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Ocean Palms Motel
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Fresno, California, United States
1 review
“clean & comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed at ocean palms for independence celebration. The room was clean and roomy. The breakfast was adequate. My only complaint would be that the advertised wifi was so slow as to be nonexistent. Overall, we had a good experience and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jacque F
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    4 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 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We decided to spend one night in Pismo Beach before exploring the Big Sur area and we selected this motel, mostly based on price. The motel is located two blocks from the ocean, in a few minutes one can reach the beaches and the pier. On top of that, there are plenty of restaurants and bars in walking distance. Our room was basic, maybe looked a bit old but nothing was missing and everything worked. The motel offers breakfast included in the rate but it is very poor. I would recommend this motel based on location and price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

A friend and I got a good deal for our two queen bed room ($84 ex. tax for a night). We stayed in a first floor room, which was very quite and clean with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom. We first planned to stay in one of the motels closer to the beach, but that wasn't necessary because the ocean is only a five minute walk away. And after a day at the beach, the (very clean) pool was a nice place to play cards and hang out before going to a restaurant in town, wich is less than 10 minutes walking distance from the motel. All this, plus the very friendly owner made this the best budget motel out of the +/- ten we've stayed in during our trip in California. The Ocean Palms is nothing too fancy of course, but from our other experiences in motels in this price range it doesn't get much better. If I get the same deal, I'll definitely come back to this place the next time I go to Pismo Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

If you want a bath you will have to sit on the plug as it is designed not to stay down! Otherwise a very comfortable stay in a first floor room. The pool looked good but had only attracted a solitary duck during our stay. Breakfast was pastries and microwaveable breakfast bagels. Located just off the Interstate and very close to the beach area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Good - Staff helpful and polite. Room good size and clean. Good shower. Quiet room. Quite good value really as a stopover.

Not so Good - breakfast was basic, with little room to sit. No air con but had fan which worked well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We used this motel as a one night stop over en route from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. It exceeded expectations for a budget hotel.
Clean and well maintained,friendly and polite staff. Room large and quiet and well equipped. Excellent shower.
Breakfast adequate.
Will use again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John D
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Piedmont, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed there on our way from LA to SF and it was just what you hope for: a clean room, clean bedding with plenty of pillows, clean bathroom with new granite and relatively quiet even though it sits by the highway ramp. The breakfast (coffee, cereals, muffins) works great if you're on the go and the waffle maker was a huge hit for the kids. Overall, a great deal for your money. We'll recommend this place and will stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Motel

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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 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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