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Sunbeam Motel

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1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Swindon, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped here for one night on our way past LA. You have to put it into context with the price. The room we had seemed clean, the bed was comfortable and there was decent working wifi. The guy in on Reception was very pleasant and helpful and there was coffee and Danish pastries for breakfast. In terms of value... More 

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Los Banos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

$60 on labor day weekend in San Luis is pretty unusual. When everything else is double that, Sunbeam looks pretty good. It was clean and fairly nice inside. One cannot expect a 120$ room for 60$. If you want a 120$ room then go to an upscale place. If you want a clean basic room, this is a good choice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We booked this motel through booking.com. What this motel failed to mention is that they do not accept debit cards, but they ran the cars anyway, and drew out the money. We are still $117 dollars shy on our account, and were denied service. Then the owner told my wife that if she paid an extra $50, he would rent... More 

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henrysunbeam, Manager at Sunbeam Motel, responded to this review

Respond as follow 1. In order to keep the basic standard and make mostly guest stay in this motel feel comfortable and safe, we have been trying hard to deny the service to a heavy smoker alcoholic or drug addict. We do not hesitate to report to police if we see any illegal activities in the motel. 2. The charge... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just needed a place to put our heads down for the night, and the Sunbeam was fine for that. Clean enough, and everything inside worked. Within walking distance of some decent restaurants. Owner was friendly enough. Even had working wifi. Good stopover on our way from SF to LA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even though it was a budget price the room came with AC/Heater, fridge, microwave, FREE wi-fi, FREE parking, there was a coffeemaker and yes, those little packets for shampoo, conditioner. Admittedly, the decor is a bit dated, carpet was a bit worn, there were dents, scratches in furnishings. But for the price? It's a good value! The bed was comfortable,... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Do you remember those sleazy hotels in the black and white movies of the 40's. I think they were filmed in this motel. When I think about what I had to pay for this room I'm disgusted. If you're thinking of staying here, think again. There's no closet, just a bar to hang clothes on. The carpet is dirty. There's... More 

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Gilroy, California
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was nearly half the price of the neighboring places and I suspect it was just as nice. The bed was comfortable, the staff kind, the place was clean and quiet and it had a refrigerator, coffee maker and served Danish pastries. It was a treat to stay here.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The staff and owner of the motel was very nice to us. We can tell the building his not new but everything is well maintained and cared. Room is clean. The bathroom seems just renovated not long ago. Definitely recommend!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Sunbeam Motel was the best priced lodging in this area, and we were pleasantly surprised. The motel is small, but the room was very clean and looked as though it had been recently painted and re-done. The room we stayed in had two full beds, a very clean fridge and microwave and a really large bathroom. The towels were... More 

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cape town
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42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced for the area($52), and centrally located. Is on busy Monterey St but we closed the windows and used the Aircon so didn't hear the traffic. Room is small and clean, entirely adequate with fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Comfy bed and strong hot shower. Host was friendly and very helpful.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunbeam Motel is a wonderful motel for the budget-minded traveler. It is conveniently located near downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. Our rooms are equipped with standard amenities, including cable TV with HBO, free wifi, refrigerators, hairdryers, microwaves and daily housekeeping services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunbeam Motel

Address: 1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $65 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbeam Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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