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Los Padres Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1575 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With all the basics and beyond (from microwave, refrigerator, wifi, and parking) for under $100, it is hard to criticize this little oasis. I have been staying here ever since I discovered it more than five years ago. The same Indian family has been in charge, and always ingratiating. it is a short walk to the downtown hub, where you... More

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a down to earth gal & loved staying here! These old adobe style, courtyard, carport motels are disappearing, like an iconic part of the American culture and being replaced by big chain hotels. Staying here felt like traveling back in time. First off, I can't help but to notice an interesting assortment of mixed reviews here. Fact 1: Hotels... More

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San Diego
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It takes a lot for me to write a review, but I felt compelled to do it this time. I made my reservation through the hotel's own website, and received a confirmation e-mail. Upon arrival, we were told that they didn't have our reservation. After some stressful debate, the manager booked us into a 1 star motel across the street,... More

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Chico, California
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We all think it is a very nice place , nothing extremely fancy but clean and comfy and less than $100 for the night, very worth the cost and would stay here again if ever back in this area . If your looking for a nice place to rest than I we recommend the place for you

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our room had dirty cushions on the chairs, mold on the shower door, paint peeling off the wall in the bathroom and a badly worn heater grill. I would recommend you not stay there. It's worth about $50 a night, not $200. Please tell your friends. The bed was hard as a rock.

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the worst most overpriced motel we have ever stayed in. Over $200 for a small, old, dingy room with a creaky bed, no A/C, noisy fan, falling apart shower and slow internet speed. It may be worth more like $95.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were visiting for only one night. The motel is authentic, and located in a lovely area, close to several restaurants, cafes and city downtown. Smoking is allowed in the middle of the parking area, with nice table & bench setting (other places will send you outside the premises to smoke). The room was basic, but clean and nice and... More

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Los Angeles
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Living a bit of a gypsy lifestyle I was in need of a place to call home for a few days.Traveling solo this space is safe, clean, affordable, family owned & operated, and conveniently located to downtown San Louis Obispo and the 101. I will stay here again for sure.

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Danville, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable hotel in SLO , this is a good choice. Rooms are clean, bed is comfortable and the hotel is easy to find. There is even a coffee shop adjacent to Los Padres to help you jumpstart your day's adventures. I've stayed here twice and will stay again!

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San Francisco, California
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I think a lot of the negative reviews stem from people who paid high prices on some "special" Cal Poly weekend and/or who are used to more Four-Seasons-y accomodation. I use tripadvisor a lot to find basic, non-chain motels and hotels when I am road-tripping. For that purpose, this place was great. I stayed here for one night when there... More

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Address: 1575 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Los Padres Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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