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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Fresno, California
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I had a business trip to the Central California coast and was unable to find lodging in one of my regular hotels, so I took a chance on Avenue Inn based on the reviews here on Trip Advisor. Well, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. I was told it used to be a rather run-down Travel Lodge, but the new owners fixed it up. And fix it up they did. They didn't just put on a fresh coat of paint, but they put in new carpet, drapes, beds, linens, granite counter tops and so on. From the outside it looks like a well-kept motel, but inside it looks like a modern upscale room in a nice hotel. We kept the car parked all weekend and were able to walk a few blocks up the street to downtown San Luis Obispo for lots of great restaurants, shops and things to see. I would recommend Avenue Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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El Segundo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great location to visit all of downtown SLO. Only .5mi. from the Mission. Rooms and the bathrooms have been redone and are clean and very comfortable. The units are really very quite. Very good value.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Menlo Park, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Right nearby the freeway and close to downtown SLO. Both Taylor and Sol were friendly and fast in booking a room for me, as I was driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco. My remodeled room with rainshower and comfy bed made it an efficient and quick place to stop enroute. So comfortable that I overslept and even missed the continental breakfast :) I'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Susan G
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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised at this hotel. It was obvious that it had been recently remodeled, and everything was in excellent condition. Room was clean and comfortable, and the front desk staff was exceptionally friendly. Great restaurants within walking distance, and easy access to the highway. If we ever go through there again, we would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The hotel is close to the freeway, easy to find and within walking distance to downtown. Plenty of parking space and the check in was swift and friendly.
The room was very clean and you could tell it was recently remodeled. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was great. The wifi worked fine. It was also quiet during the night.
The breakfast is not a reason to pick this hotel: toast, cereal, pastry and bananas. But at least it kept us alive an hour or two.
This was our first visit to San Luis Obispo and it is a charming town. I would gladly go back and then probably choose this hotel again – but get breakfast elsewhere …

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This hotel was very clean, and you can tell it was recently remodeled. The room looked modern and clean, and the bathroom was the same. The AC worked well, and the breakfast was decent. The front desk staff was friendly, and you can't beat a location right off the freeway and within walking distance of downtown. Worth the money, and a very nice experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Clarksville, Arkansas
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I stayed 3 nights on business at Cuesta College. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. I would stay here again anytime. In a great area of downtown, so you can easily walk to dinner or other shops.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

Property: Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Address: 345 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3820 (Formerly Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#5 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Rooms Brand New. Located 3 blocks to Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo. Walk to restaurants, shopping, movie theater, bars & nightlife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown Hotel San Luis Obispo
Travel Lodge San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge
San Luis Obispo Travelodge

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