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“Best Hotel in Pismo Beach!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pismo Beach Hotel
Ranked #19 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Fresno, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Hotel in Pismo Beach!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

After reviewing many Hotels in the Pismo Beach Area. This is by far the best Hotel in Pismo when it comes to Guest Services starting with Debbie, Front Desk Agent Robin, Miguel in Maintenence and all her other staff. We had a small wedding at this property and could not be happier. They were able to accomodate our wedding party and all of our guests. Our immediate family stayed in the apartment suites and the wedding was held in the courtyard. We received so many compliments about our choice of venue. The best part is that you are right downtown located just across the street from Splash Cafe and a short walk to the pier. Thank you so much Pismo Beach Hotel for the wonderful memories and we will see you on our anniversary!6

Room Tip: The apartment suites are worth every plent!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank DavidandJennyMcGehee
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HotelMike, Owner at Pismo Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you had a good time. Come back soon!
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Napa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My Napa Winetasters group recently concluded our 3rd annual Central Coast road trip headquartered at the hotel. 11 couples enjoyed the exceptional attention of Manager Debbie and her staff. Would be great also for a large family gathering. 4 couples stayed in the hotel's adjacent apartment units, with its private courtyard providing a gathering place for wine sharing and two planned bbq-in dinners. The evening it was too chilly for outside dining the staff converted the lobby into a cozy private dining room for us.
For the wine fans the location is very handy to the Edna Valley (20+ wineries), Arroyo Grande and the budding Avila Beach tasting scene. All can be reached in a few minutes via quiet back roads. And do not miss the Tastes of the Valleys wine shop/tasting bar 2 blocks up from the hotel. Superb selection and they will open any wine in the store for "by the glass" pouring.
As others mentioned, great location for beach, pier and all of the favorite beach fare from a younger era -- Splash, Brad's, Mo's...
Aside: we were there when the huge rooftop "PISMO" sign was reinstalled. This well-worn beacon to the town of Pismo was completely rebuilt by the family that owns the hotel.

Room Tip: Apartments highly recommended for groups.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard B
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HotelMike, Owner at Pismo Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you very much, we are very happy that you and the wine tasting group enjoyed your stay. We appreciated the opportunity to host your group each year. See you soon!
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Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Location is great...close to beach restaurants..close walking distance to the beach and pier...very nice staff, room was small but very clean..great place to spend a long weekend...fourth floor street side room had view of beach....a diamond in the rough...can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: front room on the fouth floor has a nice view of the beach, pier and downtown area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Nick F
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Canberra, Australia
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409 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Book early. Choose a suite if available.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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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 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Thank Linda E
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Tulare, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Selena C
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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 #19 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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