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University Inn

1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
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#25 of 33 hotels in San Luis Obispo

Looking for a place to stay in San Luis Obispo? Then look no further than University Inn, a budget friendly motel that brings the best of San Luis Obispo to your doorstep.

Rooms at San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Travel Lodge San Luis Obispo.

Close to some of San Luis Obispo's most popular landmarks, such as Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (0.6 mi) and Ah Louis Store (0.9 mi), Travelodge San Luis Obispo Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the diners, including Franks Famous Hot Dogs, Cool Cat Cafe, and Louisa's Place Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Travelodge San Luis Obispo.

Should time allow, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California Polytechnic University, and Mission Plaza are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at University Inn as you experience everything San Luis Obispo has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Vending machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Stan wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Angeles, California28 contributions23 helpful votes
The room was clean, the bed was uncomfortable (cheap mattress) and EV charging was quoted at $10.00. The walls were thin and we got to listen to our neighbors yack through the night with music. The paint and surfaces needed a big touch up and the TV is small. For $90.00 a night this is a bargain? Your decision.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jerre Leahy, Marketing at University Inn
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry we did not provide you with a satisfactory stay. Your feedback regarding updating our accommodations has been shared with appropriate team members. We hope you will consider staying with us again so we might serve you better in the future.
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Kay Daniel wrote a review May 2020
San Luis Obispo, California2 contributions
As someone who travels more than 10 times a month, due to business reasons; University Inn is my new go-to. I have stayed at numerous hotels in San Luis Obispo, but this one is definitely in the top 3 for me. The staff is beyond great and friendly, the breakfast is good, the rooms are excellent, and the wifi is very fast. Even though there are many things to do in town, it is very quiet; which is amazing for business trips.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: quiet floors
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Marketing at University Inn
Responded Feb 6, 2021
Your business means a lot to us! We appreciate you sharing your review with us and other travelers, and we are delighted you were satisfied with our service and accommodations! Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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TRAVELODGE7047 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Luis Obispo, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
Friendly,nice and cleaned room with 2nd floor view.Stay again.Thaursday we got Old trolly from motel.Continental breakfast little but ok.Easy check in and check out.Cal poly is near by.Front desk very helpful and tell us about Farmers market.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jerre Leahy, Marketing at University Inn
Responded Feb 6, 2021
This review made our day! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again next time you are in our area.
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EdieAS wrote a review Mar 2019
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Husband stayed in hotel for two weeks with a team. First room seemed to be okay. Second room was infested with bedbugs. Now we realize that the bags all the mattresses are in are actually "casements," which are used when you have a bedbug infestation but you don't want to buy a new mattress. Unfortunately, husband came home between first stay and second stay, so we are waiting to see if he brought little friends into the house and have to go through our own in-home infestation. Owner was a nice guy, but no amount of niceness will compensate the possibility of his lack of maintenance possibly infecting my home with bedbugs. AVOID! Particularly room 211.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jan R wrote a review Jan 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark104 contributions41 helpful votes
University Inn, SLO is newpainted and well situated. If You are going to Farmers Market on a thursday evening, there is a cheap tram service to and from The Inn. Rooms are fine. Breakfast is basic and OK. The hostess is kind and charming.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
$63 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about University Inn
Which popular attractions are close to University Inn?
Nearby attractions include Steynberg Gallery (0.2 miles), Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (0.1 miles), and Gladiator Paintball Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at University Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at University Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at University Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to University Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Splash Cafe, Apple Farm Restaurant, and Franks Famous Hot Dogs.
Are there opportunities to exercise at University Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is University Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of San Luis Obispo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at University Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to University Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (0.6 miles) and Ah Louis Store (0.9 miles).
Is University Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.