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BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   214 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   |  
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Ranked #6 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
1 review
“Best Western Rewards Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Recently my wife and I stayed with Best Western Royal Oak in San Luis Obispo. The hotel was spacious clean and comfortable. What suprised me was the professional attitude of the Staff. The dest clerk was courteous and knowlegable above and beyond what was expected. Later we were greeted with a welcome glass of wine at happy hour. Once again the staff was very good at making us feel welcome. Thanks Best Western!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I am in the hotel industry so I know a bit about hotels and I have to give this hotel an A+ for everything it offers for a reasonable price. It is not a luxury hotel but very clean, comfortable, spacious and friendly to pets as well as people. A lot of hotels claim to be pet friendly when they are only pet tolerant. This one is friendly and there were people with dogs everywhere. The staff is helpful, smiling and the location is convenient. For the price & location you simply cannot beat this hotel. The breakfast is plentiful but simple (make your own waffles, heat your own egg/sausage english muffin, yogurt, fruit, boiled eggs, cereal etc) but they offer a 20% discount to guests at the IHOP next door if you want a fancy breakfast. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here on a recent trip through SLO because we happened to have our dog with us and this place was listed as one of the better pet-friendly places in the area. It's not a luxury hotel by any means, but it was just fine, and I would gladly stay here again.

The rooms are a nice size, and very clean, with comfortable mattresses and bedding. Although pets are allowed (for a $15 fee), there was no hint of pet odors, fur, or other mess in the rooms. Dogs are welcomed (they even give you a couple of dog biscuits as a treat for your pet on check-in), and there seemed to be quite a few dogs staying there with their owners, but there was no barking or other noise audible in the rooms.

There is free wi-fi access in the rooms, and it works quite well. There is a small, but nicely-equipped for its size, workout area. The pool and jacuzzi area is spacious and nicely maintained. The property has a small fenced-in pet exercise area where dogs can run around off-leash.

The heating/AC system is a little outdated (wall units that don't have thermostats to shut the fan off when the room reaches the desired temperature), but it works OK, albeit a little too noisy.

All in all, not the fanciest place in the world, but certainly nice enough, and very nicely maintained. And it comes at a reasonble price for this Central Coast location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed my stay here. Front desk is very helpful with all my questions about the town & transit. The grounds and pool are very well keep. Free WiFi afternoon snacks and a very inexpensive added cost to have our dog stay in the room. I will definitely stay at this hotel again when in SLO!

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Weldon, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is our second stay at this Best Western. Staff is efficient. Our dogs are welcomed. The fenced dog yard is a plus. Location near freeway, restaurants is convenient. Rooms are clean & comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The rooms are quite spacious and very quiet. The hotel has a great feel and offers a nice relaxing space around the pool area. The pool is a good size and there is a smallish gym with some equipment.
Breakfast is a dreary affair, but at least they offer real plates and cutlery, though coffee is still served in paper cups. Typical American breakfast, with only starches and very limited choice of fruit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 214 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#4 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel 2.5*
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