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Bayfront Inn
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Monterey, CA
1 review
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“Wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

These ladies are great! My mom and I stayed in a downstairs room. The wifi and cell reception was inconsistent and they graciously moved us upstairs. The move remedied the problem and there was no charge for the upgrade. These ladies will bend over backwards for you if they can.

The building and rooms were well maintained and clean. Linens were really nice. The view of the bay and Morro Rock was fantastic! I highly recommend this place to anyone who likes a good deal and great service. A wonderful way to really experience Morro Bay.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room. The view and cell reception is much better.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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attherock, General Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to make review. We try so hard to please our guests and when we can't we are sorry...and take slack for it even when we try. Really appreciate this.
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Sonoma, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here recently and were extremely disappointed because we paid extra for an "ocean" view room and were given a room where at least 50% of the view was of a wall and the rest was of Morro rock and a bit of the bay. When we inquired nicely about why we were given that room when we had booked an ocean view room, the woman who checked us in gave us what felt like a lecture that we got that room because we booked on booking.com and would have gotten a better room had we booked on their site. She said we would have paid about the same had we booked on their site but we did research this in advance and did not find it to be the case. The way she talked to us made us feel like we had done something "bad" and we were baffled why she would talk to us in this way. We are seasoned travellers and have never experienced a rude person like this---Most proprietors truly do want their customers to be happy and have better communication skills even if they are unable to change the room. We knew the room was going to be small but the reason we stayed at this hotel was for the advertised view. We tried to make the best of it but the people in the room next to us sat in the 2 chairs outside and the area is so small that the guy's head was right in front of the limited view that we did have! The walls are so thin that we could hear what they were saying and we whispered to each other so the guests outside wouldn't hear us talking. This hotel should not advertise/sell rooms as "ocean" view because the property sits too low to actually see the ocean. A few of the upstairs rooms did have unobstructed views of the bay and rock which could legitimately be advertised as as bay view. I am not a complainer and have never written a negative review but felt compelled to write since I feel it is deceptive to rent that room as "ocean" view and have managemen seem to not care that it really is not.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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attherock, General Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2012
There is a view of the ocean from this room, from the window. Morro Bay sits on the bay. Beyond the jetty is the ocean. Low tide or high tide, you can see the ocean beyond the jetty and the sand spit. Yes, the property sits at sea level because we are directly across from the water. Admittedly, these guests would have had a more defined view of the ocean from a hotel that on higher level, and blocks away from our waterfront location. These guests booked their reservation with a 3rd party as they stated. There are pictures of the rooms and of our view online. There are pictures of the rooms and views on our website. The room that these guests occupied has a wonderful view from the window. The door to the room is not in a view location, but when all doors are closed, you can't see through them....hence the 50%. Upon occupying this room, these guests came down to the front desk and wanted an "upgrade" to a king bed room next door, less than 3 feet away from their window. We would have accommodated them if we had not been fully booked that weekend. We tried to explain this to these guests, but because they could not move they were upset. What we did explain to them was that because they booked with a 3rd party that the room is assigned by availability. If a guest books themselves directly on our website, then they can choose and book a room directly. It was not our intention to make them feel bad. Regarding the guests that were sitting outside of the rooms which these guests could hear; our quiet time is at 10pm, and we enforce this. All of our guests are encouraged to enjoy our landing and patios and to bring up extra chairs if they need them to enjoy the natural sea life and working harbor, and the truly wonderful sunsets. I wish I could post a picture. Sorry that this booking was not as happy as most of our guests.
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

For the budget-minded who want to be close to all the Morro Bay action including best views, beaches, and recreation. ! All the little extras add up at this 16-room hotel. Don't expect the Ritz! That ain't it. What you can expect is friendly service, cozy/small rooms that are clean and welcoming.

What more can I say? It's funky and dog friendly, on the harbor, and within the view-shed of Morro Rock. But then again, everything in Morro Bay lives in the shadow of that giant boulder! Bayfront Inn on the surface seems like a no frills kind of place. But defining frills is all relative. Frills here included miles of smiles when I checked-in. Little things like free snacks in my room - local taffy, Pringle's, animal cookies. Free bottled water and juice boxes in the room mini-fridge. Cute breakfast that includes coffee, fruit, Pop Tarts, microwave oatmeal, toaster waffles, fresh fruit and Moon Pies, As if this isn't enough, a certificate for an AWESOME homemade cinnamon bun from Frank & Lola's next door -- definitely do breakfast or lunch! Flat-screen TVs and free wireless. For the creative types, each room has original artwork -- the owner is a talented artist! Kitschy decks with chairs and tables are perfect for rock watching and those stunning Morro Bay sunsets. On chilly nights, fire pit will be blazing away. Did I say this were no frills? Not in my book. If you're looking for good times, good location, and good prices....then book Bayfront.

