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“Very nice hotel” 5 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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Fresno, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before moving on to the pismo beach area. The hotel is very nice and well kept. It had a restaurant, bar, pool and hot tub. I got a good deal on Priceline. The staff was courteous and the rooms were updated with granite and such. I would definitely stay there again. The only concern I had was when I checked out, the front desk woman would loudly say, 'so you booked on Priceline so your all set.' I heard her say it to a few people and thought she could use more discretion about how people reserve their rooms or if they use a coupon.

  • Stayed March 2013
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear nancypw,

We are so happy that you chose to stay with us for your visit to San Luis Obispo, and thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment and score. I am glad that you enjoyed our hotel, and I have followed up with my staff in regards to your checkout experience; I apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks again for staying with us, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Long Island, NY
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stopped at this Courtyard on the drive from San Francisco to LA. We had been staying at Courtyards the whole trip due to Marriott Rewards membership and Courtyard preference. This was by far the best of the brand we stayed at. Hotel feels new and clean. Room was spacious and well appointed and bathroom was large and clean. Our room looked out over the pool and to a field beyond that had horses. Kids loved sitting by the window and watching the horses play in the late afternoon.

Hotel is situated a few miles from SLO downtown and right off the highway (101). A few minutes drive and you are in downtown for dinner and strolling around the area. We only stayed for the night but all agreed that this hotel plus the town would have made for a nice several day stay.

We were originally deciding between this hotel and the Madonna Inn and while I think the Madonna wins in the uniqueness factor, this was definitely the better choice.

Room Tip: If you can, get a room overlooking the pool and the field with horses.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank fisheke1
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear fisheke 1,

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review in regards to your last stay at our hotel; thanks!! I am so pleased to hear that you have such an enjoyable stay, and we are glad that you chose our hotel over the variety of choices here is San Luis Obispo. We hope to see you again for a longer stay as well, and happy travels! :)
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I and our 3 kids came to San Luis Obispo to visit Cal Poly where my husband graduated many years ago. We loved our stay at Marriott. We're familiar with th courtyard series but this one has been one of its' best. Our room was spacious, mini fridge and microwave in our rooms, and a heated pool outside which the kids loved. Great coffee bar in the lounge area and customer service was great. We'll definitely stay here again on our next visit!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Julie R
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Julie R,

Thank you so much for the excellent 5-star rating, we appreciate your comments! I am so pleased to hear that you loved your stay, and that this is one of the best Courtyard hotels that you have stayed at; we take a lot of pride in our property. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, and we look forward to your next visit to our hotel!
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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

While taking our daughter to SLO to tour Cal Poly we stayed at the Courtyard. It was a newer version, so it had the bistro amenities, a nice sitting area with daily newspapers, they had coffee, tea and water available in the lobby. The rooms were standard courtyard but overall it was a better hotel. The location isn't perfect, it's not close to downtown SLO so you have to drive but the town is small. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful with directions. A good budget hotel. Would stay there again

  • Stayed May 2012
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear rotzpeople,

We are so happy that your chose to stay with us while you toured Cal Poly. We regularly have Cal Poly parents stay with us, and have lots of information about the school and town for new students/families visiting the area. I am glad to hear the Front Desk was able to help with you in regards to directions, and we are pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable visit. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience, we look forward to seeing you again for your future Cal Poly visits. Thanks!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

These people make you feel at home. Friendly staff, clean rooms, plenty of towels (always a plus for a runner like myself), and the staff seems happy to be here. Our second stay while we happened to be in the area, last was 5 years ago, and we we looking forward to the hotel as much as the area! Ridiculous I know, but once you stay here you will understand what I mean. The vibe is great.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank DaveA99
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear DaveA99,
Thank you for the wonderful comment, and honored 5-star rating; we appreciate it! We strive to be our best, and I am so glad that both of your experiences (5 years apart) have confirmed our goal and efforts. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with our hotel, and we hope to see you again soon... hopefully before another 5 years go by! :)
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Northridge,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are ok with staying outside of SLO and not in the center this is a pretty decent choice. It's located right off the 101. My wife an I went all over the central coast for a long weekend so the location was fine. Looked like most Courtyard by Marriotts. Front desk was very nice and always willing to help. The free Wifi was really spotty on my cell, laptop, and wife's ipad. Not really a big deal since we were on vacation and just wanted to check the weather and places to visit. Would stay here again next time we are in the area.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the back so you are farther away from the 101 FWY
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ScottinLA50
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear ScottinLA550,
Thank you for sharing your stay experiences, and for choosing our hotel! We know you are a frequent traveler, and appreciate you taking the time to leave us a comment. I am glad that our super-friendly Front Desk staff was able to accommodate you during your stay! I also want to assure you that we have just updated our internet provider, so during your next visit you will notice easier internet access on your wireless devices. Thanks for staying with us, and we look forward to having you again soon!
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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A pretty typical Courtyard, with an updated lobby & cafe. It's a bit outside of town, and very convenient to Hwy 101. If you're looking for something close to the city center, this may not be your best choice. All in all, no complaints--a decent stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SteveFromBoulder
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FOM-ARC, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear SteveFromBoulder,
We appreciate you choosing our hotel for your travels to San Luis Obispo, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. You are right, we are about a five minute drive from downtown, but we do offer Courtyard amenities and a variety of business close by that keep our guests coming back time and time again! Thanks again for staying with us, and we hope to see you again!
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Property: Courtyard San Luis Obispo
Address: 1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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