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Pismo Lighthouse Suites
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 2411 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (1798 reviews)

This hotel is the perfect place to stay at Pismo Beach. Staff are all friendly, place is clean, loved the breakfast spread! I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Pismo Beach !

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (3561 reviews)

Parking lot is a little small , but my family and I had a pleasant stay , we would stay again

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
4.4/5 (2204 reviews)

Great hotel. Nothing to complain about. Had a great room On the top floor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
4.0 out of 5.0 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA
4.3/5 (2038 reviews)

lobby toilet were badly maintained unexpected resort fees

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
3.5 out of 5.0 34001 Highway 120, 23 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
4.6/5 (837 reviews)

Like a fairytale and Romantic and everyone super friendly

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019
Monterey Tides
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5.0 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (3380 reviews)

The view and proximity to the beach can’t be beat. The pool was beautiful and clean, and the hot tub was nice. The grounds are gorgeous as well. The rooms, especially the carpet and the bedsheets, need an update, and the food at the restaurant was not impressive. Overall a nice stay. I found the ...

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (2371 reviews)

Very nice property, interesting to just walk around it. Breakfast was also very nice!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
4.0/5 (6171 reviews)

Centrally located in Monterey, nice enough. Nothing spectacular. There is a golf course if you like golf.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
3.5 out of 5.0 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1959 reviews)

Great breakfast selections, afternoon happy hour were both excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019
Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
Evergreen Lodge Yosemite
3.5 out of 5.0 33160 Evergreen Rd, 30 miles east of Groveland, Groveland, CA
4.5/5 (1031 reviews)

Lovely place to stay. Food at restsrsunt was very good too. Drinks a bit expensive

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge
3.5 out of 5.0 1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA
4.4/5 (1777 reviews)

What I Liked: comfortable mattress and bedding, kitchen with an ice maker, microwave and dishwasher, living room with gas fireplace and TV with abundant viewing options, indoor parking garage, restaurants and shopping in walking distance. What I didn't like: the bath robe and towels were of good ...

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (6729 reviews)

The small patio with table was great. Asked for one more towei, extra coffee and eas given as asked.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
Montecito Sequoia Lodge
Montecito Sequoia Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 63410 General's Hwy, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (632 reviews)

Location was great, a short drive to both Kings Canyon & Sequoia Natl Parks. Staff was very helpful, buffet style meals included with room charge offered variety and were tasty. The free wine and cheese hour each day was enjoyable. There were a number of activities for children of all ages. That ...

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
3.5 out of 5.0 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside, CA
4.0/5 (1772 reviews)

Breakfast buffet was good, We had leaky water out of fridge was a trip hazard but luckily no one fell. Also their washrooms have no lock inside, sometimes hard to go when kids are outside, keep opening your door. Also there is no exhaust in the washrooms or anywhere in the unit, I think it is like ...

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds
2.0 out of 5.0 800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
3.7/5 (1151 reviews)

The buildings are beautiful and the natural surroundings are stunning

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1036 reviews)

Clean open areas in lobby, breakfast room % outdoors. Friendly staff at front desk & in breakfast room, both going out of their way to accommodate our requests. When we requested service for our room we got clean towels but no cosmetic towel. The bed was fixed with sheets from 2 days ago, not clean ...

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA
4.2/5 (2416 reviews)

Bar & pool closed to early everything else was good

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5.0 711 Lucky Ln, Coarsegold, CA
4.0/5 (1490 reviews)

Very clean, very modern, excellent service, I recommend it highly

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
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