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“great location in San Luis Obispo” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   214 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   |  
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Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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“great location in San Luis Obispo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great deal with breakfast included.
Bonus: wine with snack all on the house.
Staff friendly and knowledgeable.
Excellent location just off the freeway on Madonna Road.
Shopping available across the street in the mall.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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  • 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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This hotel rocks!! I accidentally left a hi-end bike helmet on their premises and their employees not only found it, they put it it in the "lost and found". So, when i called the front desk, they had it. And they sent it to me. Saved me $300. Their staff is honest and honerable. And, their rooms? Good sized rooms, clean and quiet. I will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This motel is across the street from a nice commercial mall and just a few doors down from the kitchy but eye-catching Madonna Inn. It's one freeway exit from SLO's beautiful downtown and just a few miles from the CalPoly campus.

The front desk service was excellent, but there was a bit of a strange smell in the lobby which bothered me more than my wife and kids. Our room was comfortable for the four of us with real queen beds, not doubles being sold as queens.

We sprung for a pool view room, and we were placed on the second floor. This was fine after our first night when we got up and out early. However, after our second night, we hoped to sleep in. It was difficult because of the noise from the floor above. While the ceiling seemed fairly well insulated, there was an annoying and random "clicking" noise from the ceiling anytime the people above us walked around—the equivalent of squeaking floors. If you want to sleep in a bit, I'd suggest requesting a third floor room so you have no one above you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We recently stayed here while on a visit to tour Cal Poly. The hotel was located close to the college, but also close to many conveniences. There is a shopping center directly across the street that has restaurants, groceries and clothing. The hotel was clean. The rooms are on the small side. Our reservation came with an afternoon wine and cheese bar. However, apparently some reservations don't include it, so the attendant would turn those people away, which I found to be a bit on the side of poor service. They should give those other guest an option to be part of the wine and cheese service instead of just turning them away by saying "You don't qualify". Our reservation also included a hot breakfast. We didn't take advantage of this deal since the hot part of the breakfast was taking a prepackaged sausage sandwich (maybe even Jimmy Dean) and putting it in the microwave. Located next door is an IHOP that will give you 20% off if you show them your room key. We are not big IHOP fans but it was a step above a microwaved breakfast. They have a nice heated pool, but a ridiculously small hot tub (that was out of service while we were there). Overall, an acceptable place for one night.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, Oregon
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Our room was large, quiet and clean. It overlooked the pool and the balcony was nice in the evening. We had a king bed and it had good linen on it and several pillows. The mattress was firm but not so hard that you have to roll over all night long. The breakfast was OK. Not a large variety of items but all the usual ones the only hot item are waffles. This all being said the next time I'm in town I will stay again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pender Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The rooms are a good size, clean and quiet. We stayed here two nights. Our room was located on the fourth floor rear overlooking the swimming pool area. The breakfast included was good as well. The only downside is that there are no elevators to our level. But, given the slope of the site we only had to walk up two floors. I just note this point for those who have difficulty with stairs!

Room Tip: The 4th floor rooms have the best view overlooking the pool area, and are very quiet as well.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Room was a great size, even had a balcony. IHOP next door, and multiple restaurants all around. Nature reserve behind the hotel has chirping frogs. Pool was great, perfect temp for kids to play. Breakfast was fantastic for "continental." Front desk was very kind to my daughters, and even held the movies one of them left behind! (Thanks, Chase!) The only (very tiny!) complaint I had was that the spa wasn't full enough of water, so the only way I could cover my shoulders (and I'm very short) was to be in the middle. If we need a place to stay in this area again, we'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: Back end of hotel was perfect for access to pool and parking and is away from street noise.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
#10 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*
Number of rooms: 99
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Best Western San Luis Obispo
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