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“Good location for the price” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Spyglass Inn
Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Southern California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good location for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

The blanket and bedding needed washing. We stayed in a downstairs room and the noise level is high. No a/c in the room just a ceiling fan. Small fridge that barely gets cool and no microwave in the room. Probably wont select this hotel next time. Live and learn :)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

My wife and I have taken several trips to this gem on the central coast as well as brought family out to stay here on more than one occasion. In addition to the beautiful views, the staff was great and the manager Jason was extremely helpful with all of our needs. My family and I would undoubtedly recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay in the area!

Room Tip: All the rooms with full or even partial ocean views provide a great shot sunset!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This was our first time visiting this quaint town. Although it was a little bit plain looking on the outside, the rooms were just right for what we needed. The beds were comfortable and we wanted to take those pillows with us.The service was great. The lobby employees were super nice and helpful. It would have been great if there was air conditioning, but the ocean breeze was nice.The view was beautiful. The restaurant served exquisite food and drinks. Watching the sunset at the restaurant was beautiful. They had a spectacular view! There was a nice, long bluff area with stairs down to the beach. A nice long walk after a great meal. The perfect place to take family photos in front of the sunset. Shops, gas, and restaurants were located close by. This hotel will be recommended to friends and family. We will definitely be back. Great value!

Room Tip: Try to get your reservation in early and ask for an Ocean view on 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had a 3 night break in our 6 week American road and Amtrak trip and this was the best hotel.The location on the coastal drive was beautiful with very
comfortable room and balcony with lovely sea views across the very colourful
gardens.The restaurant food was very good and there was a little shop nearby where we could take away and dine on our balcony.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had a one night stop over on our way north up the coast. The rooms were dated, it is true, but the balcony on the second floor facing the ocean was great. Took a walk along the "promenade" and enjoyed watching the dress rehearsal for a wedding that was going to take place probably the next day. We had both dinner and breakfast at the adjoining restaurant, and the food was good. The staff both in the restaurant and at the front desk on checking in were polite, friendly and accommodating. I would consider another stop at the Spyglass if we were traveling in the area again.

Room Tip: Certainly go for the ocean view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kt2t
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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We drove here from Carmel making it an overnight stop before going on to LA. The room we were allocated was dark,dreary and dirty. A side sea view next to the bins and with freeway noise all night. No, we could not close the door as there was no air conditioning, only a huge noisy fan kept in the rather dirty closet.This motel is needing to be flattened and rebuilt. The only good point were the friendly staff in the restaurant and bar. Food acceptable, but we wondered why Trailfinders are recommending it. It is a very low star establishment.

Room Tip: A view of the Ocean might have helped but I don't think the bedrooms would have been any better.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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JgentrySpy, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
I appreciate your taking the time to comment on your stay at the Spyglass Inn. Our ocean view restaurant is one of our best assets. I can assure you that I and the staff are working together to make the necessary changes to ensure that these challenges do not happen again in the future.
Jim Guthrie
805-773-4855
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

This is great for a night. Room was clean but very dark (not unusual I know!) we had a sea view which is great. Very overpriced for what it was. Restuarant was friendly and food was ok! Stay for a night if you like but why not stay somewhere else cheaper and put money into a great steak meal or something else..better value

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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JgentrySpy, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the Spyglass Inn. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our rooms. I would love the opportunity to speak with you personally and discuss your recent stay with us. Please feel free to reach me at 805-773-4855
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Property: Spyglass Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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