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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

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1800 Monterey St., 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Thousand Oaks ,California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just love the HIE in SLO! The only thing we wish we had was a microwave in our room like the HIE. in Windsor, CA. Lauren is always fabulous! All the staff are so friendly and accommodating!! We will see you again soon! Thank you. Arline and Ron Clyburn

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

It is wonderful to read about your great experience here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. Lauren and our staff are great and I am so pleased they provided you excellent service. I apologize for not having a microwave in your room. It is something we are going to have in the year. But in the meantime, please... More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you stay ay Holiday Inn Express Hotels then you know the brand. The hotel is located conveniently off the freeway. It's clean and quiet. Staff was very, very good. We only stopped for a short 2 day stay,and would stay there again. Need to have a conference call for work and they placed me in their conference room. Didn't... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. James Davison General Manager More 

Salt Lake City, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in SLO in April to visit Hearst Castle - this location is near downtown and off freeway, dining within walking distance. Have stayed at Holiday Inn Express before and found them very comfortable - this location could use an upgrade. The supposed 24 hour coffee in the lobby was rarely hot and fresh in the late afternoon and never... More 

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

Thank you for your candid review. We apologize that your recent stay did not meet expectations with our coffee station and fitness room. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team so that we can continue to improve our services. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, so that we... More 

Isle of Wight
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much 'does what it says on the tin' clean, comfortable hotel with friendly staff. Located on the edge of town but walkable if you feel like stretching your legs (about 15 minutes). We had a upgraded suite room which had been recently refurbished. Very spacious and comfortable. No safe which is odd but tea, coffee making, iron and ironing... More 

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

I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I really enjoy our newly renovated suites as well and pleased you did too. We also have safety deposit boxes available 24 hours a day at our front desk for all our guests here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. We hope we get another opportunity to have you... More 

Central Coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends got married in SLO, and this was literally across the street from the venue, which made things really convenient. We were able to check in early, and the staff were all super friendly and nice. The hotel is really clean, updated, and has a gorgeous lobby. The free breakfast was the standard hotel breakfast food, but everything was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you comments. They will help us improve. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and wanted to let you know we are currently working on all doors adding new closers, thresholds, and weatherstripping to eliminate some of the issues you experienced. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. James... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed here on the 27th for our anniversary. We checked in and the girl at the front desk we very nice. Room was clean,beds comfy and the bathroom was clean as well. But the next morning, we went down stairs to go to the breakfast area and was rudely interrupted by an older lady. She kept... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize if you felt uncomfortable during your stay. Our staff is always trying to provide great service and we will share your feedback with our staff and make the necessary changes. We hope you choose to stay with us again, so we can show you our true level of service. Sincerely,... More 

Northern California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for five days and it turned out to be a great location both for work and for finding places to eat and things to do after work. The hotel is right on the outskirts of downtown SLO so we tried several area restaurants and they were all good (see Yelp for my suggestions). The Holiday Inn Express in... More 

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

Yes, the early morning power outage caught us all by surprise. But PG&E was able to fix the fallen lines somewhere near downtown due to the wind in just over an hour. I am pleased to see the outage didn't keep you from enjoying your stay with us. Carpet is the next item for us to update so watch for... More 

Northern California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed in several different hotels in the SLO area while visiting our Cal Poly student, and this was the best one yet even though the price was comparable or lower than others where we've stayed. The room seemed spacious and the furnishings were well thought out. The bed was very comfortable and there were no annoying noises so we... More 

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

We know you have a lot of choices for places to stay in SLO, and we are very thankful you chose us here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. We hope to see you again when visiting your Cal Poly student. Thank you for your wonderful review. James Davison General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from the front desk to the cleaning staff everyone was very kind and helpful,the room and the hotel was very clean, and the comp breakfast had a very good variety, a special thanks to Alex at the front desk

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

We are please you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be 'kind and helpful" here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. We will make sure Alex sees your kind comments. I know she will appreciate your words. We look forward to your next visit. James Davison General Manager More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in this hotel with other colleagues for business and location is very convenient for the purpose of our trip. The hotel is very clean, welcoming, and facade is very relaxing. Management is continuously improving the hotel to cater to its customers. All requests I've made from number of beds ( I always like same room), microwave/ fridge,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy to see you when you are staying for business here at the Holiday In Express San Luis Obispo. We will have your table in the sunlight waiting for your next visit with us. James Davison General Manager More 

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