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Best Western San Marcos Inn
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

This place was in a nice location close to the Embarcadero and Morro Rock. Checked in late and was a little hard to find since it was in a more residential area. We stayed on the weekend so the town was nice and quiet, plus it seemed like the town was tranquil to begin with anyway. The reception is in a separate small building to the rear of the main building. The parking is also located in the back.

The main building has in interior courtyard/atrium with elevators in the middle and stairs off to the sides. The room was a decent size with a king size bed, small table with a chair, TV console with old school TV, and a couple of nightstands. The decor is outdated and basic. The bathroom is also basic and simple. This was really just a place to crash. Their pool is quiet small and really felt more like a large jacuzzi because it was nice and warm and had a couple of jets were you could just sit and got massaged by them.

The best part about the stay was it was so close to the bay and the Rock, but really any accommodation in town is close to the Rock. Enjoyed the tranquility, but think I might try some other place next time just to see what else is around.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

The Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn was happy to read you enjoyed our 10x16ft. hydrotherapy spa. We are continuing to upgrade our decor and hope on your next trip to the Central Coast you'll let us once again provide you with comfortable accomodations.
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

My mom and I arrived one afternoon and drove around looking for a vacancy. And came across this place. My mom went in and booked and they were able to get us a great ocean view room. It has a very quirky closed in center court. the room was nice and clean and the balcony had an amazing view of the rock. Would deffinently stay here again.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again...join us for our expanded deluxe breakfast and complimentary wine and cheese every evening from 5-7.


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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We spent one night in Morro Bay.
Actually we didn't make any room reservation in advance, we just drove to some motels and asked for a vacant room. Finally we decided to go for the Best Western and didn't regret this decision!
After we talked to the receptionist, she gave us 20$ off the regular room rate.
Our room was spacious, very clean and even had a balcony! The bathroom was also very clean!
We used the motels jacuzzi downstairs and it was quite relaxing!

If you should ever happen to stay in Morro Bay, I can recommend this motel to you because it's delivering good value for money!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

The Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn was so happy you chose to stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the states.

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed her for one night on a Tuesday. We were allowed to check in early. The guy at the front desk was friendly and got us checked in quickly. The room was a little pricy, but expected because of the location. When we got in the room it was clean and pretty large. All rooms have balconys. We both enjoyed the hot tub which was rather large. We did not check out the complimentary wine and cheese in the evening, but thought that was a nice touch. We did make it down to the free breakfast in the morning. There was a pretty good food and juice selection. All in all we enjoyed our stay here, and will most likely stay here again next time we are in Morro Bay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We were very happy to read of your pleasant stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again and will have breakfast ready for you.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The only 3 stars about this hotel is the price. We booked it through 'Hotwire' as a 'too good to publish hotel name'... now I know why. This hotel is dated and tired looking. The bed covering in our room was marked and stained. The toenails on the floor were disgusting. The hotel staff were good, pity they have to work in such a poor quality establishment. Knock down and rebuild as the location is fine if you like vacationing next to a power generating plant.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2012

We at the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn were sorry to read of your unsatisfactory stay with us. We appreciate you bringing your issues to our attention as your critique helps us to better serve our guests in the future. We would like to state however that the power plant is actually across town from us. Nevertheless we wish you many happy travels.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I dont know why this hotel is rated 20. we stayed at this hotel for one night in january 2012.
The staff was welcoming, the room was clean and big and the location was great!
The free wifi worked great and we loved the design of the place...

the only problem we has is with the shower that didnt work well, but we talked with them and they said that they had a problem with the water in the morning. I am sure it is not like that every day.
It was a great stay with a great value!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2012

Thank you for posting the review of your stay with us. We are expanding our breakfast service and look forward to serving your lodging needs on your next visit to the states.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Inn is about 200 yards from the bay and the beach front "Embarcadero St."
From the first minute you step onto their property you're in warm welcoming, & knowledgeable staff's hands.
Rooms are mini suites almost: nice, clean, and have everything from free internet to mini fridge, coffee maker, iron with board, A/C, microwave, and balcony! Lots of shows on TV as well. Nights are very quite.
They offer a nice continental breakfast buffet in the morning 7:30 to 10:30 AM but the wine tasting with cheese at 5:00 PM was an exceptionally nice touch!
Priced at very reasonable $90 for 2 queen bed rm (Jan 2012). Early check in (2pm) and late . check out (12pm) most are 3pm and 11am respectively.. There will be a definite next time.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2012

The staff of the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn thanks you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. It is our goal to make every guest's stay as pleasurable as your's. It would be our pleasure to once again provide you with another wonderful experience the next time you visit Morro Bay.

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Additional Information about 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
Amenities:
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: $96 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western San Marcos Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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