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“Cute, charming. Good deal!”
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Seaside Motel
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence
california
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cute, charming. Good deal!”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Very good price for very cute motel in laid back beach town.
Clean, nice proprietors, cute garden to relax in . Theme rooms make it. Mini Madonna Inn like low cost motel. Sometimes basic can be boring but they made it fun. Recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014
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SeasideMotel, Owner at Seaside Motel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Awe, "mini Madonna Inn," we love it! So glad you enjoy the decor; most of it comes from our guests! See you soon Rosie! Lovely to have had you.
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Auberry, California
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

My wife and I have been staying at the Seaside Motel for more than 30 years. We have lived out of the state for several years and recently moved back to California. We made a reservation at one of our favorite places in all of California to stay--Seaside Motel in Cayucos. We hoped that our charming little motel would be the same as we had remembered. It was all of that an more! We were treated to the cleanest, friendliest and charming motel. We had a fantastic experience! Best place ever!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SeasideMotel, Owner at Seaside Motel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
We are so happy you found your way back to Cayucos and enjoyed your stay with us once again! Looking forward to the next time you visit.
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La Verne, California
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I can't really rate this charming hotel as "excellent" - it's a little cozy and worn for that - but certainly if you are going to the central coast for a quick getaway, this is your place! Value for money is 100%. Rooms are clean, Rebecca and Rick are super friendly, beds are comfortable, the shower is the best I have been in in ages (drought, what drought?) Cayucos is everything a little beach town should be. It is also very convenient to Morro Bay, SLO, Cambria, and Hearst Castle. Heck even Pismo Beach is only 20 minutes away, but you don't need to go there, you have Cayucos Beach! Enjoyed our stay, we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SeasideMotel, Owner at Seaside Motel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you Susan, it was lovely to having you as our guest at the Seaside! We're so pleased you loved your stay the motel and the beautiful Central Coast, it is definitely the place to unwind and relax! See you soon!

Rick and Rebecca
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Sonora, California
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

My husband and I come to Cayucus every year for Christmas and Our Anniversary, We always stay at the Seaside, Rebecca & Rick are very pleasant, they put so much love and care into their little motel and it is very Beautiful all the rooms have different themes and are very comfortable and clean, we have stayed in three different rooms and they are all beautiful and comfortable, the decorations they have for Christmas are Awesome!! perfect location within walking distance to town and the beach, we look forward to coming here every year!!

Room Tip: Rooms are really pretty, clean and comfortable~
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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SeasideMotel, Owner at Seaside Motel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it's always so good to see you every year! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, we will see you soon!

Rick and Rebecca
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is the second year my BF & I have stayed here (also got the same room from our first trip, Tea for Two) and I must say I look forward to staying at the Seaside Motel time & again versus any other hotel in the area. The rooms make you feel like you're at home and it's a quick jaunt to the central part of Cayucos' stores, restaurants and establishments. I love that I am able to venture to this gem of a small town thanks to Los Angeles magazines' feature a few years back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fallbrook, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We had a wonderful stay in one of the kitchenette suites. Clean, quiet, relaxing, comfortable spot. We were traveling with our little 1.5 year old son and loved the simple charm of the property. Rebecca takes great pride in her garden and it was wonderful to sit out there and enjoy the great fall weather. Close to everything you'd want to see in Cayucos - the beach was just around the corner from the property. Great location for wanting to visit SLO, Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, and Big Sur.

Room Tip: Just talk with the owners and let them know your needs - they'll take care of you.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Surrey, UK
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Along with my wife, this was the second time we visited Seaside from the UK. After last year's visit about the same time, I said we would never stay anywhere else in the area again, as long as the Seaside remained with Rebecca and Rick. That remains so. If you are attracted by a small, traditional motel business offering a lot of comfort along with willing and friendly service from the couple who run it with love and care, then this is for you. It's a little old fashioned in some rather good ways, but the owners don't stand still - we rented the same kitchen-included unit as last year and noticed some refitting, including replacement of beds; the buildings may not be new, but windows have been replaced with pretty modern double-glazed units, we think... and the beautiful garden, together with a small patio area which is very pleasant to sit in at least for most of the year, completes a really good experience.

We have noted the recent angry comments (from "elsita1") regarding a bad experience with a call to cancel in "unforeseen circumstances". Obviously, this person did have a difficult experience and that can't be denied. Also, we know it to be true that the cancellation policy is not quoted on the Seaside website. However, what elsita1 does not say is, how long before the planned arrival was this cancellation call placed? Although we come from outside the USA, we have spent many vacations there, particularly in California, for many years and we think that anyone expecting better than a 72-hour cancellation policy without some charge, in a favoured coastal vacation area like Cayucos - particularly from a small family-run business like this, is naive in the extreme - adjust your expectations, elsita1. Further, for the Rebecca we know to be so "rude" without provocation would be seriously out of character, to say the least.

We will continue to go with the majority view - keep on going, Seaside motel, please.........

Room Tip: If you want a full kitchen, unit 7 is ideally placed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Seaside Motel
Address: 42 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1640
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cayucos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cayucos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cayucos
#1 Family Hotel in Cayucos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and just a stroll away from the sand and beach, the Seaside is a home away from home! Each charming room is unique in decor, all sprinkled with gifts from their ever-loving customers. The back garden patio can be found softly buzzing with wine sippers, book readers and chit-chats! Summer rates range from $110 - $180 Winter rates range from $80 - $110 ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Seaside Motel Cayucos
Seaside Hotel Cayucos

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