We stayed at The Garden Street Inn at the end of a two week roadtrip, en route back to San Francisco. We didn't have a reservation but the chap at the desk was really helpful booking us in and giving us directions to the carpark (the bnb doesn't have on street parking but they have a set up with the local multi storey carpark - ask when booking).
The Garden Street inn rooms each have a theme. Our room "Field of Dreams" had a baseball theme and the owners had really gone to town displaying memorabilia throughout the room and even in the en suite. It was a little ott for us but you have to admire their dedication. The Inn itself has a lovely homely feel, with a traditional feeling library/lounge downstairs and a huge sweeping staircase up to the rooms on the first floor and all the rooms have traditional key locks...no issues with cards that haven't been properly loaded.
We were a little concerned we'd find the room noisy having read some other reviews and seeing how close we were to the main street but we needn't have worried, the room was blissfully dark and quiet. That said, the bnb IS ideally located just off the main shopping street and close to a range of restaurants and bars.
We also didn't expect much in the way of breakfast having read reviews and also hearing the chef had been asked to leave the night before! Again, nothing to worry about the breakfast was delicious! Not bad seeing it was put together by (we're guessing) the proprietor who was also looking after other 8 guests.
The Inn is a bnb so don't stay expecting all the trappings of a fancy boutique hotel (although you may well still get them), its charming, quiet, well positioned and perfect for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Central California Coast, The Garden Street Inn is just steps from all the sights, sounds, shopping and history of vintage San Luis Obispo. This nostalgic college town surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling hills and coastal valleys is a short drive from Avila and Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and artistic Cambria. Golf, tennis, biking and hiking opportunities abound. The myriad local tourist attractions including world renowned vineyards and wineries, California Missions, Museums and Beaches, make SLO a wonderful choice for a vacation getaway.Classic decor reflects Victorian charm in the 9 guest rooms and 4 suites of this San Luis Obispo bed and breakfast inn - all with private baths, appointed with antiques, fireplaces or jacuzzi tubs and historical, cultural and personal memorabilia. The staff at the inn prepares a delicious breakfast each morning which is served in the McCaffrey Morning Room surrounded by original stained-glass windows.With spacious outside decks, a well-stocked Goldtree Library and well appointed Bed and Breakfast accommodations, our San Luis Obispo staff in residence is proud to host your intimate wedding, private event, romantic interlude or a relaxing getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Street Hotel San Luis Obispo