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“Great week at the hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Inn at San Luis Obispo

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Inn at San Luis Obispo
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
2 reviews
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“Great week at the hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

I want to thank the staff at this hotel for a great stay. At breakfast, the woman attending the food bar was wonderful and made me feel so welcome as did the cleaning staff and front desk. The week I was there, it was nice and quiet so got much needed rest after work. Very close to downtown and excellent food places. For the price and service, I will only stay at this hotel when working in San Luis Obispo.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shell006
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Topanga, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Not your usual Best Western, more of a converted old motel.
Positives: The linen was clean and nice quality and the mattress was very comfortable. Odd small square pillows which were comfortable nonetheless.
Negatives: Tiny awkward sink in bathroom, big stain in carpet 3 feet inside door, old chair with some stuffing protruding through seat, squeaking floorboards when upstairs occupant walked around, loud squeaking door from next door neighbors who seemed to come and go a lot, small older tv with bad sound quality. One mile walk to downtown SLO.
To be fair, attempts have been made to maintain this property, but its age shows. I would rate it 3 stars if it cost $75 a night, which I think would be a more appropriate price for the room and location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wsk3
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
We would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations and we thank you for your feedback. We see that most of the issues that did not match up to your satisfaction have to do with the room interiors and we wish to inform you that we are currently in the process of upgrading our room offerings. At Best Western Plus, it is our constant endeavour to give our guests a memorable experience and we hope you would give us another opportunity to serve you.
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

There are a variety of hotels within walking distance from downtown SLO, but this was among the cheapest we found. The size and cleanliness of the rooms was above average, and checkin was quick 'n' easy. Throw in a free breakfast & quiet surroundings, and this Best Western Plus is very hard to beat (for this area & price-range).

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Thank you very much for choosing us and for taking time to send us your appreciative feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you in future.
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Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

I thought the room was pretty average but the price was really reasonable. It is easy walking distance to downtown. It needs a little updating but I would recommend it to someone who didn't have a lot of money to spend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SukiJamma
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and thank you for your feedback. We are currently upgrading our room offerings and facilities and would love to serve you during your future visits.
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Encinitas, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Very nice rooms, updated, clean and good traveler breakfast. Good shower! We were in such a rush we left our pillows. We called and said we would be passing through on our return five days later and could they hold them. Very cheerfully they complied. Nice stay, nice people.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DKool
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
It was wonderful serving you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks very much for your valuable feedback.
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

My husband and I and my sister and her husband had reserved two rooms. We were in SLO for a wedding. When my sister arrived they had their dog with them. They were told that no dogs were allowed. Nicole was at the registration desk and immediately went to work. She called all the places that she knew were "pet friendly". There were no vacancies at those places. Nicole kept trying and finally found a place that was not pet friendly, but would make an exception and take their dog. Nicole really saved the day! Give her a raise!!!
Suggestion: The TV in our room was bad. You need to upgrade them.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donna S
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thanks very much for your feedback, we are happy to note that you found our staff helpful and attentive. We would like to inform you that we are upgrading our televisions within the next few weeks and we hope to see you again in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable stay. Our 2 queen room was clean and very spacious. Nice continental breakfast with waffle maker, hot eggs and hot sausage. Had a blast in the pool but the one negative on our stay was the broken hot tub, which we had been looking forward to on a cool night.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cealbr13
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
While we are glad you had enjoyed your stay with us, we wish to extend our apologies on account of the broken hot tub. We are in the process of fixing and upgrading our current offerings. At Best Western Plus, we strive to exceed customer satisfaction and we hope you would give us another opportunity to serve us in future.
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Property: Inn at San Luis Obispo
Address: 1895 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613 (Formerly Somerset Inn)
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the breathtaking Central Coast, the Inn at San Luis Obispo is the ideal lodging option for families, business travelers, and couples. Our 3-Diamond, AAA-approved hotel invites you to experience well-appointed accommodations with ample amenities, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi. While you're here, you'll also enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated pool, and hot tub. And our location couldn't be more convenient. We're just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of downtown San Luis Obispo and just a short drive from beaches, wineries, and other attractions. ... more   less 
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Best Western Somerset Hotel San Luis Obispo
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