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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Avoid it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

Pulled in after a long days driving from San Francisco, just looking for a reasonably priced motel to get a good nights sleep. The rate including tax came to $57 and you really get what you pay for! Dirty room, safety lock on door busted off, dirty sheets, lumpy bed, terrible TV reception and painfully bad breakfast. I feared for my safety while staying here and as a result did not sleep well - wish i had kept on driving!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank angiebeno
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Abvi805, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Thank you for your comments we appreciate your feedback. Your feedback gives us an opportunity to evaluate our facilities and make changes where necessary. Our goal is to provide the best possible accomodations at the most reasonable rates.
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Corona, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

My company placed us in this pit while doing some work there. The first night I arrived I pulled back the sheets to find stains and small black hairs on the sheets and pillows. There was molding coffee grounds in the coffee maker, food left in the refrigerator and mold in shower. The best part of the stay was after going to a doctor due to a horrible rash that turned out to be BED BUG bites. We immediately checked out. The staff of course denied that they could have bed bugs but were kind enough to offer a different room. I don't think there is anyone I hate enough to recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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6 Thank aquagrl914
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Abvi805, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Thank you for feedback we appreciate your taking the time to give us your comments. We apologize for the conditions that you found when you checked into our property. We continue to train our staff to recognize these problems and to correct them so these conditions are not repeated in the future.
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2010

I was looking forward to a good night sleep after traveling for 19 hours. Once I entered the room it did not have a fresh smell. I was tired so I overlooked it. I could hardly sleep. I felt something crawling on my arm and when I turned on the light there were ants crawling all over the bed. I got out of there as soon as I could.

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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3 Thank angie037
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Abvi805, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We apologize for the conditions that you encountered while staying at our Inn. We have addressed the issues which you have pointed out and continue to train our staff to recognize the problems you have described.
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Laguna Hills, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for about 3 months. The manager was very nice and friendly. The cleanliness well maintain. The service was good. Overall, I have a good time staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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2 Thank JS-ML
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Abvi805, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Thank you for taking time to give us comments we appreciate your feedback. We work to provide the best possible lodging experience at the most reasonable rates. We appreciate your business.
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San Diego
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2010

Thank god we did not have bed bugs! Upon entering the lobby I knew this was going to be sad. It smelled of exotic spices, and not in a good way. The clerk was on a phone call that she didn't want to help me any more than she had to and was very abrupt with only yes or no answers, maybe it was a language thing. Next we set things up in the room, the bathroom was dingy, the window has a cheap film on it so people can't see in. The dresser was broken and missing drawer pulls even if we wanted to use it. There was no WIFI, bring your ethernet thank god it worked.
The most annoying thing about this hotel is that the walls were paper thin. There was a group that returned around 2am that were talking in the hall and it felt like they were next to my bed. It seemed to go on for hours.
Then there was the complimentary breakfast. HA HA HA, white bread, cornflakes, and coffee or juice that is 1/2 watered down. I should have slept on the beach or even bubble gum alley would have been better. Loved the city, hated the hotel!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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2 Thank Roquemama
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California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2009

Two words and they ain't Merry Christmas. In case you aren't aware of what a bed bug is, or think its just a game created by Milton Bradley in the 80's, go to google and do a little searching on what they are. Now do a little searching on how to get rid of them. It is probably easier to exorcise a demon out of your soul than to get rid of bed bugs. Need I say any more other than proceed with extreme caution or don't proceed at all to this place.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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5 Thank wombat4
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California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2009

On an impulse we decided to get away for the weekend. The Spring Price of $56/night made us nervous about the quality of the Inn, but knowing we'd only sleep there, we took a chance- and we were paid handsomely.

We've both traveled extensively, and found the room to be very clean, management extremely helpful, and other than getting lost in SLO- had a terrific time.

I'd recommend this to someone who is willing to stay in a Best Western, Travelodge, Quality Inn type of place. If you need a Hyatt Regency, or Four Seasons- its not for you!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank getclear
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

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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