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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and owner of the motel was very nice to us. We can tell the building his not new but everything is well maintained and cared. Room is clean. The bathroom seems just renovated not long ago. Definitely recommend!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunbeam Motel was the best priced lodging in this area, and we were pleasantly surprised. The motel is small, but the room was very clean and looked as though it had been recently painted and re-done. The room we stayed in had two full beds, a very clean fridge and microwave and a really large bathroom. The towels were... More 

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cape town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reasonably priced for the area($52), and centrally located. Is on busy Monterey St but we closed the windows and used the Aircon so didn't hear the traffic. Room is small and clean, entirely adequate with fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Comfy bed and strong hot shower. Host was friendly and very helpful.

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The whole place is a bit funny, the rooms are nice but old and so is the reception! Nice location, easy to find. Breakfast is.... bear claws type. A brewery down the road so is restaurants. Would stay again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had booked online and silly me booked the wrong date (wrong day, wrong month) but Henry the man at the desk was very understanding and even remembered my name and where to find the booking. He honored the price and gave me a room upstairs as I had requested. We had a nice conversation about the local Firestone food... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was looking for an inexpensive place for my daughter and I to stay April 6 to do a tour at Cal Poly. Made a reservation. We got there around 10:30 pm. We were the last to arrive for the night. The owners were very prompt and efficient checking us in and got us some plastic utensils so we could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

At $50 a night this cute little motel is a very good bargain. Next time I would probably get a room further from the Main Street. people are nice and were helpful. I would stay here again. TripAdvisor got this place right. I like using this application it works well.

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Northern California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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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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