BEST WESTERN Hotel Tradewinds,  Morro Bay

4.0/5  - based on 545 guest reviews.
225 Beach Street, 93442-2001, Morro Bay, United States - See map
+1 805 772 7376 +1 805 772 2090

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Morro Rock and Hearst Castle® are just a couple of top attractions that are nestled close to this Morro Bay hotel. Golfing and fishing are favorite pastimes in this region. Our Morro Bay hotel boasts a fantastic location, whether guests prefer a lazy day at the beach, water recreation, or hitting the greens. This is a true escape where the best of sunny California is right at your doorstep. Just one block away from the waterfront, where fishing reigns supreme, guests are instantly transported to another world. We're one of the few hotels in Morro Bay with air conditioning, which is a welcome perk during hot summer months. The view is unbeatable. Guests are also within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. However, breakfast is on us. Our complimentary continental buffet includes hot waffles, pastries and fresh fruits, cereals and yogurt, and 100% Arabica coffee. Free in-room Wi-Fi is another perk at this Morro Bay hotel. When it comes time to explore, there's no need to drive. Everything is within walking distance. Check out Morro Rock with miles of golden beaches. The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a real treat. The Morro Bay Car Show and Morro Bay Harbor Festival are also favorite events. Some guests are lucky enough to travel here on business. Our Morro Bay hotel caters to business and leisure travelers alike. We regularly host employees of the Morro Bay Power Plant, and the US Coast Guard Station is also in town. You can take care of business right in your spacious room featuring large work desks. The staff at this Morro Bay hotel is known for being warm and friendly. It's the perfect welcome to your peaceful getaway. There are many sights to see in the area. Discover a new favorite restaurant and pick up treasures from the local boutiques. Reserve a tranquil room at BEST WESTERN Tradewinds and discover what Morro Bay has in store for you! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Tradewinds,Morro Bay
  • 3
    « Simple and Good. »

    We stayed here for one night and were very kindly welcomed by the owner. The rooms were a little old fashioned but large and comfortable. All was clean and functional. The breakfast was simple but we felt welcome and liked it.

    2
    « There is no scenic view or heater in the room »

    We booked the room after reading "scenic view". We assumed our room would have a window facing the bay. Nope! And found out the room had no heater, so had to ask for a blanket (none provided in the room). The clock was set to the wrong time. No cups by the sink--had to use a coffee cup. It is advertised to have service 24 hours a day, but when we checked out at 7am, the lobby was locked and no one was there. I would not return. There are too many loose ends.

    4
    « Nice Place. »

    We were in Morro Bay for a family event Saturday and Sunday night over Veterans Day weekend. We called from the road to see if we could check in an hour early and were told if we upgraded to a room with a view of the rock for an additional $25 a night a room would be ready. So we went for it. The motel is nothing fancy on the outside. But inside..The rooms have been upgraded. Very clean, comfortable. King size bed had good quality linens. The room came with free wifi that worked well, and lots of amenities. The motel jacuzzi was clean and the jets worked well. The complimentary continental breakfast was more than adequate. Since it was a holiday weekend, we did pay a premium rate. I posted a picture of our view for the extra $25 a night. Won't do that again. But I would stay here again.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise ! »

    We had just asked for a refund at the Creekside Inn, in Cambria Cal. And was just looking for some place to stay the night. Wish we could have spent some time there. This was the nicest staff, comfy bed, exceptionally clean room. We checked in late and were greeted like it was mid day. If your ever traveling through, stop in. The owner/manager said to call him direct and he would give a better price than you could get on line.

    4
    « Close to Harbour »

    Only stayed one night. Hotel staff friendly, check in fine. Room was clean, a little on the small side, but had all the amenities associated with a Best Western. Parking free & OK. Shower fine. A few minutes walk from the harbour and bars/restaurants. All in all, an excellent stay.

    3
    « At $100, it'd be a decent place to stay. But at $200/night...disappointing. »

    When I booked a room here, I failed to note that this is a Best Western. Not a Best Western Plus. Not a Best Western Premiere. So what you get is a pretty basic motor inn with clean rooms, an okay bed, and not much more. No views. No elevators. No restaurant or bar. Their "breakfast room" seated a total of SIX people, which, along with the mediocre food offerings, left many guests going without or going down the street to a restaurant. My room was $200 (yes, it was a Saturday night) but I feel a little embarrassed for paying that much.

    5
    « Always a wonderful stay »

    The staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are clean and well taken care of. The hotel is small but it offers a continental breakfast and a spa with a view of Moro Rock.. It's a short walk down to the Embarcadero to shops and restaurants.

    5
    « Good value »

    The Best Western hotel was clean and comfortable. The room had been updated and looked very nice. While it was a bit small, that didn't affect our stay as we were not in our room except to sleep. Good location; in walking distance of several restaurants and the ocean. Would recommend as a good value.

    5
    « Thoroughly recommended »

    This motel at Morro Bay is ideally situated just one street back from the beachfront. There is a free outdoor spa with a view of Morro Rock. The rooms were a good size with a table we put to good use playing board games and the breakfast was a breakfast bar arrangement in the reception area ( which had a yummy waffle maker ) . Many dining options are available within walking distance along the beachfront, and Morro Rock is handy walking distance too. Free parking. Free wifi. Good service. We thoroughly recommend this motel.

