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Aloha Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Arroyo Grande
1 review
“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 1 October 2011

The bed was as hard as conceret. The shower head was so low I had to bend down to wash my hair, that was after adjusting it as high has it would go. (and I'm only 5'4!) You better have muscles in order to turn the water on in the shower. At first we thought the shower was broken until we pulled as hard as we could, it finally turned on. The bathroom door kept getting stuck, you had to lean on it and push in order to open it.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

This "Inn" is in Arroyo Grande which is just a short drive down the 101 from Pismo Beach. I don't like paying so much to stay in Pismo, so I looked online and found Aloha Inn.

The rate was great at $59 a night. It had a comfortable king bed, a very nice little patio that had chairs, a pool, mini fridge and microwave, a coffee maker and seemed to have been recently updated.

While we swam in the pool we could hear the highway noise, but once we were inside with the sliding door shut we couldn't hear anything. The place was clean, well priced, and comfortable. Don't go expecting a four star resort and you will be pleasantly surprised. Our fall back choice is always Motel 6 if we can't find a place to stay within our budget. I'm glad I made the decision to stay here. So much nicer than a Motel 6.

The front desk person we dealt with didn't go out of her way to be friendly, but smiled if I smiled and said "hello" if I said "hello." We missed the continental breakfast, but when checking out I asked if I could have a banana, and she said "of course!" That was nice.

When we travel down to the Central Coast we will definitely keep this place in mind when looking for a budget friendly place to sleep. After spending all day at the beach, it was nice to have a hot shower (with lots of water pressure) and a comfortable bed to sleep in. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

This place was perfect! We stayed her for business and couldn't have asked for a better place. The place was cheap but didn't lack quality. The staff was super friendly as well.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Walked into our room which was supposed to be non-smoking and it smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke. The carpets looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years, literally. The mattresses are so worn and old that you could literally see the indents in them of where people had slept. Woke up in the morning to make coffee and opened the coffee maker and there were coffee grounds with mold growing on them. Went into the main lobby for so called "breakfast" and there was orange juice, a gallon of milk, some bananas and a few mini muffins, that was IT. My family and I will never stay in this motel again. I don't even know why they call it a hotel it's a MOTEL. This room was worse than a Motel 6!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We stayed at this hotel (actually its more of a motel) for one night because it was the only 3 star hotel on priceline in the area. The experience was so bad that we wanted to post a review next day on priceline.com. Of all of hotels I booked thru priceline, I always got feedback request from priceline after my stay except for this one. I guess they knew the reviews on this motel would be so negative that they didn't want them.
Anyway, let me just warn you that if you care about a good night sleep don't bother with this one. Though there are things like microware and granite in bathroom (which I guess make it three star rating), the room and linen are dirty and poorly furnished. The carpet looks dirty, the blankets have stains and cardboard furnitures all have frayed edges. The rooms are next to the highway, but the doors to the balcany wouldn't close so there was constant noise.
The list can go on for another two pages, but you get the idea. Any positive review on this hotel is probably fake, I cannot imagine someone paying $90/night to stay there would be happy with the way things are at the hotel, which is much worse than $19 Motel6.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Lowest price in town! Just ask the staff for what you need and they will set you up! Be sure to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper because Hwy. 101 is nearby. We liked it there and we'll be back! C. Hall

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We have stayed ere before and are always happy with tthe acomadations. We booked a two queen room and the beds were comfortable. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it is clean and the front desk people are very friendly. It is a good value for the area. There were cookies available at check in and the kids thought that this was a great treat. For a beach area hotel the rooms were clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Aloha Inn
Address: 611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2649 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Arroyo Grande
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Arroyo Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Aloha Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests of the Aloha Inn are invited to enjoy many amenities, including a complimentary continental breakfast, free local calls and in-room coffee. Relax and enjoy the warm summer sun and cool ocean breezes by our seasonal outdoor pool.Business travelers will appreciate modern conveniences like free wireless high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and access to fax services.The Aloha Inn features comfortably furnished, spacious guest rooms equipped with patios or balconies, refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and cable television. In addition to standard rooms, handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are available.From the friendly customer service to the tranquil accommodations, you’re reminded in every detail that the essence of aloha lives here. ... more   less 
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