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Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel

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775 North Oak Park Boulevard, Grover Beach, CA 93433
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 3 hotels in Grover Beach
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Paradise is minutes away at our Pismo Beach hotel At Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach, guests are just two miles away from attractions at the Pismo Beach Pier, where they can enjoy beach recreations such as surfing, sailing, fishing, clamming, ATV riding and driving on the beach. Shop at our Pismo Beach Premium Outlets or quaint shops downtown. Take full advantage of the areas numerous outdoor activities like golfing at over 10 prestigious golf courses, tennis, walking trails, horseback riding and bike riding. Enjoy an abundance of wineries, tasting rooms, and breweries. Arrive via Amtrak only two miles from the hotel. We are just a quick drive from San Luis Obispo SBP where Cal Poly is located. The neighboring communities of Arroyo Grande, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Oceano, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Hearst Castle is an hour away. Start each morning with our complimentary hot breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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starofjupiter wrote a review Apr 2022
Irvine, California128 contributions91 helpful votes
First, I want to say Thumb Up to the manager that actually read this column and corrected the breakfast complaint by getting the HI famous Cinnamon Rolls back to the breakfast menu. Our family of 4 stayed 1 night after visiting Santa Barbara and Solvang. Check in is speedy because we did the online check in. We are assigned to the Chablis building on second floor Room 200 and I actually paid extra to have balcony as this is our first time staying in hotel after the pandemic. For 2 years, we haven’t the confidence to travel and stay in hotel till recently all members in the family are fully vaccinated with my husband and I have our booster shot and the 2 teenagers have at least 2 shots as well as the pandemic seem not to morph into common flu. Spacious room and love that a built in area that one can open the luggage easily and there are built in hanger/hook that we can hang hat, jacket and handbag! I found this feature also in the HI Fisherman Wharf. Front desk person is responsive to needs after entered into room, we needed extra towels and a razor though we didn’t received in the room because delivered to the wrong room and we had to walk back to lobby to get them. I am glad that the front desk communicated to us why the items not delivered. We understand the mistake but we appreciate the communication so we know that the items are delivered except to the wrong room. Might want to send someone to fix the handle of the drawers on the bottom, loose and crooked to the side of pulled. Also, the bath tub handle, the water came out from top and bottom this the water pressure very low coming out from the shower head, this needs fixing. Sorry, we should have told the front desk when we checked out. Love the newly added cinnamon rolls and they have the auto made pancake! Hooray, you bring back one of the most significant features of HI complimentary breakfast! I am not sure I am being greedy to ask for waffles in the future? No need self made, just pre-made a small batch, don’t use the bought from store pre-made as we can taste frozen and fresh from waffle iron. That is if can accommodate as I am waffle rather than pancake eater. Overall, LOVE this property and highly recommend if you are visiting Solvang, Santa Barbara or SLO, stop at this property as the management does seem to care about the comfort of the guests and actually reading this column to see can improve. For this, please support this property if you are around the area visiting and need a place to rest. It is a very nice hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sloch9323 wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such an amazing stay at this Holiday inn, Michelle front desk was so personable and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel and rooms were well cleaned. So definitely will stay again and 100 % recommend
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jim S wrote a review Jul 2021
Sun City, Arizona410 contributions360 helpful votes
On a cross country trip we stayed at many hotels and I have to say the Holiday Inn Express was on the bottom of my list of satisfaction. It certainly appeared to be over priced based on the quality of the property. There are many other options available in Pismo Beach and I would recommend staying near the Pier for a fun experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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imub4ur wrote a review May 2021
Hesperia, California306 contributions116 helpful votes
Our room was adequate , everything was working. It had a nice little balcony with a view of the freeway. The bed was okay, internet was okay. There was plenty of room for a wheelchair, especially in the bathroom. However, the bathroom had one quirk that I think was not appropriate for an accessible room, the shower. It was a combo bath /shower unit that required climbing of the high bathtub walls to get in, not very accessible. Once inside the shower, there was a hand-held shower head which was good, but the shower curtain was very close, so that when a big guy like me showered, it repeatedly stuck to me which was kind of gross. Breakfast was a grab and go package. it contained a selection of breakfast items. i passed.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Samuel Miller, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel Kirk M. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We're sorry to hear about the difficulty you experienced in the restroom. We do have one room in our hotel that has a fully accessible roll-in shower, but unfortunately we only have the one. Next time when you book with us again, please let us know that you need that specific room type so that we can better accommodate your needs. We're also excited about re-opening our Express Start hot breakfast again! We're anticipating being able to offer our guests a hot breakfast again as early as June 15th. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Samuel M General Manager
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Kay wrote a review Dec 2020
Santa Cruz, California11 contributions8 helpful votes