    5
    « Great Best Western experience! »

    We checked in late at night after a terrible experience at another hotel in town where we ended up checking out within 10 minutes of checking in. The staff at this Best Western were very accommodating and quickly got us to the last available room. The room was clean and in good shape. The gentleman at the front desk also gave us great recommendations for restaurants in town. The stay also comes with a complementary continental breakfast including bread/bagels, pastries, cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs and even waffles. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • 4
    « quaint hotel »

    this is a nice quaint little hotel it had nice rooms and a outdoor hot tub they offer continental breakfast but the lobby where you eat is on the small side only 3 table but they do offer trays if you want to eat in your room this hotel is one block of the embarkadero

    5
    « Small property - great rooms! »

    You don't need a rambling property when staying in Morro Bay, just a great room. This property on the outside looks like the typical L-shaped two story property popular some time ago. However! The rooms have been beautifully upgraded, beds are very comfy, and I loved the color scheme chosen. Best part? Air conditioning! Not common in this town and I need my air at night, especially in humid weather. The parking is a bit funky but not a problem. The breakfast area is small but again not a problem - they have trays to take to your room if you prefer. You can easily walk to the Embarcadero from your room. I will definitely be back to this property as I visit Morro Bay several times a year.

    5
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    Not really sure what to expect since some oceanside properties are aged and appeal to people based on location. Was I surprised when I checked in. Very pleasant, the property was clean and updated. The same can be said for the rooms, Nicely appointed, updated and comfortable. I was in town for a cycling event and the staff was very accommodating with leaving my car parked in lot for an extra hour. I will stay here next year.

    5
    « Morro Bay, CA Best Western Motel »

    Very nice facility and clean. Close to the bay. Can walk to good restaurants and shopping. Not far from Hearst Castle and the drive is easy. The manager is very helpful and friendly. This location is called the Tradewinds and is the best of the two locations in town.

    4
    « Really Close to the Bay »

    This is a really good place to stay, Clean, comfortable and well taken care of. Its not a high end place but its not a high end price. Close to the Bay and restaurants has a nice Jacuzzi and a friendly staff. Somewhat limited parking but not a real challenge.

    5
    « Great location, nicely renovated, friendly inn keeper »

    Located just a block away from the bay. We arrived late at night and when we woke up in the morning we opened the blinds and saw the Morro Rock right from our window. Conveniently located next to restaurants and a short walk to the bay. I highly recommend spending a night at Best Western Trade Winds. Well kept small property located in a very quaint town with excellent access. The manager at the front desk was very helpful in getting us settled after a long day of driving.Our room was quiet and a nice renovation. I'd stay there again.

    4
    « Family getaway »

    After a long drive, when we arrived check in was smooth and very informative about the area and what was going on this weekend. It was avocado weekend near the beach. Overall, the staff was very nice and very attentive! Way to go FD and HSKP and everyone in between!

    4
    « Great Location »

    Enjoyed our stay at BW Tradewinds in Morro Bay. Norman was very cheery and helpful, he even gave us suggestions for restaurants. Kala is great too, she always makes you feel welcome and is eager to assist. We have stayed here many times, it is close to water, The Rock, shopping and restaurants.

    5
    « A great location and friendly staff »

    We looked at many hotels in the area, this one stood out because though all hotels seemed expensive (over 200.00 a night) for the Holiday weekend, it had a great location and a jacuzzi spa. The room was small but the beds were very, very comfortable. The room was clean and the hotel was quiet at night (a big plus for us).

    5
    « Friendliest Hotel Eer »

    We had such a nice experience! Norman at the desk was so friendly and attentive. He went out of his way to make our stay pleasant. The room was clean and had a view of the Rock. Great location too, we were able to bike ride/walk to all activities. There were delicious cookies at the desk too. The hot tub was the crowing glory though - upstairs on a deck, outside - it was delightful and quiet. We will definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « Quick 1 night stay »

    My family and I decided to stay at this motel after spending the day at the beach. We had spent the night before in Paso and attended the fair/concert and to escape the heat we spent the Sunday & husband's birthday just relaxing. In the evening our daughter begged us to return to Paso and go back to the fair so we compromised and offered to stay in Morro and find a place with a spa to warm up. I read reviews and booked here for the spa. Check-in was wonderful, desk clerk very friendly. A tad pricey for what we got but it was high tourist season, so I was not surprised, we were given a better rate in person than online. Only negative was the spa. I would not plan on even attempting to get in. It is on the 2nd floor and obviously had a major leak, as you could see below. I honestly don't know what I was thinking offering my daughter a motel spa to begin with, the only spas I let her get in are the ones in luxury resorts in Hawaii. She was bummed but even at 7 could see why I wouldn't let her and realized it was dangerous. I'm not really a fan of Morro Bay (like my husband) as I find it too sleepy & gloomy but we had a nice 1 night stay in a clean room, walking distance to Embarcadero at this motel.

    5
    « Excellent Service and Close to Embarcadero »

    Quiet and Clean rooms with excellent service. Walking distance to dinner on the embarcadero. Room was very quiet and clean. Norman at the front desk was quite helpful and most pleasant. We will stay there again.

    4
    « Good place to stop off »

    We were on our way down the PCH and needed a place for the night. The Tradewinds hit the mark. The rate was OK. Upon arrival the gentleman at the desk was super helpful. The room was nice and very clean. That was my major concern. Overall this hotel delivered what I needed a clean room for my family to spend the night after a long day on the road.

    5
    « Great place »

    Stayed here August 8 thru 10, 2016. Great room very clean. Wonderful staff, and location was spot on, within walking distance to everything. We would definitely stay here again on our next get away to Morro Bay.

    5
    « One night stay was AMAZING! »

    My boyfriend and I planned on having a regular room with king size bed, but when we got there were offered the king room with the view which we took! ROOM & SERVICE: it was an amazing view, and if you can upgrade I do suggest you do! Especially if you're looking for a romantic getaway. The room was overall clean and tighty. The service was great, always friendly, and they always stocked up on the cookies in the office! which of course my boyfriend and I took advantage of. Their breakfast was small, only having three tables where you can actually sit and eat, but they offer trays you can take back to your room which was really nice! They had waffles, pasteries, cereal and other small items. (no meat which made me a little sad!) They also had an amazing jacuzzi on the second floor where you can look at the rock and just watch the beautiful view. It was simply wonderful. LOCATION: you can walk right to the busy streets with amazing food and gifts!! Literally right down the road! We didn't use my car once while we were there.

