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Sunbeam Motel

1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #17 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aggie1994 Austin, Texas
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's coffee and packaged danishes but don't stay for the breakfast. Though the hotel is a bit dated, the rooms are nice and comfortable, the location is great for walking to the city and food, and the price hard to beat. The owners are friendly and accomodating. There is a bakery a block away and after 1900hrs muffins and other... More

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Wigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We paid a bargain price of $55 inc tax for this room for a 1 night stay. The motel is clean and has the amenities you require such as fridge, microwave, coffee maker, complimentary toiletries, wifi and TV. We had a great nights sleep. There are singularly packaged Danish pastries and fresh coffee available from reception in the morning which... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were on a road trip and planned to stop in SLO to rest. After reading other reviews and locking in a great deal at $54/night tax included, we booked it. Nestled in a row of other hotels/motels on Monterey Street, the Sunbeam Motel was perfect in both price and functionality for an overnight stay.The older Asian man at check-in... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We enjoyed staying at this hotel. Besides the price, the location is good, and the staff was super nice and helpful as well. The room was clean and spacious, there was a fridge, microwave and coffee machine. A/C was working properly as well as wifi (which is not very common in motels...). They say they don't serve breakfast but every... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed at the Sunbeam April 6th overnight and found it to be a gem. I was greeted at check in by a very nice woman and her cute dog. She gave me a spacious and well appointed room on the second floor. Since it was an 80 degree day, the room was warm but cooled down quickly with the... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We moved from Maui to San Luis Obispo and needed a nice clean no frills place to stay while we searched for a long term place to live. The Sunbeam Motel had received above average reviews on Trip Advisor and looked appealing and quaint and was located in an excellent location. We booked for 4 nights and ended up needing... More

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San Jose, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nice people and friendly reception. Walkable to many restaurants, a chocolate shop (yummy), grocery store and the historical old town. Room small (was it really a queen...seemed like a double bed) but fine for one. Clean except for carpet....needs a good vacuum and scrub. A thread that fell off my outfit was still there several days later. Had a table... More

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Santa Barbara
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

it was *okay*, but noisy refrigerator, and couldn't figure out the heater. I won't stay here again. Staff nice, but you have to stand outside if there is a person in front of you in the lobby. Henry was nice, kind of nosy.

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henrysunbeam, Manager at Sunbeam Motel, responded to this review

We try hard to provide a comfortable stay for our guests and to avoid disturbances, like partying etc, which has typically been caused by local guests. We sincerely apologize for asking you some questions at check-in. More

San Luis Obispo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was looking for a budget option very close to Cal Poly before a business meeting. Was so delighted to have come across this little motel situation! The manager was happily courteous and generously helpful. The room was perfectly sufficient for me, with queen size and twin size bed, small table and 2 chairs, desk and chair, tv, small fridge... More

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Irvine, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Check-in was fine and Henry, the host is very personable. The room was clean but small and it could use some nicer and more comfortable chairs. My only real complaint was that when plugged in; the "fridge" made a racket and kept me awake the first night. We had food and drink in it and didn't want to take a... More

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Address: 1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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#2 Best Value Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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Sunbeam Motel is a wonderful motel for the budget-minded traveler. It is conveniently located near downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. Our rooms are equipped with standard amenities, including cable TV with HBO, free wifi, refrigerators, hairdryers, microwaves and daily housekeeping services. ... more   less 
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