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“Very Romantic and Fun!”
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Spyglass Inn
Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Very Romantic and Fun!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My hubby and I traveled there in November for our first getaway without our kids. It was EXACTLY what we needed. Our room was lovely, and the guest services people were incredibly accommodating. I had asked for an upgraded room when none appeared during booking, and they suggested the perfect room but allowed me to apply a web discount price that should not have been available. Then when I wanted to have wine delivered to my room upon arrival, they gladly walked across the street to buy it for me and had it waiting and perfectly arranged. We went on the wine tasting trip they recommended as well, and it was amazing. We dined in the restaurant for most meals, and the food was delicious and service spectacular. We will definitely be going back!

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms ALL have great views at a fraction of the price of the fancy resorts on either...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at this place for the New Year. The room was great - pretty big, beautifully decorated and clean, with a nice view (pool/partial ocean view). Two bathrobes were provided (love that! :). The room had a balcony with chairs and a small table. The room was quiet, even though the hotel was located by the 101 freeway. A king bed was very comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by our room (that was only $89/day)!
The restaurant had a nice outside ocean view sitting. The hotel location -- on an ocean cliff, with a beautifully landscaped walking path and nearby access to the beach. A plenty of free parking.
A minor fallback - the room didn't have a thermostat (just a heater) and no microwave. Rooms had an internal door in between, so you could hear your neighbors.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

A very poor experience - easily the worst hotel I have stayed at in the USA!

I have stayed in many Pacifica Hotels and most are very good, e.g. Half Moon Bay, Belamar and Laguna Beach. The Spyglass is an embarrassment to the company.

I like to start with the good points on a hotel but the Spyglass Inn didn't have any good points, so here go the bad ones:

a. The bed was a cheap. low quality bed which sagged a lot and wobbled.
b. The mattress was upside-down (the pillow-top was underneath) possibly because the hotel wanted to get another few years life out of a worn out mattress.
c. The pillows were cheap, nasty, polyester which were very worn and uncomfortable.
d. The bed sheet was put on upside-down, possibly to get a few more months wear before replacing
e. The sheets and blankets were very thin and cheap.
f. The two spare pillows smelt like the pillow cases were not changed from previous guests
g. The we could hear all the conversations in the room next door through the connecting door.
h. Guests arriving before the official check-in time of 4 pm were aggressively to come back later because rooms were not ready.
i. At 10:40 am we were called by the housekeeping manager who happened to be in the room next door and asking us if we had checked out (the check-out time is 11:00). We felt we were being chased out of the room.

All in all our stay was very unpleasant and I was embarrassed that I booked the hotel. It is the first hotel I have had to cancel our extra nights check out early!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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JgentrySpy, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. We strive to provide our guests with the best hospitality experience of any hotel in Pismo Beach. Please contact me directly so that I may address your concerns to your full satisfaction. Jason Gentry 805-773-4855
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Oakhurst, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Very nice room, ocean view, balcony, very spacious, comfortable bed for a very fair price. We loved the restaurant too. Delicious food, ocean view, fantastic service & reasonable prices too. Would definitely return again.

Room Tip: higher floors have the best partial ocean view. That is what we had.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Antioch, California
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

My daughter and I had a fabulous time. The room was clean, the staff was very nice and the price was very fair. We just couldn't believe that a place right on the ocean would be so affordable. Absolutely beautiful view.

We went over to the Spyglass Inn restaurant and had a marvelous breakfast at a great price. The staff was very nice and the food was tasty.

I will definitely return and refer others to the Spyglass Inn. Thank you for a great time.

Room Tip: They have specific rooms that look directly out to the ocean. Open your door and there you are. Even...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Needed an ADA room and was pleasantly surprised. Room was easy to access and had a great roll-in shower. The attached restaurant was close and also easy to get to. Good food and great views. There's a coastal walking path close by. Didn't use the pool or spa but noticed they were also ADA accessible. Very affordable. Will definitely come back in or out of the wheelchair..

Room Tip: Our room didn't have ocean view but was in one that did. Highly recommend.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed in an ocean view room with a balcony specifically to get a snapshot of the sunset. We were not the only ones with the same idea and we were NOT disappointed. This sweet coastal inn is indeed along the coast line, shared with several other vacation properties. There is access to a small beach and surfers were in the water each day. Dog friendly, there were many people walking their dogs. There is a nice restaurant on the property which has a fantastic view, heated outdoor seating, and a well-stocked bar. The pool is super small, not heated but we used it anyway! Room was big with plenty of space and towels. It was very comfortable and affordable. Go there!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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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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