    4
    « Friendly staff, convenient location »

    The room was small but sufficient, it was clean and the well kept. The breakfast was very nice for the small size of the area they serve it. Overall, it's a good place to stop for one or two nights. Cambria is much nicer than Morro Bay.

    5
    « Morro Bay trip »

    A very wonderful, clean hotel. We had a pleasant experience. The staff was great and knowledgeable about things to see in the area. There's a very nice Vegan restaurant called the Shine Cafe which was just delicious!

    5
    « Excellent Best Western »

    We stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Morro Bay is a lovely small town and the motel is conveniently located to everything. Overall the motel is small which is nice and the rooms are beautifully new and redone. Contemporary and well appointed. Would stay here again!

    4
    « pleasant place »

    Fine location close to the picturesque harbour. Very friendly welcome. Rooms fully ok. Unfortunately the breakfast room is so small that most of the customers will bring their breakfast back to their room.

    5
    « Friendly staff »

    The staff was very accommodating, from the cleaning crew getting us more in-room coffee packets to the front desk solving a pillow request, they were great. The hotel was within easy walking distance to the Embarcadero shops and restaurants. We will stay there again.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    Great location, short walk to shops and restaurants and view of the rock. Very friendly staff. Nice continental breakfast in the morning. Newly decorated rooms. Stay here whenever I'm in town. Can't wait to visit again.

    5
    « Happy getaway »

    Very close to everything. Super clean and comfortable very friendly staff. Comfortable bed with very fresh sheets. Modern furniture with frigerator and microwave in room. Excellent view of morro rock and the bay but filtered by other buildings.

    5
    « Best Western »

    Out of all the BW hotels we stayed in this was one of the very best. From check in by Norman to the exceptionally comfortable beds, decor it would be one I would stay in again and again. You cannot do wrong by the BW Tradewinds

    1
    « Terrible Experience »

    Booked this motel due to positive reviews and high rating. Terrible mistake, hard to believe this property is a Best Western brand. Small room with tiny bathroom, ants everywhere, linens are dirty. Price is extremely high. After complaining to front desk received 75$ credit, even after this credit room still costs 150$ which is way too much for what is offered. Will not stay again. Very hesitant to choose any Best Western now.

    4
    « Great area and lots to see. »

    Typical tourist town but very friendly Hotel was great and handy to the downtown area and the Italian Restaurant which was excellent. Service was great, prices were right and they made you feel very comfortable.

    3
    « clean and Spacious »

    plain hotel not a lot going on. but the room was clean with two queen beds. microwave and mini fridge. the tv had about 40 channels to search through. the hotel is located near fast food restaurants and near the morro rock can be seenfrom this hotel. overall this hotel is a place to rest your head. nothing special.

    5
    « One of my favorites »

    A very convenient location in a quiet part of town, with nice, well-equipped rooms and comfortable beds?all at a reasonable price. Plus a great breakfast! And the staff was uniformly pleasant as well as helpful. This motel enhanced my stay in Morro Bay.

    4
    « Great location, clean hotel »

    We stopped one night at the Tradewinds hotel in Morro Bay. The room was very small. It was a close walk to everything. Park your car and walk. Good restaurants, bars, waterfront. Breakfast room was super small, it's in the lobby. Great waffles, other food fine. Friendly staff. Super clean room and bathroom, I can recommend it

    5
    « excellent hotel »

    excellent hotel and excellent location, within walking distance of all the great shops in Morro Bay on the embarcadero where you can also rent kayak's and etc. And the best weather! In July, when it's so hot everywhere else, Morro Bay is always perfect weather.

    4
    « Good little spot' »

    We booked this the night before wwith a ck in of 3:00 pm. When we arrived At about 2:30, i was told by the frt desk the rooms weren't ready because it was a busy day yesterday, and they would try to have it ready by 4:00-4:30. Not really a big deal because we were gonna go wslk around the embarcadaro, but I asked if ck in wasnt 3:00 And she told me it normally could be anywhere btween 3:00 and 10:00 pm Depending how busy its been. Just rubbed a little wrong but we went on our way, came bzck around 4:30 and it was ready. With that all said, the room was small but comfortable, clean and nicely furnished And decorated. Overall a good stay!

  • 5
    « Outstanding »

    All was great! Staff was courteous and helpful. The entire place was clean and well kept. Beds were very comfortable. Location was away from City traffic and noise, Walked everywhere. We would stay there again anytime.

    3
    « Wi Fi woes »

    Ok for their rating, but they do not have wi-fi that is functional in any practical sense. It is close to the rock, far end of the embarcadero, seems to be a favorite stop for old guys on Harleys. Adequate place to stay on the way to somewhere else.

    5
    « Nice little hotel close to Morro Rock »

    Stayed for a night on our drive up the coast between LA and SF. Really had a pleasant stay. It was very obvious that the owners have been investing time and money into the place as the 2 rooms we stayed in looked to be recently renovated. In fact, it appeared they were installing new mattresses in many rooms the day we visited. You can get a great view of Morro Rock from within a few yards of the hotel and the village is a short drive or walk if you prefer. Breakfast was available, and smelled great, but we were in quite a rush to our next activity for the day. Wish we had more time to stay and explore.

    4
    « Great location, nice staff. »

    We enjoyed our stay at this conveniently-located hotel. Standard motel parking lot, with lovely planters full of unusual blooming plants. The room was clean with comfortable beds. The desk staff were efficient and friendly. Continental breakfast featured freshly baked pastries.

    4
    « Good location »

    We usually stay at a different hotel but decided to stay here. The room was clean and location was great. Could see the rock and water out the shower window. Room was a little small and bathroom was really tight. Probably has a better view from upstairs rooms. It has a spa on the second floor also.

