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“Just what you want to find in an independent motel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Palms Motel
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just what you want to find in an independent motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Very friendly owner, good location. Carpet in our room had some (old) stains but other than that the room was immaculate. I was worried about road noise being close to the freeway but it wasn't really a problem and I didn't need earplugs. Clean and well-maintained property. Everything worked as it was supposed to. Sometimes staying in independently owned motels can be chancy, but this one is the equal of any similar price range big chains, and better than most.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lakewood, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here for one night in Dec. 2013 with my 2 kids. Was pleasantly surprised by how clean and updated it was, considering it is a motel, not a hotel. The manager was very nice and friendly. Free wifi, free continental breakfast. Very close to the beach, and literally next to the 101 on-ramp. I would stay here again. It's nothing fancy, but it did have a flat-screen TV with plenty of cable channels, a large mini-fridge and microwave.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Overall, this little motel is a great deal. My girlfriend and I went for a quick weekend getaway for the weekend and only stayed one night. The location is great. We walked just about everywhere we wanted to go. The room was clean. The shower had great pressure and stayed hot for a long time. The owner checked us in and was super helpful. I would stay here again.

The only downside was the noise level. We could hear when the door closed to each room and heard the kids in the room next to us.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

It was an absolute delight staying at Ocean Palms. Bob, the owner, is really nice and helpful - and the rooms are very well-equipped and maintained. In fact, I would go as far as saying that this is the best motel I have ever stayed in. The beds and pillows are super comfy, the shower is hot and strong, the ammenities are modern, and everything is very clean. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Clean, spacious room that provided a great place to rest our heads overnight while driving the PCH.
Friendly reception and ok complimentary breakfast, with usual muffins/toast/cereal etc.
Not really much going on in Pismo, but a good stopover point.
Overall good value for money motel .

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Nice little Motel run by a nice guy called Bob. The Motel is offering excellent accomodation at a small price. We stayed there for two nights on our trip along the coastal highway. Room was on second floor. Spacious, with a high ceiling and well equipped. Comfy king size bed, big enough for the three of us (2 adult, 1 child) large flatscreen. Bath was spotless. Wifi worked fine. The rooms have no A/C which could be a setback when it's hot outside. We valued the heater, though warm at daytime it got quite chilly at night.
The pool is small but well kept. Highway is close but not much noise from traffic. Breakfast is the standard but ok. Food options and shops nearby though Pismo Beach offers not so much. I recommend a trip to SLO which is just 13 Miles.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I stayed here for two nights with my boyfriend and we were really impressed with how nice the rooms were for a really good price. It was clean, comfortable, and affordable. Great place for a quick trip on a budget!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ocean Palms Motel
Address: 390 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2516
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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