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“Great rv park on the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

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Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
Certificate of Excellence
San Mateo, California
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306 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great rv park on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i stayed here 3 nights ago and enjoyed it. It is your typical concrete rv park , the spaces are not huge , but the full hookups with cable is nice! It sits right on the edge of the beach and it is very nice and clean. It was quirt, except for some road noise from being close to the highway, but next time we would reserve a spot closer to the beach. They have a nice general store, laundromat, cafe, pool and arcade. The store had many things you might need. We look forward to coming back!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

I don’t know what some of the people are talking about with some of the bad reviews.. No its not the Ritz Carlton, but your also not spending $400+ a night, I will say they do need a hot tub.. The spaces are really not bad, not even a 5 minute walk to “down town” Pismo. We have stayed here every year for the past 3 years and would say its probably the best park in Pismo, its not huge, the internet is not perfect but, we don’t go out in the RV to watch TV, park does have cable and I did set up the satellite with ease, it was during the San Diego fires and wanted to see the news about it..
Each spot has park bench (which they’ll remove if you wish) and a fire pit which they clean for you every morning. Its close to the water, lots of waterfowl, etc..
They have a store, reasonably priced and has just about everything you need including wine. Haha
I have no problem telling people about Pismo Coast RV and how much we like it. Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Pismo Coast Rv Village (PCRVV) is a good rv park located just a few blocks from your typical small beach town resort from the downtown shopping and restaurant district with all the conveniences of box-store and better-known family restaurants just a couple of miles either side of Pismo Beach in Arroyo Grande to the south and San Luis Obispo to the north. A nice pier is located at the end of the main drag restaurant/souvenir shops row.

The RV resort is far superior to the two RV resorts across the street who charge considerably more for inferior resorts not to mention the numerous full-timers that for some reason always seem to drag down the resorts image and quality. Not all but most.

PCRVV's sites are gravel sites with a grass belt behind rows that are not on the perimeter. One side sides onto a state or county park and the other up to the Pacific Ocean. There is a canal-like waterway that separates the park and the ocean so no ocean access from the resort. The ocean is only a couple of block away with easy access.

The facilities included a general store, restaurant and pool. There may have been more facilities, but this all we used. The washrooms were clean with row showers and toilets and regularly looked after.

We are "glampers" who visited in our 38' motorhome so the only thing we would have preferred would be that part of the site be paved so we didn't track gravel into our M/H. We paid $208 for the week in Feb. 2014.

We really liked the idea of having a small beach community feel with the fact that we could visit the local Walmart to get supplies and Applebee's for a treat for dinner in Arroyo Grande when we chose to. The best of both world's for us.

As an aside, we also checked out LeSage Riviera RV Park in Grover Beach, Ca just a few miles south of this resort and found the sites to be quite cramped. The better alternative to LeSage's would be Pismo Sands RV Park in Oceano, CA where the sites were larger, more grass...

I hope this helped!

Room Tip: In our opinion sites 1-4 and 22-26 are the best rv sites in the park.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Woodland
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We spent a week in San Diego and decided to break the trip back up by spending 3 nights in Pismo. My friend had booked a park in Avilla Beach and at the last minute I found this park that is right on the beach I reserved two spots together requesting the sites along the end by the State Park. Biggest mistake ever!!

We arrived at about 4:00 in the afternoon on a Thursday. I asked about my request and got, what request. Nice. They put us together in sites that had no more than 8 feet of space between us. They literally stack RVs on top of each other. Walk out your door and there is your neighbor’s sewer hookup. Behind you is a small strip of grass and guess what, more neighbors. Neighbors everywhere!! The fire pit in the site next to us was less than 12” from my trailer. Five feet across the grass strip, two more fire pits. If you like smoke these are great sites. All in all imagine 400 fire pits! Bring a mask and goggles.

Hated this place. Kids running, riding, running, screaming, running everywhere all of the time. Don’t know how you could have as much dirt in your trailer from the asphalt jungle that this place is. They must import it. We could not get any privacy or peace here. We spent most of our time away and pretty much slept here. Still had to stay in at night with the windows closed. Fires at night. Fires in the morning. A lot of smoke.

I thought at least we can walk over to the beach and enjoy the smoke free environment. Well, there is a very large lagoon between the campground and the beach. Very large! Takes about 25 minutes to walk around it to the beach. This place really isn’t on the beach. Technically it is lagoon front. That was not in the brochure.