    4
    « Good choice »

    We were visiting a good friend in Morro Bay and this turned out to be a nice surprise. Room was clean, quiet and had a powerful shower. Was an upstairs room; no view, but amazing views right down the street. Walking easy to everything. Breakfast room tiny but typical fare to eat. Only complaint on that is it doesn't open until 7:30am and we are much earlier risers. Had we been traveling onward, would have eaten on the road. Also, free wifi but very slow. I've stayed at 2 other places in town, and this beats both.

    4
    « BW Tradewinds »

    Good place to stop off at on the way to LAX if you are coming down the Pacific Coast highway. It is near the coast and close to the small town making it very convenient. Hearst Castle is about 20 minutes up the road. There is actually quite a lot to do in the area, so is good for a long weekend break

    5
    « Central and Convenient Hotel »

    Well located hotel for leisure travel. Rooms are clean and up to date with microwave and fridge. The staff are friendly and helpful with recommendations. It's a close walk to the embarcadero. Breakfast is continental and includes fresh waffles. They have a spa with a great view of Morrow rock. It's a little busy being by the main road, but quiet overall. wifi is good.

    4
    « Great location »

    Enjoyed our stay. Great location to town. We were able to walk to Morro rock, restaurants, galleries and shopping from our location. Room was very clean and quiet. Continental breakfast good. Will return.

    4
    « Small and quiet »

    If you are looking for a small facility and close to everything in Morro Bay, well, this may fit the bill. Check in was simple! Our requested rollaway was already in the room which scored points for us as the previous places were not as prepared for our arrival. First floor room was perfect for one night. The AC unit is right by the bed which caused me to hurry under cover each time it came on. Sink is outside the shower allowing us to get ready faster! Three teens and two adults can take forever otherwise! Breakfast was nothing remarkable, typical hotel style with some sort of eggs and waffles. No meat today and hard boiled eggs. The gentleman in charge was annoying at best, following guests from item to item, making sure we did it his way. I suspect a little OCD going on there. Chairs were fixed continually so they were straight and pushed in. The area was clean so I will give him points for that but stop making people uncomfortable.

  • 5
    « A great place to stay »

    My daughter & I (from Texas) were visiting family in Morro Bay. We spent 3 very comfortable and quiet nights: May 17, 18 &19, 2016 in separate rooms at the Best Western Tradewinds. Cannot say enough good about the service and cleanliness of this motel. Bed & linens were awesome and towels were large and fluffy. Room had free wifi, cable TV, fridge, microwave and coffee set-up. Coin operated washer & dryer available on premises. Lots of free parking. Reception area had a very sm breakfast area but offerings were fresh and adequate. Only downside is there is no elevator and stairs are a bit steep, but we had super help with our luggage from Asst Mgr Bob Kala, who went out of his way to be accommodating. This is not a fancy place, more utilaterian, but it is extremely clean and well cared for, with a very helpful & well trained staff. It's a lot better than several more upscale places I've stayed. The location is great, one block from the Embarcadero with its waterfront restaurants and shops, but far enough away to provide a quiet rest. Looking forward to staying here again on our next visit. ??

    5
    « On route, great stop off. »

    On route down to San Diego, and chose Morro Bay for our overnight stop. Fell in love with Morro Bay, loved the restaurants along the front, the fishing boats and the large mountain out to sea. But my favorite the sea otters and sea lions. Sat in restaurant watching these funny creatures and this made my evening. Hotel perfect, clean, lovely fluffy towels, bed very comfortable, coffee in room. Breakfast a tight squeeze but we managed. Reception very polite.

    4
    « SERVICE »

    Make sure you let front desk very clearly to make sure room clean when you leave for the day ! and ask if there is a hot breakfast beside Waffles. be very very clean that you ROOM WILL BE CLEANED when you get back from beach.

    3
    « trip to morro »

    The hotel is just adequate Nice to have the refridgerator and microwave, but necessary for a one night stay. The continental breakfast is served a little late. Just coffee at 6am would have been a plus. The staff was very uncaring that I was having a problem with the stairs Was not offered a bottom floor room and they laughed at me when I asked about an elevator.

    4
    « Moro Bay »

    After a long day of travel, this was a welcomed refuge. The front desk attendant was very pleasant and kind. The room was clean and comfortable, and we found a wonderful breakfast restaurant just a short walk away. All in all, great !

    5
    « Hwy 1 road trip »

    Great room! Perfect location! Great folks and fantastic value for the money. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. We stopped here to rest while on our big sur drive to San Francisco. Make sure to check in early as they have limited parking. Bathroom was a little small but the room was very clean and the front desk staff were very welcoming.

    2
    « Won't stay again. »

    We've stayed here more than once in the past and unfortunately will not stay here again. They are attracting the wrong kind of clientele, those that have no consideration for other people and think the hotel is their place to party. Our room was caught between two other rooms that partied on the balcony outside our room until 4:00 in the morning! Who does that? Management should have been more aware of what was going on in their establishment and made appropriate changes. I did talk to management about in the morning and all I received was a light apology. We will move on to other choices in town next visit.

    4
    « Great place to stay . »

    Clean , courteous , and close to everything . The tradewinds is a great place to stay with breakfast in the morning. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms clean . Staff is very nice and greets you with a smile. Located within literally seconds from historic morro bay . I would definitely come again !

    5
    « The best place to stay in Morro Bay »

    We stay there every year for our anniversary. Staying there is like staying with an old friend. The rooms are clean and the harbor and shops are only a block away. The owners are the best. Every time we leave it makes me a little sad that it we be another year before we get to see them again.

