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Lamplighter Inn & Suites
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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182 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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“There's a good reason the price is so low”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Encouraged by positive reviews at TripAdvisor.com and at Hotels.com, we reserved a room at the Comfort Inn and Suites for two nights. Upon arrival, we were booked into a room with convenient access without stairs or hallways. But as soon as we opened the door we were met by a strong "off" odor that we couldn't quite identify. The room itself was small and dark, the bathroom was old, looking like something from the 1950s or 1960s.

I immediately spoke to the front desk clerk, who may have been the manager. He gave me a key card for another room that he said might be better, but it was not any better.

If we had planned to stay in SLO for only one night I might have stuck it out. But we decided to cut our losses and we found a better room elsewhere in town.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We reserved a room w/ 2 Queen Size Beds through AARP. Check-in was quick. Room was adequate for just an overnight stay while visiting Cal Poly Campus. The bed was comfortable and shower stall were very clean. Room came with refrig, microwave, hair dryer. A very pleasant and quiet night's rest during Spring break in SLO. AARP rates were quite reasonable.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

It is extremely difficult to find a suite with separate sleeping areas, without having to pay for two rooms. We were very glad to find this Inn, where we had a suite with a sleeping area in the main room, as well as a separate bedroom. The checkin clerk was most helpful and accommodating and told us about the Farmers' Market on Thursdays on the main street in San Luis Obispo, which we thoroughly enjoyed! The rooms at the Inn were very clean and comfortable, and the beds were also of high quality. The breakfast consisted of a nice variety, including protein offerings of sausage or bacon and scrambled eggs, which we appreciated.

Room Tip: We were housed in the second building on the second floor. There are no elevators in this building...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here with my family to visit the Cal Poly campus. Simple hotel, clean. The most convenient part of our stay was the complimentary continental breakfast provided in the mornings. With two kids (2 and 4 yrs) with us, this was perfect. We didn't have to get up and dressed too early in order to find breakfast. We just wandered down to the breakfast and ate there or back in our room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Very clean property with spacious rooms. Location is great: no too far from all SLO action: restaurants, bars, shops, just a couple of minutes drive or about 15 minutes walk. The bed was comfortable and overall - all the good things you can expect from motel stay: nothing more, nothing less.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Spent a couple nights at this hotel and found it to be very clean, bed was comfy, good size bathroom, TV with in room fridge and microwave. Check-in was fast, painless and Seth at front desk made us feel welcomed right away. Great customer service! Downtown SLO restaurants and shopping were a short 10 minute walk. Cab drive back at night was only about $5 dollars. Mexican restaurant Pepe Delgado's directly across the street but we sadly did not have chance to enjoy. If you enjoy good craft beers, check out Central Coast Brewing two blocks away and SLO brewing restaurant in downtown area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Okay, we travel a lot and I was tired and praying that I could have a room early (after a long drive). When I called in, the nicest (Nicole) person immediately (and for free), upgraded our room and it was ready...early! It was lovely, and our entire stay was made much more enjoyable by the very sincere staff. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, the motel very convenient, quiet, and breakfast was good. It really helped to have the WSJ ready for my husband. Thanks to all!

Room Tip: We chose the top floor (3rd) and it was excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Property: Lamplighter Inn & Suites
Address: 1604 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2930 (Formerly Comfort Inn & Suites Lamplighter)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lamplighter Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn & Suites Lamplighter Hotel San Luis Obispo
Comfort Inn And Suites Lamplighter
Comfort Inn Lamplighter
Comfort Inn San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Comfort Inn

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