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“Excellent value” 3 of 5 stars
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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
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Excellent value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We visited SLO for a family event and only stayed at Avenue Inn because more upscale hotels were booked due to parents weekend at Cal Poly. However, I'm glad it worked out that way. Avenue Inn is a recently refurbished, former Travel Lodge, but it was much nicer than any Travel Lodge I've ever stayed in. The accommodations were more than sufficient. The room has a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, microwave and small refrigerator. The rooms are kept quite clean. The free continental breakfast was just fine - cereal, waffles, croissants, muffins and fruit. For a traveler on a budget Avenue Inn is an excellent choice and is located an easy walk from downtown San Luis Obispo. We don't visit SLO often, but on our next trip Avenue Inn would probably be our first choice. Given my review, the overall rating may seem low but that is only because the amenities are quite limited.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Davis, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I stay somewhere, I need a clean room with a comfortable bed. That's what I got. As a bonus, I was greeted congenially and helpfully. The Avenue Inn was a great value. I will stay here again if I'm in the area. Nothing outstanding (except, perhaps, my reception) and nothing disappointing.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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orange county, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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:
#4 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#4 Family 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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