We always choose HI Express as our dependable stay when on a road trip or flying into a town. This was definitely a disappointment. The room was really rundown. It was clean enough but everything about the room was old. I realize that a remodel is happening now. I should have been more thorough when I booked. I was just going by past experiences with HI Express. The plus side was the greeting and friendliness of the young man at the registration!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 19 Dec 2020
Hello ktommitchell, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry to learn that the condition of the room allocated for you fell below expectations. I have alerted the hotel management regarding your comments, and I trust that the actions that will be taken will improve your next visits with us. I hope you give our hotel another try! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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charles n wrote a review Oct 2020
Sacramento, California123 contributions119 helpful votes
we stayed here for last minute family trip. hotel is under renovation and I understand it is going to be real nice updates in 2021. however, the older buildings are old and fair as far as cleanliness. besides old furniture, carpet, there were cigarette buds left on balcony. however, what made up for it was super friendly staff from front reception to maid.they were all very accommodating. GM should be happy he is working with well seasoned staff. we enjoyed complementary pickup and go breakfast and microwave in our room. attractions were close by and easy to get to. would stay here again after updating.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Laura M wrote a review Jul 2020
Champaign, Illinois66 contributions13 helpful votes
This was a last minute 2 night stay. The hotel doesn't feel like a holiday inn express, it is in need of an update. However, staff was very friendly and we didn't have any problems. We didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. We did walk to the brewery that is pretty much in the parking lot. Location is right off the highway, but only a short drive to the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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joanstrassner wrote a review Jul 2020
Luray, Virginia284 contributions92 helpful votes
We just stayed one night, the facility is pretty nice, but the bed was badly sunken in the middle. The sink had a moderate drip, & was also plumbed opposite of standard... hot & cold were reversed. Staff were friendly & helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 Jul 2020
Hello joanstrassner, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay. We aim to deliver a great experience, and I am sorry to learn we failed in making your stay a complete success due to the issues encountered with the sunken bed and sink. On the upside, I am pleased to see you regarded our facility beautiful and found our staff friendly and helpful. I have shared your comments with hotel management, who responded with genuine concern for the impact this had on your stay. I know they appreciate your sharing your experience and am confident they will take steps to fix this right away. I hope you give us another try the next time you visit Pismo Beach! Best regards, Dianne L. Case Manager IHGService
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Magicmel wrote a review May 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We had to make an emergency trip to California. Upon check in I was greeted by a clerk who was NOT wearing a mask. I really did not appreciate that. We did not get housekeeping service at all after the first night. The next afternoon I finally called the front desk if housekeeping would be coming because our trash cans were full and we wanted some coffee. We were told that they would be on our floor in the next 5 minutes. THREE hours later, my husband finally went to the front desk and asked if we could at least have coffee and cups. Shortly she knocked on the door and when I opened it she was NOT wearing a mask! I am somewhat at risk but I had to make this trip (by car) She was breathing in there. I honestly felt that I needed to disinfect after she left. There should be protocols in place in order to protect the guests and employees. Holiday Inn gets an F in my interaction with their employees. The room was comfortable and quiet but the Internet service sucks. I did not feel safe there during the height of a pandemic.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 9 Jul 2020
Hi Melanue W, Thank you for your visit. We appreciate your patronage and you taking the time to write to us about your experience. Here your safety is very important to us. I am sorry that our safety measures were not implemented properly by the staff. Also for the missing coffee, internet, and housekeeping. I understand your disappointment because of the lack of quality that makes our hotel unique in its class. I forward your comment to our managing staff and took immediate action to prevent these issues from happening again. We hope you allow us to serve you on your next travel adventure. Sincerely, Oscar C. Case Manager IHG Service
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H1315 wrote a review Feb 2020
Porterville, California293 contributions54 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted a quick little weekend at the coast Valentines weekend. Well the hotel we normally prefer to stay at was way overpriced and with us wanting a place to stay of course we booked here. It’s a nice place from the outside but upon entering our room it’s visibly an older hotel in need of some remodeling. The bed was comfortable and even though the room was clean it had somewhat of a wet moldy smell. A few minutes of spaying disinfectant & air freshener and the smell was gone. They do have a free breakfast which wasn’t bad.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Hello H1315, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. While I am glad that you found the room clean and and the bed comfortable, I am sorry to learn about the unpleasant smell. I shared your review with the team, who is now looking into the comments made. I am confident that the solutions taken will ensure that you will have a more fulfilling visit on your return. I hope you choose our hotel again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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US$169 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyGrover Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include New Life Community Church (0.8 km) and Regal Arroyo Grande Stadium 10 (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ember, In-N-Out Burger, and A J Spurs Saloon & Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.