We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 San Luis Obispo hotels

Homestead Motel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   920 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Homestead Motel to your Saves list
Homestead Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
  • Overview
  • Reviews (11)
  • Photos (28)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (1)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

11 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Davis, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Homestead was a last resort on a weekend with multiple wine festivals in the area. Claiming to be booked out, rooms clocked in between 90$ and 150$ (the latter for the 3-bed room). Being directly situated next to Highway 101 was indeed the first warning - even though this particular corner is home to a patch of at least... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Paradise, California
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Please do not stay at the Homestead. My daughter and I spent a night there Oct.13, 2012. It was parents week-end at the University and rooms were scarce. The furniture had ground in dirt and was sticky. There were huge rust colored stains on the side of the box springs (don't know what it was.) Just everything was dirty..walls, floors,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Laguna Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I had been married about 3-4 months and thought I'd carry my bachelor-like habits of hotel finding on to married life. We called around and found the "best deal" (read cheapest) for a hotel for the weekend. Homestead gave us some deal like $50/night. That should have been a sign! Nevertheless, we said great, we'll take it. Finding the place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
San Diego, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Dirtiest hotel I stayed in California. The people who owed that place don’t care; cleaning couple don’t speak English/ or pretend that don’t understand, management is lazy. The place is disgrace.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

I booked into this motel on a Friday night and I needed a cheap place to stay. You definitely get what you pay for. The room smelled heavily of cleaner - some sort of carpet powder or something. The room is badly in need of a renovation - there are paint chips and various patch up jobs all over the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

I don't enjoy writing negative comments and this is a tough one because the owner was actually a nice guy and I'm aware that this is his business and is trying to make a living etc BUT they need to make some improvements in order for this motel to be worth visiting. It wasn't awfully cheap ($75 after we bartered)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
central Valley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011 via mobile

We actually rented 2 rms. Ours was awful, our friends was ok. Our rm stunk so bad we had to air it out, bathroom door didn't shut, water temp didn't stay constant . But the worst was the floor. My feet were black 2 min after I got out of the shower. But r friends rm was bigger, clean and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

We were surprised. When we opened our room, it was scary to go in, everything is dirty, they never vacuum the carpet, the are holes on the carpets. they never did dusting because spider webs everywhere. Holes on the walls. Pillows and sheets are dirty. Furnitures are rotten and broken. Doors are broken and ripped apart. We had to use... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Ventura, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

The previous review pretty much says it all, but I guess I got a nicer room, because I didn't have as many problems. The pro's were that the hotel has FREE wireless internet, and that meant a lot to me because I had some work to do. You can't even get that in most Las Vegas hotels. The beds and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Visalia, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

It was the only room with two queen beds available for under $135. We paid $100.75 and were really ripped off! If we had the money, we would have left in a heartbeat to find a better place. We were able to handle it because it was only for one night, and we will have something to laugh about in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Homestead Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Homestead Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Homestead Motel

Address: 920 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Homestead Motel 1.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Booking.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Otel so you can book your Homestead Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Homestead Hotel San Luis Obispo

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (20)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (3)
Bathroom (1)
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (9)
Room/suite (6)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in San Luis Obispo with
any amenities


Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Homestead Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer