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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 4, 2007

Just returned from a 3-night holiday weekend stay at this great property. As always, they treat me like an Ambassador even though I am always paying a very low rate. Unlike my experience at most other properties including some high end places, the clerks here actually read my comments before I arrive and pre-assigned us to a quiet, top floor, end of hall room. IMO the furnishings are equivalent to what you might find in a Courtyard, etc. - nice but not lavish. I was happy to see that they recently switched from disgusting bedspreads to duvet-type covers which can be laundered frequently. As always we got a large room with a lot more space than many fancy 4* city hotels. The bathrooms was not "heavenly" a la SPG but clean and serviceable - this one had 2 sinks (one outside the door) and a shower curtain with a lining. Plus refrig and even 2 robes! Pool area is small but nice; the gym is also a bit too small, but that is my only complaint.

The breakfast was nothing to rave about but better than many similar complimentary "continental breakfasts" as it usually includes hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and a huge selection of baked goods, cereals and fruits, plus assorted juices and coffee. This location has a free internet terminal in the lobby - not sure if in room wireless is free but of course the parking is (not that competition would permit a charge) Good location near freeway and across street from Apple Farm restaurant, not far from downtown SLO or freeway (but super quiet).

In sum we have nothing but plaudits for this HIX and in fact I plan to send a letter thanking the staff for another wonderful stay. Don't take a chance on some of the other mediocre properties where we have been disappointed (hint: see arroyo grande).

  • Stayed: May 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2007

Me and my wife spent 3 nights at this hotel while celebrating our first annivesary. We decided to stay here cause we wanted to visit Hearst castle and also explore towns like Pismo Beach, Cambria, and Morro Bay. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the pool was heated. The hotel had easy access to the freeways and had a trolley stop right in front to take you downtown. The other plus for the hotel is that there was free wireless internet access which is a plus when i needed phone numbers, directions, and also when I needed Tripadvisor...

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2007

Recently came back from a trip down the coast and wanted a hotel that was close to Hearst Castle, nice, clean, safe, etc..

We found this hotel and primarily booked it because it looked okay. When we got there we were disappointed. The room we got was on the second floor right by the elevator. Room door didn't close completely. You could see from outside the room how the door didn't even fit.

Room was clean but had this perfumed smell the whole time. Bed was too soft and the room seemed like it wasn't level. TV cabinet looked like it was leaning towards the center of the room. Bathroom was small and the door wouldn't even completely open because the toilet was in the way.

We only spent one night there which was more than enough. There are better choices in SLO for a few nights..

Stayed: April 2007
2  Thank einnorcal
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Reviewed April 11, 2007

We were only down for a weekend in Feb of 2006 and it was perfect to stay here with the price and the ammenties. The room was nothing special just the basics and clean. The hotel is trying to be up to date, but it still has an older feel and smell to it.
I recommend for a short stay and you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your room.
Our friends stayed at the Quality Inn and paid twice as much as we did for a similar room and a shotty breakfast.

Stayed: April 2007
1  Thank Lolatraveler
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Reviewed March 25, 2007

Forgot to put a review so here goes!! We stayed here for one night on our tripdown Route 1. We were impressed with this hotel as we were expecting less than we got. The boys (teenagers) loved the pool and jacuzzi (they went in at 9PM) the rooms were clean and well cared for. The breakfast area was like a small cafe just off from the reception and the there were plenty of food to choose from and was kept topped up. We recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2007

This hotel is conveniently located to downtown SLO. It is true about them accepting pets--they even ask you this when you check in! It was very clean and well-maintained. Good value for the money. Linens were high quality as well. There are a few good places to eat around the hotel too.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2006

We wanted to have a getaway so we booked a stay at holiday inn express in San luis Obispo. We wanted to travel with our bulldogs and was pleasently surprised to find the holiday inn. They are a pet friendly hotel and only charge 25 dollars for the stay. We were able to bring our babies and they welcomed them at the front desk with dog treats. The staff was very accomidating and made us feel very welcome. Our room was very nice and clean. We normally stay at high end hotels and I was very satisfied with the holiday inn. The beds and furniture was all new and very comfortable. The pool and spa was nice also. We had a wonderful stay and would recomend it to anyone looking for a nice hotel at a decent price and pet friendly! The apple farm across the street is also nice but not pet friendly!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

Address: 1800 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2614
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#10 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $117 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel at San Luis Obispo is the area's closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our hotel offers a relaxing getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home! Enjoy our complimentary deluxe full American breakfast. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating. Come hop the trolley this Thursday to our weekly, regionally-famed, Farmer's Market. You will find an extensive selection of fresh produce, BBQ & live music! ... more   less 
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