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Hotel Description

Motel near Morro Rock in Morro Bay

Heart of Morro Bay

Your stay at this Morro Bay motel places you within a 10-minute walk of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and The Giant Chessboard. Morro Dunes Natural Preserve and Montana De Oro State Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Restaurant, terrace

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace are also provided.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 21 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and room service.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$63* Per night/room Nov 11 - Nov 12

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn

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4 out of 5
Facilities are dated but hotel was inexpensive and fantastic view of rock and bay..

Posted by on May 21, 2021

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4 out of 5

We would stay here again.

I will start off by saying my wife and I decided we would stay here again.  Most of the reviews that we read set my expectations where they needed to be and I rated our experience based on this.  The staff was extremely courteous.  The bathroom was clean.  The room was clean.  It had a newer flat panel TV and a mini-fridge.  There was also free wifi available.  The price was right for us, especially since we booked this as a last minute trip the day before we went.  Also, just behind the hotel is a diner called the Hungry Fisherman which had an excellent traditional breakfast at a good price and with a nice atmosphere.  This means we didn't have to move our car to eat breakfast. The cons:  This hotel is definitely dated. The bed was a little uncomfortable for my wife.  I'm usually the picky one and I was fine with it.  The carpet and paint were and older style but in decent shape.  Some of the fixtures were worn or loose but everything worked.  The walls were very thin and we could somewhat hear our neighbors.  The hotel is on the main street and between two busy intersections so there was a lot of traffic noise at night and in the morning.  The mini-fridge made noise as it cycled so I heard it occasionally during the night.  The wifi signal was sometimes weak and tricky to connect to, but once we did it worked pretty well.  Parking is tight but at least it was off-street parking.  From our room we had a nice and pretty close view of the Morro Bay and the Morro Bay rock.  Highway access was easy. Now you know what to expect.  We went to enjoy the scenery not hang out in the room so this spot worked fine for us.  If you want a bed and breakfast, this isn't the place for you.  If you want a clean place to stay with nice service then I would recommend this place.

Posted by , from Santa Barbara, CA on Aug 12, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great customer service. We will use it again.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, customer service
Very good for the price. The owner was there al everybody was interested on us to be comfortable.

Posted by , from Burlingame, CA on Nov 23, 2012

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4 out of 5

Quality room at a good price

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
A clean quality room, free WiFi and helpful staff. Centrally located. We are repeat customers.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA, USA on May 30, 2012

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5 out of 5

They made you feel like its Home.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
My stay was Perfect two blocks from the pier and a small store and shops. I will always stay at Econo Lodge.

Posted by , from Harbor, Los Angeles, CA 90248, USA on Feb 24, 2012

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2 out of 5

Basic accommodation.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
If you just need a place to get a few hours sleep, then this is ok. Old beds. Old bath. Dark interior. Handle to turn the water on (pull on) for the shower was so difficult that I had to turn it on for my wife. Don't expect too much and it is ok.

Posted by , from Pasadena, CA, USA on Dec 30, 2011

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2 out of 5

Expected a little more for the price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Location was good, the main attractions are walking distance (about 15 minutes to restaurants). Carpet felt very dirty. Bed was comfortable and no noticeable bed bugs. Bathroom was ok. It was a little noisy since it's just off the main street. The reviews on the site set my expectations a lot higher.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jul 10, 2011

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5 out of 5

Very Attentive Staff and Fine Room for Rate.

Pros: Free Internet
Upon arrival a member of staff greeted us. We checked in and were told to let them know if we ever needed anything. The staff, the manager, the maid everyone was very friendly, courteous and professional. My son and I were amazed at the room and service we received and the money we saved. It is a great place to stay and the rate allows one more money to enjoy the rest of their travel. I would reccommend this Econo Lodge to anyone.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good deal for vacationing on a budget

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
It's not fancy but its reliable and clean. Typical bedroom. Good location to places of interest

Posted by , from los angeles, ca on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great value! Friendly lodgings.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
I spent one night in Morro Bay to break up the drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles. I decided to forgo places with quaint names and save a few dollars by staying at Econo Lodge. I'm glad I did! It was clean and friendly, the wireless internet worked very well, and it was close to the attractions of Morro Bay. I arrived after dark, so it wasn't until the next morning that I realized the "morro" rock for which the town is known can be seen from the motel office. The only negative thing I can think of is that the continental breakfast wasn't all that exciting. Not a deal breaker! This is a very nice place to stay.

Posted by , from San Francisco Bay Area on Feb 3, 2011

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About the Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn

Location 540 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn. Free self parking is available. This Morro Bay motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn offers 21 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Morro Bay Sandpiper
  • Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn
  • Sandpiper Inn Morro Bay
  • Sandpiper Morro Bay
  • Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn Motel
  • Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn Morro Bay
  • Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn Motel Morro Bay

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.