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$405+
| Excellent - 150 reviews
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Located in Pismo Beach, Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa is by the ocean and close to Margo Dodd Park and Avila Beach Community Center. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Central Coast Aquarium and Avila Beach Golf Resort. Make yourself at home in one of the 62 guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Your pill...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 150 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Nov 13 2013 Posted by Cager
Came here for our anniversary and was very pleased with the luxurious apartment-like room we had, amazing view and top notch customer service. The surrounding area offered plenty to do when we weren't enjoying the view from our amazing room or walking along the beach. Will most definitely stay here again! 
Excellent 10.0
Mar 17 2013 Posted by abhijitz
While looking for options to spend our third anniversary night (which happened to be on a weekend this year) one of our friends suggested we try out Dolphin Bay Resort. Looking at the website, we decided to give this a try. We made a phone call to book a reservation for one night and happen to talk to the Manager, Erica. She was very helpful with the reservation process & after hearing that it was our anniversary she said she would make our stay special. We spent one night at the resort and we were very happy with our stay. Erica even had the room ready couple of hours before and arranged some special stuff for our anniversary. We got the best 1BR suite and the views were ecstatic. We would highly recommend the resort to anyone who would want to spend a day or two with their special one.
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
$178+
| Excellent - 566 reviews
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With a stay at The Cliffs in Pismo Beach, you'll be on the beach and close to Margo Dodd Park and Avila Beach Community Center. This beach resort is within close proximity of Central Coast Aquarium and Avila Beach Golf Resort. Make yourself at home in one of the 160 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Compli...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 566 reviews
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Okay 6.0
Jul 27 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Location is close to the beach. There is walking track along the cliff that is very nice. Valet staffs seems very friendly and helpful.

AC unit in our room was dripping. Remote TV does not always work. Most TV channels get signal intereference. WI-FI signal is very weak, most of the time it drops the connection. It took us 4 trips to front desk asking for extra pillows.

Excellent 10.0
Jul 23 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Beautiful Hotel - Very clean - Friendly Staff

I would have liked to have had easy beach access.

The Cliffs Resort
$174+
| Excellent - 1297 reviews
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When you stay at Pismo Lighthouse Suites in Pismo Beach, you'll be by the ocean and convenient to Pismo Beach Pier and Margo Dodd Park. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Price Anniversary House and North Beach Campground. Make yourself at home in one of the 70 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private patios. 37-inch fla...
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Excellent 9.0
May 27 2014 Posted by John

Room was an ocean-view suite. and unlike some hotels that advertise 'Ocean-view', this is the real deal. room was a two room suite, with small patio (first floor). Beds and furniture were comfortable, though carpet showed significant signs of wear.

Pool was a bit small, but heated and adequate. Spa was spacious.

Great family hotel, if you are looking for an all adult resort, this is not it, but truly a great place to relax, bring the family (is that an oximoron), and enjoy beautiful Pismo Beach... we had a great time.
Excellent 10.0
May 24 2014 Posted by Jean

two bathrooms!

the sheets were scratchy, breakfast was limited

I loved the location, the size of the rooms, the balcony overlooking the glorious ocean.
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
$99+
| Excellent - 1948 reviews
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When you stay at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach, you'll be on the beach and convenient to Pismo Beach Pier and Margo Dodd Park. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Price Anniversary House and North Beach Campground. Make yourself at home in one of the 158 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed com...
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Excellent 9.0
Jun 28 2014 Posted by Anonymous

The property is beautiful, rooms were clean, staff was friendly and accommodating.

Excellent 10.0
Jun 18 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Great location, spacious grounds for family gathering, rooms were comfortable and well appointed.

Dogs!

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
$162+
| Excellent - 550 reviews
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The Sea of Love is real. Simply slip on your favorite flip flops and stroll from your premium Pismo Beach hotel room to the warm Pacific waters. There aren't many pet-friendly hotels on Pismo Beach, but we're the exception to the rule. Bring the whole family to this stunning BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge where comfort and luxury come with a great pri...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 550 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
Jun 24 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

the view

only thing I found was 1 small cracker in back of table.

everyone in hotel was nice.
Good 8.0
Apr 28 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Great location, friendly staff, nice room.

Breakfast was weak. Put out some hot items, such as scrambled eggs and sausage.

Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge
$93+
| Good - 1121 reviews
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With a stay at Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach, you'll be on the waterfront and close to Margo Dodd Park and Avila Beach Community Center. This beach motel is within close proximity of Central Coast Aquarium and Pismo Beach Pier. Make yourself at home in one of the 82 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and MP3 docki...
Overall Rating - Good - 1121 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
Aug 8 2014 Posted by Nathan

Location

Having to wait over an hour past our check in time to get our room

Everything else was great
Excellent 10.0
Aug 6 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

view, walk path, access to the beach. every staff member we met was very friendly and eager to help.

Spyglass Inn
$142+
| Excellent - 1175 reviews
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Location, location, location is a real estate mogul's mantra that perfectly applies to this Pismo Beach hotel where the Pacific Ocean is (literally) at your feet. This Pismo Beach hotel is perched on a 90 foot cliff above the ocean and every room has a view with a private patio or balcony. Other Hearst Castle hotels wish they had our real estate. Whether yo...
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Good 8.0
Apr 18 2014 Posted by Edward

Well heated pool

Breakfast food choices

No bar - no place at hotel to get a drink. Very kid friendly. Great family location and environment
Good 8.0
Apr 4 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The room was well equipped, over-sized and roomy. The beds were fabulously soft. The rom was far enough from the water that the sound of the waves crashing was audible, not which was relaxing and lead to a restful night of sleep.

It was drizzling and there was only one restraunt within walking distance, and that restraunt has a limited, over-priced menu for anyone just wanting to grab a drink and a bite to eat.

Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge
$188+
| Excellent - 70 reviews
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 70 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Aug 15 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Location

The location of this hotel is so convenient. We could easily walk to several of our favorite places to eat and is also easy walking distance to beach. View from balcony was great even though telephone lines ran through it but Pismo downtown is old so therefore telephone lines. Hotel serves a more quiet crowd.
Excellent 10.0
Jun 27 2014 Posted by Alan

The balcony and the view. The room layout was also nice.

Everything was OK. The furnishings, specifically the chairs, could have been more comfortable.

Overall this is a great place. Three levels, with the top floor having great ocean views, although some angles are 'marred' by electrical highlines. Free DVD movies is nice, and closeness to the beach, pier, boardwalk, and eateries make this a place we will return to.
Beach House Inn & Suites
$98+
| Excellent - 1128 reviews
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Located in Pismo Beach, Oxford Suites Pismo Beach is by the ocean, minutes from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve, and close to Pismo Beach Prime Outlets. This motel is within close proximity of Monarch Butterfly Grove and North Beach Campground. Make yourself at home in one of the 132 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Wired and wirel...
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Excellent 9.0
Aug 1 2014 Posted by Brittany

I loved how friendly the staff were and the included accommodations. The room had lots of space and was clean and comfortable. I would definitely want to go back.

Couldn't think of something to dislike.

Excellent 8.6
Jul 1 2014 Posted by Ryan

Breakfast buffet

Too close to highway

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
$89+
| Excellent - 821 reviews
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With a stay at Edgewater Inn And Suites in Pismo Beach, you'll be by the ocean and minutes from Pismo Beach Pier, and close to Price Anniversary House. This motel is within close proximity of North Beach Campground and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets. Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wire...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 821 reviews
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Mediocre 4.0
Aug 14 2014 Posted by John

The location was great and the staff was nice.

It could've been cleaner. Especially the bathroom. Shower facet was difficult to use.

The location was good, the staff was very nice. The walls must be extremely thin because someone was smoking in the room below us, and we could smell it VERY strong.
Okay 5.0
Aug 10 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

It was almost on the beach.

We were in the dated part of the hotel probably due to our pet, a small dog.

