Since June 2010 I spent 340 days at this motel while I worked on a local large-scale construction project. I typically always stay at Holiday Inns or Expresses and have been using this chain on a regular basis since 2003. I've stayed at numerous HIEs and HIs and the one in SLO has by far the best staff - very nice and accommodating. I have a favorite room on the first floor that they keep available for me - almost unheard of elsewhere! They also save Sunday newspapers for me because I use the coupons. It's a great place to stay with great staff. I recommend the HIE in SLO to anyone who asks.