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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 - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-389-4121
345 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3pm
Madonna Inn
+1-888-675-2083
100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Stylish Hotel
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
+1-800-716-8490
210 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Economical property
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel : 214 Madonna Rd.
+1-800-805-5223
214 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Low priced Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
  • Clean pool, said 100%
From$107
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo
+1-888-965-1860
333 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Evening cocktails with snacks appreciated
  • Suites were clean and roomy
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Granada Hotel & Bistro
+1-888-788-5576
1126 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • 4 star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$160
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel San Luis Obispo
+1-888-897-9207
877 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Midscale property
  • Check-in time: 0:00
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites : 950 Olive St.
+1-888-311-4278
950 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Low-priced property
  • Free breakfast
Budget Inn in San Luis Obispo
+1-888-469-4795
1001 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Economy property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Ramada San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-734-9421
1000 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
San Luis Inn & Suites
+1-888-841-5292
404 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 02:00 pm
Lamplighter Inn & Suites - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-455-5160
1604 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • 77 rooms in hotel
Quality Suites - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-965-8297
1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 138 suites in property
From$122
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Motel 6 #138 - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-906-6358
1433 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Cheap property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Travelodge San Luis Obispo
+1-888-749-6785
1825 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Two star hotel
  • Breakfast can be improved
  • Messy lobby
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo by Wyndham - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-878-9982
1845 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 102 rooms
From$125
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The Kinney San Luis Obispo
+1-888-389-4485
1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Somerset Inn : 1895 Monterey St.
+1-888-389-4121
1895 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00pm
  • Almost all guests complained about the bathroom
  • Disappointing food
San Luis Creek Lodge - San Luis Obispo
+1-888-675-2083
1941 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Good location
  • Enormous TV screen
From$159
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Sands Inn & Suites - San Luis Obispo
+1-800-716-8490
1930 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Cheap place to stay
  • Good accessibility by car
Mission Inn San Luis Obispo : 1951 Monterey St.
+1-800-805-5223
1951 Monterey St., San Luis Obipso, CA 93401 ~1.81 miles northeast of San Luis Obispo
  • Cheap property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo. in San Luis Obispo
+1-888-965-1860
2050 Garfield St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Hotel has 75 rooms
Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo
+1-888-788-5576
1530 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Great parking, according to 80%
  • Nice rooms
From$124
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Apple Farm
+1-888-897-9207
2015 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Nice rooms
  • All guests found the grounds to be nice
From$101
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Cuesta Inn in San Luis Obispo
+1-888-311-4278
2074 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Terrific location
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 55%
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of San Luis Obispo Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all San Luis Obispo, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest San Luis Obispo hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $244.04

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: $180.69

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: $112.82

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Luis Obispo

Best Discounts in San Luis Obispo, California

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.

'There is a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious. But I've always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times. “ Zac Efron.

He is an American actor and probably one of the most well-known people from San Luis Obispo. His quote summarizes the character of people from San Luis Obispo quite well. Putting a positive spin on everything! So, if you wish to put a positive spin on your everyday life “ go on a spontaneous trip to San Luis Obispo. We promise you, it will be easy as there are many hotels in San Luis Obispo that are waiting for you! Just make sure to choose the best one!

All About Finding a Budget Accommodation in San Luis Obispo

It does not matter how big your travel budget is, because everyone can enjoy traveling and exploring our fascinating world. It is possible thanks to many cheap hotels, which can be easily found in most of the cities. San Luis Obispo is not an exception. So, if you wish to save so money while visiting San Luis Obispo, we advise you to take a look at some of the cheap hotels there. What would be our recommendations? For example, you should definitely check out Peach Tree Inn. This is a simple hotel with everything a tourist may need. The rooms there clean and cozy. What is more, the parking is free as well. So, it will be a real pleasure to stay at this hotel. In addition to that, it will not hurt your wallet!

Fancy Places to Stay in San Luis Obispo

What about a little bit of luxury? You can find some fancy hotels in San Luis Obispo! Staying at one of such hotels will guarantee you the best experience. You will be comfortable and you will not have to worry about anything. We would recommend you to take a look at San Luis Creek Lodge. It is one of the favorite hotels among the tourists who are searching for luxury. This hotel offers free parking and free parking. What is more, it is very beautiful and charming place! So, if you ever go to San Luis Obispo and need a fancy place to stay at “ remember that there is San Luis Creek Lodge and you are more than welcomed there!

Best Ways to Explore San Luis Obispo

Even if San Luis Obispo is not a very big place, it is definitely worth exploring. There are lots of interesting things to do and to see. All of them are waiting to be found by you! So, make sure you check out some of the main historic sites such as Dallidet Adobe and Gardens. In addition to that, stop Bishop Peak in order to enjoy the beautiful nature of San Luis Obispo. Of course, don't forget to relax at the of the day and visit one of the local bars.

FAQs about hotels in San Luis Obispo

What are the top rated hotels in San Luis Obispo?

Granada Hotel & Bistro, Quality Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo by Wyndham are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in San Luis Obispo?

Granada Hotel & Bistro, Apple Farm and Avila La Fonda Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Luis Obispo city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of San Luis Obispo?

Avenue Inn, Madonna Inn, and Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo are the properties closest to San Luis Obispo city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in San Luis Obispo cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in San Luis Obispo can be as cheap as $112.82 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in San Luis Obispo cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in San Luis Obispo has been $180.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in San Luis Obispo cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in San Luis Obispo has been $244.04 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in San Luis Obispo?

Granada Hotel & Bistro, San Luis Creek Lodge and Apple Farm are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in San Luis Obispo?

Quality Suites and Quality Inn Pismo Beach are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

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.

"Beaches and Farmers market"
Score 5.0 / 5

Small town which is close to few beaches about 10 miles away. The Thursday night Farmers' market is a nice attraction.

Thomas U., from 15-Dec-2019
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Downtown was very convenient for the group, and great accommodations.

Amy S., from 19-Nov-2017
"Will Definitely Be Returning!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great city for a wedding party. College town with great breweries. Weather was bad, so we hope to visit again!

Brett M., from 21-Feb-2017
"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
"Beautiful"
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 4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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