WIFI didn't work but was fixed on last day. Staff was friendly. Had to ASK for daily room clean!
Edgewater Inn And Suites
$165+
| Excellent - 106 reviews
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When you stay at Inn At Avila Beach in Avila Beach, you'll be on the waterfront and minutes from Avila Beach Community Center and Central Coast Aquarium. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Avila Beach Golf Resort and San Luis Obispo Lighthouse. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and f...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 106 reviews
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Good 8.0
Apr 13 2011 Posted by Axetu
Though I generally prefer an updated modern hotel stay, The INN is a great place for a special moment, with a special someone, when just being together is an adventure in itself. Great location and awsome community outdoor patio area for enjoying the night sky. The stuff memories are made of!
Good 8.0
Feb 14 2011 Posted by ramblingman
If you are looking for a fancy place... this is not it. However the location is great and the relaxation area on the roof is really cool. We had an ocean front room. It was really nice to listen to the waves all night and day. The room was a bit pricey, but I would recommend staying here at least once.
Inn At Avila Beach
$180+
| Good - 319 reviews
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Overall Rating - Good - 319 reviews
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Good 7.0
Jul 30 2014 Posted by Susie

The gardens by the road. That whole area was beautiful. I liked my own hot tub. Comfy beds. The bridge to the bike path was awesome. The employees were very nice. The front area and gift shop were beautiful.

A bit run down and stained (bathroom, table in room, old chair at hot tub). Put some hooks on the walls and people will be more inclined to reuse their towels and not throw them on the floor. Also, it was loud and creaky because of the old building. We were below in "Harmony" and when the people above us walked, it was very loud. And it was very dark to enter the hallway and get to our room...kinda ghetto. Also, it would've been nice to know ahead of time how steep the hillside was with inadequate parking (I am temporarily handicapped, post surgery.), and how strong the sulfur smell would be with the hot tub. Plus, they are really NOT hot tubs...that stay hot. They are just large tubs. You have to fill them to use them every time. Clarity on all that would've been so much better.

Excellent 9.0
Jul 29 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Lovely private patio with Hot Tub.

No.

It was a fabulous romantic week get-away!
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
$129+
| Excellent - 1039 reviews
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When you stay at Cottage Inn By The Sea in Pismo Beach, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Pismo Beach Pier and Margo Dodd Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Price Anniversary House and North Beach Campground. Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 80 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to...
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Excellent 10.0
Jul 23 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The view of ocean beautiful landscape friendly staff

Good 7.0
Oct 22 2013 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the included deluxe continental breakfast each morning.

The pool was supposed to be heated, but it didn't feel heated. The pictures on the website made our room look a lot nicer than it really was.

We were a little disappointed that our room wasn't as nice as the photos online and what we had expected. After staying there, I think we overpaid for the room too.
Cottage Inn By The Sea
$139+
| Excellent - 584 reviews
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With a stay at Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Pismo Beach Pier, and close to North Beach Campground. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Prime Outlets. Make yourself at home in one of the 75 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keep...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 584 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
Aug 4 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

It was worth paying the extra money for a room with a view, nothing like waking up to that beach and watching the sunset from your balcony

The bathroom wasn't as nice as I'd like.

The staff was nice, breakfast was tasty, the room was wonderful. The neighbors were loud on their balcony (which was connected to ours) so that was irritating, and check-in wasn't until four o'clock!
Excellent 10.0
Jun 29 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Location was perfect, steps from the beach. Bedding was extremely comfortable and breakfast was a lovely variety, something for everyone. Ample parking.Walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Nothing!

Location is perfect. Easy to carry beach items down to beach and return to hotel if you forget something . Staff welcoming at check-in and housekeeping staff cleaned rooms exceptionally well and worked around our schedule . Breakfast offers variety for whole family and sets you off ready for your day. Loved the 24 hour access to tea/coffee. Prime location especially for families.
Sandcastle Inn
$169+
| Excellent - 255 reviews
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When you stay at Avila Lighthouse Suites in Avila Beach, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Central Coast Aquarium and Avila Beach Community Center. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Avila Beach Golf Resort and San Luis Obispo Lighthouse. Make yourself at home in one of the 54 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Your room comes with a pillow...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 255 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Jul 16 2013 Posted by lovekidsandcats
Spent 4 days with our 7 year old granddaughter! She had a delightful time and wanted to stay longer. Lots of 'kid friendly' activities, pool, beautiful beach ( just right for boogie boarding), giant checker game....cute gifts shops, playground next to the complex and the pier provided enough for her to do. Lovely rooms - clean, comfortable beds...the kitchenette is a real plus when traveling with a child. We will definitely be back. Avila beach, though small... is beautiful!
Excellent 10.0
Jul 15 2013 Posted by Steven

Great rooms, family friendly, located right on the beach!

Nope

Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family
Avila Lighthouse Suites
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