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The staff was amazing, and so was the room. Newly remodeled and styled nicely. I stayed in January, and the pool wasn't heated. This wasn't a big deal as most people don't swim in the winter anyways...and the beach is just a few blocks away. I'd definitely stay there again!
I could feel the springs in the mattress and the kitchen was dirty.
Front desk staff was fabulous, helpful and accommodating, hotel was peaceful , very convenient it was sweet and simple. we will definitely stay here again.
The location is perfect and the price is right on. Very friendly. Microwave, mini fridge, movie channels. Our (non-smoking) room had a faint smoke smell, but it wasn't the end of the world. The fit and finish of the room weren't great, but it was acceptable.
Only thing I liked was how close it was to shell beach Uncomfortable bed, staff was rude, very small shower, not worth the money paid
Love the location. .staff was very nice. Room was clean Bed was very uncomfortable! Shower head was not adjustable which made my shower horrible in the small stall.neighbors were very loud at night until 10pm then returned again at 1am:( to wake me up again. Oh and my BF thinks the tv should have HD CHANNELS.
I liked there was a bedroom and adjacent living room with a TV in both rooms. Location was good - right off 101. The breakfast was included, but very poor.
We've stayed at the Oxford Suites half a dozen times over the last 5 years while my daughter attended Cal Poly SLO. The rooms are very comfortable and the suites were great for 4 of us. The hot breakfasts and the nightly wine reception is an added bonus. The staff is great and any problems are dealt with promptly. Great value for the money and I would definitley recommend to anyone. nothing
good hotel. ..nice room...good price!
Staff was very friendly. Rooms were comfortable. Nice having something light to eat in the evening. Too close to freeway
Breakfast buffet Too close to highway
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.
We really enjoyed our stay. I booked this last minute while we were on a road trip up the coast. I liked how it was so close to the beach and we even considered staying another night. We had to keep going, but this place and the Pismo Beach area was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip.
Very friendly staff, loved the close walk to the beach as well as the pool and hot tub.
The beach is at walking distance which is great. The wifi was not connecting and very slow when it would, loud neighbors, and the lights would sometimes not turn on.
Bed was comfortable, lots of television channels. Very close to the water- you can walk right down to the beach. Great proximity to restaurants and shopping. Front desk staff was friendly and recommended a good place to eat. Not the most luxurious, but good for a vacation on a budget
Room was reasonably clean. Walking distance to the beach. Bathroom needed a fresh coat of paint and better lighting. Neighbors were loud.
There was no heat for our room..,freezing
Although the property is older it was clean and the location was fantastic. The value was awesome.
Loved the close proximity to the beach! No complaints here! Wifi not working too well
It was a great location. No food available arriving after 830.
We liked the view of the beach from our room and the close proximity to the beach. This hotel is also very close to the pier and main shopping areas. The breakfast was pretty basic. I've stayed at lesser hotels that have a better breakfast than this hotel.
close to everything the breakfast
Access to walking to all areas downtown. Easy access in parking. Quiet.
Smallish room, but it was quiet, clean and comfy.
My friends and I stayed at the Avenue Inn after driving through Big Sur. We arrived after 10 pm and were greeted by Saul, who showed us to our room and gave some excellent dinner recommendations for late at night. The room was in great condition (newly renovated) and very comfortable for 4 adults to sleep in. Saul helped us in the morning by providing additional towels and helped with checkout as well. Overall we were very happy! Nothing - 100% would stay here again.
Great service, location, beds and showers!
My daughter and had a great stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We loved the beds. Pillow could have been better. The hotel was very quire which made it easy to sleep. Check in and out was very smooth. Very friendly staff. The only down fall was the price. Our room was expensive with a ocean view, but there were many rooms with ocean frontage that were double the price. Beautiful facility, but I'm not sure if we'd stay again because of the price.
bait and switch on the room. forced to pay additional to getary something liveable, no beach access contrary to advertising and even directions sinage on the property. Charged 2x what the room was worth
The grounds and the location are absolutely gorgeous. Their Oceanview garden is a wonderful place to read a book enjoy a coffee or take a short walk. The entire Oceanview building and much of the grounds are currently under construction and being refurbished. Our unit was totally out of date, smelled like cigarettes, the air mattress they gave us for our son to sleep on deflated in the middle of the night and it was just disappointing compared to the pictures we saw when we booked. The price was too much for what we got.
