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“Best hotel food yet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard San Luis Obispo

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Courtyard San Luis Obispo
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Best hotel food yet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here on a vacation touring the coast. The waitress in the restaurant was really helpful and friendly. The food was great. We were too tired to go out and I am glad we stayed in. The room was comfortable and clean. We had no issues with the hotel and would stay here again.

Room Tip: I always prefer a top floor in a corner for less noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank yomamalynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Very good first impressions of the actual hotel upon arrival. There were free cookies and Hot Drinks and Internet Access available in a sort of foyer area that lead onto the dining area.

Rooms were good, clean and spacious with the bathroom also equally clean. The laundry services were excellent, especially as the dryer was broken so you could use it for free :P

The pool area was good, nice sized pool, a cute jacuzzi and plenty of sun beds

We went out each night for dinner but the breakfast food was good enough. Plenty of choice including all the usual Bacon, Egg, Toast and Cereals etc

Make sure to get a room high up though

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sammie-Jo69
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Redondo Beach, California
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222 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This time, I had my younger brother drive his car up the coast on Sat. October 6th, 2012 to visit San Luis Obispo and Nipomo (Can You Say 'Jocko's Steakhouse'?) at the same time visiting my dear friend 'The Polar Bear' who was also visiting SLO with his Church group while he stayed at another property with the number '6' next door. Polar's room was like being in Port Au'Prince, Haiti while the room my brother and I had at the Courtyard by Marriott was Paris, France (Room 227, with two double beds). Arrived early Saturday afternoon, loved it. Checked out late on Sunday afternoon, loved it. Did not use the pool or spa. Will most likely return. Five Claws Up!!! JG 'Bear'

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank goriajk
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Goriajk, thank you very much for taking the time to comment about your last stay at our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we have passed these comments on to our staff. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to your next visit!

Regards,

Amanda Cretcher - FOM
Courtyard by Marriott - San Luis Obispo
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Had it not been for extremely rough towels, I would have rated this excellent. Location to 101 and downtown is great, food was great, check-in easy, nice staff...but scratched my kin on the towels, rough as sandpaper

Room Tip: Due to towels, rated room average
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank DesertDuck
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I have stayed at this property several times over the past few years. It is set off the road and the surroundings are peaceful and you do not hear any road noise. The staff at this location is excellent. Amanda the front desk manager is just great. She is very helpful and makes you feel that you are a valued guest. Location provides easy access to Highway 101 and dowtown San Luis Obispo is only five minute drive. It is an easy drive to the airport as well (~10 minutes).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Deborah M
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Bayport, New York
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74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Found this Courtyard by Marriott online while traveling from Santa Cruz to L.A. and needed a place to stop on the way . Staff was courteous and helpful. Room was large but no large bath towels. Pool looked ok but hot tub was not the cleanest. Although they say they have coffee24/7, they didn't. I woke up a little late and didnt get down in time to get coffee and couldn't even buy a cup in the hotel. Couldn't buy breakfast either and had to get in my car and drive to Starbucks to get coffee! Coffee in the room but no milk, creamer or anything. Decent price and it fit our needs but thank goodness we only stayed 1 night.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cupertino, California
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Good place to crash after all day sightseeing. Nice location. Parking was a bit difficult to find, probably because of labor day weekend. Free internet was good, a bit spotty though. Would be good if the breakfast was included. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Courtyard San Luis Obispo
Address: 1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7214
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#10 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Luis Obispo 3*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott is San Luis Obispo's newest hotel and is conveniently located near Cal Poly and is 7 mi to Pismo and Avila Beach. The Courtyard San Luis Obispo is 4 mi to San Luis Obispo County Airport with easy access to all area attractions and landmarks. Our San Luis Obispo hotel has a distinctive architectural style where you can enjoy the warmth of the California sun. The Courtyard San Luis Obispo has a customer-focused guest room design combining both comfort and functionality. Our San Luis Obispo hotel offers spacious rooms, complimentary wireless internet, as well as a fitness center and an outdoor heated pool with jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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