Situated near to the Heron Rookery Nature Reserver, the Fair point View and the much loved Morro Bay Golf Course, you’ll find the Inn at Morro Bay hotel. Set on the oceanfront of Morro Bay State Park, and a short stroll from the main action of Morro Bay but far enough to give a bit of separation and relaxation should that be what you seek from a vacation.

Welcome to Morro Bay

Morro Bay became one of my most favourite locations to visit in San Luis Obispo, boasting an excellent mix of activity, with a splash of quaint village vibe. A hidden gem in the gorgeous location of San Luis Obispo, California. Known to be the ‘Gibraltar of the Pacific‘, Morro Bay is known for its large rock, Morro Rock, an ancient volcano that now sits over looking the bay. You can’t climb the rock as it’s too dangerous and it actually plays host to a falcon reserve, but you can explore around it and gaze up the 176m of rock. From a visual perspective, Morro Bay is also often recognised not just for Morro Rock, but also the iconic three smoke stacks from the power plant. There are plenty of activities to do in Morro Bay, unspoiled beaches, nature reserves, fantastic hikes, water activities and some of the most incredible places to eat. If you’re looking for a spectacular backdrop, a chilled vibe and plenty to do should you want to, Morro Bay is an excellent holiday choice.

The Inn at Morro Bay

We were staying at the Inn at Morro Bay during off season, but on our second trip we visited to go have a drink during high season. The decor is coastal meets French country, with light blues and whites on wood panels, something I truly makes a hotel feel bright, spacious and open. Even in the smallest space utilising this theme with this colour palette really makes accommodation feel soft and relaxing. That being said, our room was anything but small.

The rooms

The venue has 5 room types; Standard Queen, Garden View, Bay View, Deluxe Bay View, Bay Front and Accessible. It truly is a personal preference with this, but we had an outdoor area that looked onto the hotel pool, but we entered from the carpark.

On entering the bed is huge for a double, when it’s actually just a standard double room.

  • There is an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and power shower
  • Television
  • Fire place (yes talk about how to make a room feel cosy)
  • Fridge
  • Coffee making facilities. Americans don’t tend to have kettles in rooms, so if you like a cuppa, take a travel kettle. There is fresh coffee in reception in the morning.

The Facilities

There is a heated pool in the hotel, but there is also a great bar and restaurant area too. This is located just beyond reception and hotel lobby. We had some delicious food in the restaurant one evening, as we looked out to the ocean. The hotel allows pets to stay for an additional charge of $25 per night.

Final thoughts on Inn at Morro Bay

Put it this way, we returned in June and actively sought for rooms to stay here again. Sadly it was full at the time, but we enjoyed it that much that we would happily return. Big things that stood out for me was how quiet it was for such a large hotel. Sleeping well when you’re on holiday is important and feeling relaxed. For me this did that in what was the most comfortable bed from my trip! I really like the hotel layout, with separate blocks of rooms with parking directly outside, quite motel style but with hotel class.

Hopefully we will return to the Inn at Morro Bay soon!

*Accommodation was complimentary but always honest views and opinions*