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Sunbeam Motel

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1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and found this motel met our needs perfectly, from the friendly welcome when we checked in to the clean and quiet room with a refrigerator and microwave. The location is just a few blocks from all the great downtown restaurants so we were able to walk instead of driving. It is an older property and... More 

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Palm Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I travel by myself, so I don't need anything fancy. All I require is it be clean, in reasonably good repair, a convenient location, and good customer service. The Sunbeam meets all my expectations. The owners are very friendly and gracious and really try hard to ensure you're satisfied. There is AC (Which is not always a guarantee at other... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

From a quick price comparison, it seemed this motel might have unmentioned problems but it turned out to be a decent place to shower and sleep peacefully close to downtown SLO. Yes the decor and mattress had seen better days but I'm sure that's true of many other places at even higher prices. Stay here and enjoy the savings on... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The room was pretty clean and confortable. Air conditioning kind of silent. The hotel area is residential so it is quite silent. It is well located, easily reached from the CA-1 and from the US-101. Many option of restaurants and bars a few blocks from the hotel. Staff was nice and friendly. No breakfast is included but staff offered a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We hadn't intended to stop off at San Luis Obispo on our west-coast road trip but everywhere else in the general vicinity was so pricey and we read good reviews on here about both this motel and the town itself that we decided to go for it! Definitely worth it. The Sunbeam motel is no luxury hotel, but it is... More 

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Sorocaba, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a good place for staying overnight. The bed is good and there's a free parking. It's not the cleanest place I've been but it's not the worst. I think if you want to pay a low price and have some comfort this is the place. The owner helped us to understand the city and explained how to get to... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed overnight at this hotel as my husband and I had a dinner reservation at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. The motel is OK, two comfortable queen beds, a little fridge to keep water cool, a decent shower and free car park. However, they should care a bit more about cleaning the rooms. It was better not to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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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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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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