    4
    « Great location in Morro Bay »

    While the outside of the building looked a little dated in the photos, the interiors were beautifully appointed. I've stayed in some other Best Westerns with older linens and covers as well as worn furniture and fixtures. This definitely was not the case here. My daughter and I stayed at this Best Western overnight last Friday and we both slept well due to the comfortable beds as well as the quiet neighborhood around us. Everything was very clean and orderly in the room and the complimentary toiletries seemed even nicer than usual. DirectTV and Wi-Fi were offered in the rooms for our evening's indoor enterainment. We did not check out the hot tub due to the breezy weather but it is located on the second floor and would have a view of the ocean and Morro Rock. Continental breakfast was not available until 7:30am but we were able to enjoy some coffee in the room before checking out the breakfast in the main lobby. The typical cereals, pastries, toast, juice, waffles, yogurt and coffee were offered. The management was available during breakfast and took the time to interact and converse with the guests. This was also the case when we checked in the night prior and we were made to feel very welcome. I would definitely stay again in the future!

  • 2
    « Very Dissappointed »

    Great location to the beach. One block..good parking...that is where it stops. Oder in the room. No breakfast until 7:30 am and front desk is locked until then..so you cannot formally check out nor ask for assistance. Some of the staff are less than courteous. Air conditioner is noisy. Sounds like Beach Snobbery...well I will stay at another property next time and I usually use best Western. You folks at this property should know this.

    5
    « Great Location, Very Clean »

    Great Location, close to everything. Very clean room and very helpful and friendly staff. They allowed early check in and a late check out with no hassles which was most appreciated. Highly recommend this hotel.

    3
    « Clean, comfortable »

    Although this is an older motel, the owners have made very nice improvements in the décor, with granite in the bathroom, and new paint outside. Unfortunately, the walls are still thin, and Beach Street is rather noisy. Be sure to ask for an upstairs room facing west toward Morro Rock. All the other hotels were booked for the Morro Bay Car Show, and this one must have raised their prices, because it was rather expensive.

    4
    « Basic, well priced and in the middle of everything. »

    I come to Morro Bay once a year for work. This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel. Its located walking distance from everything. Its small but well priced for the area. Rooms are tiny. Bed is comfy. Room was clean. Staff is super friendly. My only suggestion would be to offer coffee/tea/hot water sooner then 0730 when the breakfast starts. Since I am only there a day and I turn to at 0700not having coffee kinda sucks. Sure there is the pot in the room but no creamer..etc etc. Not to much to ask to have coffee earlier for us early birds. Bottom line.... Would I stay there again....yup. Would I recommend...already have, several times.

    2
    « Small Rooms »

    Beds were comfortable, room was small, and the bathroom was very small and hard to use, the shower was hard to use as the head we so high (about 7 foot) the price of the room was extremely high. over all not a good experance

    5
    « Convenient Location »

    This hotel has a great location only a few minutes walk from the harbor and many restaurants. There is a refrigerator and microwave in the room which is awesome. Very friendly and helpful staff. They provide breakfast in the morning with oatmeal, cereal, juice, pastries and fresh waffles. Highly recommend !

    5
    « Our Anniversary Get Away »

    Relaxing in the central coast! Nice crisp days with plenty to see. If you stay, try Dern's Restaurant. Their food is really good. The walk to the Embarcadero is steep at this end of the town, but there are other routes if you can take. There is a beach area near Moro rock. We did not go this time as we just needed to relax and enjoy each others company.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    A great, quaint, quiet & awesome place to stay. If your looking choose here. The staff is wonderful and the location is perfect for getting in and around the town of Morro Bay. It is easy to find and the staff again are professional, serve with joy and are just having a great time.

    4
    « Small Hotel, Quiet neighborhood »

    Being a small hotel keeps the noise at a minimum. Within walking distance of Morro Bay's restaurants and shops, yet in a very quiet neighborhood with an excellent breakfast cafe next door. Guests in general were quite considerate of others.

    2
    « Not a Best Western best »

    Very small rooms. some amenities missing. No ground floor rooms for us old folks and no elevator. only 3 small tables for comp breakfast use, trays offered to take food to your room. It was clean however.

  • 2
    « Great location - noisy rooms/walkways »

    The room itself was fine - even had a ceiling fan which was great as it kept the room cool without the noise of the A/C. However - the rooms are NOISY! You can hear everything from the street noise, the rooms around you and even worse people on the walkway or in the parking lot. We were on the 2nd floor - about 4 rooms back from the street. We were woken up Saturday morning at 7am by folks standing in the parking lot or walkway talking. We loved the location - easy walk to our favorite wine bar, breakfast spot and the little shopping/dining strip that overlooks Morro Rock. Unfortunately the noise far outweighed our love of the location and we won't stay again unless they greatly improve the sound proofing.

    5
    « Diamond in the rough »

    First time stay here. Was very surprised how helpful and friendly they were. When we arrived my wife need to use the restroom, instead of making wait until we where checked in, the manager gave her the key right away while I finished the paperwork. We where upstairs and there isn't an elevator. As I struggled to get the baggage up the stairs, the house keeper stopped what she was doing and helped me carry the bags up and opened the room for me. The nights were quiet and the stay pleasant. The building and rooms look freshly painted and very clean. It is a tiny hotel and the rooms are small, but had everything we needed. Walking distance to the bay and shops. I plan on staying again in May.

    5
    « Great! »

    This hotel was great! We got there a little early and wanted to walk around so I asked the man at the front desk if we could leave our car and he said of course. He then let me know our room was already ready for us and that we could check in early. The room was good sized with a king bed and a fridge and microwave. There was great cable and the room was very comfortable. The next morning we checked out at 10:15 and the same sweet man was at the desk. They were just cleaning up the continental breakfast because it ended at 10 but he told us to go grab some food anyway. I found that so sweet that he was so accommodating to us. The hotel was close by everything we wanted to do so we will totally be staying here again.

    5
    « Amazing place »

    This hotel is a place you want to stay for sure!! A+++++ We have stayed at a few different places in Morro Bay and have stayed here for the past three years. It's an amazing place to stay, the staff is GREAT and the location is great as far as being close to everything you could want to do in Morro Bay.

