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San Luis Obispo California Accommodations

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The San Luis Obispo center is approximately the area of Conservation Corps Museum and the area of San Luis Obispo Chldrns Museum.

San Luis Obispo, California, is a small city with a population of about 45,000, situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It's surrounded by lovely hills and mountains, and is just a short drive from Pismo Beach. San Luis Obispo is home to California Polytechnic State University, which is also the city's largest employer. The city has many famous theaters, sights, and architecture; it certainly has enough culture and intrigue to lure tourists away from the beach for a day or two. More from this guide...

San Luis Obispo Hotels/Accommodations

Avenue Inn 345 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 51 rooms in hotel
Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 20 suites in hotel
  • Easily accessible by car, said 90%
  • Clean bathroom
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Best Western Royal Oak Hotel in San Luis Obispo
214 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • 99 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great place to visit
  • Great reception
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Garden Street Inn in San Luis Obispo
1212 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Great value
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo. 333 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 195 rooms in property
  • Hotel is wonderful for families
  • Fantastic service
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Ramada Inn
1000 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • 2-star Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in hotel
  • Average parking
  • Toilet seat was broken
Budget Inn
1001 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Two-star property
San Luis Inn & Suites - San Luis Obispo 404 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • 35 rooms in hotel
Quality Suites : 1631 Monterey St.
1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Near city centre
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Motel 6 #138
1433 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • 2-star property
Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo
1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 100 rooms
  • Great staff
  • Easy check in
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Travelodge San Luis Obispo 1825 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Cheap hotel
  • Affordable parking
  • Close to the city center with easily acessible parking
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Somerset Inn 1895 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Close to freeway
  • Internet speed was very good
San Luis Creek Lodge - San Luis Obispo 1941 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Located near shopping areas and the city center
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Sands Inn & Suites 1930 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Clean rooms and good shopping nearby
Super 8
1951 Montrey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Two-star hotel
  • 48 rooms in hotel
  • Rude attitude
  • Comfortable
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo : 1530 Calle Joaquin 1530 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00 PM
  • Average proximity to the city centre, said 50%
  • Nice rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Apple Farm 2015 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Average view
  • Hotel could use some updating
Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo : 2050 Garfield St.
2050 Garfield St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 75 rooms in hotel
La Cuesta Inn - San Luis Obispo
2074 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 4 floors in property
  • Average view
  • Breakfast is mediocre
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo : 1605 Calle Joaquin 1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Popular among families
  • Friendly service
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Avila Village Inn in Avila Beach 6655 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, CA 93424 ~6.21 miles southwest of San Luis Obispo
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort - San Luis Obispo 1215 Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • top-notch fitness area, thought 100%
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
Avila Lighthouse Suites : 550 Front St. 550 Front St., Avila Beach, CA 93424 ~7.19 miles southwest of San Luis Obispo
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Hotel has 54 rooms
  • Clean rooms
  • AC needs updating
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Cliffs Resort - Shell Beach 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, CA 93449 ~7.28 miles south of San Luis Obispo
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 27 suites
  • Most guests found the restaurant service to be good
  • Resturant excellent
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
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Seasonality of San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo has mild weather year round, with high temperatures in the summer averaging in the 80s, and temperatures in the winter averaging in the 60s. However, the city gets barely any rain in the summer, but lots of rainfall during the winter, making summer a much more popular season for tourists to visit. That being said, San Luis Obispo is full of boutique shops and restaurants, so if you don't mind getting wet, a winter trip wouldn't be the worst thing.

If you wanted to enjoy some of California's lovely desert wildlife, including hiking opportunities, shoot for a spring or fall vacation, when the rainfall is moderate and the temperature isn't scorching.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in San Luis Obispo, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective time period to book a room in San Luis Obispo for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in San Luis Obispo, California

4 Star Average Prices: $242.21

You don't want to compromise on luxury, and in San Luis Obispo you won't have to. Whether you want a resort experience with a full-service spa, or an intimate experience at a boutique property with individually decorated rooms, you'll find what you crave in sunny California.

Drive to nearby Pasa Robles for a 4.5-star hotel experience at the Allegreto Vineyard Resort Pasa Robles. Everything at the Allegreto Vineyard Resort is designed to make you feel pampered, from the pillowtop beds to the designer toiletries you'll find in your bathroom. It features a full-service spa, where you can book body treatments like a massage, or sweat out some toxins in the steam room. Head to the restaurant in the morning for cooked-to-order breakfast, or order room service during limited hours.

The Granada Hotel and Bistro is located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. The 17 rooms in this 1922 four-star property are decorated with exposed brick, warm colors, and classic furniture. The entire property features a lovely design scheme, which you can enjoy in the bar and lounge area, on the rooftop terrace, or in the restaurant. Spa services are available to book if you need some extra help relaxing. You'll love the free Wi-Fi and free parking, too.

About a mile from downtown San Luis Obispo you'll find Apple Farm, a 3.5-star hotel with 104 guest rooms decorated like they belong in the turn of the last century. This quaint property features luxury touches like four poster beds and bed canopies, along with adorable common areas and an exterior worthy of a magazine cover. Guests have loved their experiences at the hotel, listing the vibe, the food, and the staff as highlights. An outdoor pool, a garden, and a picnic area are there to help you enjoy the California sunshine, while free Wi-Fi and a computer station keep you connected to life back home.

4 Star Hotel Prices in San Luis Obispo

Affordable Options in San Luis Obispo, California

3 Star Average Prices: $166.85

California has a reputation for being an expensive state to visit, but in reality you can plan your San Luis Obispo trip with ease knowing that budget hotels with low-cost nightly rates are there to fit within your budget.

Two Motel 6 options in San Luis Obispo offer nightly rates as low as $54. Whether you choose the Motel 6 San Luis Obispo North, or the Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South, you can expect an affordable option amenities that make your trip easier. Both Motel 6 locations offer free parking, in-room accessibility, an outdoor pool, and a pet policy. Additionally, the Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South offers a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and free RV parking.

The Ramada San Luis Obispo is located within walking distance of downtown and some great nightlife. At this budget property, enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, free parking, and an outdoor pool. It offers a restaurant, a pet policy, and laundry facilities for your convenience.

At 1001 Olive St. you'll find the Budget Inn, a two-star property offering nightly rates lower than $55 a night for certain room configurations. It's just a short walk from the Budget Inn to downtown San Luis Obispo, and if you stay here you'll have access to amenities like free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a 24-hour front desk, and a multilingual staff.

3 Star Hotel Prices in San Luis Obispo

2 Star Average Prices: $98.46

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Luis Obispo

Which San Luis Obispo hotels have real discounts?

Are you a member of AAA or AARP, a senior citizen, or military personnel? When you're looking for hotels in San Luis Obispo, make sure you check out hotels that offer the discounts for which you qualify. The Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo is a 2.5-star property offering a significant discount for AAA members. Prices drop by more than $15 a night when you show your AAA card at check-in. Previous guests have highly rated the Hampton Inn, listing the cleanliness, comfortable beds, location, and complimentary breakfast as stay highlights.

If you're a member of AAA or AARP, you can save $10 a night when you book at the Quality Suites San Luis Obispo. This three-star property is located in the downtown area, close to California Polytechnic State University and the San Luis Obispo Art Center. Previous Quality Suites guests have loved this hotel's location, complimentary hot breakfast, beautiful pool area, and comfortable beds. Free Wi-Fi and free airport transportation are a few more amenities you'll love.

At the Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn, the military discount is by far the best discount it offers. Save almost $10 nightly if you're military or government personnel. You'll be right next to the Morro Bay Aquarium, and will be just a short drive down highway 1 from San Luis Obispo's downtown area. Free Wi-Fi, express check-out, and an available fax machine make business trips convenient at the Best Western. Complimentary breakfast, a lovely pool area, and free HBO are amenities that will make your stay comfortable and pleasant.

Best Value Options in San Luis Obispo, California

Getting the most for your dollar is something most strive for, but when it comes to hotels it can be difficult to parse out which hotels will give you the most for the smallest financial investment. That's why a combination of good amenities and guest revews is so important when booking a hotel.

Take the Travelodge San Luis Obispo. This two-star property features amenities that previous guests loved. Its location next to an Irish Pub with walkable access to sightseeing and great dining, the great free Wi-Fi connection, and the friendly staff all got extremely favorable reviews from past guests. This budget hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, free parking, an outdoor seasonal pool, and available roll-in showers.

The Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo is about three miles from downtown San Luis Obispo, and sits right near the 101, which makes getting where you need to go convenient. The hotel is a little old, but this 2.5-star property offers rooms for less than $100 a night depending on when you book and when you stay. You'll also be treated to a lovely outdoor pool area, a garden, a picnic area with barbecue grills, and a spa tub. For your convenience, the hotel offers luggage storage, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and concierge services.

At the Spyglass Inn in nearby Pismo Beach, guests have loved the food, the location, the fast free Wi-Fi, and the friendly staff. The Spyglass Inn is a smaller property with 82 guest rooms, featuring comforting touches like a fireplace in the lobby, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a garden. Grab a drink at the bar and lounge before you head to the restaurant for a delicious dinner, and take advantage of the close beach location before you head to San Luis Obispo for sightseeing.

Time to Relax in San Luis Obispo

You and your significant other are ready for a relaxing romantic weekend, away from life's stressors and obligations. Start your search for the perfect location at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. Located just seven miles from San Luis Obispo's center, this spa retreat has a private mineral spa where you can get treatments to ease the tension of your daily life out of your body. It offers natural mineral springs, where you can soak for relaxation. The resort also offers free yoga and Tai Chi classes every day.

The Madonna Inn is a mile and a half from downtown San Luis Obispo, and offers a spa designed to make you feel relaxed. Get your favorite body treatments, like massages and facials, to unwind during your stay. It also has a lovely pool area with sun loungers and umbrellas, perfect for soaking up some sun. In the morning, you can grab your favorite coffee at the on-site cafe, then take it to the garden or the picnic area for a relaxing start to your day.

Verified reviews of the city of San Luis Obispo

Below are reviews of the city of San Luis Obispo, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Winning Team"
Score 5.0 / 5

We won the tournament and that is why we came to the city.

Andy G., from 09-Nov-2015
Score 5.0 / 5

It is a beautiful small town.

Thomas P., from 23-Jun-2014
"College Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

College town. Arrogant young people and too much traffic.

Terry R., from 07-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of San Luis Obispo, CA shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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