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El Toro Motel
Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Reviewed May 16, 2011

We stayed here several nights. The motel is old, but the rooms are very clean and totally adequate. We had a couple of minor problems which were addressed and taken care of immediately. Having a micro and fridge certainly helped with our budget. Noel, in the office couldn't have been more friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

The motel appeared old and run-down. Junky chairs sitting on the porches outside rooms. We were not told about any continental breakfast, but it looked like there was coffee and some pre-packaged pastries. The beds were fine and it was relatively clean but the bathroom was "bare bones" and the shower looked old and and a bit scummy, although it worked fine. There was no hair dryer, although the description said there was. I was able to get an old one from the front desk. Although the owner/manager seemed nice, housekeeping "forgot" to make our beds and replace our dirty towels. There was a fair amount of road noise and there was a bright light right outside our window that made sleeping difficult unless you are heavy sleepers.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

So I think those who have reviewed this spot have exaggerated a little. I mean it's fine - not gross or anything and the guy at the front office is really nice. But make sure to ask for a room on the interior because across the parking lot it's really loud.
The heater in my room started banging really loud in the middle of the night so I froze... But other than that it's your typical roadside motel - decent, good location an I felt safe...

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Spent one evening during stayover in SLO. The roadside travel Inn for the weary traveller looking for a clean comfortable room at a reasonable price. Front desk manager hilarious and honest about the product he is selling...basic, clean, safe hotel room convenient to downtown San Luis Obispo. Old Americano Kitsch...only missing Route 66

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Stayed here for two nights in July. The bed was huge and comfy, the big LCD TV was a treat. The bathroom was "dated" but clean. Whoever was manning the front desk helped us out with whatever we needed right away.
The motel is 5 minutes from the main street and 10 seconds from thef reeway but is still quiet. Would definitely stay here again... though we heard the owner wants to tear it down :(

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

Tons of character. Nice size room for the money. Friendly staff. Great value.

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Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 625 Toro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2828
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $42 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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