    3
    « A nights stay at a mom & pop hotel »

    We came to Morro Bay in Central California to enjoy the coast and enjoy a typical Best Western stay. This was a small motel with basic amenities. For the price we expected more of what the BW does best. The room was comfortable and made for handicap folks like me. Upon arrival, I was told that the necessary shower chair that goes with the tub had been given to another guest, even though I had requested it at reservation. There is another BW in town and we will be going back to it in the future. The breakfast was more like camping. The next night, for $10 more we stayed at a BW in Pismo Beach that was elegant!

    4
    « They are trying! »

    This is a very old motel and in spite of the owners' best efforts it shows. The rooms are very small and the bathroom is smaller. The breakfast room is very, very tiny and so the best option is to take a tray (provided) and eat in your room. On the other hand the owners are lovely and the rooms are very, very clean. The bed is comfortable, the linens are good, and the shower works very well. So really that's all you can ask for.

    5
    « Worldwide Customer Experience Service »

    As soon as I arrived without a reservation, Mister Bob the MOD offered me and promised to call while having breakfast along the bay. Mister Bob was an exceptional in handling my necessity to have a pleasant stay. I enjoyed and felt excempt from others who had reservation, not knowing how Mister Bob handled my need. Thank you Mister Bob! Looking forward this summer.

    5
    « Best secret »

    I feel in love with the room. Clean, comfortable and quite during my stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. The beds were soft and very comfortable. The rates were very reasonable too. Will stay there again. Best kept secret place around.

    4
    « Nice little place »

    Spent one night here-very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. Low noise factor, which was great. Skip the free continental breakfast - spend a few bucks (not many) at the great little breakfast place right next door. The desk staff was very nice and helpful. Short walk to bay and restaurants. All in all, really recommend for a short stay.

    5
    « First time in Morro Bay »

    What a great place to visit, too bad we were there for only 2 days and next time will stay longer! We really enjoyed the Tradewinds, great staff especially Bob at front desk and the spa at the end of the day was perfect. Will recommend highly for value, comfort and closeness to the waterfront.

  • 4
    « a good place to stay while in morro bay »

    Great location next to the rock and restaurants on the harbour. Check in was easy and desk staff helpful. Rooms were clean, well equipped and air con. everything needed apart from a in room safe for valuables.

    1
    « complaint »

    To call this place the Best Western is an audacity hard to believe! The bathroom is so small there is no room to put toiletries since there are no shelfs,no window and small sink. The room is small,the closet is a hole in the wall,you have to move the chair to get into the closet!

    4
    « Morro Bay Beauty »

    Conveniently located and with very reasonable rates with quality service all around! Easy access from Highway 101 and in close proximity of the harbor, restaurants and the beaches. I highly recommend for a "Pit Stop" heading North or South, Morro Bay is a beautiful destination.

    4
    « Within walking distance »

    On a motorcycle trip through the US. In Morro bay, CA. The rooms were clean and well equipped. We were able to walk right out to the mini Gibraltar. The continental breakfast was full with lots of variety. Lots a parking. Quiet restful night.

    5
    « Morro Bay »

    Took a quick overnight trip to the coast; found this hotel to be reasonably priced; close to ocean; clean; good water pressure and hot. Staff was very personable. We would definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Awesome »

    Stayed here at the start of our PCH 1 drive. It was lovely! The rooms were small but clean and comfortable. And the beds were soft and cozy. Breakfast was nice. And waking up to the sound of seagulls was wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was very chill. We loved it so much we booked an extra 2 days here at the end of our trip! Highly recommended.

    3
    « The Old Un in Morro Bay »

    Unfortunately, I did not notice, on the booking form, that I was booking a first floor room and I do not recall it pointing out that a lift was not available. I asked if an upgrade to a room on the lower level was available. (Platinum Status!), Apparently not. The room was "bijou" as was the Breakfast Room, which was fully occupied with 4 adults and 3 children, the food was satisfactory. In general, I would describe this as a "budget hotel", the accommodation and the breakfast facilities were not up to the standards that I expect from Best Western

    4
    « Great location! Close to Morro Bay Rock and shops. »

    Room was very comfortable and clean. Bathroom was updated and friendly for seniors with a safety bar and bath mat in the tub. Great value for the money and I would highly recommend. I would definitely stay here if I come back to visit Morro Bay.

    4
    « Quiet stay »

    have stayed at this property numerous times. It is an older property but has been updated and kept in great shape. Check-in was a breeze with extremely helpful gentleman at the desk. I think he is the owner.

    5
    « Friendly Office Staff »

    Frist impression is important and office staff as well as the property manager assure that was met during my visit. I was pleased with friendly encountered that I signed up for Best Western Rewards Program with the help of the office staff during check out. Thank you!

  • 5
    « Best western morro bay »

    Nice Property. great place for breakfast next door. Within walking distance to beach, park area. Quiet and nicely appointed room, nothing fancy just nice and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Look forward to staying here again.

    4
    « Always stay here and don't intend to change! »

    Very comfy beds, really pleasant decor, cleanliness never in question! Best possible location; walk down the one block hill to the Embarcadero! It's hard to beat the convenience. This is our 5th or 6th trip to this same hotel!

    5
    « "Christmas In Morro Bay" »

    Friendly and easy check-in by Bob. Great location. Clean and comfortable room. Only complaint was that the Spa Tub wasn't working, that's not their fault as it just quit the day before and it was Christmas Day, so they weren't able to have it repaired during our stay.

    5
    « Stopping point »

    My boyfriend and I did a road trip up the PCH and needed a stopping point for a quick night of rest. I picked Morro Bay based on location and selected this best western based on other reviews. The motel was perfect for what we needed. It was clean, inexpensive, close to the giant rock and restaurants in town, and has complimentary breakfast in the morning. Keep in mind this is a motel so it is nothing spectacular, but if you are just looking for the basics this place is perfectly adequate.