Excellent facilities. Quiet.
The ocean view from our room was great. The rooms were comfortable and there was a restaurant right on the property that made it convenient. There was no continental breakfast included.
good location, nice view over looking the ocean no air conditioning, room was very hot at night time.
The room was very quiet - nice for a light sleeper like me.
No air conditioning. How can you not have air conditioning. Also our phone in the room did not work and they could not fix it. What if there was an emergency. Not okay
Beautiful view Outdated decorating
My room was clean and staff were friendly. The mattress in the room sagged in the middle, the wifi was very weak, and there were homeless people hanging out by the dumpsters.
Easily accessible from the freeway, clean sheets, and towels. It was the small details that could be better. The bathroom needs some repairs done. Shower was not working properly and water kept dripping from the bathtub faucet.
I was really impressed with everything. The Staff were helpful in every way.
Actually a nice place to stay for the price you pay. Internet. Kept going in and out. Had to be right by lobby to get a constant connection.
It's located adjacent to a Denny's and iHop and other restaurants are a stones throw away. The bed was very hard and the floor carpet looked dingy.
There was a mistake with our reservation and they were very unhelpful in trying to help. The person in front of us even had the same mistake with their reservation and they were unwilling to do anything to try to resolve the situation. On top of a horrible check in experience, we checked into our room and had a giant bug in the room. They were helpful in letting us change rooms after we told them about the bug.
This is one of the worst hotels I've stayed in over many years. At max, I'd pay $59 a night as it is basically a roof over your head. We paid $189 due to it being Cal Poly move-in weekend but you can't charge that amount for the hotel it is. It hasn't been renovated for over 10 years I'm guessing by the look of the rooms.
Found a used " Q-tip" on floor next to the bed. Other than that our stay was good
After I left my wallet behind, staff contacted me to let me know and then were very accommodating in making arrangements to have it sent to me.
wifi not working. 3 lights not working. dirty towels. shower drain blocked.
My stay here was very comfortable. It was clean, the staff was hospitable & it was in a great location. The price was very reasonable also. I would definitely stay here again.
The housekeeper was using our bathroom when we got into our room...so weird. Also, there was not fitted sheet on the bed. That seems really gross to me.
Stayed the night. The room was large, clean and comfortable for our need. The Inn is not a vacation spot itself but it is cheap and a great place to stay if you have a car and you are passing in the area or would like to viait thia nice town. There isn't much one can expect for such a low cost but 'breakfast' was coffee and orange juice, two types of store cakes and two types of cereal. OK
The staff was unfriendly. The pool is under construction and this wasn't disclosed before booking. The room had an overpowering smell of cleaner. The free breakfast was only cold cereal.
When looking for a simple place to rest while traveling, the San Luis inn does that well. While being a short walk to downtown it is also close to the highway without being loud. Breakfast was a little sparse but Jack in the box is across the street.
Great little place. Everything was clean. The hotel was right there when i needed it.
Convenient location. Booked on Kayak the same night. A Sunday night booking so I think there were available rooms everywhere. For a Budget option it is a great place. Coffee, Juice and Rolls for the breakfast is a nice morning starter.. Parking is very tight. Outside seems run down but the rooms are kept nicely.
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The pool was empty and in disrepair.
The hotel was very accommodating when I called ahead and requested an early check-in since we had an early afternoon wedding to attend. It also seemed like the bathrooms had been recently updated. However, we were uncomfortable being located in such a cramped, behind the laundry facilities hotel room. There was a hole in the wall near the mini-fridge and we had to park way down the street near someone's home because there was no parking when we got back.
great breakfast uncomfortable pillows
Clean room Fridge Microwave Wood floors Shower and tub Pricing No pool(empty) Low budget breakfast(should just not have one) Fridge needed more cleaning Parking (big trucks in small spots) All night people in and out Curtains (need darker ones that fit windows)
clean room, new quiet heater/air conditioner, great price It's very close to the highway so when there is traffic you hear it. Nothing fancy, but everything in the room worked, including the wifi.
