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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

2.5 of 5 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is very close to the dorms at Cal Poly. Just down the street. Very convenient while visiting our son who is a student there. The room was very clean and comfortable. Sleep quality was very good, and the staff was exceptional.....very friendly and efficient. Will stay here again.

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

Dear Bjk200, Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's great know that our staff was able to take such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you again while your son continues his education at Cal Poly.... More 

Grass Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a nice clean hotel with friendly capable staff but there are certain disability issues. The ADA room is a double bed and a sofa bed. I (I have mobility disabilities and use a walker) travel with friends and I will not ask them to sleep on a sofa bed and I certainly won't. Too bad they don't have... 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 you wonderful suggestions regarding our ADA rooms. We will definitely take them into consideration and are planning on making continuing improvements to those rooms with additional lighting and door openers. We are also planning on renovating our pool area in 2015 and look forward to the changes to the fence, gates, entrances and pool furniture.... More 

San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very good hotel for a business trip. Clean and recently remodeled rooms. Stayed there for one night on business. Meetings were held in one of the hotel conference rooms. Breakfast was complete, warm and delicious. I noticed that the hotel is much cleaner than a year ago when I last stayed. Very convenient to the university so a great location... More 

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

Thank you for choosing us for your corporate travel. We hope to be your preferred place to stay while working or playing. Thank you for your review. James Davison General Manager More 

Bristol, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed here for 2 days while touring, and specifically looked for a Holiday Inn Express at this stage of our holiday as we knew what level of quality, service and facilities to expect. We weren't disappointed. Easy to find (when driving) and in a quiet area, parking easy, great meet at check-in and excellent greeting whenever we passed Reception.... More 

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

Thank your for your review and comments. I am happy to hear your were pleased with our newly refreshed rooms. We are looking into upgrading our pool area and elevators in 2015. We are excited about the changes and know that you will be too. Thank you again! James Davison General Manager More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here on 23rd September 2014, we where driving on the PCH from Carmel to Santa Monica. The hotel is very clean and is conveniently located with a very good pub and restaurant directly over the road called Pappy McGregors Irish Pub. The rooms are large and spacious and very clean, the hotel staff where pleasant and very helpful... More 

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

Thank you for making us a part of your trip down the Pacifica Coast Highway. We make a great place to relax, recharge, and refuel your bodies on a long road trip along the coast. We hope to see you on your next fun road trip through California. James Davison General Manager More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

With Cal Poly just down the street, it is very convient to get to campus very quickly. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you when you come back to visit your son or pick him up for the winter and summer breaks at Cal Poly. James Davison General Manager More 

Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 

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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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