    5
    « Excellent maintained motel style »

    Stayed here after reading other reviews ... For an older style motel the maintenance of it could not be faulted rooms looked newly remodelled and were spotlessly clean .... Parking is tight but we were able to park ... Breakfast is nice with the usual cereals toast etc for the price we paid we were more than happy staff were friendly and helpful

    5
    « Very nice »

    Enjoyed the 2 nite stay at Christmas. Great location and room. Quite upstairs with a very comfortable King bed. Very nice people with great service. Free continental breakfast w/waffle machine is a very nice touch.

    4
    « Nice time here »

    Room- clean and bright. Bed was a little mushy but slept pretty well the three nights we were there. View- we were not in the room much. Room 202 and 204 do not have a view, unless you count the fantastic view through the bathroom window - ironically. Check, but I think 206 and 208 have a spectacular view! Location - great location just a few blocks from the water and restaurants. The people in the office were friendly, a small breakfast is provided, there is a coffee maker in the room. Nice place!

    5
    « Delightful Getaway »

    An overnight getaway and we had not been to Morro Bay before. This property is run by a couple who are very friendly and helpful. We visited in the off season, got a room with a king size bed and a view of Morro Bay. The room was very clean and comfortable and the facility is well maintained. The facility is one short block from the main waterfront shopping area and restaurants. But don't park the car as we drove around Morro Bay and found many shops between the new shopping centers along the freeway and the tourist attractions along the waterfront, all within easy reach of this facility. We will definitely be coming back to this facility. If you visit from May to October - book ahead.

    4
    « Clean and Convenient »

    The room was rather small, but clean and quiet. Beds were clean and comfortable. Parking was right outside the room, But the best part was that this hotel is within easy walking distance of the Morro Bay Embarcadero area where all the restaurants and shops are. Recommended for a short stay.

    4
    « Cramped but pleasant »

    On the positive side, BW Tradewinds was very clean, the king bed was comfortable and the office personnel pleasant. These features are important to us and therefore the good rating. On the negative side, a number of things stand out, most of which would be difficult to correct. BW Tradewinds is within walking distance of the ocean front, but the lot it sits on is too small. The parking lot is small, crowded and congested. The breakfast nook provides very basic breakfast items, and is actually part of the office with room for only 3 small, two-person tables, far too inadequate for a two-level motel. Relatively poor TV reception in the room. However, the positive features outweigh the bad. We would return.

  • 3
    « Last Minute »

    We stayed here on a last minute road trip. This hotel has a great location in Morro Bay. We did not spend much time there, so it was adequate for what we needed. Room was small, seemed dated and musty, but it was clean. There was a small refrigerator, everything else was basic.

    4
    « Good choice for value »

    We stayed here for just one night and it was more than adequate for our needs - very close to all the shops, bars and restaurants, and it was clean and tidy. The bathroom needed a little updating and was small, but hey, for the price we paid I've definitely got no complaints. The breakfast area is small, but it contains enough variety to satisfy and you're able to take your breakfast back to the room if you want to. All in all, I'd recommend this as a good hotel to stay at.

    2
    « Small room »

    We thought we were getting a queen size bed and got a double instead. Very cramped upstairs (steep stairs) room. Bed was only place to sit after needing to use the one chair to place suitcase. Breakfast room cramped. Hot tub a joke on top of roof. No parking space when we returned at night. Positive was the friendly staff and modern door entry key.

    4
    « Good for a one night stay »

    The hotel is easy to find and perfectly located, it's just a short walk down to the bay and beach. Parking was fine, lots of spaces when we arrived. The reception area is small but we were greeted warmly. Our room was upstairs and was surprising large! It had a nice king size bed, OK sized bathroom and separate dressing area. Breakfast was included but it was extremely busy, with only 3-4 tables it was difficult to get near the food or even a table. The receptionist did point out some trays that we could use to take breakfast back to the room (which I did, and managed an impressive save when I tripped on the parking kerbs whilst carrying the tray!!!) It would have been nice to have a sign up noting this somewhere easily seen. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a short stay.

    3
    « Very small place »

    This place was very small. Everything was very cramped. We had to duck under the stairs to get into our room. Parking is very cramped. Breakfast room is very small too. Bathroom was almost on the ridiculous side of small. The location was good for us. You could just walk down the hill to town. Free Wifi . NO pool.. They do have a hot tub.. It is upstairs. No elevator at this hotel.

    4
    « All ok »

    Hotel in good location v close to the shoe and boats breakfast mainly carbohydrates and sugar and hard boiled eggs. Staff polite and helpful. No dirty prostitutes around. Albertson in walking distance. Nice clean room. Will visit again.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    My Husband and I were looking for a nice get away, much needed. Our stay here at this hotel was very nice. Staff (Bob) was very, very pleasant and made sure we were comfortable. This hotel is close to everything, embarcadero, great restaurants and downtown etc. It was all within walking distance. Great hotel... Great stay. Thank you Bob and your staff. Very nice and we will see you again this next year.

    5
    « Morro Bay Tradewinds »

    This small, cozy Best Western hotel is walking distance to all the restaurants and scenery of Morro Bay. The rooms have been remodeled nicely since our last stay four years ago. Great decor and furnishings! We woke to an unexpected view of Morro Rock. Friendly staff and fairly priced. We will stay here again.

    4
    « clean »

    Just what I was looking for. Not fancy, just clean and updated. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had a bad experience at a previous hotel and came here on a recommendation from a different BW employee. Worked out great! Wonderful location.

    5
    « Auto Travel, Pacific Coast Hwy, California, USA »

    Over the years, anytime we drive the California Coastal Hwy, we make it a point to visit, Morro Bay, CA.and stay at the Best Western Tradewinds, if possible. We have never been disappointed, rooms have always been well maintained and the Staff pleasant to deal with, "they have a sense of humour". If you are going to be in the area, give them a call several days ahead of time, Morro Bay is a busy tourist town, especially for fishermen/women.

