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“Family Vacation for new year!”
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Valentina Suites
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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1 review
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“Family Vacation for new year!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

I want to begin by saying that the staff at the Valentina were so helpful, happy to be there and very accommodating. The night before we left, our dog boarding situation was not working out. I called the hotel to get some guidance on places to board our dog. Kiley went overboard giving me recommendations and even offered to contact local places for me!

I loved the photos and the history that was documented throughout the unit and the decor was very nice. Having hardback novels to read was a nice added touch.

I was disappointed with the sofa beds that our 14 year old son slept on. The mattresses were beyond uncomfortable and even took them off the sofa bed, stacked the two on top of each other and put in the master bedroom.

I would recommend a couple of things: better cookware. I came prepared to cook all of our meals in the unit based on the comments from other guests. I found the knives very dull and the cooking utensils were not sturdy.
Another thing is darker shades or a second shade that holds out light in the bedrooms. By sunrise, our room was very bright.

Suite 501 faces the freeway so there is noise throughout the night. We had to shut the windows due to the noise and was not anticipating this.

The hotel was in a great, safe place and we were able to walk to the beach, places to eat and all around town which made it nice.

Room Tip: I would recommend a room that faces the ocean and on the top floor with a terrace to see the sunset.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Dear Amie,

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I have personally sharpened the knives and inspected the cookware in the suite you have stayed in. We appreciate your comments as it helps us improve our guest experience. We will also be looking into the shades in the bedrooms. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kiley
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Cupertino, California
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have stayed over the X-mass days. 6 people (4 adults, 2 kids).
Suite 501.

Master bedroom is huge. Bathroom is modern and complicated in a good way.
Second bedroom is not big, but not tiny either. Second bathroom is large.
Nice large living room, dining area, full modern kitchen.
Everything looks new or recently renovated. Clean, bright.
Gated, covered and secured parking lot. Dolly to get your luggage upstairs. Elevator large enough for dolly and 6 people or more.

Invisible service. Just how we like. Rooms cleaned, garbage thrown away, linens changed. Additional linens provided on request. No fuss, no issues, everything works.
Wireless internet for the suite. TVs. Books, sound system, DVD player. Coffee maker and even a tea pot.
(For those of us used to tea - most of american hotels and rental places do not have tea pots, so I was happy to discover it here)

Our windows were out to the street and freeway, but we did not hear any excessive noise. Trash track in the morning, that is all. It was X-mass time and street looked deserted most of the time.

There is a pricy but very good italian restaurant literally 10 yards away across the street.


One warning. If you plan to use sofas, (there are only 2 bedrooms for 4 people total, more then that will have to use 2 sofas in the living room) be aware. Mattresses on sofas are thin. Our smallest kid (~70 pounds) did not complain, but older (~110 ponds) was not comfortable. Good thing we had an airbed with us. I do not fault Valentina Suites for this, I've same sofa at home, same thin mattress. So I was prepared.

All in all great place. I suspect summer time is even better, since it is very close to beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Michael,

Thank you for taking the time to provide an in depth review! So glad you enjoyed your stay! You hit on a number of great points! We like to think of Valentina as an escape from the ordinary hotel experience and your description of invisible service is spot on as we are here to provide all that a guest would need with out being under foot! Pismo Beach is a perfect place to spend the Christmas Holiday as we had fantastic weather!

Thank you again!
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Hanford, California
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We absolutely loved our recent stay at Valentina Suites. What a wonderful place to stay in Pismo Beach! The location was perfect, the parking was superb, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful...and the rooms at Valentina Suites cannot be surpassed! We will not ever consider staying anywhere else for our upcoming trips to Pismo Beach. Valentina Suites is the best of the best!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Madelyn,

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure being a meeting spot for your family over the Thanksgiving holiday! See you soon!
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We had a clean studio, very quiet and nicely furnished. The sofa bed was quite lumpy though, and we did get some street noise, but we still slept great and it was close to freeway and pier. Would stay again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Kelbell68,

Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcome you back! For your next visit consider staying in one of our two bedroom or Three bedroom suites. Which provide King beds in the master bedroom and queen beds in the secondary or third bedroom.

