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“The best in SLO” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard San Luis Obispo

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Courtyard San Luis Obispo
Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best in SLO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2009

Despite it's location slightly off the beaten track, though very convenient to the freeway, would highly recommend the SLO Marriott. The rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious, clean. The sheets are soft, the beds and pillows comfy, the bathrooms have all the amenities anyone could ask for. Everything is modern and lovely, the staff accommodating, and the hotel lobby even has free computers for the use of the guests.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento CA
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2009

We stayed here for two nights and it was a nice room but I must agree with the previous review by Noduh - our room had a faint strange musty smell. This is a newer hotel and we were on the 3rd floor. Our room faced the mtns to the rear of the hotel and it was quiet as requested. At an average price of $200 per night I dont believe this place is a great value. The two reviews from the Toronto guest are a bit too positive, does he ever travel? LOL

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa Bay area
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

This may be one of the better hotels in SLO, but it isn't a good value. We wanted to like this hotel as much as we do the lively city, but there are problems. Our first room was over the kitchen and the exhaust fan was very loud until about midnight. The staff admitted the next day that some people are bothered by the sound and they very graciously moved us, though at first they tried to put us in a room with a view of the parking lot instead of the mountains. The hotel is in a great spot outside town and its layout is unique, surrounding a courtyard with pool. The drawback is that noise at the pool is magnified in the courtyard rooms, and the outside-facing rooms weren't available--obviously a premium to travelers in the know. This is a pretty new hotel but has an odd musty smell, and the rooms are small, especially for a the price. So depending on the room you get, you may enjoy your stay very much, but there's no way this is a bargain. Courtyard came up a little short on this place.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank noduh
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2009

Stayed in this new hotel for one night on July 19th and loved it. It was very clean and modern. Staff was extremely friendly. Room was lovely. I loved the town of San Luis Obispo as well - a true gem. I'd definitely stay in this hotel - and this town - again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LorMo
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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2009

Everything about this hotel is great. The place is very clean and still smells new. Staff is very helpful, rooms are large, clean and well equiped. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Very easy to find and close to the downtown. Nice pool and hot tub area. Free parking, business center and wi-fi are all nice extras.
Stay here, you won't be sorry.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Honestly-2-U
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Las Cruces, NM
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97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in June 2009. This place was new, clean and very nice. I asked for a quiet room and we never heard a noise or peep. It was so clean and such a nice place overall. There is a bar, restaurant, outdoor pool, jacuzzi and awesome workout room. The staff was very helpful. Our room was always clean. There were computers downstairs for our use. I slept very well here, the beds were very comfy. The hotel is on the edge of town but we had a car and we were out exploring everyday. We were able to drive up to Hearst Castle from here, then up to see the elephant seals and on Thurs night we went into SLO to to the Farmer's Market which was huge and had some of the best food and best produce around!!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nmnative
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Los Altos, CA
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41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2009

I stayed in the Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo for five nights while attending a training, and very much enjoyed the hotel. A reasonably priced fully cooked breakfast ($12.86 including tax and tip) was available,

The bar staff were very friendly, and dinner service is available. The menu did not change for the length of my stay, but there are great restaurants available in the area, just a short drive away.

High speed internet access (both plug in and wireless) was available in the room, and computers (with printers -- Much appreciated!) were available in the lobby, which was very helpful. The hotel also has a self-service laundry area (as well as laundry pick up from your room), and a small work out room. The pool and jacuzzi (both outdoors) were also very nice.

Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Overall, a very nice hotel with nice, clean, practical facilities and comfortable, quiet rooms. I also liked that the rooms could be completely darkened at night if desired.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Smokeyham
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Additional Information about Courtyard San Luis Obispo

Property: Courtyard San Luis Obispo
Address: 1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7214
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#10 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Luis Obispo 3*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott is San Luis Obispo's newest hotel and is conveniently located near Cal Poly and is 7 mi to Pismo and Avila Beach. The Courtyard San Luis Obispo is 4 mi to San Luis Obispo County Airport with easy access to all area attractions and landmarks. Our San Luis Obispo hotel has a distinctive architectural style where you can enjoy the warmth of the California sun. The Courtyard San Luis Obispo has a customer-focused guest room design combining both comfort and functionality. Our San Luis Obispo hotel offers spacious rooms, complimentary wireless internet, as well as a fitness center and an outdoor heated pool with jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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