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“Comfortable, but smells like old cigarettes” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pacific Shores Inn
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
California
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Comfortable, but smells like old cigarettes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

This hotel was fine for a night. Nothing fancy. Old, no alarm clocks, plugs don't work we'll, but the bed was comfortable and the location was convenient. However, the room smelled musty and reeked of old cigarettes. By the time morning came, I couldn't check out fast enough. The smelled killed the whole experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank erinautical
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Stayed here overnight when visiting Morro Bay. The price was right, the room clean and the service friendly and helpful. Breakfast wasn't much to write home about and the room furnishings were spartan but all in all I think it was a great deal.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

There's a junkyard by the stairs to go to my room. Size of room was adequate, but Dust on heater vents, window sill and mirror cabinet. Shower tub was dubious and I didn't dare step in. Dark, heavily patterned carpet masked stains. No pillow on mattress, as described and mattress was cheap. CHEAP CHEAP is the word that best describes everything about this place, including cleanliness and amenities. Forget breakfast, lousy muffins and lousier juice and no place to sit. There are numerous better and less expensive places around there. At $150 a night, I've been had. A first class hotel by the water, charged the same.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We were driving up the coast of California and didn't really have a place to stay, so it was getting a liitle late and we decided to spend the night in Morro Bay. This hotel looked pretty good, fairly priced, nothing fancy but clean and honest. The front desk agent Ann Marie was incredibly helpful and nice. The only thing that really bothered me was the coffee and the orange juice. I am not a coffee or OJ snob but really, it's better to serve nothing than to serve that! The OJ wasn't fresh or from concentrate - it was Tang or something like that. Other than that, the rooms were really clean, new flat-screen TV with a bunch of cool channels, somewhat comfortable bed, new sheets. Good for the price! Stay there and ask for Ann Marie, she's cool! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Diamond Bar, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

Friendly and helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms, muffins, juice and coffee for breakfast all for a more than reasonable rate. King bed with a fireplace and a view of Morro Rock nd ocean. Walking distance to town. Hotel also has a spa pool and a community deck with table and chairs to visit or have breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Scott S
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Upon checking in I noticed the bathroom door was cracked and had black smudges on the door, it was already almost 6:00 p.m. and we were late for dinner....completely didn't think anything of it. I got a phone call the next evening around 6 p.m. by the staff that I am being charged $100.00 for the door..... what??? Thankfully I took a picture of the door because I was comparing rooms with our friends.....because they thought thier room was odd, well, I called to tell them that was already there and they argued with me that it was not. The screens in the bathroom windows were also all ripped, the mirror had dust buildup from who knows how long. ... very unprofessional and rude. I am filing a complaint with BBB and the Chamber of Commerce, also disputing the charges....

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank stephanie p
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PacificShores, Manager at Pacific Shores Inn, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
We are sorry to hear this guest disappointment. This guest room was inspected by management and found the door to be cracked at there check out. This guest fails to mention the hotel removed the charges from there credit card. These guest were in town with a few of there bikers friends and never once complaint at the hotel level. Now that they are back home the complain is "horrible" they interacted with staff member thru out there stay and not once did we hear a complaint. We sorry this guest was unhappy with there stay. We do our best to please all guest but sometimes there is always a guest that very difficult to please. We wish you well in your future travel.
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Additional Information about Pacific Shores Inn

Property: Pacific Shores Inn
Address: 890 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2136
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pacific Shores Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pacific Shores Inn is located 1 block to the waterfront, shops, restaurants. We offer affordable luxury rooms with King beds and two Queen beds, Oceanviews, Fireplaces all rooms have Micro/Fridge, coffeemakers, Iron, Ironing Board. Heated Spa on site and Sundeck with a view. Free High Speed Wireless Internet. ... more   less 
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