Days Inn Morro Bay
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Today we left Yosemite and drove to Fresno so that we could get back on the technological grid to plan our next move....
We had some good music the ride today....we left Yosemite dancing like idiots to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams - (I defy anyone not to move when this song is on!) and I think Severin was very impressed with my 80's flashback dancing and rapping ...
... I just happened to have read all about the Monarch in the book I am reading and it's such an incredible story I thought I'd share. Fwd if you don't find this sort of thing interesting. The Monarch is a type of American butterfly that not much was known about until fairly recently. In 1937, a Canadian couple called Fred and Norah Urquhart, with a love of butterflies became fascinated to know where the Monarch butterfly disappeared to during winter. They ...
... later than what we would have wanted, and we have accommodation booked already in Morro Bay, which is still a fair drive away. However, since we know we are not coming back here, we take the time to find the historic mission, though we are only able to do a drive past, turn around, and drive back again. Finding the highway, we leave Santa Barbara, and keep heading west along highway 101, before heading north. We see the signs ...
... br> The hotel is pleasant for a stopover, again it has plenty of space in the bedrooms. This evening we're going to eat in an Irish Bar for our last night on tour.
Ryan, our tour leader, gave us all a postcard he'd made for us with group photos on it and a personal thank you on the back. That was one of a number of nice touches, he has worked very hard for his money.
... at least. Susie, a complete novice but by far the best, and I were up first time, Hannah and Amy soon followed after some encouragement from various over enthusiastic instructors. Thanks to 'Stephen’ who misinterpreted Susie as Sisi, we soon found our first American alter ego. Soon after came our first and eagerly awaited Starbucks to reward our morning of exertion; we might not be beach babe ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Morro Bay
Should Have Listened to Previous Bad Reviews
Arrived at 1:30 p.m. and was told that the room would be ready at 2:30. Didn't mind that, but the woman at the desk was very snarky and had BO. She didn't even bother to check to see if the room was ready. We took off and didn't get back until early evening and was shocked when we saw the room. It was so cold and musty smelling that we don't believe anyone had been in it for quite some time. We had broken our rule that we won't book anywhere that has a cancellation policy earlier than 6:00 on the day of check-in. Booked thru the Day's Inn web site and got what we thought was a good "Internet Rate" for $42, but it had to be cancelled the day before. So by the time we checked in we couldn't cancel for that day or the next. Guess we should have at least asked.
The room was in the older part of the hotel. Looked like an old motor court from the 30's. It was very small and the bathroom was absolutely tiny. No place to put anything. It did have a refrigerator. I don't know what the rooms in the newer part are like and will definitely never know because I absolutely would never stay here again. Even if the rooms were nice the attitude of the woman at the front desk was terrible. The man was fairly nice.
The whole complex was well maintained on the outside so you wouldn't suspect how bad it was inside. Also the danish in the lobby in the morning were good and all I would expect for that price.
Seems like Days Inn should be more careful about what they put their name on.
A major disappointment
The hotel looks good in pictures but actually staying is ONE big, big disappointment! Well, the good things first: the grounds are well maintained (they have to or else they wont absolutely get anybody in there). Okay, so much for the good stuff. The room heater does not work at all. What you think would be the closet is actually the tiny bathroom - with a sliding door and all! The bathroom window opens to the hallway with you inside for everyone to see! You either shut the bathroom window and suck it all up or crack it open for a peep show. We finally demanded a room change and lo and behold, we were given a room at the back of the hotel that I suspect is the maid's quarters!!! No exaggerations, no kidding! You would know a standard hotel room by the way it is all arranged; but this room (Rm. 409) even has an unlocked door inside that leads to the boiler room/ heater tanks! This room was hastily converted to look like a hotel room. The sheets smelled like damp attic and so does the whole room. We could'nt sleep until 2 a.m. due to the smell!
we had booked another motel up the street over the internet. when we got to the room my wife started having respitory problems and started feeling sick. when we looked around we discovered mold in the window. my wife couldn't stay at that motel up the street so I started walking to the nearby motels and found the days inn. I was greeted by a very nice man and his wife who were the managers. they made me feel so welcome. he said he had a great double bed room and could get me in. he told me to bring my wife back first so she could see if the room suited her. so I got my wife and 2 kids. the manager took us upstairs to the room. It was so clean and had a fresh feeling. we could see the bay out the balcony window. we booked 2 nights at a great price. all of my questions about the local area the manager answered. I look upon our stay at the morro bay days inn with great memories. and will go back as soon as I can.
