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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 #2 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

awesome place to stay while attending CalPoly Classes.. it was quiet for me to rest and close the downtown for when i had free time. service was great and this guy Sol Taylor was great to tell me were to go and what to try.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked my room after reading so many great reviews. The interior remodel is really wonderful. Our beds were comfortable, the linens were spotless, and the bathroom clean and updated. The hotel is close to downtown and also the freeway, but it was surprisingly quiet, with lots of parking both on the lot and on the street. The manager, Sol, was kind and courteous, called to check on our arrival time, and made me feel really welcome when we checked in. I'll definitely be staying here when I come back to SLO. This is not only a great bargain, but a great place to rest your head when you are in town.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the last week in SLO at the Avenue Inn. It's got an excellent location with very easy freeway access and is within comfortable walking distance to downtown. The rooms have been recently remodeled, including an attractive modern bathroom and were very clean and well maintained. All the staff members that I had contact with were polite and friendly, especially manager Sol Taylor who is very congenial and accommodating. I enjoyed my stay and will definitely book my next stay there.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's face it, if you are road tripping Route 1 from SF to LA, you are going to need a couple of night-stops. After a fair amount of research I picked Avenue Inn Downtown in SLO and very glad I did.

Not only was it probably the most central hotel in SLO (couple of blocks to downtown) but also the cheapest (US$95 inc tax for 1 night - the cheapest of all our hotels). It's very comfortable and clean and actually very quiet at night considering it's just off a main road. Parking was very easy and also free. Oh yes, and the manager Sol was very helpful and gave us all the info we needed.

If you can you should try and stay in SLO on a Thursday night when the farmer's market is on and you can gouge on as much BBQ pork, ribs and beef as you can! It's a fun night to be out.

For the $$ you really can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great! Room was clean and modern and had everything we needed. Staff were really friendly and helpful, location was perfect for it's short distance from the freeway and a short stroll in to town. We were lucky enough to be in San Luis for the farmers market on a Thursday evening which was a highlight! Breakfast was adequate and the waffle maker was novel for us! Would highly recommend and definitely stay here again if we find ourselves passing!

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in almost every SLO hotel and can say that the Avenue Inn was a great spot for 2 nights. The rooms were updated and clean with modern decor. The location is prime --- right near down town. Parking is free and the place has free breakfast (although I didn't have any).

This is a great bargain for SLO. Affordable, clean, and updated rooms in a great location... what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has all of the basic necessities. It doesn't have a pool, spa, or resort amenities, but the location is perfect if you want to park your car and walk downtown. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms are newly renovated and the decor is nice. Highly recommended based on value and location.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#5 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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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