Where do I start with this? My experiences at the SLO Holiday Inn Express have been exceptional. I am greeted like an old friend and always feel very welcome. The staff, as in all service businesses makes this one "tick" - always more than helpful and always making you feel like "home".
Always clean, neat and welcoming with a fine breakfast and accomodating staff. There are other hotels in SLO, several much newer, but the SLO-HIE will always be my choice. Location is also great - easily accessable to downtown by bus or walk. Stay here - you'll always come back.