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Review of Ocean Palms Motel

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Ocean Palms Motel
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The room looks exactly as pictured above. Older rooms but clean and the bed was great. Very comfortable. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave. Just a few blocks from the pier, easy to walk back and forth. There is no view of ocean. Hotel is near the entrance to Hwy 101 which you can hear the road noise some but it was not terrible. You can also walk to the Outlet Mall easily from hotel. The only downside was that we made reservation through Booking.com and never received confirmation from them. Called Ocean Palms to confirm reservation and manager stated he did show 2 reservations and he would cancel the one. Turned out the 2nd reservation wasn't canceled and we were charged the one night as a no show. I do not know if the charge was fault of Booking.Com, Ocean Palms, or ourselves. But it did turn a very reasonable price for the weekend into pricey with the added night added in. Would we stay again - Yes but I will not use Booking.com again. Will work with hotel directly.

Room Tip: Upstairs might be quieter.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Stayed here for 1 night during a roadtrip on highway 1.

+ The room was overall comfortable. Bed was comfortable. However, it was too high. They seem to have 2 mattresses on top of each other, you need to jump to get on to the bed, where as the nightstands next it are not as high. Which is not very convenient, but not a big deal. Still overall it was very comfortable.

+ Bathroom clean. Water pressure is wonderful, very strong.
- Bath tub drain is very slow, causing the water not to drain completely during shower, if you stay in the shower more than a few minutes your feet can get covered in water due to the drain's slowness which is very uncomfortable.

+ Good location for an overnight during a roadtrip on highway 1.

+ free on-site parking

- The heater had a very bad smell. A combination of a gas smell and dust. The smell was bad enough that we could not use it. Overnight the room got rather cold as this was December and were unable to use the heater.
- Reception guy not super friendly. He was nice and accommodating, but not as friendly as a motel staff would be expected. Not a big deal.

* Free breakfast offered. Includes a waffle machine, cold cereals, coffee and packaged muffins. Does the job.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Handily placed just off the freeway and 5 minutes from the beach. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. Front desk staff were a bit slow, but otherwise friendly. Rooms were large and clean. Good all round option that won't break the bank.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The bed was surprisingly comfortable. We had no problems or issues with any of the amenities, considering that it was about the lowest cost place we could find in the area. The microwave did have a little trouble opening, but nothing serious. The man at the desk was not especially friendly and the continental breakfast left us wanting! Nonetheless, overall, it wasn't bad for the money. At least there was a fridge and hairdryer!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stayed here 1 night. Was a stop on the drive from SF to LA so a good but cheap motel was the pre-requisite.
Ocean Palms didn't disappoint. Basic but clean. For what it is, Ocean Palms offers a comfortable bed, off street parking, free wifi that works just fine if not a bit fiddly to connect to - in my case anyway and an OK bathroom.

I didn't notice traffic noise from the nearby highway and the guy at reception was certainly entertaining and also helpful

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Motel

Address: 390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2516
Region: 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pismo Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: $92 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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