All very clean. The room was comfortable and the bed was super comfortable. I loved that the room had a fridge and microwave, most places don't. Everything was great.
The room was clean and the bed was comfy. The restroom too was adequate. Everything was great for a one night stop through San Luis. The location was literally down the street from the freeway, a gas station, the downtown area and two mins away from the mission we were there to see. Sure the exterior is no Hilton resort, but the price is great. The pool is basically a trash or deconstructed pit, but if the owner is smart, he'll just have it filled and have the area made into more parking space. Because a pool is not necessary for the place.
The location. 3 blocks from the beach. The room was dirty, holes in the sheets, WiFi didn't work, week old pastries for breakfast. heat control in the room was unregulated.
I'm not sure I enjoyed myself there, but after a few days on the road and hot shower was nice The walls were so extremely thin, we could hear the couple next door making love. There was no co air climate control. You could hear the highway at night.
Room was clean and staff were friendly. Don't expect a continental breakfast. Breakfast consisted of muffins and coffee/tea in the Motel reception with nowhere to sit. The Motel served our purpose as a base from which to travel, but do not expect to be near the beach.
Rooms refurnished, clean nothing
Good proximity to restaurants, shops and beach a Little noisy as it is next to 101
under $100 and you can walk to the beach! right off 101, but room was quiet at night.
The room was booked because it had a refrigerator & microwave & I presumed a coffee maker as all others we have been in had one. There were was no coffee maker & no cups of any sort in the room , even to drink water from, which is the only hotel in 3 weeks on the road to not even supply a plastic cup!
This place was way over priced for a really ordinary old road side motel.
Cleanliness and quiet Why are there smoking rooms still available? Disgusting! We originally had one booked; I was not aware they still existed.
I thought this motel was clean and well taken care of. It was by no means a luxury hotel but had all the basics. When I asked to be moved to the second floor they accommodated me. I wish there was a bit more security... all the windows face the outside, and there is no one monitoring the place besides one person at the front desk.
Price was great, location is great, room was clean, bed was comfortable Room had a musty odor, tv channels very very limited, no free wifi
I begged for a downstairs room (I have an elderly dog) and the FD agent was able to get me the last one! He was nice and talkative. I had a good rate, and it was only 2.5 miles from the wedding location, so it was cheap and convenient for us. The carpet wasn't as dirty as some of the reviews made it out to be. The body towels were so small they were barely long enough to wrap around my boyfriend's waist. And I had to walk to the front desk to pick up the extra towels and the pillows in the middle of the night--which wasn't too inconvenient, but I thought that was weird considering the circumstances. Which reminds me, the bed only had 2 pillows on it, and the beds were literally air mattresses. However, it could have been worse. Also, someone knocked on our door early in the morning and woke us up (but I think that was another hotel patron). Lastly, they only had water, ibuprofen, and toothbrushes available for purchase in a vending machine. No complimentary anything available for guests. It's the little things that would improve the place.
Staff was nice and helpful The online images are not of the actual hotel. Misleading
I have stayed here several times and the rates are always very good value for what you get. The hotel is clean and quiet. There's easy access to the freeway. Eating options are nearby. The staff is attentive. At these rates there is little to complain about.
I like the cleanliness the view and location the fact that there was a microwave and refrigerator and coffee coffee in the reception area I thought the room was nicely furnished I did not like the two soft bad it needed a new bed seriously. I think there should have been at least a sweet wrong with the coffee would have been nice. Other than that it was a very nice room however the toilet was too small for a male adult to sit on The inside of the double pane window was dirty and foggy. And the lock on the window need to be more secure.
Location was nice. Pretty quiet hotel. The wifi isn't free, the description of the hotel said there was free HBO but there isn't. The staff said there wasn't any downstairs available but there were hardly any cars in the lots. Towels had hair wrapped up in them. The refrigerator was dirty, rusty, and didn't even work. Beds were pretty uncomfortable.
it was clean and available for the three rooms we needed. location was good. everything was in working order. the price for the days was too high for the facility. no morning snack available. no blow dryer. towels were very small and rough.
