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“I don't see the problem?” 3 of 5 stars
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Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles
1 review
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“I don't see the problem?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I don't understand what everyone is complaining about.

My brother and I stayed here last week and it was great. There were problems, as mentioned, but some people really need to lighten up. I had a good laugh reading someone's description of the Rodeway as a "third world experience". Pretty awesome. It was worth the price I paid and I had a very relaxing night there. Some people need to travel outside of "Amarricaaaa" for some real world context and perspective.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Walnut Creek, California
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Expensive - over $100 with tax. Grungy! Holey drapes. Rough thin sheets. Thin pillows, and don't look under the pillowcase. Hard mattress. The blanket should have been thrown away years ago. Oddly, furniture looked new. Guests need nice bedding and mattress; cleanliness, Owners should sleep overnight in a room. It's a dump. Stay away! Choice Hotels should be ashamed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hurst,Texas.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

This hotel is located in one of the best part of Ca was horrible at its best. Nothing deserves more than one star or less. I will never recommend it to anyone. Poorly maintained, missing items in breakfast, clogged up sink and bath tub, dirty carpet, no one to answer service call except owners daughter, next day morning no one on desk to listen to my complain(just drop the key and get out).

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Duarte, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Lousy value on a Cal Poly activity weekend. We booked 2 nites and left after one.

The room was simply dirty and had a foul smell, black smudges on the bathroom door, rust stains, cracked paint, filthy grout, mystery smears, and cigarette burns. Wife's pillow case was stenciled with "Cottage Hospital", blanket appeared to be WWII Russian surplus made of steel wool. Bare bulbs on a rusting base in bathroom, hook torn off door, shower curtain had mysterious drips and mildew, filthy window sills, hair stuck to walls. Thrift store furniture artfully disguised with dust and lint rolls, cracks and gaps in the ceiling plaster, and the front door would not consistently stay closed or unlock. Armchair had filthy upholstery and a staple on the back cut my finger.

Air conditioner worked well, HBO was so snowy it was unwatchable, and as soon as we accessed the free wifi we were attacked repeated with viruses. "Free Breakfast" was Svenhard Danish in cellophane, reconsistitued orange juice and coffee. You could see the remains of the pool poking through the gravel in a weed-choked lot next to the office.

Other than that it was nice!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

First you're hit by the smell... our "non-smoking" room was probably converted right before we got there because the cloying scent of whatever they used to mask the smell gave us all headaches.

Then you notice the walls... dirty, tape coming off ceiling, dust, cracks, molding dusty, yuck!

Smoke detector doesn't have batteries- I am writing from the room and hope we make it out alive... and did I mention we paid $100 per nite plus tax because this is CalPoly open house?

You can hear every bed creak from the room above... ewww...

Beds are hard, bath towels are like hand towels heating system is noisy, and they don't even change the cheap soap or shampoo every day... plus, I swear my nice hairspray disappeared.

If we could find any place else we would, but we are trapped... don't make the same mistake.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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130 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

This was the first hotel I got to after an eleven hour drive. Friendly and helpful lady on reception who gave me a discount. I wasn't expecting the Ritz but nor was I expecting a scene from CSI which is unfortunately what I got. I slept in my sleeping bag liner as the sheets had a funny smell. The front door felt loose so I put a chair up against it for security.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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siena
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I am a very seasoned traveler so this is not the review of a sheltered shut-in. The hotel is terrible in all ways. Very very dated, very dirty, very poorly decorated, very skeevy, very gross. Yes there is free wifi and a continental breakfast served on a filthy shelf in the tiny and filthy office. The rooms are filth, and will have you afraid of touching anything. The lights have wires hanging out and the doors lock but do not seal leaving a space through which people can see in or out. The fridge is covered in sticky dirt and the carpet has a film over it. Spend a few dollars and stay at the Ramada directly across the street or you will regret it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
San Luis Obispo Rodeway Inn

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