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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed at The Garden Street Inn at the end of a two week roadtrip, en route back to San Francisco. We didn't have a reservation but the chap at the desk was really helpful booking us in and giving us directions to the carpark (the bnb doesn't have on street parking but they have a set up with the... More

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Thousand Oaks
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I recently stayed at the Garden Street Inn on a business trip passing through the city. I called for a last minute reservation and the reception not only upgraded my room to a suite at no charge but also gave me a discount when she found out I had to leave prior to breakfast. A quaint bed and breakfast in... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We just spent 3 days in the Garden Street Inn, which is just as charming as on the website and in photos. The location within walking distance of downtown SLO is why we chose it. Our 1st floor room was spacious & clean, however it's time to clean and plump up the "tired" sofa. Innkeeper John was helpful, efficient and... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We made all of our friends jealous finding this lovely inn! We were wedding guests in the area and by far had the best accommodations. Very clean and close to all the main restaurants and bars. Wish we would have booked an extra day in advance as they were already sold out. We will definitely stay there again in the... More

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Also Known As:
Garden Street Hotel
Garden Street Hotel San Luis Obispo
Address: 1212 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Street Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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