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“Not the best and not the worst” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401   |  
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not the best and not the worst”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

this hotel needs a makeover, everything is dated. service from staff pleasant and helpful, breakfast typical for hie, but I notice when bananas were. out they weren't replaced forbsome time. rooms are not for the business traveller, at least not from.my point of view. Round table, with few ac outlets. Fitness room: small, sit downn bike straps broken, no cleaning wipes, no weights, weighing scale situated in.the bathroom, which is also in.the fitness room. walls need repainting or at least repaired. Ss I say not the best and not the worst

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night as we toured the Cal Poly campus. The rooms were spacious and well decorated. The beds were comfortable as were the pillows. The linens on the beds were fine but not as high quality as I was expecting.

The location is on the same street at many hotels which are all within a mile or so from downtown and the campus. We were impressed with the decor of the hotel. It looks like its been recently remodeled. The rooms look like that as well but the bathrooms were a surprise. Although they were all clean it seemed that they hadn't been updated. Not that big a deal but surprising since the rest is all so nice.

The breakfast was fine, nothing special. They had the fun pancake machine but they were out of syrup. The had yogurt, cereal, hardboiled eggs, bagels and all the usual. There seemed to be just enough tables for the guests and there was enough room to walk around. They had free newspapers everywhere which was really nice.

The front desk folks were fine and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed one night when visiting Cal Poly with our son. This turned out to be a fine place to stay and they offered a breakfast as well. We drove the short distance to town and had dinner and finished our night off in the hot tub. Close to the Cal Poly campus, clean, and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Expensive for the kind of hotel service and location.
It is just a place to spend a night, no kitchen / even restaurants closeby. We had to drive for 10 mins to get water for the night. Best if you stay near the main street (near the mission) at SLO.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HIXSLOGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear TarunkJain,

Thank you for choosing our hotel on your last trip to San Luis Obispo. I would like to apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. I would like the opportunity to speak with you directly because we actually do have many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. We also vending machines with various snacks and drinks. The hotel is located only minutes away from downtown with many more shops, restaurants, and local entertainment for our guests to enjoy. I look forward to sharing this information with you.

Thank you,

Joel Koper
General Manager
805-544-8600
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My friend and I had a great time in SLO. The hotel was just what we needed. Great location (close to airport, the main town and wineries), clean rooms and friendly staff. They have a good breakfast each morning (even eggs and bacon:) would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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napa, ca
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My kids and I needed a place to stay for the night since we were traveling home from So Cal and wanted to go to the Market. Holiday Inn is known for having nice hotels so this was a safe bet. It's a small hotel but it had everything we needed for the night. The rooms were clean and the staff was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I love this hotel- I come from Nor Cal every month and I stay at HIExpress every time. The rooms are clean, the staff is always GREAT- and it's quiet and really comfortable especially the beds! I would recommend this hotel to business travelers as well as families as they have kitchenettes in some of the rooms, a pool for the kids and a hot tub for the parents! Thanks for always making me feel welcome-
Martha Pearl

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

Address: 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#9 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel at San Luis Obispo is the area's closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our hotel offers a relaxing getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home! Enjoy our complimentary deluxe full American breakfast. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating. Come hop the trolley this Thursday to our weekly, regionally-famed, Farmer's Market. You will find an extensive selection of fresh produce, BBQ & live music! ... more   less 
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