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“A bit better than average...” 3 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 #2 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
orange county, CA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A bit better than average...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If there was a "good" rating that's what I'd give this hotel -- I just couldn't give it a "very good" cause it's a motel not a hotel, and what they charge in the summer and into September or when they know families are coming in to town to see Cal Poly students is such a rip off! We paid $240 night!! ~only because there weren't any rooms available elsewhere. If you pay under $140 it's a good deal.
The rooms are average size to small but are refurbished very nicely, and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom is very small. And remember, it's a two story motel so people are walking right in front of your window. We asked for the second floor because we know Motels can be noisy and we didn't want to hear people walking above us.
A basic continental breakfast is included.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to check in at noon at an advance request and the front desk couldn't have been more pleasant or accommodating. The rooms have been updated and are attractively decorated. However this is still a former TravelLodge and the rooms are not ideal. The air conditioning unit is loud, and the bathroom door is so heavy that it swings open and hits the sink (and whomever is standing there) unless it's securely closed. The breakfast is simply cold cereal, juice, pastries, toast and a waffle maker. Very basic and clean but for over $250 for the one night we expected a bit more. The refrigerator and microwave are a nice touch for families or people on a budget, but the prices of the rooms otherwise are high.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night on our way to Santa Barbara. Good location within walking distance of the main downtown area of San Luis Obispo. Our room was on the ground floor, quiet, comfortable and clean. The reception staff were very helpful. Breakfast was included and offered the usual for a continental breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night and was very pleased with the hotel. The room was spotless and comfortable. We arrived late, after 8 p.m., and parking was pretty limited. That is my only complaint-had to park around the back of another building. Otherwise a great stay and friendly desk person. Breakfast was nothing special but continental breakfast rarely is, so I wasn't expecting much. We went to a local restaurant and had awesome second breakfast (Big Sky Cafe). I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2014
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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed at the Avenue Inn while on vacation. We stayed in a room located on the second floor. The room was very clean, quiet, comfortable and totally renovated. The continental breakfast was good, especially the waffles. We loved the location of the inn. It's within walking distance to all the shopping, food and entertainment. We pretty much walked everywhere while we were in SLO. Sol Taylor, the manager, was most helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here one night during our trip from San Francisco to San Diego. I'm so glad we found this recently renovated inn. We wanted a clean and economical place to stay but we got so much more. Mr. Taylor and the staff were very friendly - recommending places to dine. The Avenue Inn was located very close to the freeway and within walking distance to the great restaurants in the downtown area. The room was very clean and had been recently renovated. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was delicious! There was plenty of free parking. I would love to visit the area again and I would certainly stay at here.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redondo Beach, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a long weekend recently at The Avenue Inn while our daughter visited the college. The room was super clean - super quiet - the air conditioner was awesome since it was a bit hot. We walked 2 blocks to enjoy the Thursday night Farmers Market - we originally had plans to drive around to visit the city but ended up leaving our car parked at the hotel for most of the weekend. The location is so great - you can walk everywhere you need to go in town. Definitely will be back :)

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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:
#3 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#4 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#5 Romantic 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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