This was out first overnight visit to Pismo Beach, not knowing where anything was at I took a risk finding a hotel that was within our budget and was going give us a good view of the ocean. First off, this hotel has an ocean front view right from your room. All the rooms face the ocean and each room has a balcony with two sturdy chairs and table. We stayed in the lower level and I actually prefer it that way since it gives you a sense of being a little closer to the ocean. I can sit outside all day in the balcony and gaze at the ocean.
The staff here is friendly and the location is far enough from the downtown of pismo beach but is close enough to feel part of the area. I like the fact that there is not a bunch of people walking around and the distance from the downtown area gives you a sense of peacefulness. While this hotel is not the Four Seasons, the rooms are modern, updated and clean. To me, the view is worth every penny and I don't care it was a Best Western. The carpet in our room was clean and there were two sinks inside along with a small fridge and microwave. The bed was okay, we prefer a bed that is soft and squishy so I am not going to knock the beds here because we they are nice just not our personal preference. The only negative comment is the fact that the shower is a bit narrow. Its not so much the shower/tub its the way the curtain was hung. Had the person who installed the curtain rod gave it 4 or 5 inches, the space would have been perfect. Overall, the bathroom is a good size and there is plenty of bathroom counter space.
There is also a daily breakfast in the main building which features some traditional continental breakfast but there is also some healthier items like yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs and cerel. There is also a cool contraption that makes pancakes that is virtually unmessy. There is also some sausage, cheese and egg biscuits that you can warm up in the microwave. There is also an assortment of teas, coffee and juices.
I selected this hotel because it said it had beach access and it certainly does. While the beach area is a climb down (wear your hiking boots or tennis shoes), it is private and great for pictures. There is a gazebo and several lookout points where couples can have quiet moments to themselves or for some great picture opportunities. They do weddings here and from the pricing, it does not look expensive. This would be great for couples on a budget or with a small party. For families, there is enough wildlife to keep the kids excited. From this hotel, I was able to see sea otters playing in the water in front of the hotel, small bunnies hopping around in the grass, sea gulls flying around and little lizards running into the brush. There is a park not too far from here that is great for kids or for those who like to take landscape pictures.
We will definately be back the next time we stay in Pismo Beach. Thank you Best Western for a pleasant stay!
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I want to personally thank you for taking a moment to share the details of your recent stay. I am so pleased that you were able to take in the beautiful ocean views from our many look out points as well as from your room. It sounds like you truly enjoyed yourselves during your visit and I appreciate the fact that you covered so many aspects of our hotel in your feedback. I look forward to meeting you during your next stay with us and hope that we will see you again very soon! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me prior to your next visit, it would be my pleasure to assist in making any future reservations for you.
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