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SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
2 reviews
“Nice but Noisy”
Reviewed April 20, 2011

We were contacted a day or two in advance of our stay by the hotel front desk to tell us that there would be some minor work being done on the hotel grounds during our stay, but that it "should not be disruptive," We agreed to stay based on the statement that it was "minor work that should not be disruptive". I was shocked when at 4 a.m. on the morning of our stay there were strange clanging noises coming from what sounded like the room above us. It sounded like it was being remodeled or having some major work done. I called the front desk, but it just rang and rang. Finally around 6 a.m. someone finally picked up the phone. I told them about the noise and they said they would check into it. The noise stopped for about an hour, but picked up again around 7 a.m. I called again and the person at the front desk said they'd check. This time the noise did not stop and no one called back. Finally I just gave up and got out of bed... there were now painters painting the fence around the pool and talking at full volume voices. Its really too bad because the property itself is nice (a little deceiving when you pull up - the front looks old) but the rooms are nice with good ocean views and pleasant grounds. I think based on what I perceive as deception on the part of the hotel management regarding the noise level to expect with the work being done at the hotel, I will not return. They should have either been honest that major work was being done and offer a discount if the guest wanted to keep his/her reservation or cancel it and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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SeaCrestManagement, General Manager at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2011
Dear JACLA

We are at a complete loss to explain your recent experience at our SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel as described in your TripAdvisor review, posted April 20. Your review indicated you visited the hotel in January and we pre-advised you of our exterior parking lot makeover already underway. But this makeover, in fact, did not commence until the last week in February. In January we were not, at that time, advising guests of the work to come, unless their reservations occurred in late February, March or April.

Assuming for the moment that you misstated your visit time frame, and you stayed with us after the work began, let me unequivocally say that we never have--and would never--allow any workmen on the property at 4 AM or anywhere close to that time, for the simple reason that guests would of course be discomfited being awakened at that hour. During this makeover, which is now virtually complete, no work has been done to any guest rooms or any contiguous surfaces, so a noise "above your room" is a mystery to us.

During the past 8 weeks of work, we have had zero complaints by guests regarding any unusually loud worker's voices or use of any noisy tools in the early morning hours.

By the way, we were working on the very area you mentioned in the review, as you said, overall the property is nice but “a little deceiving when you pull up - the front looks old.” We were working to improve the “curb appeal” adding new plants and changing the entry way of the hotel giving it a fresh new look.

Please return to the SeaCrest soon and let us show you our even more attractive property. We promise you a relaxing, comfortable---and noise free---vacation. Contact me directly to make your accommodation.

Roger Corwin
General Manager
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

My family had a wonderful and awesome vacation, seacrest resort is a great place to stay especially if you have kids. This place is clean, the stuff is great, the rooms are updated and its really nice. My family loved this resort. We can't wait to come back again and will try to stay for longer days. Overall this resort is WONDERFUL this resort is recomendable definitely. nice, nice resort we loved it here.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

There isn't much to say. This hotel is wonderful. Amazing ocean views, direct access to the beach, nice grass and pool area, nicely updated rooms. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to return! We only planned on staying one night, but loved it so much we wanted to extend our stay. Unfortunately, the hotel was full. I can see why.

The only thing that might be a drawback is it is a bit of walk to the downtown area. A nice walk along the beach, but slightly long if you are carrying a 2 year old. Also, the breakfast wasn't great (stale muffins and pastries,) but at least it was something quick and easy for the kids in the morning.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

What a steal! We stayed in a non-ocean view king room for only $79 per night from April 4-8 (Breakfast included-bagels, muffins, toast, hard boiled eggs, cold/hot cereal, fruit, orange/apple juice, Seattle's Best Coffee). We arrived to discover a wonderful view of the ocean. Not front on but no neck craning necessary. The room was very nice and large. We decided to go out to the patio one night to play games and maintenance came promptly to light the fire pit and heat lamps for us. We went to the jacuzzi (one of three all with fabulous ocean views) one day and maintenance stopped by to make sure we were hotel guests because we brought our own beach towels and then they brought us hotel towels to use. The hotel has a private staircase (maybe 30 steps) to the best beach in the whole county. We played bocce ball in the flour soft sand and collected mounds of gorgeous drift wood for crafts. The location is great. We went to San Luis Obispo for lunch and the farmers' market every Th. night 6-9pm (12 minute drive), Avila Beach (10 min drive) for a great PG&E docent led hike, and bike riding around the cute homes in Shell Beach (1 min drive, 3 min bike ride, 10 min walk). There was also a really cool rooftop deck on top of the southern tower with couches and chairs for tanning, playing games, etc.

Room Tip: Most rooms in either tower have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

My husband and I highly recommend this resort. It was a relaxing retreat that was just what the doctor ordered. We had beach access and a breathtaking view of the ocean. Everything about this place was top-notch. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

We enjoyed our stay. The Hotel offers fabulous ocean views, direct beach access and wonderful staff. The room decor was fresh and amenities were first rate. The views of the ocean and direct beach access were also a nice surprise. I would defiantly stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

I'm conflicted about this hotel. I think mostly because of the sort of retro feel(yes they have fake wood grained vinyl flooring in the foyer and bathroom. But, that being said, the location is good with great access to the beach down a flight of stairs. The front of the building hides a really nice grass lawn, two large in-ground hot tubs and the swimming pool. A very nice setting.

Our ocean view room was clean and quite large, although the small refrigerator wheezed and the finicky heater/cooler was a bit noisy. Other than that noise was not an issue. Good in-room coffee maker with a microwave and the aforementioned refer.

The staff were helpful and efficient, but not terribly warm. Doesn't matter to me one way or another as long as they get the job done. The complementary continental breakfast was ok...bagels, danish, cereal, hard boiled eggs, fruit, orange juice, and (all day) coffee - cookies in the evening.

The location at the north end of the very long beach was good. A nice walk south along the beach takes you to the municipal wharf and downtown Pismo.

Room Tip: We had room 232 directly facing the ocean/view.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
Address: 2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2108
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a 5-acre oceanfront bluff top our iconic hotel features direct access to the beach, outdoor heated pool and three hot-tubs. Guestrooms have Free WiFi, iPod docking stations, flat-panel HDTVs with DirecTV, complimentary Continental Breakfast and meeting and event space including our roof top terrace with spectacular views. ... more   less 
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Seacrest Hotel Pismo Beach
Sea Crest Pismo Beach
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Sea Crest Resort Pismo Beach

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