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Sunbeam Motel
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stayed at the Sunbeam Motel 6/20-21-12, after reading trip advisor reviews. Here's our situation, our musical group was booked in Modesto on 6/19, San Luis Obispo at the Madonna Event Center on 6/20, then LA and SD for the weekend. We needed an affordable place in San Luis Obispo for two nights, and a day off to energize by the beach. To stay "on buget", we rarely stay at the high priced Hotels we play at. The Sunbean totally met our needs and in fact was much better than expected considering $45 per night for two. The room was large, about 300sq ft. had a flat screen TV, lots of programing, a nice size refrigator and micro. Most of all, it was very clean and had a nice bathroom. We needed ice, no problem the office had it for us and the desk manager even reserved a safe parking space right in front of our room (#1) for our van which was carring a lot of expensive sound and light equipment. The stay was relaxing and in walking distance of town. When we are playing the Central Coast we will again make arrangements to stay at the Sunbeam, very nice people. Again, thanks to the kind folks that left similar reviews on Trip Advisor.

Room Tip: For a more quiet room go for the rooms with a higher number, we stayed in room#1 and it was right on...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

New paint in our upstairs room. Comfortable beds. Clean. Old. Thin walls. Loud yappy dogs in the neighborhood.

Room Tip: Owner said upstairs rooms are remodeled: bigger and newer and better overall.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Minha namorada e eu nao gostamos nada do hotel. Apesar de um bom preço, o quarto tinha um cheiro estranho, estava sujo, muita poeira e encontramos cabelo no banheiro. Por uma noite até vai mas mais que isso nao dá.
My girlfriend and I did not like the motel. The price is all right but the room smells weird, bathroom was dirty, we found several hair in there. For one night it's ok but would not recommend for more than one night.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Sunbeam motel is a wonderful place. Their rooms have everything you need. It's truly the most affordable in the area. The hosts are wonderful and go out of their way to make sure you are well taken care of. The owners make this a home away from home. I definitely encourage you to stay and enjoy their hospitality. The hotel is within walking distance to downtown, coffee shops, and restaurants and SLO truly is pedestrian friendly...

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank r_of_sunnybrookfarm
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Sunbeam motel is a great place to stay for the price. I have been a regular business travel customer for about 10 years. Their rooms are simple, clean and have everything you need. It's the most affordable in the area. I strongly recommend this motel to budget or business travelers. Room, service, value location and everything! Nobody comes close!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank manny33026
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

My husband and I were traveling through to Monterrey and just needed a place for the night. I'm very happy with our decision to stay here. The price is very affordable; we didn't want to spend too much since we were just passing through. The area was clean, safe, and quiet. The room's quality is comparable to Motel 6, but it is clean and doesn't smell like smoke. For the price you pay I wasn't expecting higher quality, but you have everything you need to have a nice stay. If we are ever in the area, we will definitely stay here.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
5  Thank vizsla567
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

We were a bit worried, given the cheap price. When we arrived the managers were helpful, room clean & had microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Walk to town 10-15min easy walk. Would definitely recommend to budget travellers.

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8  Thank Lawrie1985
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Address: 1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2930
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $53 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbeam Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunbeam Motel is a wonderful motel for the budget-minded traveler. It is conveniently located near downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. Our rooms are equipped with standard amenities, including cable TV with HBO, free wifi, refrigerators, hairdryers, microwaves and daily housekeeping services. ... more   less 
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