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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 #10 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Will stay here again in the future. Comfortable room close enough to enjoy the beach.without the hassle of staying on the beach. We were on vacation from Denver, heading for Silicon Valley to visit Google. Great resting place.

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

As a resident of San Luis Obispo myself, it is wonderful just being a 10 minute drive to the beach but still getting to enjoy the "SLO" life. We are pleased you got to have a little of the same experience we treasure. Thank you from all of us for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a treat to stay here. Nicely appointed rooms, excellent friendly service that goes above and beyond expectations, and easy access to downtown without being too close to anything noisy. Shout outs to the AGM, Amy and the FOM, Lauren. Didn't get I meet the GM but he seems to be doing a fantastic job. Thanks!

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

We do have a wonderful staff. Thank you for your kind remarks about them. I will definitely share your review with them. I am also happy to hear you liked our rooms. We recently renovated them and everyone is very excited about the new look of our rooms. We appreciate your comments and we hope to have you as our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent front lobby staff, Alex was professional and friendly, room upgrade to 3rd floor suite, room recently updated, very welcoming, very comfortable, would recommend this location. Randy Thompson

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

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the newly remodeled look of our rooms. We are very excited about how they look now. Also Alex is always great with our guests and I will be honored to share your comments with her. We look foward to seeing you again soon and checking out some of our other renovated rooms.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times with our dog Max. They recently remodeled the rooms and the beds are very comfortable. The staff is fantastic. They really make you feel welcomed, especially when traveling with your pooch! We stayed in room 112 which was convenient to the exit to walk the dog, but a bit noisy since its near the ice... More

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

Dear JandMHWD, Thank you so much for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am so glad to hear you and Max had a nice time in our newly remodeled rooms! I am sorry to hear about the noise you had experienced. Next time you are here with us, we will try to get... More

Imperial, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is older and small, but staff were very helpful. Rooms are older, but clean and well maintained. Hotel is in need of a remodel in the NEAR future. Very close to Downtown SLO Trolley stops just in front of the hotel to take you downtown. A little Steep in pricing for what you get. Would RX Ebassy suites... 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. Not sure when you stayed with us be we just completed a renovation/refresh of all our guests’ rooms. They all have new beds, furniture, wall vinyl, art, as well as brand new bathrooms. We are very excited about the new look of our rooms and know that you will be. We hope we get a... More

Camarillo, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is exceptionally good. It is very well-managed property and a great place to stay if you are in town for business. My only complaint is their coffee. It is of poor qualify. A hotel of its caliber should be serving Starbucks or Peet's.

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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 and for your comments regarding our coffee. We are actually looking into switching it soon. We want to provide our guests with the best of amenities and coffee is right there at the top of the list. We hope to see you again soon and hopefully we can provide you with a... More

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very nice-newly renovated, very clean and in a great location. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. Staff very friendly! Cookies were at the front desk which was a nice treat! The breakfast was good with a variety of cereals, breads, eggs etc. I was really impressed with this hotel and would stay in a heartbeat!

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

Thank you for your “Great Night!” review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. We will have fresh baked cookies ready for your return trip. We hope to see you again soon. James Davison General Manager More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I checked in early around 2:30 in the afternoon. The front desk clerk was very helpful and courtesy. He told me he only had 2 rooms available. So I took the first room he offered which was room 101. I booked the room for 2 nights. He failed to tell me that it was the one of the worst rooms... More

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

From all of us at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo, thank you for completing our survey. We truly appreciate your feedback. It will help us improve. We are sorry to hear about the noise issue you experienced with your room. I am glad our staff was helpful and responsive to you. I will definitely take a look... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Probably the best Holiday Express Inn we have used whilst touring in California. Excellent welcome from all reception staff but especially Alex who should be awarded 'employee of the month' status for her immediate help and assistance in finding First Aid supplies for a minor injury. The hotel has been refurbished and the quality of the furnishings, decoration and furniture... More

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

Thank you for your "Exceptionally Good" review. From all of us here at the Holiday Inn Express, we truly appreciate your time to review us. I will let Alex know of her unofficial status of employee of the month. She will be very happy to hear about this review. We look forward to having you as our guest again in... More

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

ok, It is a Holiday Inn Express, Why the almost $400 per night per room? Price gouging to the extreme! Normally this place is a $129 a night. This " family chain" takes advantage of a family event. Never again!

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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 appreciate and learn from each of our guests. We understand your concern about our rates on certain high-demand weekends. Cal Poly graduation weekend is one of those weekends and our rates are actually lower than most of the hotels in this area. We pride ourselves in offering competitive prices and giving... 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*
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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 #10 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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