We stayed here for three nights over New Years weekend - in a King/Fireplace room in the Plantation house. Staff was very helpful when calling to make reservations, and matched the lowest price I had found online for the type of room we wanted.
The room was appointed quite nicely, with its soft yellow paint, crown moulding, plantation shutters, and not-totally uninteresting artwork. The king bed was very comfortable, the gas fireplace made the room quite cozy, the large flat-screen TV and DVD player were fun to have, as we brought several movies with us.
The bathroom was nice and big, with two pedestal sinks and a nice-sized shower. Bathrobes were provided ($85 each if you wanna take 'em home with you!).
We had a lovely view of the creek running along the back of the lodge. As this was one of the wettest New Years' in quite awhile, we were treated to the relaxing sounds of the creek going from a mere trickle on our first night to a fun roar towards the end of our stay.
The complimentary breakfast near the main office was nice: bagels and toast, cereal, quiche, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, juices - among other things. I could have done with a bit more fresh fruit.
The lodge is close to the 101, and you're only a half-hour away from the Central Coast and Morro Bay. I suggest taking a day to venture up Highway 1. Among the coast's highlights are Morro Bay Rock, the famous elephant seals, Moonstone Beach in Cambria, Hearst Castle, and the various views afforded you once you get into the really windy part of the road. We stopped at the Ragged Point Inn for a stroll around the lush cliffside grounds, and had a wonderful lunch (with wonderful views) at the restaurant there.
The only caveats at San Luis Creek Lodge: the parking is not abundant, and we found ourselves having to park at the very front of the property and walk (in the pouring rain) all the way to the back of the property. But there's not much to be done about this. And the mini-fridge in our particular room happened to be running quite loudly.
All-in-all, the San Luis Creek Lodge provided us with the perfect setting for a nice, private, relaxing and romantic New Years weekend - at a reasonable cost. I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Luis Obispo's newest hotel ideally located close to charming downtown San Luis Obispo, 5 minutes from Cal Poly, and just 1 hour to Hearst Castle. Luxury spacious rooms feature premium furnishings, luxury upholstery, top-of-the-line bedding and dual pedestal sink bathrooms with imported tile. Extended Continental breakfast with delicious pastries, different breads, bagels and English muffins to toast, hot fresh oatmeal, scrambled eggs upon request and more, large flat-screen Sony televisions and DVD players. There are complimentary DVD rentals located in the Front Office. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Luis Creek Hotel San Luis Obispo
- San Luis Creek Obispo