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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Overall, we had an excellent stay at the Garden Street Inn. The Inn had absolutely everything we were looking for -- perfect location, comfortable room, friendly staff, reasonable price and a delicious breakfast. We stayed in the "Our Town" room, which is decorated with pictures of SLO. It is located on the front side of the Inn. The room was... More 

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GardenStreetInn, Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We do appreciate your comments. So glad that you liked the room and the breakfast. Our goal is to provide you with a memorable experience hoping that you will return to visit us. More 

Cooroy, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stayed overnight at the Garden Inn at San Luis Obispo purely based on the reviews however this turned out to be a disaster. On arrival when we said we were from Australia the manager stated well they usually turn up at 2am drunk. The Hotel is an old boarding house type facility straight out of grannies house in the... More 

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Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited San Luis Obispo by train, and the Garden Street Inn is well located for enjoying downtown SLO on foot. Dozens of restaurants, shops, and the mission are within a few blocks. It's a 12-minute walk from the Amtrak station. The Inn was created about 25 years ago by remodeling an 1880's house, and it's ready for some refreshing.... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Gorgeous historic inn with a fabulous atmosphere mostly thanks to Paul, our host and chef! He went out of his way to make our experience in SLO absolutely superb! Great downtown location close to the farmers market. Grab some bikes from Wally's, a great way to spend the day!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Garden Street Inn is charming. I stayed in the Cocoon room. Room is spacious with a fireplace and a big bathroom with a claw foot bath. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Inn is ideally located in the downtown area close to Higuera street. A nice touch was the biscuits hanging off my door knob when I returned after a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked close to half the hotel for NYE. The accommodations were wonderful. The manager and his assistant were wonderful to work with. They let us have the space for a rather large NYE party. They were also able to accommodate our vegan diets for breakfast :). Our room was beautiful, clean, and lovely...adorned with delightful antique furnishings. We look... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I used to live in SLO. One of the reasons I moved there was the time I spent at the Garden Street Inn. I stayed there for the first time in the late 80's I think it was, right after Dan Smith had finished the renovations and opened the Inn for business. Over the years, I've probably spent at least... More 

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Verona, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice but not efficient and needs some restoration. By the way they decided to do it right now, on a friday afternoon while guests are still in! Moreover, the smell of cooking (onion omelette) is spread all over..at five o'clock pm! TV is not working and you need a Master to use the shower. Staff is friendly but this is... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited the GSI for 3 nights. It was the second time we have stayed there (the first being in January last year). The inn is in a super location and walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops, movie theater etc. However the inn itself is showing signs of major wear. While it is in a historic house the inn could... More 

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GardenStreetInn, General Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

Hello Vicki, I am truly sorry that your stay was not up to par. I do agree with you on the makeover. At this time I am working closely with the owners to accomplish some makeover during the winter months. I also have been thinking of bringing back the wine and cheese hour on selected days. Thank you for voicing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We were invited by our best friends to join them here for a few days. We found the place is perfect situated downtown within walking distance of everything. The Innkeepers were great and the breakfasts were fantastic. The rooms were very nicely decorated and comfortable. I highly recommend this B&B.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Central California Coast, The Garden Street Inn is just steps from all the sights, sounds, shopping and history of vintage San Luis Obispo. This nostalgic college town surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling hills and coastal valleys is a short drive from Avila and Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and artistic Cambria. Golf, tennis, biking and hiking opportunities abound. The myriad local tourist attractions including world renowned vineyards and wineries, California Missions, Museums and Beaches, make SLO a wonderful choice for a vacation getaway.Classic decor reflects Victorian charm in the 9 guest rooms and 4 suites of this San Luis Obispo Boutique Hotel - all with private baths, appointed with antiques, some with jacuzzi tubs and historical, cultural and personal memorabilia. The staff at the inn prepares a delicious breakfast each morning which is served in the McCaffrey Morning Room surrounded by original stained-glass windows.With spacious outside decks, a well-stocked Goldtree Library and well appointed accommodations, our San Luis Obispo staff in residence is proud to host your romantic interlude or a relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Street Inn

Address: 1212 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3914
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $157 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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