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Morro Bay Featured Hotels
Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United
The town of Morro Bay was
founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and
ranch products. He was instrumental in the building of a wharf which
has now become the Embarcadero. During the 1870s, schooners could
often be seen at the Embarcadero picking up wool, potatoes, barley, and
Since the beginning of the
20th century, the town has been a center for beach holidays. Tourism is
the city's largest industry. The most popular beach is on the north side
of Morro Rock, north of the harbor. There are also excellent beaches north
and south of the town which are now owned by the State of California.
the 1940s, Morro Bay developed an abalone fishing industry. Having peaked
in 1957, stocks of abalone have now declined signicantly due to overfishing,
it remains a fishing port for halibut, sole, rockfish, albacore, and many
other species for both commercial and sport vessels. The town now combines
the fishing industry with coastal tourism. In addition, oysters are farmed
artificially in the shallow back bay.
A portion of Morro Bay is
also designated as a state and national bird sanctuary. This means it is
illegal to kill or harm a bird in that portion of Morro Bay. It is also
a state and national estuary. Much of Morro Bay is a state wildlife refuge
where waterfowl hunting is conducted during the season and is one of the
few areas in California where Pacific Brant are pursued. Recently, Morro
Bay was also declared a California Marine Reserve by the California Fish
and Game Commission.
A number of tourist attractions
are found along the shoreline and the streets closest to it, especially
the Embarcadero. These include a good range of restaurants, shops, and
a number of parks. The combination of tourist-oriented businesses with
a working fishing port and the dominant presence of Morro Rock makes an
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Inn Morro Bay
Anchor Inn Morro Bay is
located in downtown Morro Bay, Calif., one block from the beach. The hotel
is one-quarter from Morro Rock and 12 miles from the San Luis Obispo Mission.
The hotel offers complimentary Continental breakfasts and freshly-brewed
coffee all mornings. Complimentary parking is included. Anchor Inn Morro
Bay does not have its own restaurant on site, but there are several dining
options within the surrounding area. All 31 guestrooms feature complimentary
wireless Internet access. Cable television includes premium channels.
Inn Morro Bay Ca
Located halfway between
Los Angeles and San Francisco off Interstate 10, the Days Inn Morro Bay
(Calif.) is less than one mile from the beach and three blocks from the
waterfront shops and restaurants. Other outdoor recreation in the area
includes fishing, golf, nature walks, bay cruises, whale watching, and
bird watching at the mouth of Los Osos Creek. Mornings begin at the Days
Inn Morrow Bay with a complimentary continental breakfast. Recreational
amenities include a hot tub. All guestrooms in the two-story Days Inn have
cable television with HBO. Guestrooms with refrigerators, suites with kitchenettes,
and guestrooms with ocean views are available.
Inn Morro Bay
The Fireside Inn is located
one block from Morro Bay. Nearby points of interest include the Waterfront
and Hearst Castle. The Fireside Inn offers guests front desk services,
coffee in the lobby, and complimentary breakfast each morning. The Fireside
Inn does not have a restaurant onsite, but there are many restaurants in
the area, offering guests a myriad of dining choices. The guests rooms
are furnished with comfort in mind. Thoughtful room amenities include balconies,
cable TV, clock radios, coffee makers, free local calls and refrigerators.
The cordial staff is always attentive to every guest's need. Come and see
what the Fireside Inn has to offer.
At Morro Bay
One of California's best-kept
secrets, the Inn at Morro Bay is a waterfront property, located inside
Morro Bay State Park. Positioned just one mile from the village of Morro
Bay and 15 miles from Central Coast wine country, this impressive seaside
escape is praised for their on- site health spa, massage therapy treatments
and complimentary beach cruisers. While select guests rush to claim a window
seat in the Orchid Restaurant, where seasoned chefs prepare seafood, grilled
specialties and other components of California cuisine, others prefer The
Bay Club's relaxed atmosphere, featuring a bistro bar menu, live entertainment
and Morro Bay views.
Shores Inn Morro Bay
Pacific Shores Inn Morro
Bay in Morro Bay, Calif., is located two blocks from the beach and downtown.
The inn is within 25 miles of Hearst Castle and Paso Robles Winery. The
San Luis Obispo County Airport is 15 miles away. The hotel's sundeck offers
coastal views. The sundeck features a spa tub. The hotel offers complimentary
continental breakfasts all mornings. The three-story Pacific Shores Inn
Morro Bay has 22 guestrooms with complimentary wireless Internet access
and complimentary local telephone calls. Rooms have coffeemakers, microwave
ovens and refrigerators. Select rooms provide panoramic views of the Pacific
Ocean and Morro Rock for a fee. Select rooms include fireplaces.
Dolphin Inn Morro Bay
The Twin Dolphin Inn has
been given the AAA Three-Diamond rating and is a great hotel located in
Morro Bay, conveniently accessed off Hwy 1. Just an ocean breeze from the
water, it is just an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and gourmet dining.
The Twin Dolphin Inn features all the amenities you've come to expect from
a hotel on its' level. Very importantly, this property is a convenient
base for exploring the regions many attractions - Hearst Castle, wineries,
historic missions, and spectacular scenery, among other things.
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