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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 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
19 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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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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