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Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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“It's not the worst I've stayed in but it's close!”
Reviewed January 6, 2011

This was the first hotel I got to after an eleven hour drive. Friendly and helpful lady on reception who gave me a discount. I wasn't expecting the Ritz but nor was I expecting a scene from CSI which is unfortunately what I got. I slept in my sleeping bag liner as the sheets had a funny smell. The front door felt loose so I put a chair up against it for security.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

I am a very seasoned traveler so this is not the review of a sheltered shut-in. The hotel is terrible in all ways. Very very dated, very dirty, very poorly decorated, very skeevy, very gross. Yes there is free wifi and a continental breakfast served on a filthy shelf in the tiny and filthy office. The rooms are filth, and will have you afraid of touching anything. The lights have wires hanging out and the doors lock but do not seal leaving a space through which people can see in or out. The fridge is covered in sticky dirt and the carpet has a film over it. Spend a few dollars and stay at the Ramada directly across the street or you will regret it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fresno, CA
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

The hotel looks like it's straight out of a scary movie. There were rusty nails outside of our room's door. The room was filthy, dusty, smelled like a horrible room spray, broken and mismatched lamps with duct tape keeping them together. The sheets were FILTHY. When I brought this to the manager's (Jack...he was a complete jerk) he argued with me. After 30 minutes of arguing (loud, screaming....on his end) he refunded my full stay and we got the HELL out of there....DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

The room was a bit shabby. When we tried the microwave in the room it was broken. The mattresses needed to be replaced at least 2 years ago.

  • Stayed November 2009
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Lakewood, Washington
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

Room smelled like a Nursing Home...disinfectant! Had the Handicapped Room so the Shower was HUGE! Good water flow. No way to lock the front sliding Window. Hotel is next to the 101 Highway Onramp so vehicles reving up the Engines constantly out front. DO NOT EAT at the Cajun Cafe Across the Street! Bugs crawling all over the Walls! Owner knows about them.....yet still open for business......The Continental Breakfast here is a joke....look elsewhere for food.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

The room was a bit cramped and the bathroom facilities were pretty poor. The parking was pretty full and we had to park in a space that we probably shouldn't have. There's not much round to entertain you and the staff seemed baffled when we came to check in.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

The rooms smell like lysol and/or other high powered cleaners. There was a steak knife stuck in the chair and a razor outside the bathroom window. I did not take my shoes off. The surrounding yard was trashy, the laundry facilties were locked and you have to knock on the door for the owner to be let in. There is no soap for sale. The coffee is not ready until 7:30 in the morning and the continental breakfast is a joke.
It is way over priced and would not reccomend it to anyone. The people next to us didn't take their clothes off. There were no other accomodations in the city or we would have left but doubt they would have given us a refund. Do not stay here ever!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly
Address: 1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2361 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn SLO Cal Poly 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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