Bed was pretty stiff. Much like a slab of granite. Also floor was stained, made me wear flip flops inside
Nothing except maybe the location. Everything.
Decor is a little dated but the room was spotless and the staff was super nice!
From check in to check out the stay was great. Exceptionally friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, great location. It was perfect for what we needed.
The Sands Inn is just off the PCH exist, right next to the gas station. The staff was friendly and there were free cookies at the check-in counter. Our room was clean; the beds were comfortable and the bathroom pleasant. The free breakfast was tasty, especially the waffles. This place even included wifi, though the speeds were fairly slow. Overall, I found the place to be a positive experience, though ear plugs are recommended if you would like uninterrupted sleep. The walls are rather thin and car alarms went off during the night, interrupting our sleep. The wifi was so slow that I used my phone for internet access instead.
The room was neat and clean as was the bathroom. The location was far enough from downtown so the traffic wasn't a problem. The staff was helpful. I wish I had known there two stories and I would have chosen a room on the ground level. The tv didn't work and had to be worked on by the staff three times. They were quick and efficient though.
The staff was very helpful, outside was clean, family friendly, and close to stores, etc. Pet friendly Rooms aren't the nicest, bed was uncomfortable. We ended up changing hotels. expected more from pics.
We were very pleased with the overall appearance and cleanliness of this hotel. It is very comfortable and attractive. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool area, and the deck, table, and chairs made it wonderful to hang out there. The website did not advertise a jacuzzi, so we were pleasantly surprised to find they had one...until we got in and realized it is barely heated. We were mildly disappointed because we like a hot jacuzzi, but it was heated more than the pool and was still comfortable with the jets. Two problems: The jacuzzi wasn't heated to jacuzzi-temperature. Also, the wi-fi would cut in and out on us, which was a small problem.
Comfortable bed, room was really clean. Strong soap/disinfectant smell made breathing difficult. In room refrigerator rumbled pretty much the entire night. Between the two I didn't get much sleep.
Flat screen tv When booking, I read that this hotel had bathtubs, it did not.
The price for what you get was awesome. Needed a place to stay while traveling from SF to LA. This place was clean, well maintained and the stuff was great. Breakfast was free but nothing special. Wish they had more options and fresher eggs and sausage.
Hotel was located close to Cal Poly and not too far from downtown. Our room felt small for a family of 5 (two queens). Breakfast was good, coffee was great. Stuffy room and small. Parking is tight for an SUV. Back of hotel looked unkept.
Exceptionally friendly staff and warm cookies at the front desk! They do the best that they can with an aging facility.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was used dental floss in the bathroom and hair in the refrigerator.
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This place it awesome! The location is great, the staff is fantastic and it offers so many extras like made to order breakfast, afternoon BBQ, free movie rentals, free happy hour, the list goes on and on! Stay here, you wont be disappointed!
The room was big, the breakfast was substantial. But the construction was disturbing the peace and quiet of guests. My husband called and complained and they did not stop any construction until past 11:00 am. By that time, we were so fed up & left. They were renovating the hotel. The noise at 9:00 am was very, very, very AWFUL! It was bordering on the ridiculous. I would not have paid $-- for this freaking room.
The fireplace was nice and cozy Doesn't work in the rain.Tv was very poor.Bathroom was tiny.
Quiet, friendly staff, nice room cooked to order, as long as it is on the menu...
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Rooms & breakfast no
Proximity to downtown & breakfast
The mgmt reception. The web site said the hotel was 'pet friendly' but management said it was not-
Free beer at the bar during happy hour!!
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The size and layout of the room was perfect. Having coffee available at any time was wonderful. The free breakfast and the cantina were great ways to start and end a day! No!
Nothing Got there at 8pm after a long drive. Checked in the room and found it had not been cleaned yet. Got frustrated that we had to wait for a while until they had to clean it. We were very tired after the long trip and really needed a shower and rest. I hope they cleaned the shower. Found out that they'd forgotten to put a second set of towels. Call and and asked for one. The one they gave us had someone else's hair in it!!!!
