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“Wish we had more time to enjoy it.”
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Spyglass Inn
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2011

We have been coming to San Luis Obispo for the past four years and have stayed in other hotels. This was the first time we booked at the Spyglass Inn. We were not disappointed at all, in fact, we were quite pleased. The rate we got was very reasonable, which was unexpected, considering I just booked the week before our stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were checking in very late at night and so I called them ahead of time. The person who answered was very pleasant and reassured us that it was okay and that they would be open 24 hours. When we checked in, again, we were welcomed with a smile. We were the last to check in that night, but we still got a single-story, nice, clean, and quiet room. We had to leave early the next morning and so I did not get to explore their beautiful surroundings overlooking the ocean. My husband however captured it and I have the pictures to prove it. We would try and book here again, and hopefully will have more time to enjoy it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Nice size room with a decent size balcony with fantastic ocean views and no parking or resort fees. We had a second floor king with a short walk to the restaurant which also has great views and a heated outside deck. Being on the second floor we slept with the balcony door open all night and listened to the relaxing waves and woke to a fantastic view. The staff was professional and extremely helpful.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have the best view
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

Had a wonderful stay here. The room was newly remodeled. Very clean. There was a restaurant on site that was an awesome meal! I had the tequila shrimp that was one of the best I've had. The service was good. The hotel staff as a whole was great! We would definitely be back when we come through the coast again. Free wifi and parking - these things have become a novelty to hotels. So nice to get them included!

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank amewborn
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

I stay here on my way back from southern cal - easy drive to wine tasting or great for relaxing - my dogs love the beaches

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

My husband and I had some change in business travel and at the last minute decided to go someplace near the ocean. Since wine tasting was also high on our list we decide to combine the two. Last minute reservations were challenging due to the Amgen bike tour and a wine festival. Spyglass Inn was the only place available but not through the internet. We had to call. We got the two night diner package and it was wonderful! We were greeted very nicely in check-in with fruit and warm cookies. The place is a little dated, especially the furniture and TV but the bed was VERY comfortable and clean. The fireplace was a nice touch but only worked through the thermostat.
We were on the first floor with an ocean view. Room 124 was nice but our view was obstructed by the only two trees on the front property. The walk to the beach was easy going down. A little more challenging going up but we took our time and stopped to enjoy the view and the surfers. It was nice to have the free WiFI and a refrigerator. A microwave would be nice since I am a tea drinker and the hot water for tea from a coffee maker always ends up tasting like coffee flavored water. The restaurant was always nice enough to provide my hot water. There are two other properties next to Spyglass Inn that are nice and much more expensive. You can always eat there as those restaurants are very good, too.There is a deli and liquor store on the next block in which we bought our breakfast cereal and milk and bottle of wine to enjoy while watching the sunsets. How about providing some wine glasses? But thank you for the nice robes.
Our only complaint was the thin walls and ceilings and also the very bright florescent lights in the closet /bathroom area.
We'll be back!

Room Tip: Stay on second floor for best views
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

We were guests at the Spyglass Inn from 5/12-5/15/2011 for a wedding, short vacation. Everything about our stay was exceptional, from our room with a fabulous view of the ocean and bluffs up the coast, to the service provided throughout our stay. The hotel staff was very friendly and professional. The food at the restaurant was very good. The wedding and reception were held at the hotel - it was amazing! Again, the staff and food was excellent. We will definately be back in the future. Our room was on the second floor and the view took our breath away - really got us in vacation mode quickly!

Room Tip: We were in room #215 - best view ever!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

My fiancee and I stayed at this hotel during a mini vacation. We wanted something not to expensive but still as close to the beach as we could get. The online price for a regular room with a king size bed was $100 a night, but to our suprise the rate was cheaper when we called the hotel direct. ($89 a night)
The room was very very cute and looked much more expensive than what it was. The cleanliness was normal...nothing to rave about but just fine.
The best thing about this place is that there is has basically a private beach for guests who stay at that hotel and the surrounding much much more expensive places. About a 5-7 min walk, leads you to the most gorgeous beach. If you explore a bit there are coves and such to wander about. Gorgeous! The spyglass is about 10-15 mins away from downtown pismo and San luis Obispo so that was a plus! The pool and hot tub at the hotel were also great!
The one thing I will complain about is that when we asked to upgrade to an ocean view room, they wanted to charge $50 bucks a night extra! We thought that was a bit steep... especially for off season. We kept our regular room.
The other downside was that the walls are extremely thin and could hear the man next door sneeze! Bring earplugs if your a light sleeper.
Overall.....amazing.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2705 Spyglass Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1795
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#13 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: £78 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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