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“Served a purpose”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Spyglass Inn

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Spyglass Inn
Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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County Meath, Ireland
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137 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Served a purpose”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I suppose that it served a purpose - an overnight stopover on our drive south from San Francisco. It's OK for that but I would avoid staying here for longer than that. When I compare this area to other parts of California, I just have to ask, why on earth would you build a hotel wedged between a cliff top and a motorway? Other places have something to catch your attention - a beach, restaurants, shops, bars, etc. The cliff top view here is nice but once you've seen the Big Sur views, this place just doesn't cut it.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room. Reject anything else.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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JgentrySpy, Manager at Spyglass Inn, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for your recent comments on your stay at the Spyglass Inn. We appreciate feedback from all of our customers. We often find that all of our customers enjoy the breathtaking views from our ocean view walk along the bluff tops to the beach access. We look forward to being your hospitality provider during your next visit to Pismo Beach.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here for 1 night on our tour of the west coast of America. The weather was exceptionally hot and the room was boiling hot. There was no air conditioning only a ceiling fan! We had to open up the window and door to cool the room down... Which meant everyone walking past could see in. The beds were very comfy and the room was nicely furnished with a large flat screen tv. There was a very small swimming pool also. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a restaurant on site .. Which we did not use. Other members of our Party did and said they couldn't cope with a crowd and they had to wait outside until a table was free ... They couldn't even sit at the bar. The views from the rooms overlooking the sea were spectacular as was the sunset. We bought some food from the convenience store nearby .. But it was very expensive. We spent a comfortable night there once the room had cooled down.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed here after a long drive along the Pacific highway and it was perfectly pleasant with a nice pool and a restaurant overlooking the sea where we had a very pleasant breakfast. The reception was small but tidy and the receptionist was friendly and happy. The rooms were a good size and clean. Our only problem was the tide was in and the walk to the small rocky beach was long and not worth it. Our room was near the highway and quite loud.

Room Tip: See if you can get a room overlooking the sea. Our view was none existent and quite noisy.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We showed up on an early evening, and were pleasantly surprised with our partial view room. The room was clean and comfortable, and the balcony had a nice view of the ocean. The Spyglass Inn is a good value, and has easy access to the freeway and a lot of restaurants.

Room Tip: Room 306 was a great corner room with a view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We live locally and recently were visited by family. We choose the Spyglass Inn because of the comfort and access to the Ocean for the family. The pool and hot tub are perfect. The Resturant is also located directly on the Ocean (nothing to obstruct the view) . The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The Hotel is within walking distance to shopping if needed and within a couple miles driving distance to the beaches this area is so famous for. We recommend the Ocean front King or Queen room for maximum views.

Room Tip: Ocean Front Top Floors
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sanger, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

With our busy schedules we were only able to stay one night. We were celebrating our 19th anniversary. We arrived a little early and the friendly staff was very accommodating and checked us right in. The view from our room was gorgeous. The room itself was welcoming and cozy. The bathroom was a little small but it had everything we needed. The walking trail was very nice and had easy access to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west end of property have a beautiful view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

stayed 1 night on the way up highway 1 to san fran. just of the highway so was easy to get to and easy to get back on the road. room was fine, large enough had a great view out onto the beach. staff were friendly and welcoming. would stay again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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