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“Adequate” 3 of 5 stars
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Rose Garden Inn
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   |  
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Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
San Rafael, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Adequate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Drove in for a Saturday night stay for some wine tasting, found a Google+ coupon (it's now expired) so booked a room here based on the nice looking pool area. Check-in was easy, and though the front desk had never seen the coupon before, it was honored. The room was large, quiet and clean, but the bed sagged so I got so-so sleep. Easy access location off the 101, and if you're into good diner food, walk around the corner to Margie's Diner.

Oh, we weren't able to use the pool; got in too late in the afternoon, and the next morning the grey crud returned (fog).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris K, General Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Rose Garden Inn. We really appreciate your help in making our guests more comfortable. We are in the middle of a remodel. Beds that have not been changed out yet, will be removed during the remodel and replaced with the new beds. Some rooms are already complete and the others will be shortly. We hope this will be complete before July of this year or shortly after. Thank you once again for staying with the Rose Garden Inn.
Sincerely
Daniel Ibarra
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tracy, CA
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed one night and traveled back and forth between Cal Poly and the beach. Great location! There was a minor glich in room keys being coded wrong, but that was quickly fixed. I loved the hangers being removable (like to hang things in the shower). The young lady who checked us out was wonderful. She found plastic utensils for us, so that my kids could eat their lunch! The volcano was a huge hit, and we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris K, General Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We would like to thank you for your review of the Rose Garden Inn. We truly believe that this review will be helpful to others when traveling with children and visiting the beach and Cal Poly area. Please come back and visit us soon.
Thanks again,
Daniel Ibarra
General Manager
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San Jose, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Rooms are clean, bed is comfortable, staff is very friendly and accommodating and the price was inexpensive. What more could you ask for in a roadside motel? A beautiful spa area! The hot tub is large with a pretty rock waterfall. Made for a nice surprise to this place.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris K, General Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Wow, what a nice review! This is exactly what we are striving for. We truly appreciate you taking the time, out of your busy day, to mention us. Please come back and see us again. We love to make our customers happy!
Sincerely,
Daniel Ibarra
General Manager
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Long Beach, California
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11 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed for one night and needed an accessible room. Our room had recently been remodeled and was clean as well as comfortable. The night clerk was very helpful and made us feel welcome. We had a few issues such as the roll-in shower didn't drain properly (flooded the floor) and there was no hairdryer or coffee pot. Evidently we were the first to use the room since the remodel. Upon leaving in the morning, the Manager was very nice and apologized for our inconvenience. The price was right for us and it is a very convenient place to stay when traveling the 101 freeway. We would definitely stay there again mostly because of the way we were treated. I'm sure that the problems we had have been resolved because of the care the Manager took to make things right.

Room Tip: We appreciated the offer to preview the room upon check in to be sure it met our needs.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris K, General Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review your night stay with us at the Rose Garden Inn. Reviews, such as yours, help us improve at every level. The shower you mentioned is known for it's flooding because of the way it is made, so your review will help us respond to the company, and come up with a solution to fix this problem. We have attended to the other issues of missing items in your room and are happy to say that the room is complete, and ready for your next visit. Your kind words about our staff were truly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the very near future!
Best Regards,
Daniel Ibarra
General Manager
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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Room was very clean and spacious ,the staff was very friendly and helpful on dining options. I could not wait to use the hot tub after a long day behind the wheel. I slept like a baby on our king size bed which was so comfortable.. The room had everything you would need, my wife forgot her hair dryer, the room had it, my clothes needed ironing after being crushed in a suitcase, the room had it, we had leftovers from dinner which we reheated and kept in the mini-fridge. the room had it, The Rose Garden Inn will always be in our plans along the Coast, our favorite place to vacation, Hearst Castle, Cambria, Morro Bay, SLO, Pismo"s five cities, Solvang, Santa Inez Valley, Santa Barbara all the way down to the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica.

Room Tip: Every room has a Rose Garden View, Second floor rooms have a balcony, Eastside rooms view the Pool a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chris K, Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Robert,
I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about our hotel. The staff and management works very hard to make our guests happy, and I can't tell you how much it means to us to know we have succeeded. We hope you have a chance to come visit us again, in San Luis Obispo, and we hope you will have another wonderful vacation on the Central Coast of California.
Sincerely,
Daniel Ibarra
General Manager
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Anaheim
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Only downside to this place was there was no elevator and we were on the second floor. No big deal but when you have 4 people, that can be a lot of luggage to lug up and down the stairs. Rom was comfortable and it was facing the pool. Was so cool! The Jacuzzi had a waterfall and it was roomy enough for like 20 people. Was great. Front staff were very friendly and Margie's restaurant's food was really good. Bed was comfy. Nothing negative to say about this place. Would definitely stay there again! The hotel is a little confusing to get to. You don't see the "Rose Garden Inn" sign until after you turn the corner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Located right off of 101, this is easy to get to from the freeway. It doesn't look like much at all from the outside, especially given that it's surrounded by much newer, nicer looking hotels, but it's fine. If I paid more, I would feel ripped off, but for the price it was serviceable. Our room was on the second floor, so no room opening onto a patio for us (there was a very small balcony). Overall clean - not spotless, but clean. I was told our room was one of the "remodeled" rooms. Decor was nice, nice flatscreen tv. Cable was fuzzy. Bathroom was strange - it looked like maybe new tile was put in the shower, but the tub and fixtures were CLEARLY old. The sink faucet was gross - nothing a little CLR wouldn't fix but I really wished I had some Lysol. Shower fixtures - again, a little CLR or cleaner would go a long way. Bed was comfy enough, and it was quiet at night. Early in the a.m. we clearly heard the freeway traffic (windows are single paned - condensation inside too) but when you stay by the freeway, noise is expected! Front desk staff was very friendly. Planned renovations poster in the lobby look promising! Bottom line, would I stay again? Yes, if looking for a budget hotel! Never saw the pool/hot tub area but pictures look nice!

Room Tip: Would request one further away from the freeway if possible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rose Garden Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rose Garden Inn is a San Luis Obispo hotel, located off beautiful Highway 101. It is a favorite among Cal Poly University families, with easy access to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Oceano Dunes and Hearst Castle. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beautiful gardens, heated pool and the areas largest spa with multiple waterfalls. The rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious, and equipped with the business and family traveler in mind. Free coffee, wireless Internet and a very friendly staff is here to make your stay more comfortable. Rose Garden Inn is just a short drive to scenic Hwy 1, Paso Robles Wine country, and Big Sur. ... more   less 
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