Pismo Lighthouse Suites
Travel Blogs from Pismo Beach
Drive down the Pacific started with a first stopover at Carmel, the Noosa like quaint village that once had Dirty Harry as its Mayor. The drive is still incredible even the 3rd time around. Girls got over nervousness of Dad doing the James Bond driving to thoroughly enjoy the scenic route. Bridges, mountains, blue sky, vistas, whales, elephant …
San Bernardino to Pismo Beach - Distance travelled: 244 miles
Original plan on leaving San Bernardino had been to get up really early and get a good start on the road and head north to a vineyard, hook up for the night and sample the wines! It didn't quite go to plan! With a few more loose ends to tie up in the morning we set off a lot later than anticipated, we also decided on a new end point – Morro Bay to sleep by the beach with ...
... for arno. The beach was clear sand and the pismo mansions could be seen lurking in the hills below the famous 101 freeway,which we drove on btw! The whole ambience of the town was surfer,chilled and just a cool place to be. We relaxed on the beach for a couple of hours, building nunnels as rowan says and doing the tedious chore of suncreaming ourselves and then 5minutes later getting an all over exfoliation because all the sands ...
... miles was there. It was hard to see anything. One stall was selling pulled pok and ribs, the line up was a block and a half. Needless to say, we ate dinner elsewhere. Earlier in the day we had seen a Vonn's grocery store. I like that store and we were on a mission to find it, as it was on the road going home. Our problem was finding that road again. We drove around for about 20 minutes looking for highway 227. Now, remember we had left the street market due to large crowds, ...
... we got one so even getting Hannah up at 7 proved to be easier than normal. Ignoring the sales talk from the bloke behind the desk Him - you should take additional insurance out on top of your fully comp one (we had learnt from Oz btw we finally got the money back last week - only 3 months later!) in case something happens. Us - but we're fully covered what are we not covered for. Him - well in case you lose your keys/drop your keys anything can happen. Us - you ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Pismo Lighthouse Suites Pismo Beach
The Lighthouse Motel in Pismo Beach is one of the nicest Motels I've stayed in. I got a great rate on the net for$89.00 per nite and let me tell you was I surprised when I walked in the room. There were 2 bedrooms fully decorated in lighthose themes. There were 2 bathrooms and also A microwave and fridge. The rooms were very very clean and the tolietries were exceptional. And when I say clean I mean clean. I am very very picky. There is a balcony on each room and no matter what room you stay in you can see the ocean. The rooms up front are more expensive just for a full front view so I suggest you stay in back for just the same beauty. There are no stairs to the beach however. You must go next door to get down. Its only about 5 minutes. I will stay there again. Have a great time. By the way the Juzzici is one of the warmest I had for a while and the pool was like a bath tub.
A Nice Get-Away!
We stayed one night at the Suites and found this hotel to be in a lovely location with a great staff. Everyone was more than helpful and the entire complex was spotless. Our only complaint was that they supplied pillows that felt as if we were sleeping on balloons. Unbelievably uncomfortable, so if you're able - bring your own. Also, this is not a criticism of the hotel stay, but more of the design - why wouldn't you take full advantage of the oceanfront location and put more windows facing seaward? There is only a sliding glass door as seen in the hotel adverts.
Loved the suite
Excellent clean suite, my wife and I had the King bed Ocean view room with lounge. Very clean and smelt pleasant. Pool and hot tub were great, and not crowded. Checkin was quick with no fuss, staff very friendly.
Through no fault of Lighthouse the road outside was being resurfaced throughout the 3 day stay, it was inconveinient getting in and out, lighthouse gave us a discount even though it wasn,t their fault
I must add the pelican restaurant 2 doors away is excellent, eat there as the soon goes down over the ocean, fabulous.
HUGE rooms for $88 mid week, off season
We had what amounts to a double room with 3 queen sized beds, 2 27 in TVs with game ports in the front of the TVs (for those of you bringing game consoles like my daughter). We must have had 600 sw ft. It was HUGE. The rug could have used some work and the tub, BUT look under the main building and you will see dozens of rolls of rugs, chairs, tables, etc. The place is undergoing a transformation. We stayed in the back building close to the 101, but neveer heard the traffic. They also have wireless networking working on the property but not in that building.
Oh, also a nice pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean. And last but not least, a BEAUTIFUL view of the Pacific Ocean atop a 70-100 ft cliff. All this for $88/night!
We were so impressed with this hotel! The rooms are beautifully decorated, all brand new. The pool was so warm (83 degrees), we swam in November even when it was cold outside. We have 5 kids, and often find hotel rooms to be way too small, but there was more than enough room for all of us. The ocean view room is worth the extra money, we saw dolphins swimming in the ocean, watched sunsets, and listened to the ocean all night long. Only drawback was that the beach access was closed indefinately, call to see if that is still the case.
Great for Families or Groups
Spent the weekend (Nov 7-9) at the Lighthouse Suites with two other families. The rooms are very cute and have lots of room to spread out.
The other families took rooms adjacent to ours. We all had the ocean view rooms on the ground floor(who wants to drive all the way to the beach, and not look at it?) This was great, because the adults could hang in one living room and the kids could play nintendo in another and we could all hang outside on the grass and play games to. Then in the evening the sofas pulled out into beds!
The kids also enjoyed the sport court, while the adults enjoyed the hot tub. Very clean, nicely decorated facility. Will definately go back!
Absolutely Loved It!
Stayed at this hotel in October and just loved it. Temperature was perfect, 85 degrees or so, employees treated us extemely well and the hotel was just beautiful. We stayed in a 2 bedroom / 2 bath, it was quiet and roomy. Will definitely stay here again!
A friend and I brought our two daughters here for the Columbus Day Weekend. The moms were very impressed with how bright and clean the property was. The kids loved the hotels deck with the pingpong, badminton, and [very] mini- golf play areas and would happily have spent all day and night in the heated pool. We had reserved a two bedroom/2 bath suite, with a partial ocean view (they also have 1 bedroom + living room units that offer full views), which turned out to be in beautiful shape with a nice view of the ocean from the balcony. The unseasonably warm weather was great during the day, but a problem for one family at night because of a broken ceiling fan. When we told the front desk about it at checkout, they knocked 10% off the bill. This is a lovely relaxing place to stay, with a helpful staff. We will come here again.
Great for families
Stayed here in May 2003 - nice and spacious rooms. The toiletries were exceptionally nice. The only downside was that the breakfast area was closed due to its being renovated. Would most definitely stay again.
Great Family place
This is a luxurious place for large families to have great fun. The suites are large and lovely. The views divine! It is a luxury resort hotel and well worth the money! July 2003