Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach
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As is tradition on our honeymoon, on our morning of leaving our destination the skies were overcast! So we ventured up the Pacific Coast towards Pismo Beach. The traffic heading away from LA was as heavy as going in. But we soon travelled past Ventura and Santa Barbara on the scenic route up the coast and the sun made its appearance again. And now …
... of day to try and climb, we'd gone as far as we could.
Deciding to cut our losses with Santa Barbara (great little mission town, lovely coffee shops & an awesome bookstore) and move on, we spent a couple of hours on the road to make up the lost time due to spending all morning messing about in the mist. We chose to pass Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo in favour of pitching up in a little coastal village ...
... as much about my next plan – I did actually relax more and became okay with not having as definite of life plans – check :)
play in a fountain – I got in one in Lugano, Switzerland, but it was freezing! At least I got a picture. I fully played in one in Munich though – check :)
to meet interesting locals ...
... on days that I was traveling when I had consolidated everything and could just wear it under my running shorts to have things handy. Also, when I fell asleep on the train, I knew I had my passport and all of my travel documents on me (literally).
How much stuff did you take?
If I had to repack my bag, I’d definitely take a lot less clothes. I’m definitely glad that I did take one pair of jeans and one sweatshirt! Germany was very cold ...
... under you. We all deal with such situations in life and at some point we each deal with these obstacles in the best way we know how. It’s the strong that do not admit defeat instantly but instead rise above, take action to deal with what is at hand and face their problems head on knowing full well it could all come crumbling down again.
Pulling into Santa Barbara I quickly look out the window to the West, a flash of hot pink caught my eye. Along ...
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You never know when you book online, but the Mission Inn was a happy surprise. This new (Jan 07) hotel is on the east side of Hwy 101 bordering a very nice residential neighborhood. The drive to the beach or the outlets is under 5 minutes so the location is good.
With my son at CalPoly, I've scoured the reviews and availability of all the hotels in Pismo, SLO, and Morro Bay. Having stayed in a handful of them, I definitely recommend Mission Inn as the best value. There are probably nicer locations - right on the beach or in downtown SLO, but you pay dearly for the difference. Needing to stay only 1 night, I looked at all the "cheap" motels in SLO, and their prices were so ridiculous, I started looking elsewhere. When I came across the Mission Inn's web site, with their reasonable rate (we paid $137 for a high-demand Saturday night) I was a little nervous about it actually meeting the description they provided. Being close to the freeway, I requested a quiet room on the other side of the building. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to see how nice the hotel was and how great our room was. If you need a quiet, dark room with a super comfortable bed, this is your place! The pool area was pretty, though we didn't have a chance to use it. You can see the ocean from the south and east sides of the building, but it is awfully far. Not really worth paying extra for in my opinion. What I might pay more for, though, is one of the rooms that has a nice patio opening onto the grassy area near the pool. If you're travelling with kids or maybe staying there a few days, I could see that additional outdoor space as a really nice bonus. The full breakfast was wonderful - such a nice departure from standard danishes and cold cereal. Another of our favorite chains in California is Larkspur Landing; this place was very similar. Actually, the bed and room were every bit as nice as the Hiltons and Hyatts I've been to AND they don't nickel and dime you for every little thing.
It's nice to stay at a NEW motel as it is a scarcity in this area. The motel is located above and on the east side of Highway 101 so it is not on the beach, but did have a third floor oceanview in the distance. Road noise is not noticeable unless one opens up a window, then it might be. We liked the room-darkening curtains, door bell/electonically lit "DO NOT DISTURB" sign, self-serve breakfast bar (an "in-between breakfast" -- step above "continental" and below the made-to-order breakfast) , granite tops/bathtub, 2 sinks, mission-style furnishings to go with the name of motel, and oceanview.
Very nice new hotel in Pismo Beach. Even thought it is not right on the beach it is located in a very nice area. The outlet mall is right accross the street and the fact that there is a free hot breakfast every morning is great. They also provide 2 free cocktails per person at night. Very pretty rooms and beautiful lobby area. Will stay again.
Great time at Mission Inn
We just needed one day stay at a hotel and we saw the great reviews from trip advisor. We decide to try this hotel and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is new and the room (a little small) was great. The room had a refrigerator, microwave, wireless internet and arts and crafts furniture. There is a free two drink cocktail as well as a full breakfast. I will say that the hotel is on the other side of the freeway away from the ocean. We chose a room facing away from the freeway and it was absoultely quiet. Great time.
We decided last minute to start our spring break trip early (Easter Sunday). We were heading to San Francisco and decided to look for a place midway. Based on the reviews here, I chose the mission inn. I got a great spring rate. We arrived not knowing what to expect as you know how that goes. Well the front desk staff (Adam) was really nice and informative. He upgraded our room to a ocean view. The ocean is a little far but you could see it. The room was really spacious and well furnished. The hotel is new so that is really a plus. The bed was comfortable as well as the sofa bed my daughter had. We stayed in the Embassy suites in S.F the following three nights and their sofa bed was sooo bad. The toiletries were very nice as well. They have a nice little business office with two new computers as well as printers, which I really liked as I don't like my email to pile up on vacation and I don't have a laptop. Again the Embassy suites being such a large hotel had only two very slow computers with screens bolted on the wall in the foyer where the whole world can see your stuff. Adam recommended a restaurant for dinner and it was good also. After a great nights sleep, you can't hear anyone else there, We had a really good breakfast, Hot eggs, great bacon, sausage, hash browns all different toast and muffins, pastry , oatmeal juices and an ocean view to boot. I can't recommend this hotel enough if you plan to visit pismo beach.
The Mission Inn - What a treat!
the perfect place for a travel weary family. Rooms are huge, view of the ocean (albeit in the distance), gorgeous pool and jacuzzi. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was wonderful - actual breakfast, not just wrapped pastries and coffee!! Beds were very comfortable with lots of fluffy pillows. All the necessary conveniences were available. It was a VERY easy place to stay. The kids loved it, I loved it, we wil be back!
Beautiful new hotel!
The Mission Inn of Pismo Beach is a beautiful, clean, spacious hotel. I loved staying here. The staff is terrific, the decor is stylish and I just felt really comfortable. With the free full breakfast and evening reception it's a great deal too! I'll be back.
Through Travelzoo.com we got a wonderful rate of $89/night, including two queen beds and breakfasts for the four of us.
Nice new hotel
This hotel just opened about 3 weeks before our stay. I saw a promotional "Grand Opening" rate of $89 on the travelzoo website. Called them up while on our roadtrip down Hwy 1.
They had rooms available, no problem.
Their website speaks of an oceanview, and even has room rates designated for it. We couldn't see the ocean from the hotel. Okay, if you craned your neck just right and stood on your car...
But it was a nice place to stay. The rooms were well decorated. Yummy bath supplies. Spacious shower.
There was a buffet breakfast, complimentary for guests. It got the job done. Enough to hold you over for lunch.
I would definitely stay there again!