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Pahrump, Nevada
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Cheap....walking distance to pier...shops....cinnamon rolls...manager was very nice...brought us a fan for our room...very clean....beds very comfortable...sister stayed in handicap room and was perfect...lots of room for walker and wheelchair...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in Pismo beach for a nights stay as we drove upto SF from LA. We randomly picked this motel but it wasn't the best move we made. It was pricey for what you got, which was very little. The sign outside reception promised a tv in every room - yes, but no remote! It was just as well...

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London
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Dirty smelly rooms, stains on the carpet and bedding. The owner had fumigated the place for cockroaches which added an additional fragrant smell to the overall stench of the place. We cut our losses and took a partial refund and stayed elsewhere for the night. Very grim!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The price and location were right but the room left a lot to be desired...recommend they invest in new bedspreads, and flooring. Next time I would spend more $ and get a nicer place, but considering it was sufficient.

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Lancaster, California
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If your looking for hotel that's close to the action and you don't mind the musty smell. This place is the place. We got a queen and it was a very small room but hay if your here at the beach staying in the hotel isn't what you'll be doing. Pool was very clean office staff was very friendly.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The owner was unavailable when we got there, but the person who was looking after it for them was incredibly helpful. We were given two rooms on the third floor, which takes you past the reception, as soon as the gentleman saw my father ( an older gentleman with some problems walking, especially up stairs ) he changed our rooms...

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Thank karen19722014
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The bed smelled like pee. Toilet seat was not screwed down, no air conditioner. Stains on all pillows, towels. The faucet in the tub was hanging off. The fridge was dripping some fluids. DIRTY STINKING ROOM!

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we didn't have a reservation and the man in the office was very friendly and helped us check into a room quickly, he told me if I paid cash it would be 20$ cheaper than paying with a debit or credit card and I appreciated the tip, he also mentioned that our toilet seat in the bathroom...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This place is an average spot for a weekend. Breakfast is small array of choices. Best part is the front office person for her great attitude. Electronic door lock is nice. We did not try the pool. A good place to stay in city of Pismo Beach.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Really bad service (Guy at the office can't make the keys we had them 2 hours later he had to open the room with the multipass.. he understands nothing at all, looks completely lost), make pay in advance for a breakfast that barely even exist (only cheap discusting bakeries probably bought a week before at the cheapest mall around) and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Blue Seal Inn

Address: 230 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2664
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $93 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Seal Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Blue Seal Hotel Pismo Beach
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
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“Avoid hotel entirely”
 of 5 bubbles H682BNrobertk, 22 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Not this place !Go to another htel room had a bad oder and was filthy”
 of 5 bubbles michaelrC8537MV, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Don't! Pay a little more or stay a shorter time and go someplace clean and welcoming.”
 of 5 bubbles virginia495, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Hwy 1 can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 884mrsm, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Stick to the main building, bungalows are older....”
 of 5 bubbles stellae234, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
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