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Sunbeam Motel

1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014
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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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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
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
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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Orange County, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I stayed here one night on a roadtrip I took toward the end of Oct. 2013. These are basic motel accomodations. Plus: there is a small refrigerator and a small microwave in the room (I was in room 7), in addition to the standard coffee maker and hair dryer. Staff was very friendly, even giving me some tokens for the... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Motel is 15-20 mins stroll from the centre of town and has FREE WIFI! Check in is in a tiny room at the front of the motel - it was quick, however. Parking is free and ourside the rooms. We had room 12 on the ground floor at the rear of the motel - room was quite large with 2... More

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Fresno, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was helped be a friendly manager to check in. We were downstairs at the back in room 12. It had all the basics and seemed clean. Fridge, microwave, hairdrier, flat tv, coffee maker, two queen beds and room for our bikes. Nothing really wrong with the place, it just felt like the last update was in the 80's. But,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here on a road trip on October 1, 2013. Very easy to find, quaint, clean, nothing fancy and very inexpensive. Walking distance to downtown. Very friendly staff. This motel is a great value for what you are spending. We are very happy and would definitely stay here again!!

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Porto, Portugal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It was the cheapest hotel I've stayed on my californian trip. However, it was also the most uncomfortable (and I stayed in a lot of motels). Room was dim, carpets and heavy curtains gave it a really dusty feel (I can't really say it was dirty, but for me it felt uncomfortable), furniture was dated. Owners were very friendly, I'll... 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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