  • 2
    « No go if you're pregnant »

    It was by far the most disappointing hotel stay I've ever had. We choose to stay there - and even chose to pay $50 more to stay there - based on the pictures and it's distance to the beach and the ocean. The hotel itself was fine (except parking was a bit tricky], the employees were all nice and friendly. They even had cookies for the kids. But when you are paying nearly $200/night and drive up to see a nuclear plant not 5 blocks away (this is out of your control, I admit-but it should be in the hotel information], then go out to dinner and they say "Don't drink the water here, it's contaminated." (they DID say it was a blue green algae thing or something-but still, it raises red flags] Then, at checkout you notice a sign that warns pregnant women not to stay in the Morro Bay area, as the air and everything in the area is contaminated...and I'm standing there noticeably 6 months pregnant (even had a conversation about it with the check-in desk] and no one ever said ANYTHING to me about the risk on the website, in person or otherwise...well, it makes one grateful that the stay was only for about 12 hours. A VERY expensive night for a very disappointing atmosphere.

    5
    « A nicely cared for place to stay »

    I have stayed here before and like the area. My business is in Pismo Beach, so I had a drive each day, but, well worth the quiet stay. Updates seem to be done regularly. The only thing I would change would be the way the refrigerator and microwave are situated. That could use an up date. The doors are a bit skewed and you must bend over to use the microwave. I noticed that the light switches in the sink area were replaced with toggles and the toilet seat was repaired. I like the linens here. Nice heavy towels !

    5
    « A great place to stay »

    We loved Morro Bay with the water just down from the hotel. We had an upstairs room looking towards the rock. We were able to leave the windows open all night without too much disturbance to our sleep. We heard the sea lions barking and the fog horns going just now and again. We were advised to stroll along the water front and saw a number of sea lions just laying on the rocks or swimming. We had dinner at the last dockside outside restaurant which was delightful. We watched the most beautiful sunset from the dock. The hotel was just a short stroll from the water and was comfortable. Very nice staff, good beds and continental breakfast ( although very small breakfast room). We would certainly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

    5
    « Very Pleasant stay in beautiful Morro Bay »

    Tradewinds was in an excellent location. Walking distance to Morro Bay Embarcadero. Rooms were very clean, nice decor. Comfortable beds. Very friendly staff and environment Next time I will plan to stay longer

    4
    « Nice Place to Stay »

    As it seems with most properties in Morro Bay, this is an older building but has been updated and kept in very nice condition. Check in staff were very friendly and helpful. Motel is located only one block up from the Embarcadero and a great view of Morro Rock. Satellite TV is a nice touch.

    4
    « Great access to the Bay and Harbor Festival »

    The hotel is only two blocks from the shops and activities of the bayside. We stayed during the annual Harbor Festival. This event was well represented by local merchants and we took advantage of Great Seafood caught and cooked by area fishermen. The hotel staff go out of their way to be friendly, courteous and helpful!

    3
    « Good value for the price and good location for walking to the Embarcadero. »

    I spent one night there while traveling along the coast. There is a very small room in the office for a limited breakfast. I just had banana, yogurt and coffee. They have trays to take food back to your room. The staff there was very nice, room was small, but it served its purpose for my short stay. The room was clean and bed comfortable.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    Charming, quiet, good location. Walk to everything pretty much. Lovely staff, clean. Touches that make the stay very pleasant, Wish there was an elevator though. No view from doube queen rooms. Was pleasantly surprised by the quality, cleanliness and kindness. Thank you all who work so hard to make this a great little home away from home.

    5
    « First time in Morro Bay »

    After a thorough search for a hotel fitting our needs and in our price range we were not disappointed with our choice. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very comfortable and clean and the area was quiet and relaxing. The bay and restaurants were within walking distance. We were only staying one night on a drive north so just wanted a place to sleep but Morro bay and Best Western ended up being a very enjoyable part of our trip.

    4
    « Good Hotel »

    Tradewinds is located in the center of Morro Bay just above the Embarcadero, with its shops, restaurants and bars. Reception is friendly and efficient (particularly the manager and his wife, who operate the morning shift). Rooms are better than the motel standard with good quality furniture a refrigerator and microwave. Small but clean bathroom. Good breakfast in a small breakfast room with trays to take breakfast to the room. Room cleaning seems to take most of the day, so don't expect early check-in or the room to be made up particularly early. Recommended.

  • 3
    « clean »

    This hotel was clean and close to where I needed to be. It was however very expensive for what they offer and have around them. I would only stay here again if the room price was more in line with the places around them.

    5
    « Morro Bay Gem »

    This older small Motel is in A-1 shape with spotless rooms and friendly staff. We truly enjoyed our stay there. It is only a two minute walk from the north end of the harbor area shops and restaurants. You can walk to Stand-up Paddle, Kayak rentals and harbor cruises. The areas top beach break surfing spot is only a two minute drive.

    4
    « Nice one night stop in Morro Bay »

    Stopped here for one night on a driving trip up the California coast. Would recommend Morro bay as a good stopping point - less expensive than Cambria, nice 'small town' feel of a real town rather than just a tourist destination. The staff were extremely helpful and the location was good to walk to the waterfront shops and restaurants. Small, older room but very clean and for the price, this was a good value. I made the reservation night before so ended up with a no-view room (looked out over a next door roof) - would recommend getting a view room which I imagine would be quite nice. It was a good stop to get some dinner, sleep, and have a nice walk in the morning to see sea otters and seals and of course Morro rock. Don't get the other reviewers complaints about breakfast - it is a tiny place, the breakfast was decent for the size of the place and in keeping with the typical Best Western continental free breakfasts. You won't be getting omelets and mimosas people! :)

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway 1. Exit on Main Street then turn right at Beach Street stop sign. The BEST WESTERN Tradewinds is located at 225 Beach Street and Market Street, one block from Waterfront/Embarcadero.