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Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Reviewed 27 August 2013

we arrived a 8:30 pm, tired and looking for a room. The other basic hotels were all full so we thought we'd get a decent place to stay. they had a room next to the pool so we took that. Our baby was 6 months so we asked for a cot. not possible because 'the guy' has already left!!! the room itself was big enough but out daughter immediately found a screw on the floor next to a plastic wall protector (which was falling off) and some 'hairball'. I went to get some water but there was none at the ice machine so i went to reception. They told me to go to a machine by the pool but the pool was closed now so i had to go round to some other entrance. the machine would take my quarters. i want back and the reception guy told me to go a super market across the road instead. Next day for breakfast, there was a room you could fit about 10 people in, all tables occupied and no high chair. we sat in reception and tried to have breakfast which was pretty crappy really. For 200 bucks a night this was truly awful and the worst value for money on our 3 weeks holiday. we stayed at places for 50 bucks which were far better!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was a clean comfortable hotel- We stayed one night because we were touring Pacific Coast Highway and my daughter wanted to visit this town. We used our AAA discount to help with the cost. I thought the price was on the higher side for a hotel that is in a typical tourist town but if we stayed in town the prices were higher.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I recently stayed in the Best Western Royal Oak in San Luis Obispo with my wife. We used it as a stop over town as we were travelling down Pacific Highway from north to south. The place is nothing special, but very much as you would expect from a best western hotel. Clean, tidy with basic room and bathroom amenities. The shower was a little weakly powered but other than that this is a nice hotel. It has a gym, outdoor pool, and jacuzzi which were quite pleasant. The staff were very friendly and helpful with regards to checking in and advising on places to go and see or eat. It is fairly accessible to and from the main highways, yet not noisy. There is a Starbucks straight across the road (although they do have coffee making facilities in the room). There is also a shopping area across the road which has a supermarket (Ralphs), and a few other stores. Also a post office, which we found useful. The breakfast room (as breakfast was included) got very busy, and is not very big, so we could not get in to get a table. As it happens we needed to move on anyway, so only grabbed a croissant and did a kind of take out, but if you wanted to sit for breakfast it could have been awkward. I don't think you can book a time slot so I would advise getting up early if you want breakfast there. I wouldn't want to stay there for a long period, but as a stop over, this hotel is more than adequate.

Room Tip: Probably best to ask for a room overlooking the pool, as the others overlook the car park.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Excellent place near the Madonna Inn but more elegant :) good pool, great breakfast, close to downtown, nice people - DO get a pool-view room so you're not overlooking the IHOP parking lot and even though it is California they have smoking rooms in case that's important to you - free fruit all day and well-stocked snack machines, we ALWAYS stay there when in SLO

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Welcoming staff, knowledgeable about attractions and directions to places. Location is great. Only 10 miles from Pismo and other beach front locations. Was in SLO for holiday. Rooms a large and comfy like the beds. Fridge and Micro a plus. Good lighting and bathroom was fine. Balcony off room with seating. No outside...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed here on way from LA to San Francisco. Lovely clean hotel. Great breakfast and free drinks at happy hour! Nice array of shops and eateries opposite to give you somewhere to walk to and stretch your legs!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Rooms were CLEAN (bathroom, vanity, fridge, microwave, beds, pool area, hallways, and even the outside were CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN). Only problems were the smell (our room smelled slightly musty when we walked in but we aired it out and it smelled better; the lobby and breakfast area also smelled like I don't know what - it was hard to eat in the breakfast area with the smell - we ended up going out for breakfast instead). Also - hotel staff was quick to shut down the pool at 10PM which we appreciated as our room faced the pool - we wouldn't have been able to sleep otherwise.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 214 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5409
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#4 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: £76 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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