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“they REALLY need to put some money into this” 2 of 5 stars
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Sea Garden Motel
Ranked #27 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Grover Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“they REALLY need to put some money into this”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

oh my goodness, ive been to a lot of hotels, this one......omg . ok i wanted a jacuzzi tub.not a scary as hell tub, the walls are held together with tape! the door didnt bolt to lock, the microwave has a square dish in it, so the carosel doesnt work, they unplugged it. fridge worked great. they have drapes over the bed but no window.( behind bed.) they really need to hope the city doesnt inspect them and its actually a shame, when i walked in the room, it feels very welcoming ( probably begging me for help) and the people seem nice, although the guy that i first saw and got key from had his wife come tell me 'you have to cancel with XXX' like they have done that a few times. but i told them im cancer survivor and im alergic to bugs, i didnt push a refund. i stayed because the room feels almost safe. sounds crazy...but its really too bad these people cant get a loan and fix up this place, it was probably quite the place to be in its heyday.
oh, as im finishing this up, the ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM ABOVE ME sound like they are about to come through my celing!!! it literally rattles the chair im sitting in

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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5 Thank mustanglovrsue
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Sanger, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

me and my husband went last year for valentines day and we stayed here it wasnt that bad but when we came this year with our whole family it was terrible. we tired going to other motels but everything was booked so we came here. the room was dirty, it smelled really bad. when i went to take a shower there was dirt and hair all over it was gross and to top it of there was mold in the shower. i didnt even want to sleep there when we layed down to go to bed the sheets stunk but we just went bed..in the morning my 2 year old son woke up and had bumps all over like he was bitten my husband didnt make it a big deal when went and hung out at the beach all day and came back to the motel at night.we went to bed and in the morning my son and now husband had bumps everywhere and they were itching really bad when i came back home i my son to the doctor because it looked bad and he had got SCABIES!!! YUCK!!! NEVER EVER WILL I STAY THERE AGAIN..ILL RATHER SLEEP IN MY CAR ..dont ever stay here trust me you'll regret it i sure did

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank sandy t
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I travel a lot for work and always look for the closest motel to my current project. Im traveling alone and only require one bed, therefore I was given room #16 (single bed). I wasn't expecting a Hilton suite or a flat screen TV, but still got a decent room with cable TV, free WIFI, fridge/microwave, fan, and a very open room with plenty of windows and a nice breeze. What I like most is the close proximity to Promeroy street. I can walk to the beach and all the resturants/bars, shops, and pier. The owner and his wife are very nice and even gave me a buisness card with his cell number to call anytime for any reason. Honestly, if your just looking for a place to sleep, you cant go wrong with this place. If you want to be pampered and have room service, gym, and someone kissing your butt all day, then go to the Seacrest or a major hotel and spend 200 a night. I'am happy here and wil be here for the next 6 weeks.

Room Tip: If your traveling alone, ask for room 16. Its on the 2nd floor at the very end. its quiet and only o...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Our room was filthy, reeked of smoke, and everything seemed to be covered in mildew. Then the manager kept harassing us to leave earlier than checkout time. Do not stay here. It may be cheap, but it's not worth it. It hasn't been fixed up, and it's just a total dump.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Ashley S
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Chula Vista, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Title says it all......woken up by bed bugs crawling in bed. Price is cheap but not worth getting attacked by bed bugs.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Al D
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Hanford, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Place was a dump I paid too much....what the hell no room service I paid $70.00 so disappointed...whatever happened to quality and state of the art services...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank GG F
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I have stayed here off and on for the last 3 years on business. For those who DO NOT know the management has changed about a year and a half ago. I had a business friend stay here about 1 ago and mentioned to me how much this Motel has changed. I have now been here on business for 8 months and my business friend was so RIGHT. almost 360 degree turn around. The new manager "Raj" and his wife work from sun up to sun down on improving this motel. Anything asked for, they will drop what they are doing to satisfy your needs. If you would like the MGM Grand @$299/ night it's in Vegas or if you would like a couple of other places here in Pismo beach or Grover Beach for a little cheaper, "roaches" are included! Really, for the price this motel has really changed, these pics are from old I can assure you. in closing, PLEASE NOTE: the dates on some comments are very old. The Jacuzzi room is awesome and only 2 blocks from the beach can't beat it!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank bob b
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Property: Sea Garden Motel
Address: 340 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2538
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Sea Garden Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
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