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“Bob's the best”
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Ocean Palms Motel
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
The West
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bob's the best”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

On a recent trip along the central coast with my 87 year-old-mother we drove into this hotel 'blind'. We needed two rooms and Bob offered a discount, which was appreciated. The highway noise, as mentioned by others is a bit of a problem, but certainly not the worst. My mother is a very picky eater so the juice was the only breakfast option she could accept. You probably want to go out for breakfast. The rooms are simple but clean. Bob and his wife are the highlights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Newly updated property in a very good location next to Hwy 101. Noise from highway was not a problem because of double paned windows that blocked out noise. Walking distance to Pismo Beach pier and nice eateries. Reasonably priced. Appreciate the free WiFi, flat screen TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, free breakfast (Waffles, pastries, OJ, coffee, tea) and nice and efficient staff. Would recommend larger pillows or more pillows for comfortable King size bed.
I would recommend this as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We chose it for the excellent price, and we were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations and staff. Although it is an older motel near the highway, the bed was new & firm, the furniture in excellent condition with flat screen tv, microwave & fridge, and everything was clean. The highway noise was minimal and didn't disturb us at all. The beach is only a few blocks down the street and there's a nice Italian restaurant across the street. The motel staff was friendly and helpful, and Bob was superb. He went over the top to ensure our total satisfaction. Really a great guy and huge asset to this motel. I highly recommend this place to anyone who doesn't need to be right on the beach in the most modern setting.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

A good motel for the £60 we paid. The rooms were clean (decor needs a bit of updating but if that really bugs you, you might need to spend more!). Walking distance to places to eat, light breakfast included in the price. I wouldn't say I loved it but that's because it's a standard motel, not because there's anything remotely wrong with it!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Huddersfield
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27 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Not a good experience. Right next to the main highway (not shown in the hotel photos). When we checked in the staff weren't very helpful and took two copies of my credit card. No satisfactory explanation was forthcoming! The room was grubby and the linnen was old and graying. The air conditioner sounded like there was a truck parked outside the window all night. We noticed that breakfast consisted of cerials and coffee (in jugs) with prepacked pastries and was served in reception which was tiny. We didn't stay for the breakfast. We couldn't wait to get away from there! A last resort if you can't get anywhere else!

Room Tip: Dont do it, if at all possible!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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10 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

This motel is great for an overnight stay whilst travelling down the coast. It's in a good location of pismo beach and the staff are very friendly. Beds are comfortable, showers are great and rooms are spacious. Breakfast is also included, which is a bonus. Good stay, would definately come again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Clovis, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and got the midweek special rate. Clean and comfortable motel with great rates. If you need a King bed ask for room #2 if its available. Its ground floor with no rooms overhead. There is a little highway noise because of its close proximity to the 101 but thats only noticeable if you have the door or window open.

Room Tip: If you need a King bed ask for room #2 if its available. Its ground floor with no rooms overhead.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Palms Motel
Address: 390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2516
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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