We had been wanting to stay in the San Luis Obispo area for some time, but going in October was not the ideal time we had in mind. However, we had some vacation ownership points to use and there was availability, so we booked for late October and hoped for the best. What a surprise we were in for!
First off, the resort was under construction, so we expected chaos. Much to Diamond Resorts credit, the rubble was kept at a minimum never affected our stay. The rooms was on the 4th floor of the Northeast wing, which is a little cumbersome to get to, but the view to the Southwest was worth the extra trek to the room.
The kitchen was functional but not spectacular. We were able to cook some meals there and that saved on going out all the time, nice if you are trying to save on dining expenses. There are grocery stores within a short drive for supplies.
The living room was again basic but not run down. Sometimes plain furniture can also be cheap, but that did not seem the case. The bedroom furniture kept the same understated motif but was comfortable.
The best part of the trip was the surprise of all the things going on in the area. Farmer's Market, Pumpkin Patches, Fairs, Concerts and more made for an eventful and very enjoyable week. I would strongly recommend going at this time of year - maybe even a week or two sooner to catch more apple harvests - and go out and enjoy the fun community things the area has to offer.
I also definitely recommend the San Luis Bay Inn. It was close to wine country, SLO, sea otters at Morro Bay, Pismo Beach and a host of other dining and shopping experiences. Not flashy, but comfortable - we will most certainly return.
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- Also Known As:
- San Luis Bay Hotel Avila Beach
- Hotel San Luis Bay