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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #13 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Andrew C Portland, Oregon
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our overnight stay en route to Cambria was wonderful. The front desk staff was more than accomodating in allowing us to check in early. The room was quiet and clean so we were able to get a good night sleep, have a tasty breakfast and be on our way.

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here this past weekend and was rather disappointed. I requested an early check in time as I had an event to attend at 3pm and needed the time to shower and dress. I called to confirm my early check in time and was guaranteed my room would be ready on my arrival. It wasn't. Though the staff and... More

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Amy S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, While I am happy to hear that my staff greeted you pleasantly, I am disappointed that we were unable to accommodate your early check-in request. We realize that guests often have important events to attend and we make every effort to have a clean room ready for them upon their arrival. I also apologize for the unexpected maintenance... More

Durango, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent several nights here last spring. Good location, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating (which was good as we had to call upon them several times) but the place is simply too high priced for a hotel of this age. As is often the case, HIE took over after another national outfit ran the place for some years.... More

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Amy S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear John_Bones3, Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We appreciate your feedback as a Senior Contributor. I am very glad to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your needs during your past stay. I am sorry you experienced some problems in your room. We are currently undergoing a major... More

Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It's nice to stay in a place where you know what to expect, and after being caught without a reservation on a busy Saturday night, we were glad to get a room in a clean and nice place, with a good breakfast included. My one big complaint is the price! We feel that $200 for one night is overpriced by... More

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Amy S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear Niki, Thanks for your feedback on the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your clean room and our breakfast too! Our weekends do book up fast, so for the best rates we do recommend making reservations in advance. Kind Regards, Amy Swink Assistant General Manager More

Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed here for a school field trip to SLO area. Let me begin by saying that any property which can handle the invasion of 41 high school juniors without a hitch deserves my highest recommendation. That being said, the property is clearly beginning to show its age. The exterior looks rather dated, but refurbishment inside, especially in public areas like... More

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Amy S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am pleased to hear that our staff handled your group with ease. We really enjoy having such well-behaved groups like yours stay at our hotel. I am glad that you were able you enjoyed our pool area and breakfast facilities. We are currently going through... More

Santa Rosa CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Here in town again for another class at CSTI and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for the Government rate. Rooms are average to above average with a hot breakfast. Starting to show their age! Staff are friendly and courteous. Restaurants and bars are across the street and more well within walking distance. Nice for the price but next time... More

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Tallebudgera, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed here while driving south on Highway 1. We loved the room, we were upgraded to huge suite, and can't complain! There was a great girl on the desk who was so friendly. When passing through we will always stay here.

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Murrieta, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Holiday inn is my preferred chain of hotels but this location is just ok. Although updated it is a bit run down. Walls have water damage in several locations in my room. Not worth the higher rates because it's SLO. I'd rather stay in Santa Maria Holiday inn.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear cgroll, Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We always try our best to ensure we meet our guests needs and expectations and on this occasion we apologize for your disappointment with the room condition. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. While we... More

La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I ask a member for help with my toilet I believe his name was Dave or David and he came in quick fixed the problem, very kind and left the bathroom looking clean then when I got there, wonderful man. The room was great but the sheets had hair on them.

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HIXSLOGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear Kelly0123, Thank you for your review of our hotel on tripadvisor.com and I appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. Yes, Dave is a wonderful associate and we are so happy to have him here with us. Be assured that I will pass on your comments to him on a job well done! Please feel free... More

Thousand Oaks, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed one night at Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo over winter break 2013. Pre-booked and pre-paid for two double rooms. Have stayed at HIE in other cities before. This was our first SLO experience. Pros: Great front desk staff. Mitchell was super accommodating as well as a great concierge -- gave us great tips on dining downtown. He... More

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HIXSLOGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on tripadvisor.com, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. We are in the process on putting some finishing touches on our renovations plans at our hotel and hope real soon to announce that we are underway. Please visit our website for more details and would love to see you once our... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo Hotel San Luis Obispo
Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo Hotel
Holiday Inn San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Holiday Inn
Address: 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please Be Advised: Hotel Under Renovation. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel at San Luis Obispo is the area's closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our hotel offers a relaxing getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home! Enjoy our complimentary deluxe full American breakfast. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating. Come hop the trolley this Thursday to our weekly, regionally-famed, Farmer's Market. You will find an extensive selection of fresh produce, BBQ & live music! ... more   less 
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