La Serena Inn

990 Morro Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property
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Very Good

Based on 353 guest reviews

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  • Free breakfast available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 33.8%!
  • 38 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Group score of 9.5/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Local Attractions

Hearst Castle, Morro Rock, Morro Strand Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, Morro Bay State Park, kayaking and hiking.

Verified Reviews of La Serena Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
Overall Score5.0/ 5
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Jul-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 17 to Sat Jul 18 2020 at a $204.43 average nightly rate.
"Good price and breakfast included."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We have stayed at La Serena Inn many times. Was not as impressed this time as we normally are. The bath tub was dirty, like someone had been walking in it with dirty boots. The supplied toiletries dispenser had no gel in it. The front desk staff was very accommodating and nice to deal with. Cookies and coffee between five and 6 pm is a nice touch. But the price we paid was indicative of the issues we endured. Still a good deal.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Nov 24 to Tue Nov 26 2019 at a $63.21 average nightly rate.
"Did not stay at La Serena. Reservation was cancelled!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Reservation was cancelled 10 days ago. Did NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Nov 25 to Tue Nov 26 2019 at a $76.04 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 353 guest reviews

Property Description

The La Serena Inn is a great Inn, Motel or Grand Hotel in Morro Bay with great mattresses and beds. Audubon would have loved the beautiful birds and beautiful bird watchers. The Bird Friends Inn is for folks who want to relax, fish, kayak, play golf, hike the many trails, or do photography. There are good restaurants, shops to explore, and Hearst Castle is near, just up the road a piece. Wine tasting and wineries are very big in Morro Bay and the San Luis Obispo area. A quick drive and you can do some of the best wine tasting in California, locally and at Central Coast region wineries, also very near to us. Environmentalists love Morro Bay estuary, lagoon and bird sanctuary and you will too. Poor Audubon couldn't make it, but you can! There are several good hotels and motels in Morro Bay. Our La Serena is one of the best, a prime lodging in a prime location, just a block off Main Street and two short ones to the waterfront. This is a quality lodging, very affordable.A three-story building with parking beneath and interior corridors, it's as secure as a fortress, but spacious and warm inside. There are grand rooms and suites, professionally decorated, several with fireplaces, balconies & ocean views; and budget accommodations that are attractive and functional. This is a Three Diamond Triple A rated place. It should rate Four!The Morro Bay Area is one of the great ecological centers of the California coast and is a spectacular site for bird lovers. But remember, as we at La Serena transition into more environmental-ecological awareness, we're not changing what we have always been: a first class lodging with the same variety of accommodations and good-sized rooms and ocean-view suites as before. We're even upgrading our quality mattresses, with more Tempur-Pedics (see our beds) and our elegant breakfast room has been redecorated and improved.And, for those who appreciate the wealth of bird life in our area, a new awareness and emphasis. What was here before remains, and what is new is here to enrich your experience if you choose to imbibe. So, valued return guests and new visitors, prepare to get a little drunk on our new epiphany, or if for you it's for the birds, give it a passing glance and enjoy La Serena as it is and will be, better than nearly anyplace and better than it was. And we're near, so very near, to the wineries and charms of those Central valley and Central coast places with these exotic names: Atascadero, Moonstone Beach, San Luis Obispo, Cambria, San Simeon, Paso Robles, Cayucos, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and the dream Beach of the Seven Rivers. One may contemplate and dream upon those names a moment or two, and wonder from whence they came.

Green Sustainability

California Green Lodging

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 3
Rooms: 38
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 38
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 4
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Meeting Space: 0 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Ownership: Allen Property Group, Inc
Policies / Expenses
2 weeks for groups (depending on how many rooms booked)
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 14.70%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 0.20% (Visit CA Assessment)
Occupancy Tax: 10.00% (TOT)
City Tax: 3.00% (BID)
Other Tax: 1.00% (SLO County TMD)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace

Airport & Shuttle Information

SBP San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, 20 miles, taxi is $50+

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Group vs. Individual Rates at La Serena Inn

Rate fluctuations of La Serena Inn

The graph above is trends of room rates for both our group quotes and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The best group or meeting displayed is 40.4% in the month of September 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $286 in the month of September 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at La Serena Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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FAQs about La Serena Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does La Serena Inn have?

There are 38 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Free wifi. Wifi was not working. Terrible Wifi. Wifi quality could be improved. About half of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Can I get a group rate at La Serena Inn?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 33.8%.


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