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“Nice upgrades make this a great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Spyglass Inn
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Danville, California
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice upgrades make this a great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for several years finding it a hidden gem on the ocean. It had become quite tired and in need of repairs. I am happy to say that our last stay was incredibly pleasant. New balconies, new landscaping beachfront and they have replaced shower stalls and were working on the decks of the restaurant. Didn't eat at the restaurant but there were more people than usual. More attention overall to the state of the property and the same friendly helpful staff. Earlier this year I dropped my camera while packing my car, not realizing I had lost it. The staff located it and mailed it back to me immediately. It was awesome!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed here for one night in an Ocean Front Room during our road trip around California. Reading the other reviews we must have had the worst room in the hotel!
Pismo Beach is a beautiful place with lots of good places to eat and stay, unfortunately the Spyglass Inn was not one of them. We were allocated the wrong room on arrival (no big deal this was soon rectified). Unfortunately, the ground floor Ocean Front room we got was not what we expected. The decor was very tired - torn arm chair in the room, decor and general grubbiness, not a room in which we wanted to spend any time.
There appeared to be strict no smoking rules in every hotel we stayed in throughout California but unfortunately some guest must have failed to read these signs as there was a smell of stale cigarette smoke in the room (horrible if you're no smokers like us). Even the usual hotel information booklet which is left in all rooms had been scribbled on by previous guests but obviously never replaced. The plug in the bath tub did not work so we could'nt have a bath and as work was going on outside of our room we couldn't take advantage of the beach front location.
We stayed at a range of hotels during our stay in California - this was definitely the worst.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Stayed here for one night only as we were travelling to LA, hotel is in a great location and stunning views of the ocean, theres free parking and heated outdoor pool, there is outlets for shopping about 5mins away in a car, plenty of places to eat including the restaurant at spyglass, all round a nice hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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JgentrySpy, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. My staff and I are always aiming to make all customers happy and relaxed during their stay with us. We will look forward to seeing you on your next stay in Pismo Beach.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you're on the road along the California coast this is an ideal stop off before Los Angeles. Overlooking a beautiful, quiet area of oceanfront, the Spyglass is reasonably priced with generous sized rooms. We stayed only for one night but reception was quick and efficient and there was plenty of free parking. Air con is in the form of portable units in each room but these work well enough. All in a very pleasant stay in an idyllic part of the world.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great hotel with reasonable prices, free parking, swimming pool and the beach..... what more could you want. Try to get an ocean front room on the second floor for the best views. The restaurant is not a part of the hotel so it must be paid separate from the hotel fees, plenty of dining within easy distance.

Room Tip: Second floor ocean front rooms are the beast but a bit more expensive.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tim B
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Hemet, California
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a last minute getaway. Stayed in the upper ocean front view. Views were amazing wish I could have stayed longer. Defiantly recommend this hotel, get a full ocean view room, great escape from the heat in Southern California.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank yzchick125
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had booked this hotel for a one night stay to break up the journey between Yosemite and San Diego. We arrived to a wonderful sunset over the bay. Hotel room was a really decent size, clean, and very comfortable.This was the cheapest hotel we had booked for our trip to California and it by far exceeded our expectations. Free Wifi was useful and staff were friendly and helpful. We had the breakfast offer in the restaurant and this was very pleasant. Only complaint was the excessive price for a glass of orange juice. Great views from the restaurant. Would definitely stay here again and would get a room overlooking the bay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Spyglass Inn
Address: 2705 Spyglass Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1795
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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