Thank you!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We just got back from a great 4 night stay at Valentina Suites. Very pretty, intimate, upscale property with condo-style suites right in the heart of Pismo Beach, convenient to everything. Really friendly staff who will take care of you! We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit with a fully stocked kitchen, and excellent coffee provided from local place, Black Horse. There was also a washer and dryer with soap provided. The beds were very comfortable, we had a sunny deck and cozy fireplace, nice furnishings. We took long walks on the beach every morning, walked to the Monarch Butterfly preserve where there were 34,000 butterflies resting in the trees on their annual migration (really interesting, highly recommend). Also enjoyed watching all the surfers from the beach. Lots of restaurants within close walking distance, Guiseppi's and the Cracked Crab were our favorites. We have 2 kids who are Cal Poly students, so we visit the area fairly often. We have stayed at a number of nice places in San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach and Pismo Beach, but our stay at Valentina was our favorite so far.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear teelee23,

Thank you for your review! So glad you were able to take advantage of all that Pismo Beach has to offer! You are right our location allows guests to enjoy walks on the beach, local restaurants and attractions! The Butterfly Reserve is a great place to visit this time of year!
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Inland Empire, CA
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Luxurious accommodations with superb decor and amenities. Gated parking, minutes from the pier and restaurants and many other local favorites. We left our car parked during our entire stay and lived like locals. Excellent kitchen, staff and service make this our "go to" accommodations for Pismo Beach. We toured the 3 bed/3 bath and 3 bed/2 bath suites; excellent alternatives for multiple couple or family while kicking back in Pismo Beach!

Room Tip: The price is well worth the luxuriousness and walking distance to everything
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear lrcInlandEmpire,

Thank you for the great review! We hope you return soon and experience our three bedroom suites with some friends! So glad you mentioned how easy it is to walk everywhere! Leaving your car in our private secure parking garage during the say saves on gas and worry!
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Pasadena, California, United States
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here with our families during our recent wedding week on the Central Coast. Three of our immediate family units reserved condos at the Valentina, one 2-bedroom and two 3-bedrooms. It was an amazing experience to stay there and be in such luxuriously appointed surroundings while still being central to all the great things in Pismo Beach and very close to our wedding site in Nipomo. The Valentina is far superior to staying in a hotel because of the fabulous full kitchens and spacious amenities -- the bathrooms, oh my, so lovely -- and they also employ a wonderful cleaning staff who are super friendly and will provide all the hotel-like services with fresh towels, etc. I know I can speak for the whole group when I say that it could not have been a better experience. The Valentina staff are wonderful and accommodating. We can't wait to come back on a future family vacation or couples' getaway! We have incredibly fond memories of spending time together there in the days leading up to our wedding, and we can't wait to build some new ones in the future! I should add that the condos are so spacious that we were able to do pre-wedding crafting projects and store all of our decorations and supplies without even getting in the way. The price? So very worth it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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ValentinaPismoBeach, General Manager at Valentina Suites, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Evelyn,

Great Review! Thank you! It is an honor to have shared such an important occasion with you and your family! Building memories is important! When guests stay at Valentina and bring their extended family and friends we are so happy to provide an unique private get-away perfect for visiting as well as escape! Our spacious suites provide space for casual group meals as well as quiet time on the patio to read. We look forward to welcoming your whole gang back to Valentina Suites!
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Property: Valentina Suites
Address: 371 Pismo Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2519 (Formerly Valentina Inn & Villas)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the beauty of the Central Coast with all the comforts of home at the Valentina Suites in Pismo Beach. Located less than 2 blocks from the beach, these beautiful appointed suites include fully equipped gourmet kitchens, expansive living rooms, and beautiful views. One, two, and three bedroom suites are available for all of your travel needs. A glass of wine at Tastes of the Valley downstairs is the perfect end to the day. Free Hi-Speed Wireless Internet, Free Parking, Full Kitchens, and Community BBQ. All rooms are 100% Smoke Free. Come and enjoy wine and waves at Valentina Suites. ... more   less 
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