To sum it up this is one of the most crowded RV Parks I Have ever stayed at. They charge premium rates for very small sites. Not sure what type of folks give this place 5 stars. I must be missing something. Communal camping is not that great. Just my take, this might be paradise to others. Don’t waste your time or $$$$ here. Avilla beach is really near the beach and much, much nicer.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Los Angeles, California
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382 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pismo Beach is one of our favorite quick getaway spots not too far from home. We've stayed at several hotels along the coast as well as rental houses in nearby Paso Robles wine country.

So when we purchased our new 27 foot C class motorhome, we decided our first trip should be to Pismo Beach. We recently adopted Fred, a 5 year old Basset Hound, to join our 5 year old Bagle Hound, Suki. Since most hotels that allow dogs have a limit of one per room, we thought why not travel by RV instead.

Pismo Coast Village is right on the beach, they allow dogs, have wifi, cable tv and full hookups. Sounded like the perfect place to break in the RV and see how everyone likes camping vs hotels. We arrived on Thursday so it wasn't very crowded, maybe 1/3 full. Our assigned space was close to the beach access, close to the showers and restrooms and not too close to the kids playground.

Backing in and hooking up was simple, we were set up in about 10 minutes. The space was level and clean, we had room next to us with a fire pit and picnic table. Plus a space for parking one car, which we didn't need.

Although the space was good, we felt a bit cramped since there were other people all around us. There was little separation between spaces, so we didn't get that feeling of privacy unless we were inside with all of the shades closed.

The walk to the beach was nice, there's a lagoon you have to go around to get to the sand, but it's not that far of a walk. The dogs loved the beach, but had to stay on leash.

You can't beat the weather being that close to the ocean, very nice breeze, always kept us cool. But a little cold at night, but what do you expect being right next to the beach.

Next door there is a state campground which was much more spread out, although they were booked up during our stay. I'm not sure what amenities they have, but it sure is nice to have everything connected while camping. It felt like our old apartment in Downtown LA, but just a little bit smaller, in a much better location.

We may come back here again someday, all in all, it was a great way to start off our adventures in the RV with our 2 dogs. You can follow us on our blog www.roadtriphounds.com

Room Tip: If you don't have kids, don't stay near the playground.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Todd H
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at this park in May for two weeks. I was a little apprehensive about getting our large fifth wheel trailer in as some reviews lead me to believe this park was cramped. Nothing could be further from the truth. Plenty of room is to be had between neighbors and easily accessed back in spots. There are plenty of mature trees and very well maintained grounds. It is only and hour to the Hearst Castle and many others sights are very close. The beach is only a five minute walk as you have to walk around a fresh water stream. Also, just a short walk to restaurants and the downtown area. Great pool and an arcade for kids. A restaurant operates here six days a week and is very affordable with great senior breakfasts. The security here is very good and we see them patrol the area daily. The only reason for me not giving this park all five stars in that it is rather expensive. Pretty much any nice rv resort in southern California is going to be on the pricey side. The next property south is a state park that is very affordable but no hookups and has a dump station if that is your bag. We may stay their next year for a week.

Room Tip: All sites here are very nice. Only a few have a view of the beach but are not protected by the dune...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank David C
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

The only thing that prevents me from giving this 5 stars is the lack of a jacuzzi and no beer or wine served in their small restaurant but otherwise, this is the best RV park in Pismo in my opinion. My husband and I have a 5th wheel stored in the vicinity and because we arranged for that thru the park, whenever we stay up there, we just call for reservations and let them know it's at their storage facility. They bring it to the campsite for a nominal fee (additional fee if you want them to do complete set-up/tear down). When it's off-season, you can arrive Sunday or Monday and get one night free if you stay 4 nights (usually in the $50 range depending on size of your rig). It's very clean here, both the campsites and the restrooms (large showers, no fee) and the cute downtown Pismo area is within easy walking distance as is the pier. There is a pool, basketball court, video game room, laundromat, small convenience store and restaurant on site. Definitely pet friendly plus each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Nearby hotel and motel prices skyrocket in summer which makes you appreciate the much lower rates here. You must reserve 6 months out on the first of each month, especially for summer months.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mikki08
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Property: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
Address: 165 S Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2901
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the beach, 400 full-hookup sites, general store, restaurant, laundromat,hot showers, complimentary Wi-Fi, heated pool, arcade, bicycle rentals,miniature golf just a short walk to the pier and downtown Pismo Beach. Our services also include RV repair and service, and RV storage. ... more   less 

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