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“Classic beach hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Pismo Beach Hotel
Ranked #21 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Canberra, Australia
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398 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Classic beach hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This hotel reminded me of beach hotels I stayed in as a child. We had a king suite so had lotsbofnroom. I thought that it was good value for money. We had a view of the beach & pier from our room. The lift was old & frustrating to use if you had a couple of lzrhe suitcases as we did. Wifi was only available in the lobby & was of line during our stay. Staff when we arrived we helpful, but gave us incorrect information a. Couple of times. Despite this I'd rather stay here than in are sort.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Jocelyn C
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HotelMike, Owner at Pismo Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Sorry for the communication mixup at the front desk, we will work hard to correct that. Glad you enjoyed your stay overall and hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The location for this hotel is great. It's right in the middle of Pismo Beach and the pier is at the end of the block. There is also a great sports bar right next door. The hotel staff was very accommodating to our group as well. I tried to call multiple hotels out there and very few returned my calls - this was one that did AND they were very helpful. It's an older hotel but it was recently remodeled so it has the cool exterior and nice interior. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sb512
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Ft. Worth, TX
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stopped at Pismo Beach Hotel on our trip to San Francisco, as my husband had experienced summer vacations here as a boy (we are now retired). What a find! The hotel is very near the ocean, and though we didn’t have ocean views from our room on the fourth floor, some rooms do. From the moment we entered into the beautiful courtyard, we knew we were in for a treat. We rode up the old-fashioned elevator in style (the kind with the metal accordion closure, followed by the door that closes – I think they used to be run by an elevator operator).

As we were staying for one night only, we did not opt for a suite. Our room was clean, comfortable, and full of charm, with its gas-burning stove (not needed!) and so many original or restored furnishings and fixtures. We wondered if some of Clark Gable’s or Bette Davis’s entourage might have stayed there. (We figured that the stars would have been in the suites!) The bathroom did not have a plethora of electric outlets, but you know, that was life in the 1930s. We were willing to sacrifice just to enjoy the history.

We were absolutely blown away by the magnificent first floor, replete with Spanish-style arches, original wooden bar (now serving as the breakfast area), and comfortable seating everywhere. Maybe the best part of the whole experience was our chat with Robin and Ellie, though. (So yes, the service exceeds the historical charm, as difficult as that may be to believe!) They really enjoy what they do and made the whole stay that much more special. Robin filled us in on how Pismo Beach has changed over the years, where to go for the “really best” clam chowder, and how to enjoy the ambiance of the place (as if we hadn’t already!). Ellie wanted to make sure that we were well-fed and comfortable. Together, they acted as long-lost nieces; we thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories and chuckling over each of them!

From the hotel, we walked to the beach and the pier and wished we could have stayed longer. I now understand why my husband’s family vacationed here; the whole experience was grand.

Room Tip: We did not notice any renovation noise where we were, although we noticed lots of workmen the morni...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Linda E
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Tulare, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We visited The Pismo Beach Hotel July 27-29th 2012. Arriving around 12:30pm the staff was very accomadating and so welcoming. The Hotel looks so old and vintage on the outside from the 1930's but the inside was remodeled and the rooms we're so clean and overlooked the main street of downtown. It was so nice to be able to have amazing parking so we could walk and enjoy the beautiful weather , shopping and yummy restuarants oh and course Harry's Bar. We recommend this hotel to anyone who would be visiting Pismo because they will have an awesome stay with amazing customer service and rooms. We can't wait to go back and visit soon!

Room Tip: "rooms to the southside and back of hotel probably would be quieter away from the main street&q...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Selena C
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Fresno
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I stayed at this hotel a few weeks back. Arrived on a very quiet Monday afternoon seeking a queen sized Bed, but after shown a King (404) i Knew i had to have that room! Gabriel, i believe was his name, was so Kind And very helpful! Great place. Clean rooms. AND free parking!!!!!!! Thanks again to Gabriel And the staff for making my stay great!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Surfdude333
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Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We live in Bakersfield California and travel to Pismo Beach for food, fun in the sand, and just to get away from the valley heat and breath some fresh air! The last several trips we have stayed at the Pismo Beach Hotel, and we love it. The Hotel looks a little dated from the outside; however, the interior is fabulous and totally refurbished. We love it that we can walk to the pier within minutes, and the Hotel is on the main street of Pismo! and we can walk to Splash Cafe, and Harry's bar and grill.
They don't have a pool or restaurant but they really don't need any.

Room Tip: If your going to Pismo and spend money on a room, you might as well stay at a great hotel located ri...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank stephen s
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ft lauderdale
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

my husband and i happened on this lovely hotel while on a road trip up the pacific coast highway.. lovely room, quiet and nicely fitted out....quaint and nostalgic... staff was wonderful with suggestions of dining choices, etc.... would definitely stay there again...

Room Tip: top floor room was quiet--- in the back..... and the beach was a block away... perfect walk..also ha...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank bobbie l
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Property: Pismo Beach Hotel
Address: 230 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2642
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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