Room Tip: Choose the upstairs rooms but there's no elevator. There is some street noise but Bayfront rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Close to Morro Rock and an easy stroll down the Embarcadero to many fine restaurants and tourist type shops. I agree wholeheartedly with all the complimentary reviews and would certainly return to this location. My only regrets were the size of the room and bath and the telephone service. Three phone calls to the hotel itself could not be transferred to my room and this same difficulty happened on two different days. The staff is divine, warm and accommodating, but this insoluble phone glitch troubled my aged aunt who worried about me when she was unable to get through. The morning cinnamon rolls, free wi-fi and the offerings in the 'galley' of the hotel were wonderful. But when others mention that the rooms are small, they ARE. I had a large and small dog with me and when their beds were placed on the floor, getting around the queen bed, the dog beds, and the one small desk and chair made trips to the bathroom a bit of an obstacle course. The dog bones on the bed, dog dishes and other treats were most welcome, but there were four hangars in the closet, no drawers at all, and very little room in the bathroom for basic toiletries. The hospitality and location will tempt me to return, but if I have the pets with me, I will hope to find a larger room.

Room Tip: Ask for their larger rooms, but don't expect much storage space. If you are one the ground floo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

This motel is right on the front with a good view of Morro Rock. However, that also means it is next door to the power station - which emits a low 'humming sound' at all times (you are aware of it, but it is not particularly annoying.) It was fairly pleasant and a bit quirky - a change from chain hotels which are all the same. When we were there it was decked out for Halloween which made it even more 'eccentric-seeming'. The room and bed were clean and presentable, if a little on the 'quirky' side decor-wise and a bit on the small side.The breakfast arrangements were quite odd - with coffee, buns, fruit, yogurt and micro-waved oatmeal being available in the tiny kitchen for you to take back to your room. You could also get free cinnamon buns (which were delicious) from the on-site restaurant. This was all a bit of a palaver and it would have been easier just to give you a discount on breakfast from the restaurant. All in all we enjoyed our brief stay. Fine for a one or two night stopover. Wouldn't want to stay much longer.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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attherock, General Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay. The power plant is natural gas and only runs when the "grid" needs additional electricity. We are fun and quirky. Hope to see you again soon - Thank you for your stay
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rhode island
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Stayed here overnight on a trip up the coast.

Staff was very friendly, the room was very clean, and there was a basket of salt water taffy and other treats in the room when we arrived. We chose a smaller room, because it fit our needs and was less expensive. The room that we rented had two twin beds, which was all we needed (mother daughter trip) and there was everything we could have asked for: refrigerator, coffee maker,,. hair dryer, tv, internet... and a gift card for 2 free cinnamon buns at the cafe nextdoor.

These were amazing buns, and so was the breakfast that we had. The hotel offers a continental breakfast as well. They had fresh, locally roasted coffee and fruit, oatmeal, etc... for all the guests.
The rock is right in the front yard, and the hotel islocated at one end of the main waterfront area.
Good restaurants and some shops were very close.

They also use all natural cleaners, wash all rugs daily, and love to welcome people with pets. The pet friendly rooms are treated with all natural cedar based cleaner after each use.

Though it wasn't fancy, this was a very nice place to stay! clean and friendly, it's not the Ritz, but still gets my top vote!

Room Tip: This is the first hotel I've ever found that had some rooms with twin beds. This worked great f...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

On our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles we decided to spend one night in this hotel. When we arrived we were welcomed very warmly by a friendly lady who made us feel welcome. The hotel is located right at the harbor and gives you a nice view. When you are outside, you can hear the seals bark and see the pelicans fly. The room was nice and clean. We slept very well here. It was so quiet. Close by there are plenty restaurants. In the town of Morro Bay, absolutely nothing was going on. Extremely quit. Maybe off season, we don’t know. Reasonably priced, good value.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bayfront Inn
Address: 1150 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2040 (Formerly Adventure Inn)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Morro Bay
#7 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#8 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterfront 16 Unit 2 story walk up Motel Revival, quaint,on Morro Bay's Embarcadero. Walk to beach, harbor, all entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. Many upper floor rooms have spectacular views of Harbor, and Morro Rock. Limited rooms Pet Friendly with additional fee. No smoking facility. Room Amenities: flat screen TVs, Keurig Coffee Makers, Sm Refrig, Hair Dryer, bottled water, juice packs, snacks, Expanded cable TV & HBO. Light continental breakfast each morning includes hard boiled eggs, cereals, bread for toasting, etc., Along with freshly baked cinnamon buns. Special rates and packages available all seasons. ... more   less 
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