments we get closer to reaching our goal of making your stays with us as thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable as possible. On your next visit to the coast we would be happy to provide you with a pleasurable stay.

Many Thanks,
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

The room was nice and clean, but the decorations were a little old. Also the walls were thin, but everything in Morro Bay quiets down around 9pm, so that wasn't too big a deal. Breakfast with waffles was pretty decent considering it was free, but the best thing about this place is the staff. I couldn't believe how helpful and friendly they were. They suggested restaurants and hiking trails and gave printed directions for everything and were super friendly the entire time.

I stayed last February and was very impressed to hear that they were donating some of the profits to a breast cancer charity. Then when I came back this last time, I learned that a bunch of the hotel clerks were running from morro Rock to Cayucos to raise money for foster kids. It's nice to know that I'm staying at a place that gives back to the community!

Room Tip: Get the top floor so no one's on top of you
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank bobtanner
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mamamorro, Manager at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2011
We here at the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn were so happy to read of your satisfaction during your last stay. We are continuing to upgrade our rooms and decor and appreciate your input as that helps to keep us focused on our goal. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip through the Central Coast.

Happy travels
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Property: Best Western San Marcos Inn
Address: 250 Pacific Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2261 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS San Marcos Inn)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#16 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western San Marcos Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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