Location The smoke detector had a plastic bag over it. The exhaust fan in bathroom was in plugged and out of place. Other than that not bad
- wooden floors - clean - quiet and sound proof room - extremely small shower - facilities are pretty basic - Small room - only soap provided as toiletry item - thin towels - For $144 + tax, you would expect a larger room with more facilities.
Being able to check in, jump in the pool, and relax. Towels weren't ready didn't know until after I was wet dripping thru the room. Had to go to front desk and pick them up.
nothing First, the phone number on the confirmation/website was incorrect. Even when we called information, they didn't have a number for it. No security lock on door.... remote to the t.v. was held together with paper and rubber band, Shower dripped all night and don't even try the juice at breakfast..... orange water... horrible... I will never stay there again nor will I recommend to our clients in the area. Would like a refund, but that will never happen.
The rooms must have been upgraded lately because it was much nicer than the other reviews had me expecting. Granite-like counter tops in the bathroom and shower, big bolster on the bed and memory foam pillows. I was very comfortable and happy.
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We didn't expect much with a two star rating. We were surprised to find that everything is new and clean. No funky smell at all. The bathroom is granite so no sticky plastic tub, it's clean and many steps above most motels. Highly recommended.
This facility was clean. There were electrical outlets and ports everywhere! It was the first time on our trip that we weren't scrambling for places to plug our devices in. The water was soft and the temperature hot. The updates they did are outstanding. The hotel is owned by a very nice and hard working couple. Although this isn't a 5 star resort, it is a fantastic value for the price we paid! Breakfast was minimal, but adequate. The hotel is right along the freeway, but the noise was well buffered and made for a good background sleeping sound with the large sliding door closed.
Good location, easy to find, easy on and off freeways. Family resturant withing one block. Continintal breakfast was very limited. No coffee pot in room but avertised. Bath tub faucet ran all night, ended up using a screw driver to turn tub on and off.
Nice and comfortable quiet great tv channels. Clean Nothing
Quite, comfortable bed and pillows, lots of power outlets
The staff was nice, but overall the facility is not good. Everything. Too noicey and you can hear too much upstairs.
Rooms were recently remodeled and it was nice and clean Refrigerater in the rooms
Room was clean. Felt safe. No frills. Smelled heavy of air spray. Probably guests smoked. Might bother some folks. Was surprised they charged for WiFi.
Front desk staff was very friendly! I came down to ask for more towels and was granted my request with a sincere smile and friendly exchange. We stayed one night in a 2 double bed room and used the pool while we were there. No problems at all and everything was very clean. Enjoyed free coffee in the morning and the location was easily accessible. There was a charge for wifi and not too many channels on the tv, but we had no complaints.
Staff was very nice Hoodlums hanging out in parking lot smoking
Couldn't hear neighbors and once inside, felt secure. The AC worked. PRO/CON: We got what we payed for. Non-smoking room sounded like weed, furniture looked like it was from IKEA and shower was TINY. Felt unsafe to go outside at night due to the other vacationers/overnighters staying there. WiFi wasn't free and minimal TV stations. PRO/CON: We got what we payed for.
Reserved for 3: Needed to cancel, but refused; then would no;t refund the difference between the 3 requested atnd the one that stayed.
I liked the location, just off 101 and only minutes away from where I had to be. The room appearance was okay BUT (see what I didn't like) It wasn't clean (dust was under the bed, the sheets on one of the doubled beds had something on them (dirty) the towels in the bathroom weren't white more like off white, bathroom sink had something in it and required that I sanitize it and the shower. Also wiped down the counter in the bathroom due to if I could see dirt in the sink and shower I can assume the counter is not clean as well. Also had a funny odor in the room and fab breezed the bedding and sanitized the phone and anything my things would be touching. This location appears to allow long term staying and some of the people were questionable. No iron, Ironing board, coffee maker. Only had one Ice machine for the whole facility and it was all the way up front next to the office. They provided coffee only up front by the office in the morning and it was STRONG The one Ice machine they had on the outside was disgusting and needed cleaning and repairing.