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Pacific Plaza Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oceano
Petaluma, CA
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed January 16, 2007

My family and I stayed at Pacific Plaza so we could be close to our relatives who were camping on the beach at Oceano Dunes. You really can't get any closer unless you camp out on the beach. The property is right on the beach access road, about 2 blocks from the entrance station. It was so cold when we were there so we really appreciated that they had great heaters in the rooms and a fireplace. Michelle, the manager is so nice and helpful. We stay here each year for our annual family Pismo trip and will continue to stay here in the future.

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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2006

This is the best place I have stayed between Monterey and Santa Barbara! The ocean and dunes along the Oceano/Pismo shore are spectacular, viewed from Suite 111. Several close restaurants provide atmosphere and great food. Also, the rates at Pacific Plaza Resort are most reasonable! The Hotel has a good pool and spa, and well maintained grounds. A well kept secret--December and January are some of the best months to be at this location as climate is clear and warm.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed September 12, 2005

NIce place! Rather new & not totally up & running but the proximity to the Ocean is outstanding!!!!!!!!!
Some small shops nearby & Juans Cantina is good.
Would stay again unless we move there first!!!!

  • Stayed February 2000
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Reviewed August 14, 2005

I have stayed at the pacific plaza 5 times now. The staff is very friendly the rooms are emaculate. We are just 2 blocks from the ocean and allways look forward to the eve. when we can walk down the street and have our big bon fire. The price is very reasonable if you consider you can cook your own meals or b.b.q. with the grill they provide you. In fact I am taking all my employees to stay in Sept. 05, and I know when we leave to come home they will be impressed as we allways are. Also nice is some of the places even have the ocean view. The only thing that is not so great is you usually cannot reserve the same place as we love the upstairs with the view from the patio.

  • Stayed December 2004
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Reviewed May 31, 2005

I just returned from spending Memorial Weekend in Oceano/Pismo Beach and I have to say that this hotel was above and beyond what I expected! They are actually condos that are rented out with full service hotel amenities. The service was superb -- everyone was super friendly and helpful. They even helped us find other things to do when the weather didn't quite turn out as we'd hoped! The room was better than in a hotel -- spotless, roomy and full of amenities we didn't anticipate. Location couldn't be better... walking distance to the dunes and beach. I guess the only thing that was a smidge of a con was the parking -- people come with their atv's loaded on trailers which use up more than one space and that makes it tight for everyone else BUT we did always manage to find a space in the parking lot. They seem to do a good job of moniroting it with permits, etc.

I'll never stay anywhere else when I'm in the Pismo area! :-)

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed April 10, 2004

This resort is in Oceano just 4 minutes south of Pismo Beach. The address is listed incorrectly as Oceanside. This is a great place to visit the famous Oceano Dunes and miss the traffic jams in Pismo Beach.
The entrance to the Oceano Dunes is just two blocks west of the resort.
There are ATV rental shops on Pier Avenue along with a great Mexican Restuarant. We loved walking along the beach. I lit a fire at sunset and we roasted marshmellows as we watched the sun go down. Next time I am going to bring a fishing pool (and a fishing licence) for surf fishing. Clamming (with a fishing licence) for clams of a suitable size is also allowed. Please replace smaller clams back in the sand. My daughter loved finding sand dollars.

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Reviewed January 31, 2004

I just returned from the Pismo Beach area and stayed at Pacific Plaza Resort. This was not the first time we have stayed there. We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and the room was great. We rent a 1 bedroom unit. The unit has a full kitchen with dishes and utenils, a fireplace, LARGE bed in the bedroom and a hide a bed in the living room. The Kids LOVED that the place has a swimming pool and spa in addition to the TV and VCR. The room was clean, comfortable and a GREAT place to return to at night. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a rental 2 blocks from the beach/dunes, with ALL the comforts of home to call here. They rent by the night, week, and month. What a great escape.

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Additional Information about Pacific Plaza Hotel

Property: Pacific Plaza Hotel
Address: 444 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9602
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Oceano
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oceano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stay at Pacific Plaza Hotel is an invitation to discover Oceano Beach Dunes. The hotel sits comfortably between the land and sea with a protected natural park as its neighbor. There is 5 1/2 miles of open beach for vehicle use and ATV riding. We are just minutes away from award-winning golf courses, the best wine tasting, and great local restaurants. ... more   less 
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