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“Very Good Motel”
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Ocean Palms Motel
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Helsinki, Finland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Very Good Motel”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there during a California Road Trip. I have stayed at several Motels before and this was by far the best. Newly renovated, spacious, clean rooms. complimentary wifi and cable tv. Small breakfast is included: Not Great but coffee was ok and like expected.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Spent 3 weeks touring California in June 13. Stopped here 1 night on journey from San Francisco to LA. Nice friendly welcome, good modern and clean rooms. Would have benefited from in room coffee or tea facilities.Good job we had our travel kettlle, an essential prerequisite for travelling in the USA. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, AZ
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27 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The hotel itself is decent. Looks like they have fairly new windows, which really helped reduce the noise. The room I had and the whole property seems to be in pretty good shape. The Pismo Beach Pier and a variety of food options are in easy walking distance. Breakfast at the hotel was sparce offerings - coffee, juice, what looked to be waffle batter to DIY, typical danishes, and some really awful (IMHO) muffins. But at least they provide some breakfast food! Also their pool area looked pretty nice.
Even though the place is along a busy street and just off the 101 freeway, there wasn't as much traffic noise as I expected. There was just sounds from monster trucks and motorcycles (which I absolutely don't mind).
On the downside, there is a trailer park a block over. Not sure if it's always like this, but there seemed to be a redneck/religious-conservative convention in Pismo Beach. Lots of lifted trucks with union jack flags. While I was walking to the pier I got to experience the joy of a passenger of one of those trucks lean out the window and shout "Die f*g!". Lovely.
Needless to say, I didn't spend much time out and about, so enjoyed the in-room fridge to keep my beer from the liquor store down the street cold, the microwave to heat up the sub I got at Subway next to the liquor store, free wifi, and cable TV that includes HBO.
If I were to ever return to Pismo Beach (which I doubt I ever will), I'd totally consider Ocean Palms again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you're on the road travelling up or down the PCH then this motel is all you need to crash for the night and eat a free breakfast of muffins, tea or coffee before getting behind the wheel again.

Free wifi, clean and comfortable enough rooms, its fine for the price and if you really want, there's even a swimming pool.....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cathedral City
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

My second stay here in 10 years. Great Bed, somewhat noisy and very friendly staff. Although
I brought in my discount card for $65 a night +taxes and they said they don't accept them anymore. Quoted me $150 but said he'd give me the room for $95+.
Not sure I got any deal.
And there isn't any bath towelsl! Only hand towels & face cloths. Try drying off with those after a morning shower.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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oakhurst, CA
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nites in late July. This motel is quite dated, with a miniscule bathroom, towels the size of a diaper, skinny teeny bar of soap, and no shampoo. Bed was adequate, pillows terrible. On the plus side, the room was very clean, but certainly no bargain for $100/nite. A small notch above Motel 6-next time we'll spend more and get some amenities

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My friend and i stayed here one night while driving up the coast. The location was great, it was right next to the 101. Our room and bathroom were very clean and the bed was comfortable. The place in general is well maintained. They had a very good free breakfast in the morning (pastries/coffee/waffles). Plus, the owner was very friendly and helpful as well. I'm glad we stayed here. It was just what we needed after a long day of driving. We'll be staying here again when we're driving up the coast next time!

  • Stayed June 2013
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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:
#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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