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Garden Street Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1212 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tempe, AZ
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151 reviews 151 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 separate visits to SLO, my husband & I decided we needed to stay there & make sure we did so when we could attend the Farmers Market. So I found the best location & had to find out if it could meet my special needs. A phone call confirmed they had one room on the first floor for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room and hotel are lovely the owners are so friendly and helpful, breakfast was fantastic. Only downside and this shouldn't put you off staying here, the car park is a short walk away. This stay was very pleasant.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. It is a great location, right in the heart of SLO. We felt it was a very good value. We stayed in the Ah Louise room. There were no suites availalbe when I made our reservations, but we did not spend a lot of time in the room so extra space... More

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GardenStreetInn, General Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have heard a lot about Scout coffee. I must try it soon. Thank you. John C. Spears General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
16 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I would say overall = good and wish, as somebody else said that I could give it 3and a half... The positives.... Location - very central. Cooked breakfast was lovely, once they recooked it... Quaint building with history and character and lovely antique furnishings... Friendly staff... Loved the peanut butter cookies hanging from our door knob when we got back... More

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San Diego
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21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We booked this Inn, sight unseen, because of its location. We wanted to stay downtown San Luis as we explored the general area. The charming old building opened up to a grand staircase and welcoming living room and dining room. The young woman at the business desk, Bri, was very gracious and helpful. We had selected the Amadeus room on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous experience from start to finish. This is a great value for the full package & I'll definitely be back. Stayed in the Dollie McKeen Suite & it was "quaint" & comfortable. Historical charm & extremely convenient location. Slept with windows open & heard some late night locals, but it is the "downtown"/neighborhood border. 5 minute walking distance... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a lovely old building in a perfect location to explore downtown SLO. We were able to get a room for one night on short notice. I like old buildings, and the common areas were very pretty, but my husband thought our room (Cocoon) needed some maintenance. He was reluctant to take a shower in the claw foot tub,... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We recently spent the weekend at the Garden Street Inn in San Luis. The Victorian house used to be an apartment building that was converted into a b and b. The inn offers many different room options. Ours had a separate sitting area with fire place. They do not offer afternoon wine and cheese like many other b and b's... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

First the good. The check in desk is in the back to the left a bit out of view but we found it pretty quick. The staff were very friendly and check in was a breeze. The common areas are beautiful and well maintained in the classical Victorian style of the Inn. The room was clean and the bed was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed at this B&B on a recommendation from a restaurant we ate in and I'm really glad we did, , after staying in a string of mundane motels this was a real luxury, its a very well restored victorian house and as a sucker for the small personal touches that make a place special and homely I really appreciated... More

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Address: 1212 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Street Inn 3*
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Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Central California Coast, The Garden Street Inn is just steps from all the sights, sounds, shopping and history of vintage San Luis Obispo. This nostalgic college town surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling hills and coastal valleys is a short drive from Avila and Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and artistic Cambria. Golf, tennis, biking and hiking opportunities abound. The myriad local tourist attractions including world renowned vineyards and wineries, California Missions, Museums and Beaches, make SLO a wonderful choice for a vacation getaway.Classic decor reflects Victorian charm in the 9 guest rooms and 4 suites of this San Luis Obispo bed and breakfast inn - all with private baths, appointed with antiques, fireplaces or jacuzzi tubs and historical, cultural and personal memorabilia. The staff at the inn prepares a delicious breakfast each morning which is served in the McCaffrey Morning Room surrounded by original stained-glass windows.With spacious outside decks, a well-stocked Goldtree Library and well appointed Bed and Breakfast accommodations, our San Luis Obispo staff in residence is proud to host your intimate wedding, private event, romantic interlude or a relaxing getaway. ... more   less 
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