Good overnight stop
One night stay on route from San Francisco to LA. Took 2 rooms and both were really good with views of Morro Rock. Fridge in each room was good as weather was hot. Plenty of hotels in Morro Bay, we may have paid a bit too much for the Days Inn but were quite happy with the experience. Went whale watching with 'Sub Sea' whihc was excellent and 25% of the cost at Santa Barbara. Days Inn is convenient for exploring the Embarcadero, plenty of choice of restaurants. The whole place shuts down at about 9.30. We are quite fussy about rooms and have no complaints. Breakfast supplied but meagre. If you like being pampered don't choose a Days Inn Though
This place totally sucked. The room was extremely filthy, the bed was broken, the wall heater was broken and popped all night, the carpet was torn, it was noisy and way overpriced.
Bad Experience - do not recommend
We located this hotel via the AAA tour book and made reservations for April 28th and 29th. After entering the room, we used the toilet facilities. Unfortunately, the toilet did not flush. We called the front desk and someone responded immediately to 'fix' the problem, even snaked it. I took a shower that evening and the water, although set at a warm setting, at first was fine but after a minute or so it was scalding hot, although I had not changed the setting. I did not complain at that time. The next morning, my friend took a shower and I heard him making a loud exclamation and shutting the shower off. His chest was red from the scalding hot water. He dressed up, and then used the toilet. It did not flush again. We immediately decided to check out and find another hotel if possible. Upon entering the lobby were greeted with a good morning. We were upset and muttered ----- morning'. The clerk was immediately upset that we used the 's' word and was very irate. We apologized for that - he was upset for some time about us cussing when he did calm down, we told him what we had experienced, that it was dangerous to guests and it should be fixed. We also mentioned that the sound of flushing and running water in the building was annoying. He said there had not been a problem with 'fluctuating' water. His comments made us believe that this had occurred before. We were refunded our second night's lodging. We had to find another hotel room, which we were fortunate to find across the street at a La Serena Inn, a very pleasurable stay, I might add.
Very Good Value
This is an older budget motel in the lovely little seaside town of Morro Bay. Whilst it is old, it is beautifully kept with a little flower garden and clean rooms. With rooms available from $44 per night, there really isn't much to complain about at all. To cap it all, the manager and his wife are really lovely people, and will go to great lengths to ensure that you have a good stay. The continental breakfast was one of the better ones too. A place I can recommend to others, and will in all probability use again.
Decent Budget Motel
My husband and I spent 2 nights at this Days Inn in October of 2003. We made our reservation through a discount internet site and were given a room in the main part of the motel. Our room was very clean and fairly spacious. The bed was reasonably comfortable. It is definitely a no frills, budget motel, but we were satisfied.
Also a bad experience
I booked an internet reservation and was also given a room in the older motel bldg, which is not the main lot. i was told by the clerk that because i paid a low rate on the internet, these were the rooms given.
the main motel ws empty that day. The back motel used to be another older motel called the Sandpiper. The rooms do not conform with the standard of Days Inn. It was so bad I took pictures of the dinky TV and closet. A huge armchair was blocking the closet so I removed it outside.
A bad experience
We booked reservations on the internet for Days Inn in Morro Bay, reservations were for July 27 and 28, 2003. When we checked in we were given a room on the back side of the motel and it was small, smelly and the bed was not a queen like we had asked for. We upgraded and were moved to a room that was nicer in the front part of the motel complex.
When I went to shower the shower head was not attached and water shot across the shower, the desk said maintenance would fix it the next day.
The next morning my wife went to get ice (the ice machine has two high steps leading up to it) and when she turned to leave she fell and almost hit the cement parking stop in the lot. She ended up with a swollen leg from blood collecting and a large scrape on her arm. We checked out, came home and went to emergency to have the arm and leg checked. Thank goodness no broken bones, but a very sore and swollen leg that will take several days to heal.
Wouldn't use Days Inn in Morro Bay again, and feel that the area around the ice machine is a hazard to motel clients.