I checked in shortly before 1:30 pm after an invigorating walking to the location from the train station. No pleasantries ... front desk staff person just gave me my key to the room (upstairs) , verified my ID, and swiped my credit card per the stated cost when I booked the room online. That mechanical welcome was just a bit off-putting for me, especially after what already felt like a long day for me.
The room (standard non-smoking queen bed) was fine. It just felt really warm and stuffy when I opened the door so I kept the door open for at least 10-15 min. or so to let it the cool autumn breeze.
There was a walk-in closet with iron and board but no hangers.
The bathroom with stall shower was clean. The window gave a view of a parking lot but there was a glimpse of the mountains as well. The view outside gave me a way to gauge the weather (it was raining the day after).
There was a separate corner for the vanity and on top were an ice bucket as well as small electric fan. I didn't use either. I basically used it for extra space.
There were drawers where I put my overnight things. A box TV was attached on an adjustable wall stand. A reference for TV/cable channels was provided.
There was a round table and two chairs near the door as the sitting area. There was a hanging light with a switch above the table.
There was a corner stand with drawers for a lamp. There was no alarm clock/radio as stated on the website. I didn't request for one although it would have been nice if that was supplied as advertised.
The bed was fine. I slept comfortably. Yes, the bedspread was a subdued brown color but I was fine with it for warmth.
There was an old wall heater. I was not sure if it was centrally controlled because I did not touch it. It was cold the following morning but when I returned to the room after getting breakfast at a nearby cafe, it was on, which made the room feel stuffy again.
There was a ceiling fan and light so I just turned the fan on if I needed air.
Overall, I was grateful for the lodging. It was simple but adequate for my needs on a quick visit to San Luis Obispo.
By the way, they have information if you want to order in meals that will be delivered outside your door. I did not use it because I preferred being outside to explore sights and food options.
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