In fairness, it's a very busy time of year in Pismo. We ended up in a double queen end unit close to the highway. We got a room with a balcony, and the way the hotel is situated we could also see a peek of the ocean so were happy. The bad news is we quickly realized their was no AC. Opening the windows barely helped and in doing so we could hear every bit of roadnoise imaginable. The toilet also leaked all night so the next morning we asked the front desk about moving and paid to upgrade to ocean front hoping that would help. The views are beautiful, but ironically there is no ocean breeze to cool your room unless you also open the room door. Even that doesn't cool the room. We slept with slider open and one night there was pot smoking on the balcony below us, 2 nights we heard people on the adjacent balcony talking at 12:45 am. And you can't close the slider without it getting really stuffy (high in PB was 79 during our stay, so it wasn't even very hot and hard to cool down the room)
On the plus side they have nice philosophy product and waffle robes. Housekeeping was very nice.
On the minus side there are no in-room safes, laundry bags or AC - normal hotel amenities. The pool was in an odd place compared with the SeaCrest or Best Western and was very cloudy so we didn't use, but did use the very hot jacuzzi.
The breakfast for $5.95 includes applewood bacon, 2 eggs and pancakes. Such a bummer that you can't substitute their awesome sourdough toast, you have to pay $2 extra. Apparently all the bread is made there and it's a highlight.
We normally stay at the SeaCrest Hotel and have also had a very good experience at the Best Western Cliffs and would definitely stay at either of those places over this one. It's not that it's not trying to be nice, it just falls short.
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