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“Great place for a visit to SLO” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   345 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place for a visit to SLO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place right at the city entrance. Everything is in walking distance. Try the sandwich place on high street and Wally's bike rental (also on High street) - both also in walking distance.

Rooms very sufficiently large, just recently modernized, great bathrooms, very comfortable king size beds with nice linen. Staff was nice and helpful. Free parking right in front. Breakfast included was rather simple but perfectly sufficient (incl. fresh pancakes).

Overall, just a very easy and hassle-free place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went up for a little one night getaway with my husband. It is a newly remodeled hotel with the Motel 6 feel to it. It was clean and quiet. However, the cleaner or deodorizer they used in the room was so strong I could taste it. If you are really sensitive to perfume, you will be sorry you chose this hotel. I opened the bathroom window while we were out to dinner, but it still smelled strongly in the room for the whole stay. The bed was comfortable and the motel is in walking distance to downtown SLO. However, if you are looking for a romantic getaway, spend some more money and get a nicer hotel. I was glad we were not paying weekend rates as it wouldn't have been worth the money.

Stayed July 2014
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great trip to SLO and fantastic stay at this hotel. The owner/manager provided great service throughout our stay. Very friendly staff too. Our two adjoining rooms were very clean and nicely furnished. The recent renovation was very well down. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice and beds were extremely comfortable. The location is awesome too! Short walk to all the great restaurants, pubs, and shops in downtown SLO. Only needed the car a few times during our long weekend visit. Given all the factors, this hotel is a step above many of the other options in the area. Will definitely be back and stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the Avenue Inn earlier this month. The accommodations are clean and modern being newly renovated. Sol, the proprietor, was more than gracious despite the fact that it was nearly midnight when I checked in. LOCATION and PRICE are the two major selling points for this property. Easy walk to downtown SLO and much more affordable than any of the local chain motels! Had no reason to use my car the entire time I was in town. Walking access to trailheads for Johnson Ranch/Cerro San Luis trails. Simple breakfast but just enough to get you started for the day. Looking forward to staying there again soon.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Altona, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed her for a few days on our way through. Rooms are a bit small but they have done a great job at upgrading and modern decor. The only thing that would have been nice is a small fridge.The staff were very helpful and professional. Good value for the money and great location within walking distance to downtown. The breakfast was a really nice addition!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has been recently remodeled and is a great deal for the price! It is in downtown SLO and close to the freeway...great location. Staff very nice. I stayed there with two of my sons. Small continental breakfast was included and an easy way to start the day. I will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was neither an Inn nor was on an Avenue & it was on the outskirts of the downtown area.
We were there for 4th of July weekend. We paid a lot of money for the 2 days. This is a Motel.
Nothing special. The bed was very comfortable but it was not worth the money. Our room was on the 2nd floor of an outside walkup staircase. Kind of tough considering this was the first 2 days of our 14 day trip with lots of luggage.
The accommodations were very rudimentary but clean. If you don't mind a motel than this May be ok for you.
I expected so much more & was very disappointed.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 345 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Formerly Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Rooms Brand New. Located 3 blocks to Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo. Walk to restaurants, shopping, movie theater, bars & nightlife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown Hotel San Luis Obispo
Travel Lodge San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge
San Luis Obispo Travelodge

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