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Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
SF Bay area
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44 reviews
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“Great central and quiet location; friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed here for a few days during the CA heatwave and the Beach temps were perfect. Normally, it can be foggy this time of year but our timing was good. We've visited the area many times before but this was our first time at HGI. Being Honors members, it was our first choice given the location and amenities. Check-in was great, our room had a small patio facing the pool. Our girls enjoyed the pool each day after the beach. We had some small issues with noise in the room (refrigerator and bathroom pipes) but never heard any outside noise which was surprising right next to the freeway. We also never heard any guest noise from neighboring rooms. We reported 2 safety/maintenance issues but did not hear from management about it. Upon checkout, I let the front desk manager know to correct some of the internal noise issues for the next guests and also made sure the safety problem was acknowledged. We would probably stay here the next time we are in town. All employees were friendly. Most notably, Ian took great pride in his work, had great knowledge of the property and wonderful customer service. Christian was helpful with directions in the area. For meals, we did not have a good experience at Steamers - overrated and overpriced with bad service. Brads was a great spot for lunch on their patio. We made a return visit for dinner at Buona Tavola in SLO and had another great experience. Their housemade pastas are the best.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We arrived 10 minutes before the restaurant closed which is part of the hotel and the woman who was working it went out of her way to keep it open for us and make sure we were taken care of. The manager personally brought us a crib and blankets for our baby. They made you feel like they valued our business. A very cute town as well. Would defintely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 2 days in May. Front desk staff very friendly. We had the garden view room which was on the first floor. this was great for us because we had two children which were able to play in front of the room. The beds were comfortable and the room was large enough for two adults and two children with a lot of baggage. even though this hotel is near next to the freeway, I did not have any problems with any noise...overall experience was great...at our check out the front desk person was very friendly and personable...would definitely stay here next time I am Pismo. Did not eat breakfast here, but there are some options near by...such as Denny's on the other side of the freeway and a small hole in the wall true Mexican restaurant in downtown Oceanside which food was delicious.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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palmdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Hotel staff helped us celebrate my sister's birthday by putting together a happy birthday welcoming gift and had it waiting for them in their room. Rooms were good size, beds extremely comfortable, no noise, cool pool, friendly staff, friendly check-in, no complaints at all - only compliments

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a room the 2 Queen 1 King family room, which was good value at just under $200. Check in was pretty disappointing, basically just asked for the credit card and gave us our free water bottles. As Diamond Hilton Members I expected to at least be told about the facilities and welcomed but anyhow. We had a ground floor room which was clean, and adequate. Having two bathrooms was a plus however the sink space is very limited and the second bathroom does not have a shower.
The hotel is a few minutes drive from anywhere to eat, so expect that going in. Too cold to try the pool but it looked nice. Beds were comfortable, no complaints from anyone.
And now for the problem. We had free breakfast included with our Diamond membership, so on the last morning we decide to go down during the time allocated for breakfast. We arrive to find them packing up the breakfast and the two teenagers running the place tell us that breakfast finished and that the times shown on the in room booklets are wrong.
Basically we were told bad luck.
As experienced travellers we asked for the manager who then instructed the staff that we could order what we wanted and the kitchen would prepare it. So we had the breakfast, ,which was average to be honest, but sometimes you just hope to get something out of being Diamond status which takes an enormous number of stays to reach.
Overall, we would stay here again if the price is right but there are many options in Pismo which you may want to try. Nothing particularly outstanding about this place and nothing bad, so it deserves the 3 stars. Parking is free, internet was included as well. Staff could be a friendlier, pretty average.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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orange county, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed for two nights on way up the coast. Very close to the actual beach at Pismo, right off 101, we were lucky enough to even have ocean views. Hotel seems pretty new, room was nice, liked the vanity with one sink in the dressing area, and a separate pedestal sink in the actual bathroom (with toilet and tub). Workout room was right down the hall, very handy. Only minimal complaint would be window didn't open more than about 2 inches and then there was the kitchen.....we only had breakfast there one day because the setup and the food was not particularly good. Self-serve and hotplates were fair at best. Staff seemed rather indifferent, there was a dirty service tray with spilled milk sitting in plain site of customers. Just felt rather sloppy, and not worth the $12.95 per head. Other than that, our stay was fine. Still can't beat our favorite HGI in Carlsbad!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were traveling through to Monterey and stayed here for the night. The hotel appears to be brand new as it is extremely clean. We arrived just before nine and thought that we had missed dinner. The staff no only told us we could still order but dinner was brought to our room because our two year old was on the verge of falling asleep. Service here was outstanding and the facility was too. All in all it was a great value and a very nice stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach
Address: 601 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3502
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 120 spacious rooms and suites, the Hilton Garden Inn Pismo beach is your new Central Coast vacation headquarters. Amenities include the Great American Grill restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, room service, Pavilion Lounge, free wireless and hard-wired internet access, pool, spa, business center, Pavilion Market serving snacks and beverages, a fitness center, a guest laundry, and over 1,600 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Close to great restaurants and the Pismo Prime Outlets, and only minutes from the beach, the Oceano Dunes, wineries, golf courses and quaint coastal towns. ... more   less 
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