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Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo

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1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just from San Francisco where we had a tiny cramped room at another chain. My husband is a Marriott elite member and we received an upgraded room/suite. We LOVED it. Nice and spacious, but it initially smelled of body odor when we first walked in...unusual, but not a deal breaker. The beds were awesome...and it had a microwave and... More 

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Scott C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Big Sky is a great place to enjoy breakfast off property as is our restaurant onsite where you can come and enjoy an expansive buffet and have a fresh omelette made to order. We are looking forward to a full renovation this fall where we will also convert our hotel restaurant to the Courtyard Bistro... More 

Simi Valley, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely. They had a free wine tasting on Friday night when my friend and I arrived. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. The hotel is close to the freeway but not close enough to hear the traffic noise. Also it was close enough to the downtown San Luis Obispo. The staff was very inviting and professional. I... More 

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Scott C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback in regards to your stay with us! We are happy to be in such a great location with views of the rolling hills and horses that roam the fields and are even looking forward to an upcoming full lobby and guest room renovation that will make this hotel even more... More 

Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might worry that you're too close to the busy highway leading into town -- after all, this is next to a Motel 6. but never fear -- it's set back a bit and accessed from the back, which looks out at a lovely hill and fields (we saw horses gamboling in the sun as we arrived. We asked for... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with the Courtyard. Check out our great value rates and dates in late fall. We are also preparing for a full renovation of our sleeping rooms, lobby and Bistro beginning November 1, 2015. Hope to see you back! More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here during a busy night. The reception staff did admirably and got us quickly checked in. Room size was to Courtyard standard, clean and everything in working order. So, really nothing to write home about other than that I thought it was expensive. The double room set us back $315 (incl. tax), which I found a stretch for... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with the Courtyard. Check out our great value rates and dates in late fall. We are also preparing for a full renovation of our sleeping rooms, lobby and Bistro beginning November 1, 2015. More 

San Francisco
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144 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel, located right off the freeway, is a good place to explore the region or use as an overnight stop when traveling along the coast. It is ten minutes to downtown San Luis Obispo for restaurants and strolling. About a mile away is a shopping mall with Costco, including gas, BevMo, Whole,Foods, etc. The rooms are spacious and include... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are starting a renovation of our sleeping rooms, lobby and adding a new Bistro beginning November 1, 2015! Check out our value weekends in the late fall! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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99 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is just off Rt 101 @ the 200 mile marker. The hotel is clean, comfortable and quiet. Everyone on staff was friendly, courteous, helpful and professional. The room was clean, spacious (a king with a sleep sofa) and well appointed. The TV was just okay though. Just a hope, skip and a jump NB on Rt. 101 to... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Courtyard! Check us out in January after our full renovation! More 

Boston, MA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on the road and using points for a free stay here, and so were pleasantly surprised to find this was a comfortable hotel with a great jacuzzi. For many years I've been either a silver or gold level Marriott Rewards member, and have never received an upgrade to a nicer room even though that's supposedly one of the... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try whenever we can to book a Marriott brand of hotel when travelling, as standards are usually high, but unfortunately the Courtyard at San Luis Obispo dropped the ball on a recent stay with my family. We were initially allocated a room with an awful smell but this was quickly resolved by the check in staff by giving us... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your candor, we would love to speak with your direct regarding your stay. Great news, we will be fulling renovating our lobby, sleeping rooms and bistro. More 

Curacao
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night on our PCH road trip. Its a nice hotel, the breakfast smelled good, but we didn't try it, left early next day. But might need to go back just to try it. Hotel is first one you'll find when coming from the south.

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We will be renovation our sleeping rooms, lobby and adding a new Bistro beginning November 1, 2015. Hope to see you back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience here! Stacie was so patient dealing with me on the phone back and forth trying to figure out the best room for my family! I absolutely loved how friendly Stacie was and her smile! She's so personable! Upon checkin she was so friendly and was helpful with suggestions of places and things to do! We... More 

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Redhead2005, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you! Come back and see our new renovation beginning Nov 1, we will have a new lobby, new Bistro and new sleeping rooms soon! More 

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