Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 202
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cefgirl Comfortable bed great location
We have stayed at this hotel before and all though it isn't right at the beach with an ocean view it is located less than a mile from the ocean. There is an outlet mall, stores, and many restaurants near to this Holiday Inn Express that makes it an ideal place to stay.
Our room had a fireplace in it which we loved. And the kingsize bed was very comfortable. There was a coffee maker in the room which we appreciate because I'm an early riser and enjoy not having to leave my room in search of coffee. The room was clean but the furniture needed an update. The desk chair had a burn hole in it.
The down side was that the walls are very thin. We could hear our neighbors talk, snore and hear their TV and everything was a normal range of noise they were not loud people.
It is a clean hotel with good service and they serve breakfast. The coffee is good too.
May 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by givio Great Stay
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May 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fly4free61 Rewards Points beware: LOW VALUE.
First. I must say the staff was friendly.
But. This hotel was not up to the IHG standards of cleanliness, decor, or value. This is an older property, located behind a steakhouse, on the Hwy 101 frontage road. The buildings look nice from the outside, but the rooms, corridors, stairwells, breakfast area, and amenities are showing their age.
My wife and I were on vacation and decided, on a whim, to stop in Pismo Beach CA. We had used rewards points at 6 different IHG hotels on the trip. I know the value of points vs actual cash rates for a nights stay. I was lured into this hotel because the points value was 3 times the minimum points usually required per night. Thought this would be a little gem. NOT!
The "Platinum upgrade" was a noisy Hwy side, small room, single king, fax gas fireplace, no microwave.
For any variety of eats/shops/attractions you must hop in the car, for ducking under the Hwy overpass and negotiating several busy streets is a bit awkward. Almost 2 miles for any ocean type activities.
To qualify my observations and the title of this review, my business took me on over 200 nights in hotels last year (sad I know...). Many of them in IHG properties.
Bottom Line: Do not use points to stay at this hotel. If you must stay in Pismo, stay closer to the beach for the same (or less) cash price. Or stay in nearby (15 min) Santa Maria for half the points.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ginaB145 above and beyond
it was our 9 yr anniversary and i have to say the staff at this hotel went above and beyond the call of duty and provided great customer service and made us feel right at home.
Thank you for helping make our anniversary magical!!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank556 Good value. Easy freeway access.
I stayed at the hotel because we have found Holiday Inn Express to be reliable in terms of quality and value. This hotel was comfortable, with good quality rooms. It is about a 15 minute drive to the Cal Poly campus.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Twebb517 Great Breakfast
Staying at various Holiday Inn's each week, I have learned my favorites and the ones to avoid. This location has a strange lay out and sometimes hard to locate your room if not given direction but the overall experience was nice. I will say the most impressive part of the stay was the breakfast. I have become accustom to the same items from location to location and seeing that this location changed it up a little was a nice added bonus.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrnMrs R All I'm looking for in a hotel room
Quiet, clean and comfortable. Let's face it, we do not go on a vacation to hang around the hotel, but if you wanted to so that, this is a fantastic place to hang around. The grounds are beautiful. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We are familiar with the area but did not know how to get where we wanted to go from the hotel. The staff was extremely helpful in that regard and helping us to get our bearings.
We had a great night's sleep too. The room was very quiet and dark, two things we need to sleep. And the mattress wasn't too soft. Excellent room!
I highly recommend this Holiday Inn, whether you vacation to go and see the area or to hang around the hotel. It is beautiful, clean, quiet and has fantastic staff members. Great stay!
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by norton234 Comfortable room and great breakfast
The room was very pleasant. The hotel staff was very helpful upon check-in. The breakfast buffet was very good with many choices. Would return again.
April 23, 2015