We stay at this park every year for a vintage trailer rally. So, the rate we pay nightly reflects a group rate. We can't say enough good things about this park. We like it so much we come early so we can make the weekend rally into a week! The bathrooms are new and clean. The park staff friendly and helpful. The group gathering areas, restaurant and store are all excellent. The ocean is only just over the sand dune and you can walk to town along the ocean shores if you are feeling like a good hike. Our only complaint is that it is a little cold and windy in May, but we still have snow on the ground where we are from so just bring a jacket and trail along to Pismo!
This RV park used to be great, expensive, but nice. We attended several trailer rallies here over the past 10 years, so we when we found ourselves in Newport, California this May 2010, we made a reservation to stay here again. The rates have gone up to over $100 a night. (The RV reviews website would not let me put in a 3 digit number into the "nightly rate" spot.) We were charged $110 a night. The restrooms/showers were in shockingly bad shape. Tiles were falling of the walls and the shower faucets were all dribbling. Only one of the electrical outlets worked. The hookups to our trailer were in bad shape too. All the faucets leaked and needed to be replaced. The picnic tables were dry, stained and splinter laden. We were just surprised they had let the place get so run down. The staff were all very friendly and we had no complaints with the cleanliness. We just felt the place wasn't worth $110 a night! I filled out a campers comments form provided to me by the staff and turned it in to the office. I finally received a reply a few days ago (in August!) It took them 3 months to reply and all I got was a form letter saying they were doing their best. We think management needs to take some of the rental income and put it back into the RV Resort instead of into their own pockets! Our advice? Don't stay at the Dunes until they do!