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“Old, musty smelling, and gross overall”

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Old, musty smelling, and gross overall”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here because all of the hotels in the area were booked or over $350 for the night. I paid almost $200 for the Sat after 4th of July to attend a SLO camp. Service was fine at check in. The room smelled really bad when we walked in. Air conditioning system was very loud. The carpet was disgusting. I doubt they have tried to update this place at all. Not worth it at all.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Kendall, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

This hotel had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, in a hotel! The manager (Owner?) could not have been more helpful or courteous. Yes, it is not for those who are looking for a five-star hotel, but if you are looking for modest accommodation at a very reasonable price, this is it, The motel appears to be in the process of refurbishment which I admit is needed but I would still recommend it. Iron and board were available which is not often the case. Also fridge and microwave etc which at some other hotels were not provided. Although the hotel is close to the highway, we did not hear any traffic noise.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was the ONLY hotel available in San Luis and looking back, we should have pushed ahead and found lodging somewhere else along our route. Paid $227. for a sad little motel. I will admit to it looking clean and the bed was comfortable. That is the only plus we could find. Freeway noise. Guest noise. Bathroom door (101) would not stay closed and the bathroom desperately needs a remodel. It all added up to a lousy and restless night. Never again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank olyhulagirl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in late for the night. Skeptical since the reviews were not the best but I really enjoyed it. The room was big and clean. Beds were comfortable and the bedding was new. Bathroom was small but that was no big deal. I would definitely consider trying another Inn in another city based on our nice experience.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

we booked this because we had stayed at others in the chain and been very pleased with them. Made the booking by telephone and booked a handicap accessible room. On arrival we were given a room next door to the accessible one and told that this was suitable - it wasn't! The room was quite shabby, no plug in the sink or bath. It was clean enough but quite noisy with car alarm going off and shouting in the car park. I complained to the desk clerk about the lack of accessible room but as we had paid in advance she wasn't really bothered. This was our only bad experience during a long road trip. Lots of hotels in the area so pick somewhere else!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Horrible. This has been a nightmare. Dirty. No fresh air. No breakfast! NOTHING!! First the one room was no finished. Then the second room was not done and then we had to ask the cleaning woman to come back cleaning cause there were grass and crumble on the carpet floor and hair in the bathroom. In the night noisy. We could here people showering, talking, walking, flushing the toilet. Near the road so noisy and light from it. It was s nightmare. There is no fresh air!! No breakfast. Actually there is one but we cant not call breakfast. One table at the reception with some kellogs and warm drinks and the guy left s basket to drop our keys. As he knows its horrible and does not want to face the customer. NEVER GO THERE!! NEVER!! Its a nightmare!! And the price asked 130€. In thailand for 5€/ night u can have better!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We rent a room there last May 18th 2013. A little kid (about15) was doing the check-inn. They asked us 108$ for a room very dirty: soiled carpet we didn't want to walk bare feet on this. The sink faucet was loose we had to use our two hands to make it working. The skirt of the bed was discusting. The table and the chairs in the room were falling appart: we had to hold the table with one hand while eating. The breakfast was in a small area with only one table and the counter was all dirty: nobody clean up between customer. We just had this waffle mix and a bit of milk to put in an undrinkable coffee, no more bread and nobody there to give us some. The ''free'' Internet WiFi did not work in our room no115. Don't go there!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Address: 950 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2360 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 1.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether traveling through or staying for a relaxing getaway, Americas Best Value Inn San Luis Obispo offers clean comfortable accommodations, affordable rates, and a friendly staff to help make your stay enjoyable. Start your day right with our free continental breakfast. Appreciate the convenience of our on-site guest laundry facility. Stay connected with free wireless high-speed Internet access in our public areas and free high-speed Internet access in our guest rooms. Step into the privacy of your own guest room and experience absolute relaxation with amenities including a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, cable TV with HBO and ESPN, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, clock radio, free local calls (restrictions apply), and wake-up service. Children age 18 and younger stay free in their parent's room. At Americas Best Value Inn San Luis Obispo, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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