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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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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would give this 5 stars but I could not check in or print boarding passes on the hotel's business center computer. they have everything you need to do it, you just aren't allowed to. . it seems that the parental controls are not set to allow airline websites. this is what most travelers need, expecially business travelers.

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Amy S, 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, so we value your feedback. I am sorry to hear about the access on the business center. We recently refreshed our business center with new computers and printers. I will make... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this property is the staff. Very friendly and helpful. The location is close to many restaurants and attractions. I asked the front desk staff for suggestions on beaches and eateries and their suggestion were wonderful. The public area and computer access (printer, etc.) were nice and very accessible. I didn't use the pool but seemed to... More 

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

Dear Laura, 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, so we value your feedback. I am sorry to hear about the issues you had experienced with your room. We have taken note of these issues and are doing... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually stay at the Pelican Inn in Cambria, Ca., but this time i had a family wedding in San Luis Obispo an thought it would be easier to stay close to where the wedding was. Since i was unfamiliar of that area i called Pelican Inn an asked if they could recommend a hotel for me. An as usual... More 

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

Dear Betty, 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, so we value your feedback. I am so glad to hear that our friends at the Pelican Inn sent you our way. It's great to know that Jessica provided... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay in San Luis Obispo was relaxing. We liked the hotel overall and our room was very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. We used the laundry facility as well. Good to have that at the hotel, as opposed to having to go out. Breakfast was good. Overall, nice hotel - good experience. I would stay there again... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We here at the Holiday Inn Express pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. I am glad to hear you were able to enjoy your time here with us and all... More 

Jamestown, California
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing was we could not open the door to the room. After sliding the card in the lock, it turned green and we were unable, after several attempts to open the door. Finally, my husband shoved very hard and it opened. The same thing happened after leaving the room and coming back. The room was clean, but very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We here at the Holiday Inn Express pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We apologize for the issue with your room door. We have noted the problem and are making... More 

Capistrano Beach, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved everything about my stay at this hotel. The service was great...the breakfast was delicious...and my only regret is that I couldn't have stayed longer. I was unable to use the pool since I was in town for business, but it looked very refreshing. The rooms were clean and modern and I loved the use of FIRM and SOFT... More 

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

Thank you so much for providing feedback of your stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am so glad to hear your were able to enjoy the many comforts of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon (and hopefully you get to enjoy our pool!). Again, many thanks for your review, we appreciate... More 

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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is old but it says they are remodelating it, and it is true but anyway is old by the moment. They were all extremely nice. Breakfast was ok, I like to have more fruit options but It was ok anyway. Beds were perfect as usual in the holidays inn

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

Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am glad to hear that our staff was able to take good care of you and that you had a comfortable night's sleep in our beds. Again, Many thanks for choosing to stay with us, we hope to welcome you again soon. Regards, Amy... More 

Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight en route to San Francisco. The bed was very comfortable, place is a little run down, pool is a good size & clean, breakfast was ok but I have to say it is a little pricey for what it delivers. I wouldn't say it is a bad place but ok.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We here at the Holiday Inn Express pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We appreciate feedback from guests like yourself and would love the opportunity to have you as a... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value for our money. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast eggs and sausage were rather tasteless. 2nd floor ice maker lacked the grate under the spout, so no place to rest bucket. Replace machine.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We here at the Holiday Inn Express pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We apologize for the inconvenience you had experienced with the ice machine. We have noted the problem... More 

Lacey, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drains in both sink and tub were clogged and very slow draining. The tub filled up with dirty drain water while showering, and the sink did the same while brushing teeth. The breakfast was average also.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. We here at the Holiday Inn Express pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We apologize for the plumbing issues you had experienced in your room. We have noted the problem... More 

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