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Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointing and overpriced.”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Other than decent interior decorating in the rooms and the breakfast coupon that didn't cover our entire breakfast this place did not meet any of our expectations.

The room we were given was on the side of the hotel and next to a garage where we could hear them doing laundry in the morning. The room was very dark with one window that looked out on to a driveway and other house and had no view of anything let alone the rock. They tried to lighten up the room by having a glass front door to the room but then they also had a light on directly outside that we had no way of turning off and we ended up unscrewing the light just to get some sleep. The room was very cold when we got there even though we had a reservation, guess they didn't think to prepare the room and there was no heat at all in the bathroom which only had a shower even though I had specifically asked for a room with a bathtub.

Maybe if we had been in a room with a view, where we didn't have a light keeping us awake and it wasn't freezing in the bathroom we would have enjoyed our stay.

It's not an inn nor a boutique hotel with no staff even available after 6pm and no service to speak of. The girl who checked us in appear to be a teenager.

Yes the interior was better than a motel six but certainly not worth the 3 times the price of a motel six that we paid.

Room Tip: Do not get the room on the side of the reception building.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Picade, Managing Partner at Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at the BBI&S. We really take pride with our attention to detail. As soon as we saw your review we moved to correct the lighting situation. We directed the light away from the building and we added an additional room darkening curtain to block any light that may remain.

This is the first time we have ever had a concern about the age of our staff. We are a family owned and operated business and while our staff apears young they are actually in college and are very helpful. However we have reminded them to inform guests during the reservation process that all of our single rooms have showers not tubs. We believe that good communication is at the core of good service and we are pleased to add this information as a base to serve our guests.

There is no reason for you to have paid for your breakfast. We provide complimentary breakfast for guests as a courtesy. Our dining partners are always ready to welcome the BBI&S guests. We were unaware that you had not received this benefit of staying with us at the time you checked out. We do not want this to happen to any other guest. If you have time and are willing please e-mail me at info@morrobaybeachbungalow.com or call the office at 805-772-9700. I would enjoy the conversation and could gather the necessary information to make sure that we work with our dining partners so this issue never happens again.

Once again, we are sorry.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest Regards,

Joan Solu
Managing Partner
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Rocklin, CA
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very CLEAN. Would love to stay there again. We stayed in El Morro Suite, everything was perfect except the squeaky bed, if it wasn't it, I would give it a five star. Perfect for one night stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Picade, Managing Partner at Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We hope that next time you return you can stay longer than one day. We will have a room waiting for you.

Joan Solu
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Everything here was ideal. The entire place looks inviting and the rooms are elegant and comfortable. Hardwood floors, new contemporary furniture, flatscreen TV, huge bathrooms--what's not to love? Immaculate. Outside at night there's a gas firepit, which we enjoyed each evening with a glass of wine. Close to everything, including the water and Morro Rock. We really could not have been more pleased and content. It was a treat to stay there.
Another best thing we have is choices of breakfast from the nearby three local restaurants were excellent with their service and foods which is included.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Picade, Managing Partner at Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 5 May 2012
Thank You for your review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us. I have passed your comments to the housekeeping staff. They work very hard to make sure the rooms are perfect for every guest. We are always trying to make every stay pleasing and relaxing. We hope you return next time you visit Morro Bay. We will be waiting for you.

Joan Solu
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Malibu, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

I booked us here because of the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor and we stayed here one night recently on a college tour up north. When we pulled in my wife wasnt so sure as it looked smaller and older, but when we got in the room we all loved it. Very clean and comfortable with great sheets and towels. Also a very quick walk down to the beach, harbor and restaurants. We look forward to staying again soon!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Coronado, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Great bed, soft linens, and a view of the Rock. Everyone we came in contact with was courteous and helpful. We loved having breakfast at Frankie and Lola's with the voucher from the hotel. The best part of our stay was having a lovely hotel welcome our beloved pet.

Room Tip: We were in Sand Spit and had a king and a fireplace with the view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Picade, Managing Partner at Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thank you for your nice comments about the BBI&S. We try very hard to make all of our guests feel at home. We are you glad that you and your furry friend enjoyed your visit with us. We hope we can make another reservation for you soon.

See You Soon!

Joan Solu
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Additional Information about Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites

Property: Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites
Address: 1050 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2018
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#6 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,239 - ₹ 26,145
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites is a 16 room property located on the primary path to expansive beaches and a naturally beautiful bay. The charming bungalow style guest rooms feature hardwood floors and a fireplace - giving you the relaxed atmosphere and warm feeling of days gone by. Close to all modern conveniences, the Beach Bungalow is still quiet enough to seem like your private oasis at night. Enjoy a foggy evening in front of the fireplace in your room or watch the sunset from the garden patio. Prepare to find yourself relaxing with a cup of tea or a glass of wine next to the garden fire in the evening, while you listen to the sounds of the ocean. You might choose to have your breakfast there, too. We're honored that so many choose to leave their cares and vacation here with us. We look forward to making your visit just as special! *Kitchenette in King Suites only. ... more   less 
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