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Best Western San Marcos Inn
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Turlock, United States
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6 reviews
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“Would stay again”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed in room 318, no view of bay. Wasn't planning on being in room much so it didn't matter. Things I liked about this Inn was clerks were very friendly, some parking is covered, bed was comfortable, the fact that the sink and countertop was outside the shower/toliet area. Room was clean and kept up. Plenty of room on sink counter for the 2 of us to get ready in morning. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash in dispensers in shower. Refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker included and away from sleeping area so didn't have to listen to refrigerator noise during the night. Complimentary breakfast was wonderful. First day got to enjoy the free wine and cheese. Quiet street and other guests were friendly. It was close to main street where the shops and restaurants were located. The only problems that the Inn could do nothing about was spa having water issues, I enjoy a bath during vacation and Inn only has showers and this year weather was warm for the area and there isn't air conditioning. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you so much for the review. You've said it all for us. Be sure to call us direct for the best rate and exact room type. We look forward to seeing you again.
Happy Travels,
Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We really enjoyed our two night stay. We visit Morro Bay at least once a year and this is our first time at the Best Western El Rancho. We love the location overlooking the Embarcadero with a beautiful view of the rock and close walking distance to the finest dining in the city. We liked that it had an enclosed atrium with door locks, so that none of the room doors was accessible for outside the atrium, this is much more secure. There was ample parking and a complementary breakfast which was much better than most - breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, missions, fruit - it was just fine. Angela in the front office was very sweet and very helpful. We will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

4.5 rating. This is a small, older motel a few blocks from the waterfront in Morro Bay, walking distance to restaurants. We had a very pleasant stay. The staff was cordial and professional, and we got the impression that they liked being there. There is a lot of information on Morro Bay in the room--history, attractions, etc. Refrigerator and microwave in the room, no bath, just a shower. No air conditioning, but it wasn't really needed, since the evenings are cool there, and it was nice not to have the noise from air conditioners. We both had an excellent night's sleep, since the beds were firm and comfortable, and it was very quiet. One bonus was the free, covered parking. There is a courtyard between the office and the wing with the rooms, with quite a few carport type parking spaces, which was great, since we had some houshold goods strapped to the top of the car. The parking was free, and felt quite secure (there are some parking lot spaces, too). I thought the pricing was quite good for summer on the California coast. Included breakfast was good: standard cereal, muffins, waffles, fruit, coffee. Not a luxury hotel, but very comfortable, and we will probably stop there again.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy to know we met your expectations. We look forward to once again providing you with another pleasant stay the next time you find yourself on the Central Coast.
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Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped here one night on our way south. The staff is pleasant and accommodating. However, for the price, it's a rather tired hotel. The hallway carpet and room carpets are covered with stains and the walls and vanities are just not that fresh looking. It turns out the balcony overlooking the Rock was to serve as the air conditioning as there was none in the room. For a single night stay it was adequate but over-priced.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thank you for your input. We have new carpet ready to install and will be updating and doing some remodeling. We hope you will return and check it out.
Happy travels,
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Fresno, CA, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Advanced phone reservation mix-up handled by very cordial/helpful staff. Room was overly warm with no AC, so sleeping was not the best. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom/shower area fairly cramped in an older, remodeled motel. Accommodations fairly average for motel stays these days.

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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
We appreciate your feedback. Call us direct for the best available rate and exact room type desired.
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

It became very frustrating trying to find accommodation after 8pm, we had the travel coupon magazine, and this was the only motel that would honour the walk in voucher, they were a bit reluctant but after sharing that it was the coupon magazine that bought us in, made sense that the advertising worked. The room was large enough, with many extras that we had not come across travelling in the USA years before, fridge, microwave, hair dryer. The motel not right down near the sea front, but a small drive. Breakfast was good. The car parking was a little sparse.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to seeing you again.
Happy travels,
Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn
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La Mirada, United States
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We took a 5 day coastal trip from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa. We stayed at 4 different Best Western hotels each night. The customer service at Morro Bay San Marcos is what set them apart from all the other Best westerns. We love the breakfast option Best western has for our large family, SanMarcos inn, however, even has a cheese and wine time for adults from 5-7. Dillion at the front desk was awesome. Nice guy with truthful information about the area and very helpful advice on how to make the most of our 24 hour stay. Thank you Dillion. !

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mamamorro, G. M. Assistant at Best Western San Marcos Inn, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. We agree customer service does make a difference. We look forward to once again providing you with another wonderful stay.
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Property: Best Western San Marcos Inn
Address: 250 Pacific Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2261 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS San Marcos Inn)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#16 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western San Marcos Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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