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Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Reviewed February 28, 2012

I wish I had read these reviews first. This an obviously old property, they tried sprucing it up. Everything in our room was very nice, but that was the only thing going for this place. We were on the second floor, the floor squeaked when you walked on it. The next room's door squeaked very loudly, every time that knucklehead opened the door it sounded like it was right next to you. Several of the occupants staying there looked like long term tenants and fresh out of rehab. Traffic noise was bad, this was a very bad experience. Very surprised 'Rodeway Inn' is part of the name of this place.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

I'll never go back to this ashamed hotel again and will not recommend it to anyone either. The room is filthy, the so called "breakfast" is nothing more than some packaged pastries. Oh by the way, if the orange juice or coffee is empty, the owner will ask you to help him to get or make a new one. I wonder who works there, me or him?

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank bailing z
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

I don't understand what everyone is complaining about.

My brother and I stayed here last week and it was great. There were problems, as mentioned, but some people really need to lighten up. I had a good laugh reading someone's description of the Rodeway as a "third world experience". Pretty awesome. It was worth the price I paid and I had a very relaxing night there. Some people need to travel outside of "Amarricaaaa" for some real world context and perspective.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Greg P
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Expensive - over $100 with tax. Grungy! Holey drapes. Rough thin sheets. Thin pillows, and don't look under the pillowcase. Hard mattress. The blanket should have been thrown away years ago. Oddly, furniture looked new. Guests need nice bedding and mattress; cleanliness, Owners should sleep overnight in a room. It's a dump. Stay away! Choice Hotels should be ashamed.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

This hotel is located in one of the best part of Ca was horrible at its best. Nothing deserves more than one star or less. I will never recommend it to anyone. Poorly maintained, missing items in breakfast, clogged up sink and bath tub, dirty carpet, no one to answer service call except owners daughter, next day morning no one on desk to listen to my complain(just drop the key and get out).

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank sidnmshe
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Lousy value on a Cal Poly activity weekend. We booked 2 nites and left after one.

The room was simply dirty and had a foul smell, black smudges on the bathroom door, rust stains, cracked paint, filthy grout, mystery smears, and cigarette burns. Wife's pillow case was stenciled with "Cottage Hospital", blanket appeared to be WWII Russian surplus made of steel wool. Bare bulbs on a rusting base in bathroom, hook torn off door, shower curtain had mysterious drips and mildew, filthy window sills, hair stuck to walls. Thrift store furniture artfully disguised with dust and lint rolls, cracks and gaps in the ceiling plaster, and the front door would not consistently stay closed or unlock. Armchair had filthy upholstery and a staple on the back cut my finger.

Air conditioner worked well, HBO was so snowy it was unwatchable, and as soon as we accessed the free wifi we were attacked repeated with viruses. "Free Breakfast" was Svenhard Danish in cellophane, reconsistitued orange juice and coffee. You could see the remains of the pool poking through the gravel in a weed-choked lot next to the office.

Other than that it was nice!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

First you're hit by the smell... our "non-smoking" room was probably converted right before we got there because the cloying scent of whatever they used to mask the smell gave us all headaches.

Then you notice the walls... dirty, tape coming off ceiling, dust, cracks, molding dusty, yuck!

Smoke detector doesn't have batteries- I am writing from the room and hope we make it out alive... and did I mention we paid $100 per nite plus tax because this is CalPoly open house?

You can hear every bed creak from the room above... ewww...

Beds are hard, bath towels are like hand towels heating system is noisy, and they don't even change the cheap soap or shampoo every day... plus, I swear my nice hairspray disappeared.

If we could find any place else we would, but we are trapped... don't make the same mistake.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Bugfred
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Address: 1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2361 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $56 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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