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El Toro Motel

625 Toro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #27 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014
57Campbell Bakersfield, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was traveling to the coast to take an exam at Cuesta and didn't want to pay a lot, but wanted to be safe. I was at the college in less than 10 minutes the next morning. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I got in late and they went out of their way to make... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Even though it is totally run-down and quite sketchy looking, this is a huge bargain in san luis obispo. The room wasnt dirty or the showers werent moldy like others mentioned, but decent sized and clean enough. True the heater/aircon banged, but as of most coastal california, the tempature isnt so cold or warm to keep you up at night.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The rooms had mold mildew,dry rot around shower.u smelled mold and mildew. All nite.floors has dry rot.weak.showers leak on rooms below. But got to stay free.no ice machine.2by 3ft soda machine..nit friendly people.police says to call code inforcement.and health on hotel

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Essex
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Out of the 20 hotels/motels we have stayed in over the past 2 months this was by far the worst- it looked as if it needed a woman's touch. The grounds were a mess of old furniture. the bed sheets were very rough/unironed dry. The floor had big dents in it which made you feel you would fall through. The... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

My daughter graduated from Cal Poly this weekend and we stayed here. There were people hanging out in front of the motel who looked like they were up to no good. I asked the manager to show me the room we would stay in and he showed us a room that was decent with a flat screen tv and also... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We stayed here several nights. The motel is old, but the rooms are very clean and totally adequate. We had a couple of minor problems which were addressed and taken care of immediately. Having a micro and fridge certainly helped with our budget. Noel, in the office couldn't have been more friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

The motel appeared old and run-down. Junky chairs sitting on the porches outside rooms. We were not told about any continental breakfast, but it looked like there was coffee and some pre-packaged pastries. The beds were fine and it was relatively clean but the bathroom was "bare bones" and the shower looked old and and a bit scummy, although it... More

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Seattle
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

So I think those who have reviewed this spot have exaggerated a little. I mean it's fine - not gross or anything and the guy at the front office is really nice. But make sure to ask for a room on the interior because across the parking lot it's really loud. The heater in my room started banging really loud... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Spent one evening during stayover in SLO. The roadside travel Inn for the weary traveller looking for a clean comfortable room at a reasonable price. Front desk manager hilarious and honest about the product he is selling...basic, clean, safe hotel room convenient to downtown San Luis Obispo. Old Americano Kitsch...only missing Route 66

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Stayed here for two nights in July. The bed was huge and comfy, the big LCD TV was a treat. The bathroom was "dated" but clean. Whoever was manning the front desk helped us out with whatever we needed right away. The motel is 5 minutes from the main street and 10 seconds from thef reeway but is still quiet.... More

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Address: 625 Toro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
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El Toro Motel has been here since 1970's serving its patrons with great quality service and affordable rooms. Stop by to see how we are doing. ... more   less 
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