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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

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950 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nothing fancy but the place is well maintained, service is friendly, and the location is great, just off the highway. It's certainly not something that stands out as a 4 or 5 star place but if you are looking for a budget hotel it's quite nice and worth a look if you are passing through SLO. Free wi fi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed accommodations for few days and after checking around for a clean and quiet hotel with the best rates, this was it. There were several on this street but this one was the cheapest and had the cleanest more up dated rooms. It was a short drive to attractions, the coastal views and the restaurants. Breakfast was limited to... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you just want a place to crash for the night at least cost, this place will be OK. Got it through Expedia for $90. Clean and most everything you need, microwave, coffee pot, small frig, iron board, iron, free wifi, adequate towels, etc. Off the beaten path so noise in minimal. Several places to eat within a block. Cowgirl... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Reasonable price and good location . Easy off & on 101 freeway. Room was a little dated but overall clean. Old TV set, not too good of a picture. Window screen in bathroom torn. Noisy air conditioner. Bed was comfortable and linens clean. Wifi included, ask at desk for password. Wifi signal good and fast enough for causal web browsing.... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Other hotels charge extra for children above 12 years and this does not. I walked through adjacent hotels and looked at their rooms and Americas Best Value Inn is my best choice! Neat, spacious and no obnoxious cigarette smell. Located walking distance from Creole & Japanese restaurants, Taco Bell & Jack in the Box. Our 2 teenage boys were happy!... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

...excluding rude Mexican female receptionist and wifi which needs serious reconfig or nerd attention. Like so many other places in this price category, breakfast is a joke especially since it is called "continental breakfast". Good thou that one can make own coffee at own room with provided coffee machine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I booked a room online on Saturday for a stay on Sunday the charge was $81.07 pre-paid thinking it was a discounted rate. When I arrived to check in, they were going to charge me $59. I let them know I had booked online and asked why the price was different for the same room. He said there's fees associated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Called Thursday @5pm for that night; got a single room, queen bed, 55 dollars. Right off US101 but surprisingly quiet and nice neighborhood. Shows its age a bit but an OK place. Nice bathroom and shower, good towels, lots of horizontal space (desk, dresser, table, two night stands) microwave and small fridge (I used neither). One chair seat was quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My friend and I took a road trip down the coast and stopped here along the way. The more recent reviews are correct-- the inn looks a little rough from the outside but everything has been remodeled on the inside. Our room had a fresh scent when we walked in and was clean and modern. The front desk clerk was... More 

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Ventura, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

On Wednesday night, I booked a room online for Friday night, then I canceled it online 6 minutes later. I called the hotel to make sure it was canceled and they told me they would still charge my credit card $139.99 because I canceled within 48 hours of the reservation. They said it was their policy and I should have... More 

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