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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here while getting my son set up at Cal-Poly. Great location to just walk to the campus when the traffic was bad. I used the laundry and that was a bonus. Beds were clean and comfy, front desk people were very nice. The breakfast had many choices and a nice big room to enjoy it in. Tried the hot... More

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Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a quick stopover during our drive down the California coast. Nice hotel - nothing fancy - great staff. They recommended a great pub for dinner across the street - one of the best meals of our trip!

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

We are happy you picked us for a cozy rest on your long drive. The restaurant across the street is one of my favorites too. Hopefully we will see you on your trip back. Thank you for reviewing us. James Davison General Manager More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a good place to stay while visiting cal poly. it is very clean and convenient to downtown shops and restaurants. nothing fancy but newer than many places to stay in town. there was a party going on behind the hotel and we could hear it with the window open.

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

Cal Poly is less than a ½ mile away which makes us a great location when visiting the campus. Also with downtown just a ½ mile the other direction, it is very convenient to get to either location. It sounds like the neighbors were celebrating the return of the Cal Poly students. Fortunately any of our neighbors are quite a... More

Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normal large hotel/motel room, but expensive. Old SLO Shuttle for $1 to downtown well worth a trip and a couple of days walking around. Or walk for 15 minutes. Pub across the road one of the best in SLO with deadly beer of 9% alcohol by volume, be warned.Well worth a w/e in this oasis on 101.

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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 appreciate you taking the time to share your weekend getaway with the world. We look forward to having you as our guest again. James Davison General Manager More

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a newer property, so everything is still shiny. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable (my girlfriend thought the bed was too firm, but I thought it was just right). Downtown San Luis Obispo is about six (?) blocks from here, so be prepared for at least a 10-minute walk to the Stonefire Grill on Higuera Street.

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

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. A trip to SLO in not complete without a tri-tip sandwich from Firestone Grill. One of my favorites. James Davison General Manager More

California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here, all the front desk staff were wonderful. We were in town for a wedding (great day, Samantha Wait) and it was even better than great being treated like a special guest by the hotel. Pool area was nice and clean and the breakfast was better than most. Will definitely return if we are in the... More

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

Thank you for your recent review for the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am so happy to hear that our staff was able to provide you with such outstanding service. It sounds like that you were able to enjoy our pool and breakfast accomodations too. I hope you had a memorable wedding weekend and we hope to... More

Whittier, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with 2 of our grandchildren. A little getaway before they start school. We travel quite a bit and we knew that staying at a Holiday Inn Express would give us simple no frills accommodations. The room was very plain, but sufficient for our stay. Beds were comfortable and I did like the... 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. As a father of two little girls, I know how a pool can be a big hit with children and parents alike. I am happy to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy this amenity. But I am disappointed that we fell short of your expectations with breakfast. Please contact me so that I... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a straight forward hotel, without any fancy touches. Clean, quiet, in the neighborghood of most other hotels. For me not at a walking distance fron the city downtown. If you look for a simple place to spend the night, this could work, as it did for me and my family of five.

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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 look forward to your next stay with us and allow us to provide the best possible service and comfort to you and your family. James Davison General Manager More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although this was fine for the single night I stayed it felt very cheap. Also, I had booked a king bed and was given a queen. Finally the workout room was not sufficiently air conditioned so I had to cut my workout short. Very disappointing!

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James D, General 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 issues with the bedding of your room and your experience with the fitness... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've come to this HI Express for several years and have never been disappointed. The rooms are quiet and clean. Appliances (TV, coffee, air conditioning/hearing, wifi) have never been out of order, and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast offers a nice array of choices in a spacious room.

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

Thank you for your years of return visits. We greatly appreciate it. We pride ourselves on our clean, comfortable, and well appointed rooms and we will work hard everyday to make sure you will always have a great stay. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit with us. James Davison General Manager More

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Address: 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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