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“Best hotel in SLO” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quality Suites San Luis Obispo

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Quality Suites San Luis Obispo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401   |  
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Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Stavanger
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best hotel in SLO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Rooms are a bit dated as far as decor, but they are clean. staff is great, and there is a free wine/beer happy hour every evening. Wonderful ambience, good pool, close to Cal Poly and the Performing Arts Center. I always stay here!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your stay on tripadvisor. I was delighted to see that you “always stay here” and find us to be the “best hotel in SLO” We have many guests that become like family because they visit us often. It was great to read that you found the ambiance at our hotel to be wonderful.

We look forward to seeing you again the next time you were able to visit.

Thank you,

George Newland
Owner/General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Managed to get a room last minute at a good rate on a roadtrip from San Diego to SF, SLO seemed a good place to stop over midway. After checking some of the other hotels in the Monterey St area this hotel ended up being a good shout. Spacious suite rooms of a good standard, there was also a complementary beverage (wine/beer) between 5pm and 7pm with a poolside bbq (very low prices).

I would stay here again if I am visiting the SLO area, just try and get a good rate!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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15 hotel reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I wasn't originally thrilled with the $200/night price tag for this hotel but since it was #1 on Trip Advisor, it's probably worth it. The rooms are all suites, true, so you get a separate living room area which is always nice. But -- they are sadly decorated with outdated furnishings and fake oak wood veneer. Really lacking on the charm there. That aside though, you do get free parking, free wi-fi and a great breakfast each morning plus free beer and wine at happy hour. They also fire up the grill during happy hour and have very good food offerings off the grill for $3-$5 and a nice patio setting. If you take advantage of those things, the price is justified. If you don't think you will, then shop around for something with more character because this is a classic old school Holiday Inn style room and decor. I would stay here again, but not without checking around a little more first to see if there's maybe a cute bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you for providing a review of our hotel on tripadvisor. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. It was nice to read that you feel that “you get a lot for your money" when staying at our hotel. We do our best to provide all of the amenities that our guests tell us are important to them. Our guests appreciate that they are not charged extra fees for the many services that we provide. We are constantly renovating our property so the next time you are able to visit you should notice the improvements that we have made.

We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are able to visit SLO.

Thank you,

George Newland
Owner/Manager
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aqlollipop
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Once again trip advisor came through for us with a great hotel. My family of 4 stayed here over spring break in a King suite. The room was small, but clean and suited our purposes. Even better, the free made to order breakfast was very well done, with the morning flow of guests well managed, even on busy days/times. We all enjoyed the food. We also had a nice time at the evening happy hour. The coolest feature was their DVD rental library, we were able to select a DVD to watch on the DVD player in the room, the rental was free. They didn't have a huge selection, but we found something family-friendly that none of us had seen and it made for a nice evening.

The pool looked nice, but it was chilly during our stay and we did not try it out. Overall, an excellent stay, and we would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Thank you for providing a review of our hotel on tripadvisor. I was great to see that you had an “excellent spring break stay” while visiting us. We try to provide a selection of contemporary complimentary DVD’s that match the preferences of our guests. Many of the guest have told us that it really helps them enjoy there stay when they get a DVD from our library that the whole family can enjoy. It was good to see that we had a DVD that worked well for you and your family.

We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are able to visit SLO.

Thank you,

George Newland
Owner/General Manager
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Fortaleza, CE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is a great hotel!! Spacious and most of all CLEAN rooms!!
Wonderful and helpfull staff.
Very nice barbecue in the evening!
Loved it!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Our guests have told us that having a clean suite is one of the most important things for them when they are traveling. We are fortunate to have a great housekeeping staff that does everything possible to make sure our customers experience a clean suite during their stay. It was nice to read how clean you found your suit during your stay with us. It was great to see that you had the opportunity to experience our evening barbecue. It is mentioned as one of the favorite amenities of our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again the next time you get a chance to visit San Luis Obispo.

Thank you,
George Newland
Owner/Gen. Manager
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NEW YORK
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a great place to stay with the friendliest staff, great happy hour and good made to order breakfast. You cant beat this place and the food in the area is great such as Pappy Mcgregors, Splash Cafe and don't forget Thursday nights Farmers Market downtown, great food. These people at this hotel know how to take care of their guest.

Room Tip: The happy hour is the best and the pool side BBQ is fantastic.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thank you for providing a review of our hotel on tripadvisor. We are fortunate to have many highly engaged Associates and they will appreciate hearing how well they took care of you and our other guests. It was great that you provided a list of some of the better restaurants around our hotel and many of these are within walking distance. It is a big help for our other guests know which restaurants are good near the hotel.

Me and the rest of our friendly staff are looking forward to seeing you again next time you are able to visit San Luis Obispo.

Thank you,
George Newland
Owner/Gen. Manager
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Pleasanton, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed here during the SLO Marathon this past weekend. The suites are well located, the staff wonderful and attentive and the common areas were welcoming. We needed extra pillows and they were at our door instantly. They opened the cooked to order complimentary breakfast area at 4am so runners and supporters could eat before the the 6am start. Wonderful service! The location was also very good, near downtown (walkable for us).

That all said, the suites are small and stuffy. The air conditioner sounded like a B-52 taking off (okay I have never actually heard one take off but it was so loud we couldn't use it while sleeping).
Having the windows open was not an option due to traffic noise. I am used to the Embassy Suites with the bathroom between the bedroom and the sitting/second sleeping area. Our daughter and friend had to traipse through the bedroom to use the bathroom,

I would stay here again but not with 4 people and not during hot weather.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gnewland, Owner at Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. I apologize for the noisy air conditioner. I appreciate you letting us know about it. When the AC is running properly is should make very little noise. I will have Engineering Department check it out and replace it if necessary.

Great to read that you were here for the Marathon. Our other guests that were here told us that it was a great event. Many of them told us that they appreciated that we opened breakfast early the morning of the event. We wanted to give all the participants the opportunity to “fuel up” before the event.

Nice to see that you will be staying with us again.

We look forward to seeing you again,

George Newland
Owner/Manager
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Additional Information about Quality Suites San Luis Obispo

Address: 1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#1 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Quality Suites San Luis Obispo 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring complimentary breakfast, complimentary beer & wine tasting reception, and a downtown San Luis Obispo location, The Quality Suites San Luis Obispo awaits you with a combination of beautifully appointed suites and an